Automobile ownership comes with the convenience and flexibility to drive to all sorts of destinations. However, after clocking all those miles, you’re bound to find yourself in need of an oil change, new tires, or something else entirely. Unless you’re mechanically inclined, you should let the ASE-certified mechanics at Clark Automotive handle all your service needs and extended warranty work.
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As much as most auto repair professionals absolutely love classic cars, that fascination cannot be the cause of neglecting to build knowledge of modern vehicles. Clark Automotive is staffed by auto mechanics who love all types of cars, from classic to modern, and we take pride in being able to properly maintain and repair whatever car you bring into our shop.
For many decades, the evolution of automobiles was slow, but steady
Clark Automotive is proud to be a part of our local community of Blaine and we take our responsibility to do our part to minimize the negative impact of automobiles on the environment very seriously. There is no getting around the fact that automobiles are major contributors to atmospheric pollution, but they do not need to be. Ensuring that your vehicle is operating efficiently and that it meets the standards set by the state and federal government means that we have a fighting chance to protect our environment. Taking helpful steps can be as simple as bringing your vehicle to our repair shop when it develops problems with its exhaust system
The staff of Clark Automotive takes pride in being able to fix automotive problems that stump other auto repair shops, and we also take pride in taking care of the basics, such as tire rotation, brake repair and replacement, and issues with climate control (heat and air conditioning). One of those basics, which often gets overlooked by automobile owners, is your vehicle’s battery. A good car battery will last many years, but not all vehicles are equipped with really good batteries. A battery of lesser quality will begin to falter sooner than its higher quality competition. Clark Automotive can test the strength of your battery
Given that most of the vehicles we see on the roads these days are SUVs, sedans, minivans, and sports cars, it may be tempting to believe that those are the only vehicles that can be serviced by a repair shop like Clark Automotive. It may be true of other repair shops, but it is definitely not true of our auto shop. We certainly service SUVs, sedans, minivans, and sports cars, but we also service much larger vehicles as well like trucks, utility vans, small buses and classic vehicles. If you work or live in the Blaine Minnesota area and are in need of a good mechanic, give us a call today!
There are probably millions of reasons why some professions lend themselves to developing trust issues with their customers. In the auto repair world, issues with trust build between the provider and customers when the provider realizes that customers tend to lack enough depth of understanding of automotive processes to be good self-advocates. The profit motive then causes the provider to take advantage of the customer’s vulnerability to incorrect information, and the provider can make a profit without having to do any work. Clark Automotive has worked hard for decades to overcome this type of issue and build trust
You rely on your vehicle to get you everywhere. You need it to run smoothly and run for a long time. If you’re not staying on top of these six services, though, your car may not be getting the attention it needs to live its longest life. Find out what these preventative maintenance services are and how they can help your car live its longest, most cost-efficient life!
Motor oil lubricates the engine, keeps your vehicle from overheating, and basically helps your engine run as it should. Naturally, this oil gets dirty over time. Follow the specifications set by your vehicle manufacturer
There are lots of reasons to love living in Minnesota. The people are generally some of the kindest you can find in the United States, and that is arguably the best reason of all to live here. Minnesotans are known for their tolerance of extreme weather too, and we can all agree that, whether we love it or hate it, Minnesota’s weather is a big reason that makes us who we are. Just as we prepare ourselves and our homes for the extremes of Minnesota’s weather, it is a good idea to prepare our automobiles for those same extremes. We have multiple ways to cope with the frigid temperatures of winter and the increasingly hot temperatures of summer
If your vehicle’s engine is squealing, sluggish, unreliable, or vibrating, it might be time for an engine tune-up. An engine tune-up can be beneficial to your vehicle in many ways. Taking proactive steps to keep your car in good condition goes a long way toward making sure the vehicle works properly for many years to come. An engine tune-up can improve the overall performance and fuel economy of your car
Your brakes are one of the most important safety features on your vehicle. Most current vehicles come with two front brakes and two rear brakes. Your brakes are what allows you to stop the car when necessary. You can expect your brakes to last between 25,000-60,000 miles depending on how you drive. Your vehicle owner’s manual will give you a specific idea of what to expect when it comes to your specific car. Here are some signs that it may be time to have your brakes serviced: