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Brakes

 

November 15, 2017


Brakes are your first line of defense against any accidents or collisions on and off the road. So it’s important that you get them checked out before they begin to fail or make noises. If you’re like most drivers in Yorkville, you only get your brakes checked once you notice that something’s wrong. It’s important Read more...

Affordable Transmission Rebuild in Yorkville

 

October 15, 2017


Automatic and standard transmissions are very complex. Adding to the complexity in the newer vehicles of today is the use of computers in both engines and transmissions. Proper diagnostic testing is a must in pinpointing existing problems. At that point, a decision can be made as to whether you need a new transmission or if Read more...

What to Consider When Hiring Towing Services

 

September 15, 2017


Towing, or using one vehicle to move a disable second vehicle, is a common and useful service. It's also one that's much more complicated than it seems, requiring lots of vehicle and industry specific knowledge to ensure safe transport. If your car is broken down at the side of the road, chances are good that Read more...

Seasonal Tire Pressure

 

August 15, 2017


Having the correct tire pressure is an important part of regular maintenance of your car, and it's also a necessity for being a good driver. The amount of air pressure in your tires has an immediate effect on the quality of your driving, especially when braking and turning. Aside from these concerns, seasonal temperature changes can Read more...

Correct Oil Type

 

August 3, 2017


Selecting the correct type and weight of oil for a vehicle becomes more difficult every model year. Many manufacturers recommend specific oil grades that meet proprietary requirements. These are not to be ignored. Doing so could result in pre-ignition or an engine knock. It may also void manufacturer warranties. Some think that changing the oil Read more...

Transmission Repair in Yorkville

 

July 15, 2017


Transmission problems can cause a serious halt to your routine driving if you ignore your transmission problems for too long. The longevity of your vehicle could extensively suffer too. It is therefore very crucial to schedule transmission repair at the earliest sign of transmission problems. Look for a professional transmission shop in your area for Read more...

Pollen – Your Car’s Springtime Enemy

 

June 15, 2017


We all fear that time of spring when everything turns yellow in color and everyone we know seems to come down with hay fever. The effects of pollen on air quality during spring are obvious in indoor and outdoor settings, but it’s really important not to neglect the effects of pollen on your car. When Read more...

MOTOR Magazine Editor’s Report- May 2017

 

May 16, 2017


This is an interesting article taken from the May 2017 edition of MOTOR Magazine, thought our knowledgeable customers may be interested. "An industry initiative related to the control of, and access to, vehicle data was recently created. Here's everything shop owners (and their customers) need to know about it" -John Lypen Read Our Full Blog Read more...

Auto Repair Shop Automotive Specialties in Yorkville

 

May 15, 2017


As a car owner, there are many things that you can do to extend the life of your vehicle. These forms of preventative maintenance can include changing your oil, checking your tire pressure, and getting regular check ups. Preventative maintenance saves you money and helps you catch small issues before they become a big problem. Read more...

Enjoy the Weather!

 

April 19, 2017


Spring is here... along with sunshine and warmer temperatures! If your air conditioning is not as cold as it should be, or is not working at all, call Automotive Specialties to schedule an appointment and have the system inspected. The problem may be as simple as fully charging the freon in the vehicle. If a Read more...

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