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Rodents In My Vehicle?!

04/02/2021vehicle59 Auto Repair
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There are rodents in my vehicle! What do I do? Rodents such as mice and opossums like to cozy up in your engine compartment due to the warm engine. They will make nests if given the opportunity to remain there. One common issue is that mice love to chew wiring. It is an easy and convenient snack while they are in there. How do you know if there are animals making your vehicle their home? Many times, the animal will bring in twigs and other nest material to make a home under your hood. If you or your mechanic notice signs of mice or other animals, the first step is to clean up under the hood.

Then the technician will check for any signs that the animal was chewing on wiring or other components of your vehicle. To keep mice and other animals out of your vehicle can be a challenge. We recommend clearing any food in or around where you park your car. This will help discourage the animals from hanging around. If you think an animal may have damaged your car, please call us at (815)254-9959 to schedule an appointment to have your vehicle inspected.

What should I check on my vehicle before winter?

11/10/202159 Auto Repair
With colder weather just around the corner, we are here to help you prepare your car. Before snow comes, your tires should be checked for proper inflation as well as good tread life. It is common for cold weather to cause your tires to drop a few pounds of pressure. Good tread helps your tire grip the road and keeps control of the vehicle in bad conditions. We are always happy to check your tire pressure and tread life! Your battery should also be inspected for proper cold cranking amps as w

What does winterizing a car mean?

01/03/202259 Auto Repair
Each winter, you should have an inspection done on your vehicle to make sure it is ready for the colder weather. So, what does a technician check in the wintertime? The technician will inspect the tires for good tread life as well as proper tire inflation. The battery should be tested for proper cold-cranking amperage as well as reserve capacity. Batteries typically last about 5 years before they will stop holding a charge. The oil should be replaced based on your vehicle’s regular maintenance s

How do I check my power steering fluid?

12/29/202159 Auto Repair
With power steering fluid, there are 2 main ways to check the fluid depending on what kind of vehicle you have. If your vehicle has a clear bottle, there will be a minimum and maximum line. When the vehicle is warm, the fluid should be between these two lines. If it is below the minimum, power steering fluid should be added. If the vehicle has a dipstick for the power steering fluid, this should be used to determine if the fluid is full. When the vehicle is warm and off, you should remove the po

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