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How To Improve Your Fuel Economy

By |2023-08-29T18:16:42+00:00August 29th, 2023|

Let’s review some things that drivers can do to improve fuel economy. Bottom line,  the better you maintain your vehicle, the less fuel you will use. It all adds up in a big way. For example, replacing your dirty engine air filter will pay for itself in fuel savings before your next oil change and

The Benefits Of A Wheel Alignment

By |2023-08-02T17:39:32+00:00August 2nd, 2023|

Drivers are concerned about wheel alignments for two primary reasons: safety and money. When your wheels are out of alignment, they can pull to one side, maybe pretty hard. A moment of inattention could put you into on-coming traffic on a busy street, or completely off the road. A bad alignment will chew up your

How Time Flies… When It Comes To Your Battery

By |2023-07-14T15:53:26+00:00July 14th, 2023|

It's funny how the mind can play tricks on you when it comes to your vehicle's service.  If you're not keeping track closely, time can slip away. A driver recently took his 10-year-old vehicle into his mechanic for an oil change.  Knowing the colder weather was approaching, his technician took the opportunity to check out

Simple Answers from Joe’s: Transfer Case Service

By |2023-06-12T22:05:21+00:00June 12th, 2023|

Question: I was told I need to have my transfer case serviced. What is that? Joe's Slinger Service Answer: On a four-wheel-drive (4WD) vehicle, power needs to be transferred to both the front and rear axles. The transfer case is the mechanism that makes that happen. There are many drivetrain configurations out there, so we'll

Why Isn’t My Air Conditioner Blowing Cold Air?

By |2023-05-17T19:47:26+00:00May 17th, 2023|

Joe's Slinger Service Answers: Your air conditioning system uses refrigerant to create cold air. The most common reasons Slinger drivers lose their cold air have to do with the refrigerant. The first is not enough refrigerant. Refrigerant is a gas in the system, and very small holes in a hose, seal or coupler can allow enough

Winter is Coming: Check your Vehicle’s Battery

By |2022-08-15T15:33:56+00:00October 15th, 2022|

Batteries are a huge part of modern life in Slinger WI. I mean, how many battery chargers do you have? Of course, our purpose here is to talk about your car battery. When people come into our Slinger WI service center and need a new battery, they're really not that happy about having to spend the money.

Engine Air Filter

By |2022-08-15T15:23:20+00:00September 15th, 2022|

Today we want to talk about your engine air filter. That's the filter that cleans the air before it's burned in your engine. Many people in Slinger wonder how often they should change their engine air filter. The simple answer is "when it's dirty." That's a function of how much air has passed through the filter,

Simple Answers from Joe’s Slinger Service: Spark Plugs

By |2022-08-01T14:39:41+00:00August 15th, 2022|

Question: I'm confused about when I should get my spark plugs replaced. What's the deal? Answer from Joe's Slinger Service: Well, it can be confusing for Slinger drivers because there are several types of spark plugs and some last longer than others. Your owner's manual will have a recommendation for when your spark plugs should be

Tire Pressure Monitoring System – What is it?

By |2022-07-08T17:39:25+00:00July 29th, 2022|

All new cars and light trucks in Slinger since 2008 have come equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system, or 'TPMS'. The TPMS system detects when a tire becomes under-inflated and lights up a warning light on the dash. So what's the big deal? Well, under-inflated tires can be a real safety concern for everyone in the US. First

Disc Brakes – Staying Ahead

By |2022-07-08T17:35:29+00:00July 8th, 2022|

Your brakes are extremely important as you drive around Slinger. Having good brakes just keeps you out of trouble. You'll want to carefully maintain your brakes. With disc brakes, brake pads rub on a disc – or rotor – to slow the wheels. The brake pads are attached to a caliper that squeezes the pads against

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