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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

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

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

Change Engine Oil Soon Or Oil Life Low Light

Change Engine Oil Soon Or Oil Life Low Light

Should I Check My Oil? It’s not a bad idea to check your oil every once in a while.  If you are not comfortable checking your oil, you are always welcome to stop by Aeschbach Automotive, and one of our friendly service advisors will be more than happy to check your oil. Change Engine Oil Soon Or Oil Life Low If this light turns on, don’t worry just give us a call and we can get your vehicle in as soon as possible!  The Mechanics at Aeschbach Automotive do a Digital Courtesy inspection each time your vehicle is in and we always will check your oil level.  How often you drive, and your type of car it may vary when this light turns on. The Mechanics at Aeschbach Automotive reset the Oil Change light after each oil change. OIL CHANGE QUESTIONS Q: What do I need to do when my "Change Engine Oil Soon" message displays? A: When the "Change Engine Oil Soon” message appears, oil change service is necessary for the ... read more

October Is Free Brake Month!

October Is Free Brake Month!

Put The Brakes On Breast Cancer! Imagine a vaccine that would create a world free of breast cancer! During the month of October, we are giving away FREE quality brake pads or shoes. All you pay for is labor and any other necessary parts. 10% of the proceeds will go towards research for the Cleveland Clinic Breast Cancer Vaccine Fund. Our group of auto repair shops from across the country has a set goal to raise over $100,000 in proceeds. This fundraiser ends on October 31st, so we need your help in spreading awareness! Brakes, Brakes, Errr Stop! Brakes are so important on your vehicle! As such, it’s extremely important to take bring your vehicle in as soon as you suspect any brake problems. We always do a visual inspection on your brakes each time your vehicles is in. Don’t forget all of our brake repair services and all other repairs are covered by our 36 month / 36,000 mile warranty! Bring your vehicle into Aeschbach Automotive, in Middleton, WI, for your Brake Re ... read more

Alternator Middleton WI

You've probably noticed a bunch of warning lights on your dash when you start your engine. They flash on to test the circuits and then go off if everything's OK. One of the warning lights looks like a car battery. Its job is to tell you if your battery's not charging properly. You know that your battery stores electricity – enough to start your engine and get you moving. But that's about it – you can only get a few miles in Middleton on battery power alone. You need an alternator to generate enough electricity to run your engine and power your electrical accessories like the stereo, power seats, heater fan, on-board computers and so on. On top of that, the alternator needs to recharge your battery. So when your alternator isn't working properly, there isn't enough electricity for all of those things. When your alternator fails, you aren't going very far. So why would yo ... read more

Making your vehicle last with regular service!

A lot of people in Wisconsin have older vehicles. They're good commuters, grocery-getters or toy-haulers. They enjoy that fact that they're paid off, or soon will be. They would gladly like to keep their vehicles for 200,000 miles/320,000 kilometers or more – as long as it's economical to do so. There are plenty of people in Middleton whose vehicles are running after 150,000 or 200,000 miles (240,000 or 320,000 kilometers). We can learn from what they're doing to keep our own cars on the road. A common denominator is that they never skip an oil change. That may sound a bit unsophisticated, but it's really not. First off, oil is the life blood of your engine and it needs to be clean to properly lubricate. Skipping oil changes leads to clogged oil filters and sludge that can damage your engine. Enough said. There's another reason the scheduled oil change is so important. It's simpl ... 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

What Should I Know How To Do On My Vehicle?

What Should I Know How To Do On My Vehicle?

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

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