Valley Auto Care / Mr. Tire
Car, Truck and SUV Repair ● Apple Valley MN 55124 ● 952-431-2700
Our auto repair location in Apple Valley is a full service auto center focused on earning not only your business, but also your respect. Tires for your car, transmission repair for your truck, brakes for your SUV, and more - we do it all. We're staffed with certified mechanics that will fix your vehicle right, or the labor is free.
We have over 20 years of experience in the auto repair business, and have made many friends along the way. Our customers continue to be a part of our business because they can count on the wide array of experience, knowledge and tact found at our service center. Rest assured, you'll receive your car back in a timely manner, properly repaired to meet and exceed your expectations. Up to date equipment and a wide knowledge base help keep us efficient and accurate while reducing your down time.
With unbeatable prices and helpful advisors, Valley Auto Care will work hard to ensure that you understand the repairs your vehicle needs to safely return to the road with as little inconvenience as possible. And, in many cases, we’re able to offer complimentary shuttle service!
Have confidence in the knowledge and tact of our friendly, ASE certified staff. Contact us in Apple Valley at 952-431-2700 to speak wth someone immediately, or Ask a Question or Schedule Service online. Thank you for choosing Valley Auto Care of Apple Valley.
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Engines get hot when they run. This heat can build up and damage vital engine parts, so engines need a cooling system to keep them running. Cooling system failure is the most common mechanical failure in vehicles. This is unfortunate, because these failures are usually easy for Apple Valley motorists to prevent. The radiator is the best-known and most recognizable part of the cooling system. Hoses filled with coolant (also known as antifreeze) connect the radiator to the engine. The coolant draws heat from the engine, and then flows to the radiator. Air passing through cooling fins on the radiator cools the coolant. The coolant then cycles back into the engine to start the process over again. The most critical component of the cooling system, however, is the coolant itself. A mixture of water and coolant/antifreeze helps keep it both from freezing and from boiling away. Either can result in serious engine damage. Different engines require different types of coolant/antifreeze. The owner’s manual will list what kind a vehicle requires. Using the wrong type or mixing different types of may void the warranty on the cooling system and may damage it as well. Insufficient coolant can lead to engine failure. Coolant levels need to be checked regularly and topped off as necessary. If coolant levels drop quickly or consistently, the cooling system should be inspected for leaks. Coolant/antifreeze contains additives that protect the radiator and other coolant components from rust, scale and corrosion. Over time, these additives are depleted, so it is necessary for Apple Valley drivers to replace coolant at specified intervals. Changing coolant should be part of routine preventive maintenance for any vehicle. This service is often ignored, though, since old coolant still cools the engine. Vehicle owners don’t realize there is a problem until the system fails. They are left with major repairs and possibly a damaged engine, which could have been prevented with a cooling system service at Valley Auto Care in Apple Valley. If your car sends a warning message to check its coolant or if the temperature gauge is reading in the red or hot zone, then the cooling system needs an inspection. This service is vital and should not be put off since the potential for damage is high. In an emergency situation, water or antifreeze can be added to your car so that it can be driven to a service center for proper car care. For this reason, owner’s manual contains instructions for how to top off insufficient coolant – allow 45 minutes for the engine to cool before attempting to add co
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"All of the mechanics and managers at Apple Valley are great to work with. I always know that I'm in good hands when I bring my Jeep into these guys. Scott's always so helpful and flexible with my schedule that I haven't been anywhere else for years!"