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Your Vehicle Is NOT Maintenance Free, Winona Car Owners

A generation ago, Winona drivers seemed to be more inclined to keep their vehicle's preventive maintenance on schedule. One reason for this may be that vehicles back then were a lot less reliable than they are today. Taking your vehicle in to your Winona shop every year or two for repairs seemed... Read More

Keeping Your Car Young in Winona

As Winona consumers, we live in a disposable society. It's amazing all the stuff we throw away.New stuff comes out so fast in MN, and much of it is fairly cheap, so we just toss the old and move on. It seems like when we were kids our parents were real sticklers about taking care of our stuff - e... Read More

Why a Trip Inspection Is a Good Idea

At Dahl Express Service Center we get a lot of Winona drivers asking about vehicle trip preparation. That's a big deal. You could be driving through mountains and deserts in some pretty lonely areas around MN, so it's important to know that the vehicle is up to the task and won't leave you stran... Read More

Clean Air for Your Engine: Engine Air Filters In Winona

Every Winona car owner who has taken their car in for an oil change has been told that their engine air filter's dirty. Here's what goes into the determination of when to change the filter: First, your vehicle owner's manual will have a recommendation of when the filter should be replaced.So be... Read More

Looking Down the Road - Headlamps

If you've ever been driving around Winona and had a headlamp go out, you've probably just wanted to replace the bad bulb. If your car uses halogen headlamps, they dim over time. So if you just put in one, they won't have the same brightness, which can be distracting and will affect your field of ... Read More

Maintenance on My Mind

Ask any Winona man or woman if they've taken their vehicle in for preventive maintenance lately, and the answer may well be no. Surveys indicate that over 80% of vehicles on the road today are in need of some kind of repair or maintenance. Now, ask that same person why he hasn't taken his car in ... Read More

Dahl Express Service Center and the Maintenance Mindset

When it comes to their vehicles, some Winona residents don't have a maintenance mindset. They know they need to take care of their cars, but it just seems really hard to get them to remember to do it. Winona drivers generally accept that many things in life require regular maintenance but just m... Read More

Gas Savings in Winona: Sharpen Your Pencil

High gas prices in Winona increase the cost of living for MN drivers. You've probably budgeted a certain amount for vehicle related expenses. Increased fuel costs now consume a larger portion of our incomes, causing some Winona vehicle owners to skimp in other areas like scheduled maintenance.A... Read More

Maintenance for High Mileage Vehicles in Winona, MN

The median age for cars in the Winona, MN area was over nine years. And two-thirds had over 75,000 miles. At Dahl Express Service Center we hear reports that those numbers continue to rise.If you have a high-mileage vehicle in the Winona area, bring it into Dahl Express Service Center for high-m... Read More

Training Received by Technicians in Winona, MN

When your vehicle breaks down in the Winona, MN, area, or just needs some routine service, it can make you a little nervous. Because your vehicle's so important to your life, you need to be back on the road as soon as possible with the problem fixed right the first time.We've been checking into... Read More

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