2916 Minnesota Avenue, Stevens Point, WI 54481

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FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

D&D Automotive Services Expertise

Q. How often should I rotate my tires?

Every 6,000 miles or every other oil change.

Q. Is it really necessary to replace my timing belt at the recommended interval?

YES. The failure of a timing belt in many cars can result in major engine damage. The cost of repairing an engine with a broken timing belt is much greater than the cost of a timing belt replacement.

Q. What does it mean if my “check engine” or “service engine soon” light comes on?

There are many sensors and computerized components that manage your vehicle’s engine performance and emissions. When one of these fails, the “check engine” light is illuminated. Although your car may seem to run fine, it is important to have the issue addressed to prevent long-term problems.

Q. What should I do if my car starts to overheat?

This is a very serious problem – if your car overheats for too long, you can damage your engine. As soon as possible, find a safe place to pull off the road and shut the engine off! Do not attempt to check the fluid level in the radiator as it can burn you. The best thing to do is have your car towed to D & D Automotive.

Q. When should I get my oil changed?

You should get your oil changed every 5,000 miles or as recommended in your vehicle’s owner’s manual.

Q. How to make sure my car battery has a good electrical connection?

Battery cables and terminals should inspected at every oil change service and cleaned and sealed whenever necessary to make sure they provide a good electrical connection.

Q. What is synthetic motor oil?

Synthetic motor oils can be a good choice for high output, turbocharged or supercharged engines, vehicles that are used for towing (especially during hot weather), or vehicles that are operated in extremely cold or hot climates. Synthetic motor oils, though more expensive than mineral-based motor oils, can improve fuel economy and provide longer intervals between changes.

Q. When should I replace my car’s fuel filter?

To help ensure dependable, trouble-free performance, replace your car’s fuel filter approximately every 20,000 miles or once a year.

Q. When should I change my spark plugs?

They should be changed when the spark plug’s gap exceeds the manufacturer’s specification or as recommended in the vehicle’s owner’s manual.

Q. I need to replace a burned out fuse, what should I do?

Always replace burned-out fuses with ones of the same amperage (printed on the fuse) and note that if a fuse continues to “blow,” you should have the circuit checked professionally by one of our technicians for shorts.