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What Maintenance Should I Be Doing And When?

What Maintenance Should I Be Doing And When?

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In today’s fast-paced environment, a dependable vehicle means everything. Fortunately, keeping your car fully-functional and avoiding inconvenient (and costly) repairs requires little besides thoughtfully attending to routine maintenance. Of course, the owner’s manual provides the most thorough information, but here’s a look at what many manufacturers recommend servicing and when: Fluid Check/Oil Change – 3,000…
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Decoding Your Dashboard Indicator Lights

Decoding Your Dashboard Indicator Lights

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Modern cars have sophisticated systems to warn you when a component is in distress. The idea being that you should investigate and fix a minor issue that might turn into major damage if ignored. Unfortunately, many drivers don’t understand the correlation between warning lights and the possible issues, so here’s a general overview. Note: Not…
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Should I Service My Transmission Even Though It Is Supposed to Have Lifetime Fluid?

Should I Service My Transmission Even Though It Is Supposed to Have Lifetime Fluid?

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Yes, you should always have your transmission serviced at the manufacturer’s recommended mileage intervals. Failure to do so could result in serious damage and an unwanted repair bill. Does the fluid really last a lifetime? Nothing does, which is why Pit Shop Auto Repair in Libertyville, IL, is ready to maintain your transmission – automatic…
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The Best Domestic Cars For Your Money

The Best Domestic Cars For Your Money

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While Japanese automakers are known for dependability and European companies renown for luxury, domestic car manufacturers can still keep up when it comes to quality and performance. Here are some of 2018s highest-ranking models. Chevrolet Bold Premier – Compact The Bolt has an expansive driving range for the cost, and its small hatchback has a…
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The Most Expensive Auto Repairs

The Most Expensive Auto Repairs

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Fixing a car is rarely cheap, but everyone knows some parts (and the corresponding labor) cost more than others. Here’s a list of the top 10 most expensive repairs. #1 Cylinders – Up To $10K A car needs an engine to run, and an engine requires functioning cylinders. When these wear out, it can cost…
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My Car Failed Emissions! What Do I Do? Let Pit Shop Auto Repair Help!

My Car Failed Emissions! What Do I Do? Let Pit Shop Auto Repair Help!

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Many drivers dread renewing their vehicle registration, especially if their car or truck must pass an emissions test. In all fairness to the Illinois Department of Motor Vehicles, a polluting car or truck can be very dangerous. Not only do the emissions add to an already overabundance of greenhouse gasses, they also affect the quality…
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