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Archive for the ‘Safety’ Category

Tempered vs laminated glass in a car

Monday, June 24th, 2019
White car slamming into a barrier side view

What is safety glass in a car?

Are you curious about the glass in your car? What is the difference between tempered glass and laminated glass? Why do front windshields hold together after an impact? What is safety glass in a car? We have your answers. (more…)

How do you drive a car with one-pedal driving?

Tuesday, May 28th, 2019
feet in flip flops on pedals

Why do some cars offer one-pedal driving?

Cars that offer one-pedal driving as an option are a relatively new phenomenon. Why do some cars offer one-pedal driving and how does it work? Using it is actually quite simple, you just let off the accelerator and the car begins slowing automatically right down to a gentle stop. Why this is and how it works is a little more complicated. (more…)

What happened to hood ornaments?

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019
Rolls-Royce Phantom purple side view front close up

Why do modern cars not have hood ornaments?

Do you want to know where hood ornaments came from? How about where they went? Come to think of it, why do modern cars not have hood ornaments anymore? We have your answers and we will dive into many more fun hood ornament facts. (more…)

What is the best way to drive in the rain?

Thursday, February 7th, 2019
car driving in the rain

How to drive on wet roads in the Midwest

Driving on wet roads, especially in Midwest areas like Chicago, can be a challenge. When spring rolls around, you are already used to driving in snow and ice, so rain may seem like no problem, but it can actually present several hazards that you may unintentionally ignore. Allow us to help with some tips on how to drive on wet roads in the Midwest. (more…)

How to prep your car for a Chicago winter

Friday, October 5th, 2018
Woman looking through a snowy windshield

What service should you get on your car before winter?

Nobody wants to hear this, but winter is coming fast. The thermometers aren’t stretching their legs anymore, the winds are bringing the chill air for the season to come, and you’re probably already cranking the heater in your car. With that said, what service should you get on your car before winter? We can help you out with that in Chicago at Apex Motorworks. (more…)

What is an Illinois Class M license?

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018
motorcyclists going through mountains

What is required for a motorcycle license in Illinois?

Are you considering getting a motorcycle license in Illinois? Then you likely want to know what is required for a motorcycle license in Illinois. We will give you a rundown and cover everything that you’ll need to start riding on two wheels or even three. (more…)

Are three-wheeled vehicles motorcycles in Illinois?

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018
2018 Can-Am Spyder lineup

Is a vehicle with three wheels a motorcycle or a car?

The three-wheeled vehicle market is certainly picking up with new concepts and models being introduced every single year. However, is a vehicle with three wheels a motorcycle or a car? For many, this may seem like an issue of semantics, but it has even larger implications that you may want to be aware of. We’ll explore this issue with a particular look at Illinois. (more…)

What does the width of a tire do for you?

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018
1908 Ford Model T colorized side view

Are wide tires better?

For years, tire companies and even car companies have been praising wide tires, and though we are surely in a better place than we were with the Model T’s narrow tires, we have to ask ourselves, are wide tires better? We will take a deep dive into this question. (more…)

Can you get a ticket for not wearing a motorcycle helmet?

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018
Two motorcyclists riding a blue bike side view with helmets

Are motorcycle helmets required in Illinois?

Are you looking to get a motorcycle near Chicago or anywhere in Illinois for that matter? Then you may want to know, are motorcycle helmets required in Illinois? Can you get a ticket for not wearing one? We have your answers! (more…)