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Auto AC Repair Near Fridley, MN

Auto AC Repair Near Fridley, MN

Auto AC Repair Near Fridley, MN to Keep You Cool and Comfortable As the weather is getting warmer in Minnesota, you’ll want to make sure your car’s air conditioning is ready for the heat. The last thing you want is your AC having a meltdown, while you’re stuck in traffic on a 90 degree day. So inspect your vehicle’s AC early and prevent any surprises this summer. If you’re looking for car AC repair near Fridley, MN, no need to sweat it! AutoPro Auto Service has you covered. Give us a call at:763-703-6172 to schedule an AC inspection from one of our ASE certified technicians. Or keep reading to learn how to spot potential auto air conditioning problems. Not Going with the Flow - Reduced Air Flow from AC Vents If your AC vents have reduced air flow, a clogged cabin air filter may be to blame. Sometimes replacing this filter is all you need to resume maximum air flow. Other potential causes of weak air flow ... read more

Check Engine Light Repair, Champlin, MN

Check Engine Light Repair, Champlin, MN

Imagine driving to work or dropping your kids off at school, and the check engine light starts glowing on your dashboard. What should you do? Any interruption to your day can be stressful, but taking your vehicle in for a check engine light is vital to your safety when driving. If you’re looking for check engine light repair near Champlin, MN schedule an appointment with one of our ASE certified technicians by calling (763) 703-6172. Or keep reading to learn more about how the check engine light works and what you can expect. How Serious is the Check Engine Light? When your Check Engine light comes on it will be either solid or flashing. There are dozens of reasons this warning light comes on and there is no way of telling why until you have it professionally diagnosed. If the check engine light is flashing it typically indicates a more critical error than just a solid light.  However, anytime your Check Engine light is illuminated you should bring yo ... 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

Showing Gratitude To Our Cars

Showing Gratitude To Our Cars

When’s the last time you said “thank you” to your car? Thanksgiving is approaching and soon, most of us will be sitting around a table to a glorious feast, talking about the many things that we’re grateful for. In most cases, we’ll talk about the essential workers, like paramedics, police officers, the fire department, nurses, doctors, delivery drivers, and of course, mechanics. We’ll talk about the family and friends to survive the COVID-19 pandemic and in some cases, we’ll sadly remember the ones who didn’t. At AutoPro, we’re grateful for our customers. We were able to help each other through what has turned out to be a very bleak year. Many shops have closed down, unable to sustain themselves through the pandemic, but thanks to our regulars and their caring, we managed to make it through. But how often did you notice in the past summer how good it was to have a working automobile? How great it felt to take off your mask the mo ... read more

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Preparing Your Vehicles for Fall and Winter

Preparing Your Vehicles for Fall and Winter

Photo by Josh Hild on Unsplash Fall and winter can be particularly difficult on your vehicles, especially with the weather we get here in Minnesota! That being said, it’s important to know when to get your car ready for the coming winter months, and that time is here. Keep reading to learn how to get your vehicle prepped and primed for the coming cold weather this year by going over these five important areas!   Tires:  Regardless of whether it snows or not in your location, you should make sure your tires have proper tread, tire pressure, and aren’t damaged or unevenly worn. Use the penny test to check your tire tread depth, and inspect around your tires for cracks, or if there are chunks and gouges in the wa ... read more

What Does Your ABS (Antilock Braking System) Really Do For You?

What Does Your ABS (Antilock Braking System) Really Do For You?

While you may not know what ABS (antilock braking system) is, it’s vital to your car’s performance. Whether you drive a car, motorcycle, or truck, knowing how your ABS works and what it does for your vehicle will help you appreciate all that it does!  First introduced as an anti-skid system for aircraft in the 1950s, car manufacturers soon put it to work. By the 1970s, Ford and Chrysler had proved it could be utilized in the automotive industry, and to this day, ABS is present in all modern cars. While ABS is part of the electronic stability control system, put simply, your ABS is a safety anti-skid braking system. It was designed to help while braking and works by preventing the wheels from locking up while you brake. By doing so, your car’s ABS helps to maintain traction and contact with the road surface.    The ABS does this due to a system of sensors attached to each wheel. The sensors detect when a wheel is about to lock up and stop moving, which ... read more

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What makes AutoPro Auto Service Unique and why that matter to YOU!

What makes AutoPro Auto Service Unique and why that matter to YOU!

What makes John Klarkowski and his team of highly skilled auto mechanics at AutoPro Auto Service unique? So many reasons! From hiring the right people to offering loaner cars, from one of the best warranties in the business to our high level of transparency, everything we do is to create the very best customer service experience for you. We aren’t interested in earning a fast dollar. It’s all about building relationships and making sure you know that YOU matter. Staff: AutoPro Auto Service hires off of character first and foremost. John works hard to motivate and guide his team. They stay with him for years because he makes an effort to create and maintain a great connection. He treats them well and with respect.  The employees come first in order to make our customers come first. John doesn’t have peace of mind unless each employee is doing well. He meets with them daily in order to check-in and makes sure they are all okay.  The goal is to have a positiv ... read more

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