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Madison, WI 53716

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Imagine trying to run a race wearing shoes that don’t fit, are worn out, or on the wrong feet. It’s the same as driving with wheels that are not properly aligned. If your car’s alignment is off, driving not only becomes more expensive but can also be hazardous. 

Driving with the wheels out of alignment can wear out your tires faster than normal and wear the tread unevenly. Uneven tire wear can lead to a blowout or make you lose traction in an emergency.

A misalignment can wear out tires as much as if someone drags your car sideways 20 feet for every mile driven! This added drag will cost you more in gas mileage too. A bad wheel alignment can also be dangerous because it may cause your car to pull or drift out of your lane or hydroplane on wet pavement.

If your vehicle is showing the signs of a bad car alignment, schedule a wheel alignment service to prevent damage to your vehicle.
22
Oct
2018

Imagine trying to run a race wearing shoes that don’t fit, are worn out, or on the wrong feet. It’s the same as driving with wheels that are not properly aligned. If your car’s alignment is off, driving not only becomes more expensive but can also be hazardous. 

Driving with the wheels out of alignment can wear out your tires faster than normal and wear the tread unevenly. Uneven tire wear can lead to a blowout or make you lose traction in an emergency.

A misalignment can wear out tires as much as if someone drags your car sideways 20 feet for every mile driven! This added drag will cost you more in gas mileage too. A bad wheel alignment can also be dangerous because it may cause your car to pull or drift out of your lane or hydroplane on wet pavement.

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This is the controversial question going around in the automotive industry these days. The most important thing to remember is that a simple oil change is the most cost-effective and vital maintenance needed to keep your vehicle in tip-top shape. Unfortunately, many auto shops often see vehicles come in with damaged or dirty engines because their owners went too long between changes, either because they didn’t know what oil to use or they thought they were saving money. However, the repair for engine damage caused by dirty or low oil is far more costly than paying for regular oil changes, especially as many auto shops offer oil change coupons.

Here are five basic facts vehicle owners should know about oil changes:

There are five important facts about oil changes that vehicle owners should know. Ask Clausen Automotive about their oil change coupons.
05
Oct
2018

This is the controversial question going around in the automotive industry these days. The most important thing to remember is that a simple oil change is the most cost-effective and vital maintenance needed to keep your vehicle in tip-top shape. Unfortunately, many auto shops often see vehicles come in with damaged or dirty engines because their owners went too long between changes, either because they didn’t know what oil to use or they thought they were saving money. However, the repair for engine damage caused by dirty or low oil is far more costly than paying for regular oil changes, especially as many auto shops offer oil change coupons.

Here are five basic facts vehicle owners should know about oil changes:

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Some drivers may not have heard the term alternator before so they associate starting problems with a dead car battery or a bad car starter. However, in many cases, starting problems are related to a failing alternator.

You may be wondering just what does an alternator do? The alternator charges the battery by turning mechanical energy from a rotating pulley into current while the vehicle is running. The job of the car starter and the battery is to actually start the car, and the alternator keeps it running. If the alternator fails, the electronic accessories will try to draw all of their power off the battery, which in turn causes it to lose its charge.

Oftentimes, the alternator will go out with little or no warning. Over time, the rotor, brushes, and other internal parts of an alternator wear out, so if you keep your car long enough, you will eventually need to replace it.

What are the signs of a bad alternator?

Wondering what are the signs of a bad alternator? Schedule a vehicle inspection to find out the problem could be caused by the car starter or the battery.
20
Sep
2018

Some drivers may not have heard the term alternator before so they associate starting problems with a dead car battery or a bad car starter. However, in many cases, starting problems are related to a failing alternator.

You may be wondering just what does an alternator do? The alternator charges the battery by turning mechanical energy from a rotating pulley into current while the vehicle is running. The job of the car starter and the battery is to actually start the car, and the alternator keeps it running. If the alternator fails, the electronic accessories will try to draw all of their power off the battery, which in turn causes it to lose its charge.

Oftentimes, the alternator will go out with little or no warning. Over time, the rotor, brushes, and other internal parts of an alternator wear out, so if you keep your car long enough, you will eventually need to replace it.

What are the signs of a bad alternator?

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