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Buying a used vehicle

Used vehicles are certainly an economical choice for budget-conscious Norwood drivers. But how can we know we're getting a good used vehicle and not just inheriting someone else's problems?There are good used vehicles for sale in the Norwood area. Vehicles are sold when families upsize, when ...
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Do you need your vehicle’s alignment checked?

When properly aligned, all of your wheels are pointed in the same direction. Your vehicle will track true and handle the way it is designed. Norwood drivers often associate our wheels being “knocked” out of alignment with an event like an accident, hitting a pothole, curb or some other object.Wh ...
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Information about your serpentine belt

The serpentine belt tensioner applies pressure to the serpentine belt, maintaining optimal tension to drive the accessories like the alternator and A/C compressor. At Pro Auto & Transmission Repair we know that the service life of the belt tensioner is the same as the belt itself, so they should ...
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Your vehicle maintenance schedule

If you're reading this article in Norwood, Minnesota, then you probably care about your car and how it runs. Even though you care, there is still that moment of dread when your professional service advisor at Pro Auto & Transmission Repair tells you the manufacturer recommends some additional ...
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Wheel Alignments

At Pro Auto & Transmission Repair, we occasionally see severe tire damage that could have been prevented with proper wheel alignment. During a Pro Auto & Transmission Repair alignment service, your vehicle is put on an alignment rack where the tires, steering and suspension ...
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Keep your engine happy!

If the fuel system in your vehicle is dirty, you will be hurting your engine and losing performance as you drive around Norwood, Minnesota.Unless they drive a vintage car, Norwood auto owners have fuel injectors which need to be properly maintained. That is why your vehicle owner's manual has ...
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PCV Valve

Hello Norwood, let's talk about your often-unnoticed but extremely  important PCV valve. The energy from exploding fuel is what powers your engine. But some of the vapors from the explosions escape into the lower part of the engine, called the crankcase. The crankcase is where your e ...
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Keys to a Long Lasting Vehicle

Norwood motorists live in a disposable society. Everything from elaborate packaging to our clothing. Even cell phones are disposable. When replacement is cheaper than repair, the term "built to last" goes by the wayside. An exception is our vehicles. They're still a very big investment and Norwood c ...
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Maintenance Free Myth

The Maintenance Free Myth

Sometimes we hear Norwood motorists say, "What's up with all this maintenance stuff? Modern cars just don't break down." While it is true that today's cars and trucks are extremely reliable, they are also becoming increasingly complicated and use more exotic materials than ever before. All th ...
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Today we’re going to be talking about serpentine belts for our Norwood, Minnesota customers. Let’s start by talking about the accessories that are driven by the serpentine belt. First is the alternator. That’s the important device that makes electricity to power the SUV and recharge the ...
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