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Many European imported vehicles are known for their top performance, outstanding luxury, and first-class performance.  That being said, even when considering this elite group of available options, not many come close to the reputation and glamour that Porsche provides. Some people consider Porsche to be a brand equivalent to any of the shiny adjectives one may use when describing a truly top-of-the-line automobile, and there is evidence to back that up.

Although a Porsche may be representative of a variety of themes, it is most often the quality itself that creates the demand for this vehicle.  From optimum acceleration and braking to incredibly fine control and responsive steering, there is no denying what a Porsche has to offer and once you have taken one for a spin, you can completely comprehend why so many drivers are enthusiasts.

Why Porsche?

Are you really asking this question? Although it may seem intimidating to consider having to work with [...]


The arrival of spring is perhaps one of those moments where car owners feel a complete relief, because they no longer have to use any type of material to melt the ice (such as salt and ash) to be able to drive well during that time of summer. But another main reason for that joy is because such deicing products could have caused corrosion damage to car parts and paint to the point of making costly repairs or depreciating the car’s original value.
Therefore, to avoid worrying about whether your car is in good condition for that long-awaited Spring Break or summer trip, you can take your vehicle to BTR Chicago for a car inspection to clear up your doubts.
By conducting a basic car review, you are ensuring that your vehicle stays running smoothly for much longer and avoiding potential long-term problems. If you don’t do it in time, the consequences will [...]

Should I Buy A New Air Filter For My Porsche?
Yes, especially if you have an air-cooled Porsche model. Regardless of whether it is for road or race track use, owners always bet on extracting the best performance from their vehicles as much as possible and they do so through a car tuning process. However, there is a method that can help your engine not only perform better, but last for a long time.

What is a Cabin Air Filter?
The cabin air filter is (forgive the redundancy) a filter located in the glove box of your Porsche that collects any pollutant particles that are in the air and sends said air through the heating and air conditioning systems, in order to maintain its quality at acceptable levels. It filters the following:

  • Dust
  • Mold spores
  • Pollution
  • Pollen

When Should I Replace My Cabin Air Filter?

Generally, it is [...]

JTNDZGl2JTIwc3R5bGUlM0QlMjJkaXNwbGF5JTNBYmxvY2slM0JoZWlnaHQlM0EyNTBweCUyMCUyMWltcG9ydGFudCUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRmRpdiUzRQ==Deciding whether you need a transmission rebuild or transmission replacement can be a difficult choice to figure out. The transmission repair cost can be a major deciding factor since, no matter what you drive from automatic, manual, or CVT, having trouble with a car’s transmission can be thousands out-of-pocket. We offer the best solutions in full transmission repair service, rebuild or replacement (including OEM parts or strengthened) for whenever your vehicle has stopped functioning properly. The following are worth considering: Transmission repair versus transmission replacement A transmission rebuild can be a great option in many cases, especially for your budget, since it is less costly to fix certain parts that have failed than doing an entire replacement.  Our car mechanics will gladly recommend which service is necessary for your vehicle. Signs of a falling automatic transmission include the following: - One telling sign that your transmission is bad or slipping is if your vehicle feels like it’s trying to change gears on its own, you can’t stop it and shifting is rough. This common indicator is easi [...]

BTR brings the solutions for both factory and performance race turned custom engine rebuilds or replacements.  When you are in need to tune your light or heavy vehicle, you can trust us to be fully equipped with the right tools and mechanical expertise to get your engine in optimal condition. Our company offers the detailed services you need to keep your engine running as smooth. Consider the following:

- Engine rebuilds are less costly than engine replacements.
Savings can come from performing an engine rebuild over an engine replacement, depending on specific problems that you may face and factors such as cost of the parts needed for the repair. Savings of half off of the engine replacement cost versus that of an engine rebuild cost can prove to be an important benefit.

- BTR offers factory rebuilds and performance race tuned custom builds.
Taking into consideration that each vehicle comes with its own needs and owners with their own desires, our company uses the best possible tools to cater to each engine uniquely. Top industry s [...]

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If your car is in a healthy condition, there shouldn't be any noise. Your muffler is the one responsible for minimizing the noise produced by your entire car machine. It also helps direct gases and reduces exhaust pressure.  But like any other part of your car without the proper maintenance, it can break with time. Give your car the proper care, giving it the best maintenance with our experts. Our BTR certified technicians Chicago will work to identify any muffler problems and to provide you the proper muffle solution based on your vehicle guidelines.

Important signs to keep in mind:
Any constant noise is a sign of muffle damage.
Water or liquid leaks around your muffle.
The car temperature is increasing  at an abnormal rate.

If you are experiencing any of these signs in your vehicle, it is time to bring it into European Auto Repair and Collision Chicago, for a complete inspection. We’ll make sure your car is in the proper condition for you to feel safe while driving.

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If you want to avoid getting sick because of the harmful emissions your car can produce, you need to keep a close eye on your exhaust system. It is responsible for keeping any dangerous amounts of carbon monoxide from leaking into your cabin.
Many factors such as climate and driving conditions can affect the life of your exhaust system.  At BTR Chicago auto repair & auto service, our experts are specially trained to give your car exhaust system the proper repair. It is normal that an exhaust system will last anywhere from two to three years.

Exhaust System Replacement
Depending on the age and mileage of your car or many other factors such as climate and driving conditions can affect the life of your exhaust system.  As a result, your car can experience fuel leaks, decreased engine function or you can get intoxicated with carbon dioxide.

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In this blog post, we briefly discuss some common signs that you may need to get an auto repair sooner than you think.

Faulty Exhaust
Being the farthest part from the engine, the silencer is susceptible to corrosion due to acidic moisture. This moisture becomes particularly visible when the car revs and sprays moisture out of the exhaust. As a solution, a regular inspection of the exhaust for signs of corrosion is recommended.

Gas Smell
The smell of gas inside the car interior may also be an indication of an exhaust problem and is the direct result of an exhaust pipe leak or damage. Usually, in these cases, fumes leak through any gaps in the car and may breach the interior of your car. Call your local mechanic for an immediate inspection and car repair.

Decreased Fuel Efficiency
Fuel efficiency or economy is also a key factor that is negatively affected along [...]

WHAT DOES A TRANSMISSION DO? The transmission is the part of your car that transfers power from your engine to the wheels allowing your vehicle to move as fast or as slow as you need it to. It uses a torque converter through fluid dynamics that are difficult to explain without boring you with intricate mathematical equations. More power in the engine, provided through the accelerator, transfers more torque through the transmission fluid, making the wheels spin faster. HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR TRANSMISSION Just like other components in your car, your transmission needs some regular maintenance. This requires a transmission fluid change at regular intervals. When going in for auto repairs, you may also include additives for a transmission boost. Some things you can do to keep your transmission operating smoothly include avoiding riding your brakes, getting regular tune-ups, warming up your car before driving, avoid heavy-load hauling, and stay on top of your car repair in Northbrook when you notice warning signs. Transmission maintenance is simple and inexpensive, which is a much better alternative than costly repairs as a result of neglect.SIGNS THAT YOU NEED TRANSMISSION REPAIR IN NORTHBROOK At times, a vehic [...]
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