I Had No Idea! (Four Things You Didn't Know About Vehicles)

May 30, 2021

Bet you didn't know: Some of the earliest rearview mirrors were marketed as "Cop Spotters" so drivers would know when police were following them. Who wants a ticket, anyway? According to eBay Motors, Elmer Berger first patented a rearview mirror that was mounted on the front fenders, on the spare... More

Tacky or Techie? The Tachometer.

May 23, 2021

There's a gauge that many vehicles have that says RPM on it. And there are a lot of people who either don't pay any attention to it or don't even know what it is. Here's why it's a good gauge to know about. It's called a tachometer, and that "RPM" label means it is measuring how many revolutions... More

Below 45 Degrees in Frankfort: Consider Winter Tires

May 16, 2021

Remember snow tires? They were basically just regular tires with big, knobby lugs to get them through deep snow. They were loud and rode hard, and Frankfort drivers couldn't wait to get them off the car. Then along came television advertisements for all-season radials. Illinois drivers ran out a... More

Your Vehicle is Talking to YOU (Service Warning Signs)

May 9, 2021

Your vehicle may be like that famous battery bunny, the one that just keeps going and going. But while it may seem sometimes like you never need to take your vehicle in to be worked on, there are some things you should keep your eyes, ears and nose out for. They are warning you about something t... More

The Right Oil for the Season (Engine Oil Viscosity)

May 2, 2021

As the temperatures plunge, certain types of engine oil may not flow as easily as they did when it was warmer. Makes sense, doesn't it? Just like molasses gets thicker as the temperature goes down, engine oil does the same thing. So, maybe you're wondering if you have to change your oil as the s... More