Your alternator makes electricity to start and run your engine and all of the vital electrical systems in your vehicle. That’s everything from the on-board computers to the turn signals. And of course there is the entertainment system, seat heaters, power windows and everything you plug into the ...
Posted in Battery
on August 18, 2019
When properly aligned, all of your wheels are pointed in the same direction. Your vehicle will track true and handle the way it is designed. Lockport drivers often associate our wheels being “knocked” out of alignment with an event like a major crash, hitting a pothole, curb or some other object....
Posted in Automotive News
on August 11, 2019
Taking care of our tires is part of vehicle care for Lockport drivers. We know they have to be replaced when they wear out, but tires also require some preventive maintenance. This maintenance will improve and exten...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on August 04, 2019
You may be driving along and find that suddenly your radio stops working. There are no numbers on the display. Then when you get home, you notice the garage door opener doesn't do a thing when you press the button. Hmm, this was working just fine this morning. Are the two problems somehow rela...
Posted in Windshield Wipers
on July 28, 2019
Unless you live in Death Valley, you really don't hear much any more about cars overheating. That's because cooling systems in vehicles have been much improved. That doesn't mean you can't overheat your vehicle engi...
Posted in Cooling System
on July 21, 2019
Hi Lockport residents. Let's talk fuel injectors. A fuel injector is a valve that delivers fuel to a vehicle's engine. It has to deliver the precise amount of fuel to precisely the right place, precisely when the en...
Posted in Fuel System
on July 14, 2019
What part of your vehicle has little metal balls inside that are lubricated and allow you to cruise on down the road? They are wheel bearings, and automotive designers might argue they are human beings' second greatest invention of all time (the first is, of course, the wheel!).
You have a wheel...
Posted in Wheel Bearings
on July 07, 2019
Some people love 4x4 vehicles, the true 4-wheel drive works of engineering like Jeeps and 4x4 pickups that allow you to seemingly go anywhere on the planet. You can climb up a 40-degree rock trail with some planning and skill (always careful to protect the environment, of course), or you can get ...
Posted in Drive Train
on June 30, 2019
The hottest Illinois news story may be different every day, but there's one topic that seems to come up over and over again – the price of gas in Lockport. If you feel like most of your paycheck goes into your gas t...
Posted in Maintenance
on June 23, 2019
In the sloppy cold weather months, you might be tempted to pick up an all-weather mat and throw it on top of the mats you already have in your vehicle. After all, double protection is better, right? In this case, wrong. Here's why.
It's important to keep the accelerator and brake pedals clear so ...
Posted in Monitoring System
on June 16, 2019