Archive for the ‘Tips and Info’ Category

Know What to Carry in Your Car This Winter

Monday, December 30th, 2019
Snow plow on snowy road with car behind it and text below saying Know What To Carry in Your Car This Winter

Preparing a Winter Safety Kit

Winter in Wisconsin can be very intense. One day the weather will be clear, the next day it rains, the following it snows and suddenly, safe driving conditions deteriorate. You never know what can happen while you’re traveling through winter conditions. This is why it is important to stay prepared and know what to carry in your car this winter. Also, you should know how to get your vehicle ready for cold weather and snow.


Get Your Vehicle Ready for Cold Weather and Snow

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019
Cars on street covered in snow with how to prepare your car for winter in text above

How to Prepare Your Car for Winter

Whether you’re ready or not, winter is closer than you think. We’ve already had the first snow fall of the season and temperatures have dropped. It’s important to keep your car in tip-top shape during winter months so you can consistently rely on it. What can you do to get your car ready for winter and prepare for the most intense season of the year? Even though we can’t persuade Mother Nature to skip this snowy season, we can prepare and get our cars ready for the cold weather. (more…)

How to use Remote Start and Keyless Entry in your Chevy

Friday, October 11th, 2019
2017 Chevy Cruze Engine Options Milwaukee WI

Times have changed, and technology has advanced to the point where conventional keys are almost becoming extinct in vehicles. This isn’t a bad thing, though. The advancement of keyless entry and remote start technology is more efficient and can actually make it harder for carjackers to steal your car. Of course, it also adds a touch of convenience for you, the driver. Take a look at the videos below to learn how to use Remote Start and Keyless Entry in your Chevy! (more…)

Why is my check engine light on?

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019
driver display with an illuminated check engine light

Five reasons your check engine light may be on

Seeing the check engine light illuminate up in the driver display can be one of the most frustrating things as a driver, because you’re left wondering why it’s on and wondering how much cash you’ll have to fork up at your next service appointment. Luckily, it’s not always the worst thing in the world. Take a look below at five different reasons why your check engine light may be on! (more…)

Is your alternator failing?

Tuesday, October 1st, 2019
person looking under the hood of a car while holding notebook

Signs of a bad alternator

Every once in awhile, you’re bound to run into problems with your vehicle. If you go to start your car and all you hear is a clicking noise, you may be quick to assume the battery is dead. Unfortunately, it can be more complex than that. Sometimes it’s due to a failing alternator. If that’s the case, replacing the battery won’t do anything. In fact, you may find that your new battery will die right away too. Below we’ve listed some of the signs of a bad alternator so you’ll have a better idea of how to diagnose your vehicle the next time you run into problems. (more…)

How to properly use ratchet straps

Tuesday, September 24th, 2019
Front exterior view of a red 2019 Ford F-350 hauling a trailer of hay bails

Ratchet straps are something of a marvel. They can really make it easy to keep your payload in place if you’re towing something that could easily become dislodged while driving. However, it’s important that you use them right, or you may lose the stuff you were trying to strap down. The next time you have to tie something down with ratchet straps, make sure you’re doing it the right way. Learn how to properly use ratchet straps with the short video tutorial here on our blog! (more…)

Don’t let the road take a toll on your wheels!

Tuesday, September 24th, 2019
Black 2019 Buick Encore clings to the highway adeptly through the use of all-wheel drive.

How to tell if you need a wheel alignment

Wheel alignments are just one of the many automotive services you may find yourself needing over the course of your vehicle’s lifespan. As you drive over obstacles in the road, hit a few curbs, and encounter a few unsightly potholes, the jarring impact will eventually shift your wheels out of alignment. However, knowing when it’s time for a wheel alignment isn’t as simple as checking the wheels to see if they look crooked. Check out how to tell if you need a wheel alignment! (more…)

How to use the Chevy Remote Start feature

Monday, September 16th, 2019
Front passenger side exterior view of a red 2019 Chevy Traverse

As the weather gets colder out, that dreadful trip out to the car to start it gets more and more daunting. Look, we get it. It’s not that you’re weak-minded; it’s because the bitter cold is enough to drain the spirits of all of us. Luckily, most Chevy models come equipped with a Remote Start feature. This feature, as the name suggests, allows you to start your vehicle remotely without being inside. Take a look at how this feature works in the short video tutorial below! (more…)

Tips for the DIY car detailer

Monday, September 16th, 2019
man cleaning the exterior of a vehicle

Five things you should know if you’re detailing your car

Do you consider yourself a DIY-er? Do you enjoy detailing your own vehicle? If so, you probably have a lot of pride in the work you do to keep your vehicle looking fresh. While we completely respect that, we want to make sure you know a few of the tips and tricks in the industry that can go a long way in keeping your car looking as good as possible. Check out these five different things you should know if you’re detailing your own car! (more…)

Wheel Alignment 101

Friday, September 13th, 2019
person checking tire pressure

How do I know if my wheels aren’t aligned?

You may be familiar with wheel alignment services. In case you aren’t, a wheel alignment is a service that, as the name suggests, re-positions the wheels on your vehicle to make sure they’re straight. Wheels can become unaligned when you hit potholes or bumps in the road. While this isn’t always going to cause extreme damage, the alignment can get worse and worse over time, which can also affect your fuel efficiency. Check out a few signs to help you know that your wheels aren’t properly aligned! (more…)