OUR SERVICES

Transmission Service

It’s hard to get very far down the road when your transmission is in... View Details
Transmission Service

Power Steering

Within the last two decades, power steering has become an integral part of vehicles.... View Details
Power Steering

Fuel System

Newer cars have increasingly complex fuel systems. The main concern with a more complex... View Details
Fuel System

Exhaust System

The exhaust system in a car is one of the least attractive parts, but... View Details
Exhaust System

Engine Services

Your car’s engine is the miracle part that makes the whole thing work. Without... View Details
Engine Services

Electrical System

Have a dead battery? Misfiring starter or alternator? For all of your auto electrical... View Details
Electrical System

Differential Services

When a car makes a left turn, the interior-facing wheels (on the left side)... View Details
Differential Services

Drivetrain & Suspension

Drivertrain Poor axles can even cause your vehicle to malfunction, and when it does,... View Details
Drivetrain & Suspension

Cooling System

The cooling system consists of a cooling fan, water pump, thermostat, radiator, heater core,... View Details
Cooling System

Computer Diagnostic

NorthSide Garage is your source for all computerized diagnostic services. We have an outstanding... View Details
Computer Diagnostic

Full Brake Services

If you’re like most drivers, you rely on your brakes to keep you safe... View Details
Full Brake Services

AC and Heating System

Uncomfortable temperatures can seem all that much worse when you’re behind the wheel, but... View Details
AC and Heating System

Airbag System Services

Air bags save thousands of lives every year in automobile and truck crashes. The... View Details
Airbag System Services

Full Auto Body Repair

Maybe your car has had a monstrous blow to the body. Don’t worry, all... View Details
Full Auto Body Repair

Northside Garage

When you bring your car to Northside Garage you’ll receive the best automotive repairs in the area. We understand you rely on your vehicle, so you expect it to be restored to top driving and safety conditions. You also expect prompt service and a fair price. You should expect these things! You should also know that Northside facilities have been meeting these expectations for many years since we first opened back in 2001 That’s probably why we enjoy so much repeat business. Customer satisfaction is very important to us at Northside Garage. We strive to operate the most caring and professional automotive service operation in Minneapolis. Northside Garage is an official NAPA AutoCare Center which gives us the privilege of using the highest quality parts with great warranties to give you peace of mind when you are on the road..

LATEST NEWS

Viva la Differential

With front-wheel drive being so common these days, the differential is just taken care of during a transmission service at Northside Garage, so most Minneapolis drivers don’t even have to think about it. And most rear-wheel drive differentials don’t need…

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HOW TO PROTECT YOUR CAR’S INTERIOR IN SUMMER

By Abigail Bassett Summer is upon us, and the streets are heating up. That means it’s time to prep your car for the hottest time of year. Of course you should perform all the regular summer maintenance, including checking and swapping tires,…

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SAFELY STORING AND USING AUTOMOTIVE FLUIDS AT HOME

By Christa Hogan Stop and think about the number of fluids your vehicle needs to function properly: motor oil, windshield washer fluid, transmission and brake fluids, antifreeze, etc. Now consider the other fluids used in automotive DIY repairs, including solvents like…

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WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT US

Ann Kurnia, Professional Writer

Going to have a car fixed is a hassle with the fees and finding a good mechanic. I have to say, I enjoy taking my car to North Side Garage. Not only are they nice but if you call ahead, they do not forget you and move on to a new customer…. This was my second visit to their business and I feel they have done a great job both times, going above and beyond in my opinion. Also, the fact that they pick you up and drop you off to leave and retrieve your car is a plus. I cannot say how valuable that is to me so I don’t have to find a ride or deal with a taxi! This place will continue to have my business. Thank you so much!!

Henry Susano, Senior Developer

I mostly do work myself as I only have older cars, but came across a problem I couldn’t figure out. I brought my truck in with a mystery issue (that, in all honesty I created). Ahmed called every step of the way with what they found. They alerted me to other issues, but didn’t pressure me about them. Problem solved, and the truck runs great. I would feel comfortable recommending them.

Dave Below, Engineer

I just relocated to Minneapolis with an older vehicle and I am looking for a trustworthy mechanic. NorhSide Garage completed a 41 point inspection on my vehicle and when I checked their recommendations against my maintenance log every thing they noted was legitimate and there wasn’t anything recommended that had been done I came to Minneapolis. This people are very honest and service-oriented. I will be going back to have these items fixed.

Amy Thomas, Blogger

I’m very happy with North Side’s fixing my vehicle, and keeping in contact with me as to what is needed. I used to take my truck to the dealer to service when needed, but North Side’s is better and costs much less. They are more willing to work with the customer instead of treating me as if I know nothing

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Synthetic motor oils can be a good choice for high output, turbocharged or supercharged engines. Or for vehicles that are used for towing (especially during hot weather), and vehicles that operate in extremely cold or hot climates. Although more expensive than mineral-based oils, synthetic motor oils can improve fuel economy and provide longer intervals between changes.

You may see your gas mileage decrease. Your vehicle may start running rough. If your check engine light comes on that could also be an indicator that your vehicle needs a tune up. The owner’s manual that came with your vehicle may suggest a tune up at a certain mileage.

 

Prior to winter weather setting in, you should:

Check your antifreeze level and condition. Rust colored antifreeze means you may need to flush and refill the cooling system.

Check the level of you motor oil. If its been 3 months to 3000 miles since you last oil change, it should be replaced.

Check you battery. Batteries that are weak can fail on cold morning and your car won’t start.

Change your wiper blades to winter wiper-blades. These prevent ice build-up that can obstruct your view during operation in snow and ice conditions.

Check the condition of your tires. Tires that have warn tread can mean hydroplaning on road water and can lead to accidents.

Check your A/C operation. Your air condition will function in the defrost mode and is used to help defrost or remove moister from the windshields, fogged up windows can be hazardous during driving.

Perform a brake inspection. A well operating brake system help stop your car, especially during wet or snowy and icy conditions.

Your tires should be rotated every other oil change, or every 6000 miles. Neglecting to rotate tires is a major cause of premature tire wear.

Preventative Maintenance is regular maintenance of your vehicle that helps keep your automobile running efficiently and eliminating potential problems that may leave you stranded. Manufacturers know that a properly maintained car will be more dependable, safer, last longer, and increase your satisfaction with their product.

Preventative maintenance includes:

Servicing Windshield Wipers
Tune-up or servicing/replacing spark plugs, ignition wires, distributor cap and rotor.
Replacing air filters
Engine oil change
Differential(s) gear oil change
Trans-axle oil change
Routine hose inspection
Battery service
Exterior drive belt replacement
Servicing/replacing transmission oil and filter
Timing belt replacement
Brake fluid flush
Power steering flush
Antifreeze replacement/flush
Rotate tires
Inspect exhaust system for leaks
Inspect brake linings brake rotor hydraulic lines calipers and wheel cylinders
Replace cabin air filter
Used car safety inspection