Matt’s Automotive Blog

New Fargo Location Now Open

 

Matt’s Automotive Service Center has opened a new, state of the art facility.  Our facility has 9 full-service bays, a staff of ASE-Certified technicians, modern technology utilization, a fresh waiting area with Big-Screen TVs, comfy seating, and a complimentary coffee bar with snacks!  But, that’s not all Matt’s Auto in Fargo, ND offers you in […]

March 22nd, 2016|Matt's Automotive Blog|

Moorhead and Fargo Used Oil Recycling

 

We believe that it’s important to do our part to protect our earth.  If you’re searching for an ethical repair shop in the Fargo, ND & Moorhead, MN areas that participates in used oil recycling, choose us at Matt’s Automotive Service Center!  Not sure what that means or why it’s important?
“Every year, approximately 800 million […]

April 22nd, 2014|Matt's Automotive Blog|

Automotive Basics: The Engine, Part 2

In my last post we covered the main function of the engine, which is to create the spinning motion.  We also touched about the combustion chambers and the crankshaft.  We talked a little bit about the role of the pistons, and today I’ll go a bit deeper on that piece as well as the rings […]

January 27th, 2014|Matt's Automotive Blog|

Automotive Basics: The Engine Block

Welcome to the Automotive Basics Series presented by Matt’s Automotive Service Center.  Something we pride ourselves on here at Matt’s Auto is educating our customers on why certain repairs need to be done and what could happen if they don’t have the repair done.  We believe, like any major purchase, it’s important for you, the […]

January 17th, 2014|Matt's Automotive Blog|

Matt’s Automotive Service Center Earns Esteemed 2013 Angie’s List Super Service Award

“It’s an honor to earn any award, but to earn it for customer service – that says a lot about what our focus is here at Matt’s.”

“Only about 5 percent of the companies Matt’s Automotive competes with in the Moorhead, Fargo, and West Fargo area are able to earn our Super Service Award,” said Angie’s […]

December 20th, 2013|Matt's Automotive Blog|

Automotive Vocabulary: Module

The automotive aftermarket is an entirely different world from automotive repair and maintenance.  Because, with any specialized industry there is an entirely another language to be learned that is complete with jargon, acronyms, and slang terms.  We have noticed this from our trivia we put on Facebook at various times, that we can receive different […]

November 1st, 2013|Matt's Automotive Blog|

Are Automotive Fluid Flushes Worth the Cost?

This post is related to the vehicle preventative maintenance post.  The majority of the time, when people are at Matt’s Automotive Service Center for their auto and truck maintenance, we are consistently asked if “vehicle flushes are worth it” or if “vehicle flushes are even worth the cost”.  These can be challenging questions to answer, […]

October 16th, 2013|Matt's Automotive Blog|

Preventative Maintenance For Your Vehicle

Preventative maintenance is basically applicable everywhere in our lives.  But, preventative maintenance for vehicles doesn’t really exist.  Many vehicle owners don’t think about maintenance on their vehicle until it breaks down.

If you could avoid getting a root canal, would you? If you could avoid open-heart surgery, would you? How about this – if you could […]

October 1st, 2013|Matt's Automotive Blog|

How to Tell When You Need New Tires?

At Matt’s Automotive Service Center we offer inexpensive tire repair and sell new tires.  But, we are frequently asked the same following questions in regards to tires at both our locations of Moorhead, MN & Fargo, ND.

How do you know when you need new tires?
Can’t I just buy tires at discount stores?
What […]

September 9th, 2013|Matt's Automotive Blog|

Auto Diagnostics, Inspections, Estimates, OH MY!

 

Every once in a great while, we run into an issue where one of our customers gets a little miffed if that have to pay a diagnosis fee when we figure out their vehicle’s problem. Something along the lines of “but your sign says free estimates,” is said. This conversation is never a fun one […]

August 19th, 2013|Matt's Automotive Blog|