Certified Mechanics Articles

differential service

July 25, 2014

 What Is A Differential And Do You Have One?

With front-wheel drive being so common these days in Chicago, Illinois, the differential is just taken care of during a transmission service, so most Chicago drivers don't even have to think about it. And rear-wheel drive differentials don't need to be serviced for years, so it's...read more

Menu board Chicago

May 6, 2014

Triangle Auto Service Helps You Decipher The Menu Board: Part 2

Chicago service centers have a menu board that lists the services they provide. Some Chicago drivers may not be familiar with all of the items on the board so here is a quick description of some of the typical services that might be listed.

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Motor Mounts Chicago
February 13, 2014

aNew motor mount. When motor mounts begin to wear the rubber part of the mount will develop cracks. These cracks then become larger from the mount holding the engine in place. A broken motor mount can lead to unnecessary repairs because of the additional movement in the motor. Triangle Auto Service 4060 N. Elston Chicago, Illinois...read more

What to do in case of an accident in Chicago
February 13, 2014

aWhat To Do In Case Of An Accident in Chicago

Screeching tires, crunching metal Ė itís an accident! If youíve ever been in a car accident in Chicago, even a minor one, you know how upsetting it can be. Itís hard to think straight and know what to do.

Letís review what you should do in case of an accident:

When an...read more

Timing belt replacement Chicago

February 13, 2014

Timing Belt Replacement in Chicago

Today we want to talk about timing belts. Theyíre something that many Chicago drivers donít know much about and yet your vehicle wonít run if itís broken Ė and it could cause many thousands of dollars damage if it does break. A broken timing belt is usually a tale of woe. Even though timing...read more

Menu boards

June 13, 2013

Letís talk about deciphering the auto service menu board. Chicago, Illinois service centers like Triangle Auto Service have a board that lists the routine services they provide. But some people donít know what these services really are unless they ask. Letís go down a typical list, in alphabetical order, starting with air conditioning...read more

Nitrogen tire inflation
June 13, 2013

So, everyone in the Chicago Illinois area knows how great helium is Ė you know, party balloons, squeaky voices. But a lot of people around Chicago still havenít heard about the benefits of nitrogen in your tires, and how it can help your tires. Hereís some great advice from AutoNetTV, brought to you by Triangle Auto Service.
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June 13, 2013

No matter how well theyíre made, cars are bound to have problems with their design or manufacturing. When the government thinks a problem is really serious, they require the manufacturer to issue a recall notice to Chicago residents and to fix the car free of charge. The manufacturer then tries to contact everyone who owns that type of car...read more

Auto Diagnostic

June 13, 2013

One might say the most challenging part of being an automotive service technician at Triangle Auto Service in Chicago Illinois is diagnosing a problem before it can be fixed.
Cars are made up of a bunch of complex systems. There usually could be a number of reasons for any given symptom. So itís challenging to track down the actual...read more

Used car inspection

June 13, 2013

So youíve bought a used car in the Chicago area. How do you know what youíre getting? It is hard to know what youíre getting because people in the Chicago area sell cars for different reasons. Think about why youíve sold cars. Did you just want something new or were there problems that you wanted to run away from. Maybe it was a little of...read more

Power steering noise
June 13, 2013

For most of us living in the Chicago area, it is hard to remember life without power steering Ė cranking those great big steering wheels? It was a pretty good workout. Now power steering is standard. The heart of any power steering system is its pump. The pump pressurizes the power steering fluid that provides assist for steering. Most...read more

June 13, 2013

Some Chicago car owners wonder why Triangle Auto Service and other Chicago auto repair shops charge a fee for diagnostic services.
Think about it: When you hire a local Chicago HVAC technician to check out a problem with your air conditioner youíll probably pay a diagnostic fee. When you visit your Old irving park doctor for a health...read more

Fully certified mechanics

November 1, 2010

We are family owned and operated since 1966, we have serviced Chicago's cars, light trucks as well as medium duty trucks.  Triangle has the tools and knowledge to work on all foreign and domestic vehicles. With pride, we offer services in the following areas:


Chicago General
Auto Repair

  • Towing Available
  • Car Heating & Cooling Systems
  • Certified Air Conditioning Specialists
  • Brake Service
  • Auto Emission Repair
  • Extended Vehicle Warranties Accepted
  • Routine Maintence Packages
  • Fleet Accounts Welcome

Heavy Duty & Industrial Vehicle Applications

  • New Complete Truck Radiators in Stock
  • HD Truck Radiator, Repair, Recore, Replace
  • Fork Lifts, Busses, Earth Moving Equipment
  • Fuel Tanks, Repair, Replace, Flush
  • CAC Recore, Repair, Replace, Clean
  • Steam Coils, Repair, Replacement
  • Aluminum Welding
  • Fleet Accounts Welcome

Wholesale & Extended Warranty
Auto Parts

  • Same/Next Day Delivery
  • 12/12 Auto Parts Warranty
  • Power Steering Racks & Gears
  • Complete A/C Line
  • A/C Compressors w/Clutch
  • Radiators & Condensers
  • Cooling Fan Assemblies
  • Labor Warranty Available