FALL CAR CARE TIPS

fall weather

It’s mid-August which means September is coming at us fast and with it comes a new season… While the fall weather here in Wisconsin can offer much in the way of scenery, it can also present some unique challenges for drivers throughout the state. As temperatures begin to fall, leaves begin to change color and

Tire Rotation FAQ

tire rotation

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, regular tire rotation 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

When Your Car Overheats: What to Do Next

With temperatures now approaching the highest point they’ll be all year, your vehicle’s engine will be feeling the heat for the next couple of months. Luckily, there are ways to combat the sun’s effect on your vehicle to make sure you don’t have an overheating engine to deal with. Keep an extra bottle of coolant

Five Reasons for Steering Wheel Shakes

steering wheel

The vast majority of drivers have experienced steering wheel vibrations at one time or another. Car parts can break or fail after continued use, and it’s not uncommon for vehicle components to need to be replaced. Because your steering wheel is your connection to both your car and the road, your first indication that something

Vehicle Belts 101

vehicle belts

As we celebrate National Car Care Month in April, here are a few factoids about vehicle belts to keep in mind: • Belts in today’s vehicles are designed to last for years, and you may even know people who have never replaced them… • But if you ever hear a loud, sharp squealing come from

Winter Damage to Watch for this Spring

winter damage

Surviving the winter often seems a marathon for Wisconsin drivers and as we near the finish line, can you be certain that your vehicle is in the clear? The answer: you can’t. But you CAN check for common winter damage and get it fixed now before it causes even bigger problems this spring/summer. Damaged Wiper

Washing Your Car in the Winter

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As Wisconsinites know all too well, driving during the winter months in this part of the country can be problematic to say the least. Snow, mud, ice – our roads bear the brunt of Old Man Winter’s fury and our vehicles can be collateral damage during his chilly reign. In addition to the inherent dangers

Is Your Car Making You Sick?

car sickness

“Car sickness” doesn’t necessarily just mean getting nauseous on a long road trip… In addition to being important for your vehicle’s health, preventative maintenance can also benefit your personal health as well. Allergies can be aggravated by unclean air filters. Toxins can be spread via exhaust fumes. What other ways might your vehicle be affecting

Common Transmission Problems

transmission

Your vehicle’s transmission is tasked with keeping your engine running smoothly, properly distributing power to various components in a perfectly-synced manner. If your transmission fails, your engine will follow suit and you’ll be dealing with a breakdown. In order to avoid this precarious situation, you should be cognizant of your transmission’s health and be on

Cold Weather Driving Tips

cold weather driving

Winter’s cold temperatures, ice, snow and road salt can test your vehicle’s performance and condition to the extreme. Here are a cold weather driving few tips to consider as we head towards the chilliest months of the year here in Wisconsin: Check the battery. Starting a car in colder weather takes more energy, and a