Stillwater, Minnesota

Stillwater Auto Clinic

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Stillwater Auto Clinic

12430 55th St. N.
Stillwater, MN 55082
(651) 351-7188
Stillwater Auto Clinic, Auto Services, Services, Stillwater, Minnesota

With decades of experience serving the auto needs of customers in the East St. Paul/Maplewood, MN, areas, Stillwater Auto Clinic has developed a reputation for being one of the best auto shops around. Their professionals have the expertise to handle a host of services; everything from transmission repair to oil changes.

Stillwater Auto Clinic specializes in a wide range of services, including brake work, alignments, and more. They can also rebuild your transmission. If you’re car isn’t driving at its full potential, it may be time to visit Stillwater Auto Clinic for a tune-up. Every vehicle requires regular maintenance and the experts at Stillwater Auto Clinic are trained to check your engine and perform any preventative measures to keep your drive as smooth as possible.

The highly skilled mechanics and auto care specialists at Stillwater Auto Clinic are also trained to tackle any electrical issue your vehicle may be experiencing. It’s frustrating when your car’s electrical system impacts its performance, which is why they pride themselves on being able to repair everything from a malfunctioning headlight, to unbalanced oxygen sensors.

Steve Continenza began Stillwater Auto Clinic in 1977, hoping to offer the best auto services at the lowest cost available. Since then, Stillwater Auto Clinic has become a household name. They value their customers and are committed to developing long-term relationships with each and every client that enters their shop. To learn more about their services or schedule a service appointment, call them today at (651) 351-7188 or visit them online

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What Should You Look for in an Auto Repair Shop?, Stillwater, Minnesota
Whether your vehicle breaks down or you get into an accident, you’ll need an auto repair shop to restore its proper function. As you browse your area for the right team of mecha...read more
4 Signs Your Suspension Is Nearing the End of Its Life Span, Stillwater, Minnesota
Your vehicle’s suspension ensures you have a smooth and stable ride. Like most car parts, your suspension eventually wears down due to everyday trips and bumps on the road....read more
3 Common Auto Electrical Repair Issues You Might Encounter, Stillwater, Minnesota
Most drivers are aware of issues like a flat tire, but what many don’t realize is that auto electrical repair problems are also quite common. Modern vehicles house a wide range of el...read more
Your Winter Car Maintenance Checklist, Stillwater, Minnesota
Car maintenance is more essential in winter than at any other time of the year because driving conditions are more difficult and having a breakdown could leave you stranded in danger...read more
A Guide to Automatic Transmission Maintenance, Stillwater, Minnesota
One of the biggest auto repair projects a vehicle owner can undertake is replacing the automatic transmission. This part is responsible for transferring power from the engine to the ...read more
Most drivers know that regular oil changes are necessary, but not everyone understands why they’re so essential for keeping vehicles running properly. That could lead some drivers to...read more
Your brakes are an incredibly important part of your car, but many people only think about them when it’s already too late. Luckily, your brakes will let you know when there’s a...read more
With cold weather on the horizon, car repair shops often receive calls from clients experiencing winter-related mishaps. To reduce the risk of costly and inconvenient auto repai...read more
When you take your car in for an oil change, you may be surprised by the number of choices you are asked to make, especially in regards to different oil types available. Fortunately,...read more
Flat tires and blowouts are a stressful inconvenience, but if you keep a spare in your trunk, you should be able to get back on the road fairly quickly. However, auto shops recommend...read more
Cars with high mileage naturally require more care and attention than new vehicles. By committing to routine maintenance, you can protect the integrity of its parts and avoid frequen...read more
All the air that enters your engine from the outside runs through the air filter. It catches pollen, dust and other debris so that only clean air enters the engine. Because it serves...read more
Auto shops are equipped to handle various types of vehicular maintenance. However, one of the most important tasks is also one of the most simple: tire rotation. Your tires are a vit...read more
Brake fluid is an essential part of your hydraulic brake system. It operates under high pressure to move the various components of the system, giving your pedal its power to stop the...read more
Correct wheel alignment makes driving easier, but it is about much more than that. Poor alignment is a safety issue and can cause unnecessary costs, yet many people still don’t think...read more
During the summer, you need to have a functioning air conditioner in your car. If your system stops working, then everyday commuting can become unbearable. Air conditioner issues are...read more
A fully functioning brake system is required to drive a car safely. Unfortunately, many drivers neglect this component until problems arise, and they have to take their vehicle to an...read more
Even though you’re aware of the major accidents that can damage your vehicle, there are plenty of everyday driving habits that can slowly take a toll on your car. Many of these mista...read more
Summer is a time when many drivers hit the road for vacations but experiencing a car breakdown can quickly ruin your planned summer fun. Before summer takes a toll on your vehicle, c...read more
The average car engine will operate between 195 and 220 degrees. Oil cools and lubricates the engine to prevent it from overheating. However, it will burn up and collect dirt ov...read more
You may have heard of a differential, and may even know it’s part of your vehicle’s suspension, but did you know there are different types, or that it needs to be maintained? Differe...read more
Drive belts are an essential part of your vehicle. Their purpose is to drive all the components of a car, like the alternator, water pump, and air conditioner compressor. As a respon...read more
A parking brake is an essential automotive feature used when the main brakes fail. It can also keep your car stationary, especially when parked on a steep incline. However, just...read more
Whether you just got your driver’s license or wish to upgrade your ride, buying a used car is an exciting experience. With countless makes, models, and features to choose from, narro...read more
A puddle of fluid under your car is a sure sign you need auto repairs. But, how urgent the problem is depends on what's leaking. Here's how you can identify the source of the fluid i...read more
Taking steps to save fuel reduces your car’s carbon footprint in addition to limiting how many times a week you visit the gas pump. If your gas mileage has decreased lately, there ar...read more
When one of your old tires goes flat or gives out due to excessive wear, it can be tempting to replace it with a less expensive option. But if your new one doesn’t match your ex...read more
Cold temperatures can cause car batteries to lose a good percentage of their power, which may leave you stranded in the driveway with no method of transportation. Since this happens ...read more
Winter brings with it snowfall, overcast skies and fewer daylight hours that can hamper your driving visibility. However, a set of winter-ready wiper blades can make it eas...read more
Most vehicle manufacturers recommend that you have an oil change done every 3,000 to 5,000 miles or every six months, whichever comes first. It’s one of the most frequent maintenance...read more
More than likely, you are already being greeted to a layer of frost on your car each morning. Cold weather will affect many areas of your vehicle, including its tire pressure. The gu...read more
Worn-out brake pads, damaged rotors, and insufficient brake fluid are among the top reasons this important vehicle safety feature stops working. If you realize your brakes are failin...read more
Few things are quite as stunning as witnessing an animal in its natural habitat. But that beauty can turn frightening quickly if an animal darts out onto the road while you’re in you...read more
Have you noticed that your car is becoming more difficult to handle? If it doesn't seem to be responding the way it should, there might be a problem with your suspension, a syst...read more
With the holidays approaching, many families are planning to set out on fall road trips over the next few months. As a responsible car owner, it’s important to take time to ensure yo...read more
One of the most important aspects of driving is maintaining control of the vehicle. This relies, in part, on the shocks and struts, which keep the car less bouncy and well-balanced e...read more
Wipers clear your windshield of moisture, dirt, and debris, allowing you to view the road ahead of you clearly. High-quality windshield wipers are worth the investment because t...read more
Flat tires happen to all of us; having the skills to change them is essential for adulthood. Even if you count on using a roadside service or a car repair shop when this situation oc...read more
Keeping up with auto maintenance helps ensure a long-lasting, reliable vehicle. While more serious issues should always be left to a professional, you may be able to take on simpler ...read more
Most drivers are aware that they should get an oil change at certain intervals. The standard rule of thumb is to follow your car’s manual, which usually recommends an oil change ever...read more
The tailpipe seems like such a small piece of equipment, but, it’s part of the exhaust system that plays an essential role in keeping you and the passengers healthy as you drive...read more
You’d be surprised at how often an overheated engine results in the need for costly car repairs. Understanding why it overheats can help prevent such a scenario and minimize unn...read more
It is not uncommon for summer weather to cause a temporary spike in your vehicle’s temperature, even if it features a computer-controlled cooling system. The auto repair experts at S...read more
With temperatures warming up, it won’t be long before you need to use your car’s air conditioner on a daily basis. But what happens when your AC doesn’t blow cold air? This uncomfort...read more
Your car’s electrical system is comprised of a battery, starter, and alternator. These parts all work together to do everything from starting your engine to operating your windows. W...read more
Navigating bumpy roads and sharp turns becomes much easier when you maintain the proper tire pressure. That’s why auto shops consider tire inflation an important component of compreh...read more
While you can’t account for every bump and hole in the road, you should still enjoy smooth driving most of the time. If your vehicle is shaking, swaying, bouncing, or experiencing ot...read more
Seeing your car’s “check engine” light pop on can send many different thoughts racing through your mind as you try to figure out what could be wrong. Rather than rack your brain or t...read more
The battery is like a car’s heart, pumping electrical energy to the engine to get the vehicle up and running. According to the auto repair technicians at Stillwater Auto Cl...read more
American vehicles are getting older. Car dealers might have sold more than 16 million new vehicles in 2014, but the average age of cars on American roads is about 11.5 years. That me...read more
Just because the weather is rough outside doesn’t mean your life stops. You still need to go to work, run errands, and perform many other tasks that will involve driving your vehicle...read more
Whether you want to expand your knowledge of the auto world or are preparing for trivia night with your friends, an auto repair shop has all of the fun and interesting fact...read more
With slippery roadways, snowbanks, and additional obstacles, driving during winter can be dangerous. According to the auto repair specialists at Stillwater Auto Clinic in Minnes...read more
It can be an alarming experience when you put your foot on the gas pedal and your car doesn’t accelerate. After all, without acceleration, your car won’t take you anywhere, So, what ...read more
Our minds are overloaded enough as we transition from fall to winter, and the last thing we need is more to worry about. This extends to our time on the road, so auto shop profession...read more
New cars can often go years with nothing more than routine maintenance and fluid service; however, that doesn’t mean that all new cars are without issues. Car manufacturers are incre...read more
With the cost of gasoline at a constant creep, drivers are actively searching for ways to minimize their stops at the pump and maximize the gas in their tank. As the master mechanics...read more
If you recently purchased your first car, you are probably excited about the adventures you will have on the open road. As thrilling as car ownership is, maintaining your car is also...read more
Matching your vehicle with the best possible tires will ensure you stay safe and have a smooth ride. The friendly, experienced team at Stillwater Auto Clinic is here to help you find...read more
There are few automobile concerns as frustrating as engine trouble. While, sometimes, these issues can crop up unexpectedly, there may be warning signs that your engine needs immedia...read more
Vehicles are designed to provide you with a safe means of transportation from one place to another. While they can last for quite some time, it’s up to you to do your part to help th...read more
Your car’s brakes help keep you and others safe on the road, so it’s important they’re in great condition when you’re behind the wheel. Stillwater Auto Clinic in Minnesota knows that...read more
Minnesota may be known for its frigid winters, but the blazingly hot summers can certainly take their toll in a number of ways too. The heat can sometimes quickly cook a car, leading...read more
One of the most bothersome problems you may encounter while driving is when you feel your vehicle shaking. While it may seem like a minor annoyance, this can potentially compromise y...read more
Vehicle tires don’t last forever, and driving on ones that need to be replaced can be downright dangerous. That’s why the auto repair specialists at Stillwater Auto Clinic&...read more
As a car owner, you probably have an endless selection of local auto shops in your area to choose from, which makes finding the right one for your needs somewhat challenging. Knowing...read more
If you’ve noticed oil stains on your driveway or a burnt odor coming from underneath your hood, you could have an engine oil leak. To keep your vehicle in good condition and avoid ex...read more
Driving in heavy rain is never a fun experience, and even confident drivers often find it stressful. To help you feel more comfortable behind the wheel, the car repair experts at Sti...read more
When you see the check engine light come on, it’s natural to feel alarmed. After all, its primary purpose is to warn you when something is wrong with some part of your vehicle. ...read more
It’s a situation many drivers find themselves in: your vehicle seems to be performing fine, and suddenly the “check engine” light comes on. What now? Unless you’re a trained auto rep...read more
As the point of contact with the road, tires are some of the most crucial aspects of car safety and performance. With regular checkups from a reliable auto shop, you should be able t...read more
No matter how well-maintained your vehicle may be, every car battery is at risk of dying in the middle of a trip. If you find yourself in this unfortunate scenario, far from the...read more
While it would be great if no one had to drive in extreme weather, in Minnesota, that would mean nothing ever gets done. The car repair specialists at Stillwater Auto Clinic know you...read more
Stillwater Auto Clinic would like to remind you to walk around your vehicle to check the operation of all the driving lights, including indicators and stop lights.  We...read more
Having working brakes is arguably the most important safety feature of your vehicle. In the event your brake pads or another part is damaged, it’s wise to immediately consult with a ...read more
As a car owner, you know there are a number of tasks you need to complete to keep your vehicle running smoothly, like changing the oil and having the tires aligned. But there are als...read more
Just as you depend on your car to get you from place to place on a daily basis, your vehicle relies on you to deliver the car repairs and maintenance it needs periodically. Neverthel...read more
Whether you're in for a simple checkup or specific brake repair work, you should always feel comfortable asking your mechanic questions about the job. Education is imperative when it...read more
Hearty Minnesotans often laugh at their neighbors down south that see their lives come to a standstill after a light dusting of snow. Living in a place that has some of the harshest ...read more
One of the best things you can do to protect your car’s engine is to get a regular oil change. While how often your oil changes should occur depends on the make, model, and condition...read more
Walking in a winter wonderland can be beautiful, but any experienced auto shop knows that driving in one can be dangerous. Before you take to Minnesota’s slippery roads thi...read more
Whether you drive an automatic or manual vehicle, your car’s transmission is one of the most important factors in mobility. Stillwater Auto Clinic—one of the best auto shops in Washi...read more
Part of being a responsible car owner means having your tires regularly rotated—even when your car appears to be running well. Tire rotation prolongs the life of the tires, reducing ...read more
Planning on driving a lot this winter? Rather than risk getting into an accident or putting your passengers in danger, Stillwater Auto Clinic in Minnesota recommends completing some ...read more
Are your tires wearing down too quickly, or do you find it difficult to handle your vehicle? These may be signs of improper alignment—a tremendous safety hazard to you and other driv...read more
If you own a car but aren’t a hardcore motoring enthusiast, you probably don’t think about transmission that much—other than knowing if yours is manual or automatic. However sma...read more
Though it’s always a good idea to bring your vehicle in for a professional oil change, you might not have the time to do so. That’s why the experts at Stillwater Auto Clinic, based i...read more
A transmission flush is an important maintenance procedure that every driver should perform to keep their vehicle operating at peak condition. It entails flushing out old transmissio...read more
The transmission is one of the most critical components of your car. If transmission problems develop, and you allow them to go unaddressed, small issues can quickly develop into exp...read more
The team at Stillwater Auto Clinic is just as psyched about the start of tailgating season as you are! After all, there’s no better way to pregame for the big game than by hanging ou...read more
Getting stranded in the middle of nowhere and waiting for help to come is extremely uncomfortable and inconvenient. Since you never know when your car might break down, it's imp...read more
A flat tire is something most of us will experience, and addressing it doesn't have to be a hassle. This is the insight shared by the service technicians at Stillwater Auto Clinic,&n...read more
When it comes to safety when driving, is there anything more important than being able to stop when you need to? As one of the top auto shops in Minnesota, Stillwater Auto Clinic is ...read more
Since we can't control where we will be when danger strikes, it's always best to err on the side of caution when dealing with car repair issues on the road. Stillwater Auto...read more
You’ve likely developed a number of habits in your years of driving, but many common behaviors behind the wheel can have a negative effect on the overall health of your vehicle....read more
When it comes to car troubles, you need to make sure you’re getting the best possible service. This is especially the case if you’ve got a transmission issue. To make sure the proble...read more
When it comes to automotive safety, brakes play a vital role. Serving East St. Paul, Maplewood, and surrounding Minnesota communities, Stillwater Auto Clinic is an auto shop providin...read more
One of the most complicated car systems is the transmission. The transmission experiences the most wear and tear — and even the smallest problems can eventually cause the whole ...read more
Knowing when it’s time for an oil change is only half the battle; you also need to decide what kind of oil is best for your vehicle. Choosing the correct motor oil is an essential pa...read more
With years of car repair experience, the expert team at Stillwater Auto Clinic in Stillwater, MN, have a knack for providing reliable work. While some problems may not require the im...read more
When is it the right time to contact a trusted mechanic to have your car’s transmission inspected? As a car owner, it is crucial to diagnose transmission problems immediately to prev...read more
Why is my check engine light on? Whether it's your battery light, oil change light, or your airbag light, every single one of these indicator symbols are a sign that you need to take...read more
Caring for your vehicle means more than just giving it an occasional coat of wax or putting air in the tires. In order for your car to have a long life, it needs proper maintenance. ...read more
Do you wonder what that mysterious squeaking or loud squealing noise is that keeps coming from your car engine belt? The answer could be one of several reasons. Stillwater Auto Clini...read more
Chances are, you'll experience a flat tire at least once over the course of driving a car. Do you know what to do if that happens? The car repair technicians at Stillwater Auto Clini...read more
Winter in Minnesota brings frigid weather conditions that can be hard on your car, and your radiator often bears an especially heavy burden. The experts at Stillwater Auto Clinic, a ...read more
When it comes to your vehicle’s suspension, knowing the common signs of trouble is crucial for getting the service you need in a timely manner. For car owners in the Stillwater, MN a...read more
When it comes to car maintenance, checking your tires to make sure they have the proper alignment is just as important as confirming that they have enough air in them. For over 30 ye...read more
Have you flushed your car's coolant or transmission before? If not, Stillwater Auto Clinic of Stillwater, MN, wants you to understand the importance of coolant and transmission ...read more
When it comes to any vehicle, car repairs are inevitable, which is why it is beneficial to find a trusted car repair shop, like Stillwater Auto Cli nic in East St. Paul/Maplewo...read more
You don’t want your car to break down while you’re cruising the open road. Car owners in the East St. Paul and Maplewood areas of Minnesota make sure their vehicles are in tip-top sh...read more
Many car repair shops can seem like loud, unwelcoming, cramped, and downright dirty places to visit. When it comes to business, appearances matter; that’s why Stillwater Auto Clinic ...read more
While some car owners may find it fun to tinker under the hood, others have absolutely no clue about the inner workings of their vehicles. That’s why there are dependable auto shops,...read more
Stillwater Auto Clinic is everybody's favorite car repair shop in Stillwater, MN. Specializing in oil changes, brakes, and wheel alignments, these highly-skilled technicians have the...read more
A fresh snowfall might be pretty to look at, but it can be dangerous to drive in if you don’t take the proper safety precautions. The car repair experts at Stillwater Auto Clinic off...read more
With winter upon us and snow on its way, Stillwater Auto Clinic in Stillwater, MN is reminding you to get your windshield wipers replaced in time for the snow and ice. Wipers help im...read more
Most people only find out that their car battery is dying when they find themselves stranded in a parking lot or stuck in the driveway. In the winter, it can be an extremely dangerou...read more
Stillwater Auto Clinic is the best car repair shop in the East St. Paul/Maplewood, MN area. With over 35 years of experience, these highly-skilled technicians can handle anything fro...read more
It might seem counterproductive to wash your car during the wintertime, especially in Minnesota, where a fresh snowfall is always a threat. However, it’s important to clean your car ...read more
The holiday season is upon us, and with it comes a lot of traveling. Whether you're driving down the road or across the country, be prepared for any eventuality by readying your car ...read more
Stillwater Auto Clinic is your one-stop auto shop in Stillwater, MN. For over 35 years, these automotive specialists have served as the local community's trusted provider of car serv...read more
With the darkness of the night and a bevy of children running about the streets in search of candy, Halloween is one of the most dangerous nights for driving. For people who need to ...read more
Fall means football season, and as Minnesota Vikings coaches and fans are prone to say, “The best offense is a good defense.” Before the blustery blizzards hit Stillwater and the res...read more
To keep you and your family safe you need good windshield wipers. Few things are more dangerous on the road than windshield wipers that can’t keep your windshield clear during a rain...read more
Modern cars have a lot of lights and symbols on their dashboards. Understanding them will not only benefits your vehicle, but also your own safety. Hours of engineering have been spe...read more
The days are getting shorter. When this happens, you’ll probably be out more when it’s dark so you’ll need to make sure those brake lights and headlights are in good working order. T...read more
It's hard to keep track of everything that goes into maintaining your car. That's why experts like the team at Stillwater Auto Clinic are so great to have around. Since 1977, these c...read more
Taking care of your car is serious business. If you don’t take care of it, it won’t take care of you while you’re on the road. A big part of taking care of your car is taking it to a...read more
Most people know that preventative maintenance will keep their car running smoothly and help avoid bigger repair problems, but how many people include headlight replacement in that p...read more
Auto aficionados are passionate about one thing—their cars. A good auto repair shop should be passionate about them, too, and the pros at Stillwater Auto Clinic definitely fit t...read more
Few things produce more anxiety than sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic, or driving on a long stretch of desolate road, and watching the temperature gauge in your car creep more and...read more
It’s frustrating when something electrical in your car no longer works. It’s even more annoying when you can’t figure out why. When you bring your vehicle in to Stillwater Auto Clini...read more
Your car’s battery is what provides the electrical components of your vehicle with the electricity it needs to get your car to start running. Getting a car battery replaced is expens...read more
As a car owner, you are probably well aware that your vehicle needs a regular oil change. You may know to take your car in to an auto shop when a light turns on, or you may be well a...read more
The brakes in your car are essential in an emergency, and you don’t want to find out they’re not working properly when you need them the most. So how can you tell when your brakes ne...read more
Part of owning a car is taking care of your vehicle's day-to-day needs. This means that you will be responsible for the occasional oil change, replacing brake pads, and every now and...read more
With spring in full swing, it’s time to start getting ready for the dog days of summer; you've probably started to dig out your lighter layers, clean out the grill, and look forward ...read more
When finding auto shops, there are many factors that make a car repair shop stand out from their competitors, whether it be their service and dependability or their skilled employees...read more
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