Most people do not realize how important it is to have your car checked over each year by an auto repair shop. Your car's yearly inspection is not a yearly check-up. Yes, it’s good to know that things are working well on your car. However, an inspection does not involve the following things:


  • Tune Ups

  • AC recharge

  • Oil Change

  • An extensive look at the cars exhaust/muffler system


Nor does it look at several other things that could suddenly go wrong with your car. You leave the inspection believing that your car is in great condition until your brakes start to make a funny noise or your Engine Light/Diagnostics light comes on. Then what? You’re on your way back to the auto repair shop.


You are in luck if you live in Hastings, MN or the surrounding area because AA Auto Tech specializes in the following types of car maintenance and repairs:


  • Tune Ups

  • Engine Repair

  • Engine Light/Diagnostics

  • Engine Replacement

  • Transmission Replacement

  • AC recharge

  • exhaust/muffler

  • Brakes - so you don’t have to look for a Brakes Shop

  • Oil Changes - again no need to hunt down Oil Change Shops

  • Tire repair/replacement


As you can see AA Auto Tech is the only shop you need to go to for all your car’s needs.

What To Expect at Your Car's Yearly Check-Up

You may have to request a few of the items listed below. Each Auto Repair Shop, Brakes shop, and Oil Change Shops do things a little differently. That is why it is best to stick with one auto repair shop because over time they will learn the ins and outs of your car and be able to better service it, knowing it’s history.

Brake System

Having the brake system checked every year, this should prevent any unexpected brake problems because you will be able to have the brake rotors, lining, and drums replaced when they start to wear down. There is no need to take your car to a specialty Brakes Shop for any of this work.

Exhaust System

Have your car’s exhaust/muffler system checked for damaged or broken hangers or supports and leaks. An exhaust leak can be hazardous, and needs to be fixed quickly.

Tune Ups

Your car should have a tune up at least once a year. Not only does it keep your car running smoothly, it’s a great opportunity to have one of the most important parts of your car check over - the engine. If your car has engine trouble you could be looking at an Engine Repair or even worse an Engine Replacement.


Have your tires checked and your car’s check alignment every year to help reduce wear on your tires. Unexpected tire repair/replacement is not something most drivers look forward to dealing with.

Having a yearly check-up for your car, can save you a lot of money, headaches and hassle. So make your appointment with AA Auto Tech today.