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Keith's Car Care
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Is corrosion a sign of a bad battery?
One of the most common symptoms of a battery terminal issue is visible corrosion. Since the terminals are in direct contact with the battery they are exposed to the acidic fumes from the battery acid and as a result are prone to developing corrosion. Excessive corrosion around the terminals could indicate the seal around the terminal as they exit the battery has failed I could be wise to replace your battery before it leaves you stranded. If you want to have it serviced give us a call and wee will keep you safe
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Winter Is Almost Here.

October is a great time to have he HVAC system inspected. The "H" in HVAC stands for heating. The system consists of heater and radiator hoses, the heater core, the control head, the heater box along with blend door and mode door actuators as well as the radiator and the engine coolant. The most common failure is coolant deterioration followed by hose failure. These are also the easiest to inspect. I November we will be offering a complete heating inspection along with and anti freeze exchange for only $99.95 Call us at 630-554-8911 and we will make sure you have heat all winter
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What is a Sway Bar Link?
Almost all vehicles today have some sort of "Anti roll" or Sway bar as part of the vehicles suspension. This components main job is to limit or reduce the amount of body roll that happens when you car goes around corners. It also aids in keeping the tires flat on the road during cornering. When it fails it can cause a clunking noise or you may feel a larger amount of "lean" from the car's body
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Will My Battery Make It Through The Winter?
The Common belief is that winters in the Midwest and hard on batteries, and although that is mostly true, summers are even harder on them. The heat of a normal summer can cause the battery in your car to overheat and this excess heat lessons the batteries ability to hold reserve cold cranking amps (CCA) If your battery is more than 3 years old it should be inspected before old man winter sucks the life out of it
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They Don't Build them Like They Used To

It's been a long time since I have looked at an old Ford like this. It reminds me that today's cars are #So Much Better. Even though there is no proof that the cars of today will still be on the road when they are this old, if you perform regular maintenance, I can pretty much guarantee they will be more reliable and need a lot less operator hands on ownership. If your daily ride is a #Chevy or a #Toyota, a #Honda or a #Chrysler or event if it is an #Old Ford. So if you keep your Fluids clean, your tires and brakes working efficiently and your ignition system in tip top shape, what ever you drive could some day be a classic like this old girl Drive Safe
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*What Is A Tune-Up and When do I Need One? *

Today's vehicles are extremely reliable, but there are times when deferred maintenance can cause you additional expense and inconvenience. Depending on the manufacturer the spark plugs are replaced as a recommended maintenance item every 60k to 100k miles. If you wait until a spark plugs fails the resulting high resistance can feed back through the ignition system and cause other components to fail. Check your owners manual for spark plug service intervals and change them before they fail. It will save you money in the long run and can even give you better gas mileage
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How Often Should I Have My Fuel Injectors Cleaned

Perhaps the best rule of thumb for determining the frequency of your fuel injector cleanings is to simply consult your vehicle's owner's manual. The most common recommendation made by auto manufacturers is to have the injector cleaned once every 15,000 miles, which roughly translates to twice a year. This should also include a de-carbon service of the throttle body and upper intake. If your is dirty like the one pictured it can cause a sticky gas pedal Save $25 on any fuel system service for the month of August
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What Is That Noise When I Go Over Bumps
Have you ever heard a loud clunking no? You may also feel the front end shift when you apply the brakes. A Probable cause could be a # Control arm bushing. The bushing helps to keep your suspension and steering geometry in alignment. If your's looks like this, you are due for some front suspension repair. We can perform all types of suspension repairs and maintenance. Mention this ad and receive $50 off of must repairs when an alignment is performed as part of the service for the who month of August
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Don’t Let This Happen To You!

Maintain proper inflation Under-inflated tires are a tire salesman’s best friend. They create excessive heat and stress that can lead to tire failure. If you want to get every last mile out of your tires, get yourself a tire pressure gauge and use it at least once a month (more in hot weather) to keep your tires inflated to the recommendation in the vehicle’s owner’s manual. Check tires when they are cold (driven for less than one mile) for an accurate reading.
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* Why Does My Car Squeal on Start Up*

You hear a high-pitched squeal when accelerating: If you notice a loud squeal when accelerating, especially if your car is just warming up, it could be that you have a loose or worn fan belt. Usually if your fan belts are worn, it could mean your timing belt needs replaced as well
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