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Preparing Your Car for Winter

 Don’t be left by the roadside. These areas of your car or truck should be checked in preparation for winter driving, per the Wisconsin Department of Transportation: Ignition system Fuel system Belts Fluid levels Brakes Exhaust system Wiper blades and windshield...

Spring in WI Means Nasty Potholes

Does your car have suspension problems? How can you tell? Here are some symptoms you will notice: “nose dives” when braking (it leans forward) “rolls” to the side when cornering (it leans side-to-side) “squats” during acceleration (it leans backward) Suspension...

Road Trip Safety Tips

Get ready for that vacation road trip! Perform a basic safety check. Routine car care like tune-ups, battery checks, and tire rotations are important and help with preventing breakdowns. That said, if you’re traveling long distances this summer, don’t just rely...

Friday Funny – It’s a Hot One…

Its so hot… -you actually burn your hand opening the car door. -you leave a layer of skin on the car seat. -My Reeses’s wrapper now reads, “Melts on your car seat, not in your hand.” -you need an oven mitt to handle your seat belt. -I used my...

Winter Safe Driving Tips

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has some recommendations for safe winter driving.  These seem like they might fall under common sense, but it doesn’t hurt to keep them in the front of your mind when the snow falls. Clear snow and ice from all windows...

Friday Funny – Very Muddy…

A motorist, after being bogged down on a muddy road, paid a passing farmer twenty bucks to pull him out with his tractor. Afterward, he said to the farmer, “At those prices, I should think you would be pulling people out of the mud night and day.”...

Friday Funny

Jill’s car was old and unreliable and she called John for a ride every time it broke down. One day John got yet another one of those calls. “What happened this time?” he asked. “My brakes went out,” Jill said. “Can you come to get...

Friday Funny

Me: *on the phone with my mechanic* “Do you do body work?” Mechanic: “I’m afraid not.” Me: “Could you recommend someone?” Mechanic: “Recommended?” Me: “Yes.” Mechanic: “Okay.” *long pause* Me: “So, do you know anyone?” Mechanic: “Recommended?” Me: “Yes.” Mechanic:...

Friday Funny

Yesterday, I had a flat tire on the interstate. So I eased my car over to the shoulder of the road, carefully got out of the car and opened the trunk. I took out two cardboard men, unfolded them and stood them at the rear of my car facing on-coming traffic. They...

Airbag Recall Update- Where are the Quality Controls?

7.8 Million Affected U.S. Vehicles, by Manufacturer, Impacted by CY 2013 and 2014 Recalls Involving Takata Airbags Note: The list below corrects the list that accompanied our October 20 advisory, which incorrectly included certain vehicles. The numbers cited for...