How To Unlock A Steering Wheel

February 14th, 2019 by
Male driver hands holding steering wheel.

If you’re experiencing issues with your car starting, or turning the key in your ignition, it may be possible that your steering wheel is locked. But don’t worry! This issue usually happens by accident, and it’s a relatively easy fix. If you need to unlock your steering wheel, here are the steps you can take…

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What Does an Alternator Do?

February 14th, 2019 by
Car Alternator - Converting Mechanical Energy to Electrical Energy Inside a Car.

Many drivers may assume that a car’s main source of power is the battery, but in fact, it’s purpose is to start the vehicle. An alternator is what keeps a car running. The alternator is an important component as it functions as a generator by utilizing the engine as a source of energy, which then…

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How to Take Care of My Tires

January 10th, 2019 by
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Savvy drivers often wonder how to take care of my tires to ensure the best performance and lifespan possible. While maintenance like tire rotations and alignments are best performed by certified technicians, there’s plenty of work that you can do from the comfort of your own garage! Let’s explore the best DIY tire care for…

Prepare Your Vehicle for Extreme Cold Weather

December 17th, 2018 by

Winter is here, and with it comes a number of unforeseeable circumstances to your daily commute. If you’re wondering how to prepare your vehicle for extreme cold, Gurnee Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM has you covered. Living near McHenry means your vehicle needs to be ready for all types of road conditions, including the slush and snow that winter will…

Bad Spark Plug Symptoms

November 30th, 2018 by
spark plugs

Big components, like the engine and transmission, can have a huge impact on your car’s performance. But you might be surprised by how big of an impact a tiny spark plug can have as well! What are the bad spark plug symptoms that all drivers should know? In this guide, we’ll walk you through some…

How to Protect Your Car from Road Salt

November 26th, 2018 by

Road salt may be an effective de-icing tool to keep sidewalks and highways safe, but it can sure be a hassle for your car! So when the ice and snow start to fall, it’s important to learn how to protect your car from road salt to prevent potential damage. Luckily, it’s simple to keep your…

How to Rotate Tires

October 31st, 2018 by
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If you know how to rotate tires, you might be surprised by all the benefits that you can reap. Rotating tires improves your handling and safety on the road, yet many customers neglect this service to save some time. In this guide, we’ll go through the benefits of regular maintenance and tell you how often…

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What Happens If You Don’t Change Your Oil?

October 21st, 2018 by
Mechanic changing oil

We all know that oil changes are one of the most important routine vehicle services since the oil helps keep your car’s engine running properly as you drive around Kenosha. When you don’t change the oil in your car, truck, or SUV, the engine, pistons, and other components don’t work as they should, which can…

Car Maintenance Checklist

July 24th, 2018 by
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When your vehicle is in good working order, it’s easy to let those oil changes and tire rotations slide. But, keeping up on routine car maintenance can make a huge difference in the performance and longevity of your vehicle. What should you include on your car maintenance checklist (check here for cold weather prep tips)?…

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