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Big Lake Automotive

19868 172nd St
Big Lake, MN 55309

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Winter is here and that means snow, ice and cold weather, which can all prove to be quite a hurdle to leap over for vehicle owners. Harsh winter conditions make it difficult enough to drive on the road so taking a few steps now will help save you from a potentially devastating situation later.

Here are a few things you can do to get your car ready for winter driving:

One of the most important things to do is to make sure all of the fluids in your vehicle are checked or, even better, changed out to be at peak efficiency for the cold temperatures. The oil in your engine is especially important, it not only lubricates all of the moving parts in your engine but it also absorbs heat so ensuring you have the best oil for the winter is very important.

The next thing is your cooling and heating system. It is good to check or change out your filters, especially after a summer of driving. The cooling system is always important, just because it is cold outside does not stop your engine from getting very hot.

To Find out how to get your car ready for winter, contact Car Repair Experts at Big Lake Automotive to find out more about car service & to schedule an appointment
06
Dec
2017

Winter is here and that means snow, ice and cold weather, which can all prove to be quite a hurdle to leap over for vehicle owners. Harsh winter conditions make it difficult enough to drive on the road so taking a few steps now will help save you from a potentially devastating situation later.

Here are a few things you can do to get your car ready for winter driving:

One of the most important things to do is to make sure all of the fluids in your vehicle are checked or, even better, changed out to be at peak efficiency for the cold temperatures. The oil in your engine is especially important, it not only lubricates all of the moving parts in your engine but it also absorbs heat so ensuring you have the best oil for the winter is very important.

The next thing is your cooling and heating system. It is good to check or change out your filters, especially after a summer of driving. The cooling system is always important, just because it is cold outside does not stop your engine from getting very hot.

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Your vehicle is one of your biggest investments next to your home. That is why it is so important to keep up with all maintenance items and needed repairs. While no one likes to pay out hard-earned dollars on mundane preventative maintenance measures, it is perhaps the most proactive thing you can do to protect the investment you've made in your automobile.

One of those simple, but important services, is wheel alignment. Vehicles need the alignment checked for various reasons. Sometimes something as simple as hitting a pothole can set your vehicle off its alignment. Rough driving, strenuous terrain, and failure to check the alignment annually can also contribute to poorly aligned vehicles. Even basic issues like low tire pressure can cause vehicles to pull to one side, making it feel like your car has lost its alignment.

To improve the vehicle‘s drivability, take care of a needed wheel alignment as soon as you notice a problem. Ask your auto shop what does a car alignment consist of
20
Nov
2017

Your vehicle is one of your biggest investments next to your home. That is why it is so important to keep up with all maintenance items and needed repairs. While no one likes to pay out hard-earned dollars on mundane preventative maintenance measures, it is perhaps the most proactive thing you can do to protect the investment you've made in your automobile.

One of those simple, but important services, is wheel alignment. Vehicles need the alignment checked for various reasons. Sometimes something as simple as hitting a pothole can set your vehicle off its alignment. Rough driving, strenuous terrain, and failure to check the alignment annually can also contribute to poorly aligned vehicles. Even basic issues like low tire pressure can cause vehicles to pull to one side, making it feel like your car has lost its alignment.

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The brakes on your car are one of the most critical components of your vehicle. While many drivers understand the importance of brakes, many of them put the service off for a long time and fail to address braking issues until they have become more extensive and costly to repair.

How often should you have brakes inspected?

It is a good idea to have your brakes looked at once a year if you are not experiencing any problems with them. Many people choose to do so as part of their annual automobile inspection. If you notice a problem with your brakes and think brake repair or brake replacement may be needed the time to act is now. Any detected problems in your brake system need immediate attention even if the problem seems small to start with as it can become more serious quickly and become a real danger to you.

Be sure to have an annual checkup brake system on your vehicle. You may be asking how long do brake pads last while considering a brake replacement.
06
Nov
2017

The brakes on your car are one of the most critical components of your vehicle. While many drivers understand the importance of brakes, many of them put the service off for a long time and fail to address braking issues until they have become more extensive and costly to repair.

How often should you have brakes inspected?

It is a good idea to have your brakes looked at once a year if you are not experiencing any problems with them. Many people choose to do so as part of their annual automobile inspection. If you notice a problem with your brakes and think brake repair or brake replacement may be needed the time to act is now. Any detected problems in your brake system need immediate attention even if the problem seems small to start with as it can become more serious quickly and become a real danger to you.

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