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2016 Small Business of the Year
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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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Dear Clients

The health and safety of our employees and community is our highest priority. We are closely monitoring the guidance of the World Health Organization and Center for Disease Control and Prevention regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Griesbach Auto Service is actively implementing various procedures to ensure we meet clients needs while doing our part to keep you, our employees, and our communities safe. We continue to offer online scheduling, free pick up and delivery, loaner vehicles, night drop box, digital inspections, and text to pay invoicing. With these services, you can have your vehicle serviced at this time without any face to face contact with our employees or other clients. This will drastically reduce any chances of spreading a virus.

In addition to our standard health and safety practices which we already maintain, we have added a few other precautions, including:

• Increasing the frequency of cleaning and sanitization in all of our offices, loaner vehicles, and service centers.
• Ensuring the safety of our employees through prevention education, early detection of symptoms, encouraging them to stay home when ill, and reinforcing best practices.

Our Service Departments remain open for business, and we are ready to serve you at either location and online at griesbachautoservice.com. If any changes to this occur, we will be sure to update everyone as new information becomes available.

Thank you for your trust in us,

Jon Griesbach

Griesbach Auto Service INC. Maintenance for High Mileage Vehicles

Maintenance for High Mileage Vehicles

Reports say that the median age for cars on the road is over nine years and that two-thirds have over 75,000 miles.  In recent years those numbers have continued to rise.

Many people are keeping their vehicles longer.  The economy has influenced that, but the fact that modern cars and trucks are more durable and reliable means that owning a high mileage vehicle doesn’t have to be a painful experience.

Consumers with over 100,000 miles on their vehicles often ask how what service intervals they should follow.  Let’s start with the special needs of the older vehicle.

The reality is that time and mileage will take its toll.  The engine and transmission will have more sludge.  The fuel, steering and brake systems will have gum and varnish built up.  There’ll be more dirt and contaminants in the fuel tank.  Corrosion and deposits in the cooling system.  And seals and gaskets will start to dry out.

All of this, plus normal wear and tear, means that the engine might not be as strong as new, so it just must work harder to get the job done.

So, we need to compensate.  Consider high-mileage formulations for oil changes, transmission service, etc.  These special formulations contain additives that condition the seals and gaskets to prevent leaks.  They also have more detergents to clean sludge and other deposits.  They cost a bit more, but they’re worth it.

In general, if a service was recommended every, let’s say, 15,000 miles when the car was new, you should continue to get the service done every 15,000 miles.

Talk with your service advisor about the condition of your engine.  See if he thinks you should adjust your service intervals for oil changes or other maintenance to account for the older engine working harder.

If anything, following recommended intervals is more important in a higher mileage vehicle.  Skipping oil changes or other services can lead to problems much more quickly than with a newer vehicle.

So, have your service advisor help you with an assessment of your older car or truck.  If you haven’t gotten around to a fuel system cleaning, or replacing power steering or brake fluid, a differential service or transmission service – it’s time to start taking care of those things.  It’ll help keep you on the road for many more happy miles.

Give us a call

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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