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Season’s Final Night at Rock ‘N Wheels

Swing by Friendship Plaza in Addison for the summer’s last night of Rock ‘N Wheels car show and music by Joe Kalish and Sixteen Candles (80s and 90s music). The Village Green opens at 6pm with the bands playing at 6:30pm and 7:30pm.

Hi-Tech Addison Auto Repair will have a drawing for a $600-$900 FREE brake job. To enter the drawing, you have to first win a Hot Wheels car race against six competitors. You get to pick a car and a lane for the race that’s sure to make your win impressive. The drawing will happen at 8pm and the winner will be contacted if not present.

—Address—

1 FRIENDSHIP PLAZA
ADDISON ILLINOIS, 60101

GET DIRECTIONS

Historical Museum Open House and Craft Fair, 6 – 8 p.m.

Fireworks Finale!

Food vendors for the evening:

  • 601 Bar & Grill: Brisket and roasted corn
  • Nardi’s: Panzerotti and pizza
  • Barb’s Polish Deli: Polish Sausage, Pierogi and Potato Pancakes
  • Muggs ‘n Manor: Broiled Chicken & Rice, broasted chicken and hot dogs
  • Cilantro: Tacos and Churros
  • Alta Villa: Arancini and Lasagna
  • Uncle Harry’s Ice Cream
  • Millie’s Pancake Shoppe
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Mirror Tips

mirrorDrivers should check and possibly adjust the mirrors every time he or she gets into the car. Unfortunately mirrors being out of position cause numerous accidents every year. The below steps will help drivers stay safe.

REARVIEW MIRROR

The rearview mirror should only be adjusted when the vehicle is stationary and the driver is seated in his normal position. The horizon line should be just below the top third of the mirror. Most rearview mirrors are distortion free to make determining the speed and location of approaching cars more reliable.

EXTERIOR MIRRORS

The side mirrors are convex to give a wider view of vision. This helps cut down on accidents by reducing a vehicle’s blind spot. Unfortunately, the shape makes items in the mirror appear smaller and further away, impeding judgment.

When adjusting the mirrors for the greatest visibility with little head movement, move the part of the mirror closest to the car until you only see a small strip of the side of the car. This gives a broader eye line and reduces the blind spot. Please note that it reduces the blind spot, but does not remove it.

The horizon line should be just under the top third of the mirror. This positioning is flexible, but the horizon line should never be below the half way mark in the mirror.

BLIND SPOT

The most dangerous area for other cars to approach is the blind spot. Located over each shoulder, the areas are not seen in the external or internal mirrors. This is due to the car’s structure obscuring the view. To counter the affects of the blind spots, drivers must glance over the shoulder in the direction they are moving or turning toward. This is true for turning corners and changing lanes.

DRIVING SAFE

The law requires one side mirror and one rearview mirror, or two side mirrors and no rearview mirror. These combinations are designed to help the driver know what is happening all around the car at any given moment. This knowledge gives the driver plenty of time to react to unexpected circumstances as a defensive driver to maintain safety.

MIRROR USE

Mirrors are used often during a drive. The most common uses are as follows:

  • Pulling Over – Check all mirrors before pulling to the side of the road or taking an off ramp.
  • Changing Lanes – Check all mirrors and over the right or left shoulder blind spot before accelerating into the next lane.
  • Overtaking – From time to time check the side mirrors to see if anyone is trying to pass or overtake you.
  • Turning Left or Right – Check the nearside mirror and rearview mirror before turning left, and check the far side mirror and the rearview mirror when turning right.
  • Slowing or Stopping – Check the rearview mirror to judge a following car to make sure its speed is reducing at the same or slower rate.
  • Exiting Car – Checking all the mirrors before stepping out of the car is a helpful precaution to make sure no vehicle is passing or no person is coming along side of the car.
  • Approaching Hazards – When approaching hazards its important to check all the mirrors to be alert in case something forces a quick speed reduction. Hazards might include: junctions, bends, pedestrian crossings, roadwork, and slow moving vehicles.

Mirrors are safety tools that must be maintained. If the mirror is cracked or broken, it can put the drivers safety at risk. Today would be a great day to double check the position of your mirrors.

© 2017 Hi-Tech Automotive Specialists, Inc.
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Visit Our Booth & Enjoy a World Cuisine

AROUND THE WORLD CUISINE on August 24th.

The park will be filled with great sounds, wonderful food and our booth—already for your visit. Com’n by and see what special offers we’ll have for you.

ADDRESS

1 FRIENDSHIP PLAZA
ADDISON ILLINOIS, 60101

GET DIRECTIONS

6 – 10 p.m., Village Green

6:30 p.m.: Kashmir
7:30 p.m.: Jack Russell’s Great White

Historical Museum Open House and Craft Fair, 6 – 8 p.m.

Food vendors for the evening:

  • Barb’s Polish Deli: Stuffed Cabbage, Pierogi and Potato Pancakes
  • Muggs ‘n Manor: Mini Gyros, broasted chicken and hot dogs
  • 601 Bar & Grill: Brisket and roasted corn
  • Chapalita’s: Pastor Tacos, Chorizo, Chicken and Steak
  • Oh My Pita: Gyros, Pork Gyros and Chicken Shawarma
  • Alta Villa: Eggplant Parm and Italian Beef Sandwich
  • Uncle Harry’s Ice Cream
  • Millie’s Pancake Shoppe
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8 Steps to Prepare Your Car for Fall/Winter

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Signs of school starting are in the air, which means its time to make sure your car is ready for the changing fall weather and pending winter months ahead. There are 8 simple steps to prepare your car.

1. Check Belts

The warm daytime weather in the fall gives way to cooler nights, which puts strain on your belts. Checking the condition of the belts is critical to protecting your car’s performance in the winter months just around the corner. If your belts have two cracks within a two-inch area, 80% of the belt’s life has been expended. That means the surface wear is significant enough to cause slippage, which will negatively impact your car’s reliability.

2. Check Hoses

No one wants to experience a roadside breakdown during the rainy fall or snowy winter, yet according to AAA, unchecked hoses are one of the leading causes of roadside breakdowns. The number one cause of hose failure is internal corrosion by way of electrochemical degradation (known as ECD). This natural wear and tear can lead to a single leak that eventually leads to engine failure. Having a professional check all your hoses will help keep your car on the road.

3. Check Fluids

Dirty or low fluids can also place your car at risk. Regular maintenance will assure that your car can face the changing conditions apparent in fall and winter, and extend the life of your car. Having all fluid levels checked in early fall prepares your car for adverse conditions.

4. Check Tire Pressure

The rise and fall of temperatures can affect your vehicle. Tire pressure needs attention in fluctuating weather. The changing temperatures can condense or expand air in the tires with cooler nights leaving your tires low. Checking your tire pressure after significant drops in temperature will help keep your vehicle safe.

5. Check Fuel Lines

The rise and fall of temperatures might also affect fuel lines that can accumulate moisture. We recommend BP or Shell gas, both having supplements that keep the moisture out of your tank, so your car is less likely to experience moisture based engine problems. The proper gas will also help protect your fuel lines from icing during the winter.

6. Check Fuel Levels

The fuel levels are also important to manage, as temperature drops condense gasoline and causes cars to burn fuel quicker during the winter. Making sure that your tank is always above the ¼ full mark in the winter not only fights against moisture build up, but it will also protect your fuel pump.

7. Check Antifreeze

The sporadic temperature changes put extra demands on the car, making it important to keep tabs on the antifreeze so it can handle the varying temperature conditions. Checking to make sure the fluids haven’t gotten diluted during the summer is essential because the antifreeze is vital to the car’s operation because it keeps corrosion from forming.

8. Pack Winter Safety Kit

When least expected, a car can breakdown in an area that restricts how soon you’re able to get back on the road. For added protection during the winter months, place a kit inside the car that includes gloves, an ice scraper, a blanket, candles, first aid materials, flares and jumper cables.

© 2017 Hi-Tech Automotive Specialists, Inc.
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