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Clausen Automotive

2118 S. Stoughton Rd.
Madison, WI 53716

You head out the door to work and your car won’t start. Is it a problem with the battery, the alternator, or the starter? How do you know which one? You wish you had paid more attention when your mechanic had discussed the signs of a bad starter with you a few weeks ago.

The starter system was designed for repeated use under a variety of weather and road conditions. But the wear and tear of daily use, extreme conditions, and poor maintenance can all create problems.

However, your starting problem may not be the starter. It could be that the battery is not holding the charge needed to start your vehicle, or maybe you left your headlights on all night. Or maybe the battery has reached the end of its life and just needs to be replaced.

Wondering what are the signs of a bad starter? Ask your mechanic at Clausen Automotive to check the alternator and battery too.
08 May, 2019

You head out the door to work and your car won’t start. Is it a problem with the battery, the alternator, or the starter? How do you know which one? You wish you had paid more attention when your mechanic had discussed the signs of a bad starter with you a few weeks ago.

The starter system was designed for repeated use under a variety of weather and road conditions. But the wear and tear of daily use, extreme conditions, and poor maintenance can all create problems.

However, your starting problem may not be the starter. It could be that the battery is not holding the charge needed to start your vehicle, or maybe you left your headlights on all night. Or maybe the battery has reached the end of its life and just needs to be replaced.

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Do you know that according to Federal law, you can have automotive service items taken care of at any auto shop without affecting your warranty coverage? The only time you may need to go to a dealership is if your car has been recalled for a specific issue. That said, before purchasing an extended warranty for your vehicle check the terms to see if it has requirements written in about who must perform the covered automotive service and repairs.

Many vehicle owners often wonder if they need to take their vehicle to their dealership for the required automotive service. Most auto shops can access the manufacturer's latest technical service bulletins as well as how to fix common problems associated with a particular model. Because maintenance items are fairly standard most any professional automotive repair center should be able to perform the necessary work. And, you will find that independent auto shops are typically less expensive than dealerships for the same work.

When car owners understand the difference between maintenance services and automotive repair, they will know how to ask for the right automotive service.
22 Apr, 2019

Do you know that according to Federal law, you can have automotive service items taken care of at any auto shop without affecting your warranty coverage? The only time you may need to go to a dealership is if your car has been recalled for a specific issue. That said, before purchasing an extended warranty for your vehicle check the terms to see if it has requirements written in about who must perform the covered automotive service and repairs.

Many vehicle owners often wonder if they need to take their vehicle to their dealership for the required automotive service. Most auto shops can access the manufacturer's latest technical service bulletins as well as how to fix common problems associated with a particular model. Because maintenance items are fairly standard most any professional automotive repair center should be able to perform the necessary work. And, you will find that independent auto shops are typically less expensive than dealerships for the same work.

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The transmission in your car is subjected to heat and stress on a day-to-day basis, so even if all seems well and you are still able to drive your car, it is important to know what are the symptoms of transmission problems. If you want your vehicle to keep running for a long while and prevent major transmission repair, it is crucial to follow the service intervals recommended in your owner’s manual (generally every 60,000 to 100,000 miles).

What are the symptoms of a bad transmission?

Wondering about what are the symptoms of a bad transmission? Call the experts at Clausen Automotive and make an appointment with a transmission repair.
05 Apr, 2019

The transmission in your car is subjected to heat and stress on a day-to-day basis, so even if all seems well and you are still able to drive your car, it is important to know what are the symptoms of transmission problems. If you want your vehicle to keep running for a long while and prevent major transmission repair, it is crucial to follow the service intervals recommended in your owner’s manual (generally every 60,000 to 100,000 miles).

What are the symptoms of a bad transmission?

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Clausen AutomotiveAuto Repair Shop in Madison, WI

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608-221-8321
Service@ClausenAutomotive.com

2118 S. Stoughton Rd., Madison, WI 53716

MON - FRI: 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM, SAT-SUN: Closed

Mon:7:00am - 5:30pm
Tue:7:00am - 5:30pm
Wed:7:00am - 5:30pm
Thu:7:00am - 5:30pm
Fri:7:00am - 5:30pm
Sat:Closed
Sun:Closed

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