Yearly Archives: 2021

Drivetrain

WHAT DOES THE DRIVETRAIN DO?  Our vehicle's drivetrain connects the engine to the wheels which makes the vehicle to move. As our vehicles engine is running, the drivetrain helps send power through the transmission to the drive wheels. The drive wheels can be either the front wheels, rear wheels or all the wheels. They also may be referred to as front-wheel, rear-wheel and all-wheel drive.  HOW CAN I TELL WHICH TYPE OF DRIVETRAIN MY VEHICLE HAS?  As easy as this sounds you may look in your owner's manual and it should have it stated in there. If you are not able to find it in the manual, here is another way to find out. If the engine is mounted sideways this means the belts will also face sideways. If the belts face one side of the vehicle or the other, it is probably front-wheel drive. If the engine is mounted front-to-back with the belts facing you as you stand in front of the vehicle it is likely rear-wheel drive.  PARTS OF THE DRIV ... read more

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Timing Belt

The timing belt is a very important component in the vehicles performance. The timing belt is a rubber belt that keeps your valves moving safely and your engine running. In some vehicles the timing belt may actually be a chain. Whether you have a timing chain or timing belt, they are both very important to the functioning of your vehicle. If a timing belt is warn out it may begin to slip and severe misfires will occur. There is no real clear sign that time timing belt is going bad. When the timing belt does fail, it is not gradual decline, it is a very sudden occurrence. When the timing belt does fail, the engine will immediately stop or lose significant power. If your vehicle does have the timing chain, it may make a lot of noise if it is loose. If the chain breaks, you will often hear the crack. To prevent the unfortunate event of the belt causing issues, replace the belt as recommend based on your vehicle manufacturer's service intervals. Call today to schedule an appointment an ... read more

Labor Day Travel Check List

Labor Day Travel Check List

As Labor Day is one of the most traveled holiday, make sure your vehicle is ready for the road. Before you hit the road please keep in mind to check things like fluids, wipers, hoses, and belts. Make sure your vehicle has the correct amount of engine oil, brake fluid, transmission fluid, and power steering fluid. Your vehicle's battery should also be checked. Heat evaporates battery fluid which can speed up corrosion. The weather is also still warmer so be sure that the A/C is working up to the standards. Lastly, check tire pressure and all lights to make sure they are all working properly. If you have any questions about items stated above please give us a call and we will be happy to assist you

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Back to School Drive

Back to School Drive

As the end of August is approaching us, kids are going to be on their way back to school. With that being said that means we have closed another successful school drive. This year we were able to raise a total of $738.06. Thank you to everyone who made a cash donation or a school supply donation. Without all your generosity we would not be able to do this for our community. With the donations we are able to help over 500 kids within Washington County. Thank you all again, we couldn't do it without you! 

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Brake Line Repairs

Brake Line Repairs

Brakes; they are important! As we all know brakes are what stop our vehicle as we are out driving. If anyone has had their brakes go out on them, we know it can be terrifying! Brake lines play in important role in the vehicle's overall brake performance. The brake lines allow your vehicle to turn pedal pressure into stopping power. Living in Wisconsin during the cold months and salt used to keep our roads safe can be hard on the vehicle's brake lines. As seen above is our technician replacing all rusty brake lines with new brake lines. Call today to set up an appointment for us to look over your braking system and try to prevent any costly repairs

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Brakes