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ARLINGTON HEIGHTS AUTO REPAIR EXPERT WANTS YOU TO DRIVE SAFELY SO YOU DON’T BECOME A TRAFFIC STATISTIC

Apr 13, 2015

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) says that the state suffered from 281,788 traffic accidents in 2011, the most current year for complete statistics. (The figures did not distinguish by manufacturer and so included Lincolns, GMCs, Jeeps, among others.) About 918 people died in 835 crashes, and 84,172 people were injured. A quarter of the […]

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WHO IS CORRECT?

Apr 13, 2015

A high-rate discharge (battery capacity) test is being performed on a 12-volt battery. Technician A says that a good battery should have a voltage reading below 7 volts while under load. Technician B says that the battery should be discharged (loaded) to twice its ampere-hour rating. Who is correct?* A. Technician A B. Technician B […]

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PRESENTING: DAVE’S TOP 5

Apr 13, 2015

Need some reasons to make sure your vehicle’s air conditioning REALLY works this summer? Dave Becker, WAC’s managing partner, has it all figured out for you! Top 5 Reasons to Make Sure Your A/C Works This Summer: A/C that was wimpy last Labor Day certainly hasn’t fixed itself by now. It’s always nice to arrive […]

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TEENS BEHIND THE WHEEL

Apr 13, 2015

According to the National Safety Council, “traffic crashes are the leading cause of teen fatalities, accounting for 44% of teen deaths in the U.S.” Although this statistic is nothing short of alarming, there are some key things you can do as a parent to keep your teen driver safe. Practice. Practice. Practice. One major reason […]

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Route 66

Apr 13, 2015

Route 66 found a place in the history books and hearts of America through its many appearances in songs, movies and television. The road was immortalized in the film “The Grapes of Wrath,” leading impoverished Americans to the promised land over “The Mother Road.” Today, Route 66 is still one of the most famous and […]

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Hybrid Car Service

Apr 13, 2015

A hybrid car is a vehicle that uses a combination of at least two different fuel sources for its propulsion. Although many combinations are possible, generally when people are talking about hybrid cars, they are referring to cars with a combination of: – A gasoline internal combustion engine – An electric motor – A battery […]

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