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Working Hours
  • Mon 9:00AM - 6:00PM
    Tue 9:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Wed 9:00AM - 6:00PM
    Thu 9:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Fri 9:00AM - 6:00PM
    Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

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10 Minute Pre-Trip Checkup Can Pay Off

A properly maintained vehicle is safer and more dependable and will even save a few dollars at the gas pumps. Motorists should plan ahead to allow time to perform necessary maintenance themselves or at the local service facility.

Car Care Council offers three suggestions for a traveler's 10-minute pre- trip checklist:

  1. Check all fluids - There are several fluids that require attention: Engine Oil, power steering, brake and transmission fluids, and windshield washer solvent and antifreeze/coolant.

  2. Check all hoses and belts - A belt failure can affect the electrical system, air conditioning, power steering, and the cooling system. Cooling system hoses may be deteriorating from within, so old hoses and clamps in marginal condition might need to be replaced.

  3. Check the tires - Check tire inflation and inspect the tread for uneven wear, indicating the need for wheel alignment. Also look for bulges and bald spots.


Follow these tips to maximize fuel efficiency of your vehicle:

  1. Vehicle gas caps - about 17% of the vehicles on the roads have gas caps that are either damaged, loose or missing altogether, causing 147 million gallons of gas to vaporize every year.

  2. Under inflated tires - when tires aren't inflated properly it's like driving with a parking brake on. It can cost a mile or two per gallon.

  3. Worn spark plugs - A vehicle can have either four, six or eight spark plugs, which fire as many as 3 million times every 1,000 miles, resulting in electrical and chemical erosion from heat.

  4. Dirty air filters - A clogged air filter creates a "rich" mixture - the proportion of gas to air is incorrect. This wastes fuel and causes the engine to lose power. Replacing a clogged air filter can improve gas mileage by as much as 10%.

  5. Don't drive aggresively - Aggressive driving can lower gas mileage by as much as 33% on the highway and 5% on city streets.

  6. Avoid excessive idling - sitting idle gets zero miles per gallon. Letting the vehicle warm up for one to two minutes is sufficient.

  7. Drive the speed limit - Gas mileage decreases rapidly at speeds above 60 mph. Each mile driven over 60 results in an additional 10 cents per gallon. Increase fuel efficiency by using cruise control.

What People Say About Us


  • -John S.

    Most honest auto shop I've ever been to. This is they only place I bring my vehicle for service.


  • -TJ

    High recommendation (though didn't need service on car). Brakes squeaking, so googled closest shop. Stopped by, he glanced at a few things, then offered to take a ride to listen. Said it was ok.


  • -Jon B.

    Tim and Josh are great, totally honest.


  • -Mark M.

    We don't even live in St Paul anymore, but still take our car here. Very trustworthy and reliable.


  • -Nicholas G.

    These guys are the only mechanics I trust with my car because they have certainly earned my trust and my loyalty. They are honest about what needs to be done immediately versus what can be deferred and are conscious of budget limitations when recommending options. They communicate throughout the process...I've never felt like they are taking advantage of me...


  • -Ellen L.

    Dynotech has highly knowledgeable staff, with the highest standards for car and customer. The shop is excellently equipped. The prices are honest and very good. I always feel that the staff has been generous with their time, very personable and attentive with high integrity. Men and women alike entrust a wide range of cars---classic, vintage, sports, and everyday automobiles--to DynoTech's expertise.


  • -Eddie D.

    I want to thank you all for taking good care of my son Eddie Jr's 2002 Audi, I really appreciate it!


  • -Melanie M.

    I have such great respect for these guys! They are a small business in a big city but treat you like your family! I will send anyone and everyone there!


  • -Jason H.

    Great people that will take great care of you and your car. Couldn't ask for a better place to bring your ride. Whether it's a classic from the beginning of time to the most luxurious cars of today they are meticulous in getting the job done correctly at an affordable price...


  • -Meghan F.

    I can't say enough good things about Tim and Josh. They're honest, down to earth and go above and beyond. I was referred to them by a family member and even though I've moved away from the area, I still take my car here. They've helped me when I'm in a pinch and need work done ASAP. 5 stars isn't enough for them!!

Call us for service: 651-287-0379

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