J&R Auto Repair Glen Ellyn’s Business of the Month

J&R Auto Repair is Glen Ellyn’s Business of the Month.  You can find the article in the Downtown Glen Ellyn Alliance Newsletter. To see the article go HERE. The Downtown Glen Ellyn Alliance Newsletter is full of great information, events, sales and details from the downtown businesses. If you don’t receive the Newsletter yet sign up so you don’t miss out. SIGN UP HERE.  ...

Calling all Glen Ellyn Scavenger Hunters…we have Waldo!

Where’s Waldo? Come find him in Downtown Glen Ellyn for our 5th annual Scavenger Hunt. He’s turning twenty-five this year, and to celebrate, the famous fellow in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting 30+ different local businesses throughout our downtown. Those who participate and spot him can win prizes, including buttons, books, and more! The scavenger hunt is free of charge and participants begin at The Glen Ellyn Public Library any date after July 1 (but make sure to leave enough time to finish your quest before July 31)!  We have 20 required businesses to find Waldo and 18+ optional businesses that will hide a Where’s Waldo book that once you find, you can enter in drawing to win.  Once you complete your 20 required businesses, head to The Bookstore, turn in your completed sheet, and enter to win one of many awesome prizes!  The first 100 to finish will also receive a Where’s Waldo button. The Grand Prize is a complete six-volume set of Waldo books. Prizes include and are not limited to a $100 shopping spree in Downtown Glen Ellyn. Each participant that finds Waldo in the 20 required businesses will get a free cupcake at 2Toots Train Whistle Grill. Waldo is the creation of Martin Handford, whose entertaining drawings of crowd scenes swept the world in 1987. Since then, the Where’s Waldo books have held a cherished spot on bookstore shelves the world over. There are now over 55 million Waldo books in print worldwide and they’ve been translated into eighteen languages. An entire generation has grown up searching for Waldo and his cast of...

Get Your Vehicle Summer Ready!

    School is almost out and summer vacations will be here before you know it. Schedule your vehicle inspection and make sure you’re road ready. 630.469.9222        

Chevy hopes new Impala will revive big-car sales

    By TOM KRISHER, AP Auto Writer Motors Co.’s Chevrolet brand is trying to resuscitate sales of big sedans with a sleek, new version of the Impala.   The family hauler, which mostly sells to rental car companies, is the last model in Chevy’s lineup to be revamped. When it hits showrooms early next year, it will replace an Impala that was last updated in 2005.   The 10th generation Impala gets much of its design from other Chevrolets. Its body slopes from back to front. It has high doors, low-profile side windows and large wheels. The company says the car is quiet. It has sound-deadening insulation and laminated glass in the windshield and windows. The roomy interior has upgraded materials.   Chevrolet thought about changing the Impala’s name, but decided it had significant recognition after 50 years on the market and more than 16 million in sales.   Here are more details about the new car, to be introduced at the New York International Auto Show:   UNDER THE HOOD: Buyers can choose from three engines, all mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. A 2.5-liter four-cylinder will produce 195 horsepower, while a 3.6-liter V-6 will have 303 horses. There’s also a 2.4-liter four with GM’s eAssist system that halts the engine anytime the car stops and uses a small electric motor to help the gas engine get better mileage. All three have direct fuel injection in which the air and fuel are mixed in the cylinder surrounding the piston. That’s more efficient than older engines that mix outside the cylinder.   OUTSIDE: GM says it has strengthened...

Safe Driving Tips

National Collision Awareness: Safe Driving Tips March is National Collision Awareness Month, and Shawn Tucker from AutoTrader.com shared this safety announcement.  Whether traveling for the spring break holiday, or driving around town, here are a few safe driving tips: Avoid Multi-Tasking – The cell phone has been the most recent target of blame, but any distraction is a hazard to you and to others. Some examples you could try to eliminate or reduce are: reading, eating, hair / make-up, television, adjusting music, rubber-necking, text messaging, and of course, cell phones. If you must talk on the phone use a hands-free device so you can still keep two hands on the wheel. Enjoy the View – Also known as rubbernecking, braking to look at an accident or something on the side of the road is dangerous and distracts you distracted from keeping your eyes on the cars in front of you. If something is worth taking a good look at, go ahead and stop on the side of the road. Keep It Clean – One of the best ways to feel good about your car, and sometimes yourself, is to have a clean car. It not only provides a good personal image but, by keeping that empty bottle of soda from rolling under your brake pedal, it also improves your safety. Be (more) Courteous – Find opportunities to make driving a better experience for everyone. Yielding rather than speeding to cut someone off, or letting a car over that has their blinker on, can help make the commute easier and may prevent them from driving defensively. Lights On (in the daytime) – Research shows that driving with...