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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

The 4 Signs Your Vehicle’s AC Needs Some Attention

The 4 Signs Your Vehicle’s AC Needs Some Attention

The 4 Signs Your Vehicle’s AC Needs Some Attention While it may not be hot quite yet, summer is quickly approaching. Here at Pro Automotive, we can fix the AC in any vehicle in the Webster, MA area. We are ASE certified auto technicians, and our mechanics can get you fixed up quickly.   However, we understand that our customers are busy. Sometimes, it’s easier to ignore the looming summer months and opt to avoid having your A/C repaired, especially when money is tight. However, you don’t want to be stuck in a sweaty and sticky situation if you can avoid it.   Here are the 4 signs that your AC is in need of some attention ASAP. If any of these apply to your car, make sure you come to our shop in Dudley, MA today.   #1 - The Vents Blow Hot Air It may sound like a no-brainer, but if your vents are blowing hot air, you need some auto repair as soon as possible. The usual cause of this issue is leaking refrigerant.    However, what you mi ... read more

Don’t Skip These Money-Saving Car Tips in the New Year

Don’t Skip These Money-Saving Car Tips in the New Year

Don’t Skip These Money-Saving Car Tips in the New Year   The new year is a great time to set new goals and make changes in our lives. As we look ahead, many of us strive to find ways that we can save money throughout the year.   Did you know that one of the best ways that you can save money in the new year is to make smart decisions on your car?    Pro Automotive in Dudley and Webster, MA, knows how essential preventative maintenance is when you are trying to save money. Because we want you to be able to make informed choices when taking care of one of your most significant investments, we put together a few money-saving tips to guide you:   Don’t skip oil changes- Oil changes keep the internal parts of your engine lubricated, so when you skip them, these parts aren’t able to function correctly. Metal will grind against metal, and it will begin to overheat. To prevent a hugely expensive engine replacement, you should schedule regular o ... read more

Fall Car Care Tips to Get Your Vehicle Winter-Ready

Fall Car Care Tips to Get Your Vehicle Winter-Ready

We’ve left summer behind, and winter is fast approaching in the Dudley and Webster areas! Our days will start to shorten, and cold weather will arrive before we know it! Fall is that sweet spot between the two seasons- temperatures are relatively mild, and there are lots of fun activities to enjoy with friends and family. It is also one of the best times to give your car some love and get it ready for winter! Read on to learn some helpful ways you can care for your car this season.   Inspect the Engine Hoses and Belts Hoses carry all of the fluids your engine needs, so you don’t want them to be broken or leaking. Check if there are any holes or loose clamps to be seen. You can squeeze them to check for leaks and to see how they feel. If there are any that are brittle or extremely spongy, you will want to get them replaced.    Engine belts are necessary for your engine to be able to run, so if you have a belt break, your car will be stuck! Look at the und ... read more

😎7 Tips For A Fun Summer Road Trip!

😎7 Tips For A Fun Summer Road Trip!

If you're planning on heading out of the Dudley or Webser area and taking a road trip at any point this summer, definitely read this short list of tips. It's not just your "cliche list" - we've compiled some fun, unique ideas to help make it great!   1. Create special games and new traditions – You’ll have plenty of time for conversations, sight-seeing, and singing at the top of your voice. Add some extra fun by making up silly games, traditions, or “rules”. For example, every time you cross into a new state, look up what the state flower, song, and motto are. Or every time you pass a cow pasture, the first person to roll down the window and say “MOOO!” gets a point, etc. Get crazy and have fun!   2. Create a special playlist – Make a special playlist for your trip, and listen to it over and over along the way. Whenever you hear one of the songs from that playl ... read more

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