Oil leaks can mean Big Problems

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The slippery puddle underneath your car means more than just a stain on your driveway. An oil leak can indicate a bigger issue, and left unattended can lead to serious problems for your engine. Engine oil is critical for the performance of your vehicle. As it moves through the engine, it keeps every moving part and component lubricated. Without the oil, friction and heat from these parts rubbing against each other cause premature wear and …… ( more )

3 Cat Litter Auto Myths – True or False?

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Kitty litter often makes an appearance in lists for auto emergency kits or winter safety tips – but why is this strange “tool” so popular? What is it for? Does it really work? Here, we address three “myths” about cat litter to help you stay safe on slick winter roads in White Bear Lake, MN. Before you find yourself stuck (without cat litter), make sure your car can handle winter conditions – call our team …… ( more )

Don’t Ignore that you just Hit a Curb!

Posted by & filed under Preventative Maintenance, White Bear Lake Auto Repair.

Winter roads are slick in White Bear Lake, and across Minnesota. As you drive along snowy, icy roads this winter, use extra caution to remain in control of your vehicle to avoid slides and skids. At AM-PM Automotive Repair, we’ve seen many of our customers’ vehicles suffer damage from sliding into a curb on slick winter roads. Even though this seems like a small mistake, hitting a curb can have major impacts on your car. …… ( more )

Warning Lights: What They Mean For Your Car

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We have all been there – starting up the car to see a flashing yellow or red symbol on the dashboard. Before you panic over an unfamiliar symbol, there are some simple steps you can take to address these common warning lights: Battery/Charging Alert – This symbol indicates that the battery charge, or voltage level, is below its normal level. There may be an issue with your vehicle’s charging system or your battery may need …… ( more )

5 Myths about Auto Repair

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We understand what it’s like to be on the customer’s side of the counter. We’ve been there plenty of times at the doctor, dentist, or somewhere as simple as a gas station. We know what it’s like to be unsure of the service or product we are paying for. The last thing we want is for our White Bear Lake neighbors to feel apprehensive about auto repair and maintenance. Here are some common myths about …… ( more )

Don’t Get Ripped Off on Auto Repair

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Our local White Bear Lake auto repair shop prides itself in providing honest, thorough repairs to customers. The key to making customers come back is to be honest 100% of the time.  However, some shops don’t employ this same attitude. Here are three things to watch out for to not get ripped off: They sell you something you don’t need. This is the lowest, worst way to rip-off a customer, and it occurs regularly in shady shops.How …… ( more )