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Shocks and Struts

10 Signs You Need Shocks, Struts or a Wheel Alignment

Spring means buds on the trees, bright flowers….and pothole season. There’s already a bumper crop of impressive potholes and road ruts all over Libertyville. These potholes can do a lot of damage to tires, wheel rims, shocks and struts, along with knocking your car out of alignment. While it’s pretty obvious if your tire is blown…

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Get your car ready for spring with our 6-point checklist

Winter may have expired for the season but it can cause long-term effects on your car. Frigid temperatures, potholes, road salt and more can to do a number on your vehicle. Some of the casualties caused by wintry conditions are wheels knocked out of alignment or damaged shocks, struts and other suspension-system parts. And there’s more…

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Don’t compromise safety or comfort: Check your suspension and wheel alignment

The winter surely took its toll on our Libertyville-area roads by creating potholes, humps and bumps. These telltale signs of a Midwestern winter also might have done a number on your vehicle’s suspension and wheel alignment. Many of us think shock absorbers and struts exist merely to provide a comfortable ride by minimizing the effect…

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Our top 7 car care articles from 2014

Happy New Year! As we kick off 2015, we like to look at what car care information you found to be the most valuable in 2014. In case you missed it during your busy year, here are our top 7 auto service articles from 2014: 7) How to Prep Your Car for Winter: Our 8-step…

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Ready for our Pothole Awareness Quiz, Lake Forest?

A number of U.S. cities feature online pothole trackers to help motorists avoid the bone-jarring chuckholes. While you might not have one available in your neck of the woods, see if you can pass our pothole awareness quiz. You’ll know your car has been affected by pothole damage if: A. You can drive down the…

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Ride quality poor? It could be your shocks or struts

Have you ever seen that old Ford bouncing up and down going down the street? Or ever notice when a vehicle makes a tight turn and it looks like it might fall over? Those are two of the most common signs that a shock or strut in your suspension system has failed. And unlike the…

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