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    Midwest Engine Service

    3712 Milwaukee St
    Madison, WI 53714
    608-244-9040
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  • Vehicle tips

    • According to recent studies, 5 percent of all motor vehicle fatalities are clearly caused by automobile maintenance neglect.
    • The cooling system should be completely flushed and refilled about every 24 months. The level, condition, and concentration of coolant should be checked. (A 50/50 mix of anti-freeze and water is usually recommended.)
    • Never remove the radiator cap until the engine has thoroughly cooled. The tightness and condition of drive belts, clamps and hoses should be checked by a pro.
    • Change your oil and oil filter as specified in your manual, or more often (every 3,000 miles) if you make frequent short jaunts, extended trips with lots of luggage or tow a trailer.
    • Replace other filters (air, fuel, PCV, etc.) as recommended, or more often in dusty conditions. Get engine drivability problems (hard stops, rough idling, stalling, diminished power, etc.) corrected at a good shop.
    • A dirty windshield causes eye fatigue and can pose a safety hazard. Replace worn blades and get plenty of windshield washer solvent.
    • Have your tires rotated about every 5,000 miles. Check tire pressures once a month; let the tires cool down first. Don't forget your spare and be sure your jack is in good condition.
    • Check your owner's manual to find out what fuel octane rating your car's engine needs then buy it.
    • Keep your tires inflated to the proper levels. Under-inflated tires make it harder for your car to move down the road, which means your engine uses more fuel to maintain speed.
    • Lighten the load. Heavier vehicles use more fuel, so clean out unnecessary weight in the passenger compartment or trunk before you hit the road.
    • Use the A/C sparingly. The air conditioner puts extra load on the engine forcing more fuel to be used.
    • Keep your windows closed. Wide-open windows, especially at highway speeds, increase aerodynamic drag and the result is up to a 10% decrease in fuel economy.
    • Avoid long idling. If you anticipate being stopped for more than one minute, shut off the car. Contrary to popular belief, restarting the car uses less fuel than letting it idle.
    • Stay within posted speed limits. The faster you drive, the more fuel you use. For example, driving at 65 miles per hour (mph) rather than 55 mph, increases fuel consumption by 20 percent.
    • Use cruise control. Using cruise control on highway trips can help you maintain a constant speed and, in most cases, reduce your fuel consumption.
    • Keep your engine tuned. A fouled spark plug or plugged/restricted fuel injector can reduce fuel efficiency as much as 30 percent.
    • Inspect the engine's belts regularly. Look for cracks or missing sections or segments. Worn belts will affect the engine performance.
    • Have the fuel filter changed every 10,000 miles to prevent rust, dirt and other impurities from entering the fuel system.
    • Change the transmission fluid and filter every 15,000 to 18,000 miles. This will protect the precision-crafted components of the transmission/transaxle.
    • Inspect the suspension system regularly. This will extend the life of the vehicle's tires.

who we are


Midwest Engine Service is a full-service auto repair and preventive maintenance center. We have been performing our high quality and guaranteed auto repairs in the Madison area since 1989. We are conveniently located and qualified to repair and service all domestic and imported cars, trucks, and SUVs. We only use parts that are equal to or exceed the standards of those parts originally used by the manufacturers. We are definitely the cost-effective alternative to car dealership servicing for all scheduled maintenance of your personal or company auto, pickup or truck. Regardless of where it was built, we will service your car or truck and still maintain the manufacturer's warranty.


Our Pledge

We believe in placing you, the customer, first. At Midwest Engine, we offer you unmarked loaner cars to use while we work on your car, because having your vehicle repaired shouldn't be an inconvenience for you - and you shouldn't have to act as our billboard.

At Midwest Engine, we promise to:

  • Provide top quality repair and service for your vehicle
  • Give you an honest, accurate assessment of your vehicle
  • Never surprise you with hidden or unexpected fees, such as environmental costs and disposal fees
  • Place your needs first

We also conduct a Courtesy Vehicle Inspection each time you bring your vehicle in to catch any unnoticed or potential problems with your car. What's more, all our work is guaranteed! Our auto repair technicians and machinists are ASE certified, with about 60 years collective experience.

Midwest Engine Service is independently owned and operated. We pride ourselves on getting the services or repairs on your auto right the first time by our highly qualified service technicians. So drop your auto, SUV, or truck off today and allow us to provide you with excellent service. We look forward to servicing your vehicle.

Experience the advantages that our independently owned service center offers you.

    Midwest Engine Service

    3712 Milwaukee St
    Madison, WI 53714

    Mon
    Tues
    Wed
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    Fri
    Sat
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    8:00AM - 6:00PM
    8:00AM - 6:00PM
    8:00AM - 6:00PM
    8:00AM - 6:00PM
    8:00AM - 6:00PM
    9:00AM - 3:00PM
    Closed

    ASSOCIATIONS

    • ACDelco
    • AERA (Automotive Engine Rebuilders Association)
    • BBB Accredited Business
    • IATN (International Automotive Technicians' Network)
    • ASE (Automotive Service Excellence)
    • Greaater Madison Chamber of Commerce
    • Engine Power Council
    • Parts Depot - BTB - IPS
    • AutoWares
    • Car Care Aware

    Testimonials

    • To all of you -a BIG- thank you for all the time and effort you put into my car! I don't really know all the things you do but its much better now. The steering is better, the breaks feel better, and in general it just feels better to drive!
      -Phyllis Farber

    • Dear Wayne, Thank you for your note regarding my Audi TT alignment mishap and for being so noble as to stand behind the work done at Midwest Engine. I'm sure it is difficult at times, when trying to run a business well, to negotiate mishaps, both with customers and your staff, and I appreciate that your rose to the occasion and did the right thing by me, even as a cost to you.
      -Steven J


    • Thanks for the fast service and getting me in right away.
      -Teena Marey


    • You not only delivered what you said you were going to in the time you quoted, you went out of your way to fix two additional items for us, offered us a rental car and came in with a fair price.
      -Sandy M.


    • After (3) days of boating, Sat, Sun. & Mon. Eve, I'm certain you did not put the right engine back!! It is not the same. It is running far better than I could wish. Thanks for making my old boat new again.
      -Keith G., 1986 Sea Ray 230 HP 305 Chevy Engine


    • Just a big thank you for your excellent service, and for the times where I thought I was facing many $100's of dollars in repair costs that turned into only a fraction of cost because of your honesty. It's greatly appreciated to have an honest business that I can count on for my auto maintenance! Thank you!
      -Tammy B.


    • We want to thank you for the assistance you provided us on Saturday December 30th. We needed to get back to Michigan and even though you were closed you helped us out. We never would have made it home without you! Thank you.
      -Mike and Mary Beth K.


    • Thanks for all your hard work & effort you put into fixing my car. You went the extra mile to figure out what was exactly wrong, that's what makes you all special! The car runs great! Thanks again.
      -Sheryl


    • Thank you for the great job you did on our vehicle and your customer service was outstanding! You quoted us a very fair price and then went above and beyond what was expected to make sure our vehicle was in great running condition. We also appreciated the loaner vehicle that kept us mobile while our vehicle was being worked on. We appreciate all the hard work you have done and we have highly recommend to you family and friends!
      -Sean & Heidi

    • Tom, Collin, and the rest of the crew at Midwest Engine. Thank you so much for the great service my wife and I received at your service center! Your were very courteous and the word done exceeded our expectations. P.S. - There is nothing better than to get the work needed done right the first time!
      -Gerold and Sue Dunn


    • To staff, thanks for fixing my Mazda van on December 30th and mailing my phone I left in your loaner car. It hasn't arrived yet but mail service in Canada is slow. I wish you all a great new year.
      -Audrey Maracle