When all of your vehicle’s wheels are lined up exactly with each other, your wheels are in alignment. Hitting a road hazard in Rochester or even just the normal bumps and bounces of everyday driving in MN can cause your wheels to be out of alignment. This can lead to premature tire and suspension wear.…Details
Westgate Auto Repair Tech Question: I was driving down the freeway in Rochester, MN and smoke started coming out of my car. I pulled over and called my husband. I had to be towed to my Rochester mechanic. He said my car had overheated. What can I do to prevent that in the future? Westgate…Details
Batteries are a huge part of modern life in Rochester MN. I mean, how many battery chargers do you have? Of course, our purpose here is to talk about your car battery. With old man winter just around the corner, people come into Westgate Auto Repair and need a new battery, they’re really not that happy…Details
(front wheel area making sounds?) The axle assemblies in your vehicle transfer power out to the drive wheels. On a rear-wheel drive vehicle, there is an axle shaft that goes from the differential in the center of the axle to each rear wheels. On a front-wheel drive vehicle, the axle shafts go from the transmission…Details
When is it time to add or replace the refrigerant? You could be proactive and have it done before you experience problems. According to Napa Service Assist, your air conditioning system uses refrigerant to create cold air. The most common reasons Rochester area drivers lose their cold air have to do with the refrigerant. The first is…Details
We’re going to be talking about the ethics of automotive repair. Unfortunately, every profession has some bad actors that hurt the reputation of everyone else. In the automotive world, including our local Rochester automotive community, industry associations, professional licensing organizations and Westgate Auto Repair are very committed to high ethical standards. Yet some Rochester drivers are…Details
Symptoms of Bad Car Alignment Did you hit a curb or snowbank due to icy roads? Does that mess up your front end? If so, how can you tell? These are common questions we hear at Westgate Auto in Rochester, Minnesota, especially during Minnesota winters. As you slip and slide while driving – you run…Details
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