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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 »

Potholes: Menace to Drivability

With winter now at its peak here in Walworth County, road conditions are currently at their most challenging. As temperatures oscillate between above freezing and below freezing the next little while, you’ll most likely begin seeing a menace potentially as dangerous as black ice or a blinding blizzard appear on our roads – potholes. Potholes… Read More »

Octane Ratings – Do They Matter?

When most drivers in Wisconsin fill up their gas tanks, they most likely go with whatever fuel is the cheapest and don’t bother worrying about the octane number listed on the pump. We all obviously want to avoid spending money if/when we don’t have to, but gas might be one item you don’t want to… Read More »

Consider the Spark Plug

Gas-powered cars are dependent upon their ignition system to run. Ignition systems ignite gasoline which in turn powers the motor and propels the vehicle forward. Key components of the ignition system include spark plugs and cables among other parts including, in some cases, distributors. Typically, the spark plug is the first component of an ignition… Read More »

Keep it Cool!

When most drivers hear the phrase “preventative maintenance,” they probably think of getting the oil changed, replacing filters, replenishing fluids, etc. What many car owners may not realize however is that one of the most important systems that auto technicians check when performing inspections is a vehicle’s cooling system. The cooling system is not the… Read More »

What To Know About Rotating Your Tires

It is a little known fact that tires can last up to 20% longer when they are regularly rotated. While length of use is important, it also improves fuel efficiency. The best recommendation is to rotate your tires every 6,000 miles and keep that as part of a routine maintenance schedule. What causes wear on… Read More »