OK, Labor Day is behind us. Despite the summer like weather the last couple weeks, it’s just a matter of time before cold weather returns. I suspect your grade schoolers can tell you the number of days until Christmas — FYI: it’s 84 days. In Chicagoland, cool weather breaks into cold, icy weather usually about mid-November. The thermometer goes downhill from there. Prevention and preparation are all about controlling what you can control. That makes now a great time to think about how to assure the vehicles you depend on will keep rolling.
These services are recommended to prepare for…
OK, Labor Day is behind us. The kids are back in school. It’s just a matter of time before cold weather returns. Your grade schoolers can probably tell you how many days until Christmas. In Chicagoland, cool weather usually breaks into cold, icy weather about mid-November. The thermometer goes downhill from there.
Prevention and preparation are all about controlling what you can control. That makes now a great time to think about how to assure the vehicles you depend on will keep rolling.
These services are recommended to prepare for winter. In this series, we’ll go into greater detail about…
OK, Labor Day is behind us. The fashionable among us have packed up all their white pants and shoes and the kids are back in school. It’s just a matter of time before cold weather returns. I suspect your grade schoolers can tell you the number of days until Christmas.
The short answer is that no smoke is acceptable. Expecting no rust anywhere on a vehicle that’s made of metal is pretty unrealistic, especially up north with winter and salty roads. Depending on how much and where, some rust can be OK, as long as… Well, we’ll get to that shortly.
For confidence when purchasing a used car… inspect, inspect, inspect. There’s a visual inspection. An active inspection and the test drive. Even better, have your favorite mechanic give it a look over.
What does the car look like as you approach it? Does it appear level or does one…
How Well Do You Know The Neighborhood? No. Indiana Day Trips
If you feel you’ve run out of ideas for some family fun or just want to expand your horizons, a road trip offers the chance to see and do relatively close to home. Pack some snacks and drinks. Print out some song lyrics and car games for the kids and follow Nike’s advice — Just Do It!
Well, there’s the Air and water show this weekend but if you are up for a little drive how about…
Things To Do This Weekend!
Wineries near Chicago — The Clare — http://theclare.com/top-10-wineries-near-chicago/
Best Wineries Near Chicago — CBS Chicago (Channel 2) — http://chicago.cbslocal.com/top-lists/best-wineries-near-chicago/
Ultimate Brewery Tours — Chicago Reader — https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/ultimate-brewery-tours-guide-craft-beer/Content?oid=25806599
Touring Wisconsin’s Craft Breweries — https://www.travelwisconsin.com/article/pubs-taverns/touring-wisconsins-craft-breweries
Candy factory tours — USA Today — http://traveltips.usatoday.com/candy-factory-tours-near-chicago-109208.html
Tootsie Roll Factory tour — http://tootsie.com/plant-tour/
Fermi Lab tours — http://www.fnal.gov/pub/visiting/tours/index.html
Fermi Lab Open House — Sat., Sept.23rd — http://www.fnal.gov/
Kids love Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry http://www.msichicago.org/ but not everyone likes going…
Find something to do, something to learn, something fun or maybe all three… And hit the road.
There are different kinds of day trips around Chicago.
· Take a trip back in time — or at least learn a little history.
· Get in touch with nature — and your kids — on a nature hike at forest preserves, wildlife preserves and state parks.
· Other fun places include amusement parks of varying shapes and sizes in the area and the Bristol Renaissance Faire is just over the WI border in Kenosha.
· While it’s still warm, there are many…
Why take a road trip? Attractions in Illinois
You hear people talk about taking a road trip and you think it’s something you might do with the family but why? What is there to see. What can you do or learn on a road trip?
There are nice things to see right here in Illinois…
For example, iconic Route 66 starts right here in Chicago. Before the interstate highway system, two lane roads laced the country together and Route 66 (also known as the Mother Road) is, according to the song, the highway that’s the best. …
It’s August, the last chance for a vacation before school starts and, for business, the frenzied push toward the holidays. With kids or without, this is a great time for a road trip. The problem is, the last road trip you were on was with your parents, so how do you prepare for a good time on the road?
I. Is the car ready?
You could prepare things yourself but a qualified mechanic will be the best insurance against road trip breakdowns.
a. Check all your fluids — 1st that they are there but also what condition are they in?
The environment does a lot of damage to your vehicle. The sun for example, does a little damage every day. In time, it adds up to faded paint and trim, a faded interior and cracks in the trim and dashboard. The key to preserving your vehicle’s good looks are:
· Wash and wax to protect the exterior
· Reduce sun and heat damage to extend the life of your seats, dash and trim.
For most of us our car is our second largest investment so what can we do to make it last and keep it looking nice?