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Posts by Michael Hoban

Tips For Driving In Snow & Icy Conditions

One of the scariest parts of driving during the winter months in Chicago is all the snow and ice that plagues roadways. Even when the road appears clear, drivers might not notice black ice and before they know it they are losing control of their vehicle. Hopefully this winter season you don’t find yourself unprepared…

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Marijuana Laws & Chicago Drivers

As you may know, marijuana sales officially began on January 1st in Illinois this year. This means people may consume the one-time illegal substance recreationally within the state’s borders. As more shops open, more questions about where, and when someone can legally consume the product will rise. These questions are important especially for those who…

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Information Needed For Quotes

Car insurance is not only an important thing to have but something all drivers in Illinois must have to drive legally. In order to operate any vehicle in Illinois, a driver must carry proof of car insurance, which means they will need to find a policy.  Before shopping for car insurance quotes you may be…

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Salt Damage: Your Car & Road

When winter hits Chicago, you can expect there to be plenty of ice and snow. Of course, when ice and snowfalls so do road salt to melt it away. Without getting too scientific, salt helps break up ice and turns it into the water so your tires can catch the pavement. Without salting crews, roadways…

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Christmas Gifts For Car Lovers

Since Christmas is a little over a week away, some people may still need some last-minute gift ideas. If you’re struggling to find those little gifts that won’t break the budget while still being useful, check out the Business Insider’s list. These Christmas gifts work best for car lovers, but most are practical things anyone…

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Christmas Tree Transport

With Christmas coming along in mere weeks, many people have already put up their trees. But before you put any ornaments on the tree, you have to go out and get a tree. Although “fake” trees have become more popular, there are still plenty of families who love taking home a real Christmas tree. Unfortunately,…

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Winter Parking Ban Begins

While the weather outside is frightful, there is nothing delightful about waking up and noticing the city towed your car. That’s right Chicago, this past Sunday marks the beginning of the towing season for the majority of main roadways throughout the city. Hopefully, you were not one of those unfortunate people whose car was towed…

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Weather Reports: Holiday Travel

As we creep closer to Thanksgiving, many are planning their holiday travel routes. A big factor to watch for as the week progresses is the weather. Reports of bad weather sweeping the nation this week claim to bring rain, icy conditions, and of course snow. Before hitting the road, check weather reports, pack appropriately, and…

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Research Before Buying New Car

From time to time auto manufacturers will update or redesign one of their models. The update usually brings new technology, electronics, and parts to improve the vehicle’s reliability. But with new technology and features often comes new bugs and malfunctions. It is for this reason that Consumer Reports recently put out an article breaking down…

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Winter And Your Car Battery

As the white snow falls, and the howling winds blow, old car batteries die, while new ones survive. Yes, winter season is in full effect across Chicagoland, which means your car battery may stop working properly. Luckily there are a few tricks to keep your battery from failing, leaving you stranded. From performing a little…

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