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Best Holiday Displays in the Twin Cities Region

Best Holiday Displays in the Twin Cities Region

The holidays are approaching! Not only does this joyous time of year bring families together for great meals and anticipated gifts, but it also offers up many opportunities to see wondrous light displays. Luckily, we live in a part of the country that offers up a variety of shiny and bright lights that captivate people of all ages. Right here in Brooklyn Park, light-seekers can head to 8016 Upton Circle N. and view more than 50,000 lights with animated scenes. Should you want to check out displays in or near the Twin Cities, consider the following:   Downtown St. Paul's Christmas Tree and Holiday Lights St. Paul's Christmas tree is located in Rice Park. During the holiday season, the entire lawn is draped with sparkling lights. This historic Landmark Center hosts several holiday events and even has a free ice skating rink.   Downtown Minneapolis' Holidazzle Celebration The annual Holidazzle market takes place in Loring Park. Enjoy the food and crafts of loc ... read more

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Driving in the Snow

Driving in the winter is just a fact of life in Minnesota. It’s important to mindful of the harsher weather conditions and the effects that they can have on your vehicle and driving ability. Here are some do’s and don’ts that AutoPro Auto Service recommend that you’re aware of when driving during the colder seasons.   Winter driving is safer with winter tires. They grip the road better than all-season tires. Tires pressure decreases during the colder months, so make sure that your tires have good pressure. Should you find yourself stranded on the road, make sure that snow is cleared from the tailpipe so you can run the heat and stay warm. Be cautious of other vehicles on the road that are unable to stop.​ To avoid skidding and brake lock-up, pump the breaks. Don’t tailgate because it takes longer to stop on snow. Use extreme caution on overpasses and bridges because they tend to freeze. Roads with snow and ice require you to slow down. Be par ... read more

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How Should I Clean the Interior of My Car?

How Should I Clean the Interior of My Car?

  Cleaning the interior of a car is something that car owners can do and it doesn’t need to be a hassle. Perhaps automobile drivers are just interested in enjoying the clean aesthetics or perhaps they’re considering the resale of a car down the line. Either way, AutoPro Auto Service wants to provide you with some tips on how to get that interior sparkly and clean!   Among other things, spilled food and drinks and dirty shoes clothes, and the elements could present the need to get that interior clean. In addition, your vehicle could begin to smell over time. The color of the upholstery also could lose color over time. When cleaning, it’s important to get into all the tight places that an upholstery nozzle can’t get to. This includes carpeted areas cracks and seat services. Using a damp rag and soap for rubber or vinyl is recommended. To clean up excess water, use a vacuum or a dry rag. A stiff-bristled brush will remove dirt from seats make of fabric ... read more

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Best Off-Roading Places Near Brooklyn Park, MN

Best Off-Roading Places Near Brooklyn Park, MN

Off-roading enthusiasts are car owners who enjoy driving their vehicle in a more “natural” environment. Whether it’s a riverbed, snow, gravel, snow, mud, or rocks, the activity draws those who seek adventure and perhaps those with a competitive nature. Here are some recommendations where Minnesota drivers can go to where to partake in this hobby or sport.   Tri-County ATV Park in Faribault, MN   The 25-acre park in southeastern Minnesota is equipped with a safety facility and open all year. It’s even equipped with restrooms and picnic areas. The trails at Tri-County ATV Park range from level stretches to hill climbs along the walls of a former gravel pit.   Chengwatana State Forest Trails in Pine City, MN The forest contains several marshes, three rivers, and 11.7 miles of designated trails that travel through a forested area and rolling terrain. New riders can drive on the wide, gentle curves and the more seasoned drivers can enjoy a nar ... read more

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What to Do When Your Car Overheats

Hot weather is usually the cause of a car overheating. Although it’s not common, all cars have the possibility of overheating. If your dashboard temperature indicator light comes on, chances are your car is becoming too hot.   Here are 7 tips to help your vehicle become cool again. 1. Turn the engine off When you’re on the road and your car overheats, pull over to the side of the road and let it cool off. 2. Keep a safety kit in your car. It’s smart to have some of the following in the car for safety precautions Coolant A tool kit A blanket A working flashlight Non-perishable foods and water 3. Check hoses for blockages, leaks, or bursts Generally, cars don’t just overheat on their own. Inspect the condition of your car’s hoses. Perhaps the thermostat is faulty or your vehicle has a leak in the coolant system. It’s more common for older automobiles to have these blockages and bursts, but newer cars should also be inspected by a pro ... read more

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Playlist Suggestions for Your Summer Road Trip

Whether you're taking a day trip or a road trip across the country it’s always wise to have your favorite tunes ready for your time in the car. Music makes everything better! Songs are powerful. They inspire, elevate our moods, and simply put us in the state of joy. If the song causes you to sing along with passion, chances are that’s a good choice to be blasting in your car! Cars and music play well together.   Which Songs would make that ideal playlist for your road trips?   The team at AutoPro Auto Service has 10 suggestions:   “All Along the Watchtower” - Jimi Hendrix "Ramble On" - Led Zeppelin “People Get Ready” - Curtis Mayfield "Feeling Good" - Nina Simone “California Dreamin” - The Mamas & The Papas “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes” - Crosby, Stills & Nash "Why Don't We Do It in the Road?" - The Beatles “Jumping Jack Flash” - Rolling Stones ... read more

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Five Fun & Inexpensive Day Trips For Families In Brooklyn Park, MN

Five Fun & Inexpensive Day Trips For Families In Brooklyn Park, MN

If you’re looking for a fun and inexpensive day trips for you and your family near Brooklyn Park, you’re in luck! There are so many options near our area that will only take one day and at the right price. Here are 5 suggestions: Lake Pepin Lake Pepin is known for stunning scenery and even great eats. In Red Wing, pick up some sandwiches and pastries at Rabbits Lake Bakery and then go to Barn Bluff for a picnic with a view. If you head to the north end of town, take a cruise on the Pearl of the Lake Paddlewheeler. The kids will love Nelson Cheese factory because they're ice-cream has become a must stop for families coming through the area. The experience at Lake Pepin assures natural beauty, good family bonding time, and a full stomach!   Minnesota Aquarium   See ... read more

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The Importance of Preventive Car Maintenance

The Importance of Preventive Car Maintenance

Of the items that you’ll purchase during your lifetime, an automobile is one of the most expensive. Taking care of preventative on your car offers a sense of relief because you can rest easier knowing that you and your family are safe. To make sure that your vehicle has a long lifespan and to protect your investment, it’s important for responsible car owners to have their car inspected from time to time. To ensure your safety and your car’s dependability, manufacturers specify preventative maintenance that needs be addressed and inspected to keep the warranty intact.   The team at AutoPro Auto Service encourages responsible car owners to make sure that their cars get preventative maintenance so you can have some peace of mind. Here are just a few things to be on top of when it comes to preventive maintenance. Keep all fluids clean and at the proper levels Oil cools and lubricates the engine of your car. The engine overheats and puts out pollution when the mo ... read more

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Road Trip to the Twin Cities

Road Trip to the Twin Cities

  Perhaps it’s time to consider a little getaway from Brooklyn Park and take a road trip to Twin Cities. We’re lucky to live in a stunning part of the country that is so rich in culture, arts, and natural beauty. There are a multitude of compelling options for people of all ages to enjoy and bask of the magic of Twin Cities. Should you decide to hop in your car with friends, family, or take a solo trip, you will not be disappointed at what awaits you a short car ride away. Here are a few recommended places to visit: Minnehaha Falls Park One of Minneapolis’ oldest and most popular attractions, Minnehaha Falls Park, is a stunning 193-acre park and home to a 53-foot  waterfall in the wilderness. The park attracts over 850,000 visitors every year and contains native and prairie woodland wildflowers, basswood, cottonwood trees, hackberry, and limestone bluffs, and e paved trails to walk or a ride a bike along the Minnehaha Creek. Their are 4 outdoor picnic sit ... read more

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What’s The Big Deal With Timing Belts?

You can think of your car’s timing belt as a domino. Once it breaks, many other aspects of your car’s engine start to crumble. To say the least, the timing belt is imperative to the overall operation of your vehicle, which is why we want to talk about your car’s timing belt.   First off, what is the timing belt, and what exactly does it do? The timing belt is basically a rubber belt, but its simplicity can be deceiving. This piece of machinery controls the timing of our car’s internal combustion engines. It ensures the crankshaft, which in turn controls the pistons, and the camshaft, which in turn controls the valves, rotate simultaneously.   What happens when the timing belt stop working? The valves need to open and close at the right moment. If the valves are opening and closing at the wrong time, your engine may not potentially be able to burn fuel correctly, which is a big problem. Without a properly working timing belt, you are also pron ... read more

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