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Why is my car making a rattling sound?

When we hear any kind of sound coming from a vehicle, it can be scary. A simple rattling sound can be many things on a vehicle. It can be something as simple as a loose heat shield which protects the under carriage of the vehicle. The sound can also be caused by damaged or worn-out suspension components. An exhaust system that is not secured or worn out can be causes of a rattling sound. The vehicle's exhaust pipe and muffler are very close to the road surface which allows damage from road debris. If you hear a rattling noise,  come visit us at Bob's Main Street Auto & Towing to put your mind at ease. We are here for all your repair needs; big or small! 

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What are items I should have in my vehicle?

What are items I should have in my vehicle?

  If you are taking a long road trip or commuting to work, it's always good to plan for anything to occur. It is important to keep items in your vehicle incase in case something occurs while traveling. Depending on what season it is in Wisconsin, there are different items you made need. The important things that should be in your vehicle at all times are items such as the spare tire, jack, and tools to take off the lug which is normally provided by your vehicle manufacturer.  Items to keep in your vehicle for breakdowns:  • Jumper Cables • Flashlight • Multi-tool Device • Plastic Zip Ties • Wet Wipes/ Rags • Water and food  Items to keep in your vehicle for weather:  • Bug Spray  • Sunblock  • Hat • Umbrella • Ice Scraper/snow brush • Blanket • Hat & Gloves • Washer Fluid Items to keep in your vehicle in case of an emergency:  • First-aid kit ... read more

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Free Wipers or Tire Rotation

Free Wipers or Tire Rotation

It's crazy to think that we are nearing the end of 2022! With that being said we are kicking off our holiday toy drive for the Ginger Bread House here in West Bend. Now thru December 15th, make a donation and we will give you a FREE tire rotation or FREE set of windshield wipers. Let's help make a difference this holiday season for others in our community! Both of our locations are accepting donations.   1200 N Main Street | 262-338-3670 115 W Decorah Road | 26

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Why does my vehicle shake when idling?

Why does my vehicle shake when idling?

                                                                   As the vehicle is sitting at an idle and starts to shake can be frightening. One of the most common issue that causes shaking at idle is loose engine mounts. Engine mounts are the connections between the engine and the vehicle. Other causes can be faulty fuel injectors, worn out spark plugs, or even a bad timing belt. The engine troubles may be corrected by a simple fuel system cleaning however some issues may require more of an extensive repair.  Call us today to schedule an appointment for us to inspect your vehicle and get it running in tip top shape. 

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Let's get our vehicle ready for the cold weather!

Let's get our vehicle ready for the cold weather!

                                                              It's starting to get cooler which means it's time to start thinking about winter! There is few things to have checked over to make sure your vehicle is ready to take the cold weather. It is always important to make sure your engine oil is in tip top shape as that is the life of the engine. Tire pressure and tread depth is always important as that is the only contact your vehicle has with the road. Always make sure exterior lights and signals are in working order. Lastly, the coolant and brake fluid levels should be checked. Give us a call today to schedule your vehicle's fall check up

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