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Rx Automotive is Auto Repair in St. Charles IL. Call 630.443.8500
What to Look For When Choosing a Mechanic

 

My dad always liked to say, “invest your money wisely.” Like me, you may own a reliable car that you want to maintain in safe operating conditions. Repairing a reliable used car can often be a better investment than quickly replacing your used car with a newer model. You may not know if a repair is necessary, worth investing in, or whether it’s actually time to get a new car. However, an experienced car mechanic is your best ally.

 

Four characteristics stand out in an auto mechanic worth building a relationship with. Read more…

How to change your oil in St. Charles IL
“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”
― Mother Teresa

However many ripples you manage to make in your life, one thing you can easily learn to change is your oil. This easy lesson can be an excellent time and money saver.

First step: Determine how often you need to change your oil. For the most certain and trustworthy answer, consult your service manual. Or, if necessary, an authoritative reference work, such as Edmunds’, will help you know what is the best oil change schedule for your specific vehicle. Some modern vehicles possess oil life monitoring systems which are also trustworthy, accurate, and well worth your time to become familiar with.

Next up, Gather your tools and supplies. You will need: Read more…

Tire Repair Shop in St Charles IL

Most Moms are always on the go. That’s why getting a flat tire can really throw a wrench into their day. Whether it is picking up the kids at school or getting home from work, you need your car to perform at its best – each and every day. But don’t despair! Here are some things to do if you think you’ve got a flat tire:

 

Get out of the car and feel the tire. See if you can find the leak. Sometimes you can notice a puncture, where you have run over a nail or something else that would puncture your tire. Feel your tire compared to the other tires, does it feel about the same?

 

Try listening for the flat too. Now this wont work if you have a small puncture. But if you’ve really got a flat, sometimes you can hear a “hissing” sound coming from the tire. Stay close to the tire in question and listen to it for a few minutes. See if you notice anything. Read more…

Why Won't My Car Start? St Charles IL Auto Repair

Ever been jealous of your local mechanic, family friend, or even that good Samaritan by the side of the road who can start up your temperamental car and diagnose the problem within seconds? Much like a horse or baby whisperer, they clearly have learned a special language. Whether your car is barely starting, making strange noises, or is completely dead, here are a few basic tips to help you know what to look and listen for.

Steering Wheel Lock: First off, are you able to turn your key? In order to frustrate carjackers, your steering wheel locks in place when you remove the key. So if the key is not turning, don’t force it. Rather, try yanking lightly in either direction on the steering wheel to disengage the wheel lock. Do this as you turn the key and you’re on your way. Read more…

Auto Maintenance Tips for Busy Moms by Rx Auto Repair 630-443-8500

Busy Moms: 3 Tips to Keep Up with Car/Auto Maintenance

 

The Moms of yesteryear were often seen with an apron, in the kitchen. But probably when our kids look back on their childhood, they will have many memories of us picking them up at school, fun activities or trips in the car. Today’s Mom is quite often behind the wheel.

 

You know how much your family counts on your car to take them to school, soccer and that fun theme park. Everyone knows it is important to keep up with car maintenance, but often it is difficult to imagine being without the car for a day, or even part of the day. So it is so easy to put it off, push that appointment back until you realize you are weeks behind, even two or so months behind schedule yet again. How can you keep up with car maintenance? Well, we’ve got some tips for you to help stay on track. Read more…