Hey All! It's Stacia with Aeschbach Automotive. I want to be able to do something to help you out and give you a little break as well as some fun for the kids. I will be starting a book reading series automotive-related during this time! So huddle up the kids and let me help entertain them for a little bit, and give you some well-needed sanity. I will be going LIVE on our Facebook page at 10 am CST Friday 3/27/2020.
How to refill your washer fluid. There is nothing worse than driving done the highway in the midwest in a snow storm, with salt covering your windshield and realizing you’re out of washer fluid. Knowing how to add washer fluid to your car can save you from a wreck, and it’s easier than you think! Checking it regularly can save you from those moments of needing to stop at a gas station after you realize you need it. However, here’s the easy tips on refilling your washer fluid. Pop your hood, Locate the pop top with the image of windshield wipers on it, pop this open, pour washer fluid until you can see the fluid or hit the max fill line. This is easier and a little cleaner if you have a funnel, but don’t fret if you don’t have one, if you splash a little on your hands it’s ok, just make sure not to touch your face and wash your hands once you’re finished topping it off. Do you have a request you’d like me ... read more
How to check your tire pressure On the inside of your driver's side door, you will find the tire pressure levels recommended for your front and back tires. You can check your tire pressure using either a small tire pressure gauge (around $10) that you can keep in your car or at the gas station and check using the air pressure pump there. Making sure your tires are the appropriate fill will save you money in gas, and in new tires. If they aren’t inflated properly they can cause your tired uneven wear, costing you, and not keeping you as safe on the road. How to put air into your tires. If you notice that your tires are low on air, you need to fill them ASAP. Make sure you’ve read the first tip above about how to check your tire pressure and adhere to the recommended settings. Head over to your closest gas station and fill the tire(s) with the recommended amount of air, or if you're close by stopover to Aeschbach&nbs ... read more
How to check your oil Maybe your car is smelling a little funny, maybe your vehicles low oil light has come on. If your oil light comes on, it can be scary. Oil is your cars life line, something you need to make sure your changing at the recommended mileage based on your Independent Auto Repair Shops recommendation. Be sure to keep an eye out for dark, wet spots under your car if your oil is low often, to make sure it’s not leaking. If you notice spots under your car, make sure to check your oil before you start your vehicle. To check your oil on your own, grab a paper towel out of the house before you head out. Next pop your hood, look for the oil can symbol on a stick, pull out the oil dipstick and wipe it off on the paper towel. Now dip the stick back in the hole, and try to pull it out as straight as possible. Once you pull out the stick, view where the oil line is touching. There will be a couple of lines on the stick (Low & High) your oil should land more towards the h ... read more
In Middleton, we know we need to take care of our cars, but it just seems really hard to remember to do it! Between dropping the kids off at school, cleaning the spilt cereal up from your car, taking the dog to the vet, remembering that dentist appointment that starts at the same time as your weekly meeting, and then dropping your phone in a puddle- all shoved into a Monday morning before 11 who can remember!? We generally accept that many things in life require regular maintenance- dentist, chiropractor, hair cuts-- but just may have not applied it to our vehicles. Our vehicles are the form of transportation alot of us end up treating to last. So people in Wisconsin really are maintenance minded. They just have to learn to apply that mindset to their vehicles. I mean, if you never brush your teeth or go to the dentist, you'll become painfully aware of your neglect when you get a big cavity. Once the damage is done, we learn our lesson and sta ... read more
Tips for Winter Car Care and Maintenance Winter in Madison, Wisconsin is the number one time we need to make sure our vehicle is in working order. It is the season that most cars get damaged. During winter, there are many things that could go wrong starting with getting into an accident because of not being able to see out properly or being stranded by a dead battery of your car. For most of us, we would not want to face the winter without winter gear like gloves, coat, and other cold weather gear. The same goes for your car, it deserves the highest level of protection during the Madison winter! Why your car needs a winter car care During winter months, your car paint, tire, windows, and other elements are at the mercy of harsh elements such as sleet, snow, salt, rain, wind, gravel and many other elements. The best time to prepare, inspect and get ready for the winter is before the snow hits. Don’t fret if you haven’t though ... read more
What Should I Know How To Do On My Vehicle? I started out feeling I knew a good amount about my car, you know the important stuff in the car like Sirius Radio, DVD Player and Seat Warmer…Atleast that is what I thought was the most important information to know, until I broke down. I was the first car in the turning lane towards the grocery store, the light turns green and I went to accelerate and turn, my car wouldn’t go. I did what I knew and I turned off the radio. Great now what, with my mind racing what was I suppose to do next? It was 10 a.m. in the middle of January, in Wisconsin and I had a crying 6 month old in the backseat, I was blanking on what I needed to do. I pushed my hazards light and tried to signal people around me. In that moment I was reaching for my phone to call a tow truck trying to keep tears out of my eyes, a man walking to his car from the grocery store ran over and said “Let’s move it!” I jumped out, thankful for this man to see ... read more