brake repair

Brakes are one of the most important components of your vehicle. You need the confidence of knowing that when you press your foot to the brake, your vehicle is going to stop. That's why it's important to keep these tips in mind to help keep your brakes functioning properly. Schedule an appointment with us at Hale's Automotive for a brake service checkup today!

floorboard of car

Leaks and drips that get the interior of your vehicle wet are definitely an inconvenience. Sitting water promotes rust, bad smells, and can ruin your carpet. Furthermore, the water often seems to come from seemingly nowhere, adding to the frustration. From Hale's Automotive in Marion, IL, here are some of the leading causes of water on your floor, and what you can do about it.

battery charging on car

Charging and electrical systems, particularly on luxury and performance cars, are the most intricate and complex systems on your vehicle. It takes highly trained technicians armed with the right equipment to properly diagnose and repair electrical issues on high-end vehicles such as Porsche, Audi, BMW, MINI, VW, and Subaru. At Hale's Automotive in Marion we have the technicians and the tools you need to get the job done right.

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The best way to deal with a blown tire is to prevent it from happening in the first place. However, eventually, a flat tire is going to occur, and it’ll most likely be when you least need it. From Hale's Automotive in Marion, IL, here’s what you need to do.

girl smelling vents

If you’ve owned a vehicle long, particularly one with a few miles on it, you have probably encountered a peculiar smell that grabbed your attention. Scents that you encounter while driving (emanating from your vehicle, not the horse farm down the road) are indicators of your vehicle's health and often the first warning that something may be wrong. Hale's Automotive in Marion has assembled this list to prepare for you for the next time you smell something odd, so you’ll know what’s going on next time you notice a funny smell.

coolant system

Regardless of the weather, it's important to maintain your coolant system. At Hale's Automotive in Marion, we offer the full range of coolant system services, from coolant testing to system flushing. Here’s what you need to know about servicing your cooling system.

transmission

Automatic transmissions aren’t well understood outside of specialists like our technicians here at Hale's Automotive in Marion, IL. While it would be impossible to teach you enough to make you a transmission expert in a quick article, what we can do is give you the fundamental knowledge you need to have a good idea of what your transmission is doing and how it works. Being able to understand how your transmission works will help you identify any problems that may arise to prevent further wear and tear on your vehicle. 

Two tires

At Hale's Automotive in Marion, IL, we want you to be able to recognize an issue with your tires. It’ll keep you safe, prevent a blowout, and let you see for yourself whether or not a tire needs to be replaced. Here’s a short guide to tire problems.

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