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How Do I Know If I Need Power Steering Service?

How Do I Know If I Need Power Steering Service?

Most drivers know when it's time to get their oil changed, but they are left with uncertainty regarding their power steering fluid. Swapping out the power steering fluid is essential to preserving the health of a vehicle. It doesn't burn off with time like motor oil does, but it can get very filthy. With usage, pollutants and contaminants accumulate and build up in the reservoir. When the power steering fluid becomes corrupted, it immediately puts extra pressure and strain on the steering wheel. In severe cases, significant damage can occur to your steering system.   Here are several ways to determine whether you need power steering service on your vehicle: Check Your Vehicle's Owner's Manual Don't disregard your vehicle's owner manual, as it offers extensive information. Check the manual for advice on when to replace your powering steering fluid and the best liquid to use for your vehicle.    Inspect the Power Steering Fluid After running ... read more

Tire Buying Tips - What You Need To Know

Tire Buying Tips - What You Need To Know

Even with proper wheel alignment, balancing, and rotation, there comes a time when the tires become too worn for use on the road. The tread depth must measure above 2/32" to guarantee road safety, and anything lower than that means the tire is out of the manufacturer's specifications. If it's your first time going tire shopping, the following are practical tire buying tips to ensure you match the product with your vehicle model. Does Your Car Need New Tires? It is crucial first to inspect the tires to ensure that your car needs new tires. If you notice excessive discolorations, cracking on sidewalls, bulging, or tread wear, then it's your cue to buy new tires. Vehicle tires have a lifespan of about ten years. Your tires might appear in pristine condition even after a decade, but rubber deteriorates with extended exposure to oxygen. Hence, replace them to avoid costly tire issues. Read the Manufacturer's Manual Vehicle manufacturers usually indicate the type and ... read more

Is Your Vehicle Showing Signs of a Leak?

Is Your Vehicle Showing Signs of a Leak?

Knowing Your Vehicle: Are There Signs of Leaks? Did you know that fluid leaks are a common issue for many people? Fluid leaks can happen for many reasons. However, it mostly happens in older vehicles. it is a good idea to get your car checked out if you have signs of a leak. All leaks are not the same, and there are several fluids that keep your car in top shape. Commonly, there are eight types of fluids that keep your car going. The following are examples of the type of fluids that may be in your vehicle. Vehicle Fluid Types • Automatic-Transmission Fluids • Coolant Fluid • Oil for The Engine or Engine Oil • Transmission fluid • Brake-Fluid • Power-Steering Fluid • AC or Coolant fluid Professional Leak Identification There are several signs that your vehicle will show if it has a leak. It is particularly important to seek professional help from our auto repair shop if you do notice a leak. This is bec ... read more

Vehicle Air Conditioner Not Working?

Vehicle Air Conditioner Not Working?

5 Most Common Problems with Car A/C Units   There’s perhaps no more disheartening feeling to discover that your car’s air conditioning isn’t working properly, especially on a hot day stuck in traffic. Overheating in the car can be frustrating, and can even lead to problems like road rage.  Especially when you’re on the beltline in Madison, WI. What’s going on with the a/c unit when it’s acting like this? Below are 5 of the most common things that go wrong with the air conditioning in your car. 1. Blocked or Broken Condenser The condenser’s job is to use air intake from the front of the car as you’re driving along to re-cool refrigerant after compression. The condenser can get blocked by various buildup and debris, after which it won’t be able to do its job. Clearing it out should fix this problem. Alternatively, the condenser might actually be broken. If the condenser is impacted particularly hard by ... read more

Why Is My Car Vibrating When I Brake?

Why Is My Car Vibrating When I Brake?

So you're running a quick errand, driving along a busy road, when you decide to take a left at the intersection. You press on the brakes to slow the car down and suddenly experience vibration on the wheel. You know it's not right, and so you continue driving, to test the car. Again, there's a vibration when pressing on the brakes, but it only occurs while braking. So what could it be? Well, there is a list of possibilities, depending on the last time you had your car serviced: You may have a loose lower control arm or a damaged knuckle in your steering system. It may be due to bad wheel alignment, your tires may be out of round. The wheel may wobble as a result of loose lug nuts, which might be more noticeable when you slow your car down. There may be an unbalanced wheel that has lost its counterweight. A damaged axle shaft may be acting up. Your front alignment could be out. Bearing this in mind, the most likely cause of vibration on the car/wheel when braking could ... read more

Why do I need an Oil Change

Why do I need an Oil Change

Why Do I Need an Oil Change?   One of the most common bits of maintenance that every car with an internal combustion engine needs- is an oil change. Synthetic oils are more advanced than ever, and the time between oil changes has been greatly extended. Nonetheless, we can’t do without engine oil completely. That’s why in today’s blog we’re offering a helping hand to explain just why it is you need to change your car’s oil, in Madison, WI. What Does Engine Oil Do? Engine Oil is often described as the “lifeblood” of your car’s engine. This is no exaggeration. Its main function is to provide lubrication to the many moving parts that make up your engine. It circulates the engine, lubricating and helping to keep everything cool and balanced. If you were to put a fresh batch of engine oil into your car, but then leave it continuously unchanged, then many bad things would start to happen. One of the things that your oil does is pick up ... read more

Buy Local or Bye Local

Buy Local or Bye Local

Buy Local or Bye Local Week 1 The holiday season is upon us! With 8, yes only 8 weeks left until Christmas. We want to support our local businesses! This season especially with the pandemic make sure to #buylocalorbyelocal For the next few weeks until Christmas, we will be doing a weekly giveaway to local businesses. First up! $25 gift card to  Be Inspired Salon ... read more

AC Blowing Hot?

AC Blowing Hot?

Feeling the Heat? Schedule your A/C Inspection Today!    The days are finally getting warmer, and Summer is almost officially here. You definitely don’t want to get stuck driving in the summer without air conditioning, which is why now is the time to have your vehicle’s A/C inspected. Here at Aeschbach Automotive in Middleton, we want to ensure that you and your passengers are comfortable on the road.    If you notice an issue with your vehicle’s air conditioning system, such as it isn’t as cold as it used to be or you feel hot air blowing out with the A/C is turned on, don’t hesitate to give us a call today to schedule an appointment. Our experts will complete a full visual inspection of your vehicle’s air conditioning system to figure out the issue and get you back on the road quickly with working A/C.    Although you may not be experiencing an issue with your air conditioning, it is always a good idea to have th ... read more

Keeping busy in Middleton, WI

Keeping busy in Middleton, WI

Aeschbach Automotive Tips To Get Through Safer At Home At Aeschbach Automotive your local auto repair shop in Middleton, WI, we understand the major uncertainty that the COVID-19 outbreak has caused. With shelter in place orders, many of us are struggling to make good use of our time while following CDC regulations. While staying at home indefinitely is difficulty for most, it is so vital to the overall health of our nation's people and is a crucial step in preventing the spread of this virus.  First and foremost, protecting your health should be a priority. This means regularly washing your hands, avoiding touching surfaces outside of your home, keeping a 6 foot distance between you and others, sanitizing regularly, and avoiding touching your face with unwashed hands. Secondly, don't forget about your mental health - this is just as important during this time.  Here are some of our tips to follow when it comes to staying busy at home during COVID-19 shelter in pla ... read more

How to use our key lock box

How to use our key lock box

Key Drop Box Instructions This is John with Aeschbach Automotive in Middleton, WI. He is showing directions on how to use our secure lockbox to pick up your keys. This is for use when your vehicle's repairs or maintenance have been completed and it is time for you to get your vehicle. We are taking extra precautions as an essential auto repair facility during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are We appreciate you and hope you stay well! Welcome to Aeschbach Automotive! We serve Madison & Middleton, WI as the top choice for honest and friendly automotive repair and service in the area since 2009. At our auto repair shop, our ASE certified technicians are highly trained and experienced working on all makes and models of vehicles. We offer an outstanding in-house and nationwide 3 year/36,000 mile warranty on most repairs. We also offer a free shuttle service for local customers and have free loaner vehicles available for major repairs.   Aeschbach Automotive remains open and comm ... read more

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