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3 Winter Driving Tips in Chicago, IL

Take Home a Winter-Ready Used Car!

Winter in Chicagoland can be long and we at Car Credit Center want to make sure that you are ready! Keep reading for a few quick ways to prepare. If it’s time to upgrade your ride or finally leave the bus stop behind, come and explore our affordable used inventory.

Battery Test and Timing Belt Inspection

One of the main parts of your vehicle that suffers the most when the temperatures start to drop is the battery. The colder the air the more power the battery needs to be able to start the engine and keep you on the move. Unfortunately they also have a limited lifespan, so now is the time to check how old your battery is. If it’s older than three years, we highly recommend visiting your local mechanic for a quick battery test. They’ll let you know if it has enough power left to avoid getting stranded when you least expect it. Another essential component that works in tandem with the engine is the timing belt. If you’ve had issues starting your car and the problem isn’t the battery, you may need to have the timing belt replaced.

Tire Check

As snow and slush begins to coat the roads more often, you need the proper amount of tread in order to stay in control. Whether your vehicle has AWD or not, driving on worn-down tires can be extremely dangerous. Doing a tire check from home is easy -- all you need is a penny. Place the coin on the tread of each tire and make sure that can’t see Lincoln’s head. If you can, this is a sign that you need to make an appointment for a new tire. For those who want extra confidence to head out in a snowstorm, consider getting winter tires instead of the traditional all-weather kind.

Need a New-to-You Vehicle?

If you drive an older vehicle, repairs and replacements may end up costing more than your vehicle is worth. The good news is that our vast selection of affordable used cars allows you to get a new-to-you option that’s also ready for winter. We have plenty of SUVs that are able to conquer tough weather and provide plenty of cargo space when you’re thinking about a summer road trip. Now is the time to stop pouring money into a vehicle that’s past its prime and enjoy the ease of a dependable used car.

Car Credit Center hopes that these three ways to prepare your car for winter in Chicago, IL, have helped you think about the season ahead. We would love to set you up with a test drive in one of our quality pre-owned vehicles complete with in-house financing, so contact us today!


3 Winter Driving Tips in Chicago, IL

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Lo Lo
Lo Lo
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5-22-2020
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I got exactly what I wanted! My vehicle drives well. I'm a satisfied customer. I just want to shout out Adrian at the Melrose Park location. Thanks for taking the time to explain everything to me, you're the best! 🙂

kirk haygood
kirk haygood
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5-20-2020
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Felicia Cole
Felicia Cole
GOOGLE
5-19-2020
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Triana Jackson
Triana Jackson
GOOGLE
5-19-2020
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Courtney Haskins
Courtney Haskins
GOOGLE
5-18-2020
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Mike was really helpful and a really nice guy. Worked quickly and diligent to find me a vehicle. Highly recommend this place. Ask for Mike!

jerome johnson
jerome johnson
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5-16-2020
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diego barbosa
diego barbosa
GOOGLE
5-16-2020
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Robert Geralds
Robert Geralds
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5-16-2020
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Vincent Jackson
Vincent Jackson
GOOGLE
5-16-2020
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Kejuan Scott SR
Kejuan Scott SR
GOOGLE
5-14-2020
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Great service got me on the road same day no hassle!!!

alana Guest
alana Guest
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5-9-2020
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Mike was very patient with me and helped me to the fullest thank you Mike....

Katrina Buford
Katrina Buford
GOOGLE
5-8-2020
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cashatik bug
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5-8-2020
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Aries TheWolf
Aries TheWolf
GOOGLE
3-30-2020
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I came in not expecting to hear good news but Mike took care of me. I’m happy to say that this experience went well. Mike answered all of my questions. They didn’t play any games. They got straight to the point and I got what I needed

Kenya Parrow
Kenya Parrow
GOOGLE
3-19-2020
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Very nice Visit at this car place love the Energy they give u an yes they got us in a out thank u so much luis 💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯

Dontavion O'Neal
Dontavion O'Neal
GOOGLE
3-18-2020
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Sharnetta Young
Sharnetta Young
GOOGLE
3-17-2020
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Kenya Mowatt
Kenya Mowatt
GOOGLE
3-17-2020
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Great place to get a good quality used vehicle! Felix & Phil are the best! Honest dealership, honest people who want to put you behind the wheel of a quality vehicle at a reasonable car note. Check em' out! You'll be glad you did!

Tyneshia Davis
Tyneshia Davis
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3-17-2020
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Krystal Shelton
Krystal Shelton
GOOGLE
3-16-2020
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I came to car credit center today and met a very great sales person today Mike (Miguel) Alba he works very well and he’s very diligent and fast and yes I will recommend a lot of people to him

Hugh Flemming Jr
Hugh Flemming Jr
GOOGLE
3-15-2020
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J Rozey
J Rozey
GOOGLE
3-14-2020
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Mike was awesome he made the car buying experience very easy and fast! I will tell everyone to him

Chontell Mateen
Chontell Mateen
GOOGLE
3-13-2020
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Mike Alba the sales representative exceptionally amazing. He was very personal , start to the point , his Customer service was beyond comfortable. I was worried about being turned around instead I drove off with something that fit me and amazing. I highly recommend his service.

Empress Henry
Empress Henry
GOOGLE
3-13-2020
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Was serviced as soon as I walked in. Only took about 5 mins to fill out application & get approved! My kids & I love our new Dodge Avenger. Thanks Ray!

Rodney Williams
Rodney Williams
GOOGLE
3-13-2020
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Phil was extremely thorough and supportive! It was a fast and easy experience. I’d recommend coming if you need reliable and affordable transportation.

John McCall
John McCall
GOOGLE
3-12-2020
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Billie Cooper
Billie Cooper
GOOGLE
3-11-2020
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My experience with Phil Green was dynamite I thought Jesus was here himself in person after being shut down so many places Mr Phil Green must have a Magic ring or something He needs a promotion real bad I came in at 8:15 pm was done in 43 minutes no joke no lie real businessman if you ever need a deal see Phil

Kendell Lee
Kendell Lee
GOOGLE
3-11-2020
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Jill McNeil
Jill McNeil
GOOGLE
3-11-2020
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I just want to say thank you to Phil and Mike. They help me soooo much in getting a new car when my old car went out on me. If you ever need a car please go to them❤️❤️

Sicquandra Williams
Sicquandra Williams
GOOGLE
3-11-2020
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Sharia Thurmond
Sharia Thurmond
GOOGLE
3-10-2020
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Raymond was AMAZING! He made sure I was able to drive away in something I was comfortable with. He made sure to break everything down as to ensure I knew everything I was signing up for. The entire staff was very nice, friendly and accommodating. I appreciate the patience of everyone there. Thank you!

Devante Guidry
Devante Guidry
GOOGLE
3-9-2020
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symone washington
symone washington
GOOGLE
3-9-2020
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I took my best friend to Car Credit and she came out with a nice car thanks to Oscar he took good care of us and I was thankful for his help

denzel bradley
denzel bradley
GOOGLE
3-9-2020
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Oscar is a great reference ,when I walked in he took great care of me and he knew what car was best for me and he knew what car would fit me. Great Guy!

Monika W
Monika W
GOOGLE
3-9-2020
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Music Video
Music Video
GOOGLE
3-9-2020
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DENISE EVANS
DENISE EVANS
GOOGLE
3-7-2020
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I had a great experience with Phil Greene he made my experience painless and easy.

Levioon Moore
Levioon Moore
GOOGLE
3-7-2020
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Steve Raggs
Steve Raggs
GOOGLE
3-7-2020
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I had an exceptional experience at 7600 Car Credit due the salesman Mike, providing me outstanding customer service. I explained my credit issues and he was able to get me approved to drive off the lot. I will recommend Mike, to family and friends when they need a new car

Serita Beasley
Serita Beasley
GOOGLE
3-7-2020
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RoyalTV Gang
RoyalTV Gang
GOOGLE
3-6-2020
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