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Hybrids & Green Driving

Engines, the environment & you: 8 ways to be a greener driver

Used to be that a lean, mean driving machine was the holy grail for an increasing number of American motorists. Nowadays, however, you’re likely to instead find lots of drivers seeking a “green” machine that adheres to the reuse-repurpose-recycle motto rather than the commandment: “On your mark, get set, GO.” Economic and environmental concerns have…

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Hybrid auto repair costs on the decline

We recently wrote about a question we hear regularly from our clients: Should I buy a hybrid? In this case, our Libertyville client was considering buying a hybrid vehicle but was concerned about the cost of replacing the hybrid battery. And we have good news for that client and other consumers who are considering the…

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Should I buy a hybrid vehicle?

Question: I’m looking to buy a new vehicle, and I’m considering a hybrid to replace my 2007 Ford Expedition, which only gets about 16 mpg. (I also drive from Libertyville to Chicago 4 times a week, so you can imagine how much gas I go through.) However, I’m concerned about auto repair costs on a…

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Hybrid car service from Auto Lab in Libertyville

Libertyville, IL – Many car buyers debate the purchase of a hybrid vehicle because they fear the maintenance costs will be higher than that of a regular gasoline engine. But Kevin Riddick, founder and owner of Auto Lab in Libertyville, says there is nothing to fear. “The hybrid specific components have been shown to have…

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Auto Lab's 'green' efforts are good for your wallet and the Earth

When you think about taking care of the environment, auto repair shops probably don’t jump to the top of your “green” list. But at Auto Lab, being “green” is something we practice every day…from  Libertyville to Vernon Hills and Lake Forest and around. Not only are we trying to help the Earth and improve everyone’s health,…

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Rebuilt auto parts help save money, are good for the environment in Libertyville

Question: My car needed a new alternator recently, and the service advisor at your auto repair shop in Libertyville suggested installing a remanufactured unit. Will a rebuilt alternator last as long as a new one? Answer: Yes, your service advisor was correct, and there are a lot of financial and environmental reasons for choosing rebuilt parts!…

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