Alternator Facts (Failing Alternator)

January 31, 2021

If you notice that your headlights are flickering at night, that's something to pay attention to. While there could be many different things that could cause that problem, one possibility is your vehicle's alternator. The alternator takes mechanical energy from the engine and turns it into electr... More

STRAIGHT TALK ABOUT STEERING (Loose Steering)

January 24, 2021

Perhaps you've heard someone use the term "loose steering." And it's pretty much what it sounds like. You turn the steering wheel and the vehicle's wheels don't seem to go exactly where you thought you were pointing them. You have to constantly make steering adjustments. Loose steering is slop... More

The Third Brake Light (Third Brake Light Service)

January 17, 2021

So you thought you only had two brake lights. Look again and you'll see one in the center at a higher level than the two on either side of the vehicle. They're sometimes in the inside of the vehicle behind the back window, or they could be in the deck lid, on the roof or on the spare wheel carr... More

Losing Your Spark (Spark Plug Replacement)

January 10, 2021

When's the last time you thought about spark plugs? You probably don't remember. That's because spark plugs usually last a long time and don't need much attention. But they don't last forever, and when they start going bad, they'll send you a few clues. Vehicle is hard to start. Fuel economy ... More

Cooling System Components

January 3, 2021

Today we want to talk about a system in our vehicles the cooling system. It's one of those things that Frankfort auto owners don't give much thought to until it fails and then they're stranded by the side of a road in Illinois.Cooling systems fail more often than any other mechanical system us... More

In a Fog (Fogged Windows in Cold Weather)

January 1, 2021

It's bad enough in cold weather when ice and snow block your visibility. Add to that fog on the inside of your windows and you could be driving blind. So here are a few tips on how to keep your windows from fogging up when there's a chill in the air. You probably know fog is really condensation... More