The Cool Car Guys – Personable, Trustworthy Used Car Dealer and Service Center near Rockford, IL

Welcome to the Cool Car Guys, where you’ll never feel like you’re a second-rate customer. Here, there are no stuffy suits, forceful sales pitches, or cheap gimmicks. We’re just a couple of “cool” guys who know a lot about cars, here to help you out. You’ll get a family-oriented experience and service professionals dedicated to getting you the best car for your situation, no questions asked.

Our Rockford, IL customers love our chill, laid-back car-buying experience. We prefer to make your time in our dealership stress free and easy. Our customer service professionals work with any situation, and we always do our best to get you on the road with the vehicle that best fits your needs and your circumstances. You won’t find loan sharks or shifty characters, here. Instead, you’ll get the friends-and-family treatment, every time.

Rockford, IL Drivers Love our “Cool” Sales Professionals

Is this your first time buying a car? Do you have low credit, or no credit? Whatever your situation is, we’ve got the car for you! We have relationships with many different lenders who will get you approved for the best vehicle for you. Do you need a stylish sports car, powerful truck, or dependable SUV? Whatever you’re looking for, we’ve got it. And we stand behind our sales, providing you the best customer service experience after everything is said and done. We won’t beat around the bush; if you have problems or issues after you drive off our lot, we’ll make sure we find the fairest solution for your situation.

A Wide Selection of Used Vehicles for Rockford, IL

Are you already dreaming of your perfect vehicle? Or are you not sure where to begin? No matter what, we’ve got you covered! The Cool Car Guys has a large selection of vehicles to choose from, ranging from sedans to SUVs, minivans to trucks, and we have something for everyone in a ton of colors and styles. Just let us know what type of vehicle you’re looking for, your ideal model year or mileage, or your price point and we’ll get you the car that’s perfect for your style and budget. 

First-Class Service Center for Rockford, IL

Our outstanding Rockford, IL service technicians make car maintenance easy. We offer a variety of services that will keep your car on the road longer and performing at peak capacity. From basic preventative services to more in-depth repairs, the Cool Car Guys will work hard to get you back on the road quickly and affordably. Whether you bought your car from us or from another dealer, we’ve got you covered for all your service needs.

Preventative Maintenance

We offer many preventative maintenance services for Rockford, IL drivers, including:

  • Oil Changes
    • Your car needs the oil changed approximately every 3,000-5,000 miles. You can check your manual to see how often it is recommended for your vehicle. Don’t wait until the warning light comes on! Oil changes are critical in keeping your vehicle running smoothly, because it removes engine sludge buildup and particles from wear and tear. Fresh oil also maintains lubrication for the moving parts of the engine and reduces excessive heat.
    • Cool Car Guys offers conventional, full synthetic and synthetic blend oils. Ask us about which type of oil is right for keeping your vehicle in tip-top shape. 
  •  Filter Changes
    • Your air filter should be replaced approximately every 12,000-15,000 miles. Keeping your air filter clean can increase fuel efficiency, reduce emissions, and prolong the life of your engine by reducing how hard the car must work to filter air flow.
  •  Wheel Alignment
    • Your wheels should be realigned every two to three years. This ensures your wheels are meeting the road at a proper angle, giving you a smoother ride, and prolonging the life of your tires. 
  •  Tire Rotation
    • You should rotate your tires (switching the front tires to the rear and vice versa) approximately every 3,000-5,000 miles. This will extend the life of your tires by evening out their wear and tear, as the front tires can wear down faster than the rear because of braking and accelerating.
    • There are several different patterns of tire rotation, depending on what type of vehicle you have and the type of wear that has affected your tires. Front wheel drive cars are rotated in a forward cross pattern, with the rear tires being moved to the front on the opposite side and the front tires being moved to the back on the same side. Rear and 4-wheel drive cars have the tires rotated in a rear cross pattern, the opposite of the forward cross. Both configurations can also be rotated in an X pattern, with both sets of tires switching sides. 
      • There are also front-to-rear and side-to-side patterns. Front-to-rear is used for vehicles with same-sized directional wheels and/or tires, while side-to-side is used for vehicles equipped with differently sized non-directional tires and/or wheels on the front axle as opposed to the rear axle.
  •  Tire Inflation
    • The ideal PSI (pounds per square inch) for your tire pressure varies by vehicle make and model. Rapid weather changes are more likely to cause your tire pressure to increase or decrease, so check often. We can adjust your tire pressure quickly and easily for you. Maintaining the correct PSI will help your tires last longer and improve fuel economy.

Repair and Replacement Services

Is your car making a horrible clunky noise? Are your brakes not functioning like they should? Rockford, IL drivers trust us for their vehicle repairs and part replacements, including:

  •  Brake Repair
    • Your brake system can malfunction in several different ways. Your brake pads wear down overtime and need replacing. If the brake pads are not attended to, the rotors will warp and result in them being useless.  Another way your braking system could malfunction is getting a leak in your braking system; no matter the issue, though, we can diagnose and repair it efficiently.
  • Belt Repair/Replacement
    • Serpentine belts tend to last up to 50,000 miles or five years before needing to be replaced, but issues can arise, as well. If you’re hearing a squealing noise, your power steering or your air conditioning goes out, or your engine starts to overheat, these are all signs that the serpentine belt needs to be replaced. 
  •  Hose Repair/Replacement
    • Your radiator hose carries coolant from the radiator to the engine to keep your vehicle from overheating. Signs of a leaking or damaged radiator hose include green fluid pooling underneath the vehicle, repeatedly having to replenish the fluid or your engine overheating. 
  •  Exhaust System Repairs
    • The most common exhaust system issues include leaks, smoke, malfunctioning oxygen sensor or rusting. If you’re hearing strange noises, feeling excessive vibration, or seeing smoke, schedule a service appointment immediately to get your exhaust system looked at.
  •   Steering System Repairs
    • If you notice your vehicle pulling to one side, excessive vibration of your steering wheel, an unusually loose or tight steering wheel, strange noises while turning or discolored power steering fluid, there could be issues with your steering system as a whole.
  • Suspension Repairs/Maintenance
    • If your ride is unusually rough, your vehicle pulls to one side, or you notice difficulty steering, it could mean your suspension needs repairs or maintenance. 

We even do our best to get you in the same day. Schedule your vehicle service now with us.

The Cool Car Guys – Serving the Rockford, IL Community Since 2020!

From top-quality used vehicles to spectacular service, the Cool Car Guys is proud to be your one-stop auto experience. Come see for yourself what the Cool Car Guys experience is all about. Make a service appointment today or stop in to see our inventory. We’ll be waiting for you to provide amazing customer service and affordable rates, every time.