Category: Maintenance

Takata Airbag Recall Update

August 3rd, 2016 by

We are posting this as part of the continuing awareness campaign regarding Honda and Acura airbag recalls. This information was provided to us today by American Honda Motor Company, to be forwarded to anyone that we believe may have a defective Takata airbag in their vehicle. The following information has been provided by American Honda

Google 360° Photo Shoot Day!

August 3rd, 2016 by

In addition to a busy week of maintenance & repair on some of the most fun and interesting cars in the Chicago area, we all pulled double duty in getting the shop ready for our first ever Google 360° photo shoot. The end result can be seen by clicking on the photo below. Take a

Car Batteries – What Do I Need To Know?

August 3rd, 2016 by

At Midwest Performance Cars we receive a lot of vehicles that are towed in as they suddenly will not start. This is often due to a failed battery and is very prevalent during the winter months. However, your battery is just one part of your vehicle’s complex electrical system. A dead battery may be a

What you need to know about the NHTSA airbag recall

August 3rd, 2016 by

Most of us have heard of the massive recall surrounding vehicles with airbags manufactured by Takata Corporation in Japan. This has been all over the news this week as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has increased the number of vehicles included from 4.7 million to 7.8 million. The list of vehicles (as of

Spring Car Care Tips

August 3rd, 2016 by

You and your car have survived the Chicago Winter and we should be all finished with any real snow and ice. Now is the right time to bring your vehicle in for a Spring Service. Winter is very hard on many components of your car and some wear or damage to important components may have

Why Do I Need To Flush My Brake Fluid?

August 3rd, 2016 by

There are a lot of different opinions and misconceptions regarding the need for periodic brake fluid flushes. Do you need this service? How often? Why? Most European car manufacturers recommend having your brake fluid flushed every two years. Brake fluid is hygroscopic which means it attracts and holds water molecules. Water will be absorbed right