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Symptoms of a Bad Car Thermostat

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Your car’s thermostat has the important job of releasing the coolant once the engine reaches a certain temperature. The average lifespan of a car thermostat is 10 years. If you’re driving an older automobile that has a lot of miles on it, chances are your thermostat could go bad at any moment. Pit Shop Auto…
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Identifying the Different Kinds of Car Leaks

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It is as natural as the tides that your car leak some kind of fluid. Even when in perfect working order, the heat of your exhaust pipe will create condensation that makes it look like there is fluid leaking from the tailpipe. But unlike that fluid (which is literally just water) there are some concerning…
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Six Signs Your Fuel Pump Is Going Out

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Today’s fuel pumps are mechanical and, eventually, the motors can die. Usually, your vehicle will give you signs that the fuel pump is going out. Pit Shop Auto Repair is going to list those signs below so you can bring your vehicle to our shop at the first indication of fuel pump trouble. As you…
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How to Spot Transmission Problems

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Transmission in cars is a hard thing for people to wrap their heads around. There is so much culture and elitism around automatic versus manual transmissions in cars that people tend to feel defensive whenever the top comes up. They feel they have to know everything about it in order to defend their position at…
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3 Signs Your Car is Overheating

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The Pit Shop Garage in Libertyville IL sees it all the time: People will pull in with a car or truck that looks perfectly fine on the surface. It might even be well maintained: Oil changed, tires rotated, brakes aligned, the works. But all you have to do is touch the hood or even sit…
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Pit Shop Auto Repair and Your Check Engine Light

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Your vehicle’s dashboard is capable of producing many lights with some fairly specific. Anti-lock brakes, emissions, low oil. Few lights are as vague and maybe even intimidating than the check engine light. Pit Shop Auto Repair of Libertyville, Illinois is here to help. We have ASE Certified Technicians and a great team that can help…
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