The Midwest presents some unique challenges to car ownership: extreme temperatures, salt on the roads, icy driving conditions, plus our city traffic. And, don’t get us started on potholes! Maybe you commute downtown to work, or maybe you haul your boat to the cabin on the weekends. Maybe you’re the brave ones we see driving on the frozen lake, or you don’t drive much at all, anymore, working from home.
Whatever your lifestyle here in the metro- and, beyond- regular visits to your favorite mechanic will keep your vehicle in steady health, keep you informed and give you plenty of time to plan for costs.
“Your car’s not gonna fix itself,” Jason will say. So, let us catch problems early before they make everything worse. (And, by worse, we mean more expensive.)
“Prevention is the best medicine.”
It is known.
Preventative maintenance for your car begins with and oil change and checkup at least twice a year, whether the car sits or travels many miles. Like a routine physical at the doctor, these visits to your mechanic are the simplest and least expensive ways to keep your car in it’s healthiest condition, preventing (expensive) problems before they begin.
At these checkups, we can advise you on the manufacturer’s suggested care by mileage, seasonal preparedness for our Minnesota weather and more, working to fit car care in to your lifestyle and priorities.
“Cold enough for ya?” “It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity!”
Welcome to Minnesota, land of extremes.
Our sub-zero temps, hot, humid summers, ice, salt and rust make for interesting- and sometimes challenging- effects on the vehicles we rely on. Like swapping out your boots and parka for sandals and a swimsuit, sometimes just a little preparedness can make your journey a lot more comfortable- and safe.
Seasonal Preparations can include:
Seasonal Tire Swap switch to Summer or All-Season tires
“These cars are meant to be driven, so enjoy the hell out of all of it…”
– Caroll Shelby
Wear and tear happens with use. It’s completely normal, and most cars will need these updates at some point down the road. But, fret not: these maintenance items usually come with warning signs. Many of these updates are even suggested by the vehicle manufacturer at planned mileage intervals.
We’re watching for these mileage intervals and warning signs for you- you’re welcome!- and will include any recommended services in your notes (with prices!) when you visit. Our Technicians are vigilant and our Service Advisors are here to guide you through scheduled updates according to your lifestyle and priorities…so you can just enjoy the ride.