Inspecting the Windshield Wipers
As winter weather starts to set in, now is the time to have your vehicle inspected. This helps to improve the safety of the vehicle when you drive. This will help to ensure that everything is inspected per the manufacturer’s recommendations. There are also some other parts that should be check...
Written on Friday, November 20, 2015 by
If you Notice Poor Brakes, bring your Vehicle into Automotive Procare
The braking system is the most important safety feature for your vehicle. Bring your vehicle in to Automotive Procare so we can check the brake and brake pads for you. If you ever notice an issue with the brakes, make sure to bring the vehicle in so we can inspect it. Having the brakes inspe...
Written on Friday, November 13, 2015 by
The History of Automobile Heaters
You may take for granted how nice your vehicle is. With the high degrees of comfort and luxury, you may forget that cars were not always this nice. Car heaters allow those to ride and travel in comfort. Some of the earliest vehicles used an opening to the engine to release the hot ai...
Written on Friday, October 23, 2015 by
Have Automotive Procare check the Tires on your Vehicle as the Weather Transitions to Winter
Keeping your vehicle properly maintained is important. By following the recommended maintenance schedule you can have your car last as long as possible. If you are unsure how often the vehicle should be inspected, make sure to contact us. We can advise you when your vehicle should be brought...
Written on Friday, October 16, 2015 by
Have Automotive Procare Check Your Coolant Before You Need Your Heater
Have Automotive Procare Check Your Coolant Before You Need Your Heater
As the temperatures turn cooler out, now is the ideal time to have the coolant tested in your vehicle. By having the coolant tested, you can ensure that it is in the best condition to use through the fall and winter. If ...
Written on Friday, October 09, 2015 by
Automotive Procare’s 5 Tips for Better Battery Life
It is important to keep the battery in the most optimal condition possible. To ensure it is still efficient, make sure to bring the vehicle in and we can test the battery for you. Over time, you may notice that the battery is becoming weaker, just by how your vehicle starts. The vehicle may ...
Written on Thursday, September 24, 2015 by
Know the Parts of Your Vehicle
Camshafts, engine bearings, rods, water pumps, radiators, and flywheels may not mean much to you, but they are all parts of your automobile that helps it to get you from place to place. No matter how much you know about cars, you want to be sure that you do not forget the basics. It can ...
Written on Thursday, August 20, 2015 by
Check the Air Filter on your Vehicle
When owning a vehicle, there are several things that you should check on a regular basis. Some of these you may know about, while there might also be some you do not know about. If you are like most people, you probably don’t think about your car’s air filter often, unless you are told t...
Written on Wednesday, August 05, 2015 by
Air Conditioner Repair for Your Vehicle
During the summer, one thing that you value to an extreme amount in your car is the air conditioner. Air conditioning service can ensure that your air conditioning system will blow out the cool air when you need it. Whether you have a newer car or an older car, you want to be sure that you tak...
Written on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 by
Before Your Next Vacation
Each year millions of Americans set off to the roadways for a vacation, but often time those trips are delayed due to neglected car maintenance. To avoid a breakdown or an issue, make sure to perform a pre-vacation inspection performed by either you or an automotive mechanic to make sure your vehicl...
Written on Thursday, July 16, 2015 by
Benefits of an Anti-Theft System for your Vehicle
If you own a vehicle, it may be beneficial if you invest in an anti-theft system. This way, the vehicle will sound an alarm when someone is trying to break into the vehicle or steal parts from it. There are some anti-theft systems that will go off when the windshield wipers or tires are interfered w...
Written on Thursday, July 09, 2015 by
Why Windshield Wipers should not be Forgotten
Having great visibility is important when you drive. This will help to prevent an issue or an unexpected accident from occurring. One way to keep the visibility the best it can be is to make sure the windshield wipers are in the best condition they can be in. If there are any rips, tears, or cracks,...
Written on Friday, July 03, 2015 by
Why You Need to Get the Emissions Checked
While driving, you probably have been stuck behind a car going down the road with a plume of blue or black smoke coming from the tailpipe. Not only does this not look safe or pretty, but it probably smells really bad too. That blue or black smoke is the visible proof that too many emissions are bein...
Written on Thursday, June 18, 2015 by
Brakes Lights should Not be Ignored
When driving your vehicle, you will want it to be as safe as possible. This is why it is important to go to regularly scheduled vehicle inspections. Between inspections, make sure to notice anything out of the norm that might happen with your vehicle. One area to look at is the brake system....
Written on Tuesday, June 09, 2015 by
Antifreeze should be Checked Regularly
Ethylene glycol is a chemical compound in liquid form that they use in making antifreeze. This, mixed with water at a 50/50 percent or a 70/30 percent, makes antifreeze. The way that antifreeze works is by lowering the freezing temperature of water in the engine and increasing the boiling po...
Written on Friday, June 05, 2015 by
How to Keep your Vehicle From Over Heating
Keeping your vehicle in the best condition is important. This will help it to operate efficiently and at top performance levels when you drive. There are several parts of the vehicle you should maintain and inspect. The fluid levels are a task that you should check on your vehicle before you drive. ...
Written on Thursday, May 21, 2015 by
Why Anti-Theft Systems can be Beneficial
To help keep your vehicle and personal belongings safe, an anti theft system is beneficial to install. This will help you to be alerted to any issue of someone trying to break into your vehicle. When you hear a car alarm, usually your first reaction is to check on your own vehicle. If your vehicle d...
Written on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 by
Get your Vehicle Summer-Ready
There are many times when you will feel compelled to go for a drive. While the springtime is a great time to get out and hit the open road, the summer time is the time when you are even further compelled to make great expeditions to far away destinations. Making the trek requires a vehicle that will...
Written on Friday, May 01, 2015 by
3 Reasons why AAA Approved Auto Repair shows are Recommended
There are plenty of different auto repair shops out there, with hundreds available in every state across the nation. It can be difficult to pick the right repair service shop from all of the shops that are available, as they all seem to provide the same services and claim to provide the same quality...
Written on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 by
Damage that Potholes can Do
Driving as safe as possible is important for the safety of you, your passengers, and those around you. One thing you may not know does damage to your vehicle is a pothole. Hitting a pothole can damage your vehicle, sometimes with a costly repair bill. Pothole damage is an every day road hazard and a...
Written on Thursday, April 16, 2015 by
Brake Problems to Be Aware of
The vehicle you drive should be as safe and reliable as possible. Part of accomplishing this is to make sure that the brakes are in the best condition as possible. Since the brakes are one of the important parts on your vehicle, make sure you are investing in good brake repair on a regular b...
Written on Wednesday, April 08, 2015 by
Improve the Fuel Efficiency of your Vehicle
To help reduce any unnecessary costs with your vehicle, make sure to bring it in for regular inspections. This way we can inspect the parts and components of the vehicle when you will need to drive it. If you start to notice anything out of the norm with your vehicle, make sure to schedule an appoin...
Written on Wednesday, April 01, 2015 by
Keep Your Vehicle in Ideal Condition
With very little expense, you can keep your car running and looking like new. You can enjoy your car more now, and get more money back when you sell or trade it in. The difference between a poorly maintained car and a well-maintained car can amount to more than a thousand dollars in resale value. Th...
Written on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 by
Check the Tires on Your Vehicle this Spring
As spring arrives, there are a few things you should check on your vehicle. This is a good time to get your vehicle back into shape after a tough season facing frigid temperatures, snow, ice, and now potholes. There are some spring car tire tips to get your vehicle ready for the upcoming road t...
Written on Friday, March 20, 2015 by
5 Parts to Clean on Your Vehicle
When you own a vehicle, it is important to keep it in the best condition possible. By doing this, you can help prolong the life of the vehicle and the parts. One way to do this is to bring the vehicle in for regular maintenance inspections. You will also help to improve the fuel mileage on t...
Written on Friday, March 13, 2015 by
Know how to Check the Air Pressure
Getting the air pressure checked in your tires is very important. Many would be surprised to know that many other things, aside from deflated tires, can result from your not having the correct air pressure. Having the proper air pressure in your tires is very important, so make sure that you routine...
Written on Monday, March 02, 2015 by
Check the Tires Properly
While it may seem like a mundane task, inflating tires is much more crucial to your car than you may think. This results in a safer and more economical experience on the road. Your vehicle's handling also will be greatly improved as the larger a tire's inflated footprint, the more responsive and com...
Written on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 by
Check the Tire Pressure in the Winter
You will always want your vehicle ready to drive. To help keep it this way, make sure to bring it in for regular maintenances. If you are unsure of the proper maintenance schedule, make sure to contact us. We can recommend when your vehicle should be brought in, and for what services. Keepin...
Written on Thursday, February 12, 2015 by
5 Tips to Keep Your Vehicle in Great Condition this Winter
It is important to keep your vehicle in the best condition possible. This will increase the longevity and reliability of it. By having the vehicle maintained, all the parts and components will work, as they need to. We will be able to check the tires, fluid levels, and battery for you. Having the oi...
Written on Thursday, January 29, 2015 by
5 Signs that the Transmission will Need an Inspection
In most cases, getting a transmission flush every thirty thousand miles, or every two years or so is sufficient. However, there may be times when you need to get a transmission flush sooner, in order to help protect the transmission of the vehicle. There are some common signs that you need to perfor...
Written on Thursday, January 22, 2015 by
3 Common Radiator Problems to Avoid
To help prevent radiator issues, make sure to go to proper regular maintenances of the vehicle. This is important because we can inspect the vehicle based on the maintenance schedule to help prolong the life of it. Wear and tear as well as old age will contribute greatly to the efficiency of yo...
Written on Thursday, January 15, 2015 by
5 Signs of Poor Tires
When inspecting your vehicle, make sure you are checking all the parts and components for it. This is important because if something is starting to wear out, it is beneficial to have the vehicle inspected as soon as possible. This will help you to save time, money, and stress in the long run...
Written on Friday, January 09, 2015 by
How to Winterize Your Vehicle Before the Snow
Before winter comes, now is an ideal time to inspect your vehicle and have it maintained properly. Without regular inspections of the vehicle between seasons, it could cause issues in the long run. Part of inspecting the vehicle includes the tires, windshield wipers, and the battery. These parts are...
Written on Monday, October 27, 2014 by
Interior Vehicle Items to Care For
When inspecting your vehicle, you may know to check the exterior parts of it. This includes the tires, brakes, and anything under the hood. Also remember to check the interior parts of your vehicle as well. This includes the windshield, floor, fuses, and even the dashboard. By inspecting the interna...
Written on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 by
Winterizing Your Vehicle
Now is the time to get your vehicle ready for winter. By winterizing your vehicle now, you can help prevent issues in the future when it may be an emergency. If you are not sure what steps to follow to get your vehicle ready, make sure you bring it in so we can inspect and help winterize your vehicl...
Remember to Inspect the Headlights and Taillights on the Vehicle
Part of safe driving includes Staying safe at night whenever you are driving involves making sure that your car can be seen as well as making sure that you can see where you are driving. This is why it is important that you have the ability to have the best headlights and taillights possible in your...
5 Maintenance Items that are commonly overlooked
The most important thing you can do to help the vehicle last as long as possible is to go to regular maintenances. This can help to identify parts that have become worn or damaged. If a part needs to be repaired or replaced, this can be done in a timely manner. Between visits, make sure to notice an...
What to look for when you inspect the Tires of the vehicle
The tires of the vehicle should be inspected on a regular basis. This can help to ensure they are reliable when you drive the vehicle. It is important to maintain the proper air pressure so that they can rotate efficiently. There are also some other areas to inspect on the tires to ensure they are a...
3 Benefits of Maintenance
Having the vehicle brought in for regular maintenances is important. This can help to determine if a part is starting to wear and needs to be replaced. When we inspect the vehicle, we can alert you to any problems or issues that we might find. Having a problem fixed at the first sign can help save t...
Written on Monday, September 22, 2014 by
Antifreeze is Beneficial for your Vehicle
When inspecting your vehicle, it is important to check the fluids in it. One of the fluids to inspect is the antifreeze. Inspect the fluid levels on a regular basis can help prevent further issues and damage being done to your vehicle. Antifreeze is one thing about your vehicle that you might have n...
Written on Monday, September 15, 2014 by
5 Things for Fall Maintenance
Having a thorough inspection done on your vehicle during the fall is important to keep the vehicle operating properly in the winter. Besides a fall maintenance inspection, make sure to go to regularly schedule appointments. If you are not sure how often to come in for make sure to contact us and we ...
Written on Monday, September 08, 2014 by
Be aware of Issues with your Vehicle
There are certain devices built in to a vehicle in order to monitor the fluids, the capacity of the engine and how to check when those things are not running correctly. Since so many vehicles are electronic in nature, there are computers that literally run a lot of functions within it. Since there a...
Written on Monday, September 01, 2014 by
Reasons Why the Check Engine Light Is On
To help keep your vehicle in good condition, make sure to go to regular maintenances. Between visits, it is always best to be as prepared as possible for any issue that might occur. One thing you might encounter at one point or another is the check engine light illuminating. The light is supposed to...
Written on Monday, August 25, 2014 by
How to tell when a Wheel Alignment is needed
To help keep your vehicle operating in the best condition possible, make sure the tires are inspected on a regular basis. It is also important to have the wheels aligned. Uneven tire wear is a prime indicator that your car is likely out of alignment. Usually, more wear will be on the outside of some...
Why Topping Off the Fluids is Important
In order to have the vehicle operate properly, there are certain fluids that are needed. Inspecting the fluids is important to improve the live of your vehicle. Fluid checks are very important to the longevity of your vehicle. If you are not sure how to check the fluids in your vehicle, make sure to...
Written on Monday, August 18, 2014 by
Noticing signs of an Electrical issue in your vehicle
There are several systems that make up your vehicle. One of the systems is the electrical system. This is made up of several complex parts. Not only does it help control the electrical components in the vehicle, like the radio and GPS, but it also controls parts that are under the hood. The battery ...
Make Summer Maintenances a Priority
In order to keep your vehicle in the best condition possible, regular inspections are important. This can help to determine if any issues or problems have started to form. If there is something that is starting to wear, we can bring it to your attention and advise you on the correct way to have it r...
Written on Monday, August 11, 2014 by
Prepare your Vehicle for your Summer vacation
Before taking off on vacation, make sure to perform an inspection for your vehicle. You can also bring the vehicle in and we can inspect it for you. We can notice any parts or components that might have an issue starting to form. We can bring this to your attention and advise you on the options you ...
Why Vehicle Repairs and Maintenances are Needed
Your vehicle is an important investment that you will make. It is then recommended that you keep the vehicle maintained, as you need to. This can help keep your vehicle lasting as long as it should, with safety and reliability in mind. If you notice anything that might be out of the norm with the ve...
Written on Monday, August 04, 2014 by
Special Tips to Follow to have the Vehicle last
Since owning a vehicle will be one of the most important investments you make, it is vital to keep the vehicle in the best condition possible. Part of this includes making sure that it comes in for regular maintenances. The manufacturer based on the make and model of your vehicle determines this. We...
Written on Monday, July 14, 2014 by
Why the Radiator is important for your vehicle
A radiator is a type of heat exchanger. It is designed to transfer heat from the hot coolant that flows through it to the air blown through it by the fan. In most cars, there is one radiator, which is located at the front of the vehicle. To help keep your vehicle in the best cond...
Written on Monday, July 07, 2014 by
Windshield Protection and Maintenance
Keeping the windshield in the best condition possible is important. It is the part that will help you to notice other objects and drivers that are around you. The windshield will help to keep you and your passengers safe when traveling. Keeping the windshield clean and clear can help provide you wit...
Summer Tips for good Vehicle Maintenance
Before traveling this summer, make sure that the vehicle is in the best condition possible. It does not matter if you use the vehicle for daily commutes or if you are traveling on vacation, regular maintenances are important. This can help prevent the chance of an unexpected breakdown when you least...
Written on Monday, June 23, 2014 by
Enjoying Better Safety with the Right Services
Whenever you are driving your vehicle, there are certain things that you will need so that you will be able to enjoy better safety. There are other checks that can be performed in order to make sure that you are getting everything that you need in order to have a safe vehicle. The best way to keep t...
Written on Monday, June 16, 2014 by
How to maintain the Brake System
The brake system is an important part of the vehicle. Not only does it help with the safety for you, but also the safety of those around you. The brake system is made up of complex hydraulics. These parts will need to be replaced on a regular basis because of the braking that is done. One way to not...
Written on Thursday, May 29, 2014 by
Make sure to check the Windshield this Spring
When inspecting the vehicle this spring, make sure to check the entire vehicle. This even includes the windshield. The windshield is important because it helps to allow you to have the best visibility possible when you drive. If the windshield has a crack or divot, it could impair your visibility as...
Written on Friday, May 16, 2014 by
How to help save money on Fuel
Changing just a few of your driving habits can help reduce the chance of spending money on fuel. Since fuel is necessary in order for your vehicle to run, it makes sense to try and save as much money as you can each time you fill up at the pumps. It is also important to make sure you have enough fue...
Written on Monday, May 12, 2014 by
Regular Maintenance is Important for the Safety of the Vehicle
Owning a vehicle is one of the largest investments you will make. It is important to keep this investment in the best condition possible. Going to regular maintenances can help to ensure the vehicle is always working the best that it can. We can inspect the vehicle over for how the parts and compone...
Written on Tuesday, May 06, 2014 by
Why the Tires are an important part of the vehicle
The tires are an important part of the vehicle. This is because they are the only part that provides direct contact between the vehicle and the surface of the road. This can help for handling and stability of the vehicle. With good quality tires, the vehicle can help to improve the safety for you an...
Written on Monday, May 05, 2014 by
Why Topping off the Fluids is important
There are several different types of fluids in the vehicle. These all work with one another to keep the vehicle operating as it should. The fluids can also help parts of the vehicle work properly. It is important to keep an eye on the fluids in the vehicle. Make sure that each one is to the level in...
Written on Friday, April 18, 2014 by
Why the Brakes might be Squealing
If you notice any noises the brakes might make when you drive, it could be a sign of a serious issue. It is always recommended to bring the vehicle in as soon as you notice any noises or strange things with the brakes. If the brakes start squealing more frequently, it could indicate a few issues of ...
Written on Monday, April 14, 2014 by
Regular Maintenance is important for your Vehicle
Having the vehicle regularly maintained is important for the efficiency and effectiveness of it. Parts and components will be inspected based on the recommend schedule interval of them. This can also help other parts of the vehicle from prematurely wearing out. Having the vehicle in for an inspectio...
Written on Thursday, March 27, 2014 by
Why you should inspect the Brake Pads and Brake Rotors of the vehicle
It is essential to make sure the brake system on the vehicle is inspected regularly. This can help to provide you with a safe and reliable vehicle when you drive. If the brakes are not maintained properly, other issues could start to form. If the brakes are staring to wear, chances are that the brak...
Written on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 by
Signs that there could be an Issue with the Battery
The battery is an essential part for the proper operation of your vehicle. The battery can have a few reasons why the vehicle may stall or fail at starting. One of the biggest factors in determining if the battery will work, is what temperate the battery is exposed to. If the terminals of the vehicl...
Written on Thursday, March 06, 2014 by
3 Tire Mistakes To Avoid Making
In order to help keep your vehicle working the best it can, part of doing so is to go to regular maintenances. It is also important to know what mistakes to avoid making when it comes to the tires of the vehicle. One of the most important things to do is to make sure to check the air pressure in the...
Written on Monday, February 17, 2014 by
What Warning Lights could indicate for your Vehicle
Maintaining your vehicle is very important. This can help to ensure you have the safest and most reliable ride possible when you drive. By going to regular scheduled maintenances, we can help to inspect the vehicle over. If any parts or components have been wearing, we can make sure to have them rep...
Written on Monday, February 10, 2014 by
Make sure to Properly Maintain your vehicle
The most important thing you can do for your vehicle is to keep it properly maintained. Make sure to bring the vehicle in for regularly scheduled maintenances. We can help to inspect the vehicle over to ensure it is in the best operating condition possible. If there are parts that have been worn or ...
Written on Friday, February 07, 2014 by
Signs that the Alternator is having Issues
The alternator of a vehicle is an important part of the mechanical system. The alternator is responsible for charging the battery when the vehicle is being driven. Having an efficient alternator can help to ensure that when the engine is turned off, the battery will be fully charged. This will then ...
Written on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 by
4 Signs that the Windshield Wipers should be replaced
The windshield wipers are an important part of your vehicle. They help to clear away any precipitation or debris that might form on the windshield. If you notice any signs or issues that the wipers are not fully cleaning off the windshield, make sure to bring your vehicle in as soon as you can. We c...
Written on Monday, January 20, 2014 by
Ways to Drive Safe in the winter
As you drive this winter, make sure you aware of the roads you are driving on. It is always recommended to use your best judgment while driving. Be aware of those around you so can help to increase the safety of you and others. It is recommended to bring your vehicle in for regular maintenances. Thi...
Written on Monday, January 13, 2014 by
Having the brakes inspected on your vehicle
Before hitting the road, make sure to have your vehicle in for a maintenance inspection. We can inspect it for any issues or worries you bring to our attention. This way we can help to provide a safe and reliable vehicle for you and your passengers. Part of inspecting the vehicle should include the ...
Written on Wednesday, January 08, 2014 by
Automotive Procare Launches New Website
Located at 457 16th Ave. NW in Rochester, MN, Automotive Procare services the automotive repair, tire, and wheel needs of those in Rochester, MN, Byron, MN, Eyota, MN, and other surrounding areas. Through the years, our dedication to honesty and quality service has helped us maintain a loyal base of...
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