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Service engine light

Hello Chicago. Have you ever had your service engine soon come on? Did you panic? Or just scowl and ignore it? What should you do? Pull to the side of the road and call a tow truck? Or just keep driving? What does that little light really mean for Chicago drivers? Service engine soon First…

Preventive Maintenance

The price of gas and the uncertain economy are both causing Chicago residents to review their finances. Preventive Maintenance is becoming a necessity on older cars being driven today. More and more Chicago drivers are opting to keep their vehicles longer and put off purchasing a newer car. It is estimated that two-thirds of the…

Chicago car repair

Myths passed around our Chicago car repair, community start with a grain of evidence and are then built up with a lot of imagination and very elastic logic.  And the internet is a breeding ground for Chicago car repair myths.  Some people recall the vehicles of yesteryear and declare their modern decedents to be virtually…

Vehicle fluids, Triangle Auto

The current vehicles and vehicle fluid, in the market have over a hundred years of engineering behind them. They have evolved into complex and powerful machines.  Developments in their engines, however, have coincided with advances in many other vehicle components, including the vehicle fluids.     Vehicle Fluids   It’s up to people in Chicago…

Locomotive Filters Triangle

Triangle stocks filters for locomotive filters, heavy duty, oil filters, air filters, fuel filters, cabin air filters, hydraulic filters, coolant filters and transmission filters. We can fill any order from 2-10,000 parts, each will meet or exceed manufactures spec’s.  Triangle will bid on all your heavy duty filter needs.  Filters can be delivered from local…

Cooling System

Engines get hot when they run.  This heat can build up and damage vital engine parts, so engines need a cooling system to keep them running. Cooling system failure is the most common mechanical failure in vehicles. This is unfortunate, because these failures are easy for Chicago drivers to prevent. Radiator Chicago / Cooling System…

AC Repair Triangle Auto

Here’s a tip for Chicago vehicle owners, on how to avoid AC repair: Run your air conditioner once a week during Chicago winters. This circulates the lubricant, refrigerant and helps keep the compressor seals from drying out, which helps avoid A/C repairs. AC Repair The air conditioner actually removes some of the moisture in the…

What to do when car is overheating, water pump, radiator? Your cooling system is very important. It circulates coolant through the radiator and your engine to protect your car from overheating. There are five main components to the cooling system: the radiator the radiator cap the hoses the thermostat and the water pump The water…

Car battery

Today’s 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 car battery at one time or another.  In fact, it would be very unusual if you hadn’t.  You may be surprised to learn that only 30…

Cooling System Flush Chicago

You may know that most automotive failures in Chicago Illinois are tire related, but do you know the second most common cause for vehicle failure? Nope, it’s not teenagers. It is the cooling system. But, if you take good care of your cooling system, it will take good care of you. Cooling System A car’s…

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