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When you’re trying to find a mechanic to fix your vehicle, how do you choose the best one? What do you look for? How do you know that you are getting a mechanic that knows what they are doing? Well, there are plenty of different ways that you can check a mechanic out before you hire them; but one of the quickest ways to determine if a mechanic is good at what they do is to see if they have any certifications. One of the main certifications that you will see a mechanic display is an ASE certified mechanic. But what does that mean? Why would that make them a better mechanic? Read more…

Rx Automotive Announces New and Improved Auto Repair Facility in St Charles IL

Popular Auto Repair Shop in St Charles IL expands Auto Repair Facility

The renowned Auto Repair Shop, Rx Automotive, would like to announce that they have successfully moved to their brand new and expanded repair facility in St Charles IL. The new shop measures 5000 sq ft, which is twice the size their previous facility. The personnel at Rx Automotive found that in order to increase productivity without diminishing their quality of service, the new facility was needed. The new facility is outfitted with six full service mechanic bays when before there were only two. The shop also features a drive through service lane that allows mechanics to get cars into bays and repaired more efficiently.

Rx Automotive is a local family owned auto repair facility in St Charles, IL that specializes in providing a range of repair options for its clients. These include oil changes, radiator & exhaust repairs, transmission repairs, all engine repairs, Illinois Air Team emissions repairs and a full line of affordable auto repair services.

Located right next door to the old facility, the new auto repair shop boasts a larger waiting area along with a front and rear parking for customer convenience. Local St Charles resident and shop owner, Les Santeler, hopes that by moving right next door, customers will not be confused the next time they come in for an auto repair or regular scheduled maintenance.

The company also invested in new, state of the art auto repair and auto diagnostic technology in order to maintain and improve on the quality of their current services. Along with the latest diagnostic tools, they are now able to diagnose technical issues and fix them in a timely and more efficient manner. A full alignment rack has also been installed which comes complete with high precision systems to allow precise tuning of any vehicle. This eliminates the need to send client’s cars out to another shop for front alignments, as is a standard practice in the auto repair industry. The company’s ASE certified technicians work on each vehicle that comes into the new shop with meticulous detail to attention and dedication to diagnosis the problem correctly the first time.

Les, had this to say when asked about the inauguration of the new facility, “Rx Automotive has continued to gain respect from clients since our inception and we weren’t going to stop now. We made sure that the new store was equipped with the state of the art auto repair equipment and the best technicians in the area so that our clients know we are willing to go to any length to ensure their vehicle is repaired right the first time, repaired in a timely manner, and repaired at a fair price.”

For more information about the Rx Automotive and their services, please click on the link below.
www.rxautorepair.com

 

About Rx Automotive

Offering Auto Repair in St Charles, IL, Rx Automotive is a family owned automobile repair facility that has over 20 years worth of experience in the automotive industry. The service specializes in providing professional and reliable repair and maintenance services in St. Charles, Batavia, Geneva, Campton Hills, Wayne, West Chicago, and South Elgin.

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Website: www.rxautorepair.com
Address: 602 Sidwell Court
Saint Charles, IL 60174
Email: contact@rxautorepair.com
Phone number: 630.443.8500

Before the recession hit, the median age for cars in the Saint Charles IL area (zip code: 60174) was over nine years. And two-thirds had over 75,000 miles. At Rx Automotive we hear reports that those numbers continue to rise.

If you have a high-mileage vehicle in the St Charles area, bring it in for high-mileage maintenance:
Rx Automotive
602 Sidwell Ct Unit I
Saint Charles, IL 60174
630-443-8500

Many people in Saint Charles are keeping their vehicles longer. The economy has influenced that, but the fact that modern sedans are more durable and reliable means that owning a high mileage vehicle doesn’t have to be a painful experience.

Local car owners in Saint Charles with over 100,000 miles on their vehicles often ask which service intervals they should follow. Let’s start with the special needs of the older vehicle…

The reality is that time and mileage will take its toll. The engine and transmission will have more sludge. The fuel, steering and brake systems will have gum and varnish built up. There’ll be more dirt and contaminants in the fuel tank. Corrosion and deposits in the cooling system. And seals and gaskets will start to dry out.

All of this, plus normal wear and tear, means that the engine might not be as strong as new, so it just has to work harder to get the job done.

So we need to compensate. Consider high-mileage formulations for oil changes, transmission service, etc. These special formulations contain additives that condition the seals and gaskets to prevent leaks. They also have more detergents to clean sludge and other deposits. They cost a bit more, but they’re worth it.

In general, if an auto service was recommended every 15,000 miles when the car was new, you should continue to get the service done every 15,000 miles.

Talk with your Saint Charles service advisor at Rx Automotive about the condition of your engine. See if he thinks you should adjust your auto service intervals for oil changes or other auto maintenance to account for the older engine working harder.

Expect the oil filter to get dirty faster. Same goes for the fuel filter. And some leaks are to be expected so you need to keep a closer eye on fluid levels.

If anything, following recommended service intervals for your sedan is more important in a higher mileage vehicle. Skipping oil changes or other services can lead to problems much more quickly than with a newer vehicle.

So, have your Saint Charles auto service advisor at Rx Automotive help you with an assessment of your older car or truck. If you haven’t gotten around to a fuel system cleaning, or replacing power steering or brake fluid, a differential service or transmission service – it’s time to start taking care of those things. It’ll help keep you on the road for many more happy miles.

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Lease? Or buy? It’s always a tough question for residents in the Batavia area. But here are a few ideas that’ll make the choice more clear.

Either option gives you a choice of how you might finance your car. If you buy, you’ll pay the full cost of the car, with maybe an initial down payment, then monthly payments on the balance that pays down the loan principal, and the finance charge.

If you lease, you’re financing the portion of the cost of the car that’s used up during the term of the lease. When the lease is up, you return the car to your local Batavia area dealership. You’ll pay some money upfront; fees, security deposit, first month’s payment and maybe a capital reduction. The month payments include a depreciation cost and a finance charge.

So how do you decide?

First, how big a down payment can you make? A lease would require a smaller down.

How much monthly payment can you afford? Again, lease payments will be much lower for any given down payment.

A lease needs you to have better credit, so that’s a factor.

How long will you keep the car? If you tend to keep your cars around for a while, buying is cheaper. But just two or three years? Then leasing is the way to go.

Rx Automotive
602 Sidwell Ct Unit I
Saint Charles, IL 60174
630-443-8500

If your car might suffer a ding or two, like, say a work truck would, then buying’s better. The leasing company will want their merchandise back at the lease end in tip top shape, and if repairs are needed, you’ll pay.

How many miles do you drive in and around the Batavia area? Important to consider because leases have a mileage limit, and if you go over, you pay a hefty charge per mile when the lease is up. So high mileage means a buy.

Will the car be used for business? Check with your accountant, but both financing options have different tax benefits, depending on your circumstances.

Over the short term, leasing is much cheaper. Medium term, leasing and buying costs are about the same. Over the long haul, leasing is always costs more.

Leases may sound a bit complicated, and the typical lease decision weighs more on the monthly payment, rather than price. So sometimes leasers may pay on a higher purchase price than a buyer would.

Here is a tip: If a salesman asks if you’ll be leasing or buying, say you’re not sure yet. Make your best deal, then look at financing options.

Here’s another: With a buy or a lease, if you total the car, you’ll owe the full amount of the loan, or the balance of the lease payments, and usually, it’s less than the car’s fair market value – and that’s all your insurance company will pay. But ask your agent about gap insurance, which pays the difference between fair market value and what you owe. Big consideration for a lease.

Remember, you have to return your leased vehicle in excellent condition, and may need to do all manufacturer’s recommended service and maintenance, or face penalties. So see your local Batavia service center on a regular basis, get the required work done and save the service records. It’s well worth it.