What are the problems with over-inflated tires?

If your tires are not correctly inflated, then serious problems can arise. An over-inflated tire is stiffer and more rigid than it should be. The amount of rubber which comes into contact with the road surface is reduced. This lessens your level of control over your vehicle, and tires are more likely to be damaged…

What is ASE certified?

This is a question that’s occasionally asked when ASE certified technicians are mentioned. ASE is the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence. It’s a non-profit, and in a couple of years, will be getting ready to celebrate its half-century. It works tirelessly to test and certify automotive professionals, thus helping to improve the standards of…

Is your A/C not blowing cold air?

It’s the summertime and there’s nothing worse than getting in your car, only to find out your A/C isn’t cooling your car properly. One of the main reasons for this issue is your system having a slow leak. This happens when the o-rings, which seal the components, start to become worn out, which allows for…

Why Is Your Brake Light On?

If your brake light is on, you should take it fairly seriously and see about taking it into a technician. Getting a good brake service can literally save your life. One of the most common reasons is low brake fluid. There is a sensor in the brake master cylinder that sends a signal to your…

Why are oil changes so vital?

Everyone knows that their vehicle needs to be serviced often to keep it in excellent shape, but did you know that oil changes are just as crucial to the overall condition throughout a vehicle’s lifetime? Not only does oil lubricate the moving parts inside your engine, but it helps to keep the engine’s components cooler,…

How to Find The Right Auto Repair Shop For Your Vehicle

Finding the right auto repair shop for your vehicle can be a stressful affair. Here are the tips to look for. Find a shop for your brand of car Choose repair shops that specialize in all types of vehicles. They tend to have the latest training and modern equipment for fixing yours. Ask your family…

What Does the TPMS Light Mean On My Dashboard?

The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) is an electronic system that helps in observing the air pressure inside a vehicle’s tires using sensors. If the air pressure is too low or too high in any of the tires, it should automatically send warnings to the driver by illuminating the TPMS light on the dashboard, thereby…

Springtime maintenance for your vehicle

After a frigid winter, make sure your car is ready for springtime drives with this quick auto repair checklist! Oil Change and Brakes: You should change your oil regularly, but especially after a long winter. Do the same for your filter, brakes and brake fluid as well so your car is healthy and can run…

The Basics of Replacing a Clutch

This week at Bowers Automotive of Colorado Springs, we want to talk about the basics of replacing a clutch. Understanding the basic inner workings of your vehicle and getting it to an automotive professional on time can make a huge difference in the cost and simplicity of a repair job. A failing clutch is a…
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