Algonquin, Carpentersville, and Cary, Illinois


Algonquin is a village in Kane and McHenry counties in Illinois. The village is known as the “Gem of the Fox River Valley” and has become a major regional hub, becoming more of a suburb over the last two decades. Algonquin has also become a major commercial center, with lots of restaurants and shopping centers. Some traditions and events Algonquin holds are:

  • The Hill Climb Race: Held every spring, this event entails classic cars driving uphill to test their performance.
  • Conservation Community Day: This event is held every June. The public is educated on the importance of conserving our natural resources and protecting the environment.
  • Farmers’ Markets that are held every Thursday afternoon, from late May to early October.


Carpentersville is a village in Kane County, Illinois with a population of over 37,000. Julius Angelo Carpenter was the founder of Carpentersville and its first prominent citizen. Some attractions Carpentersville residents and visitors enjoy today are:

  • Carpenter Park: A 20-acre park that was established in the 1850s. Community festivals and sporting events are usually held here. 
  • Meadowdale Shopping Center, including a Walmart Supercenter.


Cary is a village located in Algonquin Township and McHenry County. The village has a population of over 17,000 people. Cary has been part of a few moments in popular culture, including:

  • The interior of the bed and breakfast room Bill Murray’s character stays in in the 1993 film Groundhog Day was built in a warehouse in Cary.
  • Students from the 2004 class were featured in the MTV show High School Stories.

Trusted Auto Repair Shop in Lake in the Hills

Most Algonquin, Carpentersville, and Cary residents rely on their cars to get to school, work, and a multitude of other places. When their cars need maintenance or repairs, they come to SJM AutoWerks in Lake in the Hills. We are only three miles away from Algonquin and seven miles from Carpentersville and Cary, and can take care of all your auto repair needs. Our technicians have decades of combined experience and are experts in all things auto repair. Here are some reasons why you should choose SJM AutoWerks in Lake in the Hills:

  • We support all first responders.
  • Our waiting area has free coffee and water for you to enjoy.
  • Our owner has over 30 years of automotive experience, and he will call you personally about your car.
  • We will work with extended warranties.
  • We always offer fair prices.

If you are a Carpentersville, Cary, or Algonquin resident, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with SJM AutoWerks in Lake in the Hills today. You can do so online or give us a call at 815-477-9735.


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