Check your Antifreeze before Winter

Posted October 25, 2016

As temperatures are dropping across Colorado, it’s clear fall has arrived… with winter not far behind! Before the cold weather hits, make sure your vehicle is up for the challenge by checking your vehicle’s antifreeze. Antifreeze plays a critical role in your engine. It makes sure the fluids in your…

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Rodents Damaging Cars

Posted September 22, 2016

As the weather gets colder in Fountain, we start putting on our fall jackets, sweaters and warm layers. But other creatures are also looking for ways to escape the cold… mice, rats, squirrels, and other rodents look to your vehicle for relief from the cold. When you park your car,…

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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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