By: Kathleen K.
Elmhurst Auto Clinic
Well what can I say, as a woman we can be leery of car mechanics so when I found Elmhurst Auto Clinic I was pleasantly surprised. From the moment I walked in I felt welcome and everyone was very friendly. I had a few issues going on with my car, Chris and the mechanics took a look and told me what needed to get done and what wasn't an issue and not to bother getting it fixed at that particular time which ended up saving me some money! I really appreciated their honesty!! Overall I was very happy with my service and will go back again!! Thanks.
By: Frances M.
Elmhurst Auto Clinic
If you are looking for a shop that treats you fair, this is the place. I have been going to this shop for 10+ years and always feel that the prices are reasonable. The mechanics and owner are great and take their time to explain to me what is happening with my car. I recommend this shop to all my friends!
By: chris.wasserstrom
Elmhurst Auto Clinic
judge them by the amount of business and not bad reviews if they were as bad as the whiners is seen on some yelp reviews I find it laughable this place is a well oil machine with good techs and good pricing not to mention the fastest service ive seen !!
By: bartlettbill
Crescent Service Garage
Terrific place. The owner, Moe, makes a person feel right at home. He'll tell you how it is. Honest, reliable service. These guys know cars like the back of their hands. I now have a repair shop for life! Thank you guys!
By: Ron R.
Elmhurst Auto Clinic
I've been dealing with these guys for going on twenty years, always professional and they only fix what's wrong with the car. I would highly recommend them to any friends or family.
By: Lenny T.
Elmhurst Auto Clinic
My family has been going here for years. The service is fantastic and no body beats their prices! Highly recommend!
By: Robert S.
My Mechanic
I have used Mike many times and I have always received great service and fair pricing. I would recommend
By: Andrew P.
Elmhurst Auto Clinic
Good Service and excellent prices!!
Tips & Advices
Among the common scams pulled are needless repairs, where a garage charges you for work that isn't necessary. Another popular one is attracting customers through a cheap oil change or tire pressure check. Then, when you your car is being repaired, they give you a long list of other corrections they'd like to make, therefore boosting the total cost of your bill. The best way to combat these types of problems is getting a written estimate before work is done so you can see how much repairs are expected to cost. If the final bill is higher than the estimate projected, ask to specifically see the work. Make sure information is put in writing as well. If a problem remains, you can have proof that work was not done to your satisfaction.
For winter driving, features such as the defroster, heater and exhaust system are paramount. Look in your owner's manual for specific directions on how features should be checked and repaired. Many newer cars have a cabin air filter that can be replaced when needed, allowing warm air to continue to flow in. Also, check tires before winter driving, as they need to be at the proper pressure to perform well on snow and ice.
In the spring and summer, you want to be sure your air conditioner and cooling systems work correctly. Given the high temperatures, overheating is a common problem. Look over the system by ensuring there is enough coolant available. If it needs to be refilled, it is best to open the hood and add more to the car before it gets too warm out. Also, clean out fan ducts and other ventilation sources necessary for summertime driving.
Some fixes to your car can be done without paying a specialist. Issues like replacing oil and air filters are relatively simple, with instructions provided in the owner's manual on how to make these changes. The same goes for replacing broken windshield wipers or burnt-out headlights. Such issues should be repaired quickly to guarantee safety, but don't require a visit to a garage.
Yes. Not every type of auto repair work needs to be done by a certified mechanic. You can fix some of a vehicle's issues just by paying attention to how the automobile is running and having a basic understanding of auto repair. Look over the ways weather may impact your car and what preventative measures you can take to avoid having to take it into the shop.

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