When the holiday season becomes tiring

During the holiday season, even in this strange year, you may be out-and-about on a regular basis. With weather conditions not always the best, it’s important to take good care of your tires. With so much to do, when things do go wrong, you’ll want the problem sorted swiftly. Luckily, our Bowers Automotive team can…

Question: What is the benefit of winter tires?

Bowers Automotive Answer: This is a really good question. Most new vehicles in Colorado Springs come with all-season tires that work pretty well in the winter conditions drivers many encounter. First, let’s talk about the things that dedicated winter tires do really well, touch on all-seasons and then you should have some information to help…

An exhausting season

So, Thanksgiving is fast approaching, soon to be followed by Christmas and New Year. After all the festivities, how many of us feel quite exhausted by the efforts we’ve made? Well, at this time of year, you often ask quite a lot of your car. This can include the extremely hard-working exhaust system; so, it’s…

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…
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