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Rum River Automotive

101 4th Ave N
Princeton, MN 55371

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What is your warranty?
2 year/24,000 parts and labor nationwide.  Many of our repairs and parts come with a lifetime warranty. Read more for details. *We also offer lifetime battery warranties on Interstate batteries.
What is the 'Peace of Mind' protection plan you have for tires?
Here is our 'Peace of mind' tire protection plan:   Offered on all tires we sell:
1. Any repairable puncture will be properly repaired free of charge. (If repairs occur outside our area, bring in your receipt and we will reimburse the charges.)
2. Eligible passenger tires which become unserviceable due to non-repairable road hazard damage (e.g. punctures, snags, cuts, carcass breaks and impact breaks) will be replaced with a new comparable tire based on the percentage of original, useable tread that has been worn. These services are provided throughout the usable tread-life of the tire for the original purchaser only.
3. Lifetime rotation & balance.
4. 50% off 3 alignments. 
Do you offer towing service?
Yes, we have a contract with an affordable,  professional & dependable 24 hr towing service.  Contact us and we will get you to tow your vehicle instantly.
What brands of tires do you sell?
We sell all major brands of tires. Kumho, Dunlop, BFG, Uniroyal, Kelly, and Michelin are our main brands along with other numerous leading brands. Click here to see if we have the new tires available for you!
Are you a participating ASE Certified service center?
Yes, our technicians are also ASE certified technicians. 
How Much Do Alternators Cost?
The Cost will depend on where the car is manufactured. A new alternator in a foreign vehicle will likely cost you about twice as much as a unit in a domestic vehicle, factoring in parts and labor. Repairing an alternator will usually be about half the cost of a brand-new one, either foreign or domestic. 
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How Long Does A Wheel Alignment Take?
A typical car alignment (whether a two wheel or a four wheel), will take on average about one hour, not including waiting time. If there is any damage or too much play on any ball joint, track rod, suspension or steering bushing, then it could take longer as various components may need to be replaced.
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How Much Do Car Axles Cost?
Having any car trouble? If you are probably wondering how much do car axles & struts cost. Well, the answer is simple, the average cost of axle/struts replacements ranges from $200 to $1600. But most of the auto shop offers low axle/struts cost from $140 to $974. You should ask your mechanic about axle/struts replacement cost when you visit your car repair shop. Read More
How Long Does A Car Suspension Last?
Most People Ask their Mechanic About How Long Does a Car Suspension Last. The Answer is as Simple as The Average Car Suspension Lasts between 60k miles and 100k miles, mainly depending on some important factor in how vehicle steers & how the usage of car undergoes.
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How Much Does It Cost To Replace An Alternator?
Most of the Expert mechanic’s give a recommendation that it largely depends on the type of car, the cost, and the current labor rate. The Average cost of replacing starter and alternators is around $300 - $500 including parts and labor which can vary from shop to shop. The price of new starter/alternators must be between $500 - $1000.
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How Often Do Radiators Need To Be Replaced?
An Expert mechanic answer in a simple way that it largely depends on the make and model of your car and radiator, your car radiator can last up to 10 years or even the life of the vehicle. With proper maintenance performed on your vehicle, your radiator could last throughout the life of your vehicle.
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How Do Exhaust Systems Increase Horsepower?
As per expert mechanic’s suggestion, you must upgrade your exhaust system on a regular basis to get better performance of your vehicle & also it helps to increase the horsepower.
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How To Tell If Your Car Starter Is Bad?
Most people are facing starting problems in their vehicle and they don’t know how to tell if car starter is bad. The best way to know how to tell if car starter is dreadful is to visit your preferred car shop as early as possible before it’s too late and ask your mechanic to know about the signs of failing car starters and alternators.
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How To Tell If Your Tires Are Worn Out?
The Answer is simple by an expert mechanic that you may need to place a penny first into various tread grooves across the tire. If you always see the top of Lincoln's head, your treads are disappeared and worn, then it may need to replace your tires. If some part of Lincoln's head is covered by the tread, you have more than 2/32 of an inch of tread depth remaining.  This means you most likely don’t need new tires.
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What are the Signs of a Dying Car Battery?
All the vehicle owners must keep their batteries clean and change them at a suggested time to avoid stranded on the road. if your battery is dying, then you must be aware of some warnings of a bad car battery such as starting problems,  dim lights, and funny smells. If you notice any of these signs, you need someone to inspect your battery and replace it if needed, so you won’t get stuck on the road. 
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How Long Does Brake Service Take?
The Answer to this question: “how long does brake service take” is that it largely depends on your driving habits. However, taking care of your brakes is crucial for safe driving. It is better to spend a couple of hours at the preferred brake shop and pay out some dollars to ensure your vehicle driving as safe as possible on the road. Generally, A Brake inspection takes 30 minutes to 1 hour to replace the brakes including rotors and pads, & other vehicle components.
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How Much Does Flat Tire Repair Cost?
As per Expert mechanic, A Flat tire repair cost depends on the extent of the damage. If you repair a simple puncture, it may vary between $15 and $30. A simple tire service usually utilizes plugs. It is good an idea to regularly check the tire pressure on any tires you’ve had plugged. Of course, Safety is more important than flat tire inspection cost.
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What are the Signs of Bad Shocks and Struts?
Many drivers don’t take care of the signs of bad car shocks and struts and they wear down slowly so it can be difficult to drive smoothly on road. You should ask your mechanic to know more about these signs and how it is important to replace it once you notice any problems.
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What are the Myths about Car Maintenance?
Stop wasting money on unnecessary maintenance and ask your auto experts to help you understand the myths about car maintenance. Some common myths are replaced oil every 3k miles, warm up your car before driving & more.
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What are the Symptoms of a Bad Transmission?
Every vehicle owners want to keep their vehicle last long, but it is more important to follow the transmission service intervals suggested in owner’s manual. Some of the symptoms of a bad transmission which nowadays vehicle owners are noticing such as shifting problems, worn-out parts, transmission warning light & failure & more.
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What To Know About Oil Changes?
Many auto shops see vehicles with damaged because their owner didn’t know what oil to use or waited too long between oil changes. If you are looking for the oil change, you should know these few things to know about oil changes such as dashboard light, know the correct viscosity, the difference between standard, premium and synthetic oil & more.
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How to Maintain a Car in Good Condition?
It is wise if you follow the regular vehicle maintenance schedule at your preferred auto shop. Every driver must know this benefit of car maintenance such as increase knowledge about the car, improve safety & emission, peace of mind, and the mechanic can understand your car etc.
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