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Oil leak? Here are $2,100 reasons not to delay the repair

Has your mechanic ever told you not to delay a repair – because doing so could ruin other parts of the car and cost you more in the long run? We give the same warning to our clients when necessary. And here’s a prime example of why we do that: One recent client had delayed an…

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8 Tips for Choosing a Quality, Trustworthy Auto Repair Shop

Your car is one of your biggest investments. And beyond that, it’s a tool you rely on each and every day. That’s why it’s in your benefit to have a “go-to” auto repair shop—a place you trust implicitly to keep your vehicle safe and reliable, to give you honest advise and to charge fair prices.…

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Auto Lab’s Top 5 Auto Repair Articles from 2016

Top 40 radio has its “best of 2016” music tribute. Various news outlets will have their take on the top news stories of the year. And we’d like to share our top 5 auto repair articles from last year: Why Buy Tires from Auto Lab Instead of a Discount Tire Store: Are you on the…

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Car-themed holiday gift ideas for every driver on your list

‘Tis the season to start digging into that holiday shopping list! This year, we’re sensing a gift-giving theme—and it’s centered around our favorite four-wheeled tool. Researchers estimate that the average driver spends 90 minutes in his or her car each day. Make every journey that much more pleasant with some key car-themed treats this holiday…

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11 Fun Car Games to Keep the Family Merry During Holiday Travels

“MooooOOOm, Jeffrey won’t stay on his side of the seat.” “DAD! Lizzy is playing her music too loud.” “Are we almost there? I’m sssoooo booored. ” If you hear more of these sounds during the holidays than notes from a Bing Crosby classic, then you need our annual list of Fun Family Car Games to…

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What is that squealing noise under my car hood?

Question: For the past couple weeks, I’ve been hearing a high-pitched squealing or whining noise in the engine area when I first start the car in the morning. It makes the noise on and off for the first few minutes I’m in the car–pretty much by the time I hit Milwaukee Avenue near Vernon Hills.…

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New! Pick up a loaner car after hours — including on weekends

It’s no secret that we’re all pressed for time. For all of our modern conveniences, it seems we primarily use them to pack more into each day. That’s why we give you the option to pick up a free loaner car after hours when you drop your car for service. Loaner cars are first come,…

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What are the true costs of buying a new car?

What are the true costs of a buying new car vs. maintaining your current vehicle? You might be surprised at the answer. Don’t just take our word for it or that of the new car salesperson but review the facts about the costs associated with buying a new car before you take that leap of…

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Car care resolutions to ring in the new year

Your car deserves a life! Make a New Year’s resolution to take even better care of your car in 2016. Now is the time to start a checklist of car care maintenance must-dos. Start your list by reading what our clients thought were the best tips of 2015! Here are the top five articles of 2015! Don’t…

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