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3 Simple ways of Performing Maintenance on Your Car

3 Simple ways of Performing Maintenance on Your Car

Most men, women, and some dogs have all had the same thought while at a mechanic’s shop. They all wonder if they could be doing what they are paying the mechanic to do. Well, in a lot of cases the answer is no. But there are enough cases where a layman can do it themselves that it is worth mentioning.   So, here are three forms of maintenance you can do on your car without paying a mechanic.       •    Inflate Your Tires This is a simple one, but it can save you from dealing with many problems in the future. It is always surprising just how many issues spring from under-inflated tires. Where you will usually find issues is when one of your tires is more worn out than the other. This can cause your axel to lose alignment, making your car veer.   That is a worst-case scenario, but it can be avoided by keeping your tires evenly inflated. Inflating your tires will also help with your gas mileage, which saves you money in a much m ... read more

How to Spot an Oil Leak Before it Happens

How to Spot an Oil Leak Before it Happens

  Oil is basically your car’s red blood cells. Without it, your car will not last long. In fact, without it, your car will not run at all, it will just grind itself to a halt within moments. You probably want to get an oil change before that happens, but the thing about oil changes is they only work when your oil is there in the first place.   Sometimes the oil does not have the good sense and decency to stay there and rot like normal. Sometimes it gets so ambitious and adventurous that it makes a daring escape out of the circulatory system of your car in the form of an oil leak. You will want to spot these soon, as they can only get worse.   So, here are a few ways to spot an oil leak before it becomes an even bigger problem.     •    Brown or Black Puddles Under Your Car Now, do not get confused: You will likely have liquids leak from your car every so often. The most common is water leaking from the tailpipe, which is real ... read more

How to Know When it is Time to Have Your Brakes Checked

How to Know When it is Time to Have Your Brakes Checked

You do not care about your brakes. This is just a fact of life—your brakes are not your kids, your spouse, or your dog. Those are what you really care about. The only investment you have in your brakes is what they can do to protect your kids, your spouse, or your dog. Pro Automotive knows this and respects it.   And because we know this, we know that you do not want a college lecture on cars. You do not want to or need to know the intricacies and nuances. That is for your mechanic to know. What you want and need to know, in order to keep the people and animals you care about safe, is what you need to look for.   You need to know what the warning signs of faulty or failing brakes are. You need to know the broad strokes of what is happening so that you can take it in to get it fixed before it becomes a problem. That is what this brief guide sets out to do: Arm you with three things to watch out for that indicate your brakes have problems.     •&nbs ... read more

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Tires with Pro Automotive

Tires with Pro Automotive

We can state the importance of tires simply: Your vehicle cannot go very well without them. Tires are your connection to the road. Tires can have issues that are often simply from wearing out. Here at Pro Automotive, we can help both educate you on what to look for with wearing tires and troubleshoot your tire issues, including repairing or replacing them. We have two locations for your convenience in Dudley, MA and Webster, MA.  Routine Maintenance Before we talk about how you can tell your tires are having a problem, let’s talk about routine maintenance. Regular car maintenance includes oil changes, tire rotations, brakes, filter changes, and more. We offer same day service, so many of the services we include can be done quickly. Our ASE Certified Technicians have the knowledge to tell you of potential upcoming issues and offer a keen eye for inspections.    Issues with tires Starting and Stopping Poor tires can make taking off and stopping difficult ... read more

Pro Automotive’s Tire Rotations

Pro Automotive’s Tire Rotations

Your vehicle has a variety of small needs on a regular basis. Unless your car is electric, you’ll need oil changes. While you are doing your oil change at Pro Automotive, you should rotate your tires too.  Pro Automotive offers two locations, one in Dudley and one in Webster, both of which provide top notch support for the community’s vehicle needs. The owner, Jason Rousseau is a family man who is married with two kids, and he knows how to take care of your vehicle to keep your family safe, too. What is a Tire Rotation? Believe it or not, tire rotations don’t involve rotating your tires in place to “balance them.” Having your tires rotated literally means swapping the positions of your tires to better balance out out their wear and tear. All vehicles, front wheel, rear wheel, and all wheel drive, have some need to move tires around after a period of miles in order to ensure they are wearing evenly. The ASE Certified Technicians at P ... read more

Why Winter Tires are a Good idea?

Why Winter Tires are a Good idea?

Winter in New England is around the corner. That means it’s time to get your winter tires installed. They are a good idea to have on your vehicle (and we’ll unveil three reasons why that is). When it comes to what Old Man Winter can dish out, it can be a real mess out on the roads. Especially after a snowstorm hits the Dudley, MA area. Pro Automotive knows that your car needs to be winter ready before the season begins. We have two locations in Dudley, MA and Webster, MA. Both offer you the same friendly, top of the line service that no other auto body shop delivers. With that in mind, here are the three reasons why you should put your winter tires on as soon as the time comes: 1. It’s highly suggested While it’s not required by law in Massachusetts to have snow tires installed during the winter, it’s highly recommended that you do anyways. That’s because you don’t want to be the one causing a collision. With all the slippi ... read more

What is ‘Question 1 - the Right to Repair’ about? Is it good?

What is ‘Question 1 - the Right to Repair’ about? Is it good?

Answers About Question 1: Right to Repair   We’ve been getting a lot of questions like this, “What is ‘Question 1 - the Right to Repair’ about? Is it good?”    If you’re wondering this too - here is why we are AGAINST question 1 and why we will vote NO to question 1:   Voting NO helps protect you and our community.   Basically, question 1 amends the Right to Repair Law that is already in place and requires manufacturers to install a standardized open data platform which would allow people/companies to get diagnostic data from your car wirelessly.    Question 1 would give anyone (even untrained/unlicensed mechanics and parts store cashiers) access to your vehicle’s data from anywhere at any time. No thank you!   Along with diagnostic data there is what we call bi-directional controls, to better explain we can actually control certain actuators and devices in th ... read more

4 Car Leaks You Need To Know About (And What You Need To Do)

If you are dealing with car leaks, then you might have a serious problem on your hands. Not to mention, there are different types of leaks that may come from your vehicle. Each of them involves fluids of a different color. Pro Automotive is your auto repair service in Dudley, MA. We also offer auto repair in our Webster, MA location. No matter where you are, car leaks happen all the time. We’ll show you four different areas of your vehicle where leakage can likely happen.   Keep a close eye on the following areas regularly so you can catch leaks before they start: 1.Transmission/Power Steering If you see a reddish substance leaking from your vehicle, it could mean that you are losing transmission fluid (or even power steering fluid). This could be due to a faulty transmission or a hole somewhere within the return line that is part of the power steering. Your mechanic located near Oxford, MA will be able to do a transmission evaluation to help seal off any future leaks s ... read more

What’s Wrong With The AC: 3 Possible Issues To Know About

What’s Wrong With The AC: 3 Possible Issues To Know About

What’s Wrong With The AC: 3 Possible Issues To Know About   Everybody knows that New England summers can get ridiculously hot. The high temperatures ranging from the 80s and 90s are common. Sometimes, they can reach a heat index of the triple digits due to the humidity.   There is one thing that your vehicle will need to run this time of year. It’s your air conditioner. However, you’ll want to be aware of any potential problems that it might face.    Pro Automotive offers AC checks in Webster, MA and Dudley, MA. We also service customers in nearby Oxford, MA. We want to make sure that you stay cool in your vehicle, whether you’re on the move or stuck in traffic this summer.    Now, let’s look at 3 possible issues that you must be aware of about your vehicle’s air conditioning unit:   1. Clogging issues Let’s say the AC unit doesn’t work at all. It’s not blowing cool air, nor is the heater ab ... read more

Warning Signs For Brakes

Warning Signs For Brakes

Pro Automotive – Warning Signs For Brakes One of the more important things you can do to keep you and everyone around you on the road safe is to pay attention to your brakes. How they feel and how they affect your car when you use them can help you to determine if there are issues with them. You must know what to look for so you can have any problems that arise with your vehicle taken care of immediately. Fortunately, if you think there might be a problem, then you can bring your vehicle to us at Pro Automotive in Webster & Dudley, MA to have it looked at and have any issues taken care of. We have customers from Dudley, Webster, and even Oxford, MA and we provide many services to ensure that working with us is as convenient as possible.  No matter what, you won’t have to worry about transportation while we are working on your car, and we are very reasonable about paying the bill after the job is done. We even provide a standard warranty on our work because we ar ... read more

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