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Not a Good Vibe (Driveshaft Failure)

When you feel your vehicle vibrating as you're driving down the road, one cause could be something you may not have ever seen: your driveshaft. It is underneath the vehicle and most drivers don't climb under there to take a look very often. The driveshaft is a cylindrical part that helps conduc... Read More

Protecting Your Vehicle from Theft in Winona, MN

Every car in Winona, MN, is at risk for theft. So it's up to us to make our cars a less appealing target and more of a challenge hopefully sending potential thieves to look elsewhere.The National Insurance Crime Bureau recommends a layered approach to protecting vehicles:Common senseVisible a... Read More

Can Car Scent Keep You Safe on MN Roads?

Here's a travel tip that'll I'll bet you didn't know, and it might keep you safer...The average American commuter in MN spends two and a half hours daily in their vehicle.The government says 100,000 auto accidents yearly are caused by drivers who fall asleep at the wheel. (Aggressive driving is t... Read More

Are There Blind Spots in Winona?

All Winona drivers have blind spots and no, I'm not talking about the fact that you really don't sing like Adele. I mean the areas of the road that you can't see when you're driving around Winona.First let's talk about our own blinds spots, and then we can talk about others...To begin, we can g... Read More

Vive la Differential at Dahl Express Service Center in Winona

There are a lot of drivers in Winona who are due for a differential service, but had never heard of a differential before. With front-wheel drive being so common in MN these days, the differential is just taken care of during a transmission service, so most Winona folks don't even have to think ... Read More

Lease or Buy?

Lease? Or buy? These are the options for Winona drivers. It's always a tough question for auto owners, but here is some info that'll help you make an informed decision.If you buy, you'll pay the full cost of the vehicle, maybe an initial down payment, monthly payments on the balance that pays dow... Read More

For 4x4s (Maintenance of 4x4 Vehicles)

Some people love 4x4 vehicles, the true 4-wheel drive works of engineering like Jeeps and 4x4 pickups that allow you to seemingly go anywhere on the planet. You can climb up a 40-degree rock trail with some planning and skill (always careful to protect the environment, of course), or you can get ... Read More

What Is a Differential and Do You Have One?

With front-wheel drive being so common these days in Winona, MN, the differential is just taken care of during a transmission service, so most Winona drivers don't even have to think about it. And rear-wheel drive differentials don't need to be serviced for years, so it's understandable that it'... Read More

Drive Train Service in Winona at Dahl Express Service Center

The drive train in your vehicle includes all the components that transfer power from the transmission to the wheels. Those components differ depending on what type of vehicle you drive, namely, front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. The preventive maintenance y... 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 and transm... Read More

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