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Changing Oil By The Oil Change Light

Changing Oil By The Oil Change Light

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 first...

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Here Comes Pot Hole Season

Here Comes Pot Hole Season

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 your suspension has weak points they will show up. This car was towed in with a broken ball joint. 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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Let’s Talk About Water Pump Problems

Let’s Talk About Water Pump Problems

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 Pot Hole Season, Right Before Summer

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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How To Budget Auto Repair Into Your Life

When money is tight people need to try and plan to do needed maintenance and budget auto repair work if possible, so they aren’t 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...

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Let’s Talk About Fuel System Cleaning

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

Pro-Tech Auto Repair Inc Automotive Tips: Axles

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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How To Start Your Car With A Dead Battery

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?

Can’t get going this Winter due to tire wear? 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....

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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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