Pro-Tech Auto Repair Tech Question on Your Battery

04 May 2018

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 battery at a parts store in Corcoran. At first everything was fine, then about six months later I had problems starting my car again, so I got a new battery….

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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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We now offer WeatherTech floor mats shipper right 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 budget for auto repair

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. 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 more later…

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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…

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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 you suspension has weak points they will show up. This car was towed in with a brokenball joint. Now 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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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 that time of year Pot Hole Season.

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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Auto repair on a budget

16 Feb 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.   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 more…

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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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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://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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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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