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Valentines Gifts For Car Lovers

Valentines Gifts For Car Lovers

Since most of the people in this country truly love their cars, it’s not unusual to think about just how much that is the case this time of year. Cars represent freedom, control, power, status and that’s more than you can say about most other things in your life. Even if you drive a piece of junk, it still provides the freedom that a bus or bicycle simply cannot! So, for the car lover in your life, here are some ideas for Valentine’s Day:   Books: There are some really, really cool books on the history of cars on Amazon. Muscle cars, a visual history of the auto, classic cars, the art of the automobile, unique cars, and the list goes on. If your sweetheart has a fascination with the automobile, he or she would love one of these visually gorgeous coffee-table books. Check them out ... read more

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Some Tips to Find a New Car that Suits Your Needs and Lifestyle

So, you’re in the market for a new or pre-owned vehicle, huh? The siren song of a newer, shinier, and cleaner vehicle can be very tempting; especially if you’re tired of driving your current vehicle. Of course, the AutoPro Auto Service team promotes preventive maintenance on all new or used vehicles. Why? Because you can save a lot of money over the long haul if you take great care of your 4-wheeled investment. After all, doesn’t it feel good to not have a car payment? But IF you are going to buy a new car or a “new” used vehicle, here are some tips to find a new car that suits your needs and lifestyle. List Your Needs. Before you hit the auto malls, your first step should be to list out your needs. Write down what it is you are looking for in a vehicle. Do you need to carry sound equipment for your band? Do you need to carry a certain number of passengers? Will a convertible be practical as your daily driver? Do you need a truck with running boards so y ... read more

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What to keep in an Emergency Kit in the Car

What to keep in an Emergency Kit in the Car

  It's always wise to keep an emergency kit in your car in case you end up in a tricky situation on the road. When the weather gets colder is when it's particularly important to have safety supplies nearby. As a responsible car owner, it's smart to prepare for the worst case scenario. Emergencies can happen to all of us. Whether you run out of fuel, slip off on an icy road, or puncture a tire, a well-stocked emergency kit can get you back on the roads quickly and safely. We suggest keeping the following supplies in your emergency kit.  Jumper cables Flashlight, plus extra batteries (or a hand-crank flashlight) A Swiss Army Knife) Bottled water First-aid kit with adhesive tape, antiseptic wipes and-aides, medical wrap gauze pads, and antiseptic cream Road flares or reflective warning triangles Some other essentials that could be helpful in case of an emergency: Small fire extinguisher. Tire gauge to keep an eye on inflation Jack and lug wrench for when ti ... read more

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Winter Tires VS Regular Tires

Winter Tires VS Regular Tires

  Many car owners who reside in colder climates will ask themselves if they really need winter tires. Yes. It is recommended to make the shift from all-season tires to winter tires to be best prepared for the winter season. It's smart to understand the difference between all-wheel tires and winter tires. Most cars leave the factory with all-season tires since they are created to offer a good tread life and a quiet drive. They are created to function optimally in a wide array of conditions including light winter driving and wet roads. They truly combine the advantages of winter tires and summer tires. All-season tires are not designed to handle extreme winter conditions like driving through extreme cold, snow, and ice. If you're a car owner who lives in a moderate climate, all-wheel tires could be the right choice as these weather conditions aren't a hindrance. The condition of the streets can be unpredictable with black ice and heavy snowfall. It's so important th ... read more

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Best Valentine’s Day Events Near Brooklyn Park

Best Valentine’s Day Events Near Brooklyn Park

  With Valentine’s Day approaching, it’s time to start thinking about what you and your special someone will do to celebrate the spirit of love. Luckily, there are romantic things to do in and around Brooklyn Park. Here are some suggestions:   1) Pazzaluna   One of Saint Paul's top restaurants is now taking reservations for cozy intimate romantic dinners. This eatery with a warm environment is so committed to the Valentine’s Day vibe that they're offering a special four-course meal from February 12th-14th.   2) Como Park Zoo & Conservatory   Saint Paul Como Zoo & Conservatory is getting into the Valentine's Day spirit and offering a candlelit dinner surrounded by ... read more

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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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