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Big Lake Automotive

19868 172nd St
Big Lake, MN 55309

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How do you know if you are getting the best automotive service possible when you take your vehicle to your favorite auto shop? Most vehicle owners are aware that technicians change oil, repair tires and inspect brakes, but are you aware of the extent of the training and knowledge that technicians must acquire to help you take care of your vehicle?

ASE (the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence) is an independent non-profit organization that works to improve the quality of vehicle repair and service by testing and certifying automotive professionals. ASE promotes excellence in vehicle repair, service, and parts distribution. Almost 300,000 Automotive Technicians and Service Professionals hold ASE Certifications.

When you consider the training and skills of an ASE-certified automotive repair technician, you can have confidence in knowing that your vehicle will be well taken care of! Here is a short list of what a certified technician can do:

Many car owners cringe when they hear the words automotive repair. Need to know what ASE-certified automotive service technician does that you can’t do?
21
Dec
2018

How do you know if you are getting the best automotive service possible when you take your vehicle to your favorite auto shop? Most vehicle owners are aware that technicians change oil, repair tires and inspect brakes, but are you aware of the extent of the training and knowledge that technicians must acquire to help you take care of your vehicle?

ASE (the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence) is an independent non-profit organization that works to improve the quality of vehicle repair and service by testing and certifying automotive professionals. ASE promotes excellence in vehicle repair, service, and parts distribution. Almost 300,000 Automotive Technicians and Service Professionals hold ASE Certifications.

When you consider the training and skills of an ASE-certified automotive repair technician, you can have confidence in knowing that your vehicle will be well taken care of! Here is a short list of what a certified technician can do:

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Many drivers are not aware that the performance of their vehicle's wheel system is basically dependent on the condition of their car struts and axles. These components are involved in the steering, driving, and braking of the vehicle, linking the power from the engine to the wheels. They carry the whole weight of the vehicle, plus passengers and cargo. If undamaged, these components can last up to 100,000 miles without need for replacement.

Have you wondered how axles and car struts or shocks are related? Simply stated, the axles are connected to the front wheels. They transfer the torque from the transmission to the drive wheels. But what happens if your axle breaks while driving? The effect is immediate and dangerous since power is no longer being transferred from the engine to the tires. Controlling the steering of the vehicle will not be possible and you may find yourself stranded in the middle of the road.

Do you ever wonder what happens if your axle breaks while driving? Ask your mechanic at Big Lake Automotive to schedule an inspection of your car shocks.
07
Dec
2018

Many drivers are not aware that the performance of their vehicle's wheel system is basically dependent on the condition of their car struts and axles. These components are involved in the steering, driving, and braking of the vehicle, linking the power from the engine to the wheels. They carry the whole weight of the vehicle, plus passengers and cargo. If undamaged, these components can last up to 100,000 miles without need for replacement.

Have you wondered how axles and car struts or shocks are related? Simply stated, the axles are connected to the front wheels. They transfer the torque from the transmission to the drive wheels. But what happens if your axle breaks while driving? The effect is immediate and dangerous since power is no longer being transferred from the engine to the tires. Controlling the steering of the vehicle will not be possible and you may find yourself stranded in the middle of the road.

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Many vehicle owners have learned the importance of fuel economy and have downsized into smaller and more fuel-efficient cars as the price of fuel keeps sliding up and down. And it seems like they would rather trade in their older car for a new one rather than take their old one to an auto for regular maintenance items and repairs.

However, as the price of new vehicles keeps going up, it is even more important that vehicle owners understand that visiting their auto center for regularly scheduled maintenance items is a smart choice, diminishing the chances of more costly auto repairs.

Several years ago, Kelton Research published a study that is still true. The study shows that nine-in-ten American vehicle owners think they do everything they should to properly maintain their vehicle. However, the study went on to show that only 41 percent actually follow the manufacturer’s service recommendations. The study further reports that less than one in four (23 percent) of vehicle owners work with a qualified mechanic to develop a maintenance plan for their cars.

Don’t be afraid to visit your auto shop for any needed maintenance and repairs. Help your car last longer by following the advice of your auto center.
20
Nov
2018

Many vehicle owners have learned the importance of fuel economy and have downsized into smaller and more fuel-efficient cars as the price of fuel keeps sliding up and down. And it seems like they would rather trade in their older car for a new one rather than take their old one to an auto for regular maintenance items and repairs.

However, as the price of new vehicles keeps going up, it is even more important that vehicle owners understand that visiting their auto center for regularly scheduled maintenance items is a smart choice, diminishing the chances of more costly auto repairs.

Several years ago, Kelton Research published a study that is still true. The study shows that nine-in-ten American vehicle owners think they do everything they should to properly maintain their vehicle. However, the study went on to show that only 41 percent actually follow the manufacturer’s service recommendations. The study further reports that less than one in four (23 percent) of vehicle owners work with a qualified mechanic to develop a maintenance plan for their cars.

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