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Importance Of Vehicle Emissions Inspection

Importance Of Vehicle Emissions InspectionAnyone who has owned a car or truck knows that, to remain in good standing with state authorities, the vehicle must pass a state inspection each year. The reason for this is simple: even the cleanest fuel burning automobiles contribute to air pollution but ensuring that registered vehicles pollute as little as possible lessens the impact of automobiles’ pollution on the environment. Clark Automotive provides a variety of services that help to ensure that your automobile passes inspection, contributes minimally to air pollution, and keeps you safe in the process.

Why Do I Need To Worry About My Car’s Emissions System?

Harmful emissions can be obvious. If your vehicle is burning oil, for example, you may see dark smoke coming from your exhaust system. The smell associated with burning oil is strong and can be harmful to human beings if too much is inhaled. The good news about a vehicle with this particular issue is that the problem is obvious and easier to avoid. If you have ever driven behind a vehicle that is burning oil, you know how strong the desire is to get away from that vehicle. If your vehicle begins burning oil, it is likely that you will breathe in some of the gas produced by it, in which case it is vital to have it serviced as soon as possible. Clark Automotive has the trained staff who possess the expertise to identify and fix the issue.

Even if you are not concerned about the environment, taking care of an issue with your car that involves your exhaust system is important so that you and your loved ones do not feel the effects of the gasses that are produced by an engine that is burning oil. As mentioned, vehicle owners benefit from problems like burning oil because they are virtually impossible not to notice. But that cannot be said about all emissions issues. Some emissions are undetectable to the human nose, but they can also be harmful, to you, your passengers, and to the environment.

Blaine Minnesota Local Auto Shop

Clark Automotive technicians are highly trained experts in the field of automotive maintenance. Additionally, we have the tools and technology necessary to diagnose issues that could be affecting your vehicle’s emissions. By bringing your vehicles to our shop, you will enjoy the benefits of our expertise and the knowledge that we can help you keep your car or truck on the road without having to worry about passing state inspection. If you have any questions or want more information, call us at (763) 784-7944.

Use A Local Mechanic For Extended Warranty Work

Why Local Mechanic Over The Dealership For Extended Warranty Work?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.

It’s not too often that a dealer writes a warranty to be specific to a dealership. Approximately 90% of all extended warranties can be serviced through independent mechanics. Independent mechanics typically have less overhead and are able to offer more affordable rates when it comes to parts and labor. This can prove especially true when vehicles get older and are faced with more costly repairs. You also get more opportunities to speak directly with the shop owner or the mechanic working on your car. They may even be the same person. Assuming you become a repeat customer, your mechanic will become more familiar with your specific vehicle each time they work on it.

OEM Parts Available: Auto shops are likely to offer aftermarket parts first, which can save you money in the short term. While they may not be the same quality as their OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) counterparts, the good news is that you can usually work with your mechanic to use OEM parts. So, while you might pay a similar cost for OEM parts, you could also save significantly on labor.

Location, Location, Location…Whether it’s an auto shop, body shop or tire shop, independent mechanics are a common sight in most cities. For those who live a considerable distance from a dealership, an independent mechanic may be the only practical option for servicing your vehicle. Not to worry though, as you just need to find one who’s worth their weight in sheet metal.

What To Look For In An Independent Mechanic

If you’re thinking about using an independent mechanic, we recommend looking for a shop that specializes in your vehicle’s make, ideally one with great reviews and regular customers. Don’t just get a quote; get to know the people you’re trusting to take care of your car. Like a doctor or dentist, a good relationship with your mechanic can go a long way.

For more information about your extended warranty mechanic, give Clark Automotive in Blaine, MN a call today. Contact Clark Automotive anytime at (763) 784-7944 or email info@clarkautomotiveblaine.com.

Complete Auto Maintenance And Repair

Complete Auto Maintenance And RepairOne of the goals of the team at Clark Automotive is to inspire confidence in our work. We want you to feel completely confident when you bring your vehicle to our shop and know that we will be honest about necessary repairs, complete the repairs quickly and correctly and charge you an affordable price. This is the cornerstone of our business and we have heard from many repeat customers that we achieve this goal. We have worked hard to earn the trust and confidence of our many customers, and we believe it should be a minimum expectation that customers have of their chosen auto shop. A high degree of confidence is the result of hiring staff who are experts in their field; building honesty into the foundation of our business; and executing repairs with each of those things in mind.

Comprehensive Vehicle Repair

Automobile technology and engineering have changed a lot over time. We can repair cars and trucks of any age. We understand that you love your vehicle, take pride in it and want it to be able to get you around safely, even if it is older. In some ways, older cars are built more simply and have fewer bells and whistles. This can make our job easier in some ways. But our staff has extensive experience with newer, more complex vehicles as well and will work hard to make sure that we complete necessary repairs to get you back on the road. We can do engine work, transmission work, work on your brakes, HVAC, steering, suspension, alignment, tires and electrical issues.

In other words, older cars and more modern cars still have more things in common than they have things that separate them. All vehicles have wheels—most have four, but all have wheels. Wheels have brakes, and sometimes brakes wear down to the point that they lose effectiveness. All vehicles have steering mechanisms that ideally guide the wheels where you, the driver, want them to go. All vehicles have accelerator mechanisms, which are powered by the engine. All vehicles have an engine—most still have internal combustion engines, but an increasing number of vehicles have hybrid or electric engines. The staff of Clark Automotive is well qualified to service all vehicles and all maintenance and repairs.

Customer Focused Auto Shop in Blaine, MN

To succeed as we have requires respect not only for our customers, but also for the ever increasing degree of complexity of modern vehicles. We work hard to remain current with advances in technology and better ways of repairing older versions of technology. By immersing ourselves in the work that we love, we make ourselves better equipped to diagnose your vehicle’s issues and provide the assurance that you can trust us to do the job right. Call us at (763) 784-7944 to schedule an appointment for your next car repair.

Repair Services Approved under Extended Warranty

Repair Services Approved under Extended WarrantyClark Automotive can help you with repair services approved under extended warranty. The limits of extended warranties come up frequently in our communication with customers. One related question has to do with whether or not an independent automotive service provider can perform services that are covered by the extended warranty. The vast majority of extended warranties do, in fact, allow for independent service providers to perform repairs under the terms of the warranty, and Clark Automotive can be helpful in determining exactly what your warranty covers.

Options for Repairs Still under Warranty

Car dealers’ in-house service departments almost always have the knowledge of your vehicle to perform the repairs you need. But because of the sheer volume of vehicles serviced by many dealerships, customers tend to find out that those service departments do not have much of an investment in you or your vehicle. Clark Automotive, by contrast, goes to great lengths to develop relationships with our customers. That builds in accountability, investment in fixing the problem, and encourages long-term loyalty. But more important is the fact that we have every bit as much automotive expertise with your vehicle’s make and model as a dealer will have.

We understand the temptation for a car owner to take their vehicle to a dealership when repairs become necessary. And dealership service departments should have knowledge of your vehicle. However, Clark Automotive has an unbeatable combination of equal expertise and investment in fixing your car’s problem for good. We do not treat the vehicles that come into our shop as though they are on a conveyor belt. We work efficiently, of course, but we will never rush you out of our shop. We encourage you to ask us questions you have and keep asking them until we give you the explanation you need.

Local Auto Repair Shop that Completes Repairs under Extended Warranty

Given that we offer such comprehensive service while paying close attention to offering the best customer service, it is unlikely that you will have a better experience with a dealer’s service department. If your vehicle is in need of a repair that you know is covered by the extended warranty, it may be tempting to take it to a dealership. But if you pause for a moment and ask yourself if you could find a better service provider, we are confident that you will conclude that Clark Automotive offers you a better alternative. Give us a call at (763) 784-7944 if you have any questions.

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