Spring is Here In the Colorado Front Range! Spring in Colorado is an exciting time for everyone from gardeners and convertible owners to meteorologists. As spring begins, there are a number of seasonal maintenance items you’ll want to take care of, in addition to ensuring your vehicle didn’t sustain any issues over the winter months.
Sometimes the sound your brakes make are just temporary! We’ve all experienced it; you ease down on your brake and hear that awful squeaking sound as you come to a stop. It looks like you need to schedule an appointment with the auto shop… or do you? There can actually be quite a few situations where
Talking To Your Mechanic Doesn’t Have To Be Scary Sometimes it’s hard to pick the right words, and if your words fail you while trying to explain an issue or observation to your mechanic, it can make things much more difficult than it should be. Cars and other automobiles have their own specialized “lingo,” and
Brace Yourself, Spring is Coming! Everyone knows that to help your car survive winter, certain tasks are necessary. Switching wiper fluid to a low-temperature version, putting on snow tires, checking tire treads, checking defrosters… but what about getting your car ready for spring? Here in Colorado, our springs are unpredictable at best; one day may
Staying Safe On Mountain Roads One of the major perks of living in Colorado is having some of the best mountain ranges right in your backyard! Whether you’re planning a tour of Rocky Mountain National Park, cruising through on I70, or summiting Pike’s Peak, the steep slopes on narrow mountain roads can present major challenges
So…What Even is an Ignition Coil? Ignition coils are the unsung hero of the engine. Spark plugs get all the glory of providing the spark to ignite combustion, but it’s the ignition coil that provides the electricity to the spark plug. The coil draws a voltage from the 12V battery, amplifies it, and sends it
Your Environment Effects Your Car No matter where you live, your environment impacts your vehicle. The salty sea airspeeds the rust process and erodes exterior finishes. Windy deserts sandblast paint. Here in Colorado, we have the added distinction of being at high altitude. Altitude can amplify small problems and, if you’re not paying attention to
Get Distracted While Driving? These Tips Are For You… If you’re like us, when you drive around in Colorado, it’s hard not to notice some of the amazing scenery. The moon setting over the Flatirons, the sun rising over downtown Denver’s skyline. Deer and elk on the side of the highway, or even bighorn sheep
Don’t Let The Spring Weather Fool You…It’s Still Winter In The Mountains There’s no doubt that driving West of the Eisenhower Tunnel is like driving into a different world. While the front range may be soaking in the sun and driving on dry roads, I70 and other mountain roads may still be experiencing arctic conditions.
You’ve Probably Seen Those Run Away Truck Ramps… If you’ve lived in Colorado and driven on I-70 in the mountains, I’m sure you’ve noticed the runaway truck ramps as you’re going downhill. Hopefully, you never have to use a runaway truck ramp. Hopefully, you’re making sure that your car or truck brakes are regularly maintained