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Monthly Archives: April 2021

On Board Diagnostics for Your Engine

Starting in 1996, Honest 1 Auto Care service technicians have been able to use a standardized diagnostic system to help determine what is wrong with a vehicle. This diagnostic system works in tandem with the Engine Control Modules for each vehicle's engine. The Engine Control Module is a computer that monitors and controls many engine functions.Sensors throughout a vehicle send readings to the Engine Control Module. These readings help the computer make adjustments in various vehicle systems to allow for constantly changing driving conditions and even to compensate for minor problems. However, if the computer encounters a situation it can't adjust for, it turns on the Check Engine light. (The Check Engine light is called the “service engine soon” light on some vehicles.)If the Check Engine light is burning steadily, it indicates a problem that needs to be taken care of soon. If it is flashing, however, the vehicle needs imm ... read more

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Diagnostics

What Is a Differential and Do You Have One?

With front-wheel drive being so common these days in AURORA, IL, the differential is just taken care of during a transmission service, so most AURORA drivers don't even have to think about it. And rear-wheel drive differentials don't need to be serviced for years, so it's understandable that it's not something on the top of AURORA customers' minds. It's not uncommon for drivers to not know they have a differential let alone know that it needs service. Call Honest 1 Auto Care in AURORA at 6304998722 for information about differential service, or stop by our AURORA, IL, auto center at 989 S EOLA RD, 60504. To better understand what a differential does, think about our local AURORA high school track. There are lanes marked off on the track. For the longer distance races, the starting lines are staggered. The starting lines for the outside lanes are ahead of the starting lines for the inside lanes. That's to compensate for the longer l ... read more

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Drive Train

Protecting Your Vehicle from Theft in AURORA, IL

Every car in AURORA, IL, is at risk for theft. So it's up to us to make our cars a less appealing target and more of a challenge – hopefully sending potential thieves to look elsewhere.The National Insurance Crime Bureau recommends a layered approach to protecting vehicles: Common sense Visible and audible devices Immobilizing devices Tracking devices Let's review each of these. One is common sense; you would be surprised how many vehicles are stolen in IL where the keys were left in the ignition with the doors unlocked. Always take your keys and lock the doors. In fact, in some places it's against the law to leave a vehicle unattended with the keys in the ignition.And don't leave spare keys in the car or hide them outside – because a thief will find them. AURORA drivers would be wise to park in well-lit areas that have a lot of foot traffic. If possible, park near the end of a row and n ... read more

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