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Big Lake Automotive

19868 172nd St
Big Lake, MN 55309

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Have you been on your way to work or another important event when you notice the “Check Engine” light illuminate on the dash? It may simply indicate a malfunctioning sensor, or something more serious, such as low oil pressure. Do you know the things to check when the engine light comes on? The important concern is to make sure that long-term damage isn’t taking place in the engine and that you aren't compromising the safety of your vehicle. As soon as you are able, take your vehicle to your auto shop for an engine service, including a diagnostic test.

Did you know that your car has a computer on board? When the electronic-control system finds a problem it cannot adjust, this computer turns on a yellow warning light and stores a diagnostic trouble code (DTC) in its memory. This code helps your mechanic pinpoint the source of a potential problem, from a loose gas cap to a misfiring engine.

Here are three things to check when the engine light comes on:

wondering about what things to check when the engine light comes on? Schedule an engine service & ask a mechanic to run a diagnostic test to find the problem.
06
Apr
2018

Have you been on your way to work or another important event when you notice the “Check Engine” light illuminate on the dash? It may simply indicate a malfunctioning sensor, or something more serious, such as low oil pressure. Do you know the things to check when the engine light comes on? The important concern is to make sure that long-term damage isn’t taking place in the engine and that you aren't compromising the safety of your vehicle. As soon as you are able, take your vehicle to your auto shop for an engine service, including a diagnostic test.

Did you know that your car has a computer on board? When the electronic-control system finds a problem it cannot adjust, this computer turns on a yellow warning light and stores a diagnostic trouble code (DTC) in its memory. This code helps your mechanic pinpoint the source of a potential problem, from a loose gas cap to a misfiring engine.

Here are three things to check when the engine light comes on:

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It’s just a matter of time, no matter how old or new your vehicle is, you are going to need the help of auto repair experts. With so much competition and so many shops, how does a vehicle owner know when they have found an auto repair shop they can trust? This isn’t even mentioning all of the tempting advertising and special deals that some shops offer just to get your initial business. Who knows if these shops are reputable or offer quality auto repairs?

When searching for an auto shop that has professional auto repair experts, make sure they meet the following criteria:

Looking for qualified auto repair experts to service your vehicle? There are several factors that will you know when you find a auto mechanic you can trust.
21
Mar
2018

It’s just a matter of time, no matter how old or new your vehicle is, you are going to need the help of auto repair experts. With so much competition and so many shops, how does a vehicle owner know when they have found an auto repair shop they can trust? This isn’t even mentioning all of the tempting advertising and special deals that some shops offer just to get your initial business. Who knows if these shops are reputable or offer quality auto repairs?

When searching for an auto shop that has professional auto repair experts, make sure they meet the following criteria:

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To help your vehicle drive in the safest and best condition possible, it is important to make sure that you have the wheel alignment and the wheel balancing checked on a regular basis. Many drivers ignore the signs of a lost alignment or balancing, and as a result, they will find their vehicles are difficult to keep going straight down the road.

You may be asking: "What happens if you don’t balance your tires?"

Imperfections, blemishes in the rubber, and damage to a tire or rim can throw a wheel "out of balance." That means that one section of the tire or rim is heavier than another. Some of the signs to watch for include swerving from side to side while driving on a straight road, feeling every little rock on the road, vibrations in the steering wheel, and the feeling that the steering wheel is too loose. At higher speeds, an unbalanced tire will begin to shake and cause vibration in the steering wheel. This will eventually damage your tires, your suspension system, and steering system.

When you consider what happens if you don’t balance your tires, don't delay in scheduling a tire service. It is vital that both wheel balancing and alignment are proper so that your vehicle drives smooth & safe
05
Mar
2018

To help your vehicle drive in the safest and best condition possible, it is important to make sure that you have the wheel alignment and the wheel balancing checked on a regular basis. Many drivers ignore the signs of a lost alignment or balancing, and as a result, they will find their vehicles are difficult to keep going straight down the road.

You may be asking: "What happens if you don’t balance your tires?"

Imperfections, blemishes in the rubber, and damage to a tire or rim can throw a wheel "out of balance." That means that one section of the tire or rim is heavier than another. Some of the signs to watch for include swerving from side to side while driving on a straight road, feeling every little rock on the road, vibrations in the steering wheel, and the feeling that the steering wheel is too loose. At higher speeds, an unbalanced tire will begin to shake and cause vibration in the steering wheel. This will eventually damage your tires, your suspension system, and steering system.

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