Category Archives: Vehicle Service

a line shot of a set of summer vehicle tires and their tread patterns

Switch from Winter to Summer Tires in Kenosha, WI

Summer is on its way with hot roads, humid air, and plenty of glaring sunlight. That means it’s time to install summer tires on your vehicle. Do you currently have winter or all-season tires on your ride? Need to buy a new set of summer tires or have some in storage? No matter your situation, we can help you with all of your summer tire needs here at the Palmen Motors dealership in Kenosha, Wisconsin!

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a white car parked inside a modern home garage near windows and a workshop bench

How Long Can a Vehicle Sit Without Being Driven?

Unused Vehicles Auto Service Care and Prevention

Depending on your job, lifestyle, and living situation, you might not be driving very often during this period of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), self-isolation, and social distancing. So, what happens to your vehicle if you let it sit for weeks and months on end? It is safe to leave your car like that? Will there be any damage to your vehicle for letting it sit, unused? 

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an auto mechanic in a blue jumpsuit fixing a tire on a lifted car in an auto service shop

What’s Considered an Essential Business in Milwaukee, WI?

During the Stay At Home order provided to Wisconsin residents, businesses that are deemed Nonessential are being forced to temporarily suspend operations for public safety and to decrease the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). However, that still leaves those classified as Essential Businesses. What are considered Essential Businesses in the city of Milwaukee and the state of Wisconsin? 

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What do dashboard lights mean?

What do the dashboard lights in my car mean?

What do car dashboard lights mean?

When any of the dashboard lights in your car turn on, it probably leads you to feel concerned and frustrated, especially if you don’t know what the icon that is lit up means. While it can depend on your vehicle’s make and model, for the most part the icons have the same general meaning across the board. Let’s take a closer look at what some of these specific icons mean! Read the rest of this entry >>

Vehicle Maintenance Checklist at 50K miles

50,000 Miles Vehicle Maintenance Checklist

Keeping your vehicle in great shape requires more than seeing an expert when things start to fall apart. Instead, you’ll want to ensure that you’re having things inspected, repaired and replaced regularly throughout the life of the vehicle. One of the first milestones in the life of a vehicle is the 50,000 mile mark. Once your vehicle has been driven for 50,000 miles, it’s best to have a thorough inspection of the exhaust, suspension, fuel system and tires. Check out the 50,000 mile maintenance checklist here:  Read the rest of this entry >>

Five Warning Signs for a Dying Alternator

We all know that our car has a battery, and that our engine uses it. We also know we have to fill up the gas tank to get our car moving, and get where we need to go. But other than the engine, battery and gas tank, many of us aren’t aware of very many specific parts our cars need to get out on the road every day. If you think you might have an issue with your alternator, or aren’t even sure what the warning signs are, we are here to help. Check out these five warning signs for a dying alternator.   Read the rest of this entry >>

Summer Service Center Checklist Kenosha WI

Cold Wisconsin winters take a toll on our vehicles. From the slippery roads to the constantly changing temperatures, winter is a tough time for cars on the road. Luckily, we get a break from the harsh driving conditions of winter, and at Palmen Motors, you get a break from the full-price maintenance too! We offer free online coupons for our service center, and if you keep reading, you’ll find a summer service center checklist that’ll help you get your car in shape!  Read the rest of this entry >>

palmen motors vehicles on sale september 2015

Tag and Tent Clearance Event at Palmen Motors

Palmen Motors Inventory on Sale Through September

If you are in the market for a new vehicle for a great price, then Palmen Motors of Kenosha is the perfect place to stop! This month and through September all of the 2015 model year vehicles are sale priced and ready to be driven home. Whether you are looking for your next adventure-mobile, or a minivan to drive the kids to soccer practice, we’ve got a vehicle and a great price for you. Read the rest of this entry >>