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From the category archives: AA Auto Tech Blog

Auto Repair

The Anatomy of Vehicle Brakes

We rely on our cars day in and day out to get us to work or school. Trusting that our vehicles are in good working order not only provides safety for ourselves and loved ones, but gives us a sense of security knowing our vehicle is reliable. A good braking system is pivotal to owning a safe car. Below, we examine the different types of braking systems and the inner components to each.

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You Car’s Strange Noises Explained

Cars make many noises as you’re driving down the road. While some of the sounds are perfectly normal, others should warn you that there is something wrong. A trained AA Auto Tech car mechanic can identify any weird noises in your car and tell what is wrong with it.

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4 Signs Your Engine Needs to be Replaced

Without proper care and maintenance, your car’s engine will deteriorate quickly. If you add a lot of miles to your car throughout the week, the engine will die even faster. All of that wear and tear will add up over time and bring the engine to a quick death. When the engine reaches this point, we may need to replace it with a new engine.

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What Are Your Dash Lights Telling You?

If you feel like your car’s dashboard looks like a commercial jet operating panel, you’re not alone. Many of the drivers that come into our oil change shop or service center complain that a vehicle warning indicator is on, but have no idea what it means. Although it is possible that a warning light could be triggered accidentally (we need to reset the computer), it usually says that there is a necessary auto repair such as an engine replacement or a tire repair. Below is a quick rundown of all the warning indicator lights on your dashboard and what they mean. If any of these lights come on and stay on, you should bring your car to AA Auto Tech so that a car mechanic can look at it.

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Is it Time for a New Transmission?

A transmission is as integral to a vehicle’s operation as the motor itself. What happens when your transmission goes out? Your vehicle doesn’t move. Signs of a worn out or damaged transmission begin to show long before it ultimately fails. If you notice these signs, you should bring our car into AA Auto car mechanic so that can inspect the transmission and make the necessary transmission repairs. Below are five symptoms that should alert you.

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What is the Difference Between Struts and Shocks

Your vehicle’s entire suspensions system is designed to lessen the impact of road conditions. Part of the system includes shocks and struts. Although you’ve probably heard these terms when visiting an AA Auto Tech mechanic, you may not know the difference.

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What is Factory-Recommended Maintenance?

Factory Recommended maintenance extends the life of your vehicle while saving you hundreds of dollars in needles car repairs. By allowing AA Auto Tech mechanics to work on your cars according to factory specifications, we can ensure that we are putting the right parts on your vehicle to optimize its performance.

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Have Your Shocks Gone Bad? 4 Ways to Tell

The shock absorbers on your automobile are not just for a smooth ride. They also contribute to the primary control of your vehicle with effective steering and braking. Shocks have a lifespan of 50,000 miles, depending on road conditions. AA Auto Tech in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota have trained car mechanics and maintenance services to keep your suspension in working order. Here are 4 simple ways to tell that your shocks have gone bad:

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Why You Should Choose a Local Car Mechanic

Before you take your vehicle to a corporate car repair chain, you should consider using a local car mechanic first. AA Auto Tech specializes in a wide range of auto repair services for car owners in the Twin Cities. We meet or exceed all industry standards for car repair and provide a higher level of personalized customer service for our clients. Below are five reasons you should choose local service stations over the national competition.

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4 Signs Your Engine Needs to be Replaced

Without proper care and maintenance, your car’s engine will deteriorate quickly. If you add a lot of miles to your car throughout the week, the engine will die even faster. All of that wear and tire will add up over time and bring the engine to a quick death. When the engine reaches this point, we may need to replace it with a new engine. A dying engine will often give you signs that it’s on its way out. Below are some of the most common symptoms.

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