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Advanced Vehicle Diagnostics

An advanced vehicle diagnostics test can reveal a range of problems regarding your engine and transmission, oil and gas tanks, exhaust system, electrical system and more. A good diagnosis relies on communication with the customer and critical thinking. A technician with auto diagnostic training, experience and excellent problem-solving skills is essential. [...]

Car Brake Maintenance

If you suspect a problem with your brakes, you should have your vehicle checked right away. At Sant Automotive, we can tell you what kind of braking system you have, if you need any vehicle brake parts replaced, or perhaps you need your brake fluid flushed. Whatever the case, come by or call us of an appointment at 314-849-2900. Hydraulic Brake [...]

Car Battery Repair

Sant Automotive is here for you when you need to check your battery or install a new car battery. The battery is integral to the engine management system and thus a very important part to keep healthy. Do Car Batteries Have a Warranty? Regarding batteries, we prefer AC Delco Gold batteries which come with a 42-month free replacement. When it [...]

Car Alternator Service

Batteries and alternators are the backbone of your vehicle’s electrical system. Vehicle alternators produce electricity from mechanical rotational energy, which is then stored in your battery. It also supplies additional electricity to the vehicle’s accessories as needed. If you are looking for alternator repair St. Louis MO, give us a call at [...]

What is the Difference Between a Recall and a TSB?

A vehicle recall occurs when either a vehicle manufacturer or the National  Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) determines that a particular year make and model of vehicle has a specific manufacturing defect that causes of safety concern for the driver or occupants of a vehicle or for the motoring public in general. If a vehicle is [...]

How to Change a Flat Tire

Hopefully, you are not on the side of the road trying to figure out how to change a flat tire right now. If you are, check your owner’s manual in the glove compartment. It will give valuable information about how to safety change your flat tire in the least amount of time. If this option is not available, keep reading. First, try to get your vehicle [...]

How Do You Find a Great Shop?

Digital Inspections Provide Transparency Whether you live in Crestwood, Webster Groves, Affton, or anywhere else for that matter, there are some great ways to find a trustworthy mechanic. You can ask a friend. You can ask a neighbor, or you can trust Google reviews. The overall numbers don’t lie. If a company has dozens of five star reviews and few, if [...]

How Do I Change a Car Battery

How Do I Change a Car Battery     Changing a car battery is a relatively simple procedure. As with any automotive project, please remember that safety is the key. In addition to the required tools, here are a few items that you should gather up before you get started: safety glasses, rubber gloves, and a long sleeve shirt. The rubber gloves and [...]

What is Ecoboost?

Ford Motor Company calls its direct injection system "EcoBoost." General Motors uses the term  "Ecotec." The Maza term is "DISI." Volkswagen prefers "GDI."  Makers of direct ignition engines try to increase power and fuel economy while reducing emissions. Direct injection systems use precise control of  the volume and delivery timing of [...]

Service Reminders at Sant Automotive

Several years ago, Sant Automotive developed and deployed vehicle maintenance charts which were Excel Spreadsheets that would track both time and mileage based service recommendations for our customers’ vehicles. We considered our reminders to be superior because they accounted for all of our maintenance recommendations and would alert customers to [...]