• Car Decals – Against Window Defroster, Weatherproof, On Tinted Windows, Adhesive Strength

    Can the Rear Car Defroster Affect the Window Stickers

    It shouldn’t. Most rear car window decals on cars or trucks have an acrylic adhesive that should withstand temperature up to 180F (82C). Your rear window defroster, if functioning normally, is likely never to get near that temperature.

    Are Stickers from Vinyl Material Weatherproof?

    Vinyl stickers are 100% weatherproof, and if the ink is of good quality, then there really shouldn’t be any problem with water at any temperature, or snow either for that matter. Sun is probably the hardest on decals as it causes ink to fade.

    Vinyl decals, also known as PVC or polyvinyl chloride decals, are a supple plastic material that is either hot cast or cold-rolled (calendared). The cast vinyl is more dimensionally stable as the calendared material has “memory” of its original shape and size and will tend to shrink over time (don’t worry, it will never get all the way back!).

    Because cast vinyl is poured hot, the production process is costlier, the material is actually thinner than calendared, and it usually carries a longer warranty. However, most decal printers use calendared films, except for vehicle wraps or other high-end graphics that most often are printed on cast vinyl.

    Either way, though, to answer your original question, yes, vinyl stickers are definitely weatherproof. And if you find whatever you stuck on your car is not weatherproof, then it wasn’t a vinyl sticker, but more likely a cheap laminated paper sticker.

    Do polyvinyl or polyester decals damage window tints?

    Most normal vinyl or polyester stickers or decals should not affect your window tinting. Most factory tinting is done with liquid tinting now, but if you have an aftermarket tint, the adhesive is very aggressive and if you use some heat, like a hair dryer, the decal should release with relative ease, although it may leave adhesive on the window tint.

    Most hardware stores have orange peel oil based glue removers that won’t harm the window tinting, but will remove the decal adhesive without hazing the window.

    However, if you’re worried about it, then get only vinyl car window stickers that have back adhesive, and stick them to the outside of the car window, or, if you want interior decals, choose static cling which has no adhesive, or a removable sticker or decal.

    However, be sure that the removable decal is removable for a long period of time if you plan to leave it on your car window, as many removables have a time limit on how long you’ll be able to remove the sticker.

    Do Car Window Stickers easily Wash Off?

    Short answer is if they do, you probably don’t have a vinyl window decal, you probably have a paper decal with a laminate or varnish which was not supposed to be used on the outside of your cars.

    Often companies will promote a product with an inexpensive paper label that works fine if you are sticking them to a notebook or a refrigerator, but they’re not good for sticking to things outside your home or school.

    Vinyl stickers, made of PVC cast or calendared vinyl sheeting, should never wash off your car, and should last 2-3 years before the ink fades out completely. So if you’re ordering window decals for cars to promote your product or service, make sure you’re getting outdoor durable stickers.

    Barry K. Brown has been in the Sign, Banner, Decal and Display Business for over 20 years. It isn’t what he thought he’d do with his life, but he says he knows too much now to do anything else!

    He has been marketing these products online since 1998, and the company he was general manager of in 1998 was the first sign company to be listed on Yahoo!

    Check out his graphic collection at www.pinterest.com/workofarts/


  • How Motor Legal Protection Can Help Young Drivers

    Motor legal protection, also known as motor legal cover provides a revolutionary way to lower car insurance costs, and can help drivers of all ages. It’s certainly not news to anyone that young motorists receive a lot of bad press, and recent findings by the RAC Foundation showed that one in five will be involved in a road accident within six months of starting out. Regardless of who is at fault, these figures emphasise that it is now more important than ever for drivers aged 24 and under to seriously consider covering their backs with motor legal protection.

    Comprehensive Cover

    Motor legal protection is designed to help you recover your losses in the event of a motor-related accident that wasn’t your fault. The policy will pay lawyer fees up to 100,000 to help you recover any uninsured losses (such as claims for personal injury, vehicle repair costs, car hire charges, loss of earnings and any policy excess). A trend amongst young people is to opt for the most basic level of car insurance, third-party cover, to reduce the soaring premiums they’re faced with. Motor legal expenses insurance provides a savvy way of increasing your level of cover on top of this, all without breaking the bank.

    Confidence

    A 2013 survey conducted by One Poll highlighted the lack of confidence many young motorists feel after passing their test. 29% reported feeling completely unprepared to drive alone after passing their test, and considering the statistics stacked against them, it’s no surprise many feel this way. Motor legal protection can help relieve some of this anxiety and leave you knowing that, should you be involved in an accident that was not your fault, you’ll have the support you need in claiming back your uninsured losses.

    Parents

    The average price of young drivers’ first cars is also a cost that has risen, according to a One Poll survey conducted this year. It shows that, in contrast to their parent’s generation, this figure has gone up by 1,225. A likely factor in this is financial support from parents, with 27% of kids admitting that their first car was bought for them. This compares to only 10% of people over 55 receiving help in buying their first set of wheels when they were setting out, and hits home the fact that, in order to protect their investment, parents should be ensuring their children have motor legal expenses insurance.

    Shop Around

    Many customers don’t actually understand the benefits of having motor legal protection, seeing it more as a costly add-on pushed by their insurance providers. Often, this can be true: some companies will charge you as much as 30 for this service. Buying it as a stand-alone product instead can give you the freedom to find a better deal, as some providers will offer it from as little as 6.75 a year.

    Get It or Regret It

    No-one likes to spend unnecessarily, and managing money when you’re young can sometimes seem like an impossible task. But I’m sure many of us have regretted not taking out insurance before it was too late, and with the peace of mind provided by motor legal cover, at least you’ll know that you won’t be stung by any unexpected fees. When you compare it to the amount you’d have to cough up without this cover, it’s a no-brainer.

    If you’re interested in learning more about Motor Legal Protection and how it can benefit you or your family, visit Best Price FS today. They offer this comprehensive cover from as little as 6.75 a year.


  • Color Trend In Small Cars

    Small, efficient, smart and bright colored cars are the trend for 2010 in the automotive market. Automakers are focusing on small cars and as new models surge into the market, bright colors will blossom. Since car manufacturers are focusing on the small car line up, therefore to given them a jazzy and fiery appeal, bright colors are the order of the day. The experts also feel that if bright colors are put in large cars, it will be a little too much for the consumers; hence these colors are best suited for the small cars. When it comes to cars, colors matter a lot because it represents the personality of the person driving that car.

    When the buyer visits any showroom, the first thing that attracts him is the color of the car and this is one of the main selling points of the car. The car aficionado feel that colors can bring the customers out of their recession-dull mood, therefore colors carry a lot of weight when it comes to make a purchase decision. People are now tried of black and grey and look for more vibrant colors in small cars like Chevrolet, A-Star, Hyundai i10 and many such names. The automotive color spectrum has been monotonous for many decades with only few colors hitting the car market including black, white and grey. Now even the eyes need a breather and for that vibrancy in looks can play a crucial role.

    Jazzy and peppy colors are in these days as small cars represent the same. The new entrant in the small car segment, Maruti Suzuki A- Star is available in vibrant and peppy colors like bright red, paradise blue, sunlight copper, healing green, silky silver, desert brown, azure great, midnight black and arctic white. Why get a grey or white car when you can cruise in sunlight copper or electric blue instead? Dull and monotonous colors will not suit the small and zippy cars which are targeted at the youth. Let black, grey and white enhance the elegance, sophistication and exclusivity of the large or big cars. Small and vibrant is what people look for in todays time because of prices touching sky everywhere.

    Reds, lime greens, orange, electric blue are in vogue in small car segment and this has increased the demand of thee cars among the youth. The color one chooses foe his small car is dictated by career choice, personality and popularity. For most of the people, car is more than just a utility item; therefore a lot of stress is there on the colors like yellow, green, red, blue, beige and white.


  • Fixing A Ford Expedition Heater Problem

    Sometimes it pays to have family-level access to a mechanic. I took a trip with my wife and two kids recently (middle of March) to the San Antonio, Texas area (Boerne, specifically) to visit my in-laws down there. We thought we were going to escape the Utah winter for a week, but our luck apparently wouldn’t allow it. Along with the much-needed rain that fell in Texas while we were there, the temperatures dropped to the low 40’s. Those kinds of temperatures in Texas feel like below freezing temperatures in Utah.

    During our short trips around the San Antonio area, I noticed that the temperature in the Ford Expedition we were driving seemed to be the same chilling temperature as the outside air. At first I thought my wife’s family was just so averse to Texas’ summer heat that they preferred to stay as cold as they could as long as they could. The short trips around San Antonio were bearable anyway, so I didn’t complain.

    Then we took a trip to Houston. After a short while, I noticed that everyone in the car was trying to find ways to get warm. My mother-in-law apologized that the heater hadn’t been working for the previous month or so. When she asked for some gloves to keep her hands warm on the cold steering wheel, I figured it was time to go into troubleshooting mode. I messed with the dials on the console for awhile with no success. Then I opened the owners manual and read for awhile, finding no tips for what to do if your Ford Expedition’s heat fails to work. I finally removed the temperature control dial to see if something was preventing the air from switching to hot from cold. Still nothing obvious stood out. Instead of dismantling the car from the inside out, I decided to call my dad, who is a mechanic.

    He told me that the first thing to check when an automobile’s heater isn’t working is the coolant level. For some reason beyond my automotive expertise, if there isn’t enough coolant (water, antifreeze, or a combination of the two) in a car’s cooling system, the heat won’t work. My mother-in-law’s Expedition helped us find that out the hard way. I asked her if she’d had her oil changed recently, and she showed me the sticker that indicated she had. I then asked if, during the oil change, the quick lube worker had checked the fluid levels on her car. She didn’t know for sure what was done to her car during the oil change, so we decided to have a look at our next stop. By that time, we were tired of switching the defrost off each time we were too cold to stand it any longer, then switching it back on when the windshield became too fogged up to see outside the car.

    After eating lunch at a Whataburger in some town that’s about the halfway point between San Antonio and Houston, I refilled my soda cup with water, and I poured it into the coolant reservoir on the driver’s side of the car. I tried to access the radiator cap, but apparently the designer’s of the Ford Expedition don’t want people accessing the radiator cap without at least a few handy tools, which is a few more than what I had. After emptying a quart or so of water into the coolant reservoir, I went back into the restaurant to get more. My father-in-law (who had been following behind us in another car), recognizing me as the “Wannabe Mechanic” practicing my automotive skills on a substantial investment of his, asked me what I was doing. I explained what the Online Mechanic had suggested, and he asked me to make sure I was putting in a mixture of half antifreeze / half water, as recommended for most cars.

    Since Whataburger doesn’t have a mixture of half antifreeze / half water at its soda refill station, I had to cross the street to a service station and pick some up there. I brought the coolant back to the Whataburger parking lot, emptied it into the coolant reservoir, and watched it drain down into wherever it drains. (I’m guessing it goes into the radiator.) I then cranked up the car and turned on the heat. Voila! We had heat.

    If you run into the same problem, I’d suggest you try what I did, except much earlier. Apparently there are lots of people who bring their automobiles into repair shops after having endured significant periods of freezing only to learn that their coolant was low. The simple addition of antifreeze and water could fix the problem.


  • Motorhome Reviews & Ratings

    Class B motor homes look like pop-top camper vans and are self contained but cramped compared to their big motor home counterparts. The advantage of purchasing a Class B motor home is in terms of handling and size that is if you dont want spacious motor home. They are usually promoted as a place to sleep more than what is deemed comfortable by most people. The class B motor home can also be used as a second car. Its price ranges from $38,000 to $75,000.

    Uses of Recreational Vehicles – The use of recreational vehicles offers a few advantages. Traveling is less expensive. You do not have to worry about where to stay for the night as with the RV, you are just at home. There’s flexibility and a sense of freedom of being on the open road. You can go anywhere and anytime you feel like it. You can travel light or bring along some amenities that will make your travel more comfortable.

    Class B Motorhomes are also known as Campervan and are having the unique feature of making the insiders quite comfortable and relaxed as anyone can have their longer journey with the family and more of the luggage with the given space inside.

    Class B Motorhomes are not only spacious but also are the luxurious choice for the buyers as they are reasonable in prices and having almost all the facilities which can be added in any of the luxurious homes!! So, very truly it can be said that Class B Motorhomes are the most lavish and at the same time most affordable Motorhome type which obviously make them as one of the most popular and searched vehicles of the automotive industries!

    Frame Rail and Semi-Monocoque: The chassis under all Class A motorhomes today starts out as a basic Frame Rail, as the picture above shows. 99% of all RV manufacturers will take the basic frame rail chassis and incorporate cross braces and bridge-like construction in the bottom half of the chassis, so the strength lies not in the narrow center of the frame, but throughout its weight distribution. By doing this, the steel structure absorbs and resists the twist and turns of the road ahead without relying on non load-bearing components to do the work. This advanced engineering is challenging and time consuming but results in a safe, reliable and high-performance motorhome. This type of chassis is referred to as, Semi-Monocoque.

    Class C’s range in side from 22 to 35 feet. With a starting rice, the class is affordable and you can get RV loans from either your bank or online. That is a good price for a new RV but if that is out of your range, consider looking for a used Class C for sale by an owner. You can save a lot of money this way since private owners are likely to be easier to bargain with.

    The bus conversion is another RV type. It is actually a typical passenger bus installed with luxurious furnishing necessary for comfortable living on the road. Bus conversions are usually the biggest motor homes in the market. There’s also the Class B camper van. This is built using the typical van chassis with either a built-in coach at the back or a raised roof line. Another type of RV is the popular truck camper with back wood enthusiasts and hunters. The truck is converted into an RV by letting a camper temporarily go into the chassis or bed of the truck.


  • Introduction And Types Of Tow Trucks

    Man is the most intelligent creature on the earth. The human being knows how to make the use of available resources in the nature and to create new world of technology that is called the men-made world. In this men made world the most important and aggressive achievement is the introduction of machines and vehicles. The mixture of machines and vehicles give nice movement and mobility to the machines and one of the best examples of the same theme is the Tow truck. Tow trucks are having amazing utility and are following the concept of towing that has got the oldest experience for the men kinds.

    The Tow trucks can be defined as the trucks that are used mainly to transport the motor transport to other locations and also to transfer the heavy machines or ant of the construction site elements. These trucks are making the auto transportation easy and also are providing the best possible services in the emergency helps required to the company. They arrange the reparable or problematic vehicles to the garages or any other service centers according to the will of the owner. These trucks are having vital importance and also are the most prolific and high profile utility in the automotive industries.

    The first ever Tow truck was invented in 1916 by the great automotive giant Ernest Holmes. This inventor was a normal mechanic before he invented such useful tool in the world. The inspiration to invent this tool is also quite interesting as in one incident he was forced to pull a car having blocks, ropes and six persons. After having such massive strain, he decided to invent something that can break these miseries to the mechanics and people and as we all know, Need is the mother of Invention. He invented this terrific mechanism in Tennessee. After inventing one tow truck successfully, he started producing them and gradually the Tow trucks became more popular. These services are established now as the emergency road service providers and the towing process of the vehicle is performed by the breakdowns and collisions.

    There are several types of Tow trucks available in the world. Some of the leading names in the same categories are the Boom trucks, Hook and Chain trucks, Wheel lift trucks, Flatbed trucks and integrated trucks. These are the most popular types. Let us have a brief description and definition of these types of Tow trucks for sale.

    The Boom trucks :-

    The Boom trucks are the vehicles that are having the adjustable boom winch that can recover the vehicles from the ditch or culvert and place them on the embankment for the safety purposes. These trucks are having larger utilities and facilities for the owners.

    The Hook and Chain trucks :-

    These are the most running trucking types in which the chains are looped around the vehicle frame and then is drawn aloft with the help of boom winch to rest on the heavy rubberized mats on the vehicle where other axles care for them. These are the most traditional types of vehicles and are used mainly in the underdeveloped or developing country as the developed countries avoid using these tools that can scratch the vehicles quite heavily.

    The Wheel lift trucks :-

    The Wheel lift trucks are the vehicles that are producing large metal yoke that sounds like a cradle under the front and rear wheels and draw the vehicles to clear the grounds by a pneumatic or hydraulic hoist that can be towed.

    The Flatbed trucks :-

    These trucks are also known as the Roll off trucks for sale that can make the entire back of the truck fitted with the bed that can be hydraulically inclined and moved to the ground level. These vehicles offer better services for the vehicles of the customers to be placed under the power and the trucks pull them with the help of a winch.

    Integrated trucks :-

    These tow trucks are used the most by the authorities to move the illegally parked vehicles. In these kinds of trucks the boom and the wheel lifts are integrated into the same unit and are having amazing utilities.

    Apart from these tow trucks, the landscape trucks for sale and the chipper trucks for sale are having popularity in the trucking industries.


  • Traffic Signs – Cycle, Intersection Installation, and Standards for Color Blind Drivers

    If a traffic signal’s cycle is too long or too short, will the DOT change it?

    Possibly. If your opinion is that a signal’s cycle is too long or too short, you could contact the DOT or county or municipal road maintenance department and speak to the traffic engineering department about it.

    However, it may also be their opinion that the cycles is just fine, thank you. Unless, of course, many people besides yourself have complained about the same intersection.

    The good news is that most municipalities will monitor traffic flow at busier intersections periodically, and will note that traffic backs up beyond normal at busy or not-so-busy times of day, and can make recommendations to the traffic engineers that such-and-such an intersection appears to have inordinate back-ups or delays due to the length (too short or too long) of the light signal.

    How does DOT decide whether a traffic signal should be installed at an intersection?

    Since I’ve never worked for the USDOT or any state DOT, I am going to hazard an educated guess, having worked on several private road or street projects with various DOT’s.

    Similar to what I said in the previous segment, the DOT will monitor traffic using pneumatic road tubes across roads or streets in various locations, such as where it is evident that more homes are being built, a school will be built, or commercial development is taking place.

    If it is noted that an area has an elevated traffic flow, and that traffic is getting too heavy or backed up at a STOP sign, for instance, the DOT or municipal road department will frequently add a traffic signal at that intersection. Increasingly, and unfortunately in my opinion, municipal and county road departments are using “roundabouts,” which in my opinion are a hindrance to traffic flow unless it’s a low traffic intersection, and if that is the case, it costs maybe $1500-2000 to add 4-way Stop signs, but roundabouts cost upwards of $50,000 on the low-end.

    Most municipal road departments also know, because of various building permitting processes, where a school or shopping mall will be built, and often part of the requirements for putting in the shopping mall will be for the commercial construction firm to add new streets, traffic signals, and various traffic control signs or signals, like electronic crosswalk signs.

    How do the standards for traffic signals accommodate the needs of color-vision deficient drivers? Would it be better to add shapes to the signal indications to help the color-vision deficient to identify what signal is on?

    Traffic signal lights are very bright LED’s, so if a person has color-deficient vision, more commonly known as “color blindness,” they are required under current law to know that green is on the bottom, yellow is in the middle, and red is on the top.

    In our opinion, there is no need to add shapes to the current configuration, but if you want to start a signal manufacturing firm that could popularize this idea, then lobby some congressmen to pass a law, you could make yourself a literal fortune. That’s how it’s done these days. Provide a semi-useless idea, make some high-powered friends, cut them in on some of the profits, and voila! You’re rich!

    Click here for more about traffic signs as approved by the US Department of Transportation.

    Barry K. Brown has been in the Sign, Banner, Decal and Display Business for over 20 years. It isn’t what he thought he’d do with his life, but he says he knows too much now to do anything else!

    He has been marketing these products online since 1998, and the company he was general manager of in 1998 was the first sign company to be listed on Yahoo!


  • Basic Facts About Automotive Spray Painting

    The automobile paint booth is such a specialized room where the vehicles are painted thoroughly including all the other vehicle repairing works. In fact, vehicle painting is also considered as one of the most important vehicle repairing tasks. You must create a concrete planning regarding the smooth execution of the vehicle painting work. The exhaust fans need to be fitted in a proper way and the system of air intake needs to be maintained for creating absolutely dust-free environment for facilitating vehicle finishing and painting in an effective manner. The vehicle paint booths are also sometimes popular referred as spray paint booth for automobiles. In some cases, large spacious garage plays the role of vehicle spray paint booth. Look for only high-production professional vehicle paint booths in order to get only customized vehicle painting services.

    These automotive paint booth can be of varied types as per the vehicle type and painting specializations like restoration shops, semi-truck painting shops, custom painting motorcycle shops or many more. The vehicle painting procedure is quite a hectic one and the vehicle needs to be completely uplifted for catering the painting tasks. You must always look for those painting booths where only safe painting environment prevails with the use of organic vehicle paints which are devoid of toxic chemicals. The vehicle painting contractors mainly wear different protective clothes for getting necessary protection. The vehicle size is considered as one of the most essential factors that are highly required to determine for conducting the vehicle painting work. The clients preference is also very much important especially in case of creating customized painting impressions.

    The external painting is much easier in comparison to the internal parts and thus the internal vehicle part painting must be conducted with great care and by following some specific safety measures. The internal electrical wiring needs to be maintained in a proper manner for effective painting work. There is different painting equipment with the help of which the automotive spray painting task can be smoothly conducted without nay hazard and interruption. The automotive paint booth is quite less in number in small towns and so you must look for the best vehicle painting booth f your locality for catering the emergency purposes in times of need. You must verify the professional quality of the painting contractors of the booth so that you can receive only high-quality vehicle painting.


  • Have the Best Service for the Truck

    For a company, having vehicles are like the important thing that we should have. The vehicles here are being used to help the people for the mobility so that the activities of the company can be done well. Of course, the company will have so many or the high mobility and in this case, the company should have the vehicles. Then, the vehicles here are varied also, such as car, trucks, and so many mores.

    When the company has a car, it is such an obligatory thing to do. For so many purposes of the company, car is such a must to have thing owned by a company. For the company who have to carry their products, truck is such an obligatory too. When we need to send our products, we will need to send it by using our truck and the truck should be in the good condition, right?

    In order to have the good function of the vehicles, such as the truck we need to check the components of the truck well. There are many kinds of things to consider about it, including for the air conditioning system. When your truck’s air conditioning is broken, you can contact chassis repair Tacoma that can help you have the good quality for fixing the problem for your truck. Not only for the air conditioning system only, but also for the other broken component like truck brake, truck brake service Tacoma can help you too. This is such a good reparation service for the truck for your company. Interestingly, they also offer for the 24 service especially for the 24 hour truck tire roadside assistance. You can have their service well with the 24 hour service. No matter if there is any problem with your truck, you can contact or you can simply bring the truck of the company there.


  • How To Find Lost Car Keys

    There are not too many feelings as unnerving as when you lose your car keys. Most people have experienced that at one time or another but in the worst case scenario is that it is rather easy to remedy. People losing their car keys over all the past years have necessitated more and more locksmiths being certified at automotive locksmith as well. Locksmith in the Chicago area is a certified automotive locksmith who can help you out when you encounter a situation like this.

    In addition to replacing your lost car keys, locksmiths can also help you if it is becoming difficult to turn your key in the ignition. Experienced locksmiths can assist you and replace the following types of car keys:

    o Electronic and Transponder Keys

    o High Security

    o Key Duplication & Replacement

    o Laser-Cut Keys

    o Transponder keys

    The majority of the newer model vehicles typically feature entry and ignition keys that have a computer chip in them and can handle replacement of those as well. Locksmiths give, reliable, and trusted services in the Chicago area and with the state-of-the-art computerized equipment, can easily replace your vehicle keys and you have you back on the road efficiently and effortlessly so you don’t have to keep stressing.

    Steps You Should Take Once A Locksmith has Replaced Your Keys

    Loosing your car keys oftentimes create uneasy feelings of desperation and helplessness. Although this is a hassle to deal with, just remember that Chicago locksmith can help you in this situation. However, we recommend that you consider the following steps to take once your keys have been replaced and you are back on the road:

    Try to retrace all your steps from the past few days – start by asking yourself when the last time was that you had your car keys. Sometimes this can help you pinpoint where you may have lost them. You may have already searched through your home and through all of your personal items, but it is always a good idea to try to remember where you last had your car keys. The bottom line here is that you still want to locate those keys, especially if you have other important keys on the key chain or key ring.

    Contact A Locksmith immediately – replacing those car keys might be a bit costly, especially if they are one of the types listed in the first section above. So be prepared. Calling emergency key service will benefit you in that you will know what it is going to cost you prior to us arriving on the scene to help solve your dilemma.

    Contact the automobile dealership – realize and understand that some people might be skeptical of dealing with an automotive locksmith, regardless of them being trained and certified at replacing vehicle entry and ignition. If this is the case and you are not sure about letting us help you, you should contact the automobile dealership as soon as possible and talk with someone who is knowledgeable in this area.

    Getting your vehicle to the dealership – once you have decided on taking the vehicle to the dealership, you will be confronted with getting it towed there – which creates another expense for you. Tow truck services are expensive, and if you don’t have that coverage with your insurance policy, you could be forking out big bucks. The bottom line is that contacting a locksmith in Chicago will save you a lot of unnecessary expense. It will cost you considerably more to go through the dealership and you will have the towing expenses on top of that. Save your money and contact us whenever you find yourself in a situation where you have lost your car keys.