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901 N 4th St Saint Joseph, MO 64501

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Kruse's Auto Repair Center Offers Auto Repair Services You Can Count On!

Auto RepairKruse's Auto Repair Center has been providing customers in the Saint Joseph, MO 64501 area with high-quality automotive maintenance and repair services since 1995. Our experienced mechanics will get your vehicle up and running again, and we'll keep it in top operating condition.

We provide a range of services, including 4x4 Services, Alignment, Brakes, Car & Truck Care, Electric and Hybrid Vehicle , Electrical Services, Electronic Services, Engine & Transmission, Engine Maintenance, Expired Warranty Care, Fleet Wheel Services, General Services, Heating and Cooling Services, Inspections and Emissions, Miscellaneous Services, Quick Lube Services, Towing, Towing & Recovery, Transmission Services and Undercar Services. We're proud of our great mechanics, who have years of experience working on many different types of vehicles. They have the knowledge required to diagnose your problems, and to find affordable solutions to get you back on the road quickly.

To learn more about our services, call us at 816-364-5939 or email us today. We're looking forward to earning your trust as a friendly, honest and reliable alternative for your auto maintenance and repair needs in Saint Joseph.


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    Vehicle Tips

    According to recent studies, 5 percent of all motor vehicle fatalities are clearly caused by automobile maintenance neglect.

    The cooling system should be completely flushed and refilled about every 24 months. The level, condition, and concentration of coolant should be checked. (A 50/50 mix of anti-freeze and water is usually recommended.)

    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.

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

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

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

    Have your tires rotated about every 5,000 miles. Check tire pressures once a month; let the tires cool down first. Don't forget your spare and be sure your jack is in good condition.

    Check your owner's manual to find out what fuel octane rating your car's engine needs then buy it.

    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.

    Inspect the engine's belts regularly. Look for cracks or missing sections or segments. Worn belts will affect the engine performance.

    Have the fuel filter changed every 10,000 miles to prevent rust, dirt and other impurities from entering the fuel system.

    Change the transmission fluid and filter every 15,000 to 18,000 miles. This will protect the precision-crafted components of the transmission/transaxle.

    Inspect the suspension system regularly. This will extend the life of the vehicle's tires.

    What Our Customers

    Are Saying

    Once again Jeff, Craig and crew came through for us. Not only do we trust them thoroughly we've also recommended them to others and they've helped family members out too. Always excelling in customer service over and beyond!
    , 01/09/2020
    They do great work. They know what they're doing. They take care of their customers. I highly recommend this business. My family has been going to them for 15 years.
    , 12/10/2019
    I just wanted to share my experience I had with this shop and the wonderful people that works there. I took the car in as it wasn't running right, they were very busy and couldn't really get to me for a week or so. This was Monday afternoon, The vehicle was dangerous to drive, so I left it with thinking I wasn't going to have a vehicle for over a week. To my surprise, they got my vehicle in the next morning and called to tell me what was wrong with it the next morning. I still wasn't expecting my vehicle until Tuesday or Wednesday the next week. They called me Tuesday evening about 5:10, telling me my vehicle was ready for pick up. I was in total shock, after driving the vehicle it was running right again and I can't tell you how thankful I am to the whole shop for servicing my vehicle and then surprising me again with putting my vehicle as a priority. God bless you all.
    Go to Kruses for all your maintenance and repairs! They do a great job!
    , 08/22/2013

    Down the street from where I live, so it's nice.
    , 04/13/2014

    Gotta love the hospitality. Always do a great job!
    , 12/11/2014

    Kruse's Auto Repair Center

    901 N 4th St,
    Saint Joseph, MO 64501

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