Archive for the ‘Service and Repair’ Category
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.
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…)
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…)
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…)
Although this upcoming weekend’s weather might be doing its best to convince us otherwise, spring is truly on its way in the Milwaukee area. As you likely know, there are many nefarious ways that winter weather can affect your vehicle, and that’s why this is a great time to give your car the spring cleaning it deserves. But what should you do exactly? (more…)
At EVS Auto group, we pride ourselves on offering a pretty fuel-efficient lineup of vehicles. That being said, there are still ways to enhance your fuel economy, and they aren’t even all that hard. You like to get the most out of your fuel, don’t you? So, from your friends at EVS Auto Group, here are five ways to improve your fuel economy. (more…)
There are countless important automotive components, and it’s hard to prioritize one over the other when things start to go wrong. However, we can generally agree that brakes are vitally important, since, you know, they stop your car when you don’t feel like launching off a cliff or what have you. But how do you know when they’re starting to go? (more…)
We’re finally at the point in our yearly calendar when, even without looking at a forecast, we can reasonably assume that the weather is set to take a turn for the worse. While we’ve gotten off easy up to this point, we’re finally starting to see some turbulence headed our way. So how do you get your car ready for winter? We’re well-versed in the answers to this question at EVS Auto Group, and we’re happy to help out with some tips to prepare for the season ahead. (more…)
With our multiple locations spread across a number of Wisconsin cities, we at EVS Auto Group certainly share our expertise with a large swatch of different types of drivers. While many visit our dealerships in search of new vehicles, we also serve a great number of drivers who are looking to get the most out of their existing rides. So, how do you do that, exactly? Here are five tips to help get your car to 200,000 miles, which is commonly held as the goal for a vehicle that has given its buyer all that it can. (more…)
If you’ve been traveling on any of the many rural roads in our area, then you’ve likely been confronted by one of the many deer species that are making the rounds this time of year. Perhaps you’ve seen them eating grass in your yard; maybe you’ve even got your license to go hunting for one in the next few weeks. At any rate, you’ll want to be sure that you’re careful to avoid a collision with one, which is what we’re here to discuss today. Namely, this: how do you avoid hitting a deer with your car? (more…)