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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 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

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

Work From Home Playlist

Work From Home Playlist

Hey everyone it’s Stacia with Aeschbach Automotive in Middleton, WI.  I wanted to share with you my “work from home” playlist. Many of us, myself included are now working from home and we need as much motivation as we can get to make it through this.  As much as I miss being “in person” at the shop with everyone I am really trying to make the most out of this time with my kids and remember that maybe just maybe I needed something to slow me down for a bit.  I just need to try and fail day by day with what works and what may not work.   I really love seeing how great everyone at the shop is with embracing this time we are in and just doing everything in their power to make sure they are being safe.  With Auto repair being an essential business during this time brings much gratefulness, as well as challenges. We are disinfecting all vehicles, using steering wheel covers, wearing masks, and gloves.  We are so glad to be able to ... read more

Let's go for a ride

Let's go for a ride

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.    

Refill washer fluid

Refill washer fluid

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

Tire Pressure

Tire Pressure

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 Oil

How To Check Oil

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

Oil Change Middleton, WI

Oil Change Middleton, WI

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

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