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  • 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
  • Oil Changes - Crucial to your car’s health

    It’s easy to forget to change your oil. If you have it done by your local auto service cen ...
    June 24, 2014 - 2:55 pm
  • Car won’t start? How old is your battery?

    Your car’s battery provides the power that starts your car, so it’s important to make sure it’s in top condition.
    June 23, 2014 - 2:54 pm
  • It’s family vacation time! Is your car ready?

    It’s summer vacation time and families are preparing to head out on the open road. While you’re pac ...
    June 23, 2014 - 2:53 pm
  • Best of the Fox: McHenry County's Best

    Through our online survey, readers had the opportunity to vote on everything from their favorite place to eat breakfast to their favorite festival to ...
    July 29, 2014 - 8:28 am
  • Best of the Fox: Automotive

    Thousands of readers cast their vote to choose the area's top businesses, including the best automotive shops. See some photos of the winners.
    June 8, 2014 - 5:00 am
  • Broken gear found after repair suspicious

    The water pump was leaking in my 1999 Toyota Camry with a 4-cylinder engine.My shop replaced the pump, but when they were finished, the car would not ...
    June 6, 2014 - 4:01 pm
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