On the sign in front of ProTech Automotive you will find an inspirational quote.
Complete Car Care You Can Trust!



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Monday - Friday:7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday:8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Conveniently located 1 block east of Cedar Ave on 160th Street in Lakeville.

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Mission Statement

Our Mission is
to provide a relationship of trust, integrity and philanthropy to our clients, staff and community.
Mission defined
Assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something.
Steadfast adherence to a strict moral or ethical code.
The effort or inclination to increase the well-being of humankind, as by charitable aid or donations.


Tim Murphy

The Owner, Tim Murphy... A self-described "auto nut', it seems Tim Murphy, owner of Murphy Automotive was born with motor oil in his veins. A Minnesota native, Tim's early years were influenced by his father's ownership and involvement with the automotive wholesale parts business.

While a student at Roosevelt High School, shop classes developed Tim's hands-on repair skills and Normandale Community College provided business management training.

At age 20, working as a technician, then as manager of the Franklin & Nicollet 76 service station, Tim's automotive future was determined. With his father's support as co-signer, Tim became a lease/dealer and opened his first Mobil service station at 46th & Nicollet.

In the the next 30+ years his business expanded to include two Grandview Tire & Auto's, Edina Tire & Auto and ProTech Automotive.

Over the years Tim became an active leader in the service station community. This involvement led to a term as president of the 1,000 member Minnesota Service Station Association. Now known as MSSCSA.

Tim envisioned a premier 'full service' automotive repair facility with staff and equipment superior to any car dealership. Tim made his vision a reality.  The culmination of one man's ongoing commitment to total car care and quality customer service.  This is how ProTech Automotive, both Grandview Tire & Auto's and Edina Tire & Auto came to be.


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Every time I come here people are so nice, welcoming and kind! You're hard workers and I always leave feeling blessed! Keep up the hard work. God bless you all and your business!
-Happy Customer

Hi, I brought my car in on Saturday to have it looked at. I suspected there was a leaking valve cover gasket or something because it smelled like burning oil. It has a lot of miles on it, so I was pretty terrified that it was going to need much more work than I could afford. As it turns out the car isn't worth fixing because the frame underneath the engine is rusting out. I'm not sure who the technician was that looked at it, but I have to say I really appreciated that he was honest with me and didn't recommend a bunch of costly repairs for a car that has larger problems that will cost more than its value. It is scary to bring your car in and I was very impressed with his honesty, even though it was bad news. You definitely earned my trust. Thanks!
-Lisa Dargis

I wrote a story about a car I have used for 22 years. You have serviced it for over 10 years. Had some fun and used your names. Thought you would enjoy reading it.

Grief-stricken, the famous vigilante lawman walked down the dusty dirt road with his old friend Nick from the neighboring town. Nick had become a trusted friend whom the Lone Ranger had come to respect greatly over the years of his long association with the good doctor. You see, Nick was one of the chief veterinarians in nearby Lakeville, and the Lone Ranger would trust no other doctor with his pride and joy, the mighty horse Silver LS400.

"Are you sure about this, Nick?" asked the Ranger, a tear forming in each of his piercing blue eyes.

"Nothin' ya c'n do when the knee goes out on the right flank, sir," answered Nick. "Y'all goin' ta have ta put 'im down. We seen it all the time at the Pro-Tech clinic. Thim danged Minnesota winters. Horse swims in salt water 4 months of the year. Eats the flesh raht off'n 'is bones. Why, it ain't worth the cost of re-shoein' 'im. Just a waste of good shoes. "Spechlly hard to watch when it's th' Toyota breed..."

Nick's assessment cut the Lone Ranger to the heart. It was true. The proud Toyota breed rarely died from lack of heart or diminishing transmission strength. No, it was exposure to steel's nemesis, road salt, that killed the 22-year old silver stallion from the outside. The stallion would have to go down, but it would go with unbowed head and stout heart, fiery and proud to its last breath. The Loan Ranger looked down at the Pro-Tech diagnostic sheet one last time, reading the words slowly. "Right Rear Cradle Mount is rusted significantly."

"Good bye old friend," he said. "You were the best ride a Chicago cowboy could ever have". Wes stroked his 1990 Silver Lexus slowly. The LS400 purred a response in deep, smooth whispers from its massive engine. "Let's go home, fella." For one last, defiant moment, the Lone Ranger cried, "Hi-ho Silver, Away!" And the two of them rode quietly out of Lakeville, heedless of the horse's fate.
Silver lived on for nearly another year, surmounting every obstacle in his path. He never acknowledged the weakness of his body, so attuned was his heart to move his master through the world. The Lone Ranger knew but could not bear to accept that Silver's adventures could not go on forever, no matter how indomitable his spirit stood. So the two moved together across the Minnesota landscape, in a vain attempt to deny the inevitable.

One day, Silver's cooling fan bearing failed, making his powerful, supple movements through traffic a cacophonous risk to himself and to the Masked Rider's safety. Despairingly, the Ranger commanded him to return to the Pro-Tech clinic. Silver was taken to the back room while the Ranger waited. Brow furrowed as Nick's partner Mike entered the room, his throat tightened as Mike's face revealed that Silver would not live to see another day. In low, determined tones, Mike spoke.

Sir, Silver's got hissef a siryes problum. His heart goan to fall plum out his chest any day now, like to kill hisself an' yew. He's ole, pardner, and everything 'bout 'im like to fail now.

But not his heart, Mike, interrupted the Ranger, not his heart. Silver's dedicated, thoroughbred heart had never failed him, and it never would.

Well yessir, but jes' the same, we jes' ain' gon' fix 'im no more, even if we could. Nossir. I'm werried 'bout YEW now. His time is past, but YORS ain't.

The Ranger resigned himself to the undeniable truth of his words. Finally the Ranger said, Thank you doctor, and he slowly turned and trudged out of the Pro-Tech clinic door with Silver's keys. Come on boy, let's go back to the stable one last time, he said as tears again formed in his piercing blue eyes.

The next day, at the Ranger's bidding, Silver obediently drove to Undertaker Tom's place of business, his fan motor clattering wildly. Tom gently and solemnly took Silver's keys and bid the Ranger a somber good day. The Lone Ranger sadly climbed on his small, humble pony (RAV4), and rode disconsolately into the sunset.

Silver had dared much and suffered much, but for 22 years and 236,00 miles, his heart beat smoothly, powerfully, quietly and unequivocally for his master's will to the end. The Ranger's foot would never command a truer heart or sturdier limbs, unless perhaps they should meet again on the golden roads of Heaven.
- Wes Johnson

At 7:45 pm last night, we noticed the brake light was out on my car. We called your place (it is where we bring our cars for oil changes) and asked if it was too late to bring it in to get fixed. Jeff said no, bring it on in. We arrived 4 minutes later. The 2 men working assumed I wanted an oil change but luckily I stopped him and said no, I would come back Saturday for that and I just needed to get my brake light changed. John was the one man's name, but I don't remember the one that actually changed the buld. They changed the bulb and said there was no charge. That is amazing! Now a days, companies charge for EVERYTHING! We already bring our 3 cars there, but we will tell everyone what great service we receive from your place. Be sure to thank John and the other man's name for us!
- Julie Meyer

Thank you for all your services that you have done for me on my car. I appreciate them very much. The timely service, the friendly smiles and you remember who I am even though I moved away.... I will be back to Minnesota once in awhile and might need your services, be it oil changes or other needs. So I say thank you again and will never forget your business.
- William True

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