Auto News Update: December 2, 2019

Around 42 senior citizens had their cars inspected recently for winter readiness by high school seniors. The kids are students at Lincoln-Way Central and are studying auto mechanics. For the second year in a row, the high school has partnered with the Village of New Lenox and its Safe Communities America Coalition, the New Lenox NAPA, and Country Financial to provide free vehicle inspections to help seniors prepare for winter.

Around 248 vehicles were towed early Sunday morning as the Chicago yearly winter parking ban went into effect. The overnight ban prohibits parking on 107 miles worth of main roadways between 3 a.m. and 7 a.m. until April 1, regardless of snow. Streets and Sanitation crews posted flyers on vehicles parked in affected areas in the days leading up to the ban, the department said.

For information on car maintenance and winter readiness, visit Chicago Autohaus.

High school mechanics students help get cars ready for winter

Gloria Bodnar was relieved to find out her 2008 Toyota passed inspection.

“It gives me peace of mind throughout the winter, because I rely heavily on my vehicle to get me from one place to another safely,” the New Lenox resident said.

Bodnar, 72, was among 42 senior citizens who had their vehicles inspected for winter readiness last week by auto mechanics students at Lincoln-Way Central. Read more

Summary: Around 42 senior citizens had their cars inspected recently for winter readiness by high school seniors. The kids are students at Lincoln-Way Central and are studying auto mechanics.

248 vehicles towed in Chicago’s Winter overnight parking ban

Nearly 250 vehicles were towed off city streets Sunday morning when the yearly winter parking ban took effect at 3 a.m., according to the Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation.

The overnight ban prohibits parking on 107 miles worth of main roadways between 3 a.m. and 7 a.m. until April 1, regardless of snow. Violators can face a $150 towing fee, $60 ticket and $20-per-day storage fee, the department said. Towed vehicles are taken to pounds at 10301 S. Doty Ave. or 701 N. Sacramento Blvd. Learn more

Summary: Around 248 vehicles were towed early Sunday morning as the Chicago yearly winter parking ban went into effect. The ban effects around 107 miles of main roadways throughout the city.

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