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Budgeting for Auto Maintenance

Feb 7th, 2017 Everyone does their best to budget for scheduled vehicle maintenance. What’s hard is planning for unexpected vehicle repairs. The truth is that our vehicles can stay on our MN roads longer than ever before with proper maintenance. That’s because of improved vehicle design and manufacturing quality. But some of those same improvements also lead to higher repair costs. There’s a tool that can be...

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It Pays to Diagnose!

We solve problems by approaching the job correctly and being thoroughly. A recent new customer called asking for a price to replace an emissions part on his car. We asked how he knew the part was bad. He said the dealer said that if what they had already done didn’t fix it, this likely would. The part cost was $589 plus $360 labor with no...

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Money is tight, your car doesn’t know it and it breaks. Now what?

At Pro-Tech Auto we can help. Interest free financing for 6 or 12 months. It also gives you a 36 month 36,000 mile warranty. Give us a call 763-420-3060 EasyPay Financing EasyPay Financing Extend your Peace of Mind Warranty to 36 Months/36,000 miles when you make your qualifying repair and services purchases using your EasyPay credit card. Subject to credit approval. Click here for Warranty...

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Differential Service

Simple Answers from Pro-Tech Auto Repair on Differential Service Dec 30th, 2016 Question: What is a differential and why do they need to have it serviced? Pro-Tech Auto Repair Answer: First of all – your vehicle does have a differential. If it’s a rear wheel drive, your differential is on the back. If it’s front wheel drive, your differential is built into your transaxle (transmission)....

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Happy New Year!

As the year winds down it’s time to say thank you to our many customers and friends that have made this past year a successful one for us. Thank you so much! We wish you all a very happy, healthy and prosperous new year.


Have a snowmobile trip planned? Check this out

Have a snowmobile trip planned? Check this out

We talk about checking your boat trailer in the spring before fishing season; I guess we shouldn’t forget about snowmobile trailers when it snows either. This came into the shop this week. The 3rd picture shows where the tire had been rubbing on the underside of the floor. Do us all a favor and have your trailer checked before a trip!


Cold Weather and Tires

Cold Weather and Tires

Temps will be dropping, after all its November. As they do the pressure in your tires does too. You may see the tire light symbol on our dash light up to alert you, but be sure to check your tires pressure as temps drop or give us a call we’ll be happy to do it for you. It’s unsafe to run on under inflated tires...

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Anti-Lock Brakes

Anti-Lock Brakes

Anti-Lock Brakes help you stop faster. That is not always the case on loose gravel or snowy surfaces. Anti-Lock Brakes, in fact, are designed to help you maintain control of your vehicle in an emergency braking situation. Imagine you are driving on a snowy or icy road. You need to slam on your brakes and your rear wheels lock up. Chances are good that the...

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Colder temps are around the corner

Colder temps are around the corner

Colder temperatures will soon be 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...

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