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Monthly Archives: November 2019

Know Your Towing Limits in AURORA

Some AURORA drivers figure that anything they can attach to their trailer hitch can be towed by their vehicle. Nope. If you're going to do any towing around AURORA, you should be aware of safety issues, IL towing laws and potential liability.Understanding tow ratings is important for safe towing. A tow rating is the weight limit that your vehicle can safely tow. They calculate the tow rating for every vehicle, but different options on the vehicle can affect that rating. AURORA drivers need to read the towing section in their owner's manual to get the specific tow rating for the vehicle they own.Your trailer hitch also has a weight limit, and it may not match the tow rating for your vehicle. Your vehicle may be rated for 10,000 pounds (4,500 kg), but if you have a 2,000-pound (900 kg) hitch limit, you shouldn't be towing more than 2,000 pounds (900 kg). If you tow a 10,000-pound (4,500 kg) trailer on that hitch, it could break free and you would be liable for any resulting damages.Anoth ... read more

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Safety

What AURORA Customers like About Us at Honest 1 Auto Care

A big part of the service we provide at Honest 1 Auto Care for our AURORA customers is education. We want you to feel confident with your service decisions. And we're always open to questions from our valued AURORA area customers. Even though we try to be proactive in our Honest 1 Auto Care automotive education, we sometimes get busy fixing vehicles and need a reminder. Please, just ask. We've found our AURORA customers like the service reminders. They've grown to trust that our recommendations are based on the vehicle manufactures’ published maintenance schedules and that Honest 1 Auto Care is not just pulling them out of the air. We know that people in AURORA live a busy life with a lot more to think about than wondering if it's time to replace the PCV valve on their vehicle. Part of our Honest 1 Auto Care service process is checking the vehicle manufacture's schedule to make sure we don't overlook service. We hope IL drivers appreciate thei ... read more

The Importance of AURORA Drivers Following Service Intervals

Today in our Honest 1 Auto Care blog, we're going to talk about following recommended service intervals. Your vehicle isn't the only aspect of your life in AURORA with recommended intervals: Let's start with twice yearly dental check-ups and regular physical exams. How about laundry, watering the lawn and paying the bills?Now, what would happen if you didn't follow these intervals? Well, you'd get more cavities. You may not discover health conditions that could be more effectively treated with early detection. And you'd have to wear dirty clothes, be embarrassed by your brown lawn and have your utilities shut off.Clearly, there are some things in life that we have to take care of regularly. If we don't, there are negative consequences. Our quality of life in AURORA takes a hit and it inevitably costs more money.So why is it so hard to remember to follow regular preventive maintenance on our vehicles?Probably a couple of reas ... read more

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Maintenance

Gear Up: Transmission Service at Honest 1 Auto Care in AURORA

The transmission system in your vehicle allows you to change gears. Lower gears are power gears. They get your vehicle moving and get it up hills. Higher gears get the vehicle up to speed and get it rolling faster. If you have a standard transmission, then you have to do the work of shifting gears yourself. But with an automatic transmission, the vehicle shifts gears on its own. It automatically starts out in low gear and automatically shifts to high gears as it gets rolling. Again, it will automatically shift to a lower gear to climb hills or when you need a burst of speed.How does it know when to change gears? Today's automatic transmissions are computer-controlled. The computer gathers information about what the vehicle is doing and changes the gears as needed.Automatic transmissions are becoming more sophisticated all the time. More gears, or “speeds,” are being added. Almost all vehicles have at least four speeds. Five or six is common. Some are even increasing to sev ... read more

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Transmission
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