Fuel Saving Tips Articles

Gas saving Chicago

January 26, 2015

The team at Triangle Auto Service in Chicago and Illinois car owners are all talking gas mileage right now. Better gas mileage. Fewer emissions. Chicago drivers want to save the environment and their pocketbooks.
And we all know—or should know—that preventive maintenance will help maximize fuel economy. But is there something more...read more

Tire pressure light

December 22, 2014

Under Pressure in Chicago: TPMS

Have you noticed an increase in price when you get a flat fixed in Chicago or your tires rotated? It might be the result of your TPMS, or Tire Pressure Monitoring System.

The federal government began requiring a TPMS system on...read more

Check engine light
October 7, 2014

Triangle Auto Service Fuel Saving Tip for Chicago: Check Engine Light
    
Here's a question for Chicago, Illinois motorists: How long have you been enjoying the romantic glow of your check engine light?

Hey, it's not there to create ambiance; it's a warning that something's wrong. (And, by the way, Homer...read more

Diesel repair Chicago
September 18, 2014

Introduction to Diesels for Chicago, Illinois
    
Something you’re going to be hearing a lot about around Chicago, Illinois is diesel engines. We’re not talking about semi-trucks and buses – We’re talking about diesel engine cars, pick-ups and SUVs.

Most people in Chicago, Illinois are surprised to learn...read more

Chicago driving

July 25, 2014

 To Save Gas Around Chicago: Keep Up with Your Scheduled Service
    
One topic that hits the news in Chicago on a regular basis is the price of gas. The answer for some Illinois auto owners is to buy a vehicle that gets better gas mileage. For those of us Chicago drivers who don't want to add a car payment...read more

Fuel injection Chicago

March 12, 2014

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Fuel System Cleaning at Triangle Auto Service for Better Performance

Hi Chicago motorists. Let's talk fuel...read more

Fuel saving tips Chicago
February 13, 2014

Fuel Saving Tip: Alignment For Your Chicago Minivan

Imagine you've left Chicago and you're up in the arctic on a dog sled.

Your dog team is pulling straight and true. You can cover a lot of ground fast. Now imagine what would happen if one or two of the dogs wanted to go their own way and were pulling off to the...read more

Wheel alignment Chicago
February 13, 2014

All Lined Up: Wheel Alignment Service At Triangle Auto Service

When all of your vehicle’s wheels are lined up exactly with each other, your wheels are in alignment. Hitting a road hazard or even just the normal bumps and bounces of everyday driving in Chicago can cause your Minivan's wheels to be out of alignment.

Driving...read more

Fuel economy vs weight

June 13, 2013

Weight is the enemy of fuel economy. Everyone from here to Norwood park knows this makes sense.
Some of us in the Norwood park area carry a bunch of unnecessary weight, and I’m not talkin’ what you see in the mirror.
Guys; sports equipment and tools. Ladies; well, just take a look around the passenger compartment and trunk. I think my...read more

Air filter

June 13, 2013

This is something really amazing: For every gallon of gas your Chicago car burns, it uses 12,000 gallons of air. All of that air has to be filtered to keep your engine clean.
That’s like a hundred gallons of air every block! The engine air filter is just another example of a very inexpensive part that has to do a tremendous amount of...read more

Service advisors
June 13, 2013

We find that a lot of Chicago service and repair at Triangle Auto Service are a little tentative when they talk with their automotive advisors. They want to ask questions, but don’t want to be embarrassed or to seem pushy. Cars are very complicated and there’s more to know about them than most of us have the time to learn. Maybe it’s...read more

Under inflated tires
June 13, 2013

Under-inflated tires waste gas for lots of folks in the Old irving park area. Think how hard it is to walk in sand – you just have to work harder because of the resistance. When your tires don’t have enough air in them, their rolling resistance is dramatically increased and it simply takes more gas to get from Chicago to Old irving...read more

road distractions

June 13, 2013

So what is the most distracting food to have in the car while driving around Chicago?
Is it:
A Hamburger;
Coffee;
A Soft Drink, or
Gummy Bears?
Well, you may be surprised to learn that all but the gummy bears are in the top ten most distracting foods when you are driving, but if you chose ‘coffee’, then give yourself an...read more

E85 gasoline

June 13, 2013

Today at Triangle Auto Service we want to talk with you about a very important safety issue. This automotive safety warning is coming from a very unusual source: fire fighting experts. You’ve probably heard of E-85 gasoline being offered in the Chicago area. Some newer vehicle models are specifically built to run on E-85 – the rest are...read more

Winter driving tips
June 13, 2013

When winter approaches in Chicago Illinois, we break out the sweaters, coats, boots and mittens. We want to be ready for winter conditions. Your vehicle needs to be ready for winter as well. The last thing you want is to get stranded out in the cold. You need your vehicle to be safe and reliable. It’s a good idea to get caught up on any...read more

car diesel engines
June 13, 2013

At Triangle Auto Service we hear from a lot of people who are excited about the new diesel engines that will soon be available in passenger cars and SUV’s. But our Illinois friends are often curious about the preventive maintenance requirements. People may not know that diesel engines have long been used extensively in Europe and Asia. In...read more

Diesel engines

June 13, 2013

For those of you in Chicago Illinois who pay attention to these things, you may have been hearing about the new direct injection engines and want to learn more about them. Some deliver the power of a V8 with the economy of a V6.
For example, in one family of engines the conventional V6 makes about 250 horsepower. The direct injection...read more

fuel saving tips

September 23, 2010

Please feel free to call or stop in, we can check your vehicle to be sure it is operating to manufactures spec's which will incerease fuel economy.  Triangle auto service, 4060 N. Elston, Chicago Il. 60618, 773-539-5858,  www.triangleradiator.com, www.triangleradiator.net,...read more

 

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