Wintertime Dangers: Curb Damage

Curb Damage

As we head towards March here in Waukesha County, the end of winter is finally in sight. Before we make it to spring however, we still have some wintry weather conditions to deal with, some of which can lead to problems for your vehicle. Curb damage is definitely an issue that can cause problems galore

Washing Your Car in the Winter

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As Wisconsinites know all too well, driving during the winter months in this part of the country can be problematic to say the least. Snow, mud, ice – our roads bear the brunt of Old Man Winter’s fury and our vehicles can be collateral damage during his chilly reign. In addition to the inherent dangers

Common Transmission Problems

transmission

Your vehicle’s transmission is tasked with keeping your engine running smoothly, properly distributing power to various components in a perfectly-synced manner. If your transmission fails, your engine will follow suit and you’ll be dealing with a breakdown. In order to avoid this precarious situation, you should be cognizant of your transmission’s health and be on

Cold Weather Driving Tips

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Winter’s chilly temperatures, ice, snow and road salt can test your vehicle’s performance and condition to the extreme. Here are a cold weather driving few tips to consider as we head towards the chilliest months of the year here in Wisconsin: Check the battery. Starting a car in colder weather takes more energy, and a

Check Your Antifreeze Before Winter

antifreeze

As temperatures are dropping across Wisconsin, it’s clear fall has arrived… with winter not far behind! Before the cold weather hits, make sure your vehicle is up for the challenge by checking its antifreeze. Antifreeze plays a critical role in your engine. It makes sure the fluids in your engine can stand up to very

Tire Maintenance Tips

tire maintenance

Fall is here, which means falling leaves, slick roads, and unpredictable weather… all things that affect the way your tires interact with the roads here in Mukwonago. So what does that mean to you? Tire maintenance! The next time your vehicle is in our bays at S&S Automotive, our ASE-Certified technicians will inspect your tires

The Importance of Spark Plugs

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Gas-powered cars are dependent upon their ignition system to run. Ignition systems ignite gasoline which in turn powers the motor and propels the vehicle forward. Key components of the ignition system include spark plugs and cables among other parts including, in some cases, distributors. Typically, the spark plug is the first component of an ignition

Tune-Up Time?

tune-up

Despite significant advancements in design and technology in recent years, cars still need to be tended to regularly and have the occasional tune-up performed in order to ensure optimum mechanical performance. But how do you know when to have a tune-up performed on your vehicle? As a rule of thumb, you should have your vehicle’s

A/C System Failure Warning Signs

air conditioning

With hot temperatures abounding in Wisconsin this summer, it’s definitely the worst possible time for you to experience air conditioning system problems. Your air conditioning system should be included as part of your regular preventative maintenance plan and inspected on a regular basis. If you notice any of the following issues with your a/c system

The Importance of Proper Tire Inflation

tire inflation

What supports the weight of your vehicle? If you answered your tires, you are wrong. It’s the air pressure inside the tires that supports the weight. The correct tire pressure can help you save money on fuel because over- or underinflated tires can cause your engine to work harder. It’s hard to say which is