Hello Anna - let's talk differentials. If you have a rear-wheel drive vehicle, your differential is on the back axle. With front-wheel drive cars, the differential is up front. All-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive vehicles have three differentials - front, rear and in the middle. So you see, you've...
Posted in Drive Train
on August 01, 2021
Theres not much Anna drivers can do about the price of gas in Illinois, but we can control - up to a point - how much we use. Our driving habits can dramatically affect our fuel economy. The first thing we can do is watch the go-pedal. Hard acceleration just sucks the gas. Gently leave stop light...
Posted in Fuel Saving Tip: Slow Down
on July 25, 2021
If you haven't shopped in the Anna area for a new vehicle recently, you're likely to experience some sticker shock. It seems everything is costing more these days. And when you consider the price of auto financing in Anna, and insurance, the idea of hanging on to your old vehicle for a few more y...
Posted in Keys to a long lasting vehicle
on July 18, 2021
Here's a question for Anna, Illinois : How long have you been enjoying the romantic glow of your Check Engine light? Hey, it's not there to create ambiance; it's a warning that something's wrong. (And, by the way, Homer Simpson's fix of covering it with tape is not a good idea.)Many conditions ...
Posted in Fuel System
on July 11, 2021
Screeching tires, crunching metal it's an accident! If you've ever been in a car accident in Anna, 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 Anna drivers should do in case of an accident:When an accident occurs, you sho...
Posted in Drive Train
on July 04, 2021
Your vehicle may be like that famous battery bunny, the one that just keeps going and going. But while it may seem sometimes like you never need to take your vehicle in to be worked on, there are some things you should keep your eyes, ears and nose out for. They are warning you about something t...
Posted in Windshield Wipers
on June 27, 2021
When they hear the word suspension, many drivers in Anna may think back to those energetic days of grade school. Well, your vehicle's suspension is actually a good thing because it keeps your vehicle up off the road and helps provide a comfy ride around Anna. Its job is to keep your wheels firml...
Posted in Shocks & Struts
on June 20, 2021
Have you ever noticed that your vehicle has a schedule in your owner's manual for what is called severe service maintenance? Let's define what severe driving conditions aren't: The easiest driving a vehicle experiences is traveling on the interstate for 20 miles (32 kilometers) or more at a cons...
Posted in Service Intervals
on June 13, 2021
Sometimes busy Anna residents dream about going back to the simpler days of our grandparents. But if you could travel back in time and take a road trip around Illinois in a Model T, you might change your mind. The improved designs and quality of today's automobiles have significantly reduced the ...
Posted in Maintenance
on June 06, 2021
Can you think of anyone who enjoys aging? Wrinkles where you don't want them, gray hair, eyes that won't focus any more, no stamina. Believe it or not, your tires age, too, and they don't get better the older they get. And here's the important thing to know, even if they can still pass a tread...
Posted in Tires
on May 30, 2021