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Vehicle Inspections

A used car inspection can save you money, time and aggravation

Question: I am in the market for a used car, but I want to make sure I’m not buying a vehicle that isn’t going to need a lot of repairs right away. What should I do? Answer: The best way to protect yourself and your wallet is to bring the vehicle you are interested in…

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3 top tips for used car inspection

You’ve found the ideal “used’ vehicle that will help your college bound young adult or high schooler get around campus. It fits your budget and doesn’t have too many digs or dents, but there’s only one problem. You’re not sure if it will go the distance. While you’ve taken it for a quick spin around…

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Student’s guide to car care maintenance

  The back-to-school season means hitting the books. Just make sure to include your vehicle’s owner’s manual along with those volumes devoted to math, science, history and English. Whether your student is staying close to home in Libertyville, Vernon Hills, Lake Forest, Mundelein, Gurnee or Lake Bluff, or making the trek to a far-away college, hunkering…

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Buying a used car? 3 reasons to schedule a pre-purchase inspection

Question: We’re looking for a reliable used vehicle in Lake Forest for our daughter, who’s going to be taking it to college this fall. We’re looking at cars that are just 3-4 years old with 50,000 – 60,000 miles on them. Is there still a need for a used vehicle inspection? Answer: Yes, absolutely. Why?…

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Leave the creepy sounds to the ghouls and goblins

The kids are back at school (finally!), there’s a slight chill in the air and you’re seeing those festive packages of tempting little treats on display at the store. Yes, Halloween is still several weeks away but if your car is starting to celebrate a little early, don’t ignore these warning signs. Squeaking Whether it’s…

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If you need an estimate, getting an inspection is your best bet

What do you do if you have a persistently sore knee? We bet that you don’t start calling doctors to find out what they charge for a joint replacement. After all, the problem could be tendinitis, arthritis, a sprain, or a host of other issues, and a thorough check-up and a second opinion are often…

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