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Our Auto Repair Service Blog – Bucaro Brothers Auto Care

Steps to Follow After a Car Crash

05.09.2019 5:07 pm

If you get into a car crash (minor or major), it can be scary and nerve-wracking. After taking a few deep breaths, there are steps you should take to make sure everything is handled correctly. Check out Allstate’s tips and form to help you through the car crash.   Check for injuries on you or any passengers If you or someone else in the car crash was injured, call 911 immediately. If you think you’re seriously injured, do not move. If you can move around, check on the other passengers in the car.   Find safety When you can, move to the side of the road or a sidewalk. If you can drive your car safely, pull it over to the side of the road as to not cause a driving hazard. If you cannot, leave it be.   Call 911 and wait for help If your car accident is a fender-bender or a major collision, call the police. It is important to contact them as in some states, it is legally required. The officer will fill out an accident report, document the scene, and you’ll be able to file a claim with your insurer. While you wait for help,… Read more

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The Importance of Car Care

04.25.2019 4:54 pm

Many of us see the oil or tire light begin to blink on our dashboard but wait a few days, or even weeks, to go to an auto shop for repairs. There is a reason why specific car maintenance should happen after every designated mileage. When you hold off on car repairs, you could be increasing vehicle damage and, ultimately, find yourself on the side of the road with a broken down car. Not only that, but costs will significantly raise. Stay ahead of the neglect and follow these simple rules forcar repair in Chicago. Check the Car Care Guide This guide is a manual that should be kept in your glovebox compartment. It’s a reminder to perform the most common routine procedures so your car is working as well as it can. Fluids, brake system, and tires—these are just a few maintenance procedures to keep your eye on. Mileage and Repairs At the 3,000 mile mark (roughly driving a car for three months), you should check on your battery and cables, lights, and tire inflation and condition. You’ve driven your car for six months, or 6,000 miles. What should be looked at? Most likely your belts, engine oil, and… Read more

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Proper Tire Maintenance

03.21.2019 9:07 pm

In order to guarantee that your vehicles will last as long as possible, make sure that you are taking proper care of your tires. If you ignore your tires and don’t take proper care of them, you can find yourself replacing them frequently. At Bucaro Brothers Auto Care, a mechanic in Chicago will explain proper tire care so you can avoid costly replacements. Pressure Level  Making sure that your tires are properly inflated is one of the easiest ways to help maintain good gas mileage and extend the life of your tires. If the pressure level is low, your car will noticeably drive differently. Your owner’s manual or car door should state the correct tire pressure level for your vehicle. As a mechanic in Chicago, we recommend checking your tire pressure at least once a month. Tread Depth Your tires depend on good tread depth conditions to maintain tractions, especially on wet roads. To avoid uneven wear, make sure to check your tread at least once a month. The most accurate way to measure treat depth is a with a tread depth gauge or you can use the old quarter trick. Place a quarter upside down into the grooves of… Read more

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Keep Your Car in Good Condition by Maintaining These Automotive Fluids

02.22.2019 6:13 pm

There are several specific fluids that your car needs in order to run its best. Not surprisingly, if one of these fluids runs out, you run the risk of having severe repair problems. You probably know how to check if it’s time to go in for a car oil change in Lakeview but what about brake fluid or steering fluid?  Chances are that you have never been told how to check if these need to be replaced or a maintenance schedule for them. At Bucaro Brothers Auto Care, we are going to walk you through some of the most important fluids to maintain. Car Oil Change Lakeview Engine oil lubricates and cools your entire engine, if you have insufficient amounts of oil, it will cause engine parts to grind against one another, reducing efficiency and potentially causing permanent engine damage. Proper lubrication can prevent this problem, so make sure to have your car oil changed every 3,000 or 5,000 miles. Steering Fluid Steering fluid keeps your power steering lubricated, making it easier to control the cars wheels. To check the power steering fluid, find the reservoir labeled “steering” under the hood on the passenger side. In most cars you should… Read more

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Car Part Replacement Schedule

01.23.2019 3:59 pm

Proper car upkeep requires more than your routine oil change and filling up the tank. Each part of your car has unique upkeep instructions that you should follow. The staff at Bucaro Brothers Auto Parts has the knowledge and experience to make you upkeep as manageable as possible. Brakes The brakes are one aspect of your car that you want to ensure that are functioning properly! Car break repair in Lakeview is easy to find and should be at the top of your list, if you notice that something doesn’t seem right. To prevent possible fatal accidents due to malfunctioning brakes, check and replace the fluid every 25,000 miles and replace your brake pads if they’re too thin. Tires Your vehicle’s owner manual will tell you how often you need to replace your tires and you should keep to this! Make sure to have your tires rotated and checked for proper alignment on a regular basis. Doing so will extend the life of your tires and save you money in the long run. Battery Sadly, your car’s battery will not last the entire lifespan of your car. But, keeping the battery and terminal clean will extend its lifespan.  It is… Read more

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