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Why Does My Car Hydroplane?

Have you ever found yourself driving in the middle of a terrible rainfall in Streamwood or Schaumburg and experienced a moment where your car was unable to stop as quickly as it should? Even if you didn’t completely lose control of your vehicle and were still able to brake on time, what you probably experienced is what is called hydroplaning.
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Strange Car Noises

1000 × 440​Nothing disrupts a peaceful drive like a high-pitched squeal, a low-pitched rumble, or an odd ticking when you turn the corner. But what are the causes behind these strange car noises - and how can you stop them? Elgin CDJR is here to help you narrow down the issue, so you can get one step closer to stress-free driving. Whether dealing with a grinding sound when starting a car or squeaks and squeals while braking, learn the most common issues that drivers face in Elgin and Schaumburg!

 

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How to Jumpstart a Car

Learning how to jump a car doesn't require much. If you are unfamiliar with your car's inner workings, you might want to pull out the owner's manual for extra help. But all you really need are a good set of jumper cables. These car essentials are easy to store, so be sure to stash a set in your trunk for safe keeping!

 

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Things to Do in Elgin

Elgin History Museum

What are the best things to do in Elgin? Well, it depends who you ask! In this guide, we've detailed the best places to visit depending on your interests. Whether you love to explore history or can't get enough art, we'll give you our top recommendations for a memorable visit. Take a look at the local's guide to Elgin attractions below:

 
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How Does Trading in a Car Work?

Almost everyone understands the basics of trading up for a new vehicle, but the question, “how does trading in a car work?”, can still seem daunting if you’re unfamiliar with the specifics. Drivers from Elgin, Streamwood, Bartlett, and beyond come to us to trade in their vehicles, and that’s because we’ve made the process as simple and streamlined as possible!
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Restaurants in Elgin

Looking for the best restaurants in Elgin? Take a look at our top things to do in Elgin from the locals at Elgin CDJR, near the Schaumburg area.
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Do I Need Winter Tires?

Most cars come from the dealership with a set of all-season tires, and while your set may perform well in the mild weather, harsh Chicago forecasts can really test the limitations of your equipment.

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How Often Should I Wax My Car?

If you want to keep your car in mint condition, then learning how to wax a car is a crucial skill to master. But how often should I wax my car? Well, that depends. Most people will be satisfied with the results of waxing a car twice a year, but based on your driving habits and climate, you might need to do a little extra maintenance to get the results that you want.

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How to Protect Your Vehicle from Road Salt

Winter maintenance of roads in mountain areas?

The winter season can be a great time of festivity and celebration, but holiday travel can be a drag. Icy roads and freezing temperatures are bad enough, but layers of road salt can cause a shocking amount of damage over the season. But learning how to protect your vehicle from road salt isn't as hard as you might think. The right maintenance can keep your car in top condition well into spring, so let's get started with our recommended car paint protection tips.

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