Check Engine

Fuel system pressure issue can trigger ‘Check Engine’ light

Your car’s “Check Engine” or “Service Engine Soon” light can flash on for more than 1,400 different reasons. The light is part of your vehicle’s on-board diagnostics (OBD) system and can indicate anything from a quick fix like a loose gas cap to a major repair like a catalytic converter. Here’s another example of a […]

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Holiday Gift Ideas I Auto Lab Libertyville

Car Gift Ideas For The Auto Enthusiast On Your List

It’s that time of year! The holidays are just around the corner, and if a brand new car isn’t in the budget for the car-lover on your gift list, here are some other car-related gift ideas they’re sure to love: Leggo My Lego Lego brand has several great car sets, among which are the Caterham […]

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Overheated Coolant Light

Overheated coolant triggers “check engine” light

Your car’s “Check Engine” or “Service Engine Soon” light can flash on for more than 1,400 different reasons, and in the coming months, we’re going to share with you what some of those reasons are. The light is part of your vehicle’s on-board diagnostics (OBD) system and can indicate anything from a quick fix like […]

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Fun Car Games for the Family | Auto Lab Libertyville

12 Fun Car Games to Keep the Whole Family in the Holiday Spirit

“I’m bored! How much longer?” Are you and your family going on a long drive over the holidays? Do you know how to keep your children entertained? In today’s world of technology, it’s easy to turn on a video or hand over your tablet to keep the kids busy. But what if you could use […]

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oil change synthetic vs regular oil | Auto Lab Libertyville IL

Should I use synthetic oil in my car?

Synthetic oil performs nearly 50 percent better than conventional oil in AAA’s tests. Our clients often ask us if they should use synthetic oil in their engine or if regular, non-synthetic is OK. We’ve typically says “yes” to that question in certain situations (see below). And recently, a study by AAA has shown that synthetic […]

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