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Brake Replacement Services Blaine MN

Brake Replacement Services Blaine MN There are some auto repairs that you can delay and put off until the next time your vehicle is scheduled for maintenance. Brake replacement services, however, are not one of those repairs. If your brakes are in need of replacement, this is something that you must act on quickly. If you don’t, you are likely putting yourself and any other passengers in danger. Not only are brake replacement services time-sensitive, but it’s also important that you leave this auto repair up to top notch mechanics. If you are in the Blaine, MN area, there’s no better team to handle your brake replacement services than our crew at Clark Automotive.

Experienced Brake Replacement Mechanics

At Clark Automotive, our clients regularly choose us for all of their vehicle maintenance and repair needs for a variety of reasons. First, our mechanics are honest, professional and only recommend services that are truly needed. Additionally, our ASE certified mechanics have been serving the Blaine, MN area for 17 years and we have no plans of stopping any time soon! When it comes to brake replacement services, we aim to get your brakes replaced quickly and efficiently so that you can get back to your regular schedule with minimal impact. Once you see how great our affordable brake replacement services are, we’re confident that you’ll be back to Clark Automotive for all of your future auto repair needs.

Detailed Brake Inspection

If you don’t know much about cars, you may not know when it is time to replace your brakes, and that is totally ok. At Clark Automotive, we’re here to provide you with a detailed brake inspection to determine the overall health of your brakes. If we feel that it is time for a full brake replacement, we’ll provide you with affordable replacement options. Or, it may be that you only need certain aspects of your brakes to be serviced such as new pads, wheel bearings, etc. What we can assure you is that the affordable prices and expert brake replacement services that we have to offer simply cannot be beat around the Blaine, MN area.

So, if your brakes are making loud noises, you feel a grinding sensation when your vehicle comes to a stop or your brake light has popped up on the dashboard, it is important for you to get your brakes evaluated quickly. If you are in the Blaine, MN area, let our dedicated mechanics at Clark Automotive determine the types of brake replacement services that you need. To learn more about our team or our brake replacement services, give us a call today at (763) 784-7944 or email info@clarkautomotiveblaine.com.

ASE Certified Auto Mechanics

ASE Certified Auto Mechanics Blaine, MNIf you move to a new city or new part of the country, one thing you are almost guaranteed to hear is the importance of finding a trustworthy auto mechanic.  At Clark Automotive, we work hard to earn the trust of our customers.  In fact, we take the trust of our customers so seriously that we have taken the steps to be ASE-certified.  ASE is an abbreviation that refers to the National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence, a non-profit that tests and certifies auto service providers in technical and service expertise.

Our staff offers expertise in all major areas of automotive service, and we always seek to provide the best repairs possible for the lowest cost possible. Moreover, we are committed to giving you honest service because we know that the only way to maintain the trust of our customers is to consistently demonstrate how much you matter to us.

Comprehensive Auto Repair Shop in Blaine, MN

Comprehensive Auto Repair Shop in BlaineAs you certainly know, the Minnesota weather can be harsh on automobiles.  Extremes of weather and temperature can hasten the need for new batteries, hoses, and other essential components of your car.  Whether you consider your car a prized possession or a simple transportation tool, you want it to keep you safe, at a minimum, while driving it.  Our mechanics understand that.  We care about your experience as a customer and we want to make sure that the work we do on your car fixes the problem the first time.

Many auto mechanics have a reputation for being something less than honorable and honest.  We strive to be different, which is why we achieved ASE-certification.  The shops that consider your car as just another in a line of problems they need to fix are not likely to care about you or your experience with them.  But we know that you can take your car anywhere, and because of that we are much more committed to making your experience with Clark Auto a positive one.  But in addition to being good servants to our customers, we know that we also have to be excellent technicians.  That is precisely why we are ASE-certified.

Below are some of the services we offer:

  • electrical problems
  • starter replacement
  • steering repair
  • timing belts
  • brake replacement
  • alternator repair/replacement
  • engine tune-ups
  • climate system repairs
  • radiators
  • dead battery replacement
  • computer diagnostics
  • suspension repair
  • alignment issues
  • new tires and tire rotations

ASE Certified Mechanics In Blaine, MN

We have worked hard to help our customers feel confident that they can trust our work on their cars.   Just as important is what we tell them about the work we do on their cars.  As a result of taking our ASE-certification so seriously, we have a very loyal customer base, and we would love to welcome you to that list.  Contact Clark Automotive by calling (763) 784-7944.

Automotive Repair Services Blaine MN

vehicle repairs certified mechanic near Blaine, MNFor over 17 years Clark Automotive has been providing quality vehicle repairs for Blaine, MN and the local area residents and business owners. The automotive repairs provided include, brake replacement, electrical repairs, starter replacement, engine diagnostics, timing belt replacement, HVAC services and so much more! There are no sales associates at Clark Automotive, so you will never be pushed into purchasing nonessential items or services.

Whether your shocked at the price that another auto repair shop quoted you or your sick of bouncing around from one auto mechanic to another, Clark Automotive offers you services you can trust and afford. Without the pushy sales or high priced labor of those large auto repair shops. We are a no pressure repair shop that preforms quality repairs with friendly, down to earth service.

Benefits of Regular Repair and Maintenance Blaine MN

A high preforming vehicle saves you money, the miles per gallon are higher, saving you on gas and fluid won’t leak enough to cause any dramatic problems to the vehicle, like overheating. It’s important to make sure that you maintain your vehicle so you can continue to drive it for years to come or sell it for a good price.

There are some mileage markers as to when vehicle maintenance should be a high priority on your list.

Top Vehicle Maintenance Issues Usually Occur Around:

  • 40,000 miles
  • 70,000 miles
  • 100,000 miles

Blogs will follow regarding the major maintenance that’s usually required at the specific mileages mentioned above. But because your vehicle endures daily use and abuse they aren’t all like clock work, a lot of the repairs and maintenance needed are a direct affect of the driver or others on the road. Just because your car doesn’t have 40,000 miles on it doesn’t mean that something can’t go wrong. And hopefully you’ve got a warranty that covers the repairs, if your not sure, Clark Automotive can check.

Professional Services and Fast Results

Clark Automotive is dedicated to offering you quality services at affordable prices and we can offer you that with a smile, because we love what we do! If you have questions about any automotive repair needs or services contact Clark Automotive today at 763-784-7944!


1. Vehicle Operation:

Understand that spending a few minutes a month checking your car can prevent 70% of problems that cause a roadside breakdown.


  • Overfill the gas tank
  • Ever put anything other than APPROVED brake fluid in the brake master cylinder
  • Leave your car idling without having a window partially open


  • Read the owner’s manual or secure good advice on things you don’t know.  Such as, how to open hood, operate the Air conditioning, and instrument cluster warning lights, just to mention a few things
  • Check the engine oil and coolant level with each full tank of gas
  • Again, Read the Owner’s Manual, specifically regarding maintenance requirements and recommendations

2. Vehicle Maintenance & Ownership:


  • Follow maintenance recommendations from, “loss leader repair shops”
  • Mix brands or sizes of tires on AWD vehicles
  • Neglect changing the timing belt as recommended if your vehicle has one (Interference Engine)


  • Follow the recommended maintenance schedule in the owner’s manual. (Retain records for manufacturer’s warranty)
  • Establish the oil change regiment you intend to follow, and then do so
  • Insure your car at an appropriate level (If you can’t lose car without great hardship)

3. Purchasing A Used Car:


  • Drive the car without insurance
  • Purchase a used car with a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
  • Purchase the car without diligent research.  Check google for common problems for the car model.  Don’t be shy ask for advice


  • Understand the need for a pre-purchase inspection and what it should show you
  • Practice changing the tire, if you intend to do so.  “Does the car have a spare tire?”
  • Read the owner’s manual regarding, the safety features of your new used car
  • Check on the cost of insurance for the car before you buy it.  i.e.  That sporty Corvette

4. Responding To Roadside Car Problems:


  • Drive to the next exit with a car that is overheating, or the low oil pressure light on
  • Drive a car with a loose battery or no air cleaner
  • Be without a cell phone and those phone numbers you wish you had


  • Pull over and shut car off if you ever smell gas
  • Get your car checked out as soon as possible, if it exhibits strange sensations.  Evan consider pulling over now
  • If your check engine light is strobing at you, you need to stop very soon.

5. Responding To The Check Engine Light Coming On:


  • Purchase parts predicated solely on a scan of the codes. Very common with free scanning at the local parts store.
  • Clear the codes because some causation data will be lost. A technician may need the data to properly troubleshoot your car


  • Have the check engine light diagnosed ASAP if the car now runs poorly, differently, misfiring, or no power Pull
  • Get a firm price for diagnostic charges.  Leading to written estimate for repairs
  • Look on the internet for cars similar to yours and see if they are having the same problem and what may have caused it and what the repair cost them.
  • Fully understand why the light is on if you elect not to repair the car

6. Finding & Dealing With A Good Mechanic:

Understand the differences between independent shops, franchise and chain stores


  • Leave a blanket authority for the repair.  Require a written estimate and notification of any cost changes as the repair progresses
  • Tell the shop what to fix.  Be concerned if you are telling the shop what to fix, are you sure?  Who trouble shot the car?
  • Leave the shop with the impression they have all week to fix the car


  • If you’re not comfortable with the estimate, get a second opinion
  • Ask to see the old defective parts
  • Pay by credit card, if this a new shop to you

7. Talking To The Automotive Service Writer/Mechanic At The Garage:


  • Pass up the opportunity for a test drive so that your observations are being more closely observed and addressed
  • Show up without a written list of your observed symptoms, needs, and desired services
  • Be bashful, if you desire a specific technician to work on your car, ask for it!


  • Provide the clearest information you can regarding the symptoms, but refrain from diagnosing the problem yourself
  • Keep copies of the repair orders for future reference and or warranty discussions or issues
  • Call to get an appointment even if you’re just looking for some advice
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