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Summer Driving: How To Prevent a Car From Overheating

06.21.2024 7:36 pm | BBAManage

As temperatures rise, so does the risk of your car overheating. Chicago is known for its hot and humid summers. Unfortunately, while you’re trying to stay cool on your commute, your car’s engine could be struggling to beat the heat. Whether your vehicle is old or new, it’s crucial to take steps to prevent a car from overheating. This is because overheated engine damage often results in costly repairs. We’ve put together a list of tips to help you protect your vehicle this summer. Continue reading to learn how to keep your engine cool even in excessive heat. Tips for How to Stop a Car From Overheating Check Your Cooling System If your dashboard temperature gauge is showing higher than normal readings or your coolant level keeps dropping, it’s time to get your vehicle’s cooling system inspected. Other signs of a cooling system issue can include white exhaust smoke, a visible coolant leak, steam coming from the hood, or hot air coming from the air conditioner. Bucaro Brothers’ skilled technicians can inspect the system and address any issues before your engine overheats. Our team will look over the radiator, fans, hoses, seals, pumps, and other cooling system components. Even if… Read more

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What You Need to Know About Auto Collision Repair

01.16.2024 9:52 am | BBAManage

Driving is unpredictable: accidents can happen anytime, even to the most cautious drivers. If you’ve been in a collision, you must fix your car ASAP. Fortunately, some auto body shops offer auto collision repair to get your car back to normal. Read these tips to know what auto collision repair is and what you need to know when you get it. What is Auto Collision Repair? Auto collision repair is a specialized service restoring vehicles to their pre-accident condition. This process involves a meticulous assessment and strategic repairs to address visible and underlying damages, from minor dings to major crashes. The Auto Collision Repair Process Assessment: Trained technicians evaluate the extent of the damage, creating a roadmap for the vehicle repairs. This repair work includes identifying both cosmetic and structural issues. Frame Straightening: Ensuring structural integrity, technicians straighten and align the frame to guarantee safety. They may also perform wheel alignments. Body Panel Repair/Replacement: The technicians then repair or replace damaged panels so everything aligns perfectly. Paint Application: Commonly, auto technicians apply a fresh coat of paint to restore the vehicle’s aesthetics. Systematic Checks: Technicians further check electronics, safety features, and overall functionality to ensure your vehicle operates at its… Read more

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How to Keep Mice Out of Cars in Winter

01.16.2024 9:47 am | BBAManage

Driving in wintry Chicago poses many problems – snow, icy roads, slush, cold temperatures, etc. However, there’s another problem many people overlook: mice. Mice can nest under car hoods as temperatures drop, creating a warm little sanctuary to escape the cold. Here are some practical tips to help you keep mice out of your cars this winter. Why Do Mice Love Cars in Winter? Before jumping to solutions, first understand the problem. Mice like to nest inside cars to stay warm in the cold weather. Once inside, they can damage wires, spark plugs, engine bays, interior components, and your upholstery. The last thing you need is to wake up for work and see your car destroyed by a rodent infestation. Mice-Free Winter Car Care Tips Tip #1: Park Smart First, think about where you park your ride. Mice love the cover of darkness. Whenever possible, try to park in a well-lit and open space. Parking in Chicago is already tricky, but an open area makes it less likely for mice to find their way into your vehicle unnoticed. Tip #2: Seal the Entry Points Mice can squeeze through surprisingly small openings. Inspect your car for gaps or holes, and seal… Read more

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How to Prepare for a Long Road Trip

01.16.2024 9:17 am | BBAManage

Are you embarking on a long road trip? Buckle up for an adventure! Before driving along scenic routes, read this road trip safety checklist to ensure a smooth journey. Safety First Nothing beats the peace of mind that comes from a well-maintained car. Before leaving, check Fluids Wiper blades Brakes Stock tires and spare Lights. Have your tires rotated and check tire pressure for worry-free driving on the road. Additionally, bring tools to change your spare if you get a flat. Also, pack an emergency kit with a first aid kit, flashlight, and jumper cables. Safety first, always! Plan Your Route Plot your course in advance using a reliable navigation app or GPS. Identify rest stops, fuel stations, and attractions along the way. Planning your route ahead of time saves time, gas, and energy. You’ll always have something to look forward to. Share your itinerary with a friend or family member so someone knows your whereabouts in case of unexpected detours. Comfort is Key Pack snacks, water, and entertainment to keep everyone happy during the journey. You can always stop at a gas station for chips, jerky, sodas, energy drinks, and bottled water. Save more money on the road with… Read more

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Emergency Preparation for Winter Driving Hazards

10.16.2023 1:20 pm | BBAManage

Your Emergency Kit for Winter Driving Winters in Illinois can transform roads into slippery ice rinks and snow-covered mazes. One minute, you’re humming to your favorite song, and the next, thank to snow and ice or black ice, you’re gripping the steering wheel hoping you won’t slide. So, how do we tackle this frosty challenge? With an emergency kit fit for Illinois winters! Hazards of Winter Driving in Illinois Slippery Roads: Illinois streets can get slick from ice, making it easy for cars to slide. Imagine trying to walk on an ice-covered sidewalk in sneakers. That’s your car without winter tires! Reduced Visibility: Snowstorms can come out of nowhere, turning everything into a white blur. It’s like trying to see through a milkshake! Cold Breakdowns: Cars, like us, aren’t big fans of the cold. Engines can have a tough time starting, and batteries can give up. Your Car Preparedness Survival Kit Now, let’s pack that emergency kit with the emergency supplies needed to face these challenges! Blankets & Warm Clothing: If you’re stuck or waiting for help, you’ll need to stay warm. Think of the blankets as your warm hug against the cold while you are stuck on the side… Read more

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