Keeping your car on the road means performing regular maintenance at scheduled intervals. The most important regular maintenance is your vehicle’s oil change. Performed every 3,000, 4,000 or 5,000 miles, depending on oil type, oil changes keep your vehicle’s engine running efficiently and provide an opportunity to inspect your vehicle for any potential issues. An oil change at Maple Grove Auto Service always includes a 27 point vehicle inspection, window cleaning and floor vacuuming.
27 Point Inspection
During every oil change we perform a 27 point inspection of your vehicle. This inspection allows us to monitor your vehicle and identify issues before they can cause a break down. The 27 point inspection includes fluid level and condition checks. We check your oil, brake fluid, transmission fluid, power steering fluid, and coolant. We then check the air filter, battery, tires (pressure and tread), exhaust, lights, windshield wipers and windshield washers. We will identify and inform you of any issues we find and provide you with estimates for repairs.
Synthetic vs. Conventional Oil Changes
While conventional oil provides an economical solution to your vehicle’s lubrication needs Synthetic oil will always prove superior for a number of reasons. Synthetic oil provides a longer life and superior lubrication for all makes and models. Synthetic oil changes are even required for certain vehicles. While a synthetic oil change can cost as much as three times a conventional oil change the benefits generally out-weigh the cost. With a conventional oil change you should be getting it changed at 3,000 mile intervals while with a synthetic you change it every 5,000 miles. Synthetic oils reduce wear on your engine. Find out more about Synthetic vs. Conventional motor oils at HowStuffWorks.com.
Oil Change Specials
Maple Grove Auto Service regularly runs oil change specials that can be found on our Coupons page. Redeem your coupon at time of service.
Call 763-425-8575 today to set up your Oil Change Appointment!
Modern vehicles are a complex network of engines, transmissions, hydraulics, motors, generators, pumps, pulleys, electronics and computers. Pinpointing issues within this system falls on diagnostic testing performed by our mechanics. The goal of our diagnostic testing services is to provide you with a accurate estimate that will get your vehicle fixed right the first time. Our diagnostic pricing is based solely on the amount of time it takes our mechanics to identify a specific issue. Learn more about our diagnostic services below and call us today to set up your appointment!
Starting/Charging System Checks
If your vehicle will not turn over or does not stay running after it is jump started you may be in need of starting and charging system diagnostics. While performing charging system diagnostics we check your alternator, regulators, starter, and solenoid. Some starting and charging system problems may be part of larger electrical issues but in most cases our charging and starting system check will allow us to verify what is at fault and get your issue repaired quickly.
Emission & Engine Diagnostics
Emission and engine diagnostics are applied to check engine light and run-ability issues. This includes rough running conditions, hard starting or long crank conditions, misfiring, cold start issues, and check engine or service engine light issues.
Cooling System Pressure Testing
Cooling System Pressure testing identifies leaks in your vehicles cooling systems.
AC / Heating Inspections
AC and Heating diagnostics identify problems with your vehicles HVAC systems. This includes no heat conditions, overheating issues, and AC issues.
Intermittent Issues, Electrical Issues
Extensive issues that are difficult to recreate, occur intermittently, involve electrical systems, or advanced HVAC disassemble may require additional time for diagnostics.
Suspension & Wheel Alignment
Keeping your car safely on the road means maintaining your vehicles suspension. Failure to check and maintain the suspension can cause your vehicle to become difficult to control and even brake. Worn or damaged suspension parts are the leading cause of wheel alignment issues. If your wheels are out of alignment your vehicle will have reduced traffic especially in slippery conditions.
Most modern vehicles use the MacPherson Strut design that incorporate the strut(shock) and spring as one assembly. The MacPherson Strut design is most common in small front wheel drive vehicles but has become more popular with larger vehicles in recent years. Learn more about MacPherson Struts on Wikipedia….
Wheel Alignment and Tire Wear
Worn and damage suspension parts can cause uneven tire wear and can even wear your tires out quicker, costing you money.
Your vehicle’s exhaust system is responsible for guiding the hazardous fumes safely away from the vehicle. These systems consist of a manifold, catalytic converters, sensors, mufflers, resonators, and sometimes turbochargers. At Maple Grove Auto Service we install original equipment and aftermarket exhaust systems for the best fit and longest life. Learn more about exhaust systems…
A leak in your cars pipes or mufflers poses a potentially dangerous safety risk to you and your passengers. A leak in your vehicle’s system can cause poisonous exhaust gases like hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxides. These dangerous gases can be odorless so you may not even know they are there. This is why Leaks should be repaired as soon as they are detected.
An obstructed exhaust can cause your vehicle to perform poorly and may even prevent it from running at all.
Come in for your next oil change and allow us to inspect your vehicle for potentially dangerous leaks.
Heating and Air Conditioning
Keeping your vehicle on the road requires performing regular, preventative maintenance. Aside from oil changes this includes coolant flushes, transmission services, belt changes, tune ups, filter changes and more. The goal of preventative maintenance is to prevent your vehicle from breaking down in the first place. We take pride in an honest approach and we only recommend services that your vehicle truly requires. Learn more about Preventative Maintenance…
If you are not sure what your vehicle’s maintenance needs schedule a 54 point Courtesy Inspection. We will take what we find and make recommendations based on both our findings the recommended intervals from your vehicle’s manufacturer. During a courtesy inspection we start with our 27 point oil change inspection then we inspect additional items like your ball joints, tie rod ends, stabilizer links, brakes, differential fluids, transfer case fluid, belt tensioners and more.
We are happy to provide and estimate for any maintenance service. Give us a call today or visit our Estimates form.