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Monthly Archives: June 2020

Your Biggest Fan (Radiator Fan Problems)

Your vehicle's engine makes a lot of heat when it's powering you down the road, so it needs a way to get rid of that energy.  That's why your vehicle has a cooling system, complete with a radiator and one or two radiator fans, also called cooling fans.  Those fans make sure air keeps moving across the radiator so that the heat stored in the coolant can be dissipated outside when the vehicle is stopped or not traveling fast. Radiator fans can develop problems and can stop working properly or stop working altogether.  Some signs to look for? If you're driving slowly and idling and you see your temperature gauge moving toward the red or hot zone, that could spell trouble.  Another thing you may notice when a radiator fan is failing is that there may be a loud noise coming from the engine compartment. There are two types of radiator fans.  One is mechanically connected to the engine and uses the engine's rotational energy to turn it.  The other is an electric ... read more

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Cooling System

Automotive Tips from Honest 1 Auto Care: When to Replace Your Wiper Blades

There are several important factors that go into how often AURORA drivers should replace their wiper blades. Of course, the more you use your wipers, the faster the blades will wear out – especially if you use them on an icy windshield. Whether it’s a lot of bugs and road grime from IL freeway driving or lots of wet weather – your blades get a work out and start to wear. But your wiper blades break down even when they aren’t used frequently. They are damaged by sunlight and temperature changes as well. The rubber in the blades can dry out and crack and eventually fall apart. Check your wipers: If they’re not doing their important job, have them replaced at Honest 1 Auto Care in AURORA. Talk to your Honest 1 Auto Care service advisor about how you drive - we can counsel you on the optimal blades for your needs.Honest 1 Auto Care989 S EOLA RDAURORA, IL 605046304998722http://honest1aurora.com ... read more

Honest 1 Auto Care Maintenance Tips: The Belt Goes On

Honest 1 Auto Care Maintenance Tips: The Belt Goes On

All AURORA service advisors know that without the alternator, the battery will go dead in a few miles. The serpentine belt may also run the pumps for both the power steering and power brakes. And on many vehicles, the serpentine belt powers the water pump. The water pump circulates coolant through the engine to keep it within normal operating temperatures. (On some vehicles, the water pump is powered by the timing belt instead of the serpentine belt.) So you can see the serpentine belt does a lot of work. And it if breaks, it affects a lot of systems. That's why your vehicle manufacturer and your service advisor at Honest 1 Auto Care have recommended that it be changed every so often so that it doesn't fail.Your friendly and knowledgeable Honest 1 Auto Care service advisor can perform a visual inspection of the belt to see if it has any cracks that signal the belt could fail soon and will measure the ... read more

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Maintenance

Battery Replacement at Honest 1 Auto Care in AURORA

Battery Replacement at Honest 1 Auto Care in AURORA

Hello, welcome to Honest 1 Auto Care. Today's focus is batteries. It seems like everything in AURORA runs on batteries. Of course, the batteries we're most concerned with here at Honest 1 Auto Care are those in our customer's vehicles. Just like the batteries in our smoke detectors or TV remote, they wear out and need to be replaced . This can be thought of as the power output used to start a cold vehicle engine. The number of cold cranking amps you need depends on your vehicle and where you live in IL, specifically how cold it is. (Many AURORA drivers have first-hand experience trying to start their car on a cold winter morning.) The two factors are that the colder your vehicle's engine is, the more power it takes to turn the engine over to get it started. It has all that cold, sluggish oil to contend with.The other factor is that the chemical reaction in the battery that creates electrical energy is less efficient when the temperature dips. Let's say it's ... read more

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Battery
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