Winter Vehicle Maintenance

Winter is upon us, and that means snow, wind, hail, icy roads, frosted windshields, rock salt… you name it. Winter is the worst time of year for cars, especially in Minnesota, where winter storms can wreak havoc on just about anything in sight. The good news is that there are ways to protect your vehicle (at least from the effects of the freezing cold). At St. Paul Automotive, we want to make sure you’re prepared this winter, and that’s why we recommend working with our winter vehicle maintenance experts to find out how your car can be better ready for winter. Continue reading


Importance Of Having Your Brakes Serviced

If it has been a while since you last had the brakes in your car or truck checked and/or serviced, it may be time for you to slow down, come to a stop, and consider getting them looked at by the team at St. Paul Automotive. Sorry, we did not mean to pad this information with bad puns but given how important your brakes are to your overall driving safety, we figured it was time to get your attention with some truths about your brakes. Continue reading


Comprehensive Auto Repair In St. Paul

St. Paul Automotive sets itself apart from other auto repair shops in the St. Paul area by providing excellent service in a huge range of auto repair categories. From predictable and standard maintenance to more complex repairs with mysterious causes, St. Paul Automotive is a local repair shop that people can trust. Our approach to auto maintenance is based on a deep respect for our customers, the knowledge that we are all reliant on our vehicles to keep our lives moving, and on a philosophy of keeping current with technology and charging fair and reasonable prices. Continue reading


Timely Suspension And Alignment Repair

With the cold weather months almost here, most Minnesota drivers begin to prepare for the beating their vehicles take on the winter worn roads of our beloved state. It is not without good reason that we think this way. The swings of temperature cause the road surfaces we drive on to expand and contract. Whether the road is constructed of tarmac or concrete, neither has enough elasticity to remain smooth. When the road surface is exposed to extreme temperatures, expansion and contraction can lead to cracks, and cracks can lead to small holes, and small holes only become bigger holes. Then when snow, freezing rain, ice, and sleet are added to the mix, the speed with which tiny cracks become large potholes only increases. Bad roads can result in vehicle suspension and alignment issues. Continue reading


Importance Of Radiator Maintenance And Repair

It makes sense that extremes in weather can place increased demands on your car or truck. As the weather gets colder, you will use your heater and defroster more frequently, but as important as those features are to your comfort as a driver or passenger, they do not have much to do with the primary functioning of your car or truck. Your vehicle’s radiator, however, does. Your radiator is pushed, sometimes to its limits, during the extremes of weather. St. Paul Automotive provides radiator maintenance and repair to car and truck owners in Minnesota. Continue reading


Heating And AC Car Repair In St Paul

There are two times of the year when vehicle owners are concerned about their climate control systems: before the weather gets hot and, especially in Minnesota, when the weather begins to get cold. Of course, that makes sense. When the temperatures are very hot or very cold, we need to know that the time we spend in our cars and trucks will be as comfortable as possible. St. Paul Automotive’s staff has decades of collective experience and expertise in every area of vehicle maintenance, including diagnosis and repair of your car’s heating and air conditioning systems. Continue reading


Vehicle Emission Work

Most auto repair shops market themselves as being “full service” shops, but few have the track record to back up that kind of claim. St. Paul Automotive is different. We can back up every claim we make about our depth of knowledge of old vehicles and new vehicles, foreign vehicles and domestic vehicles, gas powered engines and hybrid engines. We can help you with diagnostics, repairs and preventative maintenance. Continue reading


Exhaust System And Muffler Repair In St Paul

There are many different reasons to ensure that your vehicle’s muffler and exhaust systems are in good working order. Of course, we do have only this one planet to live on, so we should all do our part to keep it clean and healthy, and good muffler and exhaust maintenance is important to that. A muffler that is not working correctly does not push exhaust away from your vehicle which can cause a loud sound and can even cause your vehicle to overheat. St. Paul Automotive offers as one of our specialties expertise in muffler repair and replacement and exhaust system maintenance, so if you have any concerns, we can help you. Continue reading


Fixing A Flat Tire

It is a common experience for our team at St. Paul Automotive to speak with a customer who asks if we are able to fix a flat tire for them. Their stories vary from having driven over debris in the roadway that caused them to know right away that they were going to have a flat tire to finding a screw or a nail in the tread but having no idea when it happened or how it got there. St. Paul Automotive has heard just about every story about how a flat tire occurred, and if the puncture that caused the flat is fixable, St. Paul Automotive will be able to complete the job. Continue reading


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