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Tire & Battery offer, free ice scrapers

Tire & Battery offer, free ice scrapers

      The Chicago-Area is heading into some nasty weather this weekend; 7 inches of snow, temperatures in the low teens. Are you and your vehicle ready? Even though your tire tread may look ok, are you aware that most tires suffer severely degraded traction, beginning at 50% Tread wear. Tires are normally replaced at approximate ... read more

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It’s Snowing - Time to Winterize Your Vehicle

It’s Snowing - Time to Winterize Your Vehicle

If you’ve watched the news lately, the weathermen already have begun uttering the “s” word. That’s that four-letter word that us Chicagoans have a love-hate relationship with. The word “snow” conjures up more dread than the Bears losing to the Green Bay Packers or a month without a mouth-watering pizza from your favorite pizzeria. Okay, maybe it’s not that bad, but it comes awfully close. Now is the time to winterize our vehicles. Don’t be fooled by these lingering warm and sunny days. Old Man Winter will soon be taking up residence and raging his weather war for the next few months. Maximize your car’s performance this winter against snow, sleet, ice and frigid temperatures by taking steps now to ensure your car is operating optimally. Here are five must-checks before winter begins: 1. Is your battery in good shape? Check the terminals and cables for any signs of corrosion. Look at the label to determine the a ... read more

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Do you need new tires before winter arrives?

Do you need new tires before winter arrives?

A snowier and unseasonably cold winter could be an uninvited guest for the 2015-2016 winter season. According to the Farmer’s Almanac, this winter could look a lot like last year in terms of temperatures with unseasonably cold conditions over the Great Lakes. While we don’t like to be reminded of the cold and snow quite yet, it’s paramount that your tires are roadworthy anytime you drive but especially when driving in snowy and icy conditions. Need new tires? Have you driven more than 30,000 miles? If you answered, yes, then you could be due for new tires. The life of your tires depends on your driving and braking habits, road conditions and how old the tires are (regardless of miles driven). Here are four quick tips to determine if you need new tires.Check the tre ... read more

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Winterize your car | Glenview

Winter is coming, are you ready? New tires, testing the battery, and replacing your wiper blades may be at the top of your checklist, but there are a few more things you should consider for safe driving during the winter months. Use this checklist for winter preparedness or bring your car in to CARS of America in Glenview and take advantage of our winterization special for the month of October. Tires: Do your tires have adequate tread to grip the pavement and get you through the snow? According to a study done by Tire Rack, to have adequate snow traction, a tire requires at least 6/32-inch deep tread. Battery: The number one reason people get stranded and need a tow truck is battery failure. If your battery is more than 3 years old, have it tested. The average life of a battery is between 4-6 years, and batteries rarely give a ... read more

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