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…

Categories: Auto Repair

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…

Categories: Auto Repair

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

Spring Car Care Tips

Posted April 13, 2015

Spring has officially arrived in Fountain! But that doesn’t mean your vehicle is in the clear – changing seasons means it’s time for maintenance to make sure your vehicle will keep you safely and comfortable on the road through the spring and summer. As we kick off National Car Care…

Categories: Auto Repair, Preventive Maintenance

Replacing your Timing Belt

Posted March 11, 2015

Changing your timing belt is NOT optional – but waiting until it breaks to address any issues is. And that is a risk you shouldn’t take. Most manufacturers recommend changing the timing belt at a specific mileage, usually between 90 and 105 thousand miles. But you should NOT wait until…

Categories: Auto Repair, Safety Tips

3 Cat Litter Auto Myths – True or False?  

Posted February 10, 2015

Kitty litter often makes an appearance in lists for auto emergency kits or winter safety tips – but why is this strange “tool” so popular? What is it for? Does it really work? Here, we address three “myths” about cat litter to help you stay safe on slick winter roads…

Categories: Auto Repair, Safety Tips, Travel Tips

Don’t Ignore that you just Hit a Curb!

Posted January 14, 2015

Winter roads are slick in Fountain, and across Colorado. As you drive along snowy, icy roads this winter, use extra caution to remain in control of your vehicle to avoid slides and skids. At Book’s Automotive Service, we’ve seen many of our customers’ vehicles suffer damage from sliding into a…

Categories: Auto Repair

8 Gift Ideas for your Vehicle!

Posted December 17, 2014

The holiday season is officially here! People across Fountain, Colorado, and the country are flooding into stores, shopping for gifts for all the special people on their lists. But what about your vehicle? Whether you need a gift idea for a car lover on your list or want to take advantage…

Categories: Auto Repair