Engine Maintenance

Regular engine maintenance is extremely important to keeping your vehicle healthy, extending its lifespan and enhancing its resale value. Trust the certified technicians at Saint’s Automotive Service Center in Princeton, MN to help you protect this important investment. You can call us at 763-389-9777 anytime you feel like you might be in need of engine maintenance.

Some of the services we offer include:

Check Engine Light
This one light can be anything from a gas cap that isn’t secured on well to engine problems. By ignoring this light, you are potentially putting your entire car’s drivability up to chance and causing more damage over time. This means more expensive repairs down the road. At Saint’s Automotive Service Center, we can diagnose the problem for you quickly and with great accuracy. Call us at 763-389-9777 or stop by the shop for our expert assistance.

In order to run smoothly, your vehicle’s engine is dependent upon countless moving parts and fluids. With that in mind, here are three fluids you might consider having checked and potentially flushed the next little while in Princeton, MN:

Antifreeze/Coolant. This invaluable fluid can appear to be in good shape for a significant amount of time as it typically maintains the same bright green hue it had when it was first installed for a while. Worn out or contaminated antifreeze/coolant can lurk at the bottom of your system though, and when this older fluid courses through your engine it can cause costly corrosive damage.

Motor Oil. As a rule of thumb, you should have your oil changed every 3,000 miles or so but it’s not a bad idea to have a mechanic check your levels and consistency before hitting this deadline. If you go beyond the 3,000-mile threshold without getting an oil change done, the oil in your vehicle will thicken and become unable to properly lubricate your engine which will lead to major problems.

Transmission Fluid. If your vehicle’s transmission fluid is red-clear in color, it’s most likely in good shape. If it’s a darker shade of red, your transmission could be in trouble. Your transmission fluid should typically be changed out every 20,000 miles or so, but you should monitor its coloration closely to see if this should be done sooner.

While they might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think about your vehicle’s health, its fluids are vital to your engine’s ability to properly run. By staying on top of your fluids’ flush and top-off schedules, you’ll be preventing damage to key engine components and avoiding any potential breakdowns. Be sure to call Saint’s Automotive Service Center at 763-389-9777to set up a preventative maintenance plan for your vehicle that includes all mechanical fluids!

When it is time for a lube, oil, or filter change, take your vehicle to Saint’s Automotive Service Center in Princeton, MN 55371.

Spark Plugs
Spark plugs are a small part of a vehicle that most drivers don’t think about… until something goes wrong. The manufacturer’s maintenance schedule that comes with your vehicle includes regular spark plug replacement. Unless you know to look for it, you may want to rely on the advice of a trusted technician to help you care for the spark plugs in your vehicle. At Saint’s Automotive Service Center, our friendly and knowledgeable staff is happy to check and replace your spark plugs. Call us at 763-389-9777 if you have any questions related to spark plugs or anything else related to your vehicle’s health!