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Champlin, MN Toyota Service You Can Trust

Champlin, MN Toyota Service You Can Trust

Regular maintenance is a part of keeping our vehicles running smoothly and avoiding preventable mechanical issues. But how often should you take your vehicle in for maintenance? The answer can vary based on vehicle model and other factors. If you own a Toyota and are looking for service near Champlin, MN, AutoPro can provide maintenance and repair tailored to your vehicle model. How Often Should You Take Your Toyota for Maintenance?  Typically, Toyota recommends service appointments every six months or 5,000 miles, whichever option comes first. Toyota owners should also take their car in for service if: Their check engine light comes on Before long road trips  When you notice any changes in how your vehicle runs Staying on top of your Toyota maintenance schedule can help prevent mechanical issues and extend the lifetime of your car. Deciding Where to Take Your Toyota for Maintenance There are a few factors to consider when deciding where to take your ve ... read more

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Looking for a Tire Shop in Brooklyn Park, MN?

Looking for a Tire Shop in Brooklyn Park, MN?

After months of snowy and icy roads, it’s safe to say most Minnesotans are ready for spring. But with spring comes a new set of road issues: potholes and debris that can wreak havoc on your tires. If you notice signs of tire damage, it’s essential to take your car in for tire repair to prevent any further issues like a blowout. Auto Pro Auto Service is your trusted tire shop in Brooklyn Park, MN. Our ASE certified technicians are here for all your tire needs including tire replacement, tire rotation and wheel alignments. Give us a call for an appointment at: (763) 703-6172. Signs you need immediate tire repair or replacement Most drivers have experienced tire damage at one point or another. But how do you know if your tire requires immediate repair? Some signs you may need tire repair or replacement are: Direct impact with a pothole or curb If you experience a continuous slow leak A sudden drop in tire pressure or an alert on the dashboard If your tir ... read more

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Check Engine Light Repair in Fridley, MN

Check Engine Light Repair in Fridley, MN

We rely heavily on our vehicles for commuting to work, picking up our children from school, and errands. When the dreaded check engine light starts glowing in your car it can throw a wrench in your daily plans and leave you wondering if your vehicle is safe to drive. Keep reading to learn all you need to know about the check engine light and how to get it serviced in Fridley, MN.  What Does it Mean When Your Check Engine Light Comes On? The check engine light, also called the malfunction indicator lamp, is a signal from the car's engine computer that something is wrong with your vehicle. But how do you know exactly how serious or what issue is causing the light to trigger?  As a rule of thumb, most vehicles have two colors for the check engine light: Solid Yellow or Amber Symbol: Typically implies that there is a less urgent issue with your vehicle. Flashing light or Red Symbol: Generally implies a more severe issue requirin ... read more

Safe Winter Tips!

This blog is especially timely, especially this year with all the snow.  Your friends at AutoPro auto service in Brooklyn Park want you to be prepared! We are your local source for expert car repair in Brooklyn Park, Champlin and Fridley. Next time you need car service, truck repair or SUV repair call AutoPro Auto Service in Brooklyn Park and get the job done right! Today we are going to start a series on Winter driving that includes “what to do if you get stuck in the ditch” in a Metropolitan area like the Twin Cities followed with what to do if you are traveling “in the sticks” and you get stuck.   This will include Winter driving preparedness tips including some survival know how! So you are thinking about driving in the Twin Cities Metro during a stormy winter morning.  The weather guys on the TV said stay home.  That’s the first thing to consider.  Planning ahead, if you can wait to drive then by all means do so ... read more

Winter Travel Tips!

Our last blog contained some great trips about getting your car ready for a Winter storm!  Today we are going to discuss  Winter travel tips to keep you and your family safe! If you are from Minnesota, you have probably noticed it's much more treacherous to drive when the temperature is at or near freezing.  Why?  On roadways, water forms when temps rise above 32 and can create new ice conditions when the temp drops below 32! Do you know what tends to freeze first?  Bridges and overpasses.  This is because they freeze from both the top and the bottom!  So be aware!  Also, low-lying areas and shadowed areas can attract ice because the temps may be cooler! If you accumulated a lot of snow on your vehicle from being parked outside during a snow-storm, be sure to remove all the extra snow so that you can be seen and see everyone else clearly!  We’ve all seen the big truck driving down the highway with a cloud of blowing snow bl ... read more

Winter Storm Coming? Here’s some tips to get your car and yourself ready!!!

Winter Storm Coming?  Here’s some tips to get your car and yourself ready!!!  1) Check your fuel gauge!  you don't want to start the day with a fresh blanket of snow and an empty tank! fill your tank up in advance that does a couple of things first you know you've got enough gas to keep warm in case you have and they counter with a ditch and secondly each tank of of gas $20 worth 20 gallons worth will add about 120 pounds of gasoline to the rear axle for more traction!  2) Be ready for drive combat!  Get ready for snowy driving by having your car facing forward into the street so you can push through any drifts or snow plow residue rather than having to back into it! facing forward gives you the momentum that you might need just to get out of the driveway!  3) Most folks don't think about checking their windshield wiper reservoir before a big storm!  Make sure that your reservoir is full.  Windshield fluid is ... read more

Minnesota’s Best Weekend Getaways

Minnesota’s Best Weekend Getaways

Photo by Lucas Ludwig on Unsplash   Welcome to the new blog for May! It’s been a slow process coming back from the pandemic, and some places are still struggling. That’s eaten into people’s spring break time and our sense of adventure. We hope you’ve had some safe experiences out this spring.    If you haven’t (due to being busy), we’d like to offer you a chance at your own badly-needed break. Here are five great suggestions that we’ve pulled from Minnesota Monthly’s Guide to Spring Getaways. Consider making one of these trips as a weekend excursion!   H ... read more

What Fluid Exchanges Can Do For Your Car

What Fluid Exchanges Can Do For Your Car

Welcome to our new blog! This month, we’re talking about what fluid exchanges, or flushes, can do for the life of your vehicle. Do you want your car to last a lifetime? Replacing fluids is the key to having a reliable car to go to work, school, vacation, or other activities. Why walk when we have a perfectly sustainable car?  Here are four things fluid exchanges can do for your car: Exchanges prolong the life of your car - Fluids are a secret to longevity for your vehicle. If you would like to extend your car’s life, you must focus on the fluids. Changing your fluids is highly recommended. The reality is how many miles you have accumulated and the years will add up, and if the fluids are not functional, this will cause significant damage to your car. Add a regular schedule to have your fluid changes and a car’s maintenance routine, and you will absolutely improve your car’s life.  They prevent damage to systems - A car’s fluid is vital to an au ... read more

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The Long Haul: Keeping a Car in Good Health after 100K

The Long Haul: Keeping a Car in Good Health after 100K

Welcome to March! With spring on the way, you’re likely thinking of what you can do to make a fresh start in your life. Spring means renewal, but it also means accepting that the season of an old favorite is gone and past. If your car is on the cusp of turning over the 100,000 miles mark on the speedometer, it might be time to start putting some serious thought into how you can preserve your car and keep it going for years to come. At AutoPro, we don’t get asked this enough, but we do have some ideas about how to keep your car going for the years to come: Preventative Maintenance - This is the biggest issue to preserving a car. With each service you order from us, we inspect your vehicle and report our findings to give you a long-term diagnosis of your vehicle’s health. Fluid Replacement - Your car builds up lots of invaders in its systems that can damage it down the road. You can tackle this problem by ordering a flush and getting ... read more

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DJ Pro Tips for your Trips!

DJ Pro Tips for your Trips!

When you’re planning to go on a long road trip, you now have the option of abandoning terrestrial radio for satellite radio stations to keep music neutral for the party. But that’s not the only option available. You can download Spotify lists and other streaming services to a device for playback. And in many cases, you can load MP3 files directly into the onboard memory of the entertainment system via USB thumb drives.  The space available for your playlist can be a blessing or a curse when planning music for a long playlist. Remember that your local library has a rich vault of music CDs you can check out to help build your playlist. If this is the very first time you're hearing of a particular band, remember that you can research them on YouTube to discover what the most relevant tracks are. Here are some tips for making your music selection something everyone can enjoy: Pick crowd-pleasers. You might be a real superfan of an obscure Springsteen track, but the c ... read more

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