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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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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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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 Gasoline Direct Injection, or GDI, engine. What does that mean to me and other owners of vehicles with this new type of engine? Pro-Tech Auto Repair Answer: Gasoline Direct Injection is 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...

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Forced Induction Engines

Forced Induction Engines

Most car owners might associate a forced induction engine like 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...

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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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Engine Air Filters

Engine Air Filters

Today we want to talk about engine air filters. That’s the filter that cleans the air before it enters your engine to be mixed with fuel and burned. Many people wonder how often they should change their engine air filter. The simple answer is “when it’s dirty.” That’s a function of how much air has passed through the filter. So your vehicle manufacturer will recommend a...

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