Prevent Vehicle Trouble with Maintenance

If you drive a car, truck, recreational vehicle, have a fleet of trucks, or any other motorized transportation, chances are you can find everything you need at Scott’s RV, Truck and Auto Repair at 3301 American Road.

Owner Scott Adkins started out in a shop like his own, and when it closed he saw an opportunity to continue to service people in the way he was used to doing.

“I wanted a fair, honest repair shop where people could get everything done in one place. We’re pretty diversified in what we do, and it’s especially convenient for customers with more than one vehicle,” he says.

When he opened his business, he quickly outgrew the original small shop located just a half mile from his current location. In 2009, he bought a lot and put up a building that underwent a major expansion in 2014, bringing the number of work bays to 15. He employs a handful of certified technicians in automotive services and diesel mechanics.

Adkins says it’s not too early to think about avoiding trouble down the road.

“So many problems with vehicles can be prevented with routine maintenance,” he says. “Oftentimes, what people think is the main problem is really a symptom of something else gone wrong.”

To get ready for winter, it’s a good idea to have the tires, battery, coolant, wipers, brakes and other moving parts checked.

“Cars don’t need tune-ups as often as they used to, but it’s still a good idea to have a fall inspection. Everything works harder in the winter and you don’t want to have a breakdown on the coldest day,” he says.

His business services foreign and domestic vehicles, warranties its work, has the latest diagnostic equipment and a waiting area with WI-FI, provides free shuttle rides within a limited area and does Illinois and federal DOT inspections. Learn more by calling (815) 874-0800 or visit ❚