Author: St. Paul Automotive

Tune Ups For Classic Cars

Summer and fall are times of year when we tend to see lovers of classic cars out on the road. With the promise of better weather, classic car owners peel off the canvas covers that keep their prized possessions protected from oxidation and corrosion during the cold weather months and indulge their desire to ride around with the tops down, the windows open, and their minds placed in the nostalgia for a time when engines were bigger, and style dominated design. But, just as those times passed and gave way to new styles, so too is this year’s warmer weather giving way to the inevitable cold rain, punishing sleet, bitter wind, and accumulating snow of the colder months in Minnesota. St. Paul Automotive can help you get your classic car ready to spend the cold months back under the canvas cover in preparation for next year! Continue reading

Transmission Maintenance And Repair

There is no question that automobiles, even those produced by manufacturers that are not known for longevity, last longer and are more reliable than cars made 50-70 years ago. No matter what company manufactures your car, your vehicle is a complex feat of engineering that will require general maintenance over time. Arguably the most important system is the transmission because, without a well-functioning transmission, the power generated by the engine will not reach the wheels. If no power reaches your vehicle’s wheels, your vehicle will not move. St. Paul Automotive is a full-service auto repair shop that offers maintenance and repair of automobile transmissions. Not all auto repairs shops can make you this promise. Continue reading

Mechanics On Your Side

Across St. Paul, MN, there are plenty of auto mechanics that offer their services to the community. The unfortunate news, however, is that not all mechanics are always on your side as a customer. For some auto repair shops, making money is their top priority. While that is obviously an important part of running a business, the truth is that there is no money if there are no clients. That is exactly why at St. Paul Automotive, the happiness of our clients is always our top priority. If you are in need of vehicle maintenance or repairs, count on our experienced mechanics to be on your side and to always have your best interests in mind. Continue reading

Keeping Your Car Safe When You Drive

It may seem too simple to make a statement about the importance of your car or truck’s ability to maintain contact with the road, but the truth is that that importance simply cannot be overstated. The team at St. Paul Automotive can help you stay safe on the road. So, what are the ways in which a car that is being operated in normal and safe ways can lose suitable contact with the road? One of the most common ways is the result of tires with too little tread remaining or tread that has somehow been damaged or compromised. The tread of your vehicle’s tires grips the road, using friction to ensure that it goes where you intend it to go. If your car’s tires no longer have deep enough tread to grip the road, it is more likely that you can find yourself skidding on slick roads or hydroplaning when there is a sheath of water on the road. When your car hydroplanes, it is effectively airborne, which means that steering and stopping become difficult or even impossible. Continue reading

Local Auto Repair Shop Located in St Paul

Are you planning a long road trip this summer? Or, have you put off car maintenance and repair over the last year because of financial concerns or perhaps because you were not driving as much due to the pandemic? Life is finally starting to return to some level of normalcy and the team at St. Paul Automotive is ready to help you get your car in good shape for the road. We offer all types of auto repair for those in and around St. Paul at an affordable price. Our team values relationships with our customers, so you can expect excellent customer service, detailed information about what we find and honest recommendations about what you may need to fix now, and what can safely wait until next time. Continue reading

Common Late Summer Car Trouble

As we look forward to cooler temperatures this fall, there are still plenty of issues that may arise with your vehicle from operating in the heat. Several common car problems tend to accompany the high heat of late summer. Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to try and avoid these issues altogether and cruise into the next season without a sweat! Of course, part of the issue is increased mileage over the summer. After driving hundreds, or even thousands of extra miles for family vacations or other getaways, there is additional wear and tear on the vehicle. Continue reading

Automotive AC Repair By Me

In the thick of July, it’s important to have a properly working AC system in your vehicle. Whether you are in your vehicle all day long or you use it for a quick commute into the city, your air conditioning system is desperately needed this time of year. At St. Paul Automotive, we are a reliable automotive AC repair shop in St. Paul, MN that wants to get you cooled off in the summertime. If your vehicle is having air conditioning issues, it’s time to visit our shop. Continue reading

Most Trusted Local Auto Repair Shop

St. Paul Automotive is an example of a small business that has had a sizable impact on its community. Unfortunately, many small businesses fail within their first year of opening, and a common reason for that failure is that they try to do much too soon. As a result, they extend beyond their capacities and end up as just one more small business statistic. Sadly, many of those businesses had the potential to be important and substantial contributors to the communities they aimed to serve. So, what has allowed St. Paul Automotive to become such a successful and important contributor to its communities? There are many reasons, but the primary one is that we started off focused on a manageable number of auto repair categories and gradually expanded our areas of expertise. Continue reading

Importance Of Regular Brake Maintenance And Repairs

Your vehicle’s brakes are one of the most important components of your vehicle. We tend to think of our vehicles as the vessels that transport us from one place to another, and the term ‘transport’ communicates movement. Movement is an essential quality of automobiles, of course, but stopping that movement safely and where and when you need to is also essential. St. Paul Automotive offers brake services to drivers in Minnesota. Continue reading

Locally Owned Vehicle Maintenance And Repair Shop

Looking to find a vehicle maintenance & repair shop in the St. Paul, MN area that isn’t part of one of the big chains? At St. Paul Automotive, we are proud to be the preferred locally Owned vehicle maintenance & repair shop for countless individuals in the area. Thanks to our experience and focus on our customers, we’ve proudly been serving this area since 1980. No matter the age, brand or model of your vehicle, we’ve got you covered from start to finish. Continue reading