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The Importance of Filters in Your Vehicle

The Importance of Filters in Your Vehicle

Keeping your vehicle's filters clean are a must. When one of the filters gets clogged, it may affect the vehicles performance. You may notice a loss of power, dirt smoke, oil light, and even engine failure. Most vehicles have four main filters: the cabin filter, oil filter, fuel filter, and air filter.  Cabin Air Filter A cabin air filter cleans out the air that comes into the cab of your vehicle through the heating and air conditioning system. The filter is designed to filter out dust, pollen, and other airborne particles. Having clean air in the vehicle is important if you have allergy or respiratory problems. There are few reasons on why you should change your filter on time. It allows you to breathe clean air, avoids safety and visibility issues, and increases the life in your vehicle's A/C and heating system.  Air Filter An air filter helps prevent any insects, dust particles, sand, and debris from re ... read more

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Brake Service

Brake Service

Are you feeling gradual loss of your brakes? Our BG product Brake Fluid, ultra-dry flushing formula removes contaminants from the brake system. This will help prevent corrosion in the master cylinder, cleans varnish from the brake system, removes air from the brake lines, and we replace worn brake fluid with BG Heavy Duty DOT 3 or DOT 4 brake Fluid. BG recommends this service every 30,000 miles. The BG brake service completely removes all old brake fluid and replaces it with fresh fluid. By receiving this brake service, you will have more responsive brakes, smoother stopping, and quieter brakes and increases the safety of your vehicle. Call us today to have us inspect your braking system or click here to schedule an appointment! 

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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 additi ... 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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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 DRI ... read more

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