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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 Reasons to Keep Your Car Well-Maintained

5 Reasons to Keep Your Car Well-Maintained

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 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 maintenance is an investment in optimum fuel economy. Inadequate tire pressure, a dirty fuel...

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State Fair Time, whats not on a stick?

State Fair Time, whats not on a stick?

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

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

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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Diesel Engines

When someone mentions diesels images of smoky, rattly trucks may spring to mind. The fact is that the modern clean diesel engine is much more refined than in the old days. Sure, diesel engines remain a very popular choice in heavy duty trucks and pick-ups, but they are finding their way into nearly every segment of the MN automotive market. Why is that? Well, it’s science. Diesel...

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