Are bars and restaurants currently open in Chicago?

By Product Expert | Posted in Community, Local Happenings, Safety on Tuesday, November 17th, 2020 at 3:35 PM
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The COVID-19 pandemic is, unfortunately, still hitting Chicago hard. As a result, many typical public elements of daily life have had to be restricted. Government enforcement has been a consistent necessity because many individuals have refused to follow recommendations when given the option.

As infection rates have waxed and waned over the past year, various restrictions have come and gone with them. Are bars and restaurants currently open in Chicago?

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Where can I finance a used car in the Chicago area?

By Product Expert | Posted in Community, Finance, Pre-Owned Vehicles, Used Cars on Thursday, October 29th, 2020 at 10:30 PM
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Used Car Loans and Flexible Financing near Chicago, IL

Buying a used car is a great way to save money on one’s next ride. When you buy used from Continental Motors, you get the benefit of our specialized financing department to help make your dream car a reality. Having a reliable vehicle is crucial, and our financing experts are here to make that happen for every customer.

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Where can I find OEM service for multiple makes near Chicago?

By Product Expert | Posted in Community, Service & Parts on Friday, October 9th, 2020 at 5:18 PM
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OEM Parts and Service for Major Automotive Brands in the Chicago Area

Most dealership service centers focus only on one specific brand. However, some drivers may wish for a single institution that can service a variety of different vehicles. Where can one find a service center that provides OEM maintenance on multiple different brands in the Chicago area?

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Where do cars go when they’re towed in Chicago?

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQs, General Automotive, Service & Parts on Tuesday, September 29th, 2020 at 3:22 PM
Hatchback car being towed in city

Having your car towed isn’t just an immediate hassle, you also have to figure out where it went after that. So, where do cars go when they’re towed in Chicago? Let’s find out.

Where did my car go in Chicago?

You can find your vehicle by filling out the form here. According to the www.chicago.gov, there are multiple auto-pounds where your car could be taken after it has been towed. So, if you have an unpaid parking ticket, red light tickets, or other reasons to be towed, you’ll need to fill out the form linked above in order to find which auto-pound your vehicle has been taken to. Once you find it, you can get in touch with that auto-pound to determine pickup time and payment methods.

Who do I pay to get my car out of the auto-pound?

If your vehicle has been towed, you’ll have a few fees that will need to be paid, including   things like the boot fees, towing fees, and storage fees. These can add up, so expect to pay at least $250, if not more. The storage fees can add up the longer your vehicle is in the auto-pound, so if your vehicle has been towed, it’s best to pay the fees and get it out as soon as possible. You can pay the auto-pound directly in order to get your vehicle out.

Read more: How can I avoid getting my car towed in Chicago?

What happens if I don’t pay the auto-pound fees?

If you decide not to pay the fees in order to get your vehicle out of the auto-pound, then your vehicle will be subject to either auction or demolition after 21 days. However, if you have a legitimate reason to extent the grace period before this happens, then you’ll need to get in touch with the auto pound, as you can potentially receive a 15-day extension.

Vehicle towing and services in Chicago

Car crash truck being towed in parking lot

On the flipside, if you need to have your car towed to a mechanic, we encourage you to get in touch with our team at Continental Motors. Not only can we assist with engine and transmission issues, but we also have a collision center that will help you get your car back into its best shape. So, if you need the assistance of our experienced service team, we encourage you to get in touch with Continental Motors. If you are in need of a new vehicle, we encourage you to check out our vehicle inventory, all of which is listed online.

Where can I find used minivans in the Chicago area?

By Product Expert | Posted in Pre-Owned Vehicles, Used Cars on Wednesday, September 16th, 2020 at 8:00 AM
2021 Honda Odyssey front and side profile

Used Minivans near Chicago 

Knowing what type of vehicle that will best suit your specific driving needs is the key to getting behind the wheel of the right one. If you need a used or pre-owned vehicle that can offer you increased passenger and cargo space, a long list of family features and excellent safety protection, a minivan is a perfect choice. Knowing where you can find a used minivan in the Chicago area is just as important as knowing where you can go to get the best prices. For shoppers near Chicago that are looking for a used minivan, Continental Motors continues to the top dealer choice with local drivers who are looking for the best deal and a large selection of minivans to choose from.  

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How did Chicago get its name?

By Product Expert | Posted in Community, FAQs on Saturday, August 29th, 2020 at 12:29 AM
Explorers discover some very stinky onions by a river, the smell symbolized by a large floating nose

Nowadays, the name Chicago is so engrained in our brains that it’s hard to imagine the city being called anything else. But that name did not simply befall this region with the creation of the world. Where did the name “Chicago” come from?

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Why is Chicago important to the Midwest?

By Product Expert | Posted in Community, FAQs on Friday, August 14th, 2020 at 5:48 PM
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Chicago’s Role in Midwestern History and Modern Times

Chicago is the largest city of the American Midwest. What makes Chicago so important to the region?

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How can I avoid getting my car towed in Chicago?

By Product Expert | Posted in Community, FAQs, Tips & Tricks on Friday, July 31st, 2020 at 3:47 PM
Cartoon depiction of a car loaded on a tow truck

Returning to your parking spot to find your ride mysteriously gone is not an experience many yearn to have. And yet, sometimes, it can be hard to know how to avoid it. Why do cars get towed in Chicago, and how can one prevent it from happening to them?

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Is it convenient to drive an electric car in Chicago?

By Product Expert | Posted in Community, FAQs, Technology on Tuesday, July 21st, 2020 at 3:40 PM
A woman drives an electric car in Chicago, her relaxed face demonstrating the convenience

EV-Friendliness of the Windy City

Electric cars are widely touted as the vehicle of the future; currently, they’re the best option humanity has in its mission to move away from dependence on fossil fuels and reduce the chances of destroying our precious planet. However, one obstacle to electric vehicle adoption is a lack of convenience, experience, and sometimes infrastructure to support it. How practical is it to drive an electric vehicle in Chicagoland?

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How big is Chicago?

By Product Expert | Posted in Community, FAQs on Thursday, June 25th, 2020 at 9:45 PM
Two cherubim hold a giant ruler over the city of Chicago in an attempt to measure its size

Chicago Area and Population Size

Chicago is a big city. But exactly how big is it? Join us below as we analyze a variety of measurements to give you an idea of the Windy City’s size!

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