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Big Lake Automotive

19868 172nd St
Big Lake, MN 55309

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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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When was the last time you had your car serviced? If it was six months ago, that’s good, but if it was more than a year ago, that’s not so good! It’s true that vehicle maintenance is an expense, but the potential costs of damage that can happen in an engine, transmission, and suspension due to lack of maintenance is much greater. Unfortunately, some vehicle owners try to save money by extending the time between services on their car.

The more pertinent question may be, “What happens if you don’t service your car regularly?” When things like spark plugs start to wear out, filters not replaced, or the oil changed, you may notice the following symptoms:

  • Decreased fuel efficiency 
  • Lack of power when accelerating 
  • Cabin air quality is diminished 
  • Noisy motor from oil sludge building up
Have you found yourself wondering when should you have your car serviced? Make sure you have needed auto repair services done according to your owner’s manual & your mechanic’s advice.
20
Feb
2018

When was the last time you had your car serviced? If it was six months ago, that’s good, but if it was more than a year ago, that’s not so good! It’s true that vehicle maintenance is an expense, but the potential costs of damage that can happen in an engine, transmission, and suspension due to lack of maintenance is much greater. Unfortunately, some vehicle owners try to save money by extending the time between services on their car.

The more pertinent question may be, “What happens if you don’t service your car regularly?” When things like spark plugs start to wear out, filters not replaced, or the oil changed, you may notice the following symptoms:

  • Decreased fuel efficiency 
  • Lack of power when accelerating 
  • Cabin air quality is diminished 
  • Noisy motor from oil sludge building up
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When you take your vehicle to your auto shop for a tune-up, you are essentially asking for an inspection of your engine, an analysis of the vehicle’s performance, and adjustments made as needed. What may be required during a car tune up will vary from vehicle to vehicle, based on age, mileage and unique manufacturer recommendations for that vehicle.

The tune up checklist includes both preventative and restorative engine assessment.

Wondering what does a car tune up consist of? Schedule an appointment at your auto shop for a car diagnostic test to decide if your car is in need of a tune up.
05
Feb
2018

When you take your vehicle to your auto shop for a tune-up, you are essentially asking for an inspection of your engine, an analysis of the vehicle’s performance, and adjustments made as needed. What may be required during a car tune up will vary from vehicle to vehicle, based on age, mileage and unique manufacturer recommendations for that vehicle.

The tune up checklist includes both preventative and restorative engine assessment.

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