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What are Diagnostics?

           What Are Diagnostics? In car repair shops, “diagnostics” generally means either determining the cause of an illuminated “Check Engine Light,” determining why your car is performing poorly, or determining why your car failed an emissions test. A vehicle may come in for all three [...]

How Cold Weather Effect Electric Vehicles

The Effects of Cold Weather on Electric Vehicles                Colder temperatures can cause reductions in the range of an electric vehicle of 25% or more. Batteries discharge more quickly in cold weather, and they charge more slowly.  Also, the additional draw on batteries from [...]

Financing Options

Financing options are an important part of any car repair decision. At Sant Automotive, we understand. Proper car repair and maintenance can be expensive, so we’re taken steps to make sure that our customers can afford us. First, our digital inspections inform our customers about what expenses to expect in the future. Second, we have teamed with OneMain [...]

Loaner Cars

Sant Automotive has two laoner cars available for our customers' convenience. We have a 2009 Chevy Malibu and a 2015 Chevy Malibu. Each has our name and phone number written on the side. So, if you forget where you got one, you can pull over, check the side and give us a call. To use the loaner cars, we require a valid driver's license and proff of [...]

Are Car Expenses Tax Deductible?

First, Sant Automotive does not provide tax advice, and we strongly urge our readers to check this information with their tax advisors. That said, both employees and business owners who use their vehicles for business purposed may be able to deduct certain expenses. When thinking about deducting business expenses, there are a few key items [...]

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 Replacement

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 [...]