Extended; Free oil change and inspection for nurses, doctors and first responders

05 May 2020

We are happy to extend our offer of free oil changes and inspections for the brave nurses, doctors and first res-ponders taking care of the people stricken with the corona virus. We don’t want them to have to worry about their cars at a time like this. We can take care of that for them, it’s a very small thank you for the great sacrifice…

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Looks like the mice have taken the shelter in place order seriously

17 Apr 2020

Looks like the mice have taken the shelter in place order seriously. This is from one of the recent cars in, it can’t filter the air coming into the car very well. When was your cabin air filter checked last? Give us a call 763-420-3060. We’re open, fully staffed, we have closed our office to the public. We just have you drop your car off…

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Your Car Could be Making You Sick

02 Apr 2020

Your Car could be Making You Sick   Now more than ever it’s important to replace your cars cabin air filter. This filter cleans the air coming into your cars ventilation system. It removes dust and allergens in the air, so they aren’t blowing throughout the car. Most manufacturers recommend replacing them every 15,000 miles. When was yours changed last? We’re open and here to…

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Show Me the Door (Vehicle Door and window Issues)

30 Mar 2020

Mar 28th, 2020 Of all the parts of a vehicle we take for granted, the doors and windows must be near the top of the list.  We open them to get in, lock them, and use the rear child locks to keep the kids safe.  But what in the world happens when you can’t open or close one or more of your vehicle’s doors or…

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Show Me the Door (Vehicle Door and window Issues)

30 Mar 2020

  Mar 28th, 2020 Of all the parts of a vehicle we take for granted, the doors and windows must be near the top of the list.  We open them to get in, lock them, and use the rear child locks to keep the kids safe.  But what in the world happens when you can’t open or close one or more of your vehicle’s doors…

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24 Mar 2020

The season before summer in Minnesota is Pot Hole season. Will you have as much fun as this person? Frame is broken bout in front and in the rear. The rough roads are hard on the trailer suspensions. Have yours checked! Spring is here; the snow is gone and the grass will be greening up quickly. We soon will be getting into our summer routines,…

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Don’t Put Off Auto Repair During COVID-19, We’ll Take Care Of Everything

17 Mar 2020

With the current COVID-19 situation, we’re more aware than ever the power of trust. That’s why we want to assure you we have implemented some safety precautions to protect both our customers and staff which will allow us to continue to be at your service through these trying times. Don’t put off auto repair during COVID-19 for your safety. Let us take care of you….

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Axle Noises

27 Feb 2020

Question: I hear a clunking sound from my front wheel when I make a turn. What could be the problem? Pro-Tech Auto Repair Inc Answer: One possible cause of the problem is a worn axle. Front-wheel drive vehicles have axles that transfer power from the transmission to your front wheels. There is one for each front wheel. These axles are called constant velocity axles or…

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What’s the harm is going long or skipping an oil change?

21 Feb 2020

Feb 21st, 2020 Some new vehicle manufacturers are now recommending much higher oil change intervals than they have in the past. As much as 5,000 to 8,000 miles or more.  Following these recommendations is very important to avoid engine damage.  Skipping an oil change can lead to oil sludge.  This causes small oil passages to clog and engine parts to fail. What causes oil sludge?…

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What are the rough roads doing to your car suspension?

11 Feb 2020

Feb 9th, 2020 Car suspension systems should continue to operate effectively for many years and over long distances, holding your tires’ footprint on the road.  Eventually, components do wear out, but how long that takes depends a lot on how you drive in MN. As you can imagine, if most of your driving is on smooth highways, your shock absorbers will last a lot longer…

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Why is my check engine light on?

16 Jan 2020

The Check Engine Light strikes fear into the hearts of some and is totally ignored by just as many.  Just what it means is a mystery to most of us. First, if your check engine light is flashing, that means that something is wrong that could cause severe damage to the catalytic converter or other components.  Get that taken care of right away.  If your…

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Pay Attention to The Brake Warning Light

16 Jan 2020

Of all the warning lights on your vehicle’s instrument panel, there’s one that demands your attention.  And that’s the brake warning light. Common sense will tell you that if you can’t stop, you are endangering yourself and others.  The brake warning light is there to warn you that something is wrong with this vital safety system. There are several reasons a brake light will come…

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A successful Food Drive

12 Dec 2019

We want to thank all our generous customers that contributed to our food drive. Besides the barrel of food donations collected we dropped off checks totaling $1341 to CROSS today. The donations are much appreciated and needed. Thank you all again for being so generous to another successful food drive

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Why Do They Call it a Dashboard?

04 Dec 2019

Nov 29th, 2019 Ever wonder where they came up with the term “dashboard” for that part of your vehicle that sits behind the steering wheel? That name began back before cars were even invented.  People used to travel by horse and buggy, and streets weren’t as well built as they are today.  On a muddy road (which was sometimes just a couple of ruts alongside…

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The Winter fishing season

21 Nov 2019

We’ve talked about getting the boat trailer ready for fishing opener before, but what about the winter fishing season? Many of you know a friend or family member that owns an Ice Castle, you know, one of those big fish houses on wheels. Not only do people use them in the winter for ice fishing but they are used year-round as campers and travel trailers….

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08 Nov 2019

As temperatures drop so does the pressure in your tires. This is usually accompanied by a low tire pressure light. It doesn’t necessarily mean there is leak in the tire. Things contract as they get cold and air is no different. Molecules contract causing tire pressure to go down. To get maximum traction and avoid damage from running tires under inflated, air them up to…

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Are you giving our furry friends a cold weather retreat?

08 Nov 2019

As the temps drop mice and other small rodents look for warmth and food. If you store dog or cat food in your garage and park your car in the garage it’s a cold weather paradise to the mice. The cars engine is warm so the make a nest on it. They bring food into their nest and foe desert they like to eat wiring….

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