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Another Successful Food Drive

Another Successful Food Drive

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

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

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

Supplemental Restraint System – Airbags

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?

Need gift ideas?

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

Ford fuel driver module failure

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?

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

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

Transfer Case Service

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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Battery Replacement: What to Know About Car Batteries

Battery Replacement: What to Know About Car Batteries

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

What You Need Know About Shocks and Struts

  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

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

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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