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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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Do I need a transmission fluid flush? Yes, here’s why

A transmission fluid flush might not be top-of-mind for you, but the same can’t be said for your car. This maintenance procedure is the most important thing you can do to keep your automatic transmission operating properly for the life of the vehicle. We’ve pulled together a cheat sheet on all things transmission fluid, so you’re…

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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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Songs for the family road trip

Family road trips can be as much fun as the vacation you’re headed to! Good music helps you pass the time, and it gives you the perfect chance to broaden your kids’ musical horizons. Here’s a list of our favorite songs to get you started as you leave the Lake Forest area bound for your summer…

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Fun family car games for your travels this summer

Everyone who has ever taken a trip with kids knows that in addition to snacks, entertainment for the journey is a must. One way to keep the “are we there yet?” questioning to a minimum is to keep everyone’s attention diverted with games and activities. And while hand-held video games and portable DVD players can…

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GM recalls an additional 1.5 million vehicles

Update: GM announced a new recall of 1.3 million vehicles on March 31. This recall is to repair power steering issues. Recalled vehicles are: the 2004-2005 Chevrolet Malibu, and some 2006, 2008, and 2009 models; 2004- 2005 and some 2006 of the Chevrolet Malibu Maxx; some of the 2010 model year Chevrolet HHR non-turbo; some…

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Repair or replace? Find out the true cost of a new car in Libertyville

Question: My car needs a number of repairs (new tires, brakes, timing belt) and I’m not sure it’s worth putting the money into it. It’s got about 110,000 miles on it from driving all around Libertyville and Mundelein, and there’s some good looking new cars out there! Should I go ahead and upgrade or just…

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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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