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Does My Vehicle Need Fall Maintenance?

Fall Vehicle Maintenance

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You know your furnace needs fall maintenance before winter comes but what about your vehicle? Yes, it is wise to have your vehicle inspected prior to the colder weather, especially in Illinois where the winters really pack a punch. The Pit Shop Auto Repair would be happy to ensure your car, truck or SUV is…
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4 Common Audi Problems

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You love your Audi and so do we. Audi’s do, however, have a few common problems. This isn’t unusual nor does it suggest that Audi is an inferior vehicle. The engineering behind this German automobile is topnotch. All vehicles have quirks. Thankfully, The Pit Shop Auto Repair knows how to fix most of them. Here…
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Preventing Car Related Heatstroke

Preventing Car Related Heatstroke

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Summer isn’t over yet, and temperatures are still soaring across the country. Sadly, many people and animals die each year as a result of undergoing heatstroke while in a car. Luckily, there are proactive steps everyone can take to avoid this tragedy. This guide will explore some things you can do to ensure that no…
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Finding A Good Mechanic For Your SUV

Finding A Good Mechanic For Your SUV

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From sports cars to minivans, there’s a wide range of vehicle styles to choose from. In terms of popularity, SUVs are far and away one of the most sought after options for drivers of all kinds. Whether you love or hate the SUV, there’s no doubt that it has quickly become one of the most…
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Warning Light Reasons

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Modern vehicles feature a range of different lights, each one designed to give drivers a proper warning if there is a problem. From brakes to oil levels and more, these warning lights are designed to inform drivers that their vehicle may be in need of attention or repair. With so many different lights brightening up…
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How To Prevent Flat Tires

How To Prevent Flat Tires

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Flat tires can not only be stressful, but they can also be quite expensive. While there’s no guarantee you will never have a flat tire, there are a few things you can do to be proactive so you can try to avoid it from happening to you. Read on for a few helpful tips that…
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Common Signs of Brake Wear

Common Signs of Brake Wear

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Routine service to a vehicle’s safety systems should never be ignored, and brakes are perhaps the most vital safety feature there is. Knowing the signs of brake wear is the best way to prevent a scary situation. Though you should follow the service schedule outlined in your owner’s manual, brakes will often tell you when…
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How Do I Clean My Battery Terminals?

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Most people clean the interior and exterior of their car to keep it looking great but rarely consider the parts that don’t get seen. However, those under-the-radar components need just as much attention as the obvious ones. For example, your car battery is vulnerable to rust and corrosion, rendering it less efficient. With regular cleanings,…
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The Pros and Cons of Buying a BMW

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The marketing gurus at BMW scored big with the tagline, “The Ultimate Driving Machine.” Who doesn’t want to drive that off the lot? More importantly, when considering a luxury brand, you know these carmakers live to compete with each other–always a plus for consumers. Still, you might wonder if this brand actually delivers what it…
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What Maintenance Should I Be Doing And When?

What Maintenance Should I Be Doing And When?

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In today’s fast-paced environment, a dependable vehicle means everything. Fortunately, keeping your car fully-functional and avoiding inconvenient (and costly) repairs requires little besides thoughtfully attending to routine maintenance. Of course, the owner’s manual provides the most thorough information, but here’s a look at what many manufacturers recommend servicing and when: Fluid Check/Oil Change – 3,000…
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