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AURORA Drivers Severe Service Maintenance Schedules

Since driving requirements and lifestyles differ among AURORA drivers, your vehicle manufacturer publishes two auto maintenance schedules: the regular schedule and the severe service schedule. Which schedule should AURORA drivers follow? Here are some questions to ask yourself:Are most of your trips less than four miles/six kilometers around AURORA?Are most of your trips less than 10 miles/16 kilometers in below-zero IL temps?Are most of your trips off-highway in IL?Do you drive often in dusty AURORA areas?Do you regularly tow a trailer or carry heavy loads around AURORA?Do you drive in very hot or very cold IL weather?Think about your typical week. Do you live by your nearest AURORA on-ramp and enjoy a non-stop commute? Or, do you drive the neighborhood car pool in stop-and-go traffic on AURORA surface streets? Let's suppose your owner's manual says the severe service oil change recommendation is 3,000 miles/5,000 kilometers and the standard recommendation i ... read more

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Maintenance

AURORA Customer Detective Work

One might say the most challenging part of being an automotive service technician at Honest 1 Auto Care is diagnosing a problem before it can be fixed.Cars are made up of a bunch of complex systems. There usually could be a number of reasons for any given symptom. So, it's challenging to track down the actual cause of the problem. And it can be frustrating for the vehicle owner because it can take time and money to get to the bottom of a problem. If it's not something obvious, it's easy for the customer to focus on the fixing and not the diagnosing.Let us at Honest 1 Auto Care introduce you to something we'll call 'Customer Detective Work' –  helping your technician find clues to what's wrong.We start with the detective basics: What, Where and When. Play along with me; You come in to Honest 1 Auto Care and your car is making a funny sound... Q: Where's the sound? A: Around the right front wheel. Q: What kind of sound? A: Kind of a clunk, clunk sound. Q ... read more

Tire Replacement: What AURORA Drivers Need to Know

Looking at getting some new tires? Maybe the real reason for wanting those off-highway tires is that they look cool. Well there's nothing wrong with that. If you make sure that you've got your functional needs covered with your selection, then you can have some fun with where you go from there.Let's suppose you zip around AURORA in a sporty car. You may like to run a high-performance summer tire when the weather's good. When IL weather turns cold, you can put on high-performance winter tires. For the kind of driving you like to do, you want full-on performance tires. All-season tires are naturally a compromise that works well for most AURORA drivers, but since you have a choice, go for dedicated summer and winter tires.When it's time for new tires, visit with a knowledgeable Honest 1 Auto Care tire professional. Describe your needs and wants. He'll come up with some selections for you to discuss. And once you settle on a type of tire, there are options for special needs: like pulling ... read more

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Tires and Wheels

Keep Your Tires Well Rounded in AURORA: Tire Rotation and Wheel Balancing at Honest 1 Auto Care

Taking care of our tires is part of vehicle care for AURORA drivers. We know they have to be replaced when they wear out, but tires also require some preventive maintenance. This maintenance will improve and extend the life of the tires, so it's well worth the effort and expense for AURORA drivers to get it done. Tire maintenance includes keeping tires properly inflated, rotating tires and balancing wheels.The recommended tire pressure for a vehicle's tires is printed on a sticker on the inside of the driver's side doorjamb. A lot of engineering goes into calculating the correct pressure, so it's an important number for AURORA vehicle owners to know. Not following this recommendation can throw off the suspension system and can lead to tire damage. Underinflated tires wear out more quickly than properly inflated tires. Vehicles also get better traction and handling on properly inflated tires. Check your tire pressure at least once a week and add air if necessary.Don't be temp ... read more

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Tires and Wheels
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