Auto Repair

How do potholes damage your car?

We all hit potholes every so often. With the harsh winter we just went through, there are bound to be potholes scattered about your normal routes throughout Minnesota. The reality is that potholes can do some serious damage to your car, so if you’ve hit one too many, feel free to come by St. Paul Automotive so that we can check out your tires and suspension to ensure everything is still working properly. Continue reading

Can You Drive a Car With an Oil Leak?

Unfortunately, we all don’t have gobs of money lying around when our car begins to give us trouble. If your car is beginning to show major signs of trouble such as an oil leak, you’re likely thinking it’s finally time to start looking for a new vehicle. While this could be the case, there could be a scenario where your car could be repaired as well. At St Paul Automotive, we offer all types of auto repair service and would be happy to take a look at your oil leak to determine if it’s something that could easily be fixed or if repairing the problem wouldn’t be a wise financial move on your part. Continue reading

Tips for Saving Money on Car Repairs

Are you struggling to find an honest and reasonably priced mechanic? If so, you’re in luck thanks to St. Paul Automotive. We’ve been providing auto repair in St. Paul and the surrounding areas since 1980. This level of experience allows us to be your trusted auto repair shop in the area. Continue reading

Alternator Replacement St. Paul MN

When your vehicle’s alternator fails, it can be difficult for some mechanics to identify and diagnose the problem. Unfortunately, because the alternator is just one component of your vehicle’s electrical system, it’s only one piece of the electrical puzzle that could be to blame when something in your electrical system goes wrong. Whether it’s your lights, your battery, your radio, your windshield wipers, or any other electronic mechanism in your car, if it’s failing, it could be caused by a failing alternator. If you think your alternator needs replacing, come have your vehicle inspected by the mechanics at St. Paul Automotive. Servicing the St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota, area for more than 35 years, our mechanics have enough experience to find the problem with your alternator the first time. Continue reading

Warped Rotor Replacement

Have you been told that you need new rotors on your vehicle? If a rotor becomes warped it can result in diminished brake performance when the brake pads clamp onto a damaged rotor or disk. Though you probably won’t be able to see rotor warpage, you will probably be able to feel it. Brakes are one of the most important safety features on any car, truck, van or SUV. Bring your vehicle in to St. Paul Automotive if you notice a vibration or shutter when pressing on the brake pedal. Our mechanics can provide you with a comprehensive brake inspection to determine whether or not the rotor is warped and in need of replacement by one of our reliable auto mechanics. Continue reading

ASE Certified Auto Mechanic St. Paul, MN

Get ready to step into an auto repair and maintenance shop that treats you like family. St. Paul Automotive welcomes customers with an open mind, commitment to providing the highest quality car care and free WiFi while you wait. What could be better than that? Perhaps its having a trusted car mechanic that is ASE Certified, loves cars and has more than 35 years in the automotive repair business. Scott and his team actually have more than 90 years of combined experience working on cars, trucks and SUVs. There is a very large number of older cars being driven on Minnesota roads every single day. Each vehicle that is serviced at St. Paul Automotive is treated with great care because we know that a family is relying on that car to get them from point A to point B safely no matter what. Continue reading

My Tires Are Wearing Uneven?

If you have noticed that your tires are wearing unevenly, it may be time to bring your vehicle in for service. The problem could be as simple as uneven air pressure, which is an easy fix. Or it could be a more serious alignment issue, which is also usually a simple fix, but more complicated than adding or letting out air from your tires. Uneven tire wear is not just a future financial concern. If left unchecked, uneven tire wear can lead to a blow-out, which can place you and your family in real danger. St. Paul Automotive does not want our customers getting into car accidents at any time, but especially one that we could have helped you avoid by checking your tires and fixing the problem. Continue reading

My Steering Wheel Pulls to The Right When I Drive?

When your car pulls to one side or the other when you drive it, the chances are good that it is that it is out of alignment and may need to be repaired. Pulling to the right or left because of an alignment issue is not uncommon and can be a relatively minor issue, if handled promptly. Only in the most severe cases is it a major safety issue. It is important to get your car in proper alignment and ensure that your suspension system is working well because expensive problems can accumulate the longer these issues are neglected. St. Paul Automotive specializes in suspension system repairs and will get your car back to running well. Continue reading

Alignment Shop St Paul

New and state of the art technology means that cars are more complicated than ever. And all that technology also means that cars are more reliable than ever. One aspect of a car that remains pretty simple is the alignment process. It is almost inevitable that if you drive your car long enough or hit a Minnesota pothole just right, your car will need an alignment. And we have the technology to realign your car to the millimeter. Given the complexity of modern cars, it is important for your mechanic to be exact when performing an alignment of your vehicle. Millimeters may seem tiny in most ways, but when it comes to auto alignment, you should expect your auto shop to take the necessary care to get your car in exact alignment. For some auto shops, “close enough” is good enough. But not for St. Paul Automotive, where “exact” is the only acceptable outcome of an alignment job. Continue reading

Most Trusted Brake Shop in St. Paul Since 1980

St. Paul Automotive is arguably the best brake shop in the St. Paul area and one of the best in the whole state. What makes our shop different? Our 100% commitment to honesty and our commitment to treating our customers well is what has helped us build our reputation.  The best way to build customer loyalty is to treat your customers well, and to establish and maintain trust.  One area we specialize in is on brake repairs.  Your brakes are one of the most (if not the most) important safety features in your entire car.  If your brakes are not in optimal condition, the safety of your passengers is at risk.  Waste no time getting your brakes looked at if you think you might have a problem. Continue reading