With the piercing winters and sticky, hot summers in Chicago, auto repair at regular intervals is crucial. Chicago cars bear the brunt of the effects of salt and snow, sun and humidity, as well as potholes, speed bumps, and rutted roads. That can be murder on your vehicle's tires and paint job. While public transportation in Chicago is viable and dependable, it still exposes commuters to the elements—so seek out a trustworthy Chicago auto-parts store or repair shop instead of chasing after buses, and consider renting a car while yours is in the shop.

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