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Oil Change Winner – Christian J from Madison, WI

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Every month, our customers have a chance to win free oil changes for a year! To enter, write down your name, address, phone number and e-mail on an entry slip and place it in our round fishbowl located on our Cashier’s desk. At the end of each month, a winner is randomly selected. Winners are contacted by e-mail and have an entire year of free oil changes to look forward to. Next time you are in for a service or passing by, stop in and sign up!

For the month of May, our winner is Christian J. from Madison, WI. Congratulations Christian!

Previous Winners

We would like to congratulate our previous winners from the last 12 months:

May 2016 Peter V. Cambridge, WI
June 2016 Randy K. Sun Prairie, WI
July 2016 Tara U. Madison, WI
August 2016 Randy M. Madison, WI
September 2016 Valerie E. Madison, WI
October 2016 Dale W. Madison, WI
November 2016 David H. Beaver Dam, WI
December 2016 Thomas O. Waunakee, WI
January 2017 Tom P. Sun Prairie, WI
February 2017 Ron B. Madison, WI
March 2017 Danny S. Oconomowoc, WI
April 2017 Ed S. Columbus, WI
May 2017 Christian J Madison, WI

Congratulations once again to our winners! If you would like a chance to win free oil changes for a year, stop by our facility and fill out an entry form. Our Cashier’s desk is located right off our customer lounge.

Please visit our website and our Facebook page for more upcoming events and giveaways!

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Your Summer Car Care Checklist

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The weather is warming, the sun is shining brighter, and you are ready for those hot summer days … is your car?

There are a few car care items you’ll want to check in heading into the summer season. After all, you don’t want your big summer plans to fall through because of car trouble. As always, come by our service center at Wilde East Towne Honda to have our certified technicians have a look!

The Checklist

1. Coolant – Perhaps most importantly, make sure your coolant fluid levels are where they need to be. With the heart of the summer approaching fast, the extreme heat will challenge your vehicle’s cooling system. Make sure your car is prepared – top off fluid levels and have a technician closely inspect the rest of the coolant system for potential leaks and other weaknesses. Check up on other fluids as well – oil, brake, and washer fluids.

2. Tires – Improper tire pressures are a year-round issue, but the result can be much more punishing in summer weather. Consult your vehicle’s manual to find the proper inflation level for your tires. In addition to the tires themselves, be sure to check tire treads for damage or wear. On days with extreme heat, limit your amount of driving, as the hot pavement causes quicker damage and wear when in direct contact with tires on the road.

3. Shading – When possible, limit your vehicle’s direct contact with the sun by parking in shaded areas. The sun’s hot rays can deteriorate a car’s paint. Prolonged exposure can also cause strain on other parts of the car.

4. Cleaning – In general, a thorough post-spring cleaning will help keep your car running smoothly. Remove that winter and spring gunk that tends to get caught in the corners. Keep your vehicle running A++ by cleaning it right at summer’s start.

5. Other – On top of all these checks, be sure to inspect wiper blades, air filter, and exterior surfaces. Is exterior metal equipped with rust preventative? Is your air filter clogged or in need of replacement?

If any of these summer car care items have not been taken care of, your certified technicians at Wilde East Town Honda can help!

Book an appointment with us today!

Photo credit: Karlis Dambrans, Honda CR-V 2007 097 via Flickr Attribution 2.0 (CC BY 2.0)
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Oil Change Winner – Ed S. from Columbus, WI

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Every month, our customers have a chance to win free oil changes for a year! To enter, write down your name, address, phone number and e-mail on an entry slip and place it in our round fishbowl located on our Cashier’s desk. At the end of each month, a winner is randomly selected. Winners are contacted by e-mail and have an entire year of free oil changes to look forward to. Next time you are in for a service or passing by, stop in and sign up!

For the month of April, our winner is Ed S. from Columbus, WI. Congratulation Ed!

Previous Winners

We would like to congratulate our previous winners from the last 12 months:

April 2016 David M. Sun Prairie, WI
May 2016 Peter V. Cambridge, WI
June 2016 Randy K. Sun Prairie, WI
July 2016 Tara U. Madison, WI
August 2016 Randy M. Madison, WI
September 2016 Valerie E. Madison, WI
October 2016 Dale W. Madison, WI
November 2016 David H. Beaver Dam, WI
December 2016 Thomas O. Waunakee, WI
January 2017 Tom P. Sun Prairie, WI
February 2017 Ron B. Madison, WI
March 2017 Danny S. Oconomowoc, WI
April 2017 Ed S. Columbus, WI

Congratulations once again to our winners! If you would like a chance to win free oil changes for a year, stop by our facility and fill out an entry form. Our Cashier’s desk is located right off our customer lounge.

Please visit our website and our Facebook page for more upcoming events and giveaways!

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Employee Spotlight – Rob Dawson

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Every week we will be featuring one of our employees’ in our Employee Spotlight for a chance to get to know them a little better. This week the spotlight is on Rob Dawson. Rob is one of our Express Service Advisors.

The Scoop…

  • Name: Rob Dawson
  • Department: Service
  • Length of time at WETH: 2 years
  • Length of time in the automotive industry: 6 years

My life by demographics…

  • My hometown is Columbus, WI
  • I currently reside in Columbus, WI
  • My family consists of one brother and 4 sisters

Cars, cars, cars-everything cars…

  • My first car was a 2001 Chevrolet Malibu
  • I currently drive a 2011 CR-Z and a 2011 GSX-R
  • While I am driving, I listen to Jazz, Alternative Rock, and House
  • My favorite thing about cars are the amount of culture, pride and diversity they have brought into my life
  • I have owned 4 cars – Chevy Malibu, Infiniti G35x, CR-Z and a 1997 Camaro
  • My favorite vintage car is a 1965 Chevrolet Camaro

A few of my favorite things…

  • My favorite day of the week is Friday, also known as payday
  • My favorite movie is Weekend at Bernie’s
  • My favorite animal is a Callithrix jacchus
  • My favorite band is Fall Out Boy
  • My favorite restaurant is Chipotle
  • My favorite sport is MotoGP
  • My favorite ice cream flavor is Chocolate

What makes me tick…

  • My hobbies include Riding my GSX-R, hiking, swimming and camping
  • If I could have any superpower, it would be time travel
  • My favorite part of working at WETH is the ability to grow and be challenged every day
  • If I could spend the day with one person (deceased or alive) I would choose my grandfather (deceased)
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Oil Change Winner – Danny S. from Oconomowoc, WI

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Every month, our customers have a chance to win free oil changes for a year! To enter, write down your name, address, phone number and e-mail on an entry slip and place it in our round fishbowl located on our Cashier’s desk. At the end of each month, a winner is randomly selected. Winners are contacted by e-mail and have an entire year of free oil changes to look forward to. Next time you are in for a service or passing by, stop in and sign up!

For the month of March, our winner is Danny S. from Oconomowoc, WI. Congratulation Danny!

Previous Winners

We would like to congratulate our previous winners from the last 12 months:

March 2016 Susan G. Sun Prairie, WI
April 2016 David M. Sun Prairie, WI
May 2016 Peter V. Cambridge, WI
June 2016 Randy K. Sun Prairie, WI
July 2016 Tara U. Madison, WI
August 2016 Randy M. Madison, WI
September 2016 Valerie E. Madison, WI
October 2016 Dale W. Madison, WI
November 2016 David H. Beaver Dam, WI
December 2016 Thomas O. Waunakee, WI
January 2017 Tom P. Sun Prairie, WI
February 2017 Ron B. Madison, WI
March 2017 Danny S. Oconomowoc, WI

Congratulations once again to our winners! If you would like a chance to win free oil changes for a year, stop by our facility and fill out an entry form. Our Cashier’s desk is located right off our customer lounge.

Please visit our website and our Facebook page for more upcoming events and giveaways!

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Employee Spotlight – Jim Hergenroether

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The Scoop…

  • Name: Jim Hergenroether
  • Department: Service
  • Length of time at WETH: 1 year
  • Length of time in the automotive industry: 33 years

My life by demographics…

  • My hometown is Stoughton, WI
  • I currently reside in Stoughton, WI
  • My family consists of my wife Susan, 4 adult kids and 7 grandchildren

Cars, cars, cars-everything cars…

  • My first car was a 1963 Pontiac Tempest
  • I currently drive a 2013 Ford Escape
  • While I am driving, I listen to talk radio or silence
  • My favorite thing about cars – evolved from horsepower to heated seats
  • I have owned a Yugo purchased for $1.00
  • My favorite vintage car is 1957 Ford T-Bird

A few of my favorite things…

  • My favorite day of the week is Sunday
  • My favorite movie is Shawshank Redemption
  • My favorite animal is a Mi-Ki named Willie
  • My favorite band is currently – Joe Bonamassa
  • My favorite restaurant is Lombardion’s
  • My favorite sport is football
  • My favorite ice cream flavor is chocolate

What makes me tick…

  • My hobbies include picking my old Martin guitar, hunting, and fishing
  • If I could have any superpower, it would be “Look up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s…”
  • My favorite part of working at WETH is the people
  • If I could spend the day with one person (deceased or alive) I would choose Jesus
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Oil Change Winner – Ron B. from Madison, WI

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Every month, our customers have a chance to win free oil changes for a year! To enter, write down your name, address, phone number and e-mail on an entry slip and place it in our round fishbowl located on our Cashier’s desk. At the end of each month, a winner is randomly selected. Winners are contacted by e-mail and have an entire year of free oil changes to look forward to. Next time you are in for a service or passing by, stop in and sign up!

For the month of January, our winner is Ron B. from Madison, WI. Congratulations Ron!

Previous Winners

We would like to congratulate our previous winners from the last 12 months:

February 2016 Lesa V. Westfield, WI
March 2016 Susan G. Sun Prairie, WI
April 2016 David M. Sun Prairie, WI
May 2016 Peter V. Cambridge, WI
June 2016 Randy K. Sun Prairie, WI
July 2016 Tara U. Madison, WI
August 2016 Randy M. Madison, WI
September 2016 Valerie E. Madison, WI
October 2016 Dale W. Madison, WI
November 2016 David H. Beaver Dam, WI
December 2016 Thomas O. Waunakee, WI
January 2017 Tom P. Sun Prairie, WI
February 2017 Ron B. Madison, WI

Congratulations once again to our winners! If you would like a chance to win free oil changes for a year, stop by our facility and fill out an entry form. Our Cashier’s desk is located right off our customer lounge.

Please visit our website and our Facebook page for more upcoming events and giveaways!

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Tire Maintenance and Safety

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Tire Maintenance and Safety

Safety, it’s a common topic when talking about cars. One of the most overlooked safety features on a car are the tires. Your car tires are the only part of the car that have direct contact with the road. Because of their direct connection with the road, tires are critical to safe driving, they affect your braking, turning, and traction. We recommend visually checking your tires at least once a month for signs of over or under inflation, tread wear or other tire damage such as a puncture.

How to check for over or under tire inflation

During a visual tire inspection, an over inflated tire will look bloated in the tire’s middle section. This creates wear primarily in the center of the tread, with less wear at the tire’s edges. Under-inflated tires have too little air pressure causing the tire’s outer edges to contact the road. This creates wear primarily on both edges of the tire tread, with less wear in the center. Other tire wear may show up on the edge of the tire, this typically occurs when the wheels are out of alignment. If you see tire wear, it’s best to get them checked out! Our friendly Service Advisors at Wilde East Towne Honda are ready to help you and your tire needs. You can schedule an appointment here or stop by during business hours to get your car maintained by professionals.

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Proper Tire Pressure

It’s also a good idea to check the tire pressure using a tire gauge. Often times the tire’s sidewall identifies a maximum cold inflation pressure, but that’s not necessarily the correct pressure to use for your vehicle. To find the correct pressure for your specific vehicle, check your owners manual. In most cases, your owners manual will also give you alternative pressures based on load and/or speed. You can also find a PSI number on the vehicles placard located on in the drier’s side doorjamb. The tire information placard will tell you the vehicle’s weight capacity, the Original Equipment (OE) tire sizes, and the recommended inflation pressures for the tires.

TPMS

Don’t be alarmed if you see your tire pressure light turn on when experiencing a sudden shift in weather. Weather variations are common in Wisconsin, our Service Department usually receives the most inquiries about tire pressure or the tire light (TPMS) being on during spring, fall and winter. Reasons other than weather fluctuation may also be causing your TPMS light to turn on, so it’s important to check your tires. If your TPMS light turns on, don’t panic. You can check your tire pressure and adjust it or your can stop by our Service Center and let our Advisors and Technicians take care of you and your tires for you. You can also read more about TPMS on our blog by clicking here: What Does TPMS Mean?

Click the link if you would like to schedule a Service Appointment. Also, check out our website for great deals and our Facebook page for more articles like this.

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Oil Change Winner – Tom P. from Sun Prairie, WI

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Every month, our customers have a chance to win free oil changes for a year! To enter, write down your name, address, phone number and e-mail on an entry slip and place it in our round fishbowl located on our Cashier’s desk. At the end of each month, a winner is randomly selected. Winners are contacted by e-mail and have an entire year of free oil changes to look forward to. Next time you are in for a service or passing by, stop in and sign up!

For the month of December, our winner is Tom P. from Sun Prairie, WI. Congratulations Tom!

Previous Winners

We would like to congratulate our previous winners from the last 12 months:

January 2016 Francesca F. Madison, WI
February 2016 Lesa V. Westfield, WI
March 2016 Susan G. Sun Prairie, WI
April 2016 David M. Sun Prairie, WI
May 2016 Peter V. Cambridge, WI
June 2016 Randy K. Sun Prairie, WI
July 2016 Tara U. Madison, WI
August 2016 Randy M. Madison, WI
September 2016 Valerie E. Madison, WI
October 2016 Dale W. Madison, WI
November 2016 David H. Beaver Dam, WI
December 2016 Thomas O. Waunakee, WI
January 2017 Tom P. Sun Prairie, WI

Congratulations once again to our winners! If you would like a chance to win free oil changes for a year, stop by our facility and fill out an entry form. Our Cashier’s desk is located right off our customer lounge.

Please visit our website and our Facebook page for more upcoming events and giveaways!

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Employee Spotlight – Jeff Esser

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Every week we will be featuring one of our employee’s in our Employee Spotlight for a chance to get to know them a little better. This week the spotlight is on Jeffery Esser. Jeff is one of our Detailing Porters in our Service Department.

The Scoop…

  • Name: Jeffery T. Esser
  • Department: Service
  • Length of time at WETH: 2 years
  • Length of time in the automotive industry: 10 years

My life by demographics…

  • My hometown is Crossplains, WI
  • I currently reside in Windsor, WI
  • My family consists of me

Cars, cars, cars-everything cars…

  • My first car was a TransAm
  • I currently drive a Toyota Camry
  • While I am driving, I listen to everything
  • My favorite thing about cars are – they are a place of serenity
  • I have owned 37 cars
  • My favorite vintage car is Stutz Blackhawk

A few of my favorite things…

  • My favorite day of the week is the day I don’t have to work
  • My favorite movie is Casino
  • My favorite animal is a Liger
  • My favorite musician is Brantley Gilbert
  • My favorite restaurant is BB Jacks
  • My favorite sport is car racing
  • My favorite ice cream flavor is Blue Moon

What makes me tick…

  • My hobbies include short walks to the kitchen and snowmobiling (when there’s snow)
  • If I could have any superpower, it would be flight
  • My favorite part of working at WETH is working with Joshua Rouse and Mike Spellman
  • If I could spend the day with one person (deceased or alive) I would choose to party with Chris Farley
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