1118 E 31st St., La Grange Park, IL 60526

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    Jessup's Automotive Services - La Grange Park, IL
Jessup's Automotive Services, LLC, Auto Repair & Service, LA Grange Park, IL

preventive maintenance

Help! Should I repair the car I own or buy a new one in La Grange?

Repair my car or buy a new oneQuestion: My car needs a number of repairs (new tires, brakes, timing belt) and I’m not sure it’s worth putting the money into it. It’s got about 110,000 miles on it from driving back and forth from La Grange and Berwyn, and there’s some good looking new cars out there! Should I go ahead and… Continue reading

Do you know how often your oil needs changed?

Oil change Jessup's AutomotiveMany automakers have extended the oil change interval from the traditional every 3,000 miles to often every 7,500 or 10,000 miles. This is great in terms of conserving oil and reducing emissions, but it doesn’t give you permission to ignore your oil.

It’s important to have your oil level and condition checked every time your… Continue reading

Is a transmission flush necessary?

Transmission Jessup's Auto

The transmission fluid on the left is the color you want to see. The old coffee on the right is the same color as transmission fluid that’s past its prime.

Question: I drive mostly locally. My car has about 75,000 miles on it. Do I really need to change the transmission fluid?

Answer: Extreme temperatures,… Continue reading

Replace your timing belt and save yourself money and headaches

Jessup's Automotive Timing Belt

Click on the photo to watch a video of how a timing belt works.

For many of us, replacing our vehicle’s timing belt isn’t a top-of-mind activity. But knowing when this critical engine part needs to be replaced can save you hundreds of dollars and a sudden, aggravating breakdown. Here’s why…

When it comes to… Continue reading

Save money on your car by performing regular preventive maintenance

Jessup's Auto preventive maintenanceQuestion: My owner’s manual lists a bunch of preventive maintenance items that are supposed to be completed regularly. Do I really need to follow that list? It seems like a lot of unnecessary time and expense.

Answer: Spending several hundred dollars every year on vehicles that seem to be running just fine doesn’t sound like… Continue reading

Resolve to keep your vehicle running smoothly and safely!

Happy New Year! Do your New Year’s resolutions include taking great care of your car or truck this year? If so, we can help! Our auto technicians are the best of the best and you can rely on Jessup’s to make your service visit a pleasant, personable one.

Just in case you’re not aware, here… Continue reading

Preventive maintenance extends the life of your tires, saves you money

There are many parts to a car that you can just forget about (unless they break). But your tires can’t be put in this category. There are a host of steps you can take to make them last longer and prevent you from being stranded on the side of the road with a flat or… Continue reading

Summer is almost over: Plan a road trip today!

This is the third installment of some road trip possibilities to jumpstart your trip planning! Here are a few more to consider.

1. If you are looking for something urban, try Galena, Ill., in Jo Daviess County in the northwest part of the state. Shop Galena’s historic downtown was voted “Best Main Street” by… Continue reading

Fluids, tires and more: What young drivers need to know about their cars

Are you a high schooler with your first car, heading to college or out on your own for the first time? If so, it’s important to know how to take care of your vehicle. A little bit of attention keeps your car in optimal shape and can keep little issues from becoming big problems.

Are tire rotations necessary? The answer is yes!

Tires may wear differently depending on their position on the vehicle, your driving style and the condition of your suspension. Parallel parking, turning, rough, uneven roads, all of these cause uneven wear on your tires, too. Continue reading

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