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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 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: Paying for Diagnostics

Posted by Mark Pedersen on Thu, Aug, 15, 2013 @ 22:08 PM

Like most Boston auto repair shops, when you come to Mike's, you can expect to pay for diagnostics. Our friends at the Car Care Council put together a quick video explaining why paying for diagnostics is normal and essential.

At Mike's, we always answer any questions you have in regard to diagnostic services. And we always obtain customer approval before any work is performed on a vehicle - including diagnostics. That's just one more way we're different here at Mike's!

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

Boston Auto Repair: Preventive Maintenance Video

Posted by Mark Pedersen on Tue, Jun, 25, 2013 @ 11:06 AM

At Mike's, we get a lot of questions about why specific services need to be performed on a vehicle at certain mileage intervals. This video clip from the Car Care Council does a great job of explaining preventive maintenance:

So, if you're in ned of Boston auto repair, or have any questions regarding preventive maintenance, come into Mike's! We'll make sure you understand everything!

Tags: Boston Auto Repair, Video, Vehicle Fleet Maintenance, Car Tips, Preventive Maintenance

Just Somerville Auto Repair Guys...No Celebrities Here!

Posted by Mark Pedersen on Fri, Feb, 03, 2012 @ 10:02 AM

While perusing the Wicked Local news site - the Somerville version, of course - I came across an interesting video clip about celebrity endorsements. I just got back from Savannah, GA, so the mention of Paula Deen gave me a chuckle, seeing that I ate at her (fried-filled) restaurant. The clip highlights how we Americans are being herded like sheep!

We're just Somerville auto repair guys - and that's how we like it! You won't see any celebrity endorsements here. We've got better than that - a great crew of locals spreading the word about Mike's!

What do you think about these endorsements? Are these people sleazy, or just smart enough to take the money and run?

Tags: Somerville Auto Repair, Entertainment, Video