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Travel plans for the Holiday weekend?

Do you have travel plans for the upcoming holiday week end? The warm weather is here and we are starting to think about summer travel, vacations, trips to the lake or out of town visits with friends and family. It also marks the beginning of that other Minnesota season known as ROAD CONSTRUCTION season. It’s that lovely time of year when we sit in traffic...

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Worried if you are getting honest auto repair?

Worried if you are getting honest auto repair?

Auto Repair Ethics May 5th, 2017 We’re going to be talking about the ethics of automotive repair. Unfortunately, every profession has some bad actors that hurt the reputation of everyone else. In the automotive world industry associations like; The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers (AASP-MN), AAA Approved Auto Repair Program, (AAR) and Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) organizations are very committed to high ethical standards in...

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Hard to believe the fishing opener is only a couple weeks away!

Hard to believe the fishing opener is only a couple weeks away!

In the state that has more boats per capita than any other state we are fast approaching the annual ritual of the fishing season opening. With all the preparation that goes with this, getting the cabin opened up, dock in,  starting the boat motor and so on, why do people wait till the last moment to hook the trailer up and check the lights? The...

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In Minnesota the season before summer is Pot Hole Season

In Minnesota the season before summer is Pot Hole Season

Pot Hole season in Minnesota, will you have as much fun as this person? Spring is here; the snow is gone 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. It’s the pothole season in Minnesota. The...

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Fuel system cleaning

Fuel system cleaning

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”...

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Looking for repair Options?

Looking for repair Options?

At Pro-Tech It’s all about giving our customer options. Sometimes it’s an OE part, sometimes it’s an aftermarket part, and sometimes it’s a used part. Sometimes it’s just being able to think out of the box to find the solution that fits. A week ago Jim brought his Dodge Caravan in and said the wipers didn’t work. We tracked down the problem to the Integrated...

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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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