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Pre-Purchase Used Car Inspection

Check before you write that check. Before you spend your hard-earned money on that used car, have it inspected by a certified mechanic. To protect yourself in a private party transaction, or even if you’re buying from a car dealership, experts agree that used cars must be inspected before final purchase negotiation. The ordinary car

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Some Causes of Smells Coming From Your Car

5 Things Your Nose Can Tell You About Your Car Besides that new car smell, there are fairly few odors you experience in or around your car that are pleasant. Your nose knows when something is foul or amiss. Some smells are pretty telltale of a certain condition, while others might present a little more

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Dangerous Driving Habits To Avoid

10. Parking in Illegal Areas Despite the fact that most parking areas are monitored fairly closely, drivers continue to park where they shouldn’t  This includes handicap parking spaces, red zones, along curbs outside of clearly-marked legal parking hours, and so on. Having your car towed can be expensive, so even if you’ve gotten away with illegal parking in

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April is National Car Care Month

This is very important to us here at AAMCO, seeing as we put the care back into car care.  While AAMCO considers every month car care month, April is the official National Car Care Month according to the non-profit Car Care Council. The councils purpose is to educate consumers about the benefits of regular vehicle care, maintenance

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Signs Your Battery Needs to Be Replaced

Slow Engine Crank It takes a lot of power to get your car started, and all that power is produced by the battery. Once the car is started, the alternator keeps the car battery going by replacing the power used to start the engine and run your vehicle’s electronic accessories. When you put the key

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Vehicle Care Bad Habits

Abusing the clutch Many drivers, when they come to a stop, keep the clutch all the way to the floor. You’ll be able to inch forward and be ready to take off when the light turns green, but when you do this to the clutch, its surfaces scrape against each other, wearing them out and

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Is it time to change my brakes?

Brakes perform a vital function for the driver and need to be well maintained to work at their best. The brake caliper, brake pads, and brake rotor are the primary components of car disc brake systems. The brake pads and rotors on all cars wear out, but brake wear down is affected by several factors.Driving

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I Smell Exhaust Fumes in My Car

Exhaust Smell in Your Car Can Be Due to Different Things The car exhaust system neutralizes the harmful fumes that come out of the engine. It is important to have your car checked out if you start to notice any odd odors or exhaust smell inside the car, as this can mean some major problems

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What Is an Automatic Braking System

AAMCO Minnesota Knows Brakes At AAMCO Minnesota our mission is to repair and maintain your car – from transmissions to electrical systems, oil changes to mufflers. We do it all so you don’t have to. One of our specialties is brakes. The technology that keeps you safe and on the move – and able to

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Reasons Why Your Ride is Bumpy and Rough

Why does your car feel like you’re driving on a bumpy road? Sometimes your car does not ride as smoothly as you like. If the ride gets really bumpy or rough, and you’re not on a dirt road, there are some things that could be mechanically wrong. There are a number of things that can

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Our comprehensive 36-step ProtectCheck® Inspection, expert technicians, and no-nonsense pay-only-for-what-you-need approach makes us the most trusted name in car care. Come see why people who know go to AAMCO.

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Pre-Purchase Used Car Inspection

Pre-Purchase Used Car Inspection

Check before you write that check. Before you spend your hard-earned money on that used car, have it inspected by a certified mechanic. To protect yourself in a private party transaction, or even if you're buying from a car dealership, experts agree that used cars...

read more
Some Causes of Smells Coming From Your Car

Some Causes of Smells Coming From Your Car

5 Things Your Nose Can Tell You About Your Car Besides that new car smell, there are fairly few odors you experience in or around your car that are pleasant. Your nose knows when something is foul or amiss. Some smells are pretty telltale of a certain condition, while...

read more

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