From daily driving to summer road trips, drivers today are visiting auto care service facilities in the hopes of having their car cared for and tended to. Below are simple solutions for those in need of any type of auto care, and exposed myths about the high costs car maintenance drivers are paying by choosing the wrong auto care facilites. Customers are encouraged to read the fine print within the auto care industry to save their money, and not fall for the gimmicks we are so easily drawn to. MYTH: Car owners must go to the dealership for basic maintenance. FACT: Stand alone automotive service providers cost less and often provide complimentary safety inspections, checking tire pressure, tire wear, brakes, suspension, steering components, fluid levels, windshield wipers, interior/exterior lights and exhaust. MYTH: Dealerships offer the best deals when it comes to car care services. FACT: Pricing at a dealership tends to be inflated. They have an extraordinary overhead because of the facilities, number of employees, perks, and commissions paid to service advisors. MYTH: A great price on a service is the same for all car models. FACT: Prices often vary by model. MYTH: Service price advertised is final. FACT: Oftentimes, the price does not include shop supplies and hidden fees. Examples of advertising gimmicks: o Buy 2 tires, get 2 free! With the purchase of another service or product so you are really not getting anything for free, you may actually be paying more. Make sure to read the fine print. o Regular pricing varies by location The convenient auto care facility right around the corner may not offer the same price for that oil change as the location in the next state does. Try and choose a place that has set, constant prices. As consumers, it is important to remember that nothing comes free in this world let alone a free tire. Consumers must be aware, read the fine print of supposed deals, and always ask questions to ensure they are getting the best deal. Some auto care facilities, such as Duxler Complete Auto Care, have set prices and no gimmicks when it comes to servicing cars. They offer helpful advice, answer your questions thoroughly, and try to educate you on any car care procedures that can be done yourself, changing a flat tire, filling up fluids, etc. About Duxler Auto Care Duxler Complete Auto Care was founded in 1926 by the Duxler family, and has been owned and operated by the Moak family since 1983. Duxler is Chicagos leading business when it comes to quality auto care, and has consistently earned the Better Business Bureau's Complaint Free Award since 2006. With friendly, fast service, and highly-skilled trained technicians, Duxlers main goal is to provide high customer satisfaction. Brian Moak and his father, Glenn, believe in a strong sense of community - continually participating in many charitable events, local school extra-curricular underwriting, and contributing to local community service. Duxler is also a member of the Evanston, Skokie, Wilmette, Highland Park, Northbrook and DBR Chambers of Commerce, Rotary International, the Chicago Area Gay & Lesbian Chamber, the Walter Payton Society, and the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO). Duxler is open Monday-Friday from 7am-5:30pm, and Saturdays 8am-Noon. There are four convenient locations: Evanston, 2620 Green Bay Rd., 847-869-3200, Skokie, 9323 Skokie Blvd., 847-679-4840, Wilmette, 1201 Green Bay Rd., 847-251-3888, and Northbrook, 280 Skokie Blvd., 847-498-0505. For more information on service and special promotions visit www.DuxlerAutoCare.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.