Schedule Service Online

Scheduling service online is easier than ever before. Whether you have been in an unexpected incident or simply find an issue in your vehicle, it's a good idea to schedule an appointment soon.

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Tips for Spring Car Care

With Spring in the air, many cars are bound to be showing some wear and tear from the previous season. Winter is harsh on vehicles, especially on those that are not well maintained. Make sure your vehicle is ready for Spring with some Spring car care tips.

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Discover the 2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio: Now Available in St. Louis Park, MN

With an eye-catching exterior design, a suite of standard interior features, and dynamic performance capability, the all-new 2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio is one of the leading luxury SUVs on the market. If you are looking for an exotic luxury model with plenty of interior space, engaging performance capability, and advanced driver-assist technology, the 2021 Stelvio has everything you need and more!

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Protecting a Car from the Effects of Road Salt

Road salt is a wonderful invention. It melts snow and keeps cars moving more safely on the road even in the middle of snow and ice. However, it can also do a lot of damage to the body of your vehicle and even its interior. Road salt and its effects on your vehicle might never have crossed your mind. If so, pay attention: road salt can corrode the underbody of your vehicle, interior carpeting, and even your paint job. It's important to have a plan for keeping it off your vehicle in the winter.

If your car has been…

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Winter Tires vs. All-Season Tires

Most of the time, you should be using all-season tires. They are tough, versatile, and they come with just about every vehicle you buy. But if you live in an area where you get snowy winters, then it might be worth investing in a set of winter tires.

Winter tires have special characteristics that let them perform better in cold and snow. First of all, they use a different form of rubber which works better when it gets close to freezing. Next, they have a special tread design that maximizes grip and friction if there is snow, slush, ice, 

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How To Apply Touch-Up Paint

Your car will have its share of nicks and scratches no matter how careful you are, so it’s a good idea to add some touch-up experience to your skill set. With a pot of matching paint and just a little bit of time and effort, you can have that ding in your paint’s finish looking like it never happened.

If the area has any rust, that’s a different sort of fix, and covering it with paint is not advised. If the scratch or nick is fresh, sand the area lightly, clean thoroughly and put a small amount…

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Is Your Exhaust Leaking? Here's How To Know

Exhaust leaks are a common occurrence in older cars. If your exhaust is leaking, it can be a safety hazard, and it can also diminish your fuel economy. 

Here are some tell-tale signs that you have an exhaust leak:

Loud Engine

Does your engine sound louder than normal? You could have a hole in your exhaust, or it could even mean that your turbo or exhaust header bolts are rumbling loose.

Smell Of Fumes Inside The Car

Have your car inspected immediately upon smelling fumes while driving with the windows up. 

 

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Take The Strain Out Of Winter Driving With These Winter Car Care Tips

Winter puts a strain on your car. To help prevent damage that can occur and keep your car running its best, consider using the following tips while getting your vehicle ready for when the temperature begins to plummet.

During cold weather motor oil can thicken and make it hard for your vehicles engine to turn over. To find out what the manufacturer recommends, read your owner’s manual, or stop by Alfa Romeo of Minneapolis for professional help. Our technicians are well trained on various makes and models of vehicles and know what they are doing.

 

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What Are Brake Pads Tasked With Doing?

Pressing down on a car's brake pedal slows the wheel and eventually stops them and the vehicle. How does this happen? Several parts work together, with the brake pads being the parts many drivers are familiar. Brake pads make themselves a bit more noticeable when suffering from problems, as the pads screech, grind, or make other noises when wearing out.

How do brake pads work, and what is their job? Brake pads create pressure and friction on the rotors. When the cylinder sends brake fluid to the calipers, the calipers put the brake pads to work.

 

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