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Recent Squirrel Damage To Vehicle

Recent Squirrel Damage To Vehicle

Recent Squirrel Damage To A Customer's Vehicle  You may not know this but, the month of May is "National Baby Squirrel Month." Sadly a customer of ours recently experienced squirrel damage to her vehicle. Around this time of year, Mama squirrels are building new nests for their recently born offspring. In this case, a Mama built her new nest under the hood of a 2014 Lexus.     While driving, the traction, ABS, and Check Engine lights all illuminated all at the same time, which was quite disconcerting to the driver, who instantly pulled over and called us. After a phone consultation, we determined the vehicle was safe to drive and instructed her to come directly to our shop.    Upon inspection, we found the underhood nest with a live baby squirrel, debris, 10 chewed wires, and a chewed connector. Squirrels and other rodents such as rats and mice often gnaw on wiring insulation because the plastic contains ... read more

How Much Do We Love Our Cars? Let Us Count the Ways

How Much Do We Love Our Cars? Let Us Count the Ways

It’s a cliche to say that we Americans love our cars. But just because something is a cliche doesn’t mean it isn’t 100 percent true. We do love our cars! Why, though? Well, cars mean freedom for a lot of us. What’s better than grabbing your keys and jumping behind the wheel to take off on the spur of the moment--on a road trip to a famous location, to visit an old friend, or just to pick up some late-night munchies? To a lot of Americans, our cars reflect our personalities. And why not? Most of us spend an awful lot of time behind the wheel. Why not take the time to figure out exactly what kind of vehicle both meets our needs and tells the world, “Hey, world, here I am!” What do different types of cars say about their owners? Pickup truck drivers tend to be hardworking and no-nonsense. People drive hybrids both to save money on gas and because they care about the environment. Drivers of sports cars like to feel powerful and attractive. Do you kno ... read more

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Car Ownership

Can you Repair a Car That's Been Flooded?

Can you Repair a Car That's Been Flooded?

With the recent storms leaving many Chicagoland neighborhoods underwater, there have been many questions and concerns regarding how to salvage an automobile that has been immersed in flood waters. Better yet, is a vehicle even salvagable after it's been soaking in water.This article from Popular Mechanics says it all and will give you the information that you are looking for. "We've all seen it on TV: rainstorms of biblical proportions sweeping entire villages into the sea, and damp, devastated flood victims being interviewed in front of a pile of sodden furnishings and clothing. But then it happens closer to home—and this time it's your car, not the entire village.There's a high-water line halfway up the windshield, and several inches of mud in the int ... read more

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Vehicle Damage
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