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Mon: 8:00am - 6:00pm

Tue: 8:00am - 6:00pm

Wed: 8:00am - 6:00pm

Thu: 8:00am - 6:00pm

Fri: 8:00am - 6:00pm

Sat: Closed

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Big Lake Automotive

19868 172nd St NW
Big Lake, MN 55309

Are you like some drivers whose service manual has never seen the light of day? Even with a busy schedule, it’s important to keep up with the manufacturer’s recommended maintenance items. With winter’s cold temperatures here to stay for a while, you want to make sure your car is in tip-top shape. But you may be wondering just how often should you service your car?

As you read through your owner’s manual (you may find it at the back of your glove box), you will see maintenance guidelines. It may look similar to the schedule below:

Are you wondering how often should you service your car? Read your owner’s manual or ask the car repair experts at Big Lake Automotive.
21 Jan, 2021

Are you like some drivers whose service manual has never seen the light of day? Even with a busy schedule, it’s important to keep up with the manufacturer’s recommended maintenance items. With winter’s cold temperatures here to stay for a while, you want to make sure your car is in tip-top shape. But you may be wondering just how often should you service your car?

As you read through your owner’s manual (you may find it at the back of your glove box), you will see maintenance guidelines. It may look similar to the schedule below:

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By knowing how your vehicle responds in certain situations is key in keeping it serviced so you are driving as safely as possible. One big safety issue that drivers should be aware of and keep maintained is the brakes. How often should you change brake pads? How do you know when the brake rotors need to be replaced? Do calipers ever need to be replaced? Your auto mechanic will be happy to answer your questions about brakes.

By understanding how brakes work, you will understand how important it is to keep them in good condition. Here is a brief explanation of how brakes work in simple terms. Applying the brake pedal causes a chain reaction—the calipers cause the brake pads to clamp down on the brake rotors. This pressure on the rotors prevents them from spinning, thus stopping your car.

Wondering about how often should you change brake pads? Ask a brake repair specialist at Big Lake Automotive about when to replace brake rotors and pads.
05 Jan, 2021

By knowing how your vehicle responds in certain situations is key in keeping it serviced so you are driving as safely as possible. One big safety issue that drivers should be aware of and keep maintained is the brakes. How often should you change brake pads? How do you know when the brake rotors need to be replaced? Do calipers ever need to be replaced? Your auto mechanic will be happy to answer your questions about brakes.

By understanding how brakes work, you will understand how important it is to keep them in good condition. Here is a brief explanation of how brakes work in simple terms. Applying the brake pedal causes a chain reaction—the calipers cause the brake pads to clamp down on the brake rotors. This pressure on the rotors prevents them from spinning, thus stopping your car.

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It’s hard to know what’s going on under the hood without a car diagnostic service. A diagnostic test can reveal problems that may be associated with the engine and transmission, oil and gas tanks, exhaust systems, and other operating systems. Because today's vehicles are designed with computer processors, microchips, and sensors, it really is necessary to have a car diagnostic service to detect internal problems.

So what is a car diagnostic service, you ask? A specialized computer is linked to your vehicle to scan the various operating systems. Various “fault” codes have been stored in your vehicle’s memory system during operation. Most mechanics have been trained to read these codes, enabling them to pinpoint the actual cause of a problem, including whether or not a simple tune up is needed. Small problems can be taken care of before they turn into major problems! You will actually be saving time and money because you don’t have to pay for repairs performed on a "trial-and-error" basis.

Wondering how do you know when your car needs a tune up? Ask the auto repair professionals at Big Lake Automotive if a car diagnostic service is recommended.
22 Dec, 2020

It’s hard to know what’s going on under the hood without a car diagnostic service. A diagnostic test can reveal problems that may be associated with the engine and transmission, oil and gas tanks, exhaust systems, and other operating systems. Because today's vehicles are designed with computer processors, microchips, and sensors, it really is necessary to have a car diagnostic service to detect internal problems.

So what is a car diagnostic service, you ask? A specialized computer is linked to your vehicle to scan the various operating systems. Various “fault” codes have been stored in your vehicle’s memory system during operation. Most mechanics have been trained to read these codes, enabling them to pinpoint the actual cause of a problem, including whether or not a simple tune up is needed. Small problems can be taken care of before they turn into major problems! You will actually be saving time and money because you don’t have to pay for repairs performed on a "trial-and-error" basis.

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Big Lake AutomotiveAuto Repair Shop in Big Lake, MN

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19868 172nd St NW, Big Lake, MN 55309763-263-0909service@biglakeautomotive.com
Mon:8:00am - 6:00pm
Tue:8:00am - 6:00pm
Wed:8:00am - 6:00pm
Thu:8:00am - 6:00pm
Fri:8:00am - 6:00pm
Sat:Closed
Sun:Closed
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