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Are You in Need of a Tire Alignment?

We’ve always been told to give our vehicle a wheel alignment after installing new tires. Many don’t realize that there are other things that may cause your vehicle to need an alignment. Stop at Boucher Nissan of Waukesha and let us look at your vehicle and see what it needs.

During a wheel alignment, the technicians use precise equipment to measure the angle of the wheels to ensure they’re where the manufacturer recommends. If not, the wheels need to be aligned. Having your vehicle aligned will give you better gas mileage, a smoother ride and will help…

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What Does Your Tire Pressure Light Mean?

When your dash lights up, telling you something is wrong with your tires, is it important to stop? In most cases, the answer is yes. Your tires must be inflated properly, or safety will be affected. Under-inflated tires can't grip the road properly or create traction on wet surfaces.

For your safety, each tire has an internal pressure gauge that communicates electronically with your car. In some vehicles, the system tells you which tire has a problem. If it isn't specific about which tire, local Waukesha, WI drivers should check the pressure in all four tires, adding air…

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Signs of a Coolant Leak May Predict Engine Overheating

An engine overheating can not only ruin your day, but it can also put you in an unsafe situation, especially if it occurs at night time. Typically, an engine overheating occurs due to a decrease in the coolant which the engine needs to reduce the high level of heat that it’s exposed to during operation.

If the coolant level becomes too low due to a leak or deficient radiator hose, you will generally experience an engine overheating. Many times, there are warning signs of a leak, such as seeing fluid on your driveway or a spray of fluid underneath…

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Don’t Leave Home without Traction

If you're going to be driving in the snow and on the ice, then you need to have a bag of sand, salt, or litter in your car. If you get stuck, then you can pour some on the ground to get some traction and get going again.

Sand's great for traction and litter will work, but it can tend to get messy once it gets wet since it has clay in it. Salt is also a good item to use for traction, but it will dissolve in temperatures above 12 degrees Fahrenheit. Sand will pretty much stay…

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What Should You Expect from Your Differential?

If you're new to vehicle ownership, or you just never had a problem with it in the past, then you might not have heard of a differential. Although it's a lesser-known component of your vehicle than the engine and the wheels, it's just as important.

So what, exactly, is a differential? It's a gearbox that transfers the power from your engine to your wheels. Without the wheel, your car can't move. Without an engine, your car can't move. Similarly, without a differential, your car can't move. If your differential is malfunctioning, you might…

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Where Did the Term "Horsepower" Come From?

Horsepower is a measurement of the relative power of an engine in cars, trucks, tractors and other vehicles that are run by engines. You can find out more about how horsepower affects modern vehicles by contacting the Boucher Nissan of Waukesha team at your convenience.

The history of horsepower is an interesting one. In the 18th century, famous inventor James Watt was looking for a way to attract customers to his steam engine invention. He was observing ponies that were carrying coal at a coal mine, and he calculated that a pony could carry 22,000-foot-pounds per minute. 

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Explore the Differences between All-Wheel and Four-Wheel Drive

Off-road capable vehicles are a very attractive option and are seeing some of their highest popularity ever. With all the different trucks, SUV's and crossover vehicles on the market today, there certainly isn't any shortage of options. But before you decide to buy, you should be aware that some of them are offered with all-wheel drive (AWD), while others are offered in four-wheel drive (4WD). While these sound the same, there are some differences to be aware of.

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Heading Out for Your Upcoming Road Trip

Now that the travel season is again here, it might be time to plan your trip in advance so that you are not stuck and wind up missing the fun with family and friends. Here are a few precautions you can take that will help you to make it safely to your final destination:

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What are You Doing When Your Lease Ends?

You have been leasing a car for so long that you are not sure what you should do when your lease ends. You are not sure how you can best move on when that lease is done, and you are no longer tied to a certain vehicle. At Boucher Nissan of Waukesha are here to help you know your options and figure out what you should do.

You can purchase a car when your lease is finished, and you can choose between used and new cars when doing that. You can own a car and keep it for as long…

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The Danger of Ignoring Dashboard Warnings

When your dashboard warning light comes on, you need to make sure you take care of the problem as soon as possible. Ignoring these lights can be very dangerous. Why put yourself in danger?

If your tire warning light were to come on, you may not think anything of it although, but you should. If this light comes on, it most likely means that at least one of your tires has a pressure that is too low or too high. 

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