Brake System Guide

How does a brake system work? Typically brake systems include a few simple moving parts that (when working properly), quickly slow and stop your vehicle. When you step on the brake pedal, a vacuum booster (also known as the brake booster) is actuated.  This multiplies the amount of force applied by your foot when stepping on the pedal. Without the …

Brake Warning Light Guide

It is recommended to have your vehicle checked out immediately if your brake warning light is on.  Here are a few reasons why that that light will come on. Brakes are considered the car’s most important safety feature.  When a brake warning light appears, you should have it looked as immediately. Typically, the brake warning light is an indication that …

Glass Repair Guide

Windshield Chips and Cracks You’re driving down the road and notice a little blemish on your windshield. Unfortunately it’s not the remnants of an unfortunate insect, but instead, a small chip. It’s only the size of a pea, so it can be very easy to just forget about this and continue on your way. But as with anything in the …

Fuel Grade Guide

According to AAA, American’s collectively wasted $2.1 billion on unnecessary premium fuel purchases during 2015. Some people may look at that statistic and think, “How is it wasting money if you’re buying a product that’s better for your vehicle?” This is a valid question, as conventional thinking has always told us that premium fuel results in better performance and fuel …

Summer Vehicle Prep

The summer heat can be taxing on your car, however by thoroughly checking out your vehicle beforehand, you can avoid some of the most common hot weather problems and have a smooth ride all summer long. Change your oil Changing your oil and oil filter will take a fair amount of stress off of your car’s engine, and depending on …

Recalls Guide

I Have a Recall on My Vehicle. What do I do? Manufacturer recalls are becoming increasingly common. In fact, in 2015 there was an all-time high of 51 million vehicles recalled. This being so, you should expect that at some point during your ownership of a vehicle you will need to get recall work completed. And although a recall starts …

5 Must See Attractions at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show

A trip to the Chicago Auto Show can be a bit overwhelming. It’s an enormous expo of sights and sounds that can be a challenge to navigate and nearly impossible to see everything. CarAdvise is here to help ensure you don’t miss the must-see attractions. Here are 5 of our favorites… 1. Go Cubs Go! The celebration of the World …