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Whether you have a car that’s been sitting a little too long or a fleet that needs a basic check, Southside Automotive Inc. in the Marquette, MI 49855 area can get your vehicle back on the road quickly.

To schedule an appointment or find out more about what we can do for your vehicle, contact us at 906-249-9219. 

Our expert auto repair services include:

  • Domestic General Repair
  • Import General Repair 

car & truck care

Southside Automotive Inc. in Marquette, MI 49855 is a full-service preventative maintenance and auto repair center, providing comprehensive car care services for your domestic or import vehicle to keep it running at full power. For questions, contact us at 906-249-9219 or send us an email, and our experts will help determine what needs to be done. 

Our basic auto maintenance services include:

  • Check Engine Light
  • Factory Recommended Service/Maintenance
  • 30/60/90K Mileage Maintenance
  • Oil, Lube, and Filter
  • Hoses
  • Belts

Undercar Services

Rely on Southside Automotive Inc. in Marquette, MI 49855 to provide quality care for your vehicle’s undercarriage. Stop by our shop to see how we can help you or call 906-249-9219 for more information.

To keep your vehicle running at peak performance, we provide undercar services that include: 

  • Alignment
  • Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Brakes
  • Brake System Flush
  • Chassis
  • Differentials
  • Differential Flush
  • Exhaust
  • Custom Exhaust
  • Driveline
  • Tires
  • Shocks
  • Struts

Alignment Services

Correctly aligned tires will reduce tire wear, and ensure that your vehicle travels straight and true (without “pulling” to one side). Your tires should be checked during routine maintenance, but if you notice uneven tire wear or your car is pulling to one side, you should have a qualified automotive technician examine your car. You can trust the technicians at Southside Automotive Inc. to thoroughly examine your vehicle’s tires and correct the alignment if necessary. Call us at 906-249-9219 if you have any questions or want to schedule an appointment. 

Our alignment services include:

  • Alignment

brakes & BRAKE REPAIR

Southside Automotive Inc. offers these Brakes repairs and replacements

  • Brake Pad & Shoe Replacement
  • Resurface Rotors
  • Caliper Replacement
  • Brake Hoses
  • Brake Fluid Flushes
  • Anti-Lock Brake System

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION

For the big jobs, take your vehicle to Southside Automotive Inc.! 

Our heavy duty services include:

  • Diesel
  • Engine Maintenance
  • Engine Replacement
  • Engine Repair
  • Transmission Maintenance
  • Transmission Replacement
  • Transmission Repair
  • Transmission Flush
  • Cylinder Head
  • Timing Belt
    Cylinder Block

MAINTENANCE & OIL CHANGE

Trust the experts at Southside Automotive Inc. to help you protect your investment. Call us at 906-249-9219 or visit our shop in Marquette 49855.

These are some of the engine maintenance services we offer.

  • Diesel
  • Fuel Injection
  • Ignition
  • Ignition Wires & Cables
    Spark Plugs
  • Oil, Lube, and Filter
  • Check Engine Light

TRANSMISSION SERVICES

Avoid transmission disaster by coming in and having your transmission, clutch, and differentials checked out today. Call us at 906-249-9219 or visit us in Marquette, MI so we can schedule an appointment to ensure your car is in tip-top shape! 

Our competitively priced transmission services include:

  • Automatic Transmission
  • Clutches
  • Four-Wheel Drive Transmission
  • Front-Wheel Drive Transmission
  • Manual Transmission
  • Transfer Cases
  • Service, Diagnose and Repair
  • Replacement

4X4 SERVICES

The technicians at Southside Automotive Inc. have years of experience working on standard 4-wheel drive (4×4) vehicles as well as all-wheel drive (AWD) vehicles. AWD is a full-time 4-wheel-drive system (all four wheels receive torque from the engine simultaneously) that employs a center differential that allows each tire to rotate at different speeds.

We understand the special needs of these vehicles. These are some of the services we offer.

  • Transmissions
  • Transfer Cases
  • Differentials
  • Driveline
  • Alignment
  • Wheel Bearings
  • Hubs, Seals, Studs, & Nuts

HEATING & COOLING

If the breeze from those open windows just isn’t cutting it, come by our shop in Marquette, MI 49855 to get an expert opinion on what we can do to fix your auto A/C or heating problems. We offer affordable prices and guaranteed workmanship. Contact us at 906-249-9219, so we can help you drive in comfort.

Our repair and maintenance services include:

  • Air Conditioning
  • Coolant System Flush
  • Belts
  • Hoses
  • Radiators
  • Radiator Flush
  • Summerize Your Vehiclw
  • Winterize Your Vehicle

ELECTRICAL SERVICES

Have a dead battery? Misfiring starter or alternator? For all of your auto electrical repair and maintenance needs, come to Southside Automotive Inc. in Marquette, MI 49855. We service your vehicle with care, providing a high level of workmanship you can trust. 

Our auto electrical repair and maintenance services include:

  • Batteries
  • Starters
  • Alternators

ELECTRONIC SERVICES

Don’t neglect your vehicle’s electronic systems – trust our experts to repair your vehicle properly the first time around! A poor driving experience can often be related to a malfunctioning computer or driving controls. Come to Southside Automotive Inc. to ensure your vehicle is in top driving condition. 

Our electronic services include: 

  • Diagnostics
  • Check Engine Light
  • Computer
  • Computer Reflashing
  • Drivability
  • Engine Controls

MISCELLANEOUS

For whatever else may pose a threat to your vehicle’s road performance, our knowledgeable auto specialists provide a number of other miscellaneous auto services. And because our work is guaranteed, you can rest assured that you’re receiving the best workmanship possible. Let us know how we can help you! Contact us at 906-249-9219 to set up an appointment for additional quality auto services. 

Our miscellaneous auto services include:

  • Most Extended Warranties Accepted
  • After-Hours Drop Off
  • Free Local Pickup and Delivery with Repairs By Appointment
  • Free Local Shuttle Service with Repairs By Appointment
  • On-Site Welding
  • Wheel Bearings
  • Hubs, Seals, Studs, & Nut
  • Fuel Efficiency 
  • Pre-Purchase Inspections
  • Pre-Trip Inspection

DOMESTICS

Domestic Vehicles Serviced at Southside Automotive Inc.:

  • Buick
  • Cadillac
  • Chevrolet
  • Chrysler
  • Dodge
  • Ford
  • GMC
  • Hummer
  • Lincoln
  • Mercury
  • Oldsmobile
  • Pontiac
  • Saturn

For questions about your domestic vehicle, contact us at 906-249-9219 or send us an email. Our experts will help determine what needs to be done.

IMPORTs

Import and Foreign Vehicles Serviced at Southside Automotive Inc.:

  • Acura
  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Fiat
  •  Honda

  • Hyundai
  • Infiniti
  • Isuzu
  • Jaguar
  • Kia
  • Land Rover
  • Lexus
  • Mazda
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Mini
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nissan
  • Saab
  • Scion
  • Subaru
  • Suzuki
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo

For questions about your import or foreign vehicle, contact us at 906-249-9219 or send us an email. Our experts will help determine what needs to be done.

TOWING SERVICES

Dealing with a car that just won’t start up due to weather, collision, or electrical issues? With just one call, our towing specialists will be there to take the vehicle back to our shop for repair services. You’ll appreciate our affordable towing services and our guarantee that your vehicle makes it back to our shop safely. For fast towing services, contact us at 906-249-9219. 

Our towing services include:

  • Towing to Our Shop

To keep your vehicle running properly at all times, we offer a number of services in the Marquette, MI 49855 area that are carried out by our certified, expert auto service and repair technicians who have years of experience performing everything from oil changes to a complete engine overhaul. 

We use high-tech diagnostic equipment to guarantee your vehicle is repaired and/or serviced correctly the first time around, and we only use the highest quality replacement parts, filters, oils, and components when it comes to your car. 

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General Auto Maintenance in Marquette

GENERAL MAINTENANCE

The classic “tune-up” was once the heart of the automotive business and contrary to some beliefs, today’s modern vehicles still need tune-ups to keep them performing at the most efficient levels. 

As the pace of technology quickened, the procedures required to perform a traditional tune-up changed dramatically. Highly sophisticated ignition and fuel systems are now the norm, using one or more onboard computers to control critical engine and transmission management functions. 

If the vehicle isn’t being properly maintained, you’re not going to get where you want to go. As part of the 21st Century Tune-up on today’s modern vehicles, the following systems should be inspected: battery, charging and starting engine, mechanical powertrain control (including onboard diagnostic checks), fuel ignition, and emissions. 

To help ensure good performance, fuel economy and emissions, the Car Care Council also recommends that motorists take the time necessary to become familiar with their vehicle. Study the owner’s manual to become thoroughly acquainted with the operation of all systems. Pay special attention to the indicator lights and instruments.

Getting Your Vehicle Ready for Winter 

Mechanical failure – an inconvenience anytime it occurs – can be deadly in the winter. Preventive maintenance is a must. A well-maintained vehicle is more enjoyable to drive, lasts longer, and could command a higher resale price. 

Some of the following tips can be performed by any do-it-yourselfer; others require the skilled hands of a professional auto technician. 

Engine Performance – Get engine driveability problems (hard starts, rough idling, stalling, diminished power, etc.) corrected at a good repair shop. Cold weather makes existing problems worse. Replace dirty filters – air, fuel, etc. 

Fuel – Put a bottle of fuel de-icer in your tank once a month to help keep moisture from freezing in the fuel line. Note that a full gas tank helps keep moisture from forming. 

Oil – Change your oil and oil filter as specified in your manual – more often (every 3,000 miles) if your driving is mostly stop-and-go or consists of frequent short trips. 

Cooling Systems – The cooling system should be completely flushed and refilled about every 24 months. The level, condition, and concentration of the coolant should be checked periodically. (A 50/50 mix of anti-freeze and water is usually recommended.) DIYers, never remove the radiator cap until the engine has thoroughly cooled! The tightness and condition of drive belts, clamps, and hoses should be checked by a pro. 

Windshield Wipers – Replace old blades. If your climate is harsh, purchase rubber-clad (winter) blades to fight ice build-up. Stock up on windshield washer solvent – you’ll be surprised how much you use. Carry an ice-scraper. 

Heater/Defroster – The heater and defroster must be in good working condition for passenger comfort and driver visibility. Newer models have a cabin air filter that should be replaced periodically. Check your owner’s manual for the location and replacement interval. 

Battery – The only accurate way to detect a weak battery is with professional equipment. Routine care: Scrape away corrosion from posts and cable connections; clean all surfaces; re-tighten all connections. If battery caps are removable, check fluid level monthly. Avoid contact with corrosive deposits and battery acid. Wear eye protection and rubber gloves. 

Lights – Inspect all lights and bulbs; replace burned out bulbs; periodically clean road grime from all lenses. To prevent scratching, never use a dry rag. 

Exhaust System – Your vehicle should be placed on a lift and the exhaust system examined for leaks. The trunk and floor boards should be inspected for small holes. Exhaust fumes can be deadly. 

Tires – Worn tires will be of little use in winter weather. Examine tires for remaining tread life, uneven wearing, and cupping; check the sidewalls for cuts and nicks. Check tire pressures once a month. Check the tires when they are cold, before driving for any distance. Rotate as recommended. Don’t forget your spare, and be sure the jack is in good condition. 

Carry emergency gear – gloves, boots, blankets, flares, a small shovel, sand or kitty litter, tire chains, and a flash light. Put a few “high-energy” snacks in your glove box.

Getting Your Vehicle Ready For Summer 

Summer’s heat, dust, and stop-and-go traffic, will take their toll on your vehicle. Add the effects of last winter, and you could be poised for a breakdown. You can lessen the odds of mechanical failure through periodic maintenance. Your vehicle should last longer and command a higher resale price, too! Some of the following tips are easy to do; others require a skilled auto technician. 

Air Conditioning – A marginally operating system will fail in hot weather. Have the system examined by a qualified technician. Newer models have cabin air filters that clean the air entering the heating and air conditioning system. Check your owner’s manual for location and replacement interval. 

Cooling System – The greatest cause of summer breakdowns is overheating. The cooling system should be completely flushed and refilled about every 24 months. The level, condition, and concentration of the coolant should be checked periodically. (A 50/50 mix of anti-freeze and water is usually recommended.) DIYers, never remove the radiator cap until the engine has thoroughly cooled! The tightness and condition of drive belts, clamps, and hoses should be checked by a pro. 

Oil – Change your oil and oil filter as specified in your manual – more often (every 3,000 miles) if you make frequent short jaunts, extended trips with lots of luggage, or tow a trailer. 

Engine Performance – Replace other filters (air, fuel, PCV, etc.) as recommended – more often in dusty conditions. Get engine driveability problems (hard starts, rough idling, stalling, diminished power, etc.) corrected at a good shop. 

Windshield Wipers – A dirty windshield causes eye fatigue and can pose a safety hazard. Replace worn blades and get plenty of windshield washer solvent. 

Lights – Inspect all lights and bulbs; replace burned out bulbs; periodically clean dirt and insects from all lenses. To prevent scratching, never use a dry rag. 

Tires – Have your tires rotated about every 5,000 miles. Check tire pressures once a month; check them while they’re cold before driving for any distance. Don’t forget to check your spare as well and be sure the jack is in good condition. Examine tires for tread life, uneven wearing, and cupping; check the sidewalls for cuts and nicks. An alignment is warranted if there’s uneven tread wear or if your vehicle pulls to one side. 

Brakes – Brakes should be inspected as recommended in your manual, or sooner if you notice pulsations, grabbing, noises, or longer stopping distance. Minor brake problems should be corrected promptly. 

Battery – Batteries can fail any time of year. The only accurate way to detect a weak battery is with professional equipment. Routine care: Scrape away corrosion from posts and cable connections; clean all surfaces; re-tighten all connections. If battery caps are removable, check the fluid level monthly. Avoid contact with corrosive deposits and battery acid. Wear eye protection and rubber gloves. 

Emergencies – Carry some basic tools – ask a technician for suggestions. Also include a first-aid kit, flares, and a flashlight. Consider buying a cellular phone.

Keeping your vehicle in tune with the environment is definitely a win-win situation. Besides helping the environment, a properly maintained and operated vehicle will run more efficiently, will be safer, and will last longer – up to 50% longer, according to a survey of ASE-certified Master Auto Technicians. 

The following tips should put you on the road to environmentally conscious car care. 

  • Keep your engine tuned. A misfiring spark plug can reduce fuel efficiency as much as 30%.
  • Follow the service schedules listed in your owner’s manual. Replace filters and fluids as recommended.
  • Check your tires for proper inflation. Underinflation wastes fuel – your engine has to work harder to push the vehicle.
  • Wheels that are out-of-line (as evidenced by uneven tread wear or vehicle pulling) make the engine work harder, too. Properly maintained tires will last longer, meaning fewer scrap tires have to be disposed.
  • Observe speed limits. Mileage decreases sharply above 60 mph.

  • Drive gently. Avoid sudden accelerations and jerky stop-and-go’s. Use cruise control on open highways to keep your speed as steady as possible.
  • Avoid excessive idling. Shut off the engine while waiting for friends and family.
  • Today’s vehicles are designed to “warm up” fast, so forget about those five-minute warm-ups on cold winter mornings.
  • Remove excess items from the vehicle. Less weight means better mileage.
  • Store luggage/cargo in the trunk rather than on the roof to reduce air drag.
  • Plan trips. Consolidate your daily errands to eliminate unnecessary driving. Try to travel when traffic is light to avoid stop-and-go conditions.
  • Join a car pool.

Remember, how your car runs, how you drive it, and how its fluids, old parts, and tires are disposed of all have serious consequences on the environment.

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

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