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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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5 Reasons to Keep Your Car Well-Maintained

5 Reasons to Keep Your Car Well-Maintained

Thanks for visiting the Pro-Tech Auto Repair auto care blog. Today’s post lists 5 important reasons 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 system, and a clogged...

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Severe Service Maintenance Schedule for Corcoran Owners

Sep 7th, 2016 Some of our customers at Pro-Tech Auto Repair are surprised to learn that there are actually two service schedules for their vehicles. One is the regular schedule and the other is the severe service schedule. Let’s look at what the manufacturer’s say constitutes severe driving conditions, and let you draw your own conclusions: Most of your trips are less than four miles...

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Battery going dead or engine doesn’t turn over fast enough?

Aug 20th, 2016 Question: My battery keeps going dead. I had it tested and it is fine – what could be the problem? Pro-Tech Auto Repair Answer: Well, your problem could be caused by several things. Let’s start with a likely suspect: your alternator. The alternator is like a little electrical generator. It is spun by the serpentine belt on your engine and makes electricity....

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Wiper Blade Design

  Wiper blades may not be the most exciting topic for most drivers – but they are pretty important. Most of us Minnesota residents have had an experience when a sudden snow or rain storm hits while we’re driving; then when we turn on the wipers – nothing but streaks. This can be especially disconcerting at night when the glare of on-coming headlights distorts your...

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