Back to School Time

16 Aug 2018

  The State Fair will be starting soon and Labor Day weekend plans are being made for one last get away. College students will be off to school very soon. All signs that summer is coming to an end. With all the school preparations being made, don’t forget to have the kids cars looked over before they head off to school. Much better to catch…

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Happy 4th of July!

02 Jul 2018

To all our friends and customers, Pro-Tech Auto would like to extend our wishes for a safe and happy 4th of July. Many people have additional days off this year due to the 4th being a Wednesday. Pro-Tech will be closed on the 4th, 5th and 6th to let our employees enjoy some much deserved time off with family and friends. So enjoy and know…

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Let’s Talk About Shocks & Struts

24 May 2018

Let’s talk shocks and struts. Shock absorbers and struts last a long time for Corcoran area drivers and wear out slowly for most vehicles. But the harsh winters and rough roads in the spring really beat them up and shorten their life. They’re easy to take for granted, but your shocks and struts do a very important job, so you need to pay attention to…

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Ready For Summer Travel Season?

23 May 2018

Do you have travel plans for the upcoming holiday weekend? The warm weather is here and we are starting to think about summer travel, vacations, trips to the lake or out of town visits with friends and family. It also marks the beginning of that other Minnesota season known as ROAD CONSTRUCTION season. It’s that lovely time of year when we sit in traffic and…

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Pro-Tech Auto Repair Tech Question on Your Battery

04 May 2018

“I’m David in Corcoran, MN. For the last year and a half, I’ve had some battery problems. “ May 4th, 2018 Pro-Tech Auto Repair Inc. Tech Question: I’m David in Corcoran, MN. For the last year and a half, I’ve had some battery problems. I had trouble starting my car, so I bought a new one at a parts store in Corcoran. At first everything…

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Choose Pro-Tech Auto Repair For Power Brake Service

24 Apr 2018

Power Brakes Service at Pro-Tech Auto Repair Inc Apr 24th, 2018 Hello, Corcoran, Plymouth and Medina drivers. Let’s talk about your brakes. Basically, the power brake system helps you provide braking power so that you don’t have to do all the work with your brake pedal. The brakes themselves are applied at the wheel using hydraulic pressure. When we step on the brake pedal, we create pressure in…

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Get WeatherTech Floor Mats Shipped To Your Door!

23 Apr 2018

Pro-Tech Auto now offers WeatherTech floor liners and mats! The finest floor mats on the market! they can be shipped right to your home. first row – only $109.95 second row $79.95 – $89.95 cargo mats $109.95 – $169.95 Plus Shipping available in black, gray or tan call now 763-420-3060

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Wheel Alignments

12 Apr 2018

It’s no surprise that your vehicle will drive better in the Maple Grove, Rogers & Plymouth areas if all the wheels are pointed in the same direction. That’s called wheel alignment. If your wheels are out of alignment you may notice that your vehicle pulls to one side or the other or the steering wheel is crooked. Something that you won’t notice right away, but…

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We Help Create An Auto Repair Budget

11 Apr 2018

When money is tight people need to try and plan to do needed maintenance and repair work if possible and not be surprised with emergency repairs. Setting an auto repair budget can make a huge difference. We help you set an auto repair budget by doing an initial inspection. We’ll identify a prioritized list of things that need to be done. First would be safety items…

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Changing Oil By The Oil Change Light

26 Mar 2018

When talking about the correct oil change interval, there are many things that come into play.  Just going by the oil change reminder light is often one of the worst ideas. This customer follows his 2004 avalanches oil life monitor religiously….  He said it’s usually about an 8k interval.  He lives three miles from work and the truck has 156,000 miles on it. The first…

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Here Comes Pot Hole Season

23 Mar 2018

Things don’t have to get this bad before you bring your car in. It’s the beginning of the dreaded season, “Pot Hole Season” and if your suspension has weak points they will show up. This car was towed in with a broken ball joint. This could have killed someone if not the driver, ME the poor guy coming at him when it broke! Please have…

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Let’s Talk About Water Pump Problems

14 Mar 2018

Water Pump Mar 11th, 2018 Let’s talk water pumps for vehicles in the Corcoran, Maple Grove and Plymouth, MN area. The engine is cooled by coolant/antifreeze mixed with water. This mixture circulates around the engine, absorbing heat. The coolant then flows through the radiator where air cools it down for the return trip back through the engine. Your vehicle’s water pump is what drives this process….

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It’s Pot Hole Season, Right Before Summer

07 Mar 2018

The season before summer in Minnesota is Pot Hole season. Will it be as eventful as it was for this person? Spring is here; the snow is going and the grass will be greening up quickly. We soon will be getting into our summer routines, travel to the cabin, summer sports and vacations. But there is one other season we need to get through first….

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How To Budget Auto Repair Into Your Life

16 Feb 2018

When money is tight people need to try and plan to do needed maintenance and budget auto repair work if possible, so they aren’t surprised with emergency repairs. We help with this by thoroughly inspecting the car and then coming up with a prioritized list of things that need to be done. First would be safety items then repairs that if left unattended will cost…

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Let’s Talk About Fuel System Cleaning

07 Feb 2018

There is more and more talk about fuel system cleaning services these days. When brought up most customers don’t understand what it is let alone why they would need to do it. For 3 to 4 years now fuel systems have been moving from a system that injects the fuel into the intake manifold which is outside the engine to “direct injection” which shoots the…

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Pro-Tech Auto Repair Inc Automotive Tips: Axles

25 Jan 2018

Your axles are the last link in transferring power from the engine to your wheels. They’re strong parts that last a long time, but they can run into trouble. Most Corcoran, Rogers and Medina drivers know axles just wear out over time and need to be replaced. And sometimes axle boots leak, causing the axle to wear out prematurely. Lubricant leaks out, and water and dirt…

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How To Start Your Car With A Dead Battery

18 Jan 2018

With cold weather here I felt this would be timely information. Hooking jumper cables to your car the wrong way will cause serious damage to the cars computer system. Hope it helps prevent problems. http://pro-techautorepair.com/car-care-clinic-videos/ (and select jump starting) If you need help Give us a call 763-420-3060 We have been proudly serving the; Corcoran, Medina, Maple Grove, Plymouth, Rogers, Dayton and Hanover communities since…

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