Minnesota winters can be brutal on a vehicle. Plummeting temperatures, snow and ice, and high winds can take their toll. But you don’t have to let winter get the best of your car. AA Auto tech can perform routine maintenance on your vehicle and get it ready for the harsh winter season.
A vehicle’s cooling system is just as vital in the winter as it is in the summer. If your radiator freezes up, then your entire engine could overheat. For this reason, you’ll want to bring your vehicle into our auto center to make sure that your cooling system is working proper condition and that your antifreeze is clean and current.
During the winter months, the temperature dips below the freezing mark. This can be rough on the fluids in your car, particularly the oil. It is important to have the oil in your car changed before the winter months hit. This helps to winterize your car, ensuring it operates properly during the cold months and keeps your engine safe. Here are a few of the reasons why it is important to change your oil before winter.
If you are trying to fit in one last road trip before your kids head back to school, or are planning on sneaking off to enjoy the cooler weather that fall brings, preparing your car for the road trip is important. Often times, a car breaks down on the side of the road due to items that are completely preventable if the proper precautions had been taken. Here at AA Auto Tech, we can quickly, yet thoroughly get your car ready for a road trip, helping to ensure your car doesn't delay or ruin your plans. Here are a few of the ways we can help to get your car ready.
Your car routinely needs oil changes. As such, this is one of the things an auto repair shop frequently does to cars. However, while it may be a service that is done often, it does not mean that you should assume that every mechanic is equipped to change the oil in your car or offers the same services as another one. Here are a few of the things you should look for when selecting an oil change mechanic.
Oil changes are a routine and important part of car maintenance. The oil helps to lubricate your engine and keep it running smoothly. However, over time, that oil becomes dirty thanks to all of the dirt and sludge in an engine. An oil change is needed to remove the dirty oil and replace it with clean oil. Unfortunately though, there are many myths surrounding oil changes, mostly based on older models cars. Here are a few common myths about oil changes and the truth surrounding them.
Is a million mile car possible and how can you get one? New cars are expensive and when you purchase one how long it will last is one of your prime concerns. Years ago, 50,000 miles was " Old" for a car, and 100,000 miles was virtually unheard of. Today these are just milestones for a modern automobile and even 200,000 plus miles can be achieved. Three million miles is even possible, as a retired science teacher from Long Island, New York has discovered reaching that lofty number with his 1966 Volvo P1800. The fact that his car is in the record books is a clue that three million miles is not typical but it does make the point that proper care and maintenance can prolong the life of your automobile significantly.
If $10,000 sounds like a lot to pay for an oil change it is, but that is the potential cost of replacing the engine in some new cars. That is also what could happen if you do not change your engine oil at the specified intervals.
As a car owner, you understand the importance of having routine maintenance projects conducted in order to not just keep it running, but to maintain the most efficient functioning of the vehicle. There is more to maintenance than the occasional tune-up. Maintenance is preventative and holds off the need for a full tune-up as well as putting off the need for major repairs. Although maintenance was once a job you could do on your own or hire a mechanic for, with modern computerized cars what may seem like a simple task requires the services of a professional to properly complete.
Most auto shops will recommend synthetic oil over non-synthetic oil, but what is the difference? Synthetic oil may last longer, but it also costs more. Is it worth it? There's more going on with the difference between synthetic and non-synthetic oil than you might think. In fact, for most vehicles, synthetic oil may be able to vastly improve multiple aspects of performance.
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