Braking in Cold Weather

Posted December 2, 2020

Winter is definitely in full swing here in El Paso County with chilly temperatures on the horizon for the foreseeable future. While the frigid weather and various forms of precipitation that tend to proliferate along the Front Range at this time of year present rather obvious challenges to your vehicle,…

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Knowing When You Need Auto Repair Services

Posted November 2, 2020

Sometimes it’s obvious when you need auto repair services. You’re driving down the highway and your vehicle’s engine sputters and stalls. Or you’re out doing your grocery shopping and you put your key the ignition, only to hear a weird grinding or clicking sound. Yet at other times, you may…

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Replacing your Timing Belt

Posted October 17, 2020

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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Visibility in the Fall

Posted September 6, 2020

The temperatures are starting to get lower and the sunsets are getting earlier which means autumn will soon be upon us here in Fountain! During this time of year, visibility becomes more and more important to ensure the safety of your family vehicle. Take these three steps to improve your…

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Exhaust System 101

Posted August 3, 2020

The exhaust system in your vehicle is probably something you don’t think really about – or notice – until something goes wrong. If your engine was 100% efficient, it would combust every ounce of fuel it’s supplied with and turn all of its gas into power. But because no engine…

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Extend the Life of Your Tires

Posted July 13, 2020

Tires looking worn? Pick up a penny! How can you tell if your tires are worn-in or on-borrowed-time? The official recommendation is to replace a tire when its tread is worn to a level of 2/32 of an inch. Okay, great. Now – how best to get a measuring tape…

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What Octane Rating Should I Use?

Posted June 1, 2020

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 –…

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Spark Plug FAQ

Posted May 2, 2020

Spark plugs are a small part of a vehicle that most drivers don’t think about… until something goes wrong. The manufacturer’s maintenance schedule that comes with your vehicle includes regular spark plug replacement. Unless you know to look for it, you may want to rely on the advice of a…

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Oil Change Factoids

Posted April 1, 2020

Changing your vehicle’s oil is one of the most basic services your can have performed and also one of the most important. Here are a few oil change factoids to consider during National Car Care Month: • Many people overlook checking the oil level in their car and just think…

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Tire Maintenance Tips

Posted March 1, 2020

When it comes to vehicle safety, tires are at or near the top of the Importance List. What many car owners don’t realize however, is that tires require regular maintenance in order to maintain their integrity and keep your vehicle safely on the road. Here are a few quick tire…

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