Your battery is dead, Are you sure of the proper way to jump start your car?

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://www.pro-techautorepair.com/car-care-video-gallery.html (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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Can’t Get Going this Winter?

04 Jan 2018

Can’t get going this Winter? Having trouble getting around this winter? We’ve only had a couple of snows so far and we’ve heard customers complain they are having trouble getting around. They wonder if they need an all wheel drive car? Maybe all you need are better tires? Believe it or not this was a tire on a customers car recently. learn more; http://protechautorepairinc.mynapasa.com/2016/01/01/simple-answers-from-pro-tech-auto-repair-inc-for-corcoran-tire-tread-depth Another call…

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Another Successful Food Drive

14 Dec 2017

I want to thank all our generous customers for another successful food drive this year. We were able to collect nearly 150 pounds of food and $380 in cash donations. The donations went to C.R.O.S.S. food shelf in Rogers. They serve Corcoran, Maple Grove, Medina, Plymouth, Dayton and Hanover areas. For our part, customers making a donation got their batteries tested, tires rotated and brakes…

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9 of the Most Overlooked Auto Services – Let Pro-Tech Auto Repair Inc Take Care of Them for You

05 Dec 2017

Let’s talk about the auto service schedules for Corcoran drivers. And particularly, the scheduled services that are sometimes forgotten. At Pro-Tech Auto Repair Inc in Corcoran, we have a list of 9 service items that are often overlooked. They’re all very important for drivers in Maple Grove and Plymouth and need appropriate attention. So here we go, in no particular order. 1. Power Steering Service Be honest…

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Supplemental Restraint System – Airbags

02 Dec 2017

Nov 30th, 2017 After they’ve had an accident, some people wonder why their airbags didn’t go off. Movies and television lead us to believe that airbags go off with the slightest bump. The reality is much more complicated. First, airbags come out with great force and speed. Now getting hit in the face with an airbag is way better than getting hit in the face…

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Need gift ideas?

29 Nov 2017

Looking for Christmas gift ideas? The weather is getting colder, wouldn’t a remote car starter be nice? We can take care of that for you, just give Melissa a call for details and options. Another idea that anyone with a car can use is our car care club membership. Members can receive $570 in car care discounts for $199.95. If you use the 4 oil…

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Ford fuel driver module failure

08 Nov 2017

Most Ford cars, pickups and vans built between 2004 and 2011 use an electronic control module to control the fuel pump operation. Due to the location that they are installed, which is under the car, they are exposed to salt and the elements. This causes corrosion and guaranteed failure. When they fail the car quits running and will not restart. Within the last month we…

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Winter is here, is your battery up to the challenge?

03 Nov 2017

Temperature really affects how well your battery works. At zero degrees a car’s battery is only 20% efficient. Also the average life of a battery is 5 years. If you have you have dirty connections at the battery or the battery is old the car might not be able to start the car in extreme cold weather. Look at the battery, are the connections clean?…

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Transfer Case Service

02 Nov 2017

Nov 2nd, 2017 Most in the Minneapolis area may not know much about transfer cases, but if you have a four-wheel drive or all-wheel drive vehicle, you’ve got one. It makes sure you have power available for both the front and rear axles when driving around MN. For example, if you have a rear-wheel drive SUV, power goes to the rear wheels until you need four-wheel drive. That’s when the…

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Our annual food drive is on!

19 Oct 2017

While most of us have much to be thankful for, others are struggling. At Pro-Tech Auto we believe in giving back to our community and helping our friends and neighbors that might be going through a tough time. To do this we are working with C.R.O.S.S. a local food shelf serving, Rogers, Maple Grove, Corcoran, Medina,  areas, to provide some much needed food and supplies…

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Are you giving furry friends a cold weather retreat?

17 Oct 2017

As the weather gets colder, if you store dog food or bird seed to the garage make sure that it’s in a sealed container or you may be inviting mice and chipmunks to make a home in your car’s engine compartment. It might not seem to be a big deal but they love to eat electrical wiring. And on today’s cars there are miles of…

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Battery Replacement: What to Know About Car Batteries

06 Oct 2017

Oct 6th, 2017 Corcoran folks know that car batteries wear out just like any other battery and need to be replaced. There are a couple of things drivers should know when looking for new car batteries: one is cold cranking amps and the other is reserve capacity. Let’s start with cold cranking amps. This can be thought of as the power output used to start a cold engine….

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What You Need Know About Shocks and Struts

19 Sep 2017

  Sept 19th, 2017 Shock absorbers and struts last a long time and wear out slowly. So they’re easy to take for granted, but your shocks and struts do a very important job so you need to pay attention to them. They keep your tires on the road; and your tires are what connect your vehicle to the road and allow you to safely handle…

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5 Car Service & Part Terms Your Car Mechanic Wants You To Know

19 Sep 2017

For responsible car owners, trips to the mechanic can be fairly common. Oftentimes, individuals who aren’t familiar with car service and part terms may not know what some of them mean. It’s beneficial to learn some of these basic terms, and become better informed about your vehicle’s standard maintenance needs. Keeping your car in good health is important and taking your car to the mechanic…

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5 Reasons to Keep Your Car Well-Maintained

12 Sep 2017

Sep 11th, 2017 Thanks for visiting the Pro-Tech Auto Repair  auto care blog. Today’s post lists 5 important reasons Corcoran drivers should follow recommended car maintenance schedules. 1. Be Safe A well-maintained car doesn’t put you and your passengers at unnecessary risk. Think brakes, headlamps, tires. 2. Get Better Fuel Economy Regular car maintenance is an investment in optimum fuel economy. Inadequate tire pressure, a…

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State Fair Time, What’s Not On A Stick?

30 Aug 2017

With the State Fair in full swing, you can get most anything you want on a stick, from pork chops to pickles. I want to talk about what I don’t see on a stick. (Hold up the dip sticks) That is oil, transmission fluid, power steering fluid, coolant and windshield washer fluid. People are too busy don’t know how or just don’t seem to care…

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Cabin Air Filter Replacement At Pro-Tech Auto Repair Inc

29 Aug 2017

Aug 29th, 2017 Let’s talk about cabin air filters. There seems to be some confusion about them among Corcoran that we should be able to clear up. Much of the confusion starts because cabin air filters are relatively new. Not all vehicles in MN have them, so some Minneapolis folks confuse their cabin air filter with the engine air filter. Every vehicle has an engine air filter that cleans the…

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Fuel Saving Tip: Slow Down

21 Aug 2017

Aug 20th, 2017 There’s not much we can do about the price of gas in MN, but we can control – up to a point – how much we use. Our driving habits can dramatically affect our fuel economy. Read on for some fuel saving tips. The first thing we can do is watch the go-pedal. Hard acceleration just sucks the gas. Gently leave stop…

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