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  • Throttle body causes vehicle to lose power

    Something that rightly sets Douglas Automotive apart is its focus on customers and providing service with integrity.
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 5:05 pm
  • ‘Munster’ Smash: From a close call to a brush with a celebrity at the last car show of the season at Cruisin’ Bar and Grille in Gilberts

    Driving a vintage collector car, in my case my own 1932 Ford roadster street rod, to any car event or just out for a spin on a nice day usually will f ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 4:19 pm
  • Larger Titan gives Nissan an edge

    If you want to play with the big boys in the truck segment, you need, well, a big pickup, and until now Nissan has been out of the game with lackluste ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 1:54 pm
  • Dual-clutch automatic transmission causes hesitation

    It has to be frustrating to have an almost new vehicle that isn’t running optimally, but far worse to not know what to do to get it fixed.
    Nov. 18, 2016 - 8:49 am
  • Winter tires vs. all-season tires

    If you live in Illinois, you know you need a winter coat. That’s a no-brainer. As for winter tires, ...
    Nov. 13, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • Diesel engines have specific maintenance needs

    Caring for a vehicle with a diesel engine isn’t the same as maintaining the engine in a gas-powered one. Recently, a Douglas Automotive customer purch ...
    Nov. 11, 2016 - 8:08 am
  • Use proper technique to change transmission fluid

    Douglas McAllister, longtime owner of Douglas Automotive, answers many questions from customers, including some that pertain to prior service elsewher ...
    Oct. 28, 2016 - 1:36 pm
  • Nissan Armada regroups with value-added model

    Full-size SUV fans will like most of what’s new on the 2017 Nissan Armada. It’s big, brawny and has lots of pizazz in the form of raw torque to get ac ...
    Oct. 27, 2016 - 4:48 pm
  • Fall car care month

    You may not be able to turn a pumpkin into a magnificent carriage like the fairy godmother did in Cinderella, but the expert technicians at Gary Lang ...
    Oct. 27, 2016 - 7:11 am
  • Most vehicles have two air filters

    OnStar offers excellent diagnostic, emergency, navigation and security features, but also can be confusing.
    Oct. 18, 2016 - 1:23 pm
  • Genesis attracts new luxury sedan buyers

    This is America, land of opportunity, where anyone can grow up and become president and where products and services not heard of earlier can become ov ...
    Oct. 13, 2016 - 4:27 pm
  • New hybrid places RAV4 tops in its class

    If you like the new compact Lexus 300h hybrid crossover but want to spend thousands less, Toyota has a solution. It comes in the form of its new RAV4 ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 4:05 pm
  • Squealing noises

    Brakes are the most important safety system of your vehicle. Since they’re so important for you and your family’s safety, are you ensuring that your b ...
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 7:10 am
  • McBark Dog Park

    We’ve already had the dog days of summer, but there’s still time for man’s best friend to enjoy the fall.
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 8:10 am
  • Don’t fall short preparing for the cold

    Lingering warm weather may last well into September, but don’t let that fool you. Summer’s over. So ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 7:04 am
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