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Used Cars: What to Inspect

Investing in a used car is a great way to save money and still get many of the perks of a new car. But there’s an inherent risk that comes with putting your money and trust into a car that someone else has previously owned. Our car dealer near Burbank wants to provide you with the information about the facets of the car you should inspect when buying a used car.

Exterior Condition

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Stay On Top Of Coolant System Issues

An overheated car comes with some serious risks. The car's engine could be damaged if heat levels rise past a certain point. And don't overlook the dangers associated with having to pull a car off to the side of the highway. Be mindful of how to prevent overheating scenarios.

Checking coolant levels reflects the most basic step to take. If the coolant is low or leaking, the chances of the vehicle overheating increase.

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Tips for Driving in Chicago

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Traffic, traffic and more traffic. This is the one thing that likely comes to mind when you’re thinking about navigating the roads of Chicago. Driving anywhere in Chicago in your pre-owned car from Burbank can seem like it takes forever. If you’re new in town or if you’ve lived here your whole life, here are some helpful tips that will make your experience on the roads a bit more enjoyable.

 

Factor in Ball Games

If you’re driving on the day of a baseball game and need to drive…

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How Does a Battery Generate Its Power?

Car batteries are storage units that create and maintain a certain level of voltage that is deliverable on demand. Car batteries consist of positive and negative poles usually consisting of lead alloys, two major poles, and a plastic container impervious to acidic decay. The unit is filled with a combination of water and sulfuric acid.

When the proper amount of water is poured into a powdered form of sulfur, the sulfur reacts with the water and other ingredients to create sulfuric acid. 

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Quality Compact Hybrids Are Available and Ready

Are you on the lookout for a quality compact car to get you to where you need to go? Are hybrid vehicles an attractive option for you because of the value they bring in terms of fuel efficiency? If these things and performance are important to you, then you may want to give the 2018 Ford C-Max a try.

The Ford C-Max is powered by a lithium-ion battery and 2.0L Atkinson engine which work in unison and own their own to bring you the best performance and efficiency. 

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Is Your Exhaust Leaking? Know What to Look For

Has your car been louder than usual? That’s usually the first noticeable sign that your exhaust is leaking or in need of some work. However, it’s not the only warning sign of a leaky exhaust. Stop at Hawk Ford of Oak Lawn and have our qualified technicians take a look at your vehicle. It may be a leaky exhaust or some other issue.

Sometimes an exhaust may be starting to leak without the car sounding louder. Some warning signs include the following.

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Road Trip Car Prep

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As of March 20th, it’s officially spring! Warm weather is often a trigger to take that road trip you’ve been wanting to take. It’s a great time to embark on a new adventure whether your end destination is one state over or across the country. Our car dealers in Crestwood wanted to provide some tips and tricks for your next road trip

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How to Get the Most from Your Pickup Truck

If you’re on the market for a Ford F-150 in Burbank, know that you’re not alone. Here are a list of reasons why pickup trucks reign supreme in the car world.
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What is the Difference Between a Compact and Full-Size Spare Tire?

You may wonder what the difference is between spare tires so long as they both get you off the road and to a service station. There is, however, a significant difference between the two types of tires. A compact temporary spare is a small tire to be used only in emergency situations. A full-size spare is a regular tire.

If you have a passenger car, you have an option between the two. The compact tire is lightweight and has limited tread.

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