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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you have run over a nail or other type of road debris, you may suddenly have a flat tire. But before you replace the tire, you should check to see if it can be repaired. Many times, if the puncture wound is small and clean, the hole can be repaired and you can avoid the costs associated with having to buy a new tire. There are two ways to repair holes in tires. This includes a patch or a plug. Here is a bit of information about both of these tire repair options and which is better in various situation.
When your brakes are screeching or squealing, you likely need to have your brakes done. Typically when your brakes are done, the pads or shoes are replaced. In some instances, your rotors may also need to be resurfaced or replaced. If it seems like a shop is recommending you resurface or replace your rotors every time the shoes are replaced, you may find yourself wondering if this is normal. Here are a few questions you may have about whether your rotors need to be resurfaced every time your brakes are done.
A muffler is a key component of your car's exhaust system. However, those who are not very familiar with cars may recognize the name of the part, but not really know much about it. If you are trying to learn a little bit more about your car here are a few frequently asked questions you may have about your car's muffler.
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