Posts in "Vehicle Inspection"

When To Make The Decision To Sell Your Vehicle Due To Extensive Repairs

When To Make The Decision To Sell Your Vehicle Due To Extensive RepairsOwning a vehicle comes with a host of responsibilities, including regular maintenance and occasional repairs. However, there comes a point when the cost of repairs outweighs the value of your vehicle. At Clark Automotive in Blaine, MN, we understand that making the decision to sell your vehicle due to extensive repair needs can be a tough one. In this blog post, we’ll explore the factors to consider when facing this dilemma and how our experts can guide you through the process.

Assessing Car Repair Costs: When your vehicle starts demanding frequent and costly repairs, it’s important to evaluate the total repair costs against the current value of your vehicle. If the repairs are projected to cost more than the car’s worth, it might be time to consider other options.

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Hitting The Roads Safely With Comprehensive Vehicle Inspections

Hitting The Roads Safely With Comprehensive Vehicle InspectionsEnsuring the safety and reliability of your vehicle is essential for a smooth and worry-free driving experience. At Clark Automotive in Blaine, we take road safety seriously, offering comprehensive vehicle inspection services to keep your car in top-notch condition. Our team of highly skilled technicians is committed to identifying potential issues early on and providing effective solutions to keep you safe on the road. In this blog post, we’ll explore how our thorough vehicle inspections can enhance road safety and save you from unexpected troubles.

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Troubleshooting Tips For When Your Car Won’t Start

Troubleshooting Tips For When Your Car Won't StartFew things can be more frustrating than arriving at your destination only to discover that your car won’t start. This may make plans difficult and leave you stranded, but before calling for assistance there are steps you can take yourself to diagnose and possibly resolve this problem – we will cover some troubleshooting tips in this blog post to get your vehicle running again! You always have the option of having us look at it for you.

Check the battery: A dead or weak battery may be to blame when a car won’t start, so ensure all terminals are clean and securely attached before using a multimeter to measure battery voltage – anything below 12.4 volts indicates need for recharge or replacement; jump-starting may also help, or calling in professional assistance may be suitable solutions.

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All-Season vs. All-Weather vs. Winter Tires

All-Season vs. All-Weather vs. Winter TiresSwapping general tires for winter tires in Minnesota is a common task, but there may be more options than just making this simple switch. Many tire companies make all-season and all-weather tires, but which ones are best suited for winter driving in Blaine? This tire comparison will guide you in making an informed decision.

All-Season tires: In reality, all-season tires are three-season tires. While they may work well during spring and summer temperatures, they won’t do a great job when snow begins to fall, or temperatures drop.

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Benefits Of Getting A Used Car Inspected Before You Buy

Benefits Of Getting A Used Car Inspected Before You BuyBefore you commit to buying a house, be certain that everyone who views it first has had it inspected. Even if the current owner claims everything is in perfect condition. Make sure everything is thoroughly examined to guarantee peace of mind for yourself and the buyer. Pre-purchase inspections are essential and much more comprehensive than many people realize. It is highly recommended that you hire an automotive technician to conduct a detailed evaluation of your car before handing over any money.

Determining the value of the car: We suggest pre-purchase inspections to establish an honest price for your vehicle based on its actual condition. Dealers sometimes quote prices higher than what the car is worth, so be sure to get an honest appraisal beforehand. An experienced and competent inspector will inspect the vehicle to assess its current condition. A detailed examination can help you decide if the price you’re paying for your car is justified, and whether it will last long enough to justify that investment.

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The Importance Of Vehicle Tire And Brake Inspections In The Winter

The Importance Of Vehicle Tire And Brake Inspections In The WinterPerhaps we’ve all been there… driving along on snow or ice. We hit our brakes, but nothing happens. The car just continues to move forward. Obviously, in certain conditions, even the best brakes and tires will not stop the car, but don’t let bad tires or worn brakes be the cause of your next accident! It’s important any time of year, but especially in the winter, to have fully functioning brakes and tires with a proper amount of tread to ensure that you can drive your car safely on the Minnesota snow- and ice-covered roads. If you live or work in the Blaine area, let us check your brakes and tires for you.

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Tips For Winterizing Your Vehicle In 2022

Tips For Winterizing Your VehicleAs the temperatures starts to dip, it is a good reminder to prepare for the upcoming winter. We all know what winter holds in Minnesota – cold temperatures and freezing precipitation. And the winter of 2022 is predicted to be cold and snowy. This weather can really take a toll on your vehicle, even if you are lucky enough to have a garage to store it in when you are home. The vehicle technicians at Clark Automotive have developed a list of tips for winterizing your vehicle in the coming months:

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Cost Effective Pre-Purchase Vehicle Inspection

Cost Effective Pre-Purchase Vehicle InspectionIf you are in the market for a used car or truck, Clark Automotive can help you understand the value of a pre-purchase inspection. Sometimes, a vehicle can look perfect from the outside. This can seem to be true even if you look under the hood and look for defects. The benefits of having a third-party inspection to assist you with buying short or long-distance purchases are immense.

Having a third-party (or mechanic) look under the hood and for other problems that are outside the vehicle is an excellent way to ensure that you are getting the best deal. Most good dealers and genuine

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How To Jump Start A Car

Properly Jump-Starting Your BatteryWe’re sure you’ve been involved in an unfortunate experience of having a dead car battery. Turning the key and nothing happening or the starter being so weak that it can’t start the engine – what a stressful situation! If you don’t know how to jumpstart your car, don’t worry! Even though it’s a simple process, it can be quite dangerous if you don’t do it properly.

While hooking up jumper cables may seem easy, there is a specific way it must be done to avoid the risk of causing expensive electrical damage to your car or may even explode your car’s battery

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Truthful Car Second Opinions in Blaine, MN

Truthful Car Second Opinions in Blaine, MNHave you recently been told by an auto repair shop that your vehicle is in need of costly repairs or maintenance services? Are you concerned that they may not be providing you honest feedback and may be trying to take advantage of you? Unfortunately, in this line of work, there are auto repair shops that only care about profits and often mislead their customers into repairs and maintenance that may not be necessary. If you are uncomfortable with your current quote from an auto repair shop in Blaine, MN, consider driving over to Clark Automotive to receive a trustworthy second opinion

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