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  • Buying a used vehicle can be your best bet sponsored by Douglas Automotive

    Let’s face it. For most of us cars are an expensive necessity of life. For some, money is ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 1:50 pm
  • Fast times at Fradillio's

    When I first saw the flier for Fradillio’s inaugural car show earlier this year, it was a no-brainer for me to attend. I was going to go. The hot dog, ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 5:10 pm
  • Easy ways to improve your car’s fuel economy with Douglas Automotive

    Everybody could use a few extra dollars in their pocket. There’s an easy way to do that, ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 10:36 am
  • McBark Dog Park with Gary Lang Auto

    The dog days of summer have recently passed, but perhaps there’s no better time than now to get outside with man’s best friend.
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 1:19 pm
  • Fall is time to prepare your car for cold weather with Douglas Automotive

    Is Your vehicle ready for fall? “Every season warrants its own vehicle checkup to make sure your veh ...
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 10:37 am
  • How to find a mechanic you can trust with Douglas Automotive

    Your car is a necessary expense, so you want to have a good mechanic you can trust to keep it in good running order. The question is, how do you f ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 8:43 am
  • Seat belt maintenance can save lives with Douglas Automotive

    One of the last components of a car that people think of in terms of maintenance is a seatbelt. But ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 9:42 am
  • Back-to-school checklist for your car with Douglas Automotive

    You’re sending your kids back to school or off to college soon. You’ve shopped for all their essenti ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 9:34 am
  • The experts at Douglas Automotive in Crystal Lake say if you hear squealing noises it could mean its time for new brake pads

    Of all the components that make up your car, brakes should be one of those at the top of your list for maintenance.
    July 31, 2014 - 10:57 am
  • Emissions testing know-how with Douglas Automotive

    One of the best ways to ensure you pass your emissions test is to keep your vehicle properly maintained by following the factory-recommended maintenan ...
    July 22, 2014 - 10:37 am
  • 2015 Golf shows Volkswagen can compete

    SAN FRANCISCO — I admire a car company that stages a test drive of a major new product in some of the worst traffic in the country. It shows confidenc ...
    July 8, 2014 - 2:00 pm
  • Fuel economy no mirage

    Mitsubishi's 2014 Mirage can be described in several ways, but all of them add up to this: The hatchback is small, economical and devoid of pretension ...
    July 8, 2014 - 1:57 pm
  • Honda Fit fills the subcompact niche

    Ordinary things done exceptionally well yield extraordinary products. Witness the subject of this week's column, the 2015 Honda Fit EX subcompact hatc ...
    July 8, 2014 - 1:42 pm
  • For smooth accelerating, check transmission fluid sponsored by Douglas Automotive in Crystal Lake

    The leading cause of transmission failure is dirty transmission fluid. Douglas Automotive, in Barrin ...
    July 25, 2014 - 10:42 am
  • Keep your cool - Maintain your car’s A/C

    Your car’s air conditioning system, you love it, you depend on it, so if you don’t want to find yourself sweltering in the summer heat, maintain it.
    June 30, 2014 - 3:22 pm
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