Category Archives: Vehicle Inspections

A used car inspection can save you money, time and aggravation

Question: I am in the market for a used car, but I want to make sure I’m not buying a vehicle that isn’t going to need a lot of repairs right away. What should I do? Answer: The best way to protect yourself and your wallet is to bring the vehicle you are interested in purchasing into Auto Lab for a full used car inspection. Auto Lab’s Pre-Purchase Inspection For $75, our ASE-Certified Master Technicians will go over it with a fine-tooth comb to determine what shape the car or truck is in and what repairs might be needed now … Continue reading

Traveling by car for Thanksgiving? Schedule your pre-trip check 1-2 weeks ahead

FAQs on shocks and struts and wheel alignments

We want to make sure you get over the river and through the woods to Grandma’s house — without needing to call a tow truck. If you’re heading out of town and haven’t had your vehicle inspected in awhile, please do yourself and your family a favor and schedule an oil change or vehicle inspection with your team at Auto Lab. We’ll make sure the fluids are topped off, the tires are in tip-top shape, the brakes are in good order, and we’ll ensure there’s no sign of a repair issue that’s likely to cause an unwanted pit stop. The … Continue reading

3 top tips for used car inspection

You’ve found the ideal “used’ vehicle that will help your college bound young adult or high schooler get around campus. It fits your budget and doesn’t have too many digs or dents, but there’s only one problem. You’re not sure if it will go the distance. While you’ve taken it for a quick spin around the block and it seems to run well despite its age, you’ll want to get expert advice before you buy.     Expert experience. While you know a thing or two about cars, you still may want to invest in expert advice. One of our ASE-Certified Master … Continue reading

Student’s guide to car care maintenance

  The back-to-school season means hitting the books. Just make sure to include your vehicle’s owner’s manual along with those volumes devoted to math, science, history and English. Whether your student is staying close to home in Libertyville, Vernon Hills, Lake Forest, Mundelein, Gurnee or Lake Bluff, or making the trek to a far-away college, hunkering down and thumbing through your owner’s manual will help ensure your car is roadworthy and in tip top shape for back-to-school commuting. Parents, it’s never too early to school your kids on car care maintenance, so the following info is good stuff for the new … Continue reading

October 2014 Newsletter – Vehicle noises haunting your ride? | Sherman’s Project Car | Why you need rotors with almost every brake job

Did you miss our October eNewsletter? If so, look no further. Here’s the rundown from the issue: Are vehicle noises haunting your ride or scaring your passengers? Use our vehicle noise checklist to see if it’s time to come in for maintenance. Why does it seem like I have to replace my rotors with every brake job? Sherman’s pretty proud of his project car. Have you seen it? Ready to read more? Here’s the October eNewsletter in full.