We Do Alignments

Expert Alignment Service





Automobile Alignments are a very important part of Addison Auto Body and Glass collision repair process. After you get into a car accident there is the obvious damage of the outside panels but in most cases your suspension has been compromised as well.  At Addison Auto Body we use Hunter Computerized 4 Wheel Alignment to get your automobile driving the way it should again!  Any Alignment has seven measurements that need to be taken of your suspension.  The Caster, the Camber, and Toe, Thrust Angle, Setback, and Ride Height. We get into a bit more detail on how these measurements work below:

1# Caster

Tire Caster


The caster is the tilt of the steering axis either backward or forward. A backward tilt is measured (+) positive and a forward tilt is measured (-) negative.  The casters main purpose is for the directional control of steering.  A common cause of caster alignments is overloading a vehicle over it recommended weight limit.


2# Camber & Toe


Camber is the measurement of the tilting of the wheels from a front side view of the automobile.  A outward tilt is measured (+) and an inward tilt is measure as (-) negative. Camber also controls direction of your wheel and also is a factor in faster tire wearing.

Toe is a measurement of the relation of the front and rare wheels and how they are turned inward or outward towards each other. An inward tilt measure measurement is (+) positive and and outward tilt measurement is (-). The toe measurement is to make sure that all four of your wheel are parallel to each other 


3# Thrust Angle, Setback, Ride Heights 


Automobile Alignment


Thrust Angle is an angle measurement between the center line and the thrust line.  A thrust angel measurement to the left is considered (-) negative and the the right is considered (+) positive. An issue with the thrust angle is the main cause of a crooked steering wheel.

Setback measurement is between the 2 front wheels and how they are balanced in relation to each other. A right wheel further back from the left is measured (+) positive and a left wheel further back from the right is considered (-) negative.

Ride Height is the distance between the chassis and the ground.


Addison Auto Body and Glass employs ASE Certified Technicians that are trained in digital wheel alignment technology.  Get you car worked on correctly by the properly trained staff at Addison Auto  Body and Glass. Call or come in today!

Collision Repair Center

Addison Auto Body and Glass Inc is the Best Collision Repair Center in Addison IL! We will work with you and your insurance to get your automobile looking like new again! We have state of the art equipment and tools that we have our ASE Certified Technicians trained on to better assist you in your time of need.  We also offer FREE coffee and water in our clean lounge to help ease the process of your FREE quote and repair service.  We work with most major insurance carriers and are the preferred collision repair center for State Farm Addison.  In this months blog we will take you through our service process from start to finish.  Hopefully this will give you a bit more understanding on the service you should expect from us at Addison Auto Body!


1# Vehicle Quote

Collision Repair Quote

After you get into an accident, you need to get a quote on the repair of your vehicle.  Here at Addison Auto Body we offer free estimates on all repairs. We will work with your insurance company to make sure your service goes as smoothly and as quickly as possible.  One of our estimators are always happy to assist you in assessing the damage to your car and more importantly how to make it right again.  At our front desk our process begins with the taking down of you basic information like automobiles make, model & year.  We also will take down your name and contact information.  We will go outside to our parking lot to assess the damaged hands on and then have you come back inside for the buildup of your quote.  At this time we will give you your repair options, insurance instructions, and time frame for your vehicles repair.  We hope you choose us for the service but you can feel free to take our quote to any insurance adjuster yourself.


2# Vehicle Drop Off

We are so happy that you decided to use our services!  We will need you to remove any belongings that you will need during the repair time frame from your vehicle. When are satisfied that you have your stuff come inside and we will need to take your keys.  All our keys are labeled and kept in a safe location.  We can also help assist you with finding a rental car and even working with your insurance to get it covered if your policy allows for it.  We offer you to sign up for text based status updates or we can give you a call when we expect your automobile to be finished


3# Body Collision Repair

Body Repair

Now the real work begins. We tear down your vehicle to see which parts have been damaged and get the order in for the replacement parts.  In some cases we can get replacement parts quickly in other cases we have to order direct from auto manufacturers to get your body panels which can take some time.  We also have a full mechanic department to fix issues that fall beyond the scope of collision body repair.  All findings are submitted to your insurance to make sure that besides your automobile being repaired quickly it is repaired completely! Mike, our owner, checks every job himself. With his 35 years of experience your vehicle could not be in better hands during this step. We also can take care of quarter panels, bumpers, hoods, roofs, windshield damage, and hail damage.  After we receive your replacement parts we get right to work on repairing your vehicle to its original glory. Once we have your automobile assembled and full intact it is time for an equally important part of our process paint and polishing.


4# Paint and Polishing

Paint Services

Our Paint crew is the best in the business!  We have computer aided state of the art mixing machines and paint booths that our technicians have years of experiences working with in order to restore your car to a factory state.  Mario, our owner, inspects every car that leaves the shop for the quality of the paint work.  He also makes sure that the polish and finishing are impeccable so you have that new car shine when you get it back! This is definitely and important component to the wow factor our all our services. Great Body work is not appreciated with our great paint job!


5# Clean Vehicle

Auto Detailing


To make a vehicle look like new, it needs to be clean!  That’s why with every collision repair we throw in a free interior and exterior cleaning service!  We will clean your dash and your seats and vacuum your floor.  We will clean the wheel wells and give you a full exterior car wash too!  No better feeling then seeing your car restored from the outside and getting into a clean vehicle on the inside as you turn the key!


6# Return your Car with a LIFETIME WARRANTY on most work and a FREE GIFT

Free Gift


All Collision Services come with a free parting gift that include a coffee mug along with other goodies!  You will get this along with our lifetime warranty packet highlighting our stance to the quality of our work. We also can help you with you basic car maintenance in the future since we do have a full mechanic department.



Addison Auto Body and Glass Inc has over 1000 5 STAR Reviews from Google, Yelp, and Care wise.

You can reach us by phone or come in. 

Call 630-543-7972.

Paintless Dent Repair

Addison Auto Body and Glass Inc now offers Paintless Dent Repair.  Its Hail Season in Chicago, and we work with your insurance to get your car fixed right. Did Someone ding your door?  No need to worry! Addison Auto Body & Glass Inc offers expert service Paintless Dent Removal in Oakbrook, IL ans surrounding areas for you!  There are many technical aspects that go into PDR work I will cover a few of them with you: 

paintless dent repair


Yes there is a specialization in auto repair called Dentology.  It is the study of materials and collisions effects on them.  Our expert knows what your car is made of and how to tackle the issue properly so that it is actually a Paintless repair that looks like NOTHING happened!

Mapping Macro and Micro Dynamics

There is a method in how to properly asses the dent and how to properly apply the correct fix to the affected area. These are the main points of that method:


  • Size Factor Mapping (length, depth, location, alloy type, paint)
  • Protruding dynamic denting (rarely do you get dents from the from the interior that show though to the exterior)
  • Perforated Dynamic denting (A dent from the exterior of the car to the interior, ie: Hail)


If you in need of an auto body service in Addison that handles paintless dent repair our team at Addison Auto Body and Glass.  We also offer paint services and PDR in Glendale Heights, IL. To reach us, you may call 630-543-7972.

Windshield Damage? AAB is your Windshield Replacement Shop!

Auto Glass RepairWindshield Damage is a serious safety issue and should be addressed as soon as you can get to a certified auto glass replacement shop.  Addison Auto Body and Glass offer comprehensive  Windshield Replacement in Addison, IL.   From minor glass dings to full on spiderweb of your windshield we work with your insurance deductible if possible to get your vehicle taken care of as soon as possible.  Come in today for a free estimate for your auto glass damage.

Looking for an quick but thorough Glass Repair in Addison, IL ?  Addison Auto Body and Glass Inc is your trusted auto windshield repair and replacement experts!  We work on most makes and models of automobile, here is a short list that we service:

Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Bugatti, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Corvette, Dodge, Ferrari, Fiat, Ford, Honda, Hummer, Hyundai, Jaguar, Jeep, KIA, Lamborghini, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Lotus, Maserati, Mazda, McLaren, Mercedes, Mercedes-Benz, Mini,
Mitsubishi, Nissan, Pontiac, Porsche, Rolls-Royce, Rover, Saab, Subaru, Toyota, Volkswagen, and Volvo

Also here are some common ways that your windshield can get damaged:

  • Improper Installation: “You get what you pay for is the saying” , and it couldn’t be more true when it comes to auto glass repair.  If you go to a windshield replacement company that doesn’t have the 30 yrs of experience that we do all sorts of bad things can happen.  Improper mounting can lead to your windshield FAILING on you while your driving.  Covering of edge cracks can make a cheap defective windshield look like a quality piece of glass to the untrained eye.  Bottomline: If it is the cheapest windshield price you can find do not expect the work or part to last… which leads me to my next point  
  • Low Quality Windshields: Again if the price is too good to be true IT IS too good to be true.  We only order our replacement glass your reputable OEM vendors who specialize in QUALITY parts that WILL LAST!  No cheap Chinese import glass here!  This is how we can give Our Lifetime Warranty that covers you for all part quality & installation related issues. The auto technician is as only good as the parts they are given, this is why we are the best in the business! 
  • Hail Damage: Hail Damage very common this time of year, When you can not have your automobile in a garage during a storm it is absolutely inevitable that your windshield will have hail damage.  If you near Addison, IL and need someone to take a look and give you a FREE Estimate, come on by!
  • Car Accident: Got in a Wreck? Addison Auto Body and Glass can get your car looking like new with our expert body work technicians. We offer windshield repair for all type of cars and trucks.  We can even work with you insurance carrier to get you covered.  Bring in your Vehicle and we will get your auto glass looking like new again!
  • Road Debris: A Rock hits the windshield, it starts as a little nick and slowly cracks into a big issue.  Sound familiar? Letting that windshield damage go can cost you a ton of money if you do not take care of it in a timely manner.  Always be mindful of your surroundings alot of accident can be avoided if you pay attention to the road ahead. Although sometimes there is nothing you can do to avoid road debris and we at Addison Auto Body and Glass are here to service your automobile
  • Vandalism: Getting your windshield smashed in a parking lot is unfortunately a common occurrence in the city of Chicago and surround areas.  In some cases it is to steal your car in others to is just some kid throwing a brick.  Here at Addison Auto Body and Glass Inc we are here to help you recover from your unfortunate event.

It is illegal to drive in Illinois with a damaged windshield, did you know that?  Save your self from a ticket! We are simply one call away, so call us today at (630) 543-7972.

Hail to the King! We Are YOUR Hail Damage Expert

Hail storms are known to occur here in the Elmhurst Area more than a few times a year.  When it happens are your car isn’t in a garage your car will probably take some damage.  Whether it is your windshield damaged or your door is dented we are your Hail Damage Experts.  It starts with our Business Manager Jim at the front Desk.  Jim takes your information and your insurance coverage and gets to work.  When available, the owners Mike or Mario can give you an estimate on your cars damage and give you the best service possible  In many cases he can help with your insurance adjuster to make sure your automobile is properly covered and you pay no more than the deductible of your policy. Jim is your Hail Damage Claim Expert!  Then Mike, Mario and the rest of the team will get to work on your automobile and make it look like new!  We also offer Paintless Dent Repair to get your automobile looking like new again . Addison Auto Body & Glass Inc offers premier services in windshield repair in Elmhurst, IL for you! Here are some facts about Hail and how to deal with the aftermath:


Fact 1: Hail Storms outnumber tornadoes 5 to 1

Here in Chicago there are more then a few Hail events a year.  Bottomline, probably a good chance in your vehicle’s life that is will encounter a brush with a Hail Storm.  When you do get damage always come to the experts at Addison Auto Body and Glass Inc. Your Hail Damage Experts!  We offer windshield repair and windshield replacement,Side Mirror Replacement and headlamp repair.



Fact 2:  Common Sizes of Hail

  • Pea = 1/4 inch diameter
  • Marble = 1/2 inch diameter
  • Penny = 3/4 inch diameter
  • Nickel = 7/8 inch
  • Quarter = 1 inch — hail quarter size or larger is considered severe
  • Ping Pong Ball = 1 1/2 inch
  • Golf Ball = 1 3/4 inches
  • Tennis Ball = 2 1/2 inches
  • Baseball = 2 3/4 inches
  • Grapefruit = 4 inches
  • Softball = 4 1/2 inches 



Fact 3: Types of Frozen Parcipitation

Snow forms water vapor turns to ice. If it snows you do not need to worry about your car having hail damage.

Graupel (snow pellets) are small pellets of ice created when supercooled water droplets cover a snowflake. It is rare for your car to be damaged with this type of hail

Sleet (ice pellets) are small, translucent balls of ice They often bounce when they hit the ground.

Hail (time to call addison auto body in addison IL) Hardened Balls of Water that vary in size and damage your vehicle.  


If you do get hail damage, it is best to leave the repair to our team at Addison Auto Body and Glass.  We also offer towing services and windshield repair in Elmhurst, IL. To reach us, you may call 630-543-7972.

On-The-Road Tips to Maintain Your Car’s Condition

Many people often say that “an ounce of prevention is worth pounds of cure”, and this is definitely true when it comes to auto care. Anyone who has been driving on the road for a long time knows that there are a lot of bad drivers out there, and even if you are a good driver, it is just as important to take care of your car. Spending some time and money on your car’s maintenance can end up saving you money down the road. It can also save you stress by helping you avoid a costly breakdown. Although if you do, Addison Auto Body & Glass Inc. offers premier services in auto repair in Elmhurst, IL for you!

By treating your car well with the proper maintenance, it can definitely lead to a rewarding long-term ownership. Below are a few tips you can follow in order to avoid major overhauls for auto repair in Elmhurst, IL:

Tip #1: Get to know your vehicle

When it comes to your car, you will be able to enjoy it the most if you understand it. The car’s manual is a free source where you can learn all there is to know down to the specifics of your vehicle. It can teach you how to check the fluids, how to use the warning lights, and how to troubleshoot common problems.

Tip #2: Have regular maintenance

When reading the car manual, it is important to take note of the maintenance schedule. It can be crucial if you skip this service because it can make your car unsafe to drive. The best ways to avoid preventable problems and costly repairs are by changing the oil and the air filters at the appropriate times and keeping track of when your tires need to be rotated. 

Tip #3: Do not avoid small problems

If you notice any small problems with your car, do not avoid it as they may turn into bigger problems. Once there is something out of the ordinary, have your car checked out so that it can be repaired immediately.

Tip #4: Go the speed limit

When you are driving, you need to pay attention and follow the speed limit. Speeding is never a smart option! This gives you less time to react if someone cuts you off or if there is a sudden obstacle in the way that you did not notice. Not to mention, it could end up killing the gas mileage and it usually does not get you to your destination in a shorter amount of time.

Tip #5: Do not tailgate the car in front of you

Tailgating another person’s car will simply not make you go any faster. As obnoxious drivers can be, try to resist the urge to drive any faster. While it can be frustrating, the last thing you want to do is get into an accident or pay for unnecessary auto repairs. Stay safe!

Tip #6: Pay attention to your dashboard warning lights

Do not ignore your dashboard warning lights. Ultimately, they light up for a reason! If you ignore the signs it could end up costing you money on a new engine replacement leaving you thousands of dollars poorer.

Tip #7: Stay calm

This is the key to defensive driving. The best thing to do on the road is to stay calm, and do not get angry. Otherwise, it may end up making you even more anxious and aggressive. If you cannot control your emotions when driving, pull over, and take a break. This way you can spend a moment taking a deep breath so you can get yourself back on the road.

Using these tips can prevent any problems on the road and help you avoid getting an expensive auto repair. If you do encounter any problems, it is best to leave the job to the professionals. Our team at Addison Auto Body offers affordable towing services and auto repair in Elmhurst, IL. To reach us, you may call 630-543-7972.

What to Expect from a Reputable Towing Company

There is nothing worse than being stranded on the side of the road due to vehicle troubles. This is not only stressful, but it can also be dangerous for any driver and passenger. If there is one thing that any driver should never worry about, it is calling up a towing company in Addison, IL. Unfortunately, this is not always the case because there are several unreliable companies who provide terrible services. While towing companies usually provide basic services, there are some things that can set reputable companies apart.

Looking for an honest and reliable towing company in Addison, IL is possible. By doing your research, it can give you peace of mind knowing that a high-quality towing service is willing to help you in case of an emergency. You may start by getting referrals, checking online reviews, and asking friends and family about their personal experiences. To help you avoid unreliable services, below are a few aspects that you can expect from a good towing company:

  • Roadside Assistance: While you might be looking for towing services, it is important you find a company that can offer much more than that. Many towing companies offer a wide range of services including roadside assistance. Some of these jobs include battery repair, jump-starting, fuel delivery, and replacement services such as your car tires. If the towing company does not offer these services, you may want to think twice about hiring them.
  • 24/7 Towing Services: Since vehicle accidents or breakdowns can happen at any time, the last thing you would want is not being able to get a tow because of the time of the day. Almost any reputable towing company will offer 24/7 services whether it is during the day, night, or a Sunday. Reliability is one of the most important aspects to consider when hiring a towing company.
  • Certified: When it comes to any type of service, you will want to make sure that they have some level of qualification for the job. Professionals in their respective industries must have a clear sign of quality as they hold strict standards and codes of conduct. A reputable towing company will be certified in providing their services which can ensure you that they are legitimate.
  • Experience: When looking for a towing service, a reputable company will have a team with plenty of experience. If they have been in the industry for a long period of time, all the more likely they have been through all types of situations and can guarantee you a positive outcome and good advice.
  • Equipment: A good towing company will have the proper equipment for the job on hand. If you are in need of heavy hauling services, a company that specializes in heavy hauling will end up doing the job. However, if you decide to go with a company that specializes in towing smaller vehicles when you are in need of heavy hauling services, this could lead to an accident. No matter what kind of tow you need, you can expect a company that has experience with all kinds of tow truck services to be your best option.
  • Covers a Wide Area: Breakdowns do not always happen at the most convenient time, but they also can happen at the worse possible location. A vehicle’s main job is to travel long distances, so it would make sense for a towing company to offer their services to a wide coverage area. If they do not, then it may be a clear sign that the company does not offer the same standard as high quality and reputable towing companies.
  • Prices: While fees will be one of the main factors to consider when choosing a towing company, you must also be smart about your decision. It is common for unreliable and dishonest companies who offer their services at extremely low rates to have hidden fees such as charging for miles traveled at an inflated rate. As tempting as this may be, always be wary of the prices if they are too low compared to others.

Now that you know what to expect from a reputable towing company, you may now have a clearer perspective in order to make your decision. Addison Auto Body & Glass can provide you with top-notch towing services. Our towing company in Addison, IL will get your vehicle safe and back on the road in no time. We are simply one call away, so call us today at (630) 543-7972.

Get To Know Your Car: Auto Glass

Auto glass. Your car literally has it all over and on every side. From the popular windshield, front and rear door glass, back glass, and the less-loved vent glass, these windows of the car provide more than just visibility to the average car owner. Read this blog post to figure out just how important our glass and auto repair in Elmhurst, IL is when it comes to maintaining structural integrity and many other components in your car. We at Addison Auto Body & Glass Inc. put the quality and integrity of your car at top priority, along with a pleasant customer experience. You won’t have to look for another auto shop in Illinois ever again.

Every responsible car owner knows just how important regular maintenance is for their car. Regular maintenance not only ensures good working conditions for our vehicles but also our safety on the road as well as the safety of our passengers and other drivers that are there with us. Responsible car owners also know just how important knowing the contribution and role of each part of the car is. It is with this knowledge that car owners are able to quickly diagnose any kind of problem they might encounter on the road, and efficiently relate to their auto mechanics their requests for the auto repairs they might need. With our glass and auto repair in Elmhurst IL, we are committed to working with you 100% and giving you what you truly need to get your car back on the road.

Auto glass parts, such as the windshield, are parts of a car that are seldom marketed as one of its key safety features. Modern-day windshields are generally made of laminated safety glass, a type of glass consisting of two curved sheets of glass sandwiching a plastic layer. A modern-day auto glass is designed with driver safety in mind, which explains why they can take a significant beating before eventually breaking. The other auto glass parts, such as the ones in the rear, front door, and back door, are generally made from tempered glass. What purpose does auto glass serve?

Structural integrity.Auto glass serves the whole as one of its parts. The windshield, for example, supplies stability to the roof and pillars of a vehicle. The same can be said for the rear glass, the front and rear door glass, and their respective portions of the car.

Aerodynamic.You may have noticed that windshields are designed in a sloping fashion. This is by no means due to chance. Its sleek and streamlined design makes sure that there is as little air resistance as physically possible. This decreases fuel consumption and strain when driving. The decrease is not as significant as compared to when other parts of the car incur damage, but it is significant nonetheless.

Visibility. A good windshield and any other auto glass part for that matter should give those inside ample visibility of what’s outside. A windshield after sustaining heavy damage will have “spiderweb cracks,” thanks to the flexibility of the laminated safety glass, but this heavily impedes driver visibility. Having auto glass parts regularly maintained and cleaned will offer clear sight for those inside.

Additional benefits.Car owners nowadays are installing other add-ons for their auto glass, such as a UV-resistant layer to protect from the harmful rays of the sun during the hot times of the day, and tint for added privacy and to reduce glare from blinding areas such as deserts and other similar places.

Long story short—having your car’s glass parts in top condition, and all its glass parts, not just the windshield, is vital for safety and function. Need some replacements done? Get in touch with us now and avail of our reliable services in glass and auto repair in Elmhurst, IL, and surrounding areas!

Why Proper Wheel Alignment Makes Your Life Easier

            If ever the world decides to send a battery of hard bumps on the road your way, and you realize that your wheels have taken a beating more than they can handle, you can rest assured that all-wheel shimmying and shaking can be repaired by yours truly: Addison Auto Body & Glass Inc. We provide dent repair, collision damage repair, and general services in towing and auto repair in Elmhurst IL, as well as in the cities of Addison, Villa Park, Bensenville, and Lombard. Call us now for a free and instant quote at (630) 453-7972! You can rest assured that your car is in great hands with us.

            Every moving part in your vehicle’s makeup each has an important role to fulfill in vehicle’s proper overall functioning. Even the smallest things like stubborn car window regulators can point to a larger structural problem that may mean accident or injury. Keeping sure one’s car/s is/are in top condition and functioning properly is a critical responsibility of every car owner. By doing this, one ensures safety on the road not only for oneself but also for others. We’re sure we can work with you if it comes to regular maintenance or auto repair in Elmhurst IL! Addison Auto Body & Glass Inc. is host to a team of auto professionals who can service any and all problems you might have with your car.

            Our cars were surely built to take a beating (some brands tougher than others), but the more damage a car endures, the more thrown-off the alignments and calibrations get. It may seem just like a small inconvenience at first, but improper wheel alignment can become a major reason for your car’s debilitation when left unattended for long. Keeping your car’s wheels calibrated has a number of great benefits! Here are some:

  • Less fuel consumption. Wheel misalignment results in wheels working against each other when on the road. This creates more resistance, and more resistance demands more juice from your car in order to run. Keeping your wheels aligned makes sure that you have the least resistance possible, making sure that your vehicle is not suffering from any unnecessary opposition. You end up paying less for gas because your car runs on top-efficiency.
  • Less tire damage. More resistance on the road means more wear and tear for your tires. Leave this unattended and you might just have to buy a fresh set sooner than you’d like. Keeping your wheels aligned minimizes the damage your tires have to endure and lessen that which they already do.
  • Decreased driving difficulty. Driving becomes much more of a hassle when your wheels don’t respond that well to your handling. This increases risk by far. You can swerve, sweep, shimmy, shake, and generally not feel that confident in your driving and safety while on the road. Keeping your wheels aligned makes sure that you’re in control. That is, with the regular checkups for the other systems of your car.

            Your driving, as well as your life in general, is made so much easier sans the car problems. If you have any worries about your vehicle, contact us now and we’d be more than happy to help you get your steed up to speed! Call us up at (630) 453-7972 or you can also fill up our online form for an instant estimate, with a guaranteed competitive rate! Avail of our great services in auto repair in Elmhurst IL as well as our other areas of service!

Tips for Driving On Wet Roads

As the summer and fall season closes, then, of course, the rain and snow start to pour in. Nobody likes to drive in the rain, especially because it can be dangerous. In fact, thousands of car accidents each year are caused by driving in wet conditions. However, it does not have been this way. At Addison Auto Body & Glass Inc., we have compiled some auto shop advice we would like to share with you to help ensure your safety on the roads when the weather gets bad. And in case something goes wrong, rest assured we offer towing services and auto repair in Elmhurst, IL.

  • Turn on your headlights: The first thing you should do when you are driving in the rain is to turn on your headlights, even during the day. The pouring water can easily hinder visibility, and your lights and provide that extra aid to see what is ahead of you.
  • Check if your tires are properly inflated: Your tires correct air pressure is usually specified by the vehicle manufacturer and can be found on the vehicle’s door edge, door port, fuel door, or glove box. It can also be listed on the vehicle’s manual. The number found is not the recommended air pressure for your tire, but it is the maximum air pressure for the tire. Check your tires at least once a month to ensure your safety, costly repairs, and headaches down the road.
  • Clear your windows: To keep your windows clear and visible, turn on the air-con which will dry out their air. Aim the vents towards the windows and turn the heat up. The hot air will dry the glass through evaporation, however, the air will then cool down and condense on the glass. Therefore, keep the air conditioning on to keep the atmosphere dry.
  • Slow down and keep distance: These two go hand in hand. When you are driving down wet roads, it can cause your vehicle to hydroplane if you are driving too fast. Instead, maintain a speed below 35 mph which can reduce your chances to swerve. Although, take extra caution when you are making turns. In addition to slowing down, it is also advised to allow plenty of room to the car in front. This is because wet roads offer less grip than regular surfaces which could lead to your breaks not performing as usual when you need to abruptly stop.
  • Avoid Puddles: Cars and deep water do not work well. Stay away from any gutters wherein there are large amounts of water. If you do come across deep waters, it is best to slow down, maintain control of your steering wheel, and keep the vehicle moving in the right direction.
  • Be alert for debris: Storms can end up leaving plenty of rubbish on the road which can be dangerous. Watch out for any large objects such as tree branches and even smaller things that can cause punctures. Avoid them by driving in another direction to get to your destination.
  • Be patient: Patience is key when it comes to all aspects of driving, especially when it is in wet weather. While your journey could take much longer than usual, it is not worth taking any risks to rush to your destination. Instead, grab a snack and take a quick bathroom break, then stay relaxed and keep focus. Be courteous to others on the road, maintain a steady flow, and safely drive to your destination.

In case you drive in rainy weather, you may now take note of these tips in order for you to keep safe. Otherwise, if you need more information on how to be safe when driving in the rain or you have any related questions regarding towing services or auto repair in Elmhurst, IL, then call our team of professionals at Addison Auto Body & Glass Inc. today.