Is your car winterized?

Winterizing your car is not just about preparing for the Colorado winter. It is protecting your investment. With the right care and maintenance, your automobile can make it through winter and serve you for the rest of the year. And that begins with: Checking engine oil Many people erroneously assume that oil changes are only…

Are you ready for an in-vehicle winter?

We know how freezing cold our Colorado winters can be. This makes it even more vital, for those times when you have to be on the road, whether in your car, truck or SUV, that your air conditioning and heating system is functioning at its best. If it suddenly fails, especially when you are far…

A winter brake!

Of course, having effectively-functioning brakes is important at any time of year. Yet as fall subsides into winter, and driving conditions become ever more challenging, then it’s just so vital for your brakes to be in the best working order. This includes all elements of the braking system, from master cylinders to sound hoses, wearing…

Automotive red flags that require immediate attention

Drivers often ignore early signs of vehicle problems. Although their reasons vary by person, most people commonly fail to act quickly enough because: They think they’re imagining the warning sign. They don’t feel they have the time to deal with the problem. They fear the cost associated with any repairs. Yet, when a driver waits…

The history of catalytic converters

While the first production catalytic converter was developed in the early 1970s at the Englehard Corporation in New Jersey, the actual history of the device stretches way back in time from then. Amazingly, the first prototypes were designed in France back in the late 1800s! Then, Eugene Houdry, after serving France during the First World…

Are your tires correctly aligned?

Making sure they are is one of those things that can so easily be overlooked. But there are key benefits to be gained… Your vehicle will be more fuel-efficient, not needing to work harder to get you where you want to be. The need for suspension and other repairs can be reduced; this is especially…

How do I find an oil change near me?

Increased exhaust fumes, plummeting oil levels, a shaky vehicle, and unusually loud engine noise are all telltale signs that your automobile needs an oil change. If you find yourself experiencing any of these issues or your check engine light refuses to go away, you should visit a mechanic as soon as possible to avoid engine…

Are your tires correctly inflated?

It’s important to check your tires on a regular basis, and yet it’s one that is so often inadvertently neglected. Under-inflated tires can lead to handling problems when on the road, such as under-steering, and make it more likely that your car will suffer a puncture. Over-inflated tires can lead to the structure of the…

Important reasons to have a blown fuse checked by a professional

Every driver eventually faces a moment when a part of their vehicle’s electrical system commonly associated with fuses stops working, such as interior lights, a turn signal or the radio. Typically, you can fix these problems quickly by replacing one or more blown fuses. That said, any fuse-related electrical incident can indicate a more serious…
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