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Suspension And Alignment Repair

Suspension And Alignment RepairClark Automotive is considered an essential service and so we continue to remain open and ready to serve the people of Blaine and surrounding communities with a wide range of automotive services. Even during relatively mild winters, Minnesota tends to treat our cars and trucks roughly, and your vehicle’s suspension is under constant stress from the road conditions that worsen in winter. Potholes are everywhere, and that means that cars and trucks are bound to develop suspension and alignment issues.

The weather does not need to be dominated by incessant snowfall to create road hazards. A period of intense cold, combined with rain, snow, or other precipitation will cause cracks in streets, highways, and roads to become potholes, which are made deeper and more severe by the many thousands of vehicles that drive over them every day. Even after potholes are repaired, unless they are repaired with great care, the uneven surface that results can cause suspension damage to your vehicle.

Suspension And Alignment Check

Clark Automotive has the experience and expertise needed to repair that damage to your vehicle. If you discover that the last pothole you hit created obvious damage to your suspension, the fix is likely a simple one. It could likely mean that your vehicle is now in need of a new set of shock absorbers or struts. Driving a car or truck after obvious damage has been done to shocks or struts may make this damage worse, so it is always smart to have your car looked at if you are concerned. If you need new shocks or struts, the task of replacement is, for a team as experienced as ours, pretty simple.

Alignment issues are slightly different. A car or truck that has gone out of alignment will pull to one side or the other while moving, and this increases the likelihood of uneven wearing of your tires. You may not notice that your car has gone out of alignment right away. But over time, hitting a pothole that might not have damaged your shocks or struts could have created the misalignment. Realigning your vehicle is also not terribly difficult when the service is provided by a qualified technician, but it does require attention to detail.

Minnesota Auto Repair Shop

Clark Automotive is known to provide excellent and cost-effective automotive repairs, and this experience is necessary to be sure that your car is aligned perfectly after hitting one too many of Minnesota’s potholes.
Call us at (763) 784-7944 or email us at info@clarkautomotiveblaine.com.

Suspension Repair by Me in Blaine, MN

Suspension Repair by Me in Blaine, MN At Clark Automotive, our certified technicians are here to help with any vehicular problem you may have. Frequently in Blaine, MN, we have customers come in complaining of their steering not working like it should. If you notice this, you may have a suspension problem. For all of your suspension repair issues in Blaine, MN, our team of experts at Clark Automotive has got you covered.

Blaine, MN endures all types of weather. With cold, icy winters and hot, humid summers, your vehicle is expected to hold up no matter what the terrain may be. For this reason, among others, your suspension plays a very important role in keeping you safe. If you have difficult steering in the snow, that could pose a serious problem. Some signs of suspension issues include pulling to one side while driving, feeling every single bump on the road, noticing that one corner of your car is sitting low, or feeling like your car leans back or takes a nose dive when it begins to gain momentum. If any of these things start happening, it’s time to bring it in for suspension repair services near you. At Clark Automotive, our suspension repair services in Blaine, MN are quick, efficient, and affordable.

Suspension Repair Services

In order to have a safe, properly functioning vehicle, your suspension system needs to be in good shape. This enables your vehicle to absorb bumps smoothly, steer properly and keep you safe on the road. Our team of experts can take a look at your system and diagnose any suspension problems. We have experience with both conventional suspension systems as well as the strut-based systems that are more typical with front wheel drive vehicles. Our certified technicians will take a look at your vehicle and utilize their skills to diagnose and repair any issues quickly and efficiently. We have all the necessary equipment to get the job done and get you back on the road in no time at all.

Your suspension system is extremely important for your vehicle. Do not go another day with a faulty suspension system in your vehicle. For more information about suspension repairs near you in Blaine, MN, give our experts here a call today. Call and schedule an appointment with our team at Clark Automotive. For more information or to make your appointment, 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.

Suspension Replacement Blaine

Auto Inspection MNIf you’ve been driving your car around Blaine, MN and noticed that it doesn’t seem to be riding as smooth as it used to, you may need to look into suspension repair and replacement from a reputable auto mechanic like Clark Automotive. With decades of experience working on suspensions of all vehicle makes and models, our ASE Certified Mechanics would be happy to provide free test drives and estimates to determine what is going on with your faulty suspension.

Suspension Problems Can Be Hard to Notice

Because you drive your car every day, you may not realize that you even have suspension problems. Suspension issues happen extremely gradually and therefore can be hard for a car owner to identify. Suspension issues usually are noticed when someone else drives your car, or when you drive someone else’s car and realize how smooth it rides.

What Are Some Common Suspension Repair Problems You See in Blaine?

 While we’ve seen suspension repair and replacement problems of all kinds in our auto repair shop in Blaine, the first repair usually is the front or rear sway bar links. The sway bar links have a tough job to perform; reducing car sway when turning. After these suspension problems, the next component that is likely to fail are the front and rear struts and/or shock absorbers. Because of the pot holes and rough roads that are all too common in Blaine, MN, a variety of other suspension repairs may be necessary including ball joints, tie rod ends, springs, control arms as well as various bushings. Suspension repairs typically show up as a degradation in ride quality, loose steering or noises that resemble a ‘clunk’.

Clark Automotive Offers Complete Vehicle Care

 Aside from suspension repair and replacement, Clark Automotive offers all types of other auto mechanic services including:

  • Blake Service and Repair
  • Tire Rotation and Balancing
  • Steering and Alignment Repairs
  • Exhaust System Repair
  • Timing Belt Replacement
  • RV and Truck/Bus Repair
  • Electrical Component Problems
  • Starter and Alternator Replacement and Repairs
  • Vehicle Pre-Purchase Inspection
  • Heating and Air Conditioning Service
  • Warning Lights/Diagnostic Service
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Oil Change & Tune Up
  • Much More!

 Contact Clark Automotive Your Blaine Auto Mechanic Today

If you’re in need of suspension repair and replacement, or any of our other auto mechanic services, feel free to give us a call today at 763-784-7944, or send us an email at info@clarkautomotiveblaine.com to setup a free estimate.  We look forward to hearing from you very soon.

Suspension Repair Andover

Suspension Repair AndoverHave you ever watched a suspenseful car movie that made you want to go out and get in your minivan and just take sharp turns around the neighborhood? Oh, we are the only ones watching that one? Okay, fine! Just try watching ‘The Fast and The Furious’ and then pull up next to a sports car on a deserted stop light. In all honesty, you may not need sharp turns or a fast car to feel what those cars are feeling in the movies. At Clark Automotive, we understand the ins and outs of cars. If you live in or around Andover, MN, it may be time to check your car’s suspension!

Suspension Suspicions

In just about every recently dated car, the suspension systems on the cars are located in the front and rear to help you, as the driver, have a good quality ride. How is it that we don’t feel like those cars in the movies when we take a turn even going 35 mph? The sway bar links on a car or truck is the first line of defense. It reduces the car sway when it turns. Sorry, minivan lovers, your days of feeling like you are in a race car are over! Well, unless your sway bar links are broken. Another issue that may happen are the struts and/or shock absorbers. When these need to be replaced, you can sometimes even feel the ride quality change. However, it’s not an immediate issue. You may not even notice until someone else takes a drive or you hop in another car. Lastly, we all know that driving in Andover, MN is not easy. The pot holes and torn up roads will always lead to suspension issues like ball joint replacements, springs loosening, tie rod ends changed out, control arms replaced, and even various bushings. So, how do you really know? If you are suspicious of your suspension, Clark Automotive can help!

Clark Automotive Suspension Repair

If you suspect that a suspension repair is in your near future, just give us a call. We offer free test drives to assess the issues that your vehicle may be having. We also offer free estimates regarding whatever suspension repair issues that may be happening. We have all of the equipment necessary and the unequivocal knowledge to diagnose and repair your suspension problems.

If you live in or around Andover, MN and you’ve been noticing that your ride seems a little off, or perhaps even your steering has been acting weird, it’s time to call Clark Automotive. Call us today at (763) 784-7944 and get your vehicle back in shape!

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