Signs that the Brakes should be Inspected

Brake inspection, Dale Feste Automotive, Hopkins MN

Brake Inspection

Why do you need a brake inspection? The braking system is the most important safety feature for your vehicle. The ability to stop quickly and safely is crucial. Part of the brake system also include the brake pads and brake rotors. The friction and heat that occur every time the brakes are applied can gradually start to shorten the lifespan of these parts. It is required to have periodic replacement of these parts in order to keep the braking system in your vehicle functioning properly. You can help maintain the braking system by going to regular scheduled maintenances. read more

The Importance of Safety Inspections

 

To help keep your vehicle in the best condition possible, make sure to go to regular maintenance inspections. This is important because not only can you improve the safety on the vehicle, but it can also be more reliable when you drive. If you notice something out of the norm when you are driving, it is recommended to bring the vehicle in so we can inspect it for you. This can also help prevent further issues from occurring to parts of the vehicle. It can reduce the chance for a costly repair bill in the future as well. Noticing an issue is important so it is fixed in a timely manner. Ignoring the problem can cause further damage to the part, as well as other nearby areas of the vehicle. If you are not sure how often to bring the vehicle in for maintenance, we can help to recommend a schedule that is best for your vehicle. read more

When the Transmission Makes an Odd Noise

Noticing a transmission noise while driving can cause enough of a worry to lead you to assume the worst. However, if you are aware of the types of problems that can arise with the transmission, you will find it easier to determine what repair work is required. Make sure to bring the vehicle in at any noise that you hear. This way we can inspect the vehicle, under the hood, or transmission, depending on the noise that is being heard. By catching an issue early on, you can help reduce the chance of costly repair bills in the future. read more

Signs a New Transmission is Needed

Everyone relies heavily on their vehicle, but an unexpected repair can be a major inconvenience as we as cost. Regular maintenance and inspections are necessary to ensure that your vehicle is running correctly and efficiently.

The transmission generates power to your tires. It also controls how much of that power is available at anytime. It is mostly responsible for adapting how much power gets to the drive wheels, which are important for starting the vehicle, stopping, and also traveling at all speeds. A transmission keeps the engine’s output optimally matched to the speed and the load conditions of your vehicle. Connected to the transmission is the torque converter. This assists in the flow of the engine’s torque into the transmission. The transmission fluid cleans, cools, lubricates, transmits force and pressure, and protects the transmission from buildup of any kind. read more

The Importance of the Windshield Wipers

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While windshield wipers might not be one of the first things you think of when you think of parts of your car, but they are still a very important component. When driving in poor weather or rainy conditions it can result in reduced visibility. To ensure that you can see properly, make sure to have the windshield wipers replaced when they start to show signs of wear. Since the windshield wiper blades are inexpensive, having them replaced is a good idea. You can also bring the vehicle in and we can inspect the wipers for you. We can also check to make sure that the windshield wiper fluid is also topped off. This is beneficial because the fluid can clear off the windshield if you get road grime or dirt on it. read more

Improve the Visibility with Proper Windshield Wipers

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Windshield wipers help to clear off your windshield if it is raining out, or clearing off substances that seem to get stuck to it. This could be road grime, dirt, or insects that hit your vehicle. To help get the best visibility possible, make sure that you inspect the windshield wipers on a regular basis. When checking the windshield wipers, make sure you know what size you need for your vehicle. Also make sure to check the windshield wiper fluid. This is beneficial because the fluid can work with the wipers in order to remove any debris or grime that could be on the windshield of your vehicle. read more

Improving the Visibility when you Drive

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When you own a vehicle, you will want to keep it in the best condition you possibly can. This should include bringing the vehicle in for regular maintenance inspections. If you are not sure how often to bring the vehicle in, make sure to contact us and we can provide you with the schedule. Between visits make sure to check the oil for an adequate amount and inspect the tires. If you notice any issues with the vehicle it is important that you contact us so we can inspect the vehicle as soon as possible. Besides keeping the vehicle operating at top performance levels, you will want to make sure that as a driver, you can see out of all the windows. Having proper visibility can make your driving experience safer and more pleasant. read more

Improve the Fuel Efficiency by Having the Vehicle Maintained

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Keeping your car in tune and running as efficiently as possible does not just happen from driving the wheels off of it. The right auto maintenance will help with fuel efficiency, as well as increase your satisfaction with your automobile. Whether it is fluid checks, new tires, air conditioning service, or one of a hundred other things, the right maintenance will go a long way to increasing the value of your car, as well as giving you the most bang for your buck as far as gas. Fuel efficiency is something that everyone is concerned with these days, but you cannot get the fuel efficiency that you are looking for if you forgo maintenance. While auto maintenance will cost you some, it can be well worth the investment in your car. The right car care will make you feel better about driving your car, no matter how old it is or how many miles are on it. General inspections by an ASE Master Technician can keep all of the facets of your car running efficiently and help you to use less gas. read more

Don’t Forget to Check the Fenders

There are some components to the vehicle that you do not pay much attention to. One of these parts may be the fender on the vehicle. It actually started out that fenders were a way to boost a person up and over in to a truck bed in the really old days. But then the design came to be for a more practical reason that could save the life or a person traveling inside of the vehicle. Since the fender has a significant reason to be on your car or truck, it is important to take care of it even though it seems like a silly thing to do. read more

Improve the Visibility when You Drive

When you are driving, you will want to make sure you improve the visibility of your vehicle. This can include the windshield, the windshield wipers, and even the headlights of your vehicle. If you are not sure if the windshield wipers are in the best condition possible, make sure to bring the vehicle in and we can inspect the windshield wipers for you. It is also recommended that you bring your vehicle in for proper maintenance inspections. If you notice anything out of the norm between visits, bring the vehicle in as soon as you can. This can help prevent further damage from being done to your vehicle, as well as time, money, and stress in the long run. read more