Bunge's Automotive Blog
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Summer is here (finally!) and that means outdoor fun, ranging from little league to the big leagues baseball, open-air concerts, to camping. Load up your vehicle and hit the road!
Here at Bunge’s we offer a somewhat unique service intended to help increase your quotient of fun, at least as it relates to your vehicle. Need electricity when out at the ball game, camping, or at a concert? Not a problem if you’ve installed an inverter at Bunge’s.
Inverters are useful whether you want to plug in speakers because you forgot to charge them before leaving your home, or plug in a fan at a park. Our inverters allow you to plug everyday devices directly into your car and use them for outdoor fun.
Yes, summer is here, and it is time to roll down your windows and just drive.
Here at Bunge’s we do all that we can to keep you, your vehicle, and your family moving safely and having summer fun.
It’s the most dreadful time of the year, that time when you just want the snow to go away and sun to come out. It seems like this is the coldest time of the year, too, and with every snowfall we all just want to hibernate until it is all over. If you are sick of having to scrape your car off morning, noon and night we are with you. Is it spring yet?!
We hope you don't get stuck in the ice and snow. if you do, we hope help is nearby to pull you out!
Here at Bunge’s we are your tire, shocks and struts specialist, any problem you have we can solve it; we are here to provide the best possible service.Ok, enough venting. Hopefully you made it through the winter driving season (so far) with no car problems of any sort. This season especially it seems like when driving in the snow it becomes a much more bumpy ride and tires take a beating.
The little things take a beating too, like windshield wipers. With spring around the corner (we can only hope!) it might be time to get a new set of those, too. It doesn’t hurt to top off the wiper fluids. Here’s to spring from your friends at Bunge’s.