Elk Grove Marathon Offers Auto Repair Services You Can Count On!
Elk Grove Marathon provides customers in the Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 area with high-quality automotive maintenance and repair services. Our experienced mechanics will get your vehicle up and running again, and we'll keep it in top operating condition.
We provide a range of services, including 4x4 Services, Alignment, Brakes, Car & Truck Care, Domestic Cars & Trucks, Electrical Services, Electronic Services, Emergency Roadside Assistance, Engine & Transmission, Engine Maintenance, General Services, Heating and Cooling Services, Import Cars & Trucks, Inspections and Emissions, Miscellaneous Services, Tires, Towing, Towing & Recovery, Transmission Services and Undercar Services. We're proud of our great mechanics, who have over 20 years of experience working on both domestic and import vehicles of all makes and models. They have the knowledge required to diagnose your problems, and to find affordable solutions to get you back on the road quickly.
To learn more about our services, call us at 847-301-0058 or email us today. We're looking forward to earning your trust as a friendly, honest and reliable alternative for your auto maintenance and repair needs in Elk Grove Village.
According to recent studies, 5 percent of all motor vehicle fatalities are clearly caused by automobile maintenance neglect.
The cooling system should be completely flushed and refilled about every 24 months. The level, condition, and concentration of coolant should be checked. (A 50/50 mix of anti-freeze and water is usually recommended.)
Never remove the radiator cap until the engine has thoroughly cooled. The tightness and condition of drive belts, clamps and hoses should be checked by a pro.
Change your oil and oil filter as specified in your manual, or more often (every 3,000 miles) if you make frequent short jaunts, extended trips with lots of luggage or tow a trailer.
Replace other filters (air, fuel, PCV, etc.) as recommended, or more often in dusty conditions. Get engine drivability problems (hard stops, rough idling, stalling, diminished power, etc.) corrected at a good shop.
A dirty windshield causes eye fatigue and can pose a safety hazard. Replace worn blades and get plenty of windshield washer solvent.
Have your tires rotated about every 5,000 miles. Check tire pressures once a month; let the tires cool down first. Don't forget your spare and be sure your jack is in good condition.
Check your owner's manual to find out what fuel octane rating your car's engine needs then buy it.
Keep your tires inflated to the proper levels. Under-inflated tires make it harder for your car to move down the road, which means your engine uses more fuel to maintain speed.
Lighten the load. Heavier vehicles use more fuel, so clean out unnecessary weight in the passenger compartment or trunk before you hit the road.
Use the A/C sparingly. The air conditioner puts extra load on the engine forcing more fuel to be used.
Keep your windows closed. Wide-open windows, especially at highway speeds, increase aerodynamic drag and the result is up to a 10% decrease in fuel economy.
Avoid long idling. If you anticipate being stopped for more than one minute, shut off the car. Contrary to popular belief, restarting the car uses less fuel than letting it idle.
Stay within posted speed limits. The faster you drive, the more fuel you use. For example, driving at 65 miles per hour (mph) rather than 55 mph, increases fuel consumption by 20 percent.
Use cruise control. Using cruise control on highway trips can help you maintain a constant speed and, in most cases, reduce your fuel consumption.
Keep your engine tuned. A fouled spark plug or plugged/restricted fuel injector can reduce fuel efficiency as much as 30 percent.
Inspect the engine's belts regularly. Look for cracks or missing sections or segments. Worn belts will affect the engine performance.
Have the fuel filter changed every 10,000 miles to prevent rust, dirt and other impurities from entering the fuel system.
Change the transmission fluid and filter every 15,000 to 18,000 miles. This will protect the precision-crafted components of the transmission/transaxle.
Inspect the suspension system regularly. This will extend the life of the vehicle's tires.
Appointment was easy to make.. my preferred time slot was available the following day.. I was greeted professionally upon arrival.. the work was done promptly.. the bill for services was thorough.. and the price was competitive.. I'll definitely be back again the next time my vehicle requires service.
Have been using Elk Grove Marathon for some time now. Also sent a few friends there, and Russ the Manager has never disappointed. My favorite mechanic is Bobby. He is very knowledgable and competent. Everybody is friendly and tries their best to help. They've always taken care of me to the highest extent. Thanks Manny for a great crew!
Russ, the service manager, is very friendly and makes you feel at home in a gas station. You get free coffee and the coffee is super good. Sometimes you see the owner, Manny, and he gives really good advice about different things. They send coupons in the mail or by email too. If you have a AAA card, you get a discount also. You gotta give them a try!!!
Excellent mechanics here, was even cheaper than quoted.
I love this place. Russ is very direct and honest and does great work at a reasonable price. And it is close to my home. Nothing is better than this.
I have been going to this service station for 4 years now. My car's warranty just ended, and I needed an honest, reputable station for all my automotive needs. I called triple AAA, and they told me about Elk Grove Marathon. This is a TRIPLE AAA approved station. They EXCEED ALL EXPECTATIONS. The mechanic MANAGER Russ, along with mechanics Bob and the other men are superb, OUTSTANDING SKILLED TECHNICIANS. Leadership begins at the top! Obviously the owner of this long time service station knows how to take care and run an honest station!! I have referred many people to this station. Thank you!!! Russ and to everyone at Elk Grove Marathon.
I have been going to Elk Grove Marathon for the past 5+ years. Everyone has always been professional. I have a 2001 van with lots of miles. The van meant so much to my family and myself that I kept putting the money into repairs. Russ was always honest with me and understood my budget. I live 30 minutes away and would take it to Elk Grove Marathon way before I would trust a repair shop near my home. Prices are very reasonable.
This has been such a cold week! I went to get gas and my gas door was frozen shut! I was trying to get it open when Russ must have spotted me struggling. He came out and without hesitation helped me open my gas tank (shorts and all). I felt so bad, but he had such a great attitude and then offered to fill my tank. Such an amazing Service Manager for the auto repair department. Before he went inside he said my tires looked a little low so he checked them and they were bad! He topped them all off!!!! If you're looking for great service and a helpful gas station/repair shop, I would definitely recommend Elk Grove Marathon!!!!! Thank you Russ for taking time to assist me with my car!!!!
These guys are great. If you're looking for a great place to fix your car with some honest people, look no further.
Great experience. Dawn was a pleasure to speak with while I waited. Russ was very accommodating with me changing my appointment twice. It was great to meet him in person. It was also great to meet Bob. I had an oil change and tire rotation. Great job and great price. I would recommend Elk Grove Marathon to everyone who wants a professional job at a great price!
Honest and reliable service, no rip offs.
I highly recommend Elk Grove Marathon. Russ and Manny are very professional, and they treat their clients with the utmost respect. They (and the rest of the staff) are very knowledgeable, and they take the time to explain every aspect of the repairs needed. They've always done a great job at a fair price. I wouldn't take any one of my cars anywhere else.
Their work is high quality. Russ and the team do a great job of taking care of multiple vehicles for my family. My wife and I appreciate fair prices, quality and their honesty. We give them a ten.
-Patricia C. Y.
Elk Grove Marathon is making time for my family cars and trucks for a quick stop to full service. Dependable, trustworthy, cost efficient. Thank you all.
As usual, Russ took care of everything needed. Trust in a mechanic is so important, and I have no worries there. Great service, fair price. Thanks!
I have been going to Elk Grove Marathon for awhile, and I wouldn't go anywhere else!!! This place, for auto repairs or just getting an oil change, is the place to go. Russ and his staff are Very Knowledgeable, Polite, and Friendly! They always take the time to go over what they have done and inform you of things that may have to be taken care of in the future. I love this place. I do recommend this place to my Family and Friends! I have told strangers when I heard them asking for a place to go to for repairs.
A big thank you to Russ who squeezed me into his very busy Saturday to replace my tail light. I had places to go, and it would have been very inconvenient to wait until next week. You've got a new customer.
We are lucky to have such a friendly, skilled service facility like Elk Grove Marathon. Confidence that any vehicle maintenance will be handled professionally. A great crew working there!