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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 effect 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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Our annual food drive is on!

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?

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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Fuel Saving Tip: Slow Down

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. The first thing we can do is watch the go-pedal. Hard acceleration just sucks the gas. Gently leave stop lights and plan lane changes so you...

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How ASE Certification Makes The Difference For Your Auto Repair

How ASE Certification Makes The Difference For Your Auto Repair

At Pro-Tech Auto Repair, we’re proud to have multiple master ASE certified team members. If you haven’t heard of ASE (the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence) certification before, let’s take a look at how this program can make a huge difference in your auto repair results! What Is ASE Certification? The goal of ASE and the ASE certification process is to protect the automotive...

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Direct Fuel Injection, Why should I care?

Question: My new car has a “GDI” engine. What does that mean to me and other owners of vehicles with this new type of engine? Pro-Tech Auto Repair Answer: GDI stands for Gasoline Direct Injection. It’s a type of fuel injection system that is becoming very popular on modern engines. Let’s talk about the two most common forms of fuel injection. Port Fuel Injection has...

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Forced Induction Engines

Forced Induction Engines

Most car owners might associate turbochargers and superchargers with hot rods and racing. However, the number of everyday cars and trucks coming from the factory with chargers is growing every year. Here’s why. You need three elements for combustion: fuel, oxygen and ignition (spark plug in gasoline engines and compression in diesels). Superchargers and turbochargers deal with the oxygen part of the formula. In the...

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Why Car Owners Hesitate to Get their Vehicle Serviced

Why Car Owners Hesitate to Get their Vehicle Serviced

A recent report stated that over 80% of the vehicles on the road have one or more service items or repairs that’s needed but haven’t been taken care of. Now that’s a lot of undone service. That translates into something over 160 million vehicles in the US alone. Some of the neglected items are minor. Others are serious safety concerns. There are several reasons drivers...

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