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How to Check Your Engine Oil Level

Checking your oil on a regular basis is a key part to keeping your vehicle's engine running well and getting the most miles out of it. Think of your engine oil as the life's blood of your car's engine. The vehicle's engine oil lubricates the engine's internal moving parts and keeps them from wearing quickly. Checking the vehicle's oil is an easy and quick job that we recommend you do often. All you will need to check your engine oil level is paper towel/rag.  Some of the newer vehicles have an electronic oil monitor and do not have a dipstick to check the oil level. On most vehicles that have the digital screen that presents the oil life, it is on your display screen on your dash.  If you are checking the oil yourself, make sure the car is parked on level ground and we recommend the engine to be cold. With the vehicle's engine off, open the vehicle's hood and locate the engine oil dipstick. Pull the dipstick out from the engine and ... read more

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Tips to Prepare Your Vehicle for Winter

Tips to Prepare Your Vehicle for Winter

As we transition into the winter season we start to change our way of life to adjust to the cold. Your vehicle needs a few things to keep it in optimal working order. Maintenance and auto repairs are often done all throughout the year however our vehicle's need a little bit more attention in the winter months. Driving can be dangerous in the winter due to hazards. It's essential to plan ahead for situations that can occur while winter conditions develop.  Steps to take preparing your vehicle for winter:• Test Your Vehicle's Battery- Winter weather puts more stress on your battery, especially if the vehicle is kept outdoors in the cold elements. The battery serves a few major purposes for one's vehicle. The battery stores electricity to start the vehicle, keeps the vehicle running, and powers all of the electrical components.  • Tires- Your vehicle's tires ar ... read more

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Brakes for Breasts

Brakes for Breasts

Brakes for Breasts results are in and we are proud to announce that we donated $2,470.24 to the Brakes for Breast Campaign. Thank you to all our wonderful customers that helped make this possible. We would also like to give Advance Auto here in West Bend a big shout out for donating the free brake pads. We are proud to be able to make this donation to Brakes for Breasts to help Dr. Touhy and his team continue their research. Recently they have had some breaking news! The first woman has entered phase 1 trials with the vaccination. In phase one they test on a small group of individuals. During this process they test for safety, dose and side effects. Let's help them get to phase 2! 

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The Proper Way to Jump Start a Vehicle

The Proper Way to Jump Start a Vehicle

How to Jump Start Your Vehicle If you have ever gotten in your vehicle and it won't start. You know how important it is to know how to properly jump start a vehicle.  The Proper Way to Jump Start a Vehicle  When you are preparing to jump start a vehicle, you should find a set of jumper cables and another vehicle you can use to get power from. Once you have these items ready to go, simply take the following steps to get back on the road:  • Start with the vehicle that has the good battery and park it as close to the dead vehicle. Their hoods should almost be touching each other. Make sure that both vehicles are turned off before you proceed with the next step.  • Open both hoods and locate each battery. Some batteries may have a plastic cover over the battery. If your vehicle does have the plastic cover it will need to be removed. • Identify the positive (red) and negative (black) terminals on both batteries ... read more

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Planning Your Perfect Road Trip

As the weather gets a little cooler here in lower Wisconsin some thoughts may be popping into your head to do a road trip to a warmer area for a short period of time. Before you start your trip, it is important that you are ready. No matter who is traveling along side you, the snack selection or destination, a road trip is always a great time. We have a couple tips and tricks for you to help keep your road adventure perfect.  PLAN YOUR ROUTE As you sit down and think about where you want your vehicle to take you there's a couple things to think about. Do you want to stay on highways or go off course a little and take the scenic route? What is your time frame? Do you want to travel back roads that have less traffic or hit the big cities? Do you need to go to straight to your destination or can you stop and sight see along the way? These are great things to have figured out before you head to your destination. The options are endless when you are picking your des ... read more

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