Holiday Driving Safety

Due to the excessive number of travelers driving during the holiday season, it is important to remember the following to avoid any possible trouble on the road. • Plan ahead – Plan time preceding your trip Read More

Winterize your vehicle

If the weather turns frightful is your vehicle ready for winter driving? Stay safe & keep your vehicle in good working order this winter with the following tips: Battery test-If the battery is not check Read More

Are Your Tires Ready For Winter?

With the winter season upon us, it is inevitable we will soon be dealing with colder temperatures, snow, and ice. Properly maintained tires are vital to the safety of your vehicle during the winter months. Your Read More

Tire Season Has Begun

October is Tire Month at Car-X! Why? It is the best time of year to pay attention to your tires and make sure they are ready for the coming winter months. The importance of tire maintenance cannot be underesti Read More

Central Iowa Mustang or Money Giveaw...

On July 9, 2016, KIOA 93.3 and Car-X teamed up to give away a 2016 Ford Mustang valued at $27,755 MSRP.  The Mustang or Money contest enabled up to 100 people to qualify for either the 2016 Mustang or $10,000 Read More

Parastaran Receives Champaign Urbana...

Parham Parastaran (Central ’89) received the Champaign Urbana Schools Foundation’s Local Business Community Impact Award Saturday,March 5,2016. The News Gazette sat down for a Q & A session wi Read More

How to Change a Tire

It is likely at some point in your life you will get a flat tire. Do you know what to do without having to ask for help? • It is important to find a flat, level surface on which to change the tire. This will Read More

“Rattle Rattle Thunder Clatter” – So...

Most of us have experienced a curious sound coming from our vehicle. It is always a little nerve-racking, as some sounds can be indicators of serious problems, while others have simple fixes. Responding appropr Read More

Fast Tire/Car-X & Antioch Commu...

Fast Tire/Car-X Antioch just finished their four week learning program with Antioch Community High School. The program, put together by Kevin Jensen and instructed by Harley Komosa, let local high school stu Read More

Crazy K Hiatus

The annual Car-X Crazy K will be on hiatus for 2016. The event, which has raised more than $300,000 for local charities, has become too busy. Parham Parastaran decided the break is best so he can evaluate the f Read More

Car-X’s Parastaran to be Honor...

 On April 2, 2016 Parham Parastaran will receive the Local Business Community Impact Award. This award, presented by the Champaign Urbana Schools Foundation, is presented to local business owners who are commi Read More

Find my Young Driver – New Tra...

Have you ever wished you could control how fast your teen drives? Or could find out where they are REALLY going when they say they’re “going to a friend’s”? As automobile technology continues to advance Read More

Avoid Getting Stranded!

What to do if… …Your car won’t start There are several possible reasons your car may not start, such as corroded cables or a light left on. • If your car makes a clicking noise when you turn you Read More

How To Conserve Gas

With gas prices reaching record highs, it is helpful to practice a few simple approaches to conserving your vehicle’s gasoline intake. • Observe the speed limit – Gas mileage decreases significantly when Read More

Texting while Driving – What y...

We continue to see staggering statistics about texting while driving. A new study conducted by Consumer Reports found eight in ten young drivers admit to talking or texting on their phone while driving. Further Read More

The Kindness of Strangers

We are proud to share the following letter from customer, Atlas Laster, about an experience he had at the Kirkwood, Missouri Car-X location. Read More

Fixing Your Old Car vs. Buying a New...

As drivers, there comes that inevitable time in which we are faced with a dilemma: Repair our current car or purchase a new one? It is at this point in history, coming out of a recession, when we are starting t Read More

Windshield Wiper Maintenance Tips

  Being able to drive safely depends upon many factors, including being able to see clearly.  Now that it is back to school time it’s even more critical to be able to see any impending obstructions or Read More

2015 Crazy K

The fifth annual Crazy K, an obstacle based 5k race aimed to raise money for charities, took place on September 19, 2015 at the Champaign County Fairgrounds and Crystal Lake Park in Urbana, IL. The run, which o Read More

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