Perhaps 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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Whether you were on your way to an important meeting at work or you had a ton of errands to do over the next couple of days, when your car dies or needs to be repaired, it can really put a damper on your plans. Taking your vehicle to Clark Automotive is a great way to kill two birds with one stone. We are an auto repair shop with loaner vehicles in Blaine, Minnesota and will get your car repaired without you having to take a huge detour into your day.
Clark Automotive Repair Shop, located in Blaine, MN offers vehicle repair services for many reasons. One common reason cars, trucks and SUVs are brought into our respected Blaine vehicle repair shop is due to overheating. We offer our clients affordable auto diagnostic services and always answer your exact question and never suggest unneeded repairs. Below are answers to some very common questions we get asked:
PART One: What is a Tune-Up?
The Ignition systems works together with the fuel management system to provide a vehicle operating properly. What is generally considered the tune-up today is just the replacement of the spark plugs. The tune-up is listed in the Recommended Maintenance list as a preventive maintenance procedure at a specified mileage. Some vehicles have what is called “coil over plug” ignition systems. That means there is an ignition coil over each spark plug and no spark plug wires. This tune-up amounts to replacing the plugs and inspecting each coil and coil insulation boot. I can’t recall ever recommending that all the coils be replaced at once as that would be very costly. The next type of ignition system (mostly on older vehicles) has a distributor, coil, spark plug wires and plugs. This type of ignition system tune up normally replaces the distributor cap and rotor, wires, and plugs. As the engine installations became more complicated this type of ignition system was replaced as they were expensive and difficult to maintain.
If you own an older modular Ford engine with the 2 valve heads, Clark Automotive Clinic offers tune-ups for the 5.4 and 4.6 liter engines as well as repairs. One common issue with these engines is the spark plugs are known to strip out the heads. When the engine spark plug threads get stripped out…
If you owner or operate a car, truck or SUV chances are that you’ve had to search for a repair shop, for anything from tire replacements, tune ups, electrical repairs, per-purchase inspections and for many other repairs during the length of your driving life. Clark Automotive Clinic, located in Blaine, MN wants to help you find the best choice for you and your automobile. This takes a lot of stress out of choosing your go-to automobile repair facility in Minnesota.
Do you have a car or pickup truck in need of repairs around the Blaine, MN area? Clark Automotive Clinic can help! We offer a range of vehicle services, such as Brake Repair and Replacement, Ignition and Starter Replacement and Repairs, Tire Services and a variety of other helpful types of auto work. Many times a light will turn on in the dashboard of your vehicle if something isn’t working properly.