Yearly Archives: 2021

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

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