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January 19, 2016

All About Vehicle Lighting

With winter in full swing, you need your headlights now more than ever. From longer nights to a higher frequency of stormy weather during the day, […]
January 27, 2016

Is it Really Necessary to Warm Up Your Car in Winter?

A rigorously held belief among many drivers is that warming up the car prevents damaging the engine in cold weather. While you want to avoid over-revving […]
March 2, 2016

Important Terminology Every Car Owner Should Know

If you have ever felt overwhelmed by automotive jargon when you take your car in for service, you’re not alone. It’s easy for mechanics to forget […]
March 9, 2016

Diagnosing Squeaks and Squeals While Turning

Coasting around corners in a finely tuned sports car or coupe is a thrilling experience, but it becomes a grating maintenance reminder if you hear unpleasant […]
April 13, 2016

Understanding Dashboard Warning Lights

Has a new light on the dashboard caught your attention? What does it mean? Should you attend to it immediately? Use this guide to help you […]
April 20, 2016

The Effects Of Heat And Cold On Car Batteries

A faulty battery is the most common reason for a car to break down. If you have ever been stranded because of a dead battery, you […]
May 4, 2016

What is a Slipping Transmission?

Your vehicle has hundreds of components that work together intricately to make the car go. One such component is the transmission. This is the gear that […]
May 10, 2016

5 Signs Your Brakes are Wearing Out

When you’re cruising along the highway with the windows down and the music up, it’s easy to forget what could happen if you have to brake […]
June 16, 2016

10 Possible Reasons Why the Check Engine Light is On

It’s tempting to put off car repair when the check engine light comes on, but a delay could make a small problem much worse. Here are […]
June 29, 2016

What Does an Overheated Engine Mean?

Summer is here! Don’t you just love the warmer temperatures we’re enjoying here in Northern Colorado? Unfortunately, when the mercury rises, so do the chances of […]
July 6, 2016

Keeping Cool All Summer with Automotive Air Conditioning

If you’ve ever had to hop into a car parked in the sun on a hot July afternoon, you know how much you depend on automotive air […]
November 8, 2016

Paying at the Pump: Is Premium Gas Worth It?

Some drivers like to treat their cars to premium gas, believing it boosts engine performance and efficiency. But with higher-octane fuel costing around $0.50 more per […]
 

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