June 1, 2023

Everything within your engine is perfectly synchronized. It’s amazing that motors can produce so much power and move so quickly with perfect precision, every stroke, every time.  This flawless timing of your engine is the responsibility of, unsurprisingly, your timing chain/belt. Both timing belts and timing chains carry out the job of ensuring your valves […]

May 1, 2023

If you own a BMW, you know it’s a vehicle built with precision and quality, which is why you want to keep it well-maintained. To keep your BMW running smoothly and extend its lifespan, regular maintenance is crucial, and one essential aspect of that is changing the oil. But how often should you change the […]

March 16, 2023

Radiator leaks can be some of the most frustrating issues to deal with when owning a vehicle. Constant coolant top-offs, an overheating engine, and the smell of burning coolant are all signs of a leak in your cooling system.  Your car’s radiator takes the anti-freeze and disperses it over metal fins that release your engine’s […]

February 28, 2023

Volkswagen’s 2.0 TSI (Turbocharged Stratified Injection) engine, which is now in its fourth generation, has been in production since the late 2000s. A chain-driven, direct injection, turbocharged four-cylinder engine, the 2.0 TSI offers stellar performance and fuel economy. It has powered everything from the VW Passat, Tiguan, and GTI, to the Audi TT, A4, A6, […]

January 26, 2023

Getting your car smogged can be frustrating, especially if you don’t know why, where, or how. Luckily, the rules for emissions in Illinois are fairly clear-cut and can be summed up easily. In most counties in Illinois, emissions testing is required every two years for vehicles older than four years and built after 1996. Without […]