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  • Mon 7:30AM - 5:30PM
    Tue 7:30AM - 5:30PM
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    Thu 7:30AM - 5:30PM
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Pat & Chuck's Auto Repair Offers Auto Repair Services You Can Count On!

Auto RepairSince 1977, Pat & Chuck's Auto Repair has provided motorists in the Des Plaines, IL 60018 area with comprehensive auto repair services that include General Services, Car & Truck Care, Inspections, Undercar Services, Alignment, Brakes, Tires, Engine & Transmission, Engine Maintenance, Transmission Services, 4x4 Services, Heating and Cooling Services, Electrical Services, Electronic Services, Miscellaneous Services, Domestic Cars & Trucks, Import Cars & Trucks and Towing. Our goal is to offer the best services available at affordable prices to get you back on the road in no time.

You'll be hard-pressed to find the same level of expertise that our auto mechanic specialists provide! We have years of experience working on both domestic and import vehicles of all makes and models and can work with you to find cost-effective repair and maintenance alternatives.

For a high-performing vehicle, trust Pat & Chuck's Auto Repair with your car, truck, or van. To learn more about the services we offer, please contact us by phone at 847-298-4372 or send us an email. We also invite you to learn more about our dedication to you, our valued customer.

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What Our Customers Are Saying

We were in town to vend at a show in the Rosemont Convention Center when our transmission started to have problems. We asked around and ended up at Pat & Chuck's Auto Repair. The guys there are THE BEST! They managed to work on our car on short notice, replace the transmission and even replaced a couple of supports that we weren't aware needed replacing. (They kept the broken parts to show us.) They even checked over the rest of the car to make sure everything was in good running order and that we'd be able to make it home pulling our trailer without any further problems. We fully expected to pay a "Big City" price for the work that they did -- and we were pleasantly surprised when the bill was significantly less than we'd anticipated. There were no surprises, no add-ons and the final expense was just what they'd told us it would be. We'd go back there in a heartbeat and it's a shame that they're so far away from where we live! Chuck and Rod were friendly!


-Greg & Cynthia D.

I am always pleased with the work that I have had done at Pat & Chuck's, especially the most recent repair. I had been using another shop for convenience reasons, and had been told I needed my transmission rebuilt or replaced. Pat & Chuck"s could have just went ahead and did just that, but didn't; they diagnosed the correct issue, and fixed it, saving me approximately 1700 dollars.


-Daniel S.

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Tips

According to recent studies, 5 percent of all motor vehicle fatalities are clearly caused by automobile maintenance neglect.

The cooling system should be completely flushed and refilled about every 24 months. The level, condition, and concentration of coolant should be checked. (A 50/50 mix of anti-freeze and water is usually recommended.)

Never remove the radiator cap until the engine has thoroughly cooled. The tightness and condition of drive belts, clamps and hoses should be checked by a pro.

Change your oil and oil filter as specified in your manual, or more often (every 3,000 miles) if you make frequent short jaunts, extended trips with lots of luggage or tow a trailer.

Replace other filters (air, fuel, PCV, etc.) as recommended, or more often in dusty conditions. Get engine drivability problems (hard stops, rough idling, stalling, diminished power, etc.) corrected at a good shop.

A dirty windshield causes eye fatigue and can pose a safety hazard. Replace worn blades and get plenty of windshield washer solvent.

Have your tires rotated about every 5,000 miles. Check tire pressures once a month; let the tires cool down first. Don't forget your spare and be sure your jack is in good condition.

Check your owner's manual to find out what fuel octane rating your car's engine needs then buy it.

Keep your tires inflated to the proper levels. Under-inflated tires make it harder for your car to move down the road, which means your engine uses more fuel to maintain speed.

Lighten the load. Heavier vehicles use more fuel, so clean out unnecessary weight in the passenger compartment or trunk before you hit the road.

Use the A/C sparingly. The air conditioner puts extra load on the engine forcing more fuel to be used.

Keep your windows closed. Wide-open windows, especially at highway speeds, increase aerodynamic drag and the result is up to a 10% decrease in fuel economy.

Avoid long idling. If you anticipate being stopped for more than one minute, shut off the car. Contrary to popular belief, restarting the car uses less fuel than letting it idle.

Stay within posted speed limits. The faster you drive, the more fuel you use. For example, driving at 65 miles per hour (mph) rather than 55 mph, increases fuel consumption by 20 percent.

Use cruise control. Using cruise control on highway trips can help you maintain a constant speed and, in most cases, reduce your fuel consumption.

Keep your engine tuned. A fouled spark plug or plugged/restricted fuel injector can reduce fuel efficiency as much as 30 percent.

Inspect the engine's belts regularly. Look for cracks or missing sections or segments. Worn belts will affect the engine performance.

Have the fuel filter changed every 10,000 miles to prevent rust, dirt and other impurities from entering the fuel system.

Change the transmission fluid and filter every 15,000 to 18,000 miles. This will protect the precision-crafted components of the transmission/transaxle.

Inspect the suspension system regularly. This will extend the life of the vehicle's tires.

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