Southside Automotive

Southside Automotive

The Benchmark of

AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE
906-249-9219

6580 US 41 South, Marquette, MI 49855 | Open Mon – Thurs: 8 AM to 5:30 PM | Friday: 8 AM to 4:30 PM | Sat – Sun: Closed

6580 US 41 South, Marquette, MI 49855
Open Mon thru Thurs: 8 AM to 5:30 PM
Friday: 8 AM to 4:30 PM
Sat – Sun: Closed

BRAKE 
SERVICE

OIL
CHANGE

TRANSMISSION
SERVICE

4 x 4
SERVICE

GENERAL
TUNE-UPS

BRAKE
SERVICE

OIL
CHANGE

TRANSMISSION
SERVICE

4 x 4
SERVICE

GENERAL
TUNE-UPS

Southside Automotive Car Care Club
Southside Automotive Free 35 Point Inspection
Southside Automotive Lifetime Warranty
Southside Automotive Brakes Warranty

Southside Automotive Inc. Offers Auto Repair Services
You Can Count On!

We Work on Import and Domestic Vehicles!

Since 2007, Southside Automotive Inc. has provided motorists in the Marquette, MI 49855 area with comprehensive auto repair services that include General Services, Car & Truck Care, Undercar Services, Alignment, Brakes, Engine & Transmission, Engine Maintenance, Transmission Services, 4×4 Services, Heating and Cooling Services, Electrical Services, Electronic Services, Miscellaneous Services, Domestic Cars & Trucks, Import Cars & Trucks and Towing. Our goal is to offer the best services available at affordable prices to get you back on the road in no time. 

You’ll be hard-pressed to find the same level of expertise that our auto mechanic specialists provide! We have years of experience working on both domestic and import vehicles of all makes and models and can work with you to find cost-effective repair and maintenance alternatives. 

For a high-performing vehicle, trust Southside Automotive Inc. with your car, truck, or van. To learn more about the services we offer, please contact us by phone at 906-249-9219 or send us an email. We also invite you to learn more about our dedication to you, our valued customer.

6 MONTH NO INTEREST FINANCING!*

Synchrony Car Care in Marquette

Financing Through Synchrony Car Care

*NO INTEREST if paid in full Within 6 Months on your Auto Maintenance & Repair Purchases of $199 or more.

 

Reviews

Hardworking and Honest Group

5 star auto service reviews

“Hardworking and honest group. Nice to know you’re in good hands when using their services.”

– Craig T –

Always Happy With The Service!

auto service reviews in Marquette

“They do professional timely work! Always happy with the service!”

– Jordan M –

Very Friendly

Honest auto garage reviews Marquette

“I highly recommend them. Very friendly and affordable!”

– Jessica E –

Signs That Your Car May Need A Service Technician

Sometimes it’s hard to know when your car just needs a break and when it needs a mechanic. By being proactive when you notice something amiss, you may save yourself a lot of money and trouble by getting it diagnosed early! Our technicians are here to assist you in diagnosing potential vehicle malfunctions. 

Do you have good sense? We bet you do! Use your SENSES to determine whether you should bring your car by for one of our professionals to inspect. 

Do you FEEL anything out of the ordinary?

Some experiences that customers who have needed an automobile mechanic have in common are:

  • Front-End Shimmy
  • Steering Wheel Shake
  • A vibration

  • A high speed vibration

Do you HEAR anything different or unique?

Some common sounds that warrant a visit to your mechanic are:

  • Clunk or Clunking
  • Noise When Turning
  • Clacking
  • Clicking
  • Chickachicka
  • Squeak or Squeaking
  • Leaking Air Sound
Do you SEE anything new or questionable?

Some common problems you might see are:

  • Unusual lights
  • Leaking
  • Flickering
Do you SMELL anything funny?

Some common smells that mean your car may need a repair shop are:

  • Gas
  • Oil
  • Burning
  • Smells Hot
Do you SEE dashboard lights?

Some common dashboards lights that mean your car may need a repair shop are:

  • Check engine
  • Battery
  • Over heating
  • Oil

If your check engine light is flashing, pull over in a safe manner ASAP and call us immediately

Signs That Your Car May Need A Mechanic Technician

Sometimes it’s hard to know when your car just needs a break and when it needs a mechanic. By being proactive when you notice something amiss, you may save yourself a lot of money and trouble by getting it diagnosed early! Our technicians are here to assist you in diagnosing potential vehicle malfunctions. 

Do you have good sense? We bet you do! Use your SENSES to determine whether you should bring your car by for one of our professionals to inspect. 

Do you FEEL anything out of the ordinary?

Some experiences that customers who have needed an automobile mechanic have in common are:

  • Front-End Shimmy
  • Steering Wheel Shake
  • A vibration

  • A high speed vibration

Do you HEAR anything different or unique?

Some common sounds that warrant a visit to your mechanic are:

  • Clunk or Clunking
  • Noise When Turning
  • Clacking
  • Clicking
  • Chickachicka
  • Squeak or Squeaking
  • Leaking Air Sound
Do you SEE anything new or questionable?

Some common problems you might see are:

  • Unusual lights
  • Leaking
  • Flickering
Do you SMELL anything funny?

Some common smells that mean your car may need a repair shop are:

  • Gas
  • Oil
  • Burning
  • Smells Hot
Do you SEE dashboard lights?

Some common dashboards lights that mean your car may need a repair shop are:

  • Check engine
  • Battery
  • Over heating
  • Oil

If your check engine light is flashing, pull over in a safe manner ASAP and call us immediately

Be Care Care Aware

Preventative Maintenance is the Key

To learn more visit www.carcare.org.  The Car Care Council is the source of information for the Be Car Care Aware consumer education campaign promoting the benefits of regular vehicle care, maintenance and repair to consumers.

When does a car battery need to be replaced?

 The main function of a car battery is to start your car. Today, most cars have a single maintenance-free 12-volt acid battery. The car battery is rechargeable. It uses its charge to power the vehicle systems while it’s parked and to turn over the engine when you want to start it.

Once you start the car, the alternator generates additional electric power to recharge the battery.

Over time, the battery loses its capacity or ability to hold charge. One day, a weak battery will not be able to start your car. Often, this happens when the weather gets hot. Most consumers believe the cold is the enemy of the battery but heat is the real enemy. More batteries fail in the heat than in the cold.

When the battery is too weak to turn over the engine, the car will need to be boosted to start the vehicle. To avoid this situation, the battery should be replaced before its capacity drops to a critical level.

On average, a car battery lasts from 3 to 4 years. The battery lasts longer if the vehicle is driven daily and the battery is kept fully charged. When the vehicle is parked for extended periods of time, the battery deteriorates sooner.

How can you tell that the battery capacity is getting low? Are there any signs that a car battery is failing? Yes. When the battery is weak, you might notice that the engine turns over slower than usual and the dash lights flicker or dim when you are starting your car.

We recommend you have your battery tested by a qualified technician at least once a year after it is 2 years old.

Can a problem with battery terminals cause the vehicle not to start?    Yes.

If one of the battery terminals is loose or corroded see picture, it may cause many problems including a no-start.

Many reputable repair shops visually inspect the battery terminals during regular oil changes. Your mechanic may recommend servicing battery terminals if they are corroded.

Keep Your Car Breathing Well: Change the Air Filters?

You need clean air to breathe and so does your car, and a vehicle’s air filters make that possible. The non-profit Car Care Council reminds car owners to have the engine and cabin air filters inspected and changed regularly to ensure vehicle longevity and interior comfort.

“Air filters are your vehicle’s first line of defense against contaminants that reduce cabin air quality and negatively impact engine performance,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council.

“Community car care events held throughout the country reveal that nearly one out of five vehicles is in need of air filter replacement, so it’s evident that motorists often overlook this simple, yet important service.”

The vehicle’s engine air filter traps dirt particles that can cause damage to engine cylinders, cylinder walls, pistons, piston rings and bearings, leading to the engine losing power. The air filter also plays a critical role in keeping pollutants from contaminating the airflow sensor on fuel-injected cars. A normal wear item that requires regular checks and replacement, air filters should be inspected at each oil change and replaced annually or when showing other signs of contamination.

The cabin air filter is responsible for cleaning the air entering the passenger compartment. Under normal circumstances, it helps trap pollen, bacteria, dust and exhaust gases that may find their way into a vehicle’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system, compromising interior air quality and damaging the system.

A cabin air filter should not be cleaned and reinstalled. Instead, it should be replaced every 12,000 to 15,000 miles or per the owner’s manual.

VEHICLE TIPS

Keep your tires inflated to the proper levels. Under-inflated tires make it harder for your car to move down the road, which means your engine uses more fuel to maintain speed.

Lighten the load. Heavier vehicles use more fuel, so clean out unnecessary weight in the passenger compartment or trunk before you hit the road.

Use the A/C sparingly. The air conditioner puts extra load on the engine forcing more fuel to be used.

Keep your windows closed. Wide-open windows, especially at highway speeds, increase aerodynamic drag and the result is up to a 10% decrease in fuel economy.

Avoid long idling. If you anticipate being stopped for more than one minute, shut off the car. Contrary to popular belief, restarting the car uses less fuel than letting it idle.

Stay within posted speed limits. The faster you drive, the more fuel you use. For example, driving at 65 miles per hour (mph) rather than 55 mph, increases fuel consumption by 20 percent.

Use cruise control. Using cruise control on highway trips can help you maintain a constant speed and, in most cases, reduce your fuel consumption.

Keep your engine tuned. A fouled spark plug or plugged/restricted fuel injector can reduce fuel efficiency as much as 30 percent.

Get In Touch

REACH US

6580 US 41 South
Marquette,
MI 49855
906-249-9219

HOURS

MON 8 AM - 5:30 PM
TUES 8 AM - 5:30 PM
WED 8 AM - 5:30 PM
THUR 8 AM - 5:30 PM
FRI 8 AM - 4:30 PM
SAT/SUN - Closed

SEND US A MESSAGE

Reach out to us at the address listed, by phone or by filling out the form below.

Southside Automotive

Car care in Marquette
Car inspections in Marquette
lifetime auto warranty in Marquette
auto brakes in Marquette
NEW CUSTOMER SPECIAL!

NEW CUSTOMER OFFER..
RECEIVE $25 OFF! 

ENJOY $25 OFF ANY REPAIR OR SERVICE
WHEN YOU BECOME A NEW CUSTOMER
AT SOUTHSIDE AUTOMOTIVE!