: Routine maintenance

Summertime’s Here – Keep Your Engine Cool

Overheating is a major cause of car or truck breakdowns. Today’s a big day – the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year. Well, actually the day is still 24 hours long, as always, but the difference is that today is the longest period of daylight (or sunlight) in a 24-hour day. It’s coincidentally…
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Time for a Tire Safety Check

When the seasons change, it's a good time to make sure your tires are in good condition. In June, the attention of several national organizations turns to safety. The National Safety Council (nsc.org) has designated it as National Safety Month and has a special theme for each week. The last week of June, for example,…
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Summer’s Almost Here, Time to Check Your Vehicle Air Conditioner

Don't wait for the really hot days to fix your car or truck air conditioner. People who live in some parts of the country, say Florida, for example, are sometimes envious of those of us who live in Madison. That’s especially true during the summer months when temperatures in Florida climb ever closer to 100…
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Sputter or Splutter – It’s Not a Good Sign

It could mean your fuel injectors are clogged. You noticed when you were driving to yesterday’s (June 5) opening day of the Mount Horeb Summer Frolic that, when you stepped on the accelerator, your car or truck didn’t immediately respond. Instead, there was a bit of delay before your vehicle started speeding up. That could…
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