Service Appointment

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No Matter the Make or Model, Mills Automotive Group Offers Multiple Service Center Locations Throughout the Brainerd, MN, Area

Cars are both similar and incredibly nuanced. The premise is the same, regardless of manufacturer: engine, seats, and a steering wheel, built to comfortably get you where you want to go. There are subtle differences between different makes, and that's where Mills Auto Group comes in.

We have a multiple service centers across Central Minnesota, built to serve drivers of a variety of vehicles. You can take your car to any of the following locations:

  • Mills Ford/Lincoln Service Center in Brainerd, MN.
  • Mills GMC/Buick Service Center in Baxter, MN.
  • Mills Honda Service Center in Baxter, MN.
  • Mills Toyota Service Center in Willmar, MN.

There's a Mills Automotive Group Service Center near you that's ready to help when it's time to have your vehicle serviced. Whether it's a routine appointment or unexpected repairs, our trained technicians have the expertise to get your car or SUV back on the road.

Oil Changes and Tire Rotations

The most common reason for a service appointment remains the most essential. Improvements in both engine and oil technology have elongated old industry standard of changing your oil every 3,000 miles. Most newer engines can go an average of 7,500 miles between oil changes, assuming normal driving conditions.

Even with these improvements, regular oil changes and tire rotations are critical to the continued health of your car. Nothing wears engines down faster than dirty or low oil. The intricate moving parts that power your engine require proper lubrication.

In that same vein, regular tire rotation is the best way to get full life from your tires. Tires wear at different rates, especially on all-wheel drive vehicles. Rotating your tires at every oil change is a great way to ensure even wear, as well keep your car firmly glued to the road.

Alignment and Fluid Checks

Curbs, potholes, and even the occasional railroad crossing can all combine to knock your truck out of alignment. It's not hard to diagnose, either. Do you consistently veer left or right when driving on a straight road? That's a safety issue that can only be addressed by fixing your alignment. Tires on poorly-aligned cars wear out faster as well.

Oil isn't the only fluid your SUV relies on to perform at peak capacity. Engine coolant, transmission fluid, brake fluid, and power steering fluid don't need to be replaced nearly as often as your oil. But an issue with any one of them can quickly lead to big problems, which is why it's important to check them at every appointment.

State Inspections and Other Important Services

Annual state vehicle safety inspections are the law in Minnesota. Important aspects of every vehicle are tested to ensure they're in satisfactory condition, and that a vehicle isn't a safety hazard. Issues in any of the following areas will require immediate attention:

  • Brakes: Safely stopping is the most important function of every vehicle, and brake issues should always be addressed immediately.
  • Transmission: The transmission is the link between the engine and the tires, and if it's not operating properly, then neither is your car.
  • Muffler: A working muffler helps your car meet emission standards. Beyond that, its essential for a quiet ride.
  • Front End Repair: A properly working front end keeps your car stable. If your car feels on the edge of out of control, immediately have your front end inspected.

Mills Automotive Group is Ready to Service Your Car

As drivers, we all have a responsibility to drive safely, and drive safe cars. Mills Automotive Group is ready to help keep your Brainerd, MN, vehicle road worthy for years to come. Just choose the service center that fits your needs, and schedule and appointment. We'll see you soon!