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10 Signs You Need Shocks, Struts or a Wheel Alignment

shocks, struts

Spring means buds on the trees, bright flowers….and pothole season. There’s already a bumper crop of impressive potholes and road ruts all over Libertyville. These potholes can do a lot of damage to tires, wheel rims, shocks and struts, along with knocking your car out of alignment. While it’s pretty obvious if your tire is blown or your wheel rim is heavily bent, other damage might not be so readily apparent. Here are some types of pothole damage and how you can tell if that’s what ails you. 6 Signs You May Need New Shocks or Struts There’s visible damage to … Continue reading

Do I need a transmission fluid flush? Yes, here’s why

A transmission fluid flush might not be top-of-mind for you, but the same can’t be said for your car. This maintenance procedure is the most important thing you can do to keep your automatic transmission operating properly for the life of the vehicle. We’ve pulled together a cheat sheet on all things transmission fluid, so you’re educated and empowered to keep your car in top condition. Get ready for your crash course: The scoop on transmission fluid Perhaps surprisingly, transmission fluid does more than lubricate the components of your transmission to keep it shifting smoothly. It is also used to build … Continue reading

Buying a used car? 3 reasons to schedule a pre-purchase inspection

A regular inspection at Auto Lab in Libertyville is cheap insurance

Question: We’re looking for a reliable used vehicle in Lake Forest for our daughter, who’s going to be taking it to college this fall. We’re looking at cars that are just 3-4 years old with 50,000 – 60,000 miles on them. Is there still a need for a used vehicle inspection? Answer: Yes, absolutely. Why? Reason #1: A pre-purchase inspection is cheap insurance. For $75, one of our ASE-Certified Master Technicians will inspect the car from bumper to bumper to determine the overall condition of the car, what (if any) auto repairs are needed, and what preventive maintenance is due … Continue reading

Songs for the family road trip

Road trip songs for family Lake Forest

Family road trips can be as much fun as the vacation you’re headed to! Good music helps you pass the time, and it gives you the perfect chance to broaden your kids’ musical horizons. Here’s a list of our favorite songs to get you started as you leave the Lake Forest area bound for your summer vacation destination. There’s tons more that would qualify, so tell us what you would add! Baba O’Reilly – The Who Dirt Road Anthem – Jason Aldean Head Full of Doubt / Road Full of Promise – The Avett Brothers Gold on the Ceiling or Lonely … Continue reading

Fun family car games for your travels this summer

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Everyone who has ever taken a trip with kids knows that in addition to snacks, entertainment for the journey is a must. One way to keep the “are we there yet?” questioning to a minimum is to keep everyone’s attention diverted with games and activities. And while hand-held video games and portable DVD players can keep the back seat passengers quiet for many hours, here are some top, kid-tested car games that make for quality family time as you head from Lake Forest to your summer vacation destinations. Virtual Hide and Seek: To play this game, you have to use … Continue reading