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Monthly Archives: December 2019

Change is Good (Oil Change)

You've heard that expression, change is good.  When it comes to your vehicle's oil, change is not only good, it's vital for the health of the engine.  But there's one question that puzzles many drivers: how frequently should my vehicle's oil be changed? There is not one simple answer, but here are some guidelines that will help. It used to be pretty much a rule of thumb that vehicles got their oil changed once every 3 months or 3,000 miles/5,000 kilometers.  But times have changed.  Oil formulations have gotten better and engine designs have made longer oil change intervals possible.  Most experts advise you to read the recommendations that come from the manufacturer that designed and built your vehicle.  Their designers and engineers know more about your vehicle than anyone else.  They spell out their recommended oil change interval and type of oil in your owner's manual.  Many automakers say you can go at least 5,000 miles/8,000 kilometers betw ... read more

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Oil Change

Maintaining Your Older Car in AURORA, IL

The government mandates a lot of equipment on cars in AURORA, IL: emission devices and control computers, safety equipment like airbags and crash worthiness requirements. All of this is great for the AURORA motoring public, but it does add quite a bit to the price of a new vehicle.Because new vehicles are more expensive, people in the AURORA area are driving their old vehicles longer. The average vehicle is now over nine years old. Two thirds of vehicles on the road in IL have more than 75,000 miles (120,000 km) on them. As cars age, their performance drops, they have difficulty idling for long periods and are more sensitive to weather extremes. Fortunately today's cars are up to the challenge – but they need a little help to keep on goin'.Give Honest 1 Auto Care a call at 6304998722 to schedule your next maintenance.Some owner's manuals don't specify service requirements at higher mileage. That doesn't mean it doesn't have to be done. In fact, it ... read more

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Maintenance

Automotive Tips from Honest 1 Auto Care: When to Replace a Damaged Tire

Repair or Replace? That’s a question AURORA drivers ask when they have tire damage. Some punctures cannot be repaired because of their size or location. Punctures larger than a quarter of an inch (6.4 mm) are considered too large to be safely repaired. Punctures in the sidewall or near the shoulders may not be able to be repaired. And sometimes there is internal damage revealed on inspection that indicates the tire should not be repaired. Run flat tires should not be repaired. Repairing high performance tires may make them unsuitable for motorsports. Your friendly and professional Honest 1 Auto Care service advisor can inspect your damaged tire and tell you if it can be safely repaired or if it should be replaced - and then help you get back on the roads around AURORA.Give us a call.Honest 1 Auto Care989 S EOLA RDAURORA, IL 605046304998722http://honest1aurora.com

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Tires and Wheels

What to Do in Case of an Accident in AURORA

Screeching tires, crunching metal – it's an accident! If you've ever been in a car accident in AURORA, even a minor one, you know how upsetting it can be. It's hard to think straight and know what to do.Let's review what AURORA drivers should do in case of an accident:When an accident occurs, you should always stop. Leaving the scene of an accident in AURORA is considered a crime - even if it's not your fault. And hit and run penalties are fairly severe, possibly resulting in steep fines, loss of your IL driver's license or even jail time.Your jurisdiction may require that you try to help someone who is injured by calling for help or performing first aid if you are able. Warn other motorists by putting out flares, using your flashers or lifting your hood. Call AURORA emergency services as soon as possible. Tell the operator if medical or fire help is needed.You should always file a police report. It's tempting to skip this if everything seems to be ok. But ... read more

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Automotive News

Another Couple of Years: Making Your Vehicle Last With Help From Honest 1 Auto Care

A while back, the Cash for Clunkers program was all over the IL news. AURORA people could trade in their old vehicle for a new one that got better gas mileage and receive a government rebate. A lot of AURORA motorists had so-called clunkers that they wanted to keep. They're good commuters, grocery getters or toy haulers. They enjoy that fact that they're paid off, or soon will be. They would gladly like to keep their vehicles for 200,000 miles (320,000 kilometers) or more – as long as it's economical to do so. There are plenty of AURORA drivers whose vehicles are running after 150,000 or 200,000 miles (240,000 or 320,000 kilometers). We can learn from what they're doing to keep our own vehicles on the road in IL.The AURORA drivers of high-mileage cars often report a common denominator of never skipping an oil change. That may sound a bit unsophisticated, but it's real ... read more

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Maintenance
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