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Somerville Auto Repair Tips: Your Brakes Might Be Talking

Posted by Mikes Automotive on Fri, Oct, 27, 2017 @ 15:10 PM

Wait a minute - do you hear that? If you stop and pay extra attention to your car, you might realize that your brakes are trying to tell you something. Whether it's a sound, a feel or an obvious warning light, your brakes can and often do, communicate with you.

Our friends at the non-profit Car Care Council put together this great infographic that sums up nicely, what you should be on the lookout for.

Auto Repair Somerville Brake Tips

We hope this infographic helps! And remember - if you have questions about brake service or any other Somerville auto repair needs - we're always here to help!

Tags: Somerville Auto Repair, Somerville Auto Shop, Somerville Auto Service, Car Tips, Infographic

Somerville Auto Repair Tips: Engine Talk

Posted by Mikes Automotive on Sun, Apr, 30, 2017 @ 13:04 PM

Here at Mike's, we get a lot of questions about engines. Our customers often ask not only how their engines work, but want to know what's behind the name. Why is it called a V6? What's the difference with an Inline 4? Well, our friends at CNET have put together a great video that explains it all.

 

 

Does the video answer all of your questions? If not, we're only a phone call away. Whether you're looking for quality Somerville auto repair, or just have questions - we're always happy to talk to anyone who needs help! It's what we do!

Tags: Somerville Auto Repair, Somerville Car Repair, Somerville Auto Service, Car Tips, Video

Cambridge Auto Repair Tips: Winter Driving

Posted by Mikes Automotive on Wed, Jan, 25, 2017 @ 16:01 PM

This time of year, the roads can be treacherous! Well, we've found a great infographic that will answer all of your winter driving questions - and keep you safe on the road!

Cambridge Auto Repair - Winter Driving Tips

We think these tips will come in handy this season. And remember - if you've got more questions or are looking for Cambridge auto repair - we're always here to help! Just give us a call!

 

Tags: Cambridge Auto Repair, Infographic, Car Tips, Porter Square, Harvard Square, Kendall Square

Feeling Thankful For Somerville Auto Repair Award

Posted by Mikes Automotive on Wed, Nov, 23, 2016 @ 12:11 PM

It's Thanksgiving, and we have a lot to be thankful for. We've completed another year in such a great city - not to mention 36 years in business! More importantly, we've met and helped so many wonderful new people that have moved into our city, or just needed a locSomerville Auto Repair Award - Scout's Honored.jpgal guy to take care of them.

So, when people speak up about the great service they've received at our shop, it means the world to us!
And we're so humbled that it's happened again. Mike's was awarded the 2016 Scout's Honored Award for Best Auto Repair.

We were the first Scout's Honored winner in the Auto Repair category back in 2014. The category was briefly retired in 2015, but brought back for 2016. Winning it again, the first year it was brought back, felt great. It reminded us that people really appreciate what we do. And we're happy to say that we're going to keep doing it!

So, if you're looking for quality Somerville auto repair, just remember, we'd be honored to help you!

 

Tags: Somerville Auto Repair, Somerville Auto Shop, Somerville Car Repair, Awards, News

Somerville Auto Repair Tips: Automatic Vs Manual Transmission

Posted by Mikes Automotive on Fri, Sep, 30, 2016 @ 20:09 PM

Believe it or not, we service a decent amount of vehicles with a manual transmission. A lot of people are surprised when they hear that. After all, wouldn't most people want an automatic transmission? Well, not exactly. To better explain the difference, we found an infographic that sums it all up, nicely!

Somerville Auto Repair | Automatic or Manual Transmissions

We hope this helps! And remember, if you've got any more questions about transmissions, or are looking for a new Somerville auto repair shop, you can always reach out and ask us - we love making new friends!

Tags: Somerville Auto Repair, Somerville Auto Shop, Somerville Car Repair, Car Tips, Infographic, Transmission

Cambridge Auto Repair Tips: Car Detailing Done Right

Posted by Mikes Automotive on Sun, Jul, 31, 2016 @ 21:07 PM

It's summertime in New England! And we all know what that means: People are sporting their rides around town. From local car shows to the usual parade along Revere Beach - summertime is all about cars. Looking to turn heads while driving your ride? We found this great infographic that shares pro detailing tips!

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With these tips your ride is sure to look great! And remember, when you want your car to run as good as it looks, our Somerville and Cambridge auto repair shop is here to help!

Tags: Cambridge Auto Repair, Car Tips, Infographic, Porter Square, Harvard Square, Kendall Square

Somerville Auto Repair Guys Talk Toyota Connected

Posted by Mikes Automotive on Fri, Jun, 24, 2016 @ 12:06 PM

We all know that the cars of today are advanced - every car has multiple computers in it that all talk to each other, in order to give you a great ride. Well, it turns out that what we already have is just the tip of the iceberg! The automotive world got big news recently from Toyota - the launch of Toyota Connected.

Toyota is about to make major use of data - yes, your data. But in a good way. The Japanese power houseSomerville_Auto_Repair_Toyota.jpeg is making major investments in being able to use both opt-in and public social data, to predict customer behavior. That may sound a bit scary, but it is so much more awesome!

For example, Toyota will know which sports teams you like. And if it senses that you're headed toward the stadium, it will offer to prepay your parking. That's is truly amazing!

Toyota Connected CEO, Zack Hicks, is on a mission to free people from the "tyranny of technology." The idea is to use technology to work for us in the background - and get the phones out of our hands! Now, that idea is a revolutionary as the technology he'll use to do it!

We're big fans of Toyota - we work on a lot of them! And we share their passion for technology and desire to make a better experience for their customers.

So, if you've got a Toyota Camry, Corolla, Highlander, or any other Toyota model, remember that these Somerville auto repair guys have got you covered!

Tags: News, Somerville Auto Repair, Somerville Car Repair, Somerville Auto Shop, Toyota

Cambridge Auto Repair Talk: Questions To Ask Your Auto Shop

Posted by Mikes Automotive on Fri, May, 27, 2016 @ 09:05 AM

Many people want to know what questions they shold be asking their auto repair shop. Well, our friends at the non-profit Car Care Council have put together a quick video about that very topic!

 

 

We agree that asking about the warranty is the most important question. And at Mike's, we offer an unmatched 2-year/24,000 mile nationwide warranty! That's something you won't find at the pricey dealerships or the big box stores. So, if you're looking for Somerville or Cambridge auto repair - remember, we've got you covered!

Tags: Porter Square, Cambridge Auto Repair, Kendall Square, Car Tips, Video, Warranty, Harvard Square

Somerville Tire Shop Tips: Tread Carefully

Posted by Mikes Automotive on Tue, Apr, 26, 2016 @ 12:04 PM

During springtime, we have a lot of customers inquire about replacing their tires. And now that we're an authorized Cooper tire dealer, there's even more interest - and more questions about tire safety. Well, we found a great infographic that easily explains tire safety.

Tire Shop Boston MA

We hope that answers a bunch of questions. And remember, if you're looking for a Somerville tire shop, just give us a call - we're always here to help!

Tags: Somerville Car Repair, Tires, Infographic, Somerville Oil Change, Somerville Tire Shop

Somerville Oil Change Guys on Preventative Maintenance

Posted by Mikes Automotive on Mon, Mar, 21, 2016 @ 12:03 PM

Now that winter is over, it's time to remind yourself that routine car check-ups are important. We call this preventative maintenance - and it costs a lot less than avoiding a trip to your local auto shop. Our friends at the non-profit Car Care Council have put together a quick video, explaining preventative maintenance.

So, if you're looking for a Somerville oil change - or any form of preventative maintenance - just give us a call! We're always here to help!

Tags: Somerville Car Repair, Car Tips, Video, Preventive Maintenance, Somerville Oil Change