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

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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?

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“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

S/S Research is S/S Automotive

Same great auto service, maintenance, detail, fabrication, and paint and body repair… and a return to our original name of S/S Automotive! We have returned to our original naming to best reflect how we service our community. The S/S Automotive name never was gone, but we decided it was time to update and unify all

FALL CAR CARE TIPS

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It’s mid-August which means September is coming at us fast and with it comes a new season… While the fall weather here in Wisconsin can offer much in the way of scenery, it can also present some unique challenges for drivers throughout the state. As temperatures begin to fall, leaves begin to change color and

GET READY FOR SUMMER ROAD TRIPS!

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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

Hidden Danger: Road Salt

SS Research was recently featured in a story about the damage road salt can cause on CBS58. After a winter storm, Waukesha County Public Works will typically salt our roads to help the snow and ice melt faster. Road salt lowers water’s freezing point which makes it possible for ice to melt even in subzero

Potholes: Menace to Drivability

With winter now at its peak here in Walworth County, road conditions are currently at their most challenging. As temperatures oscillate between above freezing and below freezing the next little while, you’ll most likely begin seeing a menace potentially as dangerous as black ice or a blinding blizzard appear on our roads – potholes. Potholes

Keep it Cool!

When most drivers hear the phrase “preventative maintenance,” they probably think of getting the oil changed, replacing filters, replenishing fluids, etc. What many car owners may not realize however is that one of the most important systems that auto technicians check when performing inspections is a vehicle’s cooling system. The cooling system is not the

What To Know About Rotating Your Tires

It is a little known fact that tires can last up to 20% longer when they are regularly rotated. While length of use is important, it also improves fuel efficiency. The best recommendation is to rotate your tires every 6,000 miles and keep that as part of a routine maintenance schedule. What causes wear on