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  • Review: Buick Cascada more than a pretty face

    It’s been a long time in the works. The last production Buick with a soft top was the Reatta in the early ’90s. Fast forward to present day, and a Eur ...
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 8:35 am
  • On Cars: Back at McHenry car show, one year after stroke

    On July 12 of last year, fate laid me with one heck of a massive stroke. When my journey first started, it took a couple of days in the hospital to st ...
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 11:40 pm
  • Don’t start with an old battery

    You won’t be driving anywhere if your vehicle’s battery is dead. Because it is such an important pa ...
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 11:24 am
  • Sienna connects most of the dots for drivers

    Talk about a crowd pleaser – when you add the versatility of the Toyota Sienna with its people and cargo ambitions, this minivan is tough to beat. It ...
    Aug. 11, 2016 - 3:23 pm
  • Insurance and warranties

    Here’s a nightmare for you and your bank account. Your vehicle suddenly breaks down, you have it t ...
    Aug. 11, 2016 - 7:32 am
  • Another oil change

    Misinformation about how you maintain your vehicle eventually can result in costly repairs. For exa ...
    Aug. 10, 2016 - 7:47 am
  • Road tripping this summer?

    It’s certainly exciting to plan where to go on vacation. Even the time-consuming chore of packing and then double-checking that you’ve included all th ...
    July 28, 2016 - 7:07 am
  • Best kind of oil to use in the summer

    There’s a reason why your vehicle came with an owner’s manual – it’s jam-packed with vital information about your car, van or truck – and by following ...
    July 26, 2016 - 7:24 am
  • Polish up on fine windshield scratches

    A car owner was recently scratching his head about little scratches on his windshield. He couldn’t ...
    July 21, 2016 - 9:02 am
  • Rogue offers roomy interior with unique features

    Nissan’s newest iteration of its Rogue is mostly a classy looking and driving SUV, but some trade-offs may turn the discerning buyer elsewhere.
    July 15, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Keep your cool in the heat; maintain your car’s A/C

    Imagine commuting on a 90-plus degree day without air conditioning while slowly inching your way through bumper-to-bumper traffic.
    July 14, 2016 - 8:33 am
  • Tips for your car’s AC in the summer

    How you first turn on your air conditioning when you enter your vehicle can make a difference in how quickly you become comfortable.
    July 12, 2016 - 7:24 am
  • Dashboard display

    When you’re the trusted, longtime owner of multiple auto repair shops - such as Douglas McAllister of Douglas Automotive - you’re certainly someone wh ...
    July 7, 2016 - 8:24 am
  • Crystal Lake Central's Clint Billimack unconventional 2-sport athlete

    Clint Billimack, an incoming senior at Crystal Lake Central, is an unorthodox two-sport athlete. He is a goalie for the District 155 Predators hockey ...
    July 3, 2016 - 11:53 pm
  • Don’t give up on your car

    Even when it looks bleak, it doesn’t mean it’s time to give up on your vehicle. Certainly, that’s a ...
    June 28, 2016 - 7:44 am
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