DRIVE Automotive Repair : Auto Repair in DeKalb, Illinois

Auto Repair and Truck Repair in DeKalb Illinois : Car Repair, Brakes, Engine, Mechanic

Is your Check Engine Light On?

When your check engine light comes on a trouble code is stored in the computer. Some codes are universal and can be read by most scanners. Other codes are stored more deeply in memory or are specific to the vehicle make and model. For these kinds of codes,the technicians at DRIVE Automotive can talk to your onboard computer […]

ABS Brake Sensors

What does an ABS Sensor Do? The anti-lock braking system uses an ABS or wheel sensor to monitor the wheel speed and send this information to the ABS computer.  The ABS computer uses this information to prevent the brakes from locking during an emergency stop.  If wheel speeds are not equal the computer modulates the […]

Warning Signs of Exhaust Repair

Your car not only has to help keep your family safe, it has to do its part to keep the planet safe. Most people think their car’s exhaust system is designed only to reduce noise, but it is also responsible for reducing harmful emissions from entering the atmosphere. Properly functioning mufflers and exhaust systems not only sound […]

Preventative Maintenance

Improve your fuel economy, keep your vehicle running longer and safer and prevent big repairs by paying a little attention to proper maintenance.  Preventive maintenance is a schedule of planned maintenance actions aimed at the prevention of breakdowns and failures. The primary goal of preventive maintenance is to prevent the failure of equipment before it […]

Car Care Tips for Winter

Our Auto Repair Professionals at DRIVE Automotive suggest the following tips to prepare your vehicle for winter: Regular, routine maintenance can help improve your gasoline mileage, reduce pollution, and catch minor problems before they become big headaches. ENGINE PERFORMANCE – Get engine driveability problems (hard starts, rough idling, stalling, diminished power, etc.) corrected at DRIVE Automotive. […]

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