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…

Categories: Auto Repair

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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Winter Road Trips

Posted October 21, 2015

Driving in the winter can be frightening. But if you’re embarking on a cross country road trip, it can be treacherous. Here are 5 Tips for preparing for a winter road trip: Flexibility. You can’t always predict the weather or the road conditions on your travel days. If possible, plan a few…

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4 Tips to Manage Busy Fall Schedules

Posted September 22, 2015

It’s that time of the year… school is in full swing, along with the field trips, sports, clubs, and activities that you need to haul your children to during your already busy weeks. So how can you manage multiple schedules, pick-ups and drop-offs, and keep up with your ever growing…

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Buying a new car is MORE EXPENSIVE than keeping yours

Posted August 18, 2015

Back-to-school deals and offers make buying a new car tempting for many people in Fountain, but even with price cuts and discounts a new car purchase will be more expensive than the maintenance to keep your current car running. Here’s why: More car payments – Most car loans are paid off…

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My Car Has a Computer?

Posted July 22, 2015

Technology has permeated every aspect of our lives, including our vehicles! All modern cars have at least one computer built-in. But unlike the internet-browsing laptops and desktop computers that come to mind, the computers in your vehicle serve a more limited but vital function – keeping your vehicle safe on…

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What Octane should I use in my Car?

Posted May 22, 2015

When you pull into a local gas station in Fountain to fill your empty tank, it may be tempting to reach for the fuel with the lowest price tag. After-all, how can one little number be so important? But reaching for the regular grade isn’t always the right choice – consult…

Categories: Auto Repair, Preventive Maintenance