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Clausen Automotive

2118 S. Stoughton Rd.
Madison, WI 53716

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Even though city streets and roads are bumpy and filled with potholes this time of year, it seems your vehicle’s “ride” is getting worse faster than it should. You may wonder if the car axles are going bad, or if it’s bad shocks or struts. Do you know how the entire suspension system, including the car axles, can be affected by bad shocks?

Are you asking, “How often should I replace shocks and struts?” It is normal that shocks wear out as your vehicle accumulates mileage. However, they will wear out even more quickly when it is necessary to drive over bumpy streets that need repair. When shocks go bad, the results can be dangerous, as it impacts the steering and stopping performance of your vehicle. Replacing the shocks, or struts will improve stopping performance as well as increased vehicle stability and driver control.

Consider these common symptoms of bad shocks:

Many drivers ask, “How often should I replace shocks and struts?” If you are having issues, call your auto mechanic to schedule an inspection of the car axles.
21
Jan
2019

Even though city streets and roads are bumpy and filled with potholes this time of year, it seems your vehicle’s “ride” is getting worse faster than it should. You may wonder if the car axles are going bad, or if it’s bad shocks or struts. Do you know how the entire suspension system, including the car axles, can be affected by bad shocks?

Are you asking, “How often should I replace shocks and struts?” It is normal that shocks wear out as your vehicle accumulates mileage. However, they will wear out even more quickly when it is necessary to drive over bumpy streets that need repair. When shocks go bad, the results can be dangerous, as it impacts the steering and stopping performance of your vehicle. Replacing the shocks, or struts will improve stopping performance as well as increased vehicle stability and driver control.

Consider these common symptoms of bad shocks:

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Well, at least it’s not red and blue flashing lights in your rearview mirror! The amber glow of the “check engine” light is never a wanted friend. This is understandable when you take into consideration the many reasons that could cause a “check engine” light to illuminate. One of the worst being that your car may need an engine rebuild, The fact that it is probably going to cost a lot of money is unnerving.

The “check engine” light is part of most all newer vehicle’s onboard diagnostic system. This is the computer that monitors your engine’s performance such as engine speed (RPMs), air to fuel ratio, and ignition timing. When a “fault” within the system is internally detected, the “check engine” light or “service engine soon” light will illuminate.

What happens if you continue to drive with your engine light illuminated? It may be a while before you notice that your vehicle’s performance is weakening. Also, your fuel mileage will not be as efficient and your vehicle could be emitting high levels of pollutants into the air.

Here’s what to do if your “check engine” light is on:

Do you know what to do if the check engine light is on? Take care of any engine problems so you’re not facing an engine rebuild down the road.
09
Jan
2019

Well, at least it’s not red and blue flashing lights in your rearview mirror! The amber glow of the “check engine” light is never a wanted friend. This is understandable when you take into consideration the many reasons that could cause a “check engine” light to illuminate. One of the worst being that your car may need an engine rebuild, The fact that it is probably going to cost a lot of money is unnerving.

The “check engine” light is part of most all newer vehicle’s onboard diagnostic system. This is the computer that monitors your engine’s performance such as engine speed (RPMs), air to fuel ratio, and ignition timing. When a “fault” within the system is internally detected, the “check engine” light or “service engine soon” light will illuminate.

What happens if you continue to drive with your engine light illuminated? It may be a while before you notice that your vehicle’s performance is weakening. Also, your fuel mileage will not be as efficient and your vehicle could be emitting high levels of pollutants into the air.

Here’s what to do if your “check engine” light is on:

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It’s that special time of year when the cars at the mall are packed with presents. Whether parked at the mall or in your driveway, your car is at risk for theft. Make your car less appealing and more of a challenge so that potential thieves will pass it by.

The National Insurance Crime Bureau recommends these four safety tips:

The Clausen Auto shop offers four safety tips to help keep your car safe from theft. When needing a full-service auto center, contact Clausen Automotive.
21
Dec
2018

It’s that special time of year when the cars at the mall are packed with presents. Whether parked at the mall or in your driveway, your car is at risk for theft. Make your car less appealing and more of a challenge so that potential thieves will pass it by.

The National Insurance Crime Bureau recommends these four safety tips:

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