Monthly Archives: May 2022

Monday Maintenance: Brakes and Tires

Monday Maintenance: Brakes and Tires

Welcome to another installment of Maintenance Monday - our blog series designed to help you understand your vehicle more and keep it on the road longer!  This week we are highlighting some items that, when kept up regularly, could not only save you money but more importantly, impact your safety: brakes and tires.   Understanding Your Brake System and Tires Tires and brakes are on the forefront of the operation of your vehicle. How well your vehicle grips the road is linked directly to your tire tread (the patterns on the surface of your tires). Patterns differ depending on the tire type and exist to boost traction in different conditions.   Your brake system is made up to include brake pads, the brake line, calipers, rotors and the master cylinder. Brake pads and rotors are the point at which the braking system connects with the tires. Due to the stress of extreme friction, these components deteriorate more easily than others and need more frequent maintenance ... read more

Spring is Here! Read the Latest Lancer News

Spring is Here! Read the Latest Lancer News

After what feels like an entire lifetime we can finally say, “Spring is here!”  We’ve had a busy winter and would love nothing more than to share with you the latest updates at Lancer Service.  As always, we appreciate your feedback and value your continued business. We're Hiring! Join the BEST Auto Repair team there is!! Do you happen to know a Technician looking for a change, or someone who’s interested in getting into the trade? We’re actively hiring for two positions! Please send all resumes and cover letters to [email protected] AND per usual - do not hesitate to give us a call directly, we’re always open to a conversation! New Faces at Lancer If you’ve had your vehicle serviced at Lan ... read more

Mileage-based Maintenance: How to Keep Your Car on the Road

Mileage-based Maintenance: How to Keep Your Car on the Road

As we’ve pointed out in prior posts, the new and used car market continues to see unprecedented rises in demand, therefore inflating the cost of used vehicle prices to over 50% of pre-pandemic levels. We’re often asked by our customers what is the best thing they can do to maintain their vehicle? So, to continue with our Monday Maintenance series, we’d like to introduce you to the most cost-effective repair plan: Mileage-Based Maintenance! What is mileage-based maintenance? With continued use, everyone experiences natural wear and tear on their vehicle; specifically, in Minnesota’s extreme climate. Mileage-based maintenance services help to combat this natural progression to keep your vehicle operating efficiently and effectively - simply put, following a recommended maintenance schedule can not only save you money but can keep your car on the road longer. What are mileage-based maintenance intervals and what do they include ... read more