Yearly Archives: 2024

Spring Car Care

Spring Car Care

                                                       As spring blossoms and the weather takes a turn for the better, it’s the perfect time to show some love to your four-wheeled companion. April is designated as Car Care  Month, a reminder for car owners to perform essential maintenance and ensure their vehicles are ready for the upcoming adventures.    Spring Cleaning for Your Car: Just like your home, your car deserves a good spring cleaning. Removing the winter grime, salt, and debris from both the exterior and interior. A good wash and wax not only enhances the appearance of the vehicle but also protects the paint from the elements.    Check Your Fluids: April is an excellent time to check and top up essential fluids such as engine oil, transmission fluid, brake fluid, and coolant. Regular fluid mainte ... read more

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Why is my car bouncing up and down?

Why is my car bouncing up and down?

Suspension Issues: Problems with your car’s suspension system can lead to bouncing. This could be due to worn-out shock absorbers, struts, or other suspension components. If these are not functioning properly, they can’t effectively absorb the bumps and shocks from the road.    Tire issues: Uneven tire wear, low tire pressure, or imbalanced tires can cause your vehicle to bounce. Ensure that your tires are properly inflated and have even tread wear. If the tires are out of balance, it can also contribute to bouncing.    Alignment Issues: Improper wheel alignment can result in uneven tire wear and cause your vehicle to bounce. If the wheels are not aligned properly, it can affect how the tires interact with the road surface.   Damaged Springs: The springs in your vehicle’s suspension system help absorb shocks. If these springs are damaged or worn out, it can lead to bouncing.    Worn Bushings or Bearings: Bushings and bearings ... read more

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Suspension

Why is my heat not working?

Why is my heat not working?

During this time of year we need heat, right? When our heat is not working correctly, it can be stressful in the cold. There are a few reasons why your heat is not working. These are a few common reasons why your heat may not be working:  Low Coolant Level: Check the coolant reservoir and radiator to ensure they are filled to the recommended levels.    Thermostat Issue: If the thermostat is either stuck open or closed, it can cause the engine from reaching the proper operating temperature, affecting the heating system.  Airlock in the Cooling System: Air bubbles trapped in the cooling system can restrict the flow of coolant and affect the heating system. Bleeding the cooling system may be necessary to remove air pockets.  Faulty Heater Core: The heater core is responsible for providing heat to the interior of the car. If this is clogged or leaking, you may experience heating problems. Signs of a faulty heater core can be a sweet smell inside the vehicle o ... read more

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The Importance of Safe Tires

The Importance of Safe Tires

  With the upcoming snowy season in Wisconsin, the unpredictable weather makes it important to keep our tires in tip top shape. As the snowfall approaches, we'd like to remind you to check the condition of your tires. Most tires come equipped with tread depth indicators, which may not be visible when the tires are new. These indicators, represented by bars running perpendicular to the tread, become apparent as the tread wears down. If you observe these indicators, it signals that your tread depths are too low and the tires should be replaced. Surprisingly, a simple method to check tread depth involves using a penny. Insert the penny into the tread with Lincoln's head facing down. If the top of his head is visible, it indicates low tread depth, indicating the need for new tires soon. Cracks in the sidewall present a safety concern and may also indicate the need for new tires. Any cuts or gouges in the sidewall can lead to air leaks or potential blowouts. If you have any ... read more

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Tires