Bunge's Tire & Auto Elgin, IL

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Bunge's Automotive Blog

March 24, 2014 @ 12:00am

Spring into a road trip

As we start to make the much needed and wanted transition to spring, hitting the the road for road trips and even summer vacations is starting to look like fun again! But before you hit the road, here are a few things to take car of first.

Get that oil checked and changed if needed

Before the day of your getaway, be sure to check the oil. If you are not comfortable with this task, come to Bunge’s for help. You don’t want to find out the day of the trip, or worse yet, during it, that you lack oil or need an oil change for a safe trip. And don’t forget the windshield wipers while you are at it!

Get the winter out of your car

You may no longer need (hopefully) all the winter emergency gear in your vehicle: no more blankets and mittens and candles, not to mention all the road salt on the exterior. A good vacuuming of the interior will start you off comfortably on the road.

Have your car checked out before hitting the road

How does this sound: a bad battery, or flat tires, engine woes, and no air conditioning (let’s hope you need it!). The best way to avoid any of that is to have your vehicle checked before you take off. Bunge’s can help you make sure you are safe to go. Contact us before you go.

November 08, 2013 @ 12:00am

Being prepared for late fall driving conditions can help keep you and your family safely on the road.

Good braking distance

The moment that you find out that this guy, Mr. Deer, is stepping out in front of your vehicle at dawn or dusk is NOT the time to find out your brakes need work. At Bunge's we belive in providing good quality parts because we know it is best for you AND more economical. Better parts means less replacements costs for parts and labor.  We want to earn your good will and trust with every service.

How's your tire tread?

YIKES don't let this be you!Wet road surfaces and frost can create black ice conditions that spell d a n g e r for you and yours. Here at Bunge's in Elgin we can get your vehicle set with the right tires for your needs. All weather tires, winter tires, touring tires--we stock many and can order more. In fact, you can search right on our website for tireshttp://www.bungestire.com/search-for-tires

We are dealers for Goodyear, Dunlop, Michelin, BF Goodrich, Kelly Springfield, Uniroyal, Continental and General. We also offer Pirelli and Yokohama, Firestone, Bridgestone, Hankook, Kumho, Cooper and

September 30, 2013 @ 12:00am

At Bunge’s in Elgin are always thinking ahead. Notice the crispness in the air and the leaves starting to change? That means it’s time to think about maintenance for your vehicle to prevent larger, more costly problems later—in the winter.

Consider which changes in the weather can affect your vehicle’s performance. They are cold, snow and ice.

Batteries

Take the following steps to extend the life of your battery (battery tips taken from howstuffoworks.com):

If possible, store your vehicle in an insulated garage. Remove the cables and keep the terminals clean. This provides a better connection. Insulate the battery itself. Keep the battery tray clean and be sure the battery sits securely in place.

Tires

Maintaining your tires makes great sense for safety and financially. Take these steps to protect your family and your bank account.

Properly inflate your tires. Tires that are inflated to specification help with stopping distance, ride and handling, fuel economy, and tread wear. Rotate your tires. This will increase the wear on your tires and therefore their lifespan.

At Bunge’s we have a long reputation for quality parts and service at reasonable prices. If you are in the Elgin, Il area, stop by for Goodyear, Dunlop, Michelin, BF Goodrich, Kelly Springfield, Uniroyal, Continental, and General tires.

And the list of tires at Bunge’s doesn’t stop there. We also

August 29, 2013 @ 12:00am

With the end of summer quickly approaching, at Bunge’s we are thinking of fall. Here is a useful checklist of some of the most important things to do with your vehicle to prepare:

Coolant flush Transmission flush Battery check and, if necessary, replaced Inverter installed

Why install an inverter? Because with fall sports starting, tailgating season is starting and will be in full force just like the color of the trees by the beginning of October. Not to mention end-of-season camping. Other, tech-y reasons have to do with charging your laptop while you are mobile, or for those who use a printer on the road. Whatever your reason, Bunge’s is the place to get your inverter installed.

Also, this time of year, and all year Bunge’s remembers our military and students at Elgin Community College with coupons.

See our coupon page here.

June 28, 2013 @ 12:00am

Summer vacation: more fun without unexpected car repairs!

The summer heat and humidity is here...in full force. Along with summer, summer vacations are here and car troubles can happen anywhere, anytime. Naturally, at Bunge's we want to make sure that summer experiences are the good memory kind, and not the bad memory kind. We are here to ensure that the only big booms you hear are coming from the fireworks and not your car.

Bunge's is your one stop shop to get your car ready for whatever summer adventure you have. From oil changes to air conditioners we handle it all. Before your summer adventure starts be sure stop at Bunges' to make sure your car is in the best shape before you hit the holiday road and your air conditioning doesn’t go out halfway to the Grand Canyon.