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We specialize in auto repair, auto sales, oil changes, preventative maintenance and repair of your vehicle. We service vehicles near Rib Mountain, Rothschild, Schofield, Wausau, Weston and Mosinee. We are conveniently located in Weston and Wausau, Marathon County, Wisconsin.

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No Two Are Alike

Variations in Vehicle Repair Costs

You've just taken your vehicle in to figure out why the air conditioning isn't working.  You remember a friend of yours just had to get a new evaporator, and your service advisor has told you it's the same part that needs to be replaced in your vehicle.  But when you hear the estimated price for yours, it's different than your friend's.  How can that be?

The reason is that no two repairs—and no two vehicles—are alike.  Let's take the evaporator for example.  In one vehicle, the part may be fairly easy for the technician to access.  In the other, it requires that the entire dashboard to be removed.  Because of the way a particular unit is designed, the shop may also require special tools. 

The parts for your vehicle may cost more or less than for your friend's.  Parts for newer vehicles and foreign nameplates can cost considerably more than parts for older or domestic vehicles.  So now you can see how two repairs that might sound similar can vary so much in price.

You can be confident you're getting a fair price on repairs through your relationship with your NAPA AutoCare Center.  They install quality parts and offer a parts and labor warranty on their work.

No one likes to pay a lot of money for vehicle repairs.  Designers and engineers have made great strides in corrosion prevention and powertrain technology.  Newer vehicles can last longer than older models did.  One major consumer magazine says that if you can keep your vehicle going for 200,000 miles/320,000 km—an average of 15 years—it can save you up to $30,000 or more on the cost of a new vehicle.  With that kind of savings, investing in repairs makes a lot of sense, don't you think?

Griesbach Auto Service INC.
5910 Mesker Street    4302 Stewart Ave
Weston, WI 54476      Wausau, Wi. 54401
715.355.1553             715.203.8808

Growling noises

Growling

A driver who uses his or her ears has a leg up on those who don't.  In addition to noises helping you be aware of traffic, they can give you clues to potential problems in your vehicle.  One noise to pay attention to is growling.

Growling is a universally recognizable noise; you know it when you hear it.  In a vehicle, it's usually the sound of metal contacting metal, and not in a good way.  So, what is your vehicle telling you if you hear growling when you are turning your steering wheel?

There are a few possibilities.  One is the mechanical linkage that helps your steering wheel turn your wheels and tires.  That system frequently has a hydraulic system that makes turning the steering wheel easier for you.  That can be a source of growling sounds as well.  A NAPA AutoCare technician can check your power steering fluid to see if it's at the correct level and still in good shape. 

There are a few things that can go wrong with your power steering.  If your fluid is low, that might be a sign of a leak in the pump, hose, or somewhere else in the system. It's important to have your power steering working properly since losing the ability to turn precisely can sharply reduce the safety of your vehicle. 

If that growling sound is coming from around the wheel area, it could be a suspension issue.  That growling is giving you a warning that a component such as a constant velocity (CV) joint or a wheel hub may be on the verge of failing, so it's a good idea to get it checked.  Another reason you may be hearing growling when you are turning your steering wheel is that your brakes are engaging when they shouldn't. 

Growling noises are trying to tell you something, and they can tell a trained technician a great deal. Inform your Service Advisor about the symptoms you're hearing.  Your NAPA AutoCare Center can put that growling to a halt.  Your ears have better things to listen to.

Griesbach Auto Service INC.
5910 Mesker Street   4302 Stewart Ave
Weston, WI 54476     Wausau, Wi. 54401 
715.355.1553             715.203.8808

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