The Importance of Spark Plugs

spark plugs

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

Cruise Control 101

cruise control

We are all familiar with cruise control, that setting on your steering wheel or dashboard that makes it easy to just set the speed you want to drive at and just monitor speed instead of actively using the pedal to adjust your speed. But how does Cruise Control actually help you?.. First, by setting the

Warm Weather Car Care Tips

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After a long winter, the weather in Waukesha County is starting to warm up which means changes not only for your daily itinerary but for your vehicle as well. Here are a few tips on preparing your family vehicle for spring/summer: • Check the coolant levels. Make sure the engine coolant levels are at the

Refilling Windshield Fluid

windshield fluid

Winters in Waukesha County can mean sudden storms, snow and freezing rain. Be prepared for any condition with streak-free wiper blades and plenty of windshield fluid! Because windshield wiper blades are made out of rubber, they will need to be replaced every 6 to 12 months to ensure optimal performance. When they leave behind streaks

Is Your Car Making You Sick?

car sickness

“Car sickness” doesn’t necessarily just mean getting nauseous on a long road trip… In addition to being important for your vehicle’s health, preventative maintenance can also benefit your personal health as well. Allergies can be aggravated by unclean air filters. Toxins can be spread via exhaust fumes. What other ways might your vehicle be affecting

Why you Need a Transmission Flush

transmission flush

The problem with transmission fluid is that you can’t always tell when it is dirty just by looking at it. Transmission fluid is often a bright red or green color. When you look into the fluid while your car is parked, it may seem clean and clear. But hidden underneath is dust and debris waiting

Common Problems with Coolant/Antifreeze

antifreeze

Your vehicle’s coolant flows through the engine to keep everything running at the appropriate temperature. Coolant, also known as antifreeze, is mixed with water in the radiator at a precise ratio to create radiator fluid. The chemical fluid prevents the water in the engine from freezing on cold days while at the same time preventing