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Snow Driving Tips

Snow Driving Tips

Winter is here in Carol Stream, IL, which means you're likely to see snow and ice on the roads. If you're not comfortable driving in snowy conditions, we've got some tips to prepare you for cold weather and slippery roads. Tip #1: Properly clean the snow and ice off your car before driving Before you hop in your car to drive, you will need to get rid of snow and ice on your car. You should especially get your windshield, car lights, and other areas that can impede your line of sight. While you may turn on your defrosters, it may take a long time and excess gas. Grab your ice scraper and/or snow brush.to speed up the process  Tip #2: Drive slow When driving in unfavorable weather conditions, it is important for you to take it easy on pedals. Driving too fast can cause you to spin out of control. If you know you have somewhere to be, please leave extra time to leave early and slow down! Tip #3: Maintain a safe following distance with the car ahead You should follow ... read more

Is it Safe to Keep Driving With the Engine Oil Warning Light On?

Is it Safe to Keep Driving With the Engine Oil Warning Light On?

In simple terms, no, we do not recommend driving with the engine oil light on. When this dashboard light comes up, it's a tell-tale sign that something is very wrong from within your vehicle.    When the oil warning light comes on, it generally means that your vehicle has low oil pressure. The reduction in oil pressure could result from a few things: you are low on oil, your oil is heavily contaminated, or you have an oil leak.   Thankfully, you can come close to a conclusion by simply checking your oil. To check your oil, follow the following steps: With your car parked on an even surface, pop your hood and find the oil dipstick (usually yellow). Remove the dipstick and clean it off using a rag.  Put the dipstick back in and pull it out again to get a more accurate reading. If the oil on the end of the dipstick is at or below the indicated marks, then it's time to bring your car into Kehoe Auto Repair for an oil change. Even though your vehicle doesn ... read more

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