Valley Auto Care / Mr. Tire
Car, Truck and SUV Repair ● Apple Valley MN 55124 ● 952-431-2700
Our auto repair location in Apple Valley is a full service auto center focused on earning not only your business, but also your respect. Tires for your car, transmission repair for your truck, brakes for your SUV, and more - we do it all. We're staffed with certified mechanics that will fix your vehicle right, or the labor is free.
We have over 20 years of experience in the auto repair business, and have made many friends along the way. Our customers continue to be a part of our business because they can count on the wide array of experience, knowledge and tact found at our service center. Rest assured, you'll receive your car back in a timely manner, properly repaired to meet and exceed your expectations. Up to date equipment and a wide knowledge base help keep us efficient and accurate while reducing your down time.
With unbeatable prices and helpful advisors, Valley Auto Care will work hard to ensure that you understand the repairs your vehicle needs to safely return to the road with as little inconvenience as possible. And, in many cases, we’re able to offer complimentary shuttle service!
Have confidence in the knowledge and tact of our friendly, ASE certified staff. Contact us in Apple Valley at 952-431-2700 to speak wth someone immediately, or Ask a Question or Schedule Service online. Thank you for choosing Valley Auto Care of Apple Valley.
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Apple Valley auto owners know that engines need to burn fuel to operate. Fuel is pumped from your fuel tank to your car engine where it is squirted—or injected—into your engine’s cylinders. This is the function of the fuel injectors. There are two ways to inject fuel into an engine. Fuel needs air to burn, so in the first method, fuel is injected into a port and allowed to mix with air and before it is drawn into the cylinders. In the second method, fuel is injected directly into the cylinders and mixes with air after it enters the car engine. Direct injection engines burn fuel more efficiently than conventional car engines. Some models can deliver the power of a V8 with the economy of a V6. For example, in one family of engines, the conventional version (a V6) delivers about 250 horsepower. The direct injection version delivers over 300 horsepower and gets about the same gas mileage. The turbocharged version delivers 350 horsepower. Why the big difference in power? Direct injection systems allow fuel to be squirted into the car engine at hundreds of times the pressure of a conventional engine. This atomizes the fuel better (breaks it down into tinier droplets), which means more of it gets burned, which translates to more power for your engine. It also results in cleaner emissions. Fuel injectors are precision instruments. They have to deliver the right amount of fuel at exactly the time the car engine needs it. They are also engineered to inject fuel with a specific spray pattern. This spray pattern allows for maximum fuel efficiency and proper atomization. Direct injection engines require a much higher degree of precision than conventional engines. For this reason, they are equipped with more sophisticated computers. When fuel injectors get dirty, their precision drops off. The spray pattern won’t be precise, and the timing of fuel delivery may be off. This decreases fuel efficiency and gas mileage as well as delivering less power to the engine. Apple Valley drivers should understand that fuel injectors are not cheap to replace. Direct injection fuel injectors are even more expensive. And we’re talking a mortgage payment to buy a set of new fuel injectors for a diesel engine. So keeping
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"All of the mechanics and managers at Apple Valley are great to work with. I always know that I'm in good hands when I bring my Jeep into these guys. Scott's always so helpful and flexible with my schedule that I haven't been anywhere else for years!"