About Us

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Minnesota Automotive Inc. has teamed up with Mike’s Tire One, who has been providing quality car care in Coon Rapids, Minnesota since 2010. We are a family-owned business delivering honest and professional automotive repair and auto maintenance services to the people of Coon Rapids and surrounding areas. Our quality ASE (automotive service excellence) certified mechanics have over 50 years combined experience, employ today’s latest automotive technology, and are equipped to handle all major and minor repairs on foreign and domestic vehicles.

Minnesota Automotive Inc. is a certified NAPA AutoCare Center. We are able to provide the benefits of an established national entity while maintaining the personal touch of a family-owned business. We understand that your vehicle is a major investment, and that is why we care for each customer’s vehicle as if it were our own– and have for many, many years.

Our location in Coon Rapids is no stranger to name change. The shop started out with the name “Amoco Certicare,” because of the gas station next door. Next, the name was flipped to “MR Tire.” Then, onto “Coon Rapids Tire One,” before shortly becoming “Mike’s Tire One.” Finally, our Coon Rapids location made its way to “Minnesota Automotive,” a name that customers will never forget.

Owner Aaron Strand bought Minnesota Automotive from Mike Melberg, previous owner of Mike’s Tire One, already equipped with excellent mechanics and a ten-years-strong reputation. Aaron will be the third owner at this location, and he is looking forward to serving the great community around him.

“I plan on carrying out the same great work as Mike, and fixing up the property to bring up to 2019 standards. It has been a dream of mine to own my own commercial shop for many years. I decided it was time to act on my dream a couple of years back, and started looking for ways to be able to make that dream come true. I almost bought a couple of other shops, but it didn’t work out for one reason or another. But, it was destiny when Mike’s Tire One became available, and I jumped on the opportunity.

I see myself as a helper for not only the community of the state of Minnesota, but also the community where I live and work. I have the desire to help lift everyone up that I come in contact with.
One of my new ways to save my customers money is rust-proofing their vehicles, so they don’t have to worry about having a rust-bucket vehicle after 7-10 years of driving in Minnesota winters. We use a non-toxic product called “Fluid Film,” that was developed in the 1940s for the US Navy in order to keep warships from rusting out. Now, Minnesotans have the opportunity to keep their vehicles for 20 years or more, with the help of quality auto maintenance from Minnesota Automotive. Thus, saving the customers money by not having to buy a new car after 7-10 years.”

Aaron Strand, Owner – Minnesota Automotive

Come by and visit our clean and professional shop in Coon Rapids, Minnesota to see how we can help you keep your car in tip-top shape.

Please be sure to go to our Shop Specials section for our current coupons and specials.

It’s also very important for us to be involved in our community and support local charities! Be sure to go our AngelHair Charity section to learn more.

About NAPA AutoCare

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As a NAPA AutoCare Center, we follow a strict code of ethics so customers will know up-front what to expect. As part of this code, we pledge:

  • To perform high-quality diagnostic and repair service at a fair price using quality NAPA parts.
  • To employ ASE-certified technicians.
  • To be dedicated to customer satisfaction.
  • To exercise reasonable care for the customer’s property while it is in our possession.
  • To obtain prior authorization and provide a price estimate for work performed.
  • To provide a system for fair settlement of customer complaints should they occur.
  • To maintain the highest standards of our profession.
  • To uphold the integrity of all members of the NAPA AutoCare Program.

Our National NAPA AutoCare Warranty
We currently offer the NAPA AutoCare Peace of Mind Warranty, which provides our customers with 24 months/24,000 and 36 months/36,000 miles of worry-free protection on qualifying parts and labor. Wherever you may travel, our warranty is honored at more than 14,000 NAPA AutoCare locations across the country.

Mikes Tire one, is now owned and operated by Minnesota Automotive Inc. A family owned company…. We appreciate your business and hope to see you back here again soon for your next vehicle service needs. We are looking for ways to save our customers money, buy introducing rust proofing, keep your vehicle resale value high and save on unnecessary repairs from rusting issues.
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Thanks, AARON STRAND Owner of Minnesota Automotive.