Vehicle Maintenance

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Family-Owned Vehicle Maintenance And Repair Shop

Family is what life is all about and at St. Paul Automotive, our business is built on just that, our family. As a family-owned vehicle maintenance and repair shop, one of our top priorities is to ensure that all of our clients feel like they are part of the family from the minute that they drive their vehicle onto our property. Not only do our clients feel like part of the family, but the vehicles that we maintain and repair are treated like they are part of the family as well! Continue reading

Local St Paul Auto Repair Shop

As we see new signs that our lives may be returning to normal following more than a year in a global health crisis, many people are getting out and driving more. There are also signs that people who had been considering moving from one location to another are making such moves, and that means more people are coming to the St. Paul area and will be looking to identify an auto repair shop they can trust. St. Paul Automotive is a local auto shop that you can trust with your vehicle. Continue reading

Brake Jobs

What comes to your mind when you think about a vehicle? It usually has something to do with movement. Our cars get us from one place to another, with distances ranging from just around the block to drives from one coast to the other and anywhere in between. Another very important function of a vehicle is the ability to stop when needed. A vehicle that cannot be stopped properly is extremely dangerous to passengers in that vehicle as well as others on the road. The components of a vehicle that allow it to move must be matched by the components of the vehicle that allow it to come safely to a stop. St. Paul Automotive has the expertise to repair faulty brakes, replace worn out components, and provide vehicle owners with the peace of mind that they will be able to bring their vehicles to a stop when they need to. Continue reading