Some Oswego drivers figure that anything they can attach to their trailer hitch can be towed by their vehicle. Nope. If you're going to do any towing around Oswego, you should be aware of safety issues, Illinois towing laws and potential liability.Understanding tow ratings is important for safe t...
Posted in Safety
on December 09, 2018
When accidents occur in Oswego, Illinois, the victims' emergency contacts are extremely important. Too often, those involved aren't able to provide rescuers with phone numbers and medical information.When Illinois police and rescue workers must sift through pockets, glove compartments, ...
Posted in Monitoring System
on December 02, 2018
A while back, the Cash for Clunkers program was all over the Illinois news. Oswego people could trade in their old vehicle for a new one that got better gas mileage and receive a government rebate.
A lot of Oswego motorists had so-called clunkers that they wanted to keep. They're good c...
Posted in Maintenance
on November 26, 2018
If you've been paying attention, you've noticed that vehicle engines are getting more and more powerful in Oswego. At the same time, they are getting better and better fuel economy. I've gotta tell 'ya, most of that's because of technological advances in transmissions. To get a better u...
Posted in Timing Belt
on November 18, 2018
If you're interested in customizing the wheels and tires on your vehicle, there are a few things you should know first.Most importantly, the wheels you buy need to fit your vehicle. Not all wheels are created equal. Too many Oswego drivers have bought a set of wheels that caught their e...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on November 11, 2018
Have you ever driven a vehicle without power steering? If you have, then you probably appreciate how much easier it is to drive today's modern vehicles. Before power steering, all of the force to turn a vehicle had to come from the driver's arms. That's why old cars had such large steering wheels...
Posted in Steering
on November 05, 2018
If that little brake warning light pops up on your dash, do you know what it means? Well, if you said no, you wouldn't be alone. You know it has something to do with your brakes, but exactly what? You're not sure. One of the reasons is that it could mean a lot of different things.
It could be som...
Posted in Service Intervals
on October 28, 2018
These days many people in the Oswego area are really committed to making their cars last a long time. First thing: you've got to start with what you've got. It'd be ideal if people started with a brand new car, never missed a scheduled service item, paid attention to the severe service ...
Posted in Maintenance
on October 21, 2018
Today we're talking to Oswego drivers about shocks and struts. They're so easy for Illinois folks to forget about because they last so long and wear out so slowly. But your shocks are really responsible for keeping your tires on the road – so they're very important.Without shocks, your...
Posted in Shocks & Struts
on October 14, 2018
If you're gonna drive around the Oswego area, you've got to be able to see! So having a good set of windshield wipers is extremely important. We've all experienced the frustration and fear of not being able to see clearly during a storm or when our windshield is just dirty.It seems like...
Posted in Windshield Wipers
on October 07, 2018