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Pre-Purchase Inspection

Pre-Purchase Inspection

Are you considering purchasing a used vehicle? Good for you! Now, before you actually buy the vehicle be sure to give us a call and we will get you in for a Pre-purchase Inspection. We will send you an email with the results of the inspection as well as go over everything in person. It will be one of the best $50 you will spend!  

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The Suspension System

The Suspension System

Shocks are the main component of a vehicle's suspension system. But there are other key parts to this system as well. Springs, control arms and sway bars are the other main parts. All 4 of these parts work together to give you the smooth ride that you expect. Some indications of a suspension issue could be: 1. car is bouncing more than usual 2. uneven tire wear 3. nose diving or rear squatting 4. knocking or clunking sounds While these are some rather overt indications of an issue; it is a good idea to have your suspension looked at once per year. Like many things on our vehicles, a poorly working suspension can lead to other issues and become more costly than necessary. If you notice your ride is not as smooth as it normally is, give us a call to have a look. 608-782-1375  

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Road Trip Safety

Road Trip Safety

This warmer weather sure has me thinking about upcoming road trip season! As the weather gets warmer, many of us will be rolling our windows down to engage our senses. AHHH! Think, Road Trip Safety! The young children in our vehicles will want to do the same thing. You may want to consider setting the lock windows option to a setting that you are comfortable with. Our grandson loves to have his window down all the way as often as he can. Sometimes his thermostat is set just a bit lower that ours! LOL! Engaging the child locks on your rear doors would be another safety issue to consider. While not too many children will try to open the car doors, accidents can happen when they are goofing around. As always, stay safe out there!  

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A Cracked Windshield

A Cracked Windshield

Can you still drive your car if the windshield has a crack in it? That all depends on the size, location and type of crack. Large cracks that are in your view while driving need immediate attention. Same is true for cracks that threaten the structural integrity of the car. Windshields do help support the strength of the frame around the windshield. When you have multiple cracks or cracks that spread to the edges of the windshield, contacting the professionals is needed. For smaller cracks that do not spread, there are options for a possible fix rather than replacing. Check with the professionals for all your options.  

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Invention of the Seatbelt

Invention of the Seatbelt

Who is this gentleman? Why is he important in the automotive world? This is Dr. C Hunter Shelden. He was a neurologist that was born in Minneapolis, MN in 1907. Dr. Shelden, as well as other neurologists, began to study trauma from head injuries. This piqued his interest in creating a safer experience while driving a car. In 1955 he introduced a retractable seatbelt that would help prevent injuries from automobile accidents. By 1968 the three-point retractable seatbelt was required and installed in automobiles across the U.S. Thank you, Dr. Shelden, for inventing the seatbelt! This outstanding neurologist went on to develop other safety features for cars. If you would like to read more about Dr. Shelden, click on this link: https://www.geni.com/.../C-Hunter.../6000000044548431304  

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