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Know Your Tire Pressure

Why is it important to check your tire pressure? Underinflated tires are unsafe to drive with, and they cost you money. Tires that are not correctly inflated make the vehicle work harder. In turn, this causes the engine to burn more fuel. If you notice you are fueling up more often, it could be a sign of underinflated tires. Over-inflated tires create a bumpy and stiff ride.

It is easy to check the pressure. Tire gauges are relatively inexpensive and sold at all automotive part stores. The pressure level is stamped on the sidewall of the tire and in the…

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Signs You Need New Brakes

Brakes are one of the most important facets of your car. You may not realize that they are designed to slowly wear down with use until it’s too late! Our Ford dealer near Wayne wants to point out some red flags that may indicate it’s time to get your brakes replaced.

 

Worn Brake Pads

In order for your brakes to function, the brake pads and rotor need to work together to stop the…

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The All-New Taurus Is Sure to Wow Drivers with Its Technology Features

Drivers today expect a certain level of excellence when purchasing a new vehicle. That is one of the reasons that the Ford Taurus has always been a leader in its class. The Taurus has always benefited from Ford's reputation of reliability and quality, elegant styling cues, and industry-leading safety equipment.

And for its latest model, drivers of the all-new Taurus are going to enjoy many technology features as well that include:

To see all of these features in person along with everything else that the all-new Ford Taurus has to offer, come on down to our showroom here at…

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Explore St. Charles in the Ford EcoSport SUV

The new Ford EcoSport is a compact SUV that includes high-tech features to boost its fuel economy. When driving in the city, you encounter a lot of stoplights. While you're waiting for the light to turn green, the EcoSport shuts off its engine to reduce emissions and fuel consumption.

Are you planning a great adventure? The Ford EcoSport has a variable speed transmission that responds to your pressure on the gas pedal. Do you need to take the Ford EcoSport up a mountain or over the hills to grandma's house? 

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Spring Car Prep

As of March 20th, it’s officially spring! Congratulations, you survived another winter in Chicago. Maybe it’s time to invest in a new car, like a Ford Explorer in Elgin, or maybe you are invested in taking care of your current car. Whatever the case may be, we have some tips to help make sure your car is spring-ready.
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Design Features of the Ford Explorer

Many drivers want the feature-laden 2018 Ford Explorer. It has a snazzy new grille and distinctive front and rear LED lighting that makes this SUV stand out. This lighting is energy efficient by up to 50 percent over filament lights. The LEDs also last longer. The vehicle’s fog lamps also help drivers to get around more safely when the visibility is low.

As for the interior, if you really want a luxurious ride, choose the Platinum edition. It has a twin-panel moonroof. In addition, its Sony audio system boasts 500 watts so you can hear all the nuances of…

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Used Car Red Flags

It’s often difficult to spot major differences when it comes to used cars that are in good shape. However, it goes without saying that there is a huge level of fluctuation amongst used cars. If you or someone you know is on the market for a used car, make sure you take note of the following red flags.
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Give Your Headlights the Attention They Deserve

Anyone who has ever driven understands that your headlights are one of the most important systems on your vehicle. It could be argued that they are the most important things to have to function properly. Not only do they allow you to see at night when you drive but they also allow you to be seen by other drivers. If they are malfunctioning then driving in low light conditions becomes...

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What Should I Know about My Timing Belt?

The timing belt enables the engine to run by connecting the crankshaft to the camshaft. This connection results in the synchronized timing needed to run an engine. If the belt becomes worn or cracked, it could snap and cause extensive damage to the vehicle's engine resulting in costly repairs and possibly replacing the engine.

Your vehicles owner’s manual will have information on when to replace the vehicles timing belt. The general replacement of a timing belt is from 60,0000 to 100,000 miles, but if you notice high-pitch noise from the engine stop and check the timing…

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It’s Important to Know How Your Transmission Works

The transmission is one of the more expensive parts of your vehicle. When you take care of your transmission by having any small issues repaired and make sure fluid levels are always optimal, your transmission will last as long as possible.

Your transmission is responsible for the smooth transition from gear to gear while driving your car. Whether you have a manual transmission and change the gears yourself, or you drive an automatic, the transmission allows your car to have the right power to each wheel at the right time. Fluid leaks can occur below your transmission...

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