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    Automotive Repair Specialists, Inc.

    1613 Lakeland Dr SE
    Willmar, MN 56201
    320-214-7077
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    • According to recent studies, 5 percent of all motor vehicle fatalities are clearly caused by automobile maintenance neglect.
    • The cooling system should be completely flushed and refilled about every 24 months. The level, condition, and concentration of coolant should be checked. (A 50/50 mix of anti-freeze and water is usually recommended.)
    • Never remove the radiator cap until the engine has thoroughly cooled. The tightness and condition of drive belts, clamps and hoses should be checked by a pro.
    • Change your oil and oil filter as specified in your manual, or more often (every 3,000 miles) if you make frequent short jaunts, extended trips with lots of luggage or tow a trailer.
    • Replace other filters (air, fuel, PCV, etc.) as recommended, or more often in dusty conditions. Get engine drivability problems (hard stops, rough idling, stalling, diminished power, etc.) corrected at a good shop.
    • A dirty windshield causes eye fatigue and can pose a safety hazard. Replace worn blades and get plenty of windshield washer solvent.
    • Have your tires rotated about every 5,000 miles. Check tire pressures once a month; let the tires cool down first. Don't forget your spare and be sure your jack is in good condition.
    • Check your owner's manual to find out what fuel octane rating your car's engine needs then buy it.
    • Keep your tires inflated to the proper levels. Under-inflated tires make it harder for your car to move down the road, which means your engine uses more fuel to maintain speed.
    • Lighten the load. Heavier vehicles use more fuel, so clean out unnecessary weight in the passenger compartment or trunk before you hit the road.
    • Use the A/C sparingly. The air conditioner puts extra load on the engine forcing more fuel to be used.
    • Keep your windows closed. Wide-open windows, especially at highway speeds, increase aerodynamic drag and the result is up to a 10% decrease in fuel economy.
    • Avoid long idling. If you anticipate being stopped for more than one minute, shut off the car. Contrary to popular belief, restarting the car uses less fuel than letting it idle.
    • Stay within posted speed limits. The faster you drive, the more fuel you use. For example, driving at 65 miles per hour (mph) rather than 55 mph, increases fuel consumption by 20 percent.
    • Use cruise control. Using cruise control on highway trips can help you maintain a constant speed and, in most cases, reduce your fuel consumption.
    • Keep your engine tuned. A fouled spark plug or plugged/restricted fuel injector can reduce fuel efficiency as much as 30 percent.
    • Inspect the engine's belts regularly. Look for cracks or missing sections or segments. Worn belts will affect the engine performance.
    • Have the fuel filter changed every 10,000 miles to prevent rust, dirt and other impurities from entering the fuel system.
    • Change the transmission fluid and filter every 15,000 to 18,000 miles. This will protect the precision-crafted components of the transmission/transaxle.
    • Inspect the suspension system regularly. This will extend the life of the vehicle's tires.

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Automotive Repair Specialists, Inc. Offers Auto Repair Services You Can Count On!

Automotive Repair Specialists | 320-214-7077 | Willmar, MN 56201Automotive Repair Specialists, Inc. is the automotive expert in Willmar, MN 56201. Since, 2004 we've provided the Willmar area with reliable, affordable automotive maintenance and repair services including 4x4 Services, Brakes, Car & Truck Care, Domestic Cars & Trucks, Electric and Hybrid Vehicle , Electrical Services, Electronic Services, Engine & Transmission, Engine Maintenance, General Services, Heating and Cooling Services, Ignition Interlock Systems , Import Cars & Trucks, Miscellaneous Services, Quick Lube Services, Tires, Towing, Transmission Services and Undercar Services.

We have experience servicing all makes and models of domestic and import vehicles, and we're honored to keep vehicles throughout the Willmar area reliable and well-maintained. Our skillful mechanics will take great care of your vehicle too, quickly diagnosing any problems and offering cost- effective solutions to get you back on the road.

Call Automotive Repair Specialists, Inc. today at 320-214-7077! You can also send us an email. Either way, we're looking forward to providing you with reliable automotive service!

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    Automotive Repair Specialists, Inc.

    1613 Lakeland Dr SE
    Willmar, MN 56201

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    8:00AM - 6:00PM
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    8:00AM - 6:00PM
    Closed
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    ASSOCIATIONS

    • Auto Value CSC - Certified Service Center
    • ASE (Automotive Service Excellence)
    • ASE Master Technician
    • AASP (Alliance of Automotive Service Providers)
    • IATN (International Automotive Technicians' Network)
    • IDENTIFIX
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    Testimonials

    • Knowledgeable & Friendly
      Car & Truck Care, near Willmar
      Luke was great to work with, I have always past by their shop on the way home, but never needed to stop, Until my kids GMC threw a belt on the way home from school. They called the next day with an estimate and was ready when promised. Thank you for the great service!
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    • These guys are great! you could not ask for better mechanics and certified also! Very honest! Nice, too!
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    • I've been going to Nick and Luke for about 7 years. They're priced right and have never tried to "up sell" me on other things that are wrong with my vehicle like other people have in the past. I highly recommend them!
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    • Friendly, affordable, efficient! Professionals!
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    • Honest dependable and professional service.
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    • Very helpful guys. Extremely knowledgeable. Reasonable prices. Wish they were open Saturdays but you can't have everything.
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    • Nick and Luke are wonderful people to work with. Very honest.
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    • Solid work++
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    • Such great, friendly service. I lived in Bemidji for 29 years and went to R and D all those years. Never had to worry about quality of service. I feel the same way about Automotive Repair Specialists.
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    • Was fast and friendly.
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    • My guys! What can I say, but Nick & Luke are the best in town!
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    • Always great!
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