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Car Electrical

The modern charging system hasn't changed much in over 40 years. We're going to break this down into pretty basic concepts to just make sure we understand that's happening in our car. The purpose of the battery is to act as a storage location for voltage. All… Read more
A car battery is a rechargeable cell in the SLI (starting-lighting-ignition) variety of batteries. They are also in the lead acid family of batteries. The high power output of a car battery is necessary to supply a high current draw needed for the engine… Read more
As our vehicles get more sophisticated, it seems as if car manufacturers put more and more warning indicators on our dashes. Soon, it can seem overwhelming and hard to keep up with what they all mean. In this article we'll focus on a few of the more common… Read more

Car Maintenance

We believe a well maintained vehicle runs better, lasts longer, has a higher resale value, and saves you money in the long run. Studies show that $1 spent on maintaining your vehicle will save between $17 and $22 on unnecessary repairs and replacement costs.… Read more
Back-to-school season is the ideal time to review your ABCs; the ABCs of car care, that is. 53 Auto Repair recommends that all drivers brush up on their auto care knowledge to make sure their vehicle is operating at its best before the school year carpool… Read more
Imagine being stuck in traffic on a 102-degree day when your vehicle’s air conditioning system malfunctions. With summer heating up, 53 Auto Repair recommends that motorists be cautious and have their A/C system checked to make sure it is working properly.… Read more
We often hear reports in the news or internet about the "3000 mile oil change myth" or about how businesses who are trying to sell premature oil services. An oil change prevents engine oil sludge build up. The first sign of oil sludge often appears under the… Read more
Here in Illinois that means pollen, and lots of it!!  Changing your engine air filter and passenger cabin filter will help you and your car breath easier. With less frequent service intervals of all newer vehicles we quite often see these 2 very important… Read more

Car Suspension

Our vehicle's suspension system, otherwise known as shocks and struts, is something we often take for granted. Some people believe the suspension is mainly about having a smooth ride. Therefore these repairs aren't as necessary as other maintenance issues… Read more

Car Care Tips

With gas prices remaining low, drivers should take advantage of their savings and invest it back into their vehicles. By spending a little now to increase fuel efficiency, drivers can multiply fuel savings and save more money at the pump. Engine… Read more
Summer is here and its arrival means warmer weather, more hours of daylight, and much-needed break travel! Before you hit the road, check these off of your to-do list: Check filters and fluids, including engine oil, power steering, and brake and… Read more

Potholes

It's a safe bet that anywhere you look on the roads, you are sure to find a pothole after this winter. 2020 was sure to end with a surprise, and the brutal winter entering 2021 was the icing on the cake for many! With record-breaking snow in some areas… Read more

Service Reminders

service-reminderSign-up today for service interval reminders such as: oil & filter, brakes, tires, and more... These parts are designed to wear & need to be replaced before any major damage occurs. We can help.