Tim's Automotive: Columbia, Missouri Auto Repair

All Makes & Models - Foreign & Domestic

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Routine maintenance and service

Locally Owned & Operated

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December 2016

Fuel Saving Tip: Slow Down Around Columbia

There's not much we can do about the price of gas in Columbia, Missouri, but we do quite a bit about how much we use as we're driving on our Columbia streets.Our driving habits can dramatically affect our fuel economy.The first thing we can do is watch the 'go-pedal'. Hard acceleration just suc... Read More

Road Trip: Be Ready for Anything with a Trip Inspection at Tim's Automotive

Road trip, anyone? Nothing spoils a great vacation faster than ending up stranded on the side of the road or spending a week in a rundown motel while our vehicle sits in the shop. Long days on the road can bring out the worst in your vehicle, so before you leave, prepare it for the journey by ... Read More

Stay Safe in Columbia by Putting Your Cell Phone on ICE

We don't want to think about it, but each Columbia resident who drives or rides in a vehicle is potentially an accident victim. In the worst-case scenario, those people are unconscious and unable to communicate with Missouri rescue workers.Rescue workers and Columbia police are well aware of thi... Read More

Should Columbia Soccer Moms Follow the Severe Service Schedule?

So you take your vehicle in for maintenance and the pro at Tim's Automotive tells you that you ought to change your oil more often. What? You followed the maintenance schedule – but you take a second look at that "severe service" schedule and see some of the following:1. Most of your trips aroun... Read More

Tracking True in Missouri: Wheel Alignment in Columbia

The biggest issue for Columbia area drivers is always safety. When your vehicle wheels are out of alignment, the vehicle will pull to one side, which could lead to an accident. When you're vehicle is out of alignment, you should have it taken care of right away at Tim's Automotive in Columbia.... Read More

Battery Replacement at Tim's Automotive in Columbia

Hello, welcome to Tim's Automotive. Today's focus is batteries. It seems like everything in Columbia runs on batteries. Of course, the batteries we're most concerned with here at Tim's Automotive are those in our customer's vehicles. Just like the batteries in our smoke detectors or TV remote, ... Read More

Deciphering the Tim's Automotive Menu Board

Let's talk about deciphering the auto service menu board. Columbia, Missouri service centers like Tim's Automotive have a board that lists the routine services they provide. But some people don't know what these services really are unless they ask. Let's go down a typical list, in alphabetical... Read More

Water Pump

Your cooling system is very important. It circulates coolant through the radiator and your engine to protect your car from overheating. There are five main components to the cooling system:the radiatorthe radiator capthe hosesthe thermostat andthe water pumpThe water pump's like the he... Read More

Nighttime Visibility in Columbia

There are a number of factors that contribute to the high nighttime accident rate in the Columbia area, things like drowsy driving and a higher rate of impaired driving. Without a doubt, visibility is a major contributor. Let's focus on visibility…It's said that 90 percent of our driving decisi... Read More

Synthetic Oil for Columbia Autos

If you are a driver in Columbia and you aren't currently using synthetic motor oil in your vehicle, maybe now's the time to consider it. Need more information? Well, synthetic motor oil is a substitute for petroleum based oil. Synthetic oil doesn't gel or gum-up like petroleum based oil and i... Read More

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Fuel Saving Tip: Slow Down
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