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

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

Common Transmission Problems

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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

cold weather driving

Winter’s cold 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 your vehicle’s antifreeze. Antifreeze plays a critical role in your engine. It makes sure the fluids in your engine can stand up to

Five Tips for Tire Maintenance

tire rotation

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 Research, our ASE-Certified technicians will inspect your tires

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

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

Cruise Control 101

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

GET READY FOR SUMMER ROAD TRIPS!

Now that summer has officially arrived in Wisconsin, drivers throughout the state are starting to plan their seasonal road trips. Before you and your car hit the road to journey to new & exciting destinations or favorite vacation spots, here are a few things to keep in mind regarding various vehicle components: Tires If your