You’re driving east bound on McCullom Lake Road in Wonder Lake. As you pass by Busy Bee and approach Wonder Lake Road, the driver waiting there apparently doesn’t see you and pulls in front of your car … (read more).
You know that curve on Route 12 east of Richmond? Does it seem as though the car is leaning more as you hold your car between the white and yellow lines? That’s one indication that your shocks or struts are suffering. And, with the winter that hit Richmond this year, there’s a good chance your shocks and struts are not quite in as good of shape as they were last fall before the snow flew … (read more).
Allowed to go long enough without an oil change, engine oil will fill with dirt and particles that, over time, will turn the oil into sludge. In the process, detergent additives in the oil will breakdown and the oil’s ability to reduce heat, friction and damage between moving parts will dissipate. Long before that point, however, the oil’s efficiency will deteriorate to an unreasonable level; it will no longer fulfill its vital role as an engine lubricant. That’s why timely oil changes are essential … (read more)
It’s beginning to feel as though this winter is here to stay forever? The cold just keeps on coming, wave after wave of arctic blasts that make the simplest outdoor tasks monumentally challenging: snow that follows the waves of cold and keeps folks almost perpetually with shovel in hand or lining up behind their snow blowers. As bad as this winter has been so far, and though there’s no guarantee that the Midwest and Northern Illinois won’t see more and even worse, take heart – winter will pass … (read more)
When you call a well maintenance and repair technician to come out to your house or office, you want the peace of mind knowing they are experts at what they do. This is particularly true if your well system isn’t working. If they have the knowledge and experience, you’re confident fresh, clean water will start flowing again soon … (read more).
There are aspects of winter that can be fun – snowmobiling, skiing, skating, snowball fights, building snowmen. Other aspects are less so. So far, this is a tough winter in Northern Illinois. Temperatures have dropped lower than is customary. Though the area hasn’t experienced one big blizzard yet, the accumulation of snow is still significant. And winter is still less than halfway through … (read more).
After a couple weeks with the temperature on the low side of freezing, it’s nice to have a warm day in the weather forecast. If, however, you’ve left a hose attached to your sillcock, the faucet on the outside of your house or business, a warm day could bring an unpleasant surprise … (read more)