Author: St. Paul Automotive

Getting Your Vehicle’s AC Checked In The Springtime

You may not have used your vehicle’s air conditioning system all winter, now is the time to get it checked out before you need it in summer. Don’t wait till the 90-degree weather rolls in, because when it does and you have no AC, it’s going to be a long, sweaty, miserable commute. Taking care of AC maintenance in spring will allow you to avoid frustration, and in the end, will save you money. Continue reading

Local Auto Shop That Completes Wide Variety Of Auto Repairs

St. Paul Automotive has been a staple in the St. Paul community for a long time, and during that time we have built the kind of reputation that every auto repair shop wants. We are known by our customers to be experts in the field of auto repair who treat our customers with honesty. We always seek the least expensive and least disruptive solutions to the problems that our customers are experiencing with their vehicles. The expertise we have worked so hard to establish is matched with our trustworthiness, and we believe this is why we have such great loyalty from our customers. Continue reading

High Performance Upgrade Techs Available In St Paul

When you are passionate about your ride, performing upgrades on it is an easy way to keep it looking and feeling new forever. Instead of spending thousands on a new vehicle, choosing to upgrade the specs on your current car or truck lets you enjoy your favorite ride for longer. To get the most out of your vehicle’s engine with performance parts however, they need to be the right fit and installed properly. There are many high-performance parts out there capable of increasing horsepower and helping your engine reach its full potential. Continue reading

Understanding The Different Engine Oil Types In Vehicles

If you’ve ever gone to your local auto parts store and walked down the motor oil aisle, you’ve probably been overwhelmed by the number of different choices you have. There are different brands, different quantities, different weights, and even different types of oil. Perhaps you’ve taken your car in for service and been asked what type of oil you’d prefer and perhaps given several choices? How in the world could you possibly know which one is right for you? What type of oil to purchase is important when selecting new oil, as it could have a significant impact on your engine’s health. Continue reading

Ensure Your Tires Are Ready For April Showers

We’ve all heard the old saying, “April showers bring May flowers,” but the reality is, that with all the rain showers expected during the storm season, it’s a great time to think about the condition of your tires. It’s also worth noting that April is officially “National Car Care Month.” Coincidence? Perhaps. Many residents in Minnesota and the Upper Midwest are certainly glad to have the winter months closing out and we’re ready for the Spring, but is your car ready? The weather that we’ve all come to know, and love, is never kind to our vehicles, and harsh Minnesota storms can only be driven through in a reliable vehicle with tires that have what it takes to challenge the storms. Continue reading

Tire Repair And Replacement In St Paul Minnesota

It has happened to most of us. We’re on our way to school or work, and we hear that dreaded sound of a flat tire or a blowout. Some sort of debris in the road has left you with a damaged tire and an immobile vehicle. This situation always brings on frustration. Now you must deal with getting your car to a tire repair shop. The tire must be properly assessed to perform the necessary repair or replacement service. Depending on where the puncture is located and the severity of the damage, the tire will either only need a simple repair or be replaced. Continue reading

Importance Of Regular Engine Tune-Ups

Your car is a major investment and your car’s engine performs a critically important function. The engine converts the gasoline you put in your tank into motion (by burning the gasoline) so that your car can move. Keeping your engine functioning properly is important if you want your car to last. St. Paul Automotive is a local auto shop that does engine repair work as well as regular engine tune-ups for automobile owners all over the area. Continue reading

Transmission Fluid Servicing

Many people are aware of the importance of changing motor oil but are unsure about transmission fluid. Over time, transmission fluid will break down and become contaminated with particles and debris. While transmission fluid doesn’t need to be changed as frequently as your motor oil, for example, it’s important to keep a close eye on it and check it regularly. Continue reading

Radiator Coolant Services In St Paul

There are many critical parts that keep your vehicle running smoothly and reliably. Chief among them is your engine cooling system. This ensures your engine doesn’t run too hot, leading to catastrophic damage… or too cold, meaning no heat for you inside the car. Having a radiator coolant flush is one preventive maintenance service that is critical to the radiator, hoses, the water pump, and the coolant passages in the engine block. Continue reading

The Importance Of Four-Wheel Alignment

Getting your wheels properly aligned can save you money, enhance handling, and make your vehicle safer and faster. Four-wheel alignment is pretty much what it sounds like – making sure all four wheels are pointed in the right direction. Your car comes with a specific factory set-up and specifications. Overtime, accidents, normal wear, and tear, as well as road conditions, including potholes and curbs, can take their toll on your car’s steering and suspension system, and disrupt the alignment settings. Continue reading