Yearly Archives: 2021

Holiday Toy Drive

Holiday Toy Drive

We have just finished another year of our annual toy drive. We would like to give a big shout out to all our customers that help make this possible. This year we have partnered up with HDI to purchase toys with the money donated. This year we were able to gift items such as Bluetooth head phones, footballs, arts & crafts, board games, rip sticks, teen & adult hygiene sets, and science experiments. Thank you to everyone to who made a monetary donation or toy donation. We wish everyone a happy and healthy holiday Season. Happy 2022!  

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Cooling System Fluid Exchange

A cooling system fluid exchange is routine vehicle maintenance that should not be forgotten. The coolant in your vehicle circulates through the system to lubricate the water pump and protect your vehicle's engine from freezing and overheating. Over time that antifreeze will break down allowing corrosion and scale build-up to happen. What is a coolant flush?  A coolant flush is a complete removal of fluid from the system and then adding new fluid back into the system. During a cooling system fluid exchange at Bob's Main Street Auto & Towing, a machine is used to completely flush and clean out the system of fluid, build-up and debris. Some shops may only do a cooling system service which only drains the system and replaces the coolant. When that service is preformed it only removes about 50% of the fluid and doesn't clean out the waste and debris. Once the system is cleaned with our state of the art equipment from BG, BG additive ... read more

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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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