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

Air Conditioning Maintenance At Joe’s Slinger Service

By |2022-05-23T20:00:10+00:00May 23rd, 2022|

Most Slinger area car owners don't service their air conditioning until after it fails. Maintaining your vehicle air conditioning system means that you always have enough refrigerant to properly do the job. Small leaks in the air conditioning system allow the refrigerant to escape and the system can't cool the air as well. Along with the

Winter Tires, All-Season Tires, OR All-Weather Tires?

By |2021-11-22T20:09:38+00:00November 22nd, 2021|

For many years there has been a debate whether all-season tires are just as good as winter tires. Many years ago we used to call the winter tire the snow tire. Most tire companies fail to offer a snow tire any longer. The winter season not only brings snow and ice, but also cold temperatures - a guaranteed occurrence here

Used Car Inspection at Joe’s Slinger Service in Slinger

By |2021-01-26T14:25:45+00:00May 25th, 2021|

In the market for a 'new to you' vehicle? It's natural for Slinger drivers to be a little anxious when they buy a used car in the Slinger area; you worry that it has something wrong with it or that it hasn't been well maintained. If it's possible, bring the vehicle in for a used

2021 Q1 Newsletter: Fluid Exchange Offer

By |2021-03-02T16:39:11+00:00March 2nd, 2021|

  This months special is $15 off Fluid Exchange; as fluids fail, your transmission has to work harder and it gets hotter thus causing an expensive repair. Exchanging your fluids reduces wear, prevents costly repairs and keeps your car shifting smoothly down the road. A good rule of thumb is every 3 years or 30,000

Viva la Differential

By |2021-01-25T21:09:49+00:00February 25th, 2021|

With front-wheel drive being so common these days, the differential is just taken care of during a transmission service, so most folks don’t even have to think about it. Most rear-wheel drive differentials don’t need to be serviced for many miles, so it’s understandable that it’s not something on the top of mind.  So, it’s

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