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Busting Automotive Myths in COLUMBIA HEIGHTS, Minnesota

Myths passed around our COLUMBIA HEIGHTS, Minnesota community start with a grain of evidence and are then built up with a lot of imagination and very elastic logic. And the internet is a breeding ground for automotive myths. Some bloggers recall the vehicles of yesteryear and declare their modern decedents to be virtually maintenance free and that anyone who says otherwise is out to rip you off. To get the truth about auto myths you hear around the COLUMBIA HEIGHTS area, come over to Hage Kobany Transmissions & Auto Service. Let's examine a couple of the more popular rants and look at the truth behind them.The first one is that the chassis no longer needs lubrication for suspension, steering and the driveline. They declare that anyone who has charged you for lubrication is a charlatan.The truth on which this myth is based is that many new vehicles come from the factory with sealed joints and cannot be greased. Howe ... read more

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Can Your Car Last Another Year?

Have you checked out the price of new vehicles at COLUMBIA HEIGHTS car dealers? Ouch! Add financing and insurance and a new ride may not seem so attractive. A lot of COLUMBIA HEIGHTS, Minnesota, folks are hoping to make their cars last a lot longer.Fortunately, with the current state of automotive engineering and manufacturing, there's no reason a modern vehicle can't be made to last for a 150,000 miles (250,000 kilometers) or more for smart COLUMBIA HEIGHTS drivers.The old adage: 'a stitch in time saves nine' is really true for COLUMBIA HEIGHTS residents when it comes to car maintenance. A great example is coolant service.Over time, coolant becomes corrosive and actually starts to damage your radiator and other parts. Smart COLUMBIA HEIGHTS drivers have their cooling system service taken care of right on schedule at Hage Kobany Transmissions & Auto Service.Ditto for your power steering system, brake fluid, air conditioning system, differential and transmission. Of course, o ... read more

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Maintaining Your Older Car in COLUMBIA HEIGHTS, Minnesota

The government mandates a lot of equipment on cars in COLUMBIA HEIGHTS, Minnesota: emission devices and control computers, safety equipment like airbags and crash worthiness requirements. All of this is great for the COLUMBIA HEIGHTS motoring public, but it does add quite a bit to the price of a new vehicle.Because new vehicles are more expensive, people in the COLUMBIA HEIGHTS area are driving their old vehicles longer. The average vehicle is now over nine years old. Two thirds of vehicles on the road in Minnesota have more than 75,000 miles (120,000 km) on them. As cars age, their performance drops, they have difficulty idling for long periods and are more sensitive to weather extremes. Fortunately today's cars are up to the challenge – but they need a little help to keep on goin'.Give Hage Kobany Transmissions & Auto Service a call at (763) 788-7656 to schedule your next maintenance.Some owner's manuals don't specify service requirements at high ... read more

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Technician Training at Hage Kobany Transmissions & Auto Service

Your vehicle is important to you, and keeping it running properly is important to your lifestyle. That's why you're smart enough to have it serviced regularly at Hage Kobany Transmissions & Auto Service in COLUMBIA HEIGHTS. And even though it may just be routine maintenance, you want it done right by automotive professionals.It's also very important to your COLUMBIA HEIGHTS service center to keep you happy and on the road. You might be surprised at the amount of money our COLUMBIA HEIGHTS auto service center spends annually to make sure our friendly and knowledgeable technicians are properly trained.Hage Kobany Transmissions & Auto Service offers a variety of automotive services for many kinds of vehicles. We need to be current on the latest techniques and parts so that we can give you quality service. Our COLUMBIA HEIGHTS service centers subscribe to data services that list the high quality parts and fluids recommended by your manufacturer.And each service has a checklist of sta ... read more

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I Can See Clearly Now: Wiper Blade Replacement in COLUMBIA HEIGHTS

About 90% of our driving decisions in the COLUMBIA HEIGHTS area are based solely on what we see. So having a good pair of windshield wipers is extremely important.Most COLUMBIA HEIGHTS drivers have experienced the frustration and fear of not being able to see clearly during a storm, or when our vehicle windshield is just dirty. In fact, it's estimated that 46,000,000 drivers across the nation are driving with wipers that can't adequately clear their windshield in a storm.It seems like our wiper blades are always at their worst when we need them the most. If that sounds like you, you've got plenty of company in the COLUMBIA HEIGHTS area. 78% of drivers only change their wiper blades after the blades function so poorly that they become a safety hazard.COLUMBIA HEIGHTS drivers need to change their thinking. Instead of blades being something to replace when they fail, we need to consider wiper blades as vehicle safety component. Then ... read more

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