“Rattle Rattle Thunder Clatter” – Sounds Your Car Is Making and What to Do About Them

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 appropriately to the sounds your car makes can prevent problems from worsening, thus saving you a significant amount of money. The following explains what each sound means and what you can do to get rid of it. The fi

Fast Tire/Car-X & Antioch Community High School Program

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 students get under the vehicle to watch oil changes, tire rotations, and get inside of the car to beep the horn. “The kids had a great time and so did we. This has been a great experience for everyone involved,

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 future of the event. Parastaran says, “The whole thing could be newly invented, but it will definitely entail families. It will be something the entire family can do together and enjoy”.  Since the

Car-X’s Parastaran to be Honored

 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 committed to service, volunteering, and philanthropy. Five years ago Parham created the Car-X Crazy K to raise money for Champaign County charities. Since its origin, the one-day event has raised over $300,000 for l

Find my Young Driver – New Tracking Technology and Possible Privacy Concerns

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, these types of features are appearing more and more in new vehicles. There are a few different systems, but they all allow some sort of added control and monitoring of the vehicle. Ford MyKey – This is a v

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