Archive for the ‘Service and Repair’ Category

Can a pickup sensor cause power failure in a car?

Sunday, June 14th, 2020
An orange car falls asleep as the sensor malfunctions

Automotive Power Failure Due to Pickup Sensor Failure

The sensor housed within a car’s pickup coil is a very important part of a car. As it helps to trigger a signal to the car’s ignition system, the sensor tells the system to fire a spark within the correct order through a current picked up and processed by the vehicle’s ECU or ignition system.

What happens if a pickup sensor fails? Can this result in power failure within a car?


How do I know if I need to change my Ford F-150 transmission fluid?

Thursday, April 30th, 2020
mechanics inspecting car undercarriage

When and How to Check Ford F-150 Transmission Fluid

For those of us that drive trucks, especially those of us that do a lot of towing and hauling, checking transmission fluid is incredibly important.

Today, we’ll talk about when and how to check the transmission fluid in your F-150. After reading this, you’ll how if you need to change the transmission fluid in your Ford F-150.


How often should I change my oil?

Monday, August 26th, 2019
Oil spills from a gray container and splashes through the abyss.

Getting an oil change at the right time is important. Neglecting to do so can cause serious engine issues and even void your warranty. But when it comes to an oil change, what exactly is the right time? (more…)

Signs you might need new brakes 

Friday, April 12th, 2019
mechanic working on brakes

Your brakes are arguably the most important part of your car. Without them, you would have no way of stopping and it would be utter mayhem on the roads. Every car’s brakes eventually become worn or shot, and if you don’t recognize some warning signs, you could be in for trouble. Keep reading to learn more.  (more…)

Why is my check engine light flashing?

Thursday, April 4th, 2019
service engine soon light, gas meter near empty

One of the most common annoyances drivers everywhere face is that little orange check engine light. It might say “SERVICE ENGINE SOON” or it might just be a little symbol loosely resembling an engine. Regardless, it can be very annoying because nothing else may seem obviously wrong. There are a few different explanations for why your light is on. Keep reading to explore those.  (more…)

Important tire care services to remember 

Sunday, March 10th, 2019
Flat Tire on a gravel Road

Your tires are more vulnerable than most other parts of your car. Why? Well, your tires are constantly in contact with the road and wear down pretty much all the time. Every time a tire rotates, a little bit of tread comes off. One of the most common problems people have with tires is uneven wear. Keep reading to learn more about basic tire services that are meant to keep your tires happy and healthy.  (more…)

Does Tire Pressure Affect My Fuel Efficiency

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017
Does Tire Pressure Affect My Fuel Efficiency_b

I was driving cautiously as I always do when the car in front of me swerves quickly to avoid a pothole the size of Lake Michigan and before I can avoid the beast it almost swallows my tire whole but I make it out the other side.  Instantly an icon of a flat tire appears on the dashboard warning me of “low tire pressure”.  I find myself asking: How much does tire pressure affect my car anyway?  Does it decrease my fuel efficiency? Low tire pressure just makes for a softer more comfortable ride, right?  How do I know how much pressure I should have in my tires?  Questions swirl about my brain.


5 Signs of a Dying Battery

Saturday, April 29th, 2017
Signs of a Dying Battery

We might sometimes overlook or ignore the importance of our batteries, probably because their duties seem so simple: start the car and keep it running. But how do you know if your battery is getting ready to kick the bucket? Here are six signs to look for. (more…)

Wisconsin Gives You Power to Choose the Collision Center That You Want

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017
Ernie Von Schledorn Collision Center_b

Do You Have to Use the Collision Center the Insurance Recommends?

If you are in an accident and your insurance or the insurance provider of the other person involved covers the damage, the provider will include a quote, as well as a recommended body shop or collision center that you should take the vehicle to. Most people believe that you must visit the shop that the insurance provider lists, but that could not be further from the truth. Contrary to popular belief, you do not have to use the collision center that is recommended by the insurance provider. Allow us to explain this further. (more…)

What are the Most Expensive Auto Repairs?

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
Most Expensive Auto Repairs

If you’d like to make any driver wince, bring up an auto repair bill that is prohibitively expensive. It’s something that we understand innately, and it’s uncomfortable to even bring up. But which repairs are the most expensive? There are four that stand out, so it’s best to get ahead of these whenever you can. (more…)