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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

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

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 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

Boston Auto Repair Shop Gives Winter Car Tips

Posted by Mikes Automotive on Fri, Jan, 08, 2016 @ 15:01 PM

The cold has finally arrived: it's wintertime! Our Boston auto repair shop has been busy getting our customers' cars ready for the big chill. In case you haven't shown your car any winter love, we're happy to share some tips put together by the good folks at SpareFoot - they'll help get you prepared for winter!

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Still have questions about getting your car ready for winter? Just give us a call or come in - we're always here to help!

Tags: Boston Auto Repair, Vehicle Fleet Maintenance, Car Tips, Boston Auto Service

Boston Auto Repair Tips: How To Jump A Car

Posted by Mikes Automotive on Thu, Oct, 22, 2015 @ 11:10 AM

Fall is here and that means waking up to some chilly mornings. It's the time of year when we start to get phone calls from people saying that they have a dead battery and need a jumpstart or a tow to the shop. In fact, a lot of people tell us that they don't know how to jump a car. That's something everyone should know! And Mike wants to make sure you know it! So, we're happy to share this great infographic we found that shows how easy it is to jump a car.

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As you can see, jumping a car is simple! Afraid you won't remember how to do it? Print this infographic and keep a copy of it in your glove box! And if jumpstarting your car doesn't work and you're looking for a Boston auto repair shop - we're always here to help!

Tags: Boston Auto Repair, Boston Car Repair, Car Tips, Boston Auto Service, Infographic

Boston Auto Repair Tips: Check Engine Light & More

Posted by Mikes Automotive on Tue, Aug, 18, 2015 @ 17:08 PM

Many of our customers have questions about the various lights that often illuminate a car's dashboard. After all, it can get a bit confusing. At Mike's, we want you to know what your car is saying when it speaks to you. Our friends at the Car Care Council have put together this great infographic - which is sure to help!

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So, when it comes to dashboard lights, you're now armed with some handy Boston auto repair tips. And don't forget - if you ever have any questions, just call us! We're always here to help! 

Tags: Boston Auto Repair, Boston Car Repair, Car Tips, Boston Tire Shop, Check Engine Light