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Common Car Problems and How to Fix Them [Infographic]

Dec 28, 2017 8:54:00 AM

Car problems sure can derail your plans, but thankfully they don't have to. Most of the time, your vehicle will let you know when something isn't quite right. Whether it comes in the form of a sound, a shake, a smell, or something else entirely, your vehicle has its way of letting you know it needs attention. To help you uncover any issues your vehicle might be dealing with, we put together an infographic on the most common car problems and how to fix them. Check it out:

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Do You Know How Much These Car Repairs Cost? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Oct 12, 2017 12:36:00 PM

Everybody hates dumping money into their vehicle to get it repaired. It's one of the necessary evils of life. So, we've put together this handy infographic for you. It outlines some of the most common car repairs and what you can expect to pay for them.

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Stuck with a flat tire? here's How to Change a Tire in 10 steps

Sep 22, 2017 9:06:00 AM


A flat tire typically shows up unexpectedly and catapults itself onto the top of your priority list. A flat tire can happen to anyone at any time. It doesn’t matter if you were already running late or if you’re wearing a cocktail dress. Regardless of your situation, the basic mechanics of changing a tire are the same whether you’re working with a car, truck, van, or SUV. Below, I’ve broken down how to change a tire in 10 simple steps.

1. Find a Safe Place to Pull Over

How to change a tire - park safely

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Meet Our Miller Service Advisor: Katie Dockendorf

Apr 20, 2017 2:39:31 PM

At Miller Auto & Marine, we have fantastic staff members in all of our departments. They're the people who show up to ensure our customers receive a 5-Star Experience every time they call or visit. For the most part, we've covered team members who are a little more behind the scenes: meet our auto technicians Pete Stormo, Joe Sundermann, and Tom Nordland. Today, we're featuring a staff member who is front-and-center when you bring your vehicle in for service: Katie Dockendorf.

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3 Things to Look for in a Trusted Mechanic

Jan 3, 2017 4:08:00 PM

What to look for in a trusted mechanic When your vehicle is broken down or in need of routine maintenance, having a trustworthy mechanic you can turn to is priceless. For some, deciding where to bring their vehicle for repairs and maintenance causes discomfort, anxiety, or even fear. The uneasiness some feel around new mechanics is perfectly understandable, but it’s also unfounded.

Auto technicians are one of the groups constantly in a battle against negative stereotypes. However, the majority of mechanics are not looking to swindle. They’re doing vehicle repair because it’s what they love, and they take pride in their work.

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Regular Vehicle Maintenance Keeps Your Vehicle in Great Shape

Dec 22, 2016 10:35:00 AM

There is nothing quite like starting up your vehicle and hearing that comforting hum of the engine. Well, actually, it isn't as much a hum as it is a loud thumping. But that's okay because you've been hearing it for weeks now and it hasn't been a problem. Sure, there are also a few new icons lighting up on your dashboard, but that just makes it easier to read your fuel gauge at night.

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Preparing Your Vehicle for Winter [Video]

Dec 5, 2016 4:17:00 PM

Preparing your vehicle for winter doesn't take much effort or expense, but the benefits can be significant. In the video below, I'll walk you through the most important winter vehicle safety tips - these are things anyone who owns a vehicle or drives in winter weather should be aware of. Take a moment to watch these tips, and if you'd like, share it with someone you want to be kept safe this winter. 

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Video: How To Change a Tire Step by Step

Oct 18, 2016 2:48:00 PM

Here at Miller Auto & Marine, we want to make sure you're staying safe on and off the road. While changing flat tires and checking each tire's air pressure are regular tasks for our service technicians, we understand that sometimes you're in a situation where you need to roll up your sleeves and change your vehicle's tire. If or when that situation occurs, we want you to be able to do it safely. 

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I Bought My Car Elsewhere – Can Miller Auto & Marine Service It?

Sep 28, 2016 7:24:00 PM

This is a common question we’re asked at Miller Auto & Marine. Potential customers wonder if they can have their vehicle serviced by our technicians, even if they purchased their vehicle at another dealership. It’s a pretty good rule of thumb that if some people are asking, even more people are wondering. So I thought, why not make things a little easier and answer this question for everyone?

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Beware of Low Auto Repair Rates

Aug 22, 2016 3:00:00 PM

Beware of Low Auto Repair Rates

Do you like saving money on car repairs? Of course you do. Everybody does. However, just because an auto repair shop offers you lower than average rates, that doesn't mean you will actually save money on the repair work.

There is an old saying - if it looks to good to be true, it probably is. That saying definitely applies to businesses offering low auto repair rates. All too often what looks like a good rate is actually just an indication the repairs will be substandard.

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Miller Auto & Marine
Miller Auto & Marine
2930 2nd Street South
St. Cloud, MN, 56301 United States
(844) 966-8900
Miller Auto & Marine 45.5473435, -94.1947084.