Why Is My Check Engine Light On?

June 13, 2021

The Check Engine Light strikes fear into the hearts of some Appleton drivers, and is totally ignored by just as many. Just what it means is a mystery to most people. Let's get the urgency issues out of the way first. If your Check Engine light is flashing, that means that something is wrong that... More

ICE - In Case Of Emergency In Appleton Wisconsin

May 9, 2021

When accidents occur in Appleton, Wisconsin, the victims' emergency contacts are extremely important. Too often, those involved aren't able to provide rescuers with phone numbers and medical information.When Wisconsin police and rescue workers must sift through pockets, glove compartments, walle... More

What is a TSB? (Technical Service Bulletins)

May 10, 2020

If your vehicle had something in its design or production that the manufacturer had figured out had an unanticipated problem, you'd want to know about it. And you'd want it fixed. There is something that can help drivers with just such a scenario. It's called a Technical Service Bulletin, or TSB.... More

Unlock the Secret (Malfunctioning Door Lock Actuator)

April 12, 2020

What a convenience power door locks are on a vehicle. The latest don't even require you to push the button on the key fob; all you have to do is have it with you. But sometimes there's a component of power door locks that can fail, especially when they are used several times each day. Those ar... More

Don't Be Fuelish

July 14, 2019

If you smell gasoline in your vehicle, pay attention to your nose. That's because it has an important message for you. Newer vehicles should never have a gasoline smell inside. One of the most dangerous conditions can come when your fuel line system has a leak or multiple leaks. Vehicles with fue... More

Distracted Driving

June 9, 2019

When asked, most people think they are good at multi-tasking. Scientific studies, however, reveal that only around 2% of the population can truly demonstrate the capacity to effectively multi-task. For the rest of us who are not so biologically wired, no amount of practice can increase our effect... More

When You Hear the Crash in Appleton: What to Do After an Accident

September 30, 2018

Motorists in North America drive about 3 trillion miles/4.8 trillion kilometers every year. There are over 250+ million licensed drivers, and approximately 6.2 million accidents happen every year. Unfortunately, if we're going to drive vehicles, there are going to be accidents. Knowing what to do... More

TPMS: Tire Pressure Monitoring for Your Appleton Vehicle

May 9, 2016

Appleton drivers may know that all 2008 model year and newer cars, mini-vans and light trucks in Wisconsin come with a tire pressure monitoring system. Many slightly older vehicles around the Appleton area have these systems as well. A tire pressure monitoring system called TPMS consists of se... More

ICE - In Case Of Emergency In Appleton Wisconsin

February 16, 2016

When accidents occur in Appleton, Wisconsin, the victims' emergency contacts are extremely important. Too often, those involved aren't able to provide rescuers with phone numbers and vital medical information. When Wisconsin police and rescue workers must sift through pockets, glove c... More