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  • An electrical component may draw battery down as car sits Sep 7, 2014 12:01 AM
    Q. My wife’s car is a 2011 Nissan Juke, purchased new. The problem first started last year when, after sitting for about six or seven days in the garage, the car would not start because of a low battery.

     
  • Why some fear auto industry is returning to bad habits Sep 7, 2014 7:35 AM
    Big discounts. Six- or seven-year loans, in some cases to buyers who would have been turned down in the past. As the auto industry strives to sustain its post-recession comeback, car companies are resorting to tactics that some experts warn will lead to trouble down the road.

     
  • Fans, owners have jolly-good time at Palatine car fest Sep 7, 2014 7:03 PM
    Ron Geibel of Schaumburg has a simple explanation for why he never puts a cover on his 1987 Morgan Plus 8 when it’s parked in his garage. “I consider it to be a work of art,” Geibel said. That was the prevailing sentiment among those who attended the 28th annual British Car Festival, held Sunday at Harper College in Palatine. Dozens of cars and motorcycles from across the pond were on display, including Rolls-Royces, Bentleys, TVRs and Morgans.

     
  • Driverless cars hijacked by hackers signal risk in Google push Sep 6, 2014 7:39 AM
    While the idea of robo-cars whisking us off to our destinations may sound like science fiction, the technology exists and is largely ready for the real world. What’s harder to determine is the risk associated with the emergence of these vehicles. If automakers effectively take the wheel, that puts them in the firing line for liability suits stemming from accidents. The vehicles would also be exposed to threats from hackers who could hijack cars and potentially control them remotely, turning them into mules for criminal purposes or even using them as weapons.

     
  • Rohrman dealership could give Buffalo Grove shot in the arm Sep 6, 2014 8:02 AM
    Buffalo Grove’s once vibrant corridor of auto dealerships along Dundee Road may come roaring back with at least one Bob Rohrman dealership and possibly three. On Monday, the Buffalo Grove village board will consider a sales tax sharing agreement that would bring a Rohr-Max to the former Toyota dealership at 935 W. Dundee Road.

     
  • Checker cab is nearing 60 and is built to last Sep 1, 2014 6:00 AM
    “I’ve loved Checkers ever since I was a little kid,” Joe Fay says. The Naperville resident isn’t referring to the board game. Fay has a passion for the Kalamazoo, Michigan, taxi-building company. In 2000 he purchased a 1957 Model A8 from a collector in Ohio.

     
  • No words for 1961 LeSabre found through indescript ad Sep 2, 2014 10:52 AM
    It was a touch of discontentment that led Andy Demco to his 1961 Buick. He put his underperforming 1968 Ford up for sale in 2010 when his sister alerted him to an ad that simply read "Old Buick for sale." He found a rare, low-mileage LeSabre.

     
  • Engine oil supplement may reduce noisy valves Aug 31, 2014 12:01 AM
    Q. This is my third Mercury Grand Marquis, a 2005 with 78,000 miles bought new. Last winter, after the car had been sitting over night, when I started it up in the morning the valve lifters were very noisy.

     
  • Sheriff’s car show in Elburn raises thousands for Make-A-Wish Foundation Aug 30, 2014 4:37 PM
    Kane County Sheriff Pat Perez is not running in the upcoming election so Saturday’s Eighth Annual Car and Motorcycle Show in Elburn will be the last he organizes as sheriff. “It is a good way for the sheriff’s office to work hand-in-hand with the community to help people less fortunate,” he said Saturday.

     
  • ‘Jurassic’ Jeep produces dinosaur-size enjoyment Aug 25, 2014 1:36 PM
    “Jurassic Park” was released in 1993. One look at Bob Hattenhauer’s Jeep and you would assume he was a fan from Day One. You’d be wrong. He just got around to watching the film in 2007.

     
  • Randhurst Village caps successful cruise season Aug 25, 2014 6:00 AM
    Every car has a story and nowhere was that more evident than at Wednesday’s final 2014 Randhurst Village Cruise Night. One such four-wheeled star that readily stood out was Ron Barclay’s 1958 Pontiac Bonneville.

     
  • Cheap brake pads may be causing squeal Aug 24, 2014 12:01 AM
    Q. We purchased a 2009 Volkswagen Eos and we just love the car. However, the brakes squeal loudly when I first start driving.

     
  • Rare, historic autos come to Geneva Aug 24, 2014 9:56 PM
    More than 200 of the finest and rarest antique, classic and exotic automobiles from around the Midwest lined Third Street in Geneva on Sunday for the 10th annual Geneva Concours d’Elegance car show. Among them was a shiny black car with not only a historic link to Elgin, but to the development of modern day stock car racing.

     
  • Cars talking to cars could cut crashes Aug 23, 2014 7:39 AM
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has unveiled a plan to require vehicle-to-vehicle communications technologies in all new passenger cars. Adopting these technologies, the agency says, could prevent nearly 600,000 car crashes every year once the rollout is complete.

     
  • Car club calendar Sep 11, 2014 11:52 AM
    The Chicago suburbs are home to many car lovers and clubs devoted to models ranging from the Alfa Romeo to Volkswagen. The Daily Herald has compiled a list of monthly meetings for area car clubs, as well as several local motorcycling groups.

     
  • Final classic car show tonight at Randhurst Aug 20, 2014 10:29 AM
    Tonight is the last Cruise Night of the summer at Randhurst Village in Mount Prospect. The free show features classic cars and their owners, plus a Q&A with Daily Herald auto columnist Matt Avery and special exhibits. To correct earlier reporters, there is no free concert tonight.

     
  • Geneva Concours d’Elegance celebrates ‘the art of the car’ Aug 20, 2014 8:01 AM
    This Sunday, the streets of downtown Geneva will be filled with cars and car lovers, when the 10th annual Concours d’Elegance rolls into town. The event will showcase 175 invitational cars from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and admission is free. Car clubs are expected to display about 100 more cars in the Kane County Courthouse parking area as well.

     
  • Loose wire remains elusive for a decade Aug 17, 2014 12:01 AM
    Q. I purchased a new 2000 Lincoln Cartier Town Car. Within a few years, the whole system just stopped; no air, no heat, no blower.

     
  • Kane sheriff wants final charity car show to finish strong Aug 12, 2014 5:37 PM
    Kane County Sheriff Pat Perez will host his eighth and final car show Aug. 30 in Elburn. This year, he's chosen the Make A Wish Foundation as the charity to benefit and also enlisted support from sheriffs in Kendall and DeKalb counties.

     
  • Rebuilt 1970 Cadillac ambulance revives memories Aug 11, 2014 6:15 AM
    Wailing sirens, flashing lights and cool vintage iron could be seen and heard in North Aurora at the annual Chicagoland Emergency Vehicle Show. One vehicle on display was a 1970 cadillac ambulance once owned by the Romeoville Fire Department.

     
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