Timing Belt – Keeping your Engine in Sync

Posted August 22, 2016

Your engine is a finely-tuned machine, with belts and hoses keeping moving parts synchronized and lubricated and orchestrated to make sure you go when you press the accelerator and stop when you hit the brakes. What’s perhaps most amazing is that there’s one part that is in charge of keeping…

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Three Fluids to Check this Month

Posted July 20, 2016

Your vehicle has so many moving parts and fluids to keep these parts moving smoothly, it can be hard to keep track of the maintenance for all of them. That’s why our experienced technicians check and track the maintenance schedule for your vehicle – we keep track so you don’t…

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Causes of Overheating Engines

Posted June 23, 2016

An overheating engine can be one of the scariest road emergencies a driver experiences. If the temperature gauge skyrockets to the red zone or you see steam coming up from the hood of your car, pull over right away. Allow your vehicle time to cool down before you attempt to…

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Preparing your Car for a Road Trip

Posted May 23, 2016

‘Tis the season for summer road trips! Whether you load your car with snacks, music, and friends or hit the road solo, preparation is key for a successful road trip. Have you fully prepared your vehicle for this trip? Without proper preparation for your vehicle, the trip could result in expensive…

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Tire Myth: Maximum Pressure

Posted April 22, 2016

It’s easy to find hundreds of tips, tricks, and “life hacks” to save money, but how do you weed out the best practices from the myths that can do more harm than good? One common tip for improving the fuel efficiency of your vehicle is by filling the tires to…

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Spring Driving Hazards

Posted March 21, 2016

Spring is coming to Fountain! As we’re enjoying beautiful days and day dreaming about road trips, don’t forget that spring driving can be unpredictable. Watch out for these common hazards on the roads this time of year: Construction. When snow melts, it leaves behind cracks, rocks, and potholes. Spring is…

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Why Should I Wash my car in the Winter?

Posted February 22, 2016

Winter roads are a mess – covered in snow, ice, mud, it’s hard to avoid the splatter of your tires and other cars. If your car will get dirty again in ten minutes on the road, then why even bother washing it? The trouble comes from what you don’t see…

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Cars wear shoes too! (Brake Shoes)

Posted January 21, 2016

Brake shoes work a lot like brake pads, with the same function but different design and operation. Think about the bicycle you rode as a kid. On the wheel was a pinching device that came together around the wheel to stop it. That “pinching device” is like your vehicle’s brake…

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4 Tips if You’re Stuck in the Snow

Posted December 22, 2015

The weather in Fountain can be unpredictable. On average, Colorado receives 6.6 inches of snow in January. When you head out on the winter roads, you can never be too prepared. The best way to avoid getting stuck is to take it slow – be careful, drive slow, and pay attention so you…

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Why Tire Traction Laws?

Posted November 24, 2015

If you are a skier (and living in Colorado, even if you don’t ski, you probably know someone who does), you’re probably familiar with the gridlock of traffic into the mountains, especially I-70, during the winter season. New tire traction laws in effect are an attempt to ease this congestion,…

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