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Gary Lang Cadillac Recognized with 25 Year Anniversary Plaque

Gary Lang Cadillac Dealership in McHenry, IL

General Motors recently recognized Gary Lang with a plaque commemorating 25 years as a Cadillac dealer


Quality. Consistency. Pride in our products, our people and our service.  These are just a few of the qualities that Cadillac brand and the Gary Lang Auto Group have shared over the past 25 years. Recently, GM honored McHenry County's largest dealership group and it's owner with an award commemorating those 25 years as a franchise owner and dealer.

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How is My Credit Score Calculated?

Payment history is one of the biggest factors for your credit score. Payment history determines approximately 35% of your total credit score. Credit cards, auto loans, and mortgages are common 

Credit Score Calculation | McHenry, IL

obligations that will be monitored on your credit and tend to report every month. If you are late once on one of these bills it will likely have less of an effect than if you are late several times or on several different accounts.

Second, the balances on your open accounts or “amount owed” will determine approximately 30% of your total credit score. It’s not that you owe a…

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Visibility Matters: Car Lights and Wipers Safety

Car Lights and Wipers Safety Tips

Your car lights and wipers safety is incredibly important because they directly impact your visibility on the road. Lights are normal wear items that require periodic inspection and replacement. The lighting system provides nighttime visibility, signals and alerts other drivers, and supplies light for viewing instruments and the vehicle’s interior. The wiper system keeps excessive water, snow and dirt from building up on the windshield, maintaining clear visibility.
 

Car Lights and Wipers Safety?

“Lights and wipers play a critical role in safe driving, as the chance...

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Safe Winter Driving Tips

Driiving in Winter Safety Tips | McHenry, IL

While common sense tells you to slow down and be extra careful when the roads are snowy and icy, that’s just part of being a safe driver during the winter. In fact, safe winter driving starts well before you put the keys into the ignition. Here are some winter driving tips to get you down the road safely. Stock your vehicle with a flashlight, ice scraper/brush, shovel, jumper cables and a large bag of cat litter or sand. It doesn’t hurt to bring food, water and for longer trips, and never forget your cell phone. Maintaining your…

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Why Do I Need New Tires?

You heard it from your Dad, and he heard it from his Dad… Use a penny to see if you need to replace your tires! It's easy and simple to place a Lincoln penny in the tread groove of a worn tire and use Honest Abe's likeness to help make your decision, today's conditions may make the "Honest Abe" test less than honest. It's not Abraham Lincoln's fault! Times change, the Lincoln penny didn't!

The Lincoln penny tread depth test has been used for many, many years as a supposedly accurate way of deciding…

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Why Do I Need a McHenry Tire Alignment?

Getting an accurate wheel alignment is the most important step to balance the wear and performance your vehicle's tires deliver. Getting McHenry wheel alignments on a regular basis will usually save you as much in tire wear as they cost, and should be part of your vehicle's routine, preventative maintenance. Consider it a tune up for the suspension on your vehicle.

Driving on properly aligned tires can help improve the safety of your vehicle, help increase the gas mileage you're able to achieve, and often makes for a smoother ride. Getting regular McHenry tire alignments can also…

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Tire Pressure Light - What Does It Mean?

Types of TPMS Service

If the vehicle you're driving starts to have low car tire pressure, you'll be warned, thanks to the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) in your vehicle. The TPMS is often referred to as your tire pressure light. It comes on to warn the driver when a tire is significantly underinflated and not close to the recommended tire pressure. The main purpose of these systems is to warn Crystal Lake drivers if their tires are losing tire pressure, leaving the tires underinflated and dangerous.
 

Tire Pressure Light Service | McHenry, IL
 

 

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All About Tires

Do you think all tire stores are the same?

Differences in Tires | McHenry, IL

Many people think that buying tires from a dealership will be more expensive than buying from a discount tire store. This is definitely not the case. Gary Lang Auto Group’s service center often runs tire specials and offers tire coupons to vehicle drivers in and around McHenry.

 

Tire Warranty and Services

Typically, Gary Lang Service / Accessories can offer a better warranty than most discount tire stores. Be sure to factor the value of a warranty into the cost of the tires you are buying if they cost less down the…

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Best 2016 Cars for Families

There isn’t one perfect car or SUV for every family because families are diverse. They come in all sizes with different lifestyle needs. Does your family need a large SUV with 4WD, a compact SUV with a lot of storage space, or a fuel efficient car with AWD? Thankfully at Gary Lang Auto Group, we offer three dealerships with seven brands and over 800 new and used cars. Many of our new cars and SUV’s are...

Best Cars for Families | McHenry, IL
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