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THE SERVICE STATION VS. THE AUTO-MALL: TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING

In our nearly 30 years of auto service in Northeast Minneapolis and the Twin Cities area, we’ve seen the industry change quite a lot. At one time people got everything they needed in one spot – gas, an oil change, repairs and even a little friendly conversation. Back then people in Minneapolis and St. Paul didn’t rely quite so heavily on their cars. And cars were a lot easier to service; there were no computerized systems yet and the basics most people could do with an average set of tools. Like cars and trucks themselves, auto service quickly diversified. Service stations in Minneapolis and St. Paul had to offer engine and emission diagnostics, auto air conditioning service and repair and a host of other relatively advanced services. Now we have the “auto-mall.” You’ve seen them: a brand tire store, a muffler shop, a tune-up station, maybe a store specializing in transmissions, all in one extended location. Choice is good. But there are some industries where it can be too muc ... read more

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CREATING AN AUTO SERVICE SHOP WHERE YOU BELONG

There’s a certain magic when you find a place that you just know is right for you. Some people discovered it when they moved to Northeast Minneapolis. Others discover it every day at a coffee shop or a certain department store or even an auto maintenance and repair station. What is it? And why doesn’t every place have it? At St. Anthony Mobil, we don’t know the definitive answer either. But we’ve tried to be different than an auto service or gas station chain. We’re pretty sure that it’s not any one thing that assures you that you belong in a certain store. But as consumers ourselves, here are a few that we’ve noticed. The staff looks happy, even if they’re very busy. People are talking. They talk about their cars and their lives with equal comfort. The staff and the customers seem to know one another… Yet the Minneapolis auto mechanic shop doesn’t seem like an exclusive club that’s difficult to get into. All of this le ... read more

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Auto Care
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