How to Avoid Engine Overheating

February 26th, 2021 by

It’s not something you think can happen to you, but it happens to thousands of people every year: engine overheating. It often feels like it just comes out of nowhere, but there are always tell-tale signs and warnings that indicate when an overheated engine is likely to occur. If you’re having Mazda engine problems, follow…

How to Check Your Car Battery

February 26th, 2021 by

Keeping your new or used car running properly requires taking care of a wide range of service options including changing the oil, adding fluids, and making sure your battery is properly charged. Not enough people think of the latter and they end up with a dead battery at the worst time. Checking your battery regularly…

How to Measure Tire Tread Depth

January 10th, 2019 by
2019 Mazda CX-9

Learning how to measure tire tread depth is an important skill for any driver, and it’s surprisingly easy to master! Whether you spring for a specialized tire tread depth gauge or grab a few coins from your pocket, you can assess your tread level in seconds. Let’s go into the different tools and techniques that…

How Long Does an Oil Change Take?

January 9th, 2019 by
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When you come to Biggers Mazda, your oil change will usually take less than an hour. Of course, we’re busier on some days than on others, so you should call us at (833) 951-3108 today to get a more precise estimate on wait times. If you want to get in and out quickly, you can also schedule…

Is Tire Rotation Really Necessary?

January 7th, 2019 by

There’s a good chance you’ve heard the term thrown around at your local Elgin service center, but many drivers still have to wonder, is tire rotation really necessary? If you care about your vehicle’s performance, the answer is certainly yes! This routine maintenance task should be performed once every 7,500 miles, and it’s an easy…

My Check Engine Light Went On

November 30th, 2018 by
Check engine light

Our technicians regularly receive calls from worried customers who say, “My check engine light went on, what should I do?” While the very sight of that amber-colored light sends fear into the hearts of many Schaumburg and St Charles drivers, there’s no need to panic just yet. This warning sign indicates that your car needs a…

Strange Car Noises

November 14th, 2018 by
Technician looks at Service Order

If your quiet commute has been ruined by strange car noises, then it’s time to pay close attention. Whether you notice a grinding sound when starting car or a loud squeak when you hit the brakes, car sounds can tell you a great deal about your vehicle’s health. Listen carefully when you hit the road,…

Why is Oil Leaking from the Oil Filter?

October 9th, 2018 by
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Contact Us Whether you’ve noticed a flashing oil light on the dashboard or noticed strange puddles under the car, you might be wondering why is oil leaking from the oil filter? While we can’t diagnose the precise problem online, we can point you in the right direction and fix your oil problems quickly at our service…

How to Replace Windshield Wipers

April 13th, 2016 by
Senior mechanic working on windshield wipers

Most of us don’t think much about our windshield wipers – until we need them, that is. Very often, drivers don’t realize it’s time to replace their vehicle’s windshield wipers until they’re suddenly caught in a storm and notice the moisture isn’t being adequately cleared from the windshield. This, of course, can quickly become dangerous…

Stay Protected for the Long Haul With a Mazda Extended Warranty

March 1st, 2016 by
2016 Mazda6

When a driver purchases a new vehicle, it’s easy to drive with confidence knowing the car is covered by exceptional warranties. When something goes wrong, you know having it fixed is as easy as going to your nearest dealership. But when your warranty ends, it becomes a different story, right? Well, not anymore. With Extended…

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