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Car Battery Vs Heat

By |2019-09-11T21:31:35+00:00September 10th, 2019|

Remember this winter when we had wind chills -50 degrees?  You saw a lot of people starting their cars making sure the battery would start.  Well what most people don’t realize is the heat is actually harder on your car battery than the cold.   When it’s hot outside, it’s even hotter under your hood.

Understanding a Bad Wheel Bearing

By |2018-08-02T18:47:55+00:00August 2nd, 2018|

A bad wheel bearing can be tricky to diagnose, but with a little patience, you can get a good idea whether or not a wheel bearing is a problem with your vehicle’s ride quality. When it comes to diagnosing your vehicle, it takes an experienced mechanic. You may not be able to tell exactly what is

Top 5 Reasons to Use Independent Repair Shops vs. Dealerships

By |2018-07-05T19:37:05+00:00July 5th, 2018|

Not only are people more satisfied with independent repair shop’s customer service, they also tend to be less expensive than dealerships. Independent repair shops rely on word-of-mouth recommendations and customer referrals for much of their business. So it’s no surprise that many independent garages place a high premium on customer service and satisfaction. Because independent

Your Vehicle Is A Lot Like Your Body

By |2018-07-05T14:24:07+00:00February 12th, 2015|

Your vehicle is a lot like your body. When you notice something is hurting, you wait until you just can’t stand it anymore, finally calling your doctor so they can examine your symptoms and prescribe a solution. Your mechanic is similar to your doctor because when your vehicle is making strange noises or lights you

How to Hire a Mechanic – Part 2 of 2

By |2018-07-05T14:24:16+00:00December 2nd, 2014|

Written by Joe Schumacher – Owner/Mechanic of Joe’s Slinger Service LLC    How to know if your Mechanic is Honest Searching for the right mechanic is a multi-step process. Word of mouth will often help you zero in on a garage that does good work and reading reviews provided on an Auto Repair Shop’s website

How to Hire a Mechanic – Part 1 of 2

By |2018-07-05T14:24:21+00:00November 21st, 2014|

Written by Joe Schumacher – Owner/Mechanic of Joe’s Slinger Service LLC   Searching for the right mechanic is a multi-step process. Word of mouth will often help you zero in on a garage that does good work and reading reviews provided on Auto Repair Shop’s website is always a good idea.  Most importantly, don’t assume that

Automobile Warning Lights

By |2018-07-05T14:23:40+00:00April 17th, 2014|

Warning Lights That Signal Car Repair Do you know what each and every one of the warning lights on your car’s dashboard represents? Probably not, but there are a few warning lights that every driver should know, if only because they cannot be ignored (regardless if you’re a regular commuter or you only use your

Automobile Emissions Testing in Slinger Wisconsin

By |2018-07-05T14:24:27+00:00October 5th, 2012|

Emissions Testing – What’s the Deal? Blog by John Mecikalski Earlier this spring, a gentleman walked into our shop. He asked us this question; “Would you like to increase the number of potential customers coming through your shop?” Now, this is not the first time, nor will it be the last time someone comes in

Hot Weather Vehicle Checklist

By |2018-07-05T14:24:33+00:00July 18th, 2012|

I remember when I was a kid, my mom always had me running through a sprinkler or into the swimming pool on hot days to make sure I was keeping cool in the summer heat. Weather like we are experiencing now can be difficult to handle, for ourselves and our vehicles, even for a short

Transmission Services

By |2018-07-05T14:24:39+00:00April 25th, 2012|

Your vehicle’s transmission is the “heart and soul” of your vehicle.  If it is not taken care of properly, its life will be reduced significantly.  Some people think getting their transmission fluid “flushed” is an auto repair’s shop “scam.”  I’m here to tell you that  it is not and here are some important facts about