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Elk River Tire & Auto

690 Dodge Ave NW
Elk River, MN 55330

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According to auto shops, one of the most common reasons for roadside assistance calls is a dead battery. If your battery is starting to fail, your vehicle doesn't have the power to start, move, or power any of the electrical accessories.

So when should you replace your car battery, you ask? Under normal driving conditions, after just three years, car batteries can become worn down and inefficient. If your battery is four or five years old, it may be almost completely unreliable. Car batteries work just like a cell-phone battery--with every charge, it becomes less efficient. Weak batteries will have a negative effect on the auto electrical system, such as headlights, power windows, radio, etc.

The stop-start technology in newer cars could also be negatively affected as engines that are designed to automatically switch off when at a standstill place a greater strain on batteries than standard vehicles. Many new cars have powerful computers that are operating all the time, even when the vehicle is parked and switched off, drawing energy from the battery at a slow, steady rate.

If you are noticing any of the signs below, it may be time for a car battery replacement:

When should you replace your car battery? Ask your auto repair professional at Elk River Tire & Auto for more information about a car battery replacement.
09
Sep
2019

According to auto shops, one of the most common reasons for roadside assistance calls is a dead battery. If your battery is starting to fail, your vehicle doesn't have the power to start, move, or power any of the electrical accessories.

So when should you replace your car battery, you ask? Under normal driving conditions, after just three years, car batteries can become worn down and inefficient. If your battery is four or five years old, it may be almost completely unreliable. Car batteries work just like a cell-phone battery--with every charge, it becomes less efficient. Weak batteries will have a negative effect on the auto electrical system, such as headlights, power windows, radio, etc.

The stop-start technology in newer cars could also be negatively affected as engines that are designed to automatically switch off when at a standstill place a greater strain on batteries than standard vehicles. Many new cars have powerful computers that are operating all the time, even when the vehicle is parked and switched off, drawing energy from the battery at a slow, steady rate.

If you are noticing any of the signs below, it may be time for a car battery replacement:

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As you get behind the steering wheel of your car and head out, you may start to notice a few steering problems and you may be wondering how often does your car need an alignment. There is no set schedule as to when you should schedule a wheel alignment service.

So how often does your car need an alignment? The answer is simple--whenever you start to notice any one or more of the problems listed below:

Are you wondering how often does your car need an alignment? Call the wheel alignment specialist at Elk River Tire & Auto for an inspection.
20
Aug
2019

As you get behind the steering wheel of your car and head out, you may start to notice a few steering problems and you may be wondering how often does your car need an alignment. There is no set schedule as to when you should schedule a wheel alignment service.

So how often does your car need an alignment? The answer is simple--whenever you start to notice any one or more of the problems listed below:

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The hot days of summer have finally arrived. Even though we have looked forward to warmer temperatures, most people want to stay cool and comfortable in their car even for a short commute to work. It’s especially important if you’re still planning a summer road trip. If you haven’t yet scheduled an auto AC repair service, it’s not too late! Your car air conditioner will still get a lot of use as you finish out the summer so don’t find yourself wondering why your car AC isn’t working.

The AC system in today’s vehicle is more complex than ever with the use of computerized parts. The days of “do-it-yourself” vehicle maintenance are in the past. There are several reasons why isn’t my car AC working. One simple solution may just be adding fresh coolant to the radiator. Other more complex reasons include:

Some drivers may be wondering why isn’t my car AC working. Call your mechanic at Elk River Tire & Auto for a professional auto AC repair and service.
05
Aug
2019

The hot days of summer have finally arrived. Even though we have looked forward to warmer temperatures, most people want to stay cool and comfortable in their car even for a short commute to work. It’s especially important if you’re still planning a summer road trip. If you haven’t yet scheduled an auto AC repair service, it’s not too late! Your car air conditioner will still get a lot of use as you finish out the summer so don’t find yourself wondering why your car AC isn’t working.

The AC system in today’s vehicle is more complex than ever with the use of computerized parts. The days of “do-it-yourself” vehicle maintenance are in the past. There are several reasons why isn’t my car AC working. One simple solution may just be adding fresh coolant to the radiator. Other more complex reasons include:

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