Many Frankfort drivers probably don't think of their shock absorbers as an important safety system; but that's just what shocks and struts are. They're all about ride control keeping your vehicle tires in contact with the road and m...
Posted in Shocks & Struts
on January 26, 2020
Your vehicle has a way of letting you know when something's wrong. Consider a vibrating steering wheel. It certainly didn't do that when it was new, so that shake is trying to tell you something.There are a few things that can cause your steering wheel to vibrate as you drive down the road. One...
Posted in Older Vehicles
on January 20, 2020
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 January 19, 2020
Power steering is standard on nearly every vehicle in Frankfort, Illinois, these days. Now there are some exotic, new types of power steering systems, but for the most part, the general setup is a pump that's driven by a belt powered...
Posted in Steering
on January 19, 2020
When all of your vehicle's wheels are lined up exactly with each other, your wheels are in alignment. Hitting a road hazard or even just the normal bumps and bounces of everyday driving in Frankfort can cause your vehicle's wheels to...
Posted in Automotive News
on January 18, 2020
Do I keep my old vehicle or buy a new one? It's a question most Frankfort drivers ask themselves at some time or another.Generally, what it comes down to is the choice between a car payment and the possibility of repair bills. Most of the time, we want to choose the car payment because we don't l...
Posted in Keys to a long lasting vehicle
on January 17, 2020
Local Frankfort roadside emergencies can range from a flat tire downtown to being stranded in a snowy ravine for three days. So you may want to consider a basic emergency kit to keep in the car at all times and a travel kit tailored t...
Posted in Parts
on January 16, 2020
Some problems are easy to diagnose on a vehicle; others aren't. Figuring out what's wrong with a malfunctioning turn signal sometimes fits into both categories. By the way, if your tempted to just leave your broken blinker broken, remember you can get a ticket for not using them, not to mention...
Posted in Monitoring System
on January 15, 2020
A while back, the Cash for Clunkers program was all over the Illinois news. Frankfort people could trade in their old vehicle for a new one that got better gas mileage and receive a government rebate.A lot of Frankfort motorists had...
Posted in Maintenance
on January 14, 2020