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.
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 will happen if the brake line leaks? When brake lines are leaking, the brake fluid level will drop. Brake fluid helps transfer the force and movement created when you press down the brake pedal. When the fluid gets too low, you will lose the brake pressure, and will not be able to stop the vehicle. 59 Auto Repair does not recommend driving the vehicle when the brake fluid is leaking. Eventually, the fluid will drop low enough you will not be able to stop the vehicle. A mechanic will need to
Why is my car starting slow? A long crank is an indication that the battery may be failing on your vehicle. Extreme weather causes stress on the battery and takes more power to start the vehicle. Over time, batteries lose their ability to hold a charge. The mechanic will test the cold-cranking amps and the voltage of the battery to determine if the battery should be replaced. The battery should be tested as part of your vehicle maintenance service. Our mechanics test the batteries with every oil