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3 Signs You May Need To Have Your Transmission Fluid Flushed

3 Signs You May Need To Have Your Transmission Fluid Flushed

The transmission is one important part of your vehicle. You’ll want it functioning properly at all times. Pro Automotive, your transmission service in Dudley, MA knows that any issue will need to be addressed. If your transmission is experiencing some of the following signs below, it may be time to flush the fluid. If you need it done, our certified ASE mechanics in Webster,MA will make sure to get it done for you. Here’s what you need to look out for: Gears are Hard to Shift If you have a manual or automatic transmission, you’ll want to make sure the gears are normal. Any signs that they are hard to shift, you know that the fluid may not be functioning properly. For this reason, you’ll want to drain the fluid and have it replaced immediately. You could be driving down the road somewhere in Oxford, MA on the way to work or someplace else. It will be a nightmare to shift your gears and you’ll want to get it into an auto shop as soon as po ... read more

What To Do If Your Check Engine Light Comes On

What To Do If Your Check Engine Light Comes On

If you need help with your car’s regular maintenance or you have a check engine light that has come on and you don’t know why… we can help! We work on Nissan, Toyota, Honda, Lexus, Chevy, Ford, Acura, and more! We know that you are busy and don’t have time to be without your vehicle for days at a time. This is why we provide same-day services and offer loaner cars for your needs while your car is being worked on. You can also count on us for a ride to work or back home until your car is ready to be picked up! We take the guesswork out of oil changes, tire rotations, alignments, repairs, and diagnostics. You can count on us for quality services done by ASE-Certified technicians as well as caring service that is done with a smile. Come visit us in the Dudley, Webster, Oxford, Charlton, Southbridge, and North Oxford areas to get all of your car care needs handled with ease! Check Engine Light There is probably no more mysterious indicator on a ... read more

Why You Should Change Your Oil Before The Holidays

Why You Should Change Your Oil Before The Holidays

The holidays are fast approaching. The weather is getting colder and more people will be traveling on the roads. If you are heading to see family in Dudley, MA or elsewhere, your oil may need to be changed before the big trip. In fact, it may be vital to get one done before some major issues creep up on you. And no one wants to deal with car issues especially when it’s the holidays. Pro Automotive is your auto mechanic near Oxford, MA that wants you to have safe travels during the holidays. We are happy to share with you some of our tips on why getting an oil change is important before the holidays. Let’s dive right in: Oil changes are a regular thing On average, you will need to change your oil every 5,000 to 7,500 miles, though this can vary depending on what kind of oil is used. Regardless, Pro Automotive has ASE Certified Technicians in two locations that will help you get it done. Your oil will be changed on the same day with the high-quality, loc ... read more

Tips For Tire Pressure

Tips For Tire Pressure

If there is one thing we tend to overlook at times, it’s the tire pressure in our vehicles. Pro Automotive, your auto mechanic in Dudley, MA is providing you with some of the best tips below to ensure that your tire pressure is maintained regularly. Without good tire pressure, it can have an effect on your vehicle performance. So it’s important to follow these tips below so you can stay on top of your tires and know when they need to be inflated, rotated, or even changed. Let’s dive right in: Keep your tires inflated at 32 PSI On average, most vehicles should have their tires inflated to 32 PSI. Bigger vehicles will need a higher PSI, however. Either way, making sure your tires don’t over inflate or underinflate is key. If your tires are over or underinflated, it can affect the fuel economy and could mean more trips to the pump. That also means more money out of your pocket. Save yourself the money and make sure that your tir ... read more

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

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