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


Make Your Auto Care A Priority This Year

Another new year has begun, and it’s time to consider your New Year’s resolutions. There are all kinds of resolutions but what about your car? Have you ever made any resolutions regarding your car? You can keep your current vehicle looking and driving like new if you make and keep a few car-care resolutions this year. Continue reading


Reputable Family-Owned Auto Repair Shop in St. Paul

It is amazing to think about all the products that we buy that have a short life expectancy and with built-in obsolescence. When we buy a new laptop or desktop computer, we now understand that the machine is likely to work efficiently for three, four, or maybe five years. The same is true of cell phones, which seem even more time limited. The speed that technology advances may explain some of that phenomenon, but not all of it. We at St. Paul Automotive are fortunate to work in an industry where the product–automobiles–are still built to last. Continue reading


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