Archive for the ‘Tips & Tricks’ Category
Financing a Vehicle Without a Social Security Number in the Chicago Area
For individuals that don’t have a social security number, it can be difficult to get a car loan. This is unfortunate, since some of these individuals include immigrants living in the U.S. on a visa. Such temporary residents find themselves in a unique situation, as they likely still need a vehicle but can have a hard time buying one unless they have the entire cash value on hand.
One idea that may come to mind is to use an ITIN number to apply for and receive a car loan. Can one finance a vehicle using an ITIN number in Illinois?(more…)
There are a whole lot of issues and hurdles that arise to jump through when you’re living in Illinois as a foreigner. One of these can be the whole problem of driving. And before you can worry about driving, you have to worry about obtaining a car.
Is it legal to use a foreign driver’s license to buy a car in Illinois?(more…)
While the coronavirus is keeping most Chicagoans (and their neighbors) hunkered down in their homes for the foreseeable future, there are still some essentials that require the use of a car. And if one doesn’t have a car, how is a person to obtain one without leaving home?
Luckily, there’s this thing called the internet. But can it be used for vehicular purchases? Where can an individual buy a vehicle online and have it delivered near Chicago, IL?(more…)
Free Vehicle Pick-Up/Drop-Off for Service in the Chicago Area
Many citizens of the Chicago area have recently found themselves in a bit of a conundrum: though they still need to get service or maintenance done on their vehicle, they’re being told not to leave the house unless absolutely necessary due to the #stayhome measures put in place to combat the coronavirus.
One possibility that may cross their mind is the idea of getting their car serviced without leaving home. Is it possible? Does any dealership/service center offer to pick up and drop off vehicles from customers’ homes in the Chicago area?(more…)
Brake fluid works hard for you. It sits in that brake line and provides the ability for you to stop your vehicle when you want. That’s a pretty important job.
But once brake fluid has served its purpose, what’s next? Where can brake fluid go to enjoy a peaceful retirement as a reward for its labors? Where can one recycle brake fluid in the Chicago area?(more…)
Chicago Electric Vehicle Charging Locations
If you drive an electric vehicle or are thinking about starting to do so, it’s good to know where you can charge up. One element making some people hesitant about EV rides is their unfamiliarity with where, when and how to perform charging.
Luckily, there are plenty of electric charging stations in Chicago. Where are they? How does one find them?(more…)
Best Mitsubishi Models for Winter Driving in Chicago
Be ready, Chicagoans: the Old Farmer’s Almanac predicts a particularly snowy winter in Chicago this year. And folks would do well to heed its warning; as weird as the weather was last year, the almanac was 80.5% accurate at predicting it.
In addition to the extra snow, temperatures are predicted to be warmer than usual. This may sound pleasant, but it could mean even more driving danger if temperatures hover around the freezing points and keep roads slick.
With an imposing winter on the way, citizens of Chicago and the surrounding area are looking to stock up on able vehicles that can take it on. Which vehicles are best for staying safe and secure during winter in Chicago? (more…)
Continental Mitsubishi Credit Clinic Event
Getting credit approved to buy a car can be difficult for some. And many individuals need just such an opportunity for the chance to pay responsibly and increase their credit score. Where can a person get their credit approved for buying a car in the Chicago area? (more…)
Best Free Art Museums in Chicago
Going to a museum can be an enjoyable, educational and even enlightening experience. Oftentimes admission to a museum is provided for free by a city or organization for the general benefit of the populace or to boost tourism. How about in Chicago? Are museums in Chicago free? (more…)
Benefits of Winter Tires in Snow
Now that the winter months have hit us here in the Midwest, drivers know that road conditions can be a hassle at best, and dangerous at worst. If you’re in the Chicago area and are looking for peace of mind behind the wheel this winter, consider switching your vehicle’s tires out for specially designed winter tires. (more…)