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We rely on repeat customers, not on high profit margins. Owner Ken Brittin shares tips on proper maintenance that can reduce the inconvenience and cost of repairs. Click here to learn more!

Ken's Auto Repair
19726 Hunt Road
Petersburg, IL

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Winter Driving Tip #1

Keep your gas tank full. The airspace in a partial tank of gas contains moisture, which can freeze into ice blocking the flow of fuel to your engine. Frozen fuel lines occur at the worst possible times, so a little prevention can go a long way! Late winter and early spring have many "freeze and thaw" weather cycles that make this particularly important now, but remember that water in your fuel system can cause problems throughout the entire range of seasonal cycles.


Winter Driving Tip #2

Maintain proper tire air pressure. Too much air pressure can hurt traction, while air pressure that is too low can hurt your tires and fuel economy. Uneven pressure among your tires can hurt the handling of your vehicle. Check your owners manual for the proper tire pressure to match your make and model of vehicle. Please remember that extreme variations of outside air temperatures can affect tire pressure, so check tire pressures frequently during the winter/spring seasonal transitional period.



General Tips

  1. Don't let a small problem become a big problem. For example, old antifreeze or a sticky thermostat can lead to engine overheating and some serious (and expensive) engine damage to your car or truck.
  2. Follow maintenance schedules instead of just fixing breakdowns. For example, we often do brake jobs on vehicles that need expensive parts only because the brake job was put off for too long. (If brake pads or linings get too worn, metal studs will scratch and damage the associated rotors or drums.)
  3. Check back here later for tips on preparing your car or truck for the warm weather conditions that are hopefully "just around the corner."

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