Think it might be time for a radiator flush? The experts at AA Auto Tech in Hastings, Minnesota discuss how to determine when it’s time to flush your old coolant.
Will your vehicle require an oil change soon? While oil change shops offer convenience, their technicians simply can’t provide the level of care you can expect from an auto mechanic. Click to read why your local mechanic is the best provider of oil changes for your car.
A/C repair doesn't have to be expensive. Often, recharging and fixing leaks is all that’s needed to restore full cooling power!
Tired of car troubles? Check of these three important maintenance tips to keep your vehicle working great!
Many people are tempted to do their own car repairs in order to save money on the labor costs associated with a real mechanic. While this may work out well for simple repairs, it's not a good idea for major vehicle systems or those related to safety. Mistakes in these areas can lead to engine troubles that leave a person stranded, brakes that don't effectively stop the car, and more. Here are a few reasons a professional car mechanic gets better results:
Probably the most common maintenance stop for any vehicle is an oil change. Depending on the make, model, and age of your vehicle, oil changes may be required fairly frequently in order to keep your vehicle in good working condition. Though, with our busy schedules, it can be hard to make time for an oil change. So what really happens to your car if you do not regularly change the oil?
Driving down the road and something does not sound right. The engine tells the owner a lot through the sounds it makes. Engine repair is rarely cheap. Listening to what a vehicle has to say through the sounds is of great consequence.
Like all other auto parts, the radiator in your vehicle requires maintenance and care to perform as it should for several years. The radiator’s primary function is to keep the engine cool so that it does not overheat.
Now that the temperature is finally warming up a bit, it’s the perfect time to prepare your car for the warm summer months. You can start with a simple air conditioning recharge to boost your air conditioning system. A recharge service consists of connecting your car's AC system to a machine, which vacuums all the old refrigerant and oil from the system, and then refills it to an adequate level.
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.