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? 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
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
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
Dear Aeschbach Automotive Customers/Friends/Family, We here at Aeschbach Automotive are doing everything in our power to make sure that our Customers, their families & Employees, their families are healthy and as safe as possible. We are upping our daily, nightly, and weekly sanitation in our common areas as well as our shop. This includes disinfectant spray, clorox wiping all door handles, keys, phones, and light switches inside the building multiple times a day. We also will be doing nightly ionizing in our customer area, and weekly full shop ionizing--this may leave a different type of after smell however please rest assured it is doing its job to remove viruses. In regards to vehicles we are servicing, all vehicles will be sanitized door handles, steering wheel, and shifting column upon entry and completion. We also have seat covers as well as steering wheel covers we will be using. During thi ... read more
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.
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
Aeschbach Automotive Tech Question: I'm David in Middleton, Wisconsin. For the last year and a half I've had some battery problems. I had trouble starting my car so I bought a new battery at a parts store in Middleton. At first everything was fine, then about six months later I had problems starting my car again, so I got a new battery. Again, everything was fine for another five or six months then I had trouble starting my car again. I went to get another battery and the parts guy said why do you need another battery, weren't you in a few months ago? So he tested my battery and it was OK. Apparently I've been replacing good batteries. What's wrong with my vehicle? Aeschbach Automotive Answer: Look, we can't fault David for not knowing what's wrong with his vehicle – he just didn't have enough information. And frankly, n ... read more