The exhaust system is one of the busiest systems in your vehicle. It transports harmful fumes away from the engine and passenger cabin, increasing performance and decreasing noise levels. Leaks in this system can make the engine work harder than necessary, decreasing fuel efficiency and putting you at risk for inhalation of dangerous fumes. If you experience any signs that your exhaust system may need repair, contact an auto mechanic right away to arrange an appointment and have the problem diagnosed.
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Your car may eventually start breaking down and repairs could cost hundreds, even thousands, of dollars. Eventually you may need to replace items like window switches and door handles, making repairs costly overall. After considering both the cost of repairs and purchasing another vehicle, you have made a decision to let go of your car. Who buys cars that require mechanical repairs and how can you sell one with such issues? Here we discuss the optimal way of selling a vehicle that requires repair.
Automotive tune-ups should align with factory recommended maintenance for certain components of your car such as spark plugs and engine air filters. Most factory recommended maintenance manuals suggest changing your oil every 3,600 to 6,600 miles for optimal performance. However, you should generally wait at least 100,000 miles before replacing spark plugs or rotating tires; tire replacement should occur between 6,000-8,000 miles; engine air filter replacement can occur anywhere from 15,000-30000 miles. Identify if your vehicle is acting out of line by visiting Clark Automotive today for all its tune-up maintenance needs. Our staff of specialists is standing by to assist in keeping your car running more efficiently while helping prevent future issues from developing.
No matter the size of your fleet – from a single sedan to multiple large trucks – maintaining it properly is paramount for business success. At Clark Automotive, no matter how many cars or trucks are included in the plan – you can get an affordable preventive maintenance program so your vehicles are ready for action each business day.
Don’t wait until your fleet vehicle breaks down to schedule maintenance. Doing so is inefficient and often results in more costly solutions, plus it creates scheduling chaos. Be proactive by scheduling
Swapping 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.
Before 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.
The alternator is a critical part of your car’s electrical system. The alternator converts the mechanical energy of your engine into electricity, which powers accessories such as headlights and air conditioners. Your vehicle will not be able to start or run if it doesn’t have an alternator. Here’s what you need to know regarding your alternator:
An alternator is a device that generates electricity to power the vehicle’s electrical components. This includes headlights, interior lighting, climate control, and radios. After you stop driving, the alternator will recharge your battery. An alternator is not required for older vehicles.
Engine coolant, also referred to as antifreeze, is a liquid used to evacuate and transfer excess heat from combustion. While there are various types of engine coolants available, the most popular are 50% propylene glycol and ethylene combined with 50% water. To find the correct coolant type for your vehicle, consult your owner’s manual.
A coolant flush is a process that removes coolant from an engine and cleans away any chemical buildup (such as dirt, sludge, or rust). After refilling with fresh coolant, this will improve efficiency in cooling systems while allowing cooling materials to temper engine temperatures more effectively.
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Coolant flushes are essential for clearing away scale, rust and other deposits
Clark Automotive is dedicated to fast, friendly, and honest auto maintenance and repair services. Every so often, it is good to remind our current customers and, perhaps more specifically, our potential customers of that commitment. The reason is fairly simple – there is a stereotype that auto mechanics take advantage of customers by creating problems and charging exorbitant prices to “fix” them. That has never been something that the team at Clark Automotive does, and in the age of the internet, where prospective customers
At Clark Automotive, we work hard to ensure that our business is fast, friendly, and convenient. We prioritize competitive pricing because we know that it is more expensive than ever to buy and maintain a vehicle. This is the foundation of our business model. We have served the Blaine, MN community for many years. Our team focuses on completing car repairs quickly, correctly and providing excellent customer service in the process. We know our customers, and our customers know us, and we take this relationship very seriously. We have a high regard for our customers, and really enjoy offering them