Routine maintence Articles

Chicago Driving Preventive Maintance Schedule

January 7, 2015

 It's About Time: Following Service Intervals at Triangle Auto Service

There are a lot of things in life that Chicago residents have to do on a regular basis. We wash dishes every day, do our laundry and mow our lawns every week, and pay the bills every month. more

Auto repair Cgicago

November 26, 2014

PCV Valve Service At Triangle Auto Service In Chicago

Today, we are talking about your PCV valve. The PCV Valve is a little, inexpensive part that does a vital job for Chicago drivers. PCV stands for Positive Crankcase Ventilation.

The crankcase is the bottom area of the engine that holds the oil. When the Minivan engineí more

Tune up Chicago
November 13, 2014

Triangle Auto Service Engine Air Filter Replacement

When your experienced Triangle Auto Service service adviser technician changes your oil, he will also inspect your air filter. You shouldnít need a new filter at every oil change, but you will need to change it regularly. Heed your service professionalís auto advice if more

tire pressure Chicago
February 13, 2014

aFlats, blow outs, skids and longer stopping distances can all be the result of Chicago car owners driving around on under-inflated tires. Admittedly, itís hard to tell when a radial tire is under-inflated. If your manufacturer recommends 35 pounds of pressure, your Minivan tireís considered significantly under inflated at 26 pounds. more

Chicago auto repair

February 13, 2014

People near Chicago Illinois often ask Triangle Auto Service how often they should have a particular service done. Itís a great thing to ask. You can look at your ownerís manual, or have your Chicago Illinois service advisor at Triangle Auto Service look up your vehicle in a service database. What you find is often a surprise to people Ė more

Cabin air filter, Chicago

February 13, 2014

Breathe Deep With Your Cabin Air Filter

Bad air quality while you're driving around Old Irving park is nothing to sneeze at. But seriously, more and more vehicles these days come equipped with a cabin air filter. Since they're fairly new on the scene, a lot of folks don't know about them yet.

These filters clean the more

recommended service
June 13, 2013

At Triangle Auto Service weíve had a lot of Chicago, Old irving park, and Norwood park clients asking how they can make their vehicles last longer. These questions are actually a reflection of a trend thatís been building for several years. The median age of personal vehicles is now over nine years. And 33 percent of all vehicles on more

Car repair schedule, brake service
June 13, 2013

We live such busy lives nowadays: work, social events, running the kids all over Chicago. Some days itís all we can do to keep track of everywhere we need to be. Thatís why youíve gotta be organized. Smartphones, calendar apps Ė we have to keep track of it all.
So letís talk about schedules. Specifically, automotive service more

Power steering service

June 13, 2013

Today weíre going to talk about power steering service in Chicago. If you took an informal poll around Chicago youíd probably find that most have never heard of power steering service. Thatís not surprising. Even though power steering is standard on every vehicle, most people in Chicago arenít aware that it needs periodic service. more


June 13, 2013

Sometimes the unthinkable happens in Chicago Illinois. A terrible accident and those involved arenít able to provide rescuers with emergency contact information.
You have people in the Chicago Illinois area who youíll want to be contacted to arrange help, give consent to treatment, and inform paramedics of medical conditions, more

Fuel filter
June 13, 2013

You would never like to drink a glass of mud, right? Well, your car feels the same way. It needs a steady supply of clean fuel in order to run well and deliver good fuel economy. The fuel filterís job is to clean dirt and rust out of the fuel before it gets to your engine. A clogged fuel filter can actually choke off the engine so that more

oil change specials
June 13, 2013

When it comes to their vehicles, some Chicago people donít have a maintenance mindset. They know they need to take care of their cars, but it just seems really hard to get them to remember to do it. Chicago drivers generally accept that many things in life require regular maintenance, but just may have not applied it to more


June 13, 2013

Todayís report from Triangle Auto Service is on car batteries, why they die and what we can do to lengthen their life. Most of us have had a dead battery at one time or another. In fact, it would be very unusual if you hadnít. You may be surprised to learn that only 30 percent of Chicago vehicle batteries last for 48 months.
Now thatí more

Worn tires

June 13, 2013

Hey Chicago, are your tires worn out? What is the standard for our Illinois streets? How can you tell on your Minivan?
While there may be legal requirements for the Chicago area, there are safety concerns that go beyond meeting minimum replacement mandates.
2/32 is the depth of the tire tread wear indicator bars that US law more

Automotive fuel systems
June 13, 2013

Having trouble with your fuel system? Bring your Minivan into Triangle Auto Service for a check up.
4060 N. Elston
Chicago, Illinois 60618
Today weíre talking about fuel system cleaning. The first thing to know is how important it is to have a clean fuel system. You need fuel to go, and the cleaner your fuel system, more

Summer inspection
June 13, 2013

North Americans love their cars. And nothing goes with cars better than the road trip. Freedom from daily schedules, new sights and the open road Ė itís great! But thereís nothing like car trouble to bring the fun to a grinding halt.
Now you canít always avoid problems, but you can take steps to reduce the probability of more

pcv valve

June 13, 2013

The energy from exploding fuel is what powers your engine. But some of the vapors from the explosions escape into the lower part of the engine, called the crankcase. The crankcase is where your engine oil hangs out. These gases are about 70% unburned fuel. If the gases were allowed to stay in the crankcase, they would quickly more

Cabin air filter

June 13, 2013

What is a cabin air filter?
Is it:
A filter for a house in the middle of the woods?
A fresh, piney scent?
A filter for the passenger compartment of your car?
Clever you, itís 3.
A cabin air filter cleans the outside air before it comes into the passenger compartment. It filters out dust, pollen, spores, bacteria, more

Fuel injectors
June 13, 2013

The last new car sold with a carburetor in North America rolled out of the dealership in 1990. Since then, all new vehicles have had fuel injectors. In very simple terms, a fuel injector is a valve that squirts fuel into your engine. Your engine control computer tells the fuel injector how much gas to deliver as well as the precise time more

Auto maintence
June 13, 2013

Since driving requirements and lifestyles differ among Chicago drivers, Minivan manufacturers publish two auto maintenance schedules: the regular schedule and the severe service schedule. Which schedule should you follow?
Here are some questions to ask yourself:
Are most of your trips less than four miles?
Are most of your more

New car tires

June 13, 2013

Everyone in Chicago Illinois eventually replaces their tires, whether itís because theyíre worn out or theyíre just looking for something different. There are so many great tire choices in Chicago Illinois, it can be difficult to sort them out. Letís group the broad spectrum into several categories that will help in the more

Auto Maintenance Chicago

June 13, 2013,, read more

Auto Maintenance
June 13, 2013



 If youíre reading this article in Chicago, Illinois, then you probably care about your car and how it runs. Even though you care, there is still that moment of dread when your service technician tells you the manufacturer recommends some additional service. Your heart beats a little faster, more

routine maintence
February 24, 2011

Schedule routine maintenance for your cooling system.  Cooling system flush and fills should be performed annually for cars older then five years or older.  Newer vehicles can be serviced every other year.  Drain and flush the cooling system, inspect hoses and belts.  Fill cooling system to specs, warm vehicle makes more


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