5 Little Know Facts About Car Maintenance

5 Little Know Facts About Car Maintenance

When it comes to vehicle maintenance, there’s no shortage of advice and information available to drivers. However, some lesser-known facts about car maintenance often go unnoticed, yet they can have a significant impact on the performance and longevity of your vehicle. At Pit Shop Auto Repair, we believe in empowering drivers with comprehensive knowledge about […]

When Was the Last Time Your Wheels Were Aligned?

When Was the Last Time Your Wheels Were Aligned

Wheel alignment is a critical aspect of vehicle maintenance that is frequently overlooked by many car owners. Proper wheel alignment ensures that your vehicle’s wheels are correctly positioned and pointing in the right direction. Neglecting alignment can lead to a range of issues, including uneven tire wear, reduced fuel efficiency, and compromised safety. Learn the […]

Should I Use Synthetic Oil?

Motor oil is the lifeblood of your engine. It lubricates, cools, and protects your engine from wear and tear, making it essential to the health and longevity of your vehicle. When it comes to choosing the right oil, you have two options: conventional oil and synthetic oil. While conventional oil has been a popular choice […]

Basic FAQs About Oil Changes

Oil changes are one of the most important routine maintenance tasks you can perform on your vehicle. Properly maintaining your engine’s oil can help extend the life of your engine, improve fuel efficiency, and prevent costly repairs. At Pit Shop Auto Repair, we’ve been providing the residents of Libertyville with oil changes for years, and […]

How Often Should I Get My Oil Changed?

Regular vehicle maintenance is crucial to keep your car running smoothly and safely. One of the essential components of car maintenance is changing the oil regularly. But how often should you have your vehicle’s oil changed by a professional mechanic? At Pit Shop Auto Repair, we’ve been providing the residents of Libertyville with oil changes, […]

Real Disaster Stories About Not Maintaining Your Car

We know that routine car maintenance isn’t usually on the top of everyone’s to-do list. But we cannot emphasize enough the importance of routine vehicle maintenance. Having your car serviced regularly not only can save you money on car repairs but also can prevent vehicle disasters from happening to you. Don’t believe us? Check out some […]

Common Reasons “Check Engine Light” Goes On

Nobody ever likes to see their vehicle’s “check engine light” come on. This light has the potential to indicate to you a simple problem with the car or a drastic mechanical repair. Either way, there’s no need to panic. Take a look at these common reasons for a “check engine light” to come on.    […]

How to Know if Your Car is Burning Oil and the Most Common Causes

A car that’s burning oil could have several causes, ranging from simple issues that your mechanic can fix quickly to expensive problems that require more extensive repairs. Here are the most common causes burning oil and how to know if your car is burning oil. How to Tell if Your Car Is Burning Oil Blue […]

Automotive Filter Guide for Your Car, Truck, or C/SUV

Let Pit Shop Auto Repair replace your automotive filters when they need it. Filter maintenance may not seem like a big deal, but it’s crucial that you don’t let any of your automobile’s filters get clogged. When this happens, you will notice your engine’s performance will suffer as will your fuel economy. In some cases, […]

A Dying Alternator Can Make Your Headlights Do Crazy Things

If your vehicle’s headlights are doing crazy things like flickering between dim and bright or shining too bright, Pit Shop Auto Repair advises that the alternator may be dying. The alternator generally lasts about 100,000 miles or 10 years. If your automobile is older than this and you still have the original alternator under the […]