Surviving the Summer Heat: Knowing Your Car’s A/C System

Posted June 10, 2014

Summer in Colorado is around the corner, and with it comes summer heat. The days are hot, and getting hotter – make sure you stay cool in the heat by checking the A/C in your car! Understanding the components in your vehicle’s air conditioning and some common issues can help you…

Categories: Auto Repair

How Hybrids Work and What Makes Them Different From Regular Cars

Posted April 7, 2014

Have you ever wondered how a hybrid vehicle actually works? Whether the increasing price of gasoline has you considering the economic benefits or global warming has you rethinking the environmental costs of driving, a hybrid car is an appealing alternative. But what makes a hybrid different from a regular car? Hybrid vehicles…

Categories: Auto Repair

Car Waxing and Polishing – What’s right for your car?

Posted March 19, 2014

Car polish and wax are among many products used to protect your vehicle and keep it looking its best. Unfortunately, there is a common misconception among car owners about these products and what they are used for. So what is the difference between a wax and a polish? And what’s…

Categories: Auto Repair

Warning Lights: What they mean for your car

Posted February 21, 2014

We have all been there – starting up the car in Fountain to see a flashing yellow or red symbol on the dashboard. Before you panic over an unfamiliar symbol, there are some simple steps you can take to address these common warning lights: Battery/Charging Alert – This symbol indicates that…

Categories: Auto Repair

5 Myths about Auto Repair

Posted January 23, 2014

5 Myths about Auto Repair We understand what it’s like to be on the customer’s side of the counter. We’ve been there plenty of times at the doctor, dentist, or somewhere as simple as a gas station. We know what it’s like to be unsure of the service or product…

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Winter Driving Tips: Ice Scraper Life Hacks

Posted December 20, 2013

This month, our team of ASE-Certified technicians is taking a break from preventive maintenance and auto repair tips to bring you some ice scraper life hacks. Life hacking refers to any trick, shortcut, skill or novelty method to increase productivity. As a Fountain driver, an ice scraper is your best…

Categories: Auto Repair, Travel Tips

How to Handle a Tire Blowout

Posted August 19, 2013

Drivers encounter many distractions on the road—traffic, cell phones, music, passengers, etc. Even the open road can allow a driver’s mind to wander. If you’re distracted when a tire blowout occurs, your drive can become extremely dangerous. You’ll need to gather yourself quickly and follow the correct maneuvers in order…

Categories: Auto Repair, Safety Tips