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Below 45 Degrees in Winona: Consider Winter Tires

Remember snow tires? They were basically just regular tires with big, knobby lugs to get them through deep snow. They were loud and rode hard, and Winona drivers couldn't wait to get them off the car. Then along came television advertisements for “all-season” radials. MN drivers ran out and boug... Read More

TPMS: Tire Pressure Monitoring for Your Winona Vehicle

Winona drivers may know that all 2008 model year and newer cars, mini-vans and light trucks in MN come with a tire pressure monitoring system. Many slightly older vehicles around the Winona area have these systems as well. A tire pressure monitoring system – called TPMS – consists of se... Read More

New School: Automotive Dahl Express Service Center Technician Training

Winona consumers are demanding. We want a safe, reliable vehicle that handles well and is comfortable to ride in. Oh, and we want good fuel economy, too. We also want vehicle repairs that are cheap, fast and easy. Unfortunately, one usually comes at the cost of the other.Today's vehicles have mad... Read More

Drive Train - What You Need to Know in Winona

One Winona automotive service issue that doesn't get much attention is driveline service. Drivelines don't get talked about very much around Winona, but they're very important. First let's define what the driveline is:Taking a small step back, the power plant is comprised of the engine a... Read More

Does My Choice in Oil Affect Change Intervals?

Oil changes are probably the most recognized service on a vehicle. Almost all Winona residents know about them. But do we know enough?Several decades ago, oil changes were fairly standard: every three months or 3,000 miles or 5,000 kilometers. But recent advances in both engine technolo... Read More

Keeping Your Winona Air Fresh When Driving With a Clean Cabin Air Filter

Pop quiz: What is a cabin air filter? A. A filter for your Winona house?B. A fresh, piney scent?C. A filter for the passenger compartment of your car? Clever you, it's C.A cabin air filter cleans the outside air before it comes into the passenger compartment of your vehicle. It filters ... Read More

Easy Miles – Do Winona Driving Conditions Affect Service Intervals?

Have you ever noticed that your vehicle has a schedule in your owner's manual for what is called “severe service” maintenance? Let's define what severe driving conditions aren't: The easiest driving a vehicle experiences is traveling on the interstate for 20 miles (32 kilometers) or mor... Read More

Winona Tire Repair

Most Winona residents have experienced a flat tire. You know it's inconvenient and a pain. Our tires are important. Keeping them in good working order isn't just a big safety issue for Winona drivers – it also has a financial impact. With high MN gas prices, we've all heard about the im... Read More

E-85 Fuel Safety Advice from Dahl Express Service Center

  Today at Dahl Express Service Center we want to talk with you about a very important safety issue. This automotive safety warning is coming from a very unusual source: fire fighting experts. You've probably heard of E-85 gasoline being offered in the Winona area. Some newer vehicle mod... Read More

What to Do After You Buy a Used Vehicle in Winona

So you've bought a used vehicle in the Winona area. Do you know what you're getting? It is hard to know what you're getting because people in the Winona area sell vehicles for different reasons. Think about why you've sold vehicles. Did you just want something new or were there problems... Read More

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