• When to Change Your Car's 5 Filters

    Replacing the filters on your vehicle is one of the key ways to ensure your car’s longevity and safety. Not only do they allow proper circulation of clean air and fluids through your vehicle, but they give you better gas mileage, reduce emissions, and improve other everyday features we take for granted. Jack Stoldt Auto Services Center in Springfield, IL is here to educate you on when to change the five filters in your vehicle. Engine Air Filter An engine air filter is the most common to replace on most vehicles and one that easily clogs up with debris when left unmaintained. [...]

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    The Maintenance Lights on Your Dashboard & What They Mean

    Even if you've done everything right and performed regular vehicle maintenance, you may see an engine maintenance light on your dashboard. Knowing what each light means can help you determine just how serious the issue is and whether you need to bring it to the shop. Jack Stoldt Auto Service Center in Springfield, IL, can diagnose the problem and perform the car repair quickly so that you're back on the road. Oil Light The oil light showing up means that your oil pressure is low. If you bring your car into our shop in Springfield, IL, we can check to see if your engine is burning oil [...]

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    Which Fluid is Leaking from Your Vehicle Based on Color?

    We’ve all noticed a pool of liquid on the street or driveway and wondered what was wrong with our car. At Jack Stoldt Auto Center, we can help you diagnose and fix the problem before it causes a bigger problem. We’ve served the Springfield, IL area for over 40 years and are here to help. Here’s how you can determine what’s leaking from your vehicle. Coolant Depending on the type of coolant in your vehicle, a leak can appear pink, green, or yellow. If you notice a coolant leak, you should bring your vehicle in for repairs at our shop in Springfield, IL. You don’t want to [...]

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    How to Tell When Your Vehicle Needs New Brakes

    Whether on the open highway, on a city street in Springfield, or in a residential neighborhood, fewer things are more frightening than discovering that your brakes have stopped working. However, proper vehicle maintenance from our experts at Jack Stoldt Auto Services Center can help prevent this from happening, including awareness of signs that something's going wrong with your brakes. Following are six telltale signs that your brakes may be in danger of failing. You Hear Grinding or Squealing Sounds If you hear grinding or high-pitched squealing noises when you apply the brakes in your[...]

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    Four Reasons Why Your Car Needs A Tire Rotation

    Tires are the only part of a car that touches the ground. Unfortunately, many people overlook the importance of taking good care of their tires, but there are a lot of benefits that come from routine vehicle maintenance. Jack Stoldt Auto Service Center has served the Springfield, IL area for decades, and we can help you maintain the safety and performance of your vehicle from when you first bought it. Here are four reasons you should rotate your tires on a routine basis. Your Tires Will Last Longer It’s been proven that tire rotation improves the longevity of your tires. This is [...]

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    Summer Cleaning Hacks for Your Vehicle

    Springfield, Illinois is home to harsh winters and hot summers, so keeping your vehicle clean may extend its life by protecting it from the elements. Jack Stoldt Auto Service Center has provided the area with quality service for over 40 years. Here are our recommendations for summer vehicle cleaning this year. Cleaning the Interior of Your Vehicle It would be best if you began cleaning everything out of your vehicle when the weather starts warming up. First, throw out all the garbage gathered over the winter throughout your interior, and then give your car a thorough vacuuming. Once [...]

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    Do These 4 Things to Increase the Value of Your Car

    The used car market is red hot, and many drivers are taking advantage of the runup in prices by trading in their older — and even their relatively newer — vehicles. But just because used cars are commanding a price premium at the moment doesn't mean you shouldn't try to squeeze every last dollar of value out of yours. Why leave money on the table if you don't have to? Here are four simple ways to increase the value of your car overnight. To speak to the top auto repair specialists in Springfield, IL, contact Jack Stoldt Auto Service Center today at 217.522.9113. Get Your Car Detailed[...]

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    What to Do When Your Car Overheats

      The last thing anyone wants to see is a billowing cloud of white smoke coming from under the hood of their car. Jack Stoldt Auto Service Center employs experienced and ASE-certified mechanics who can get you back on the road quickly whenever something goes wrong. If you’re in the Springfield, IL area, we can take care of all your car service needs. Here are some important tips to consider if your car overheats while you're on the road. What Causes Vehicle Overheating? If your engine overheats, it’s usually a sign that there is a problem with the radiator or coolant system.[...]

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    5 Engine Noises That Require Immediate Attention

    Is your car's engine making strange noises that you never noticed before? You shouldn’t wait for a breakdown to do something about those sounds. Jack Stoldt Auto Service Center in Springfield, IL offers reliable car maintenance by ASE-certified mechanics. We can help you determine the source of those annoying sounds, whether it’s a bad filter, leaky hose, or something that requires more attention. Popping Sounds The severity of the problem can vary from something as simple as an air filter clog to something far more serious. If you notice a popping sound, you shouldn’t ignore it [...]

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    How to Take Care of Your Vehicle for National Car Care Month

    In the wake of everything happening in our world — and there's been plenty — have you let caring for your vehicle slip down your list of priorities? If so, take comfort in the fact that you're far from alone. Since National Car Care Month just passed in April, it's the perfect time to resolve to change your habits for good. You don't have to be a car guru to keep your vehicle in top shape. By staying on top of a few items, you can extend your car's life and increase both its value and its visual appeal. Here are four easy ways to take care of your vehicle for National Car Care [...]

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