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Suspension Service In Mankato

When you hear the word ‘suspension’, you may think back to those energetic days of grade school. Well, your car’s suspension is actually a good thing because it keeps your car up off the road and helps provide a comfy ride. It needs to keep your wheels firmly planted over bumps and through curves. Your […]

Winter Tires

What type of technology do you use? Do you prefer an 8-track tape or an iPod? When it comes to winter tires, much of the public’s perception dates back to when 8-track was the best way to listen to the Bee Gees. Twenty years ago, winter tires differed from highway tires only in their tread […]

E-85 Fuel Safety Advice

Today at Autotronics we want to talk with you about a very important safety issue. This automotive safety warning is coming from a very unusual source: fire fighting experts. You’ve probably heard of E-85 gasoline being offered in the Mankato area. Some newer vehicle models are specifically built to run on E-85 – the rest […]

Severe Service Requirements

A lot of our viewers have asked whether or not they should use their severe service maintenance schedule, which is listed in their car owners’ manual. It can be confusing. Let’s clear the air on this subject. Cricket Killingsworth is from QMI/Heartland, a manufacturer of automotive products and fluids. She’s been in the automotive business […]

Make Your Vehicle Last

We live in such a disposable society. It’s amazing all the stuff we throw away. New stuff comes out so fast, we just toss the old and move on. In the old days people were real sticklers about taking care of their things. If something got lost or ruined by neglect, tough – they had […]

Keeping Your ‘Old Faithful’ Auto Running

At Autotronics we’ve had a lot of Mankato, Eagle Lake, and Madison Lake clients asking how they can make their vehicles last longer. These questions are actually a reflection of a trend that’s been building for several years. The median age of personal vehicles is now over nine years. And 33 percent of all vehicles […]

Autotronics: Why Replace Your Engine Air Filter?

Your browser does not support video Just as our bodies need clean air to function properly, your SUV engine needs clean air to operate efficiently. Let’s go egghead for a minute. For every gallon of gas we burn driving on MN expressways, twenty pounds of carbon dioxide comes out the tailpipe. Question: how can a […]

The Harm In Skipping An Oil Change For Mankato Drivers

People in Mankato have been hearing a lot about higher oil change intervals these days. Maybe you’re wondering: What are the key issues? Some new vehicle manufacturers in Mankato are now recommending much higher oil change intervals than they have in the past. As much as 5,000 to 8,000 miles or more. This practice came […]

AUTOTRONICS Radiator Service

The coolant system is a vital part of your vehicle. It is also the second most common cause for vehicle failures. Even though coolant system failure is fairly common, it is easy to prevent. AUTO-TRONICS 927 N Riverfront Dr Mankato, MN 56001 (507) 345-4503 The most recognizable part of the coolant system is the radiator. […]

Coolant Antifreeze Service In Mankato MN

You may know that most automotive failures in Mankato MN are tire related, but do you know the second most common cause for vehicle failure? Nope, it’s not teenagers. It is the coolant system. But, if you take good care of your coolant system, it will take good care of you. A car’s engine creates […]