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June Promotion: Washington County Humane Society Supply Drive

June Promotion: Washington County Humane Society Supply Drive

We are thrilled to partner with the Washington County Humane Society this June! For the entire month, we’re hosting a pet supply drive and collecting cash or supply donations. Plus, when you donate $20 or more, you’ll receive a free tire rotation! All three of our auto repair shops are designated collection spots. Join us in making a difference this summer – we appreciate your support!   Wish List:  Cats Feliway Spray Feliway Refills Superclot gel Licki mats for cats New cat toys Dogs Hot Dogs Adaptil for dogs Licki mats for dogs New dog toys Individual Boxed Treats Small Animals Countertop Grow Garden (3) Enrichment Play Center (5) Enrichment Play Garden (5) Enrichment Play Table (5) Chew toys & treats for Rabbits and Guinea Pigs Shelter Wishlist Toilet Paper Paper Towel Bleach Go Pro 10 Go Pro Harness 55 gallon trash bags Hand Soap Neosporin Ointment (non-pain relief) Office Wishlist White out tape Blue or Black pens (no gel pens) Blue Pocket Fo ... read more

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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

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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What are run flat tires?

What are run flat tires?

Run flat tires are tires that you can continue driving on after a puncture to get to an auto repair shop or a level area to change the tire. However, you may not drive on them for a long period of time. The manufacturer of the tires will have specifications on how fast and long to drive on the tire. There are two types of run flats, self-supporting and support ring system. The self-supporting system tire has a reinforced sidewall that will continue to support the vehicle when air is lost. The support ring run flats employ a ring of hard rubber that can support the vehicle's weight when air is lost. With running run flats, it may be hard to tell when you are driving on an under inflated tire. However, most vehicles do have a tire pressure monitoring system that would inform you when the tires air pressure is lower than the manufactures specifications. Call us today for a quote on tires. Our auto repair shops can get most makes and models of tires. 

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Tires