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FAQs

Do you work on foreign cars? Yes, we work on most foreign cars.  Please call us to discuss what type of car you have and we'll advise you accordingly, 847-362-2818.

How often should I change the oil in my car?

The normal recommendation is to change it every 3,000 miles or 3 months.  People who may only drive in town and not even 3,000 miles a year I recommend at least twice a year. Those who may put on 3,000 miles in a month could extend it to 5,000 miles but remember a oil change is cheap and a engine replacement is very expensive So your better off to stick with the normal recommendation.


Why do cars need preventative maintenance?

Why preventive maintance

Manufacturers know that a properly maintained car will be more dependable, safer, last longer, and increase your satisfaction with their product.CAr makers and owners also have a reponsibility to make sure emission controls receive regular service and are functioning properly. regular maintenance helps accomplish these goals

What's in it for you?

A more dependable car

A car that retains the "new car feel"

Less chance of a costly breakdown

A safer car for you and your family

A car worth more at trade in or sale


What can I do to get better fuel mileage?

There are many things that can help some are very simple that the average consumer can do.

* Check your tire inflation, set them to maxiumum pressure when cold

* Make sure your air filter is clean

* If your check engine lite is on have your mechanic tell you what is wrong

* Tune up your engine, if your vehicle uses platinum spark plugs and you have 75,000 miles those plugs are 3/4 worn out a fresh set may help with fuel consumption.

* If your temperature gauge always reads low have your thermostat replaced and coolant temp sensor checked

 These are a few things that can be done to help you out if you think your car is consuming to much fuel. For more hints or questions answered contact G&R Auto Repair 847-362-2818


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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