Posted on 1/11/2023
We often get the question if a vehicle needs an emissions test. The following seven counties require emission test: Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Sheboygan, Washington, and Waukesha. A test is required for vehicles with auto or light truck plates. Vehicles between the years of 1996 and 2006 with a gross vehicle weight rating less than 8,501 pounds. Vehicles 2007 and newer with a gross vehicle weight rating up to 14,000 pounds. Odd year vehicles are tested in even years and even year vehicles are tested in the odd years. A test could be required for the following: when a vehicle is purchased, when an owner is added or removed from a vehicle title, new residents transferring vehicle to Wisconsin. Vehicles 3 years or older will require an emission test as well. The test themselves are free of charge and take about 10 minutes. There is no appointment necessary; first come first serve.
Posted on 11/14/2022
It is very important that the tires on your vehicle are in great shape. Tires are on the only contact your vehicle has with the roadway. As we are approaching the snowy season in Wisconsin, we never know what to expect weather wise. We know the first snow fall is near and this is our reminder to you to check the condition of your tires. There can be tread depth indicators found on most tires. These tread depth indicators are not able to be seen when the tires are new. Bars running perpendicular to the tread will start to show themselves as the tire tread gets low. If you notice the tread depth indicators, your tread depths are too low and you should replace your tires. Another way you can check the tread depth, believe it or not, is with a penny. To determine if your tires are low on tread, place the penny in your tread with Lincoln's head pointed down. If you can see the top of his head, the tire tread is low and new tires should be purchased in the near ... read more
Posted on 11/7/2022
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
Posted on 10/19/2022
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.
Posted on 10/7/2022
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