Check Your Antifreeze Before Winter

As temperatures are dropping across Wisconsin, it’s clear fall has arrived… with winter not far behind! Before the cold weather hits, make sure your vehicle is up for the challenge by checking your vehicle’s antifreeze. Antifreeze plays a critical role in your engine. It makes sure the fluids in your engine can stand up to… Read More »

Five Tips for Tire Maintenance

Fall is here, which means falling leaves, slick roads, and unpredictable weather… all things that affect the way your tires interact with the roads here in Mukwonago. So what does that mean to you? Tire maintenance! The next time your vehicle is in our bays at S&S Research, our ASE-Certified technicians will inspect your tires… Read More »

Tune-Up Time?

Despite significant advancements in design and technology in recent years, cars still need to be tended to regularly and have the occasional tune-up performed in order to ensure optimum mechanical performance. But how do you know when to have a tune-up performed on your vehicle? As a rule of thumb, you should have your vehicle’s… Read More »

A/C System Failure Warning Signs

With hot temperatures abounding in Wisconsin this summer, it’s definitely the worst possible time for you to experience air conditioning system problems. Your air conditioning system should be included as part of your regular preventative maintenance plan and inspected on a regular basis. If you notice any of the following issues with your a/c system… Read More »

Cruise Control 101

We are all familiar with cruise control, that setting on your steering wheel or dashboard that makes it easy to just set the speed you want to drive at and just monitor speed instead of actively using the pedal to adjust your speed. But how does Cruise Control actually help you?.. First, by setting the… Read More »

GET READY FOR SUMMER ROAD TRIPS!

Now that summer has officially arrived in Wisconsin, drivers throughout the state are starting to plan their seasonal road trips. Before you and your car hit the road to journey to new & exciting destinations or favorite vacation spots, here are a few things to keep in mind regarding various vehicle components: Tires If your… Read More »

The Importance of Proper Tire Inflation

What supports the weight of your vehicle? If you answered your tires, you are wrong. It’s the air pressure inside the tires that supports the weight. The correct tire pressure can help you save money on fuel because over- or underinflated tires can cause your engine to work harder. It’s hard to say which is… Read More »

Warm Weather Car Care Tips

After a long winter, the weather in Waukesha County is starting to warm up which means changes not only for your daily itinerary but for your vehicle as well. Here are a few tips on preparing your family vehicle for spring/summer: • Check the coolant levels. Make sure the engine coolant levels are at the… Read More »

WINTER DANGERS: Curb Damage

As we head towards March here in Waukesha County, the end of winter is finally in sight. Before we make it to spring however, we still have some wintry weather conditions to deal with, some of which can lead to problems for your vehicle. With icy roads abounding throughout the region for the next few… Read More »

Hidden Danger: Road Salt

SS Research was recently featured in a story about the damage road salt can cause on CBS58. After a winter storm, Waukesha County Public Works will typically salt our roads to help the snow and ice melt faster. Road salt lowers water’s freezing point which makes it possible for ice to melt even in subzero… Read More »