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Serpentine Belts

Serpentine Belts

Do you know that long belt that snakes around the front of your engine? It’s called the serpentine belt. The serpentine belt is driven by the engine as it turns. It powers your alternator, air conditioning compressor and power steering pump. On some vehicles, it also runs the water pump, radiator fan and power brakes. Sounds like a lot of stuff, doesn’t it? If your...

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The Pro-Tech Auto Repair Inc Guide to Proper Fluids

Apr 9th, 2019 If you’ve walked through the automotive fluids section of your favorite Corcoran auto parts store, you’ll know how overwhelming the sheer number of products available can be. How can Corcoran drivers know what’s right for their vehicle? As you know, these fluids all serve a function in making your car run. Your vehicle has specified a particular type of fluid for every system, from the...

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Pro-Tech Auto Repair Inc Tech Question on Engine Failure

Pro-Tech Auto Repair Inc Tech Question: I’m Collins of Corcoran. I had my engine go out and had to have it completely re-done at Pro-Tech Auto Repair Inc in Corcoran. What could I have done to prevent this? Pro-Tech Auto Repair Inc Tech Answer: You’ve got to feel for Collins: an expensive major engine replacement is pretty extreme. It’s a tough situation to be in: maybe you’re...

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Putting things off doesn’t save money it costs!

Putting things off doesn’t save money it costs!

Most Manufacturers recommend changing spark plugs every 90- 105,000 miles. As they wear the electrode gap gets larger and the coils have to work harder to get the spark to jump the gap. This can cause coil failure and much higher repair bills. The other thing that can happen is they get stuck in the cylinder head and break off while attempting to remove them....

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The season before summer in Minnesota is Pot Hole season. Will you have as much fun as this person? Spring feels like it’s coming, the sun feels so nice and the snow is going fast. 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...

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Pro-Tech Auto Repairs – Services to Improve Fuel Economy

Jan 18th, 2019 Let’s review some things that Corcoran, Maple Grove and Plymouth drivers can do to improve fuel economy. Bottom line, the better you maintain your vehicle, the less fuel you will use. It all adds up in a big way. For example, replacing your dirty engine air filter will pay for itself in fuel savings before your next oil change and will keep saving...

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Cabin air filters

Cabin air filters

Sneezing, congested, think you’ve got a cold? Seems worse when you’re in the car, must just be because it’s cold out, right? Maybe not. Have you had your cabin air filter check lately? This can out of a car this week. We see this often during the cold months. Mice love to make nests in them and your breathing it.


Corcoran Drivers Ask: Why is My Check Engine Light On?

Dec 24th, 2018 The Check Engine light strikes fear into the hearts of some people in Corcoran 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...

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Cabin Air Filters

Keep your cabin air filter clean. Prevent problems like mice and other pests by storing your vehicle in a secure garage or shed over the winter. But be sure to bring it in to Pro-Tech Auto Repair for help with cleaning your cabin air filter.  



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