What Octane Rating Should I Use?

Posted June 15, 2018

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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Replacing your Timing Belt

Posted May 24, 2018

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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Oil Change Factoids

Posted April 18, 2018

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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The Hidden Danger of Potholes

Posted March 21, 2018

With the season changing from winter to spring here in Colorado, our roads are set to be affected as temperatures increase and asphalt pavement undergoes structural changes. These changes can lead to the creation of potholes, which are hazardous to your vehicle in a number of ways: Tires/Wheels If you…

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Ignition System Failure Warning Signs

Posted February 23, 2018

In order to ignite fuel and turn the motor over, gas-powered vehicles are reliant upon an effective ignition system. If the ignition process doesn’t go smoothly or isn’t functioning properly, your vehicle won’t be able to operate correctly and may fail its next emission test. The vast majority of modern…

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Steering Wheel Shakes

Posted January 18, 2018

In an ideal world, when you hit the road in your vehicle the surface you’re driving on is even and smooth and you cruise along without any issues whatsoever. Unfortunately, roads are rarely perfectly smooth and even when they are, you can still have issues with steering and navigating the…

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Coolant and Antifreeze – What’s the Difference?

Posted December 19, 2017

As temperatures across Colorado are starting to bottom out, drivers across the state tend to begin scrambling to winterize their vehicle. One of the most common questions we tend to hear from customers during this process and throughout the winter months is “What’s the difference between antifreeze and coolant exactly?”…

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Winter Road Hazards

Posted November 28, 2017

There’s no shortage of elements to deal with during the winter months here in El Paso County. Snow, freezing rain, black ice, you name it – we get it all. As a result of unfavorable weather and other factors, road conditions can be quite hazardous for Fountain drivers this time…

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Tire Maintenance Tips

Posted October 30, 2017

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 tips…

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Eight Tips to Prepare for Fall and Winter Driving

Posted September 26, 2017

The change from fall to winter in Fountain is one that often happens overnight. A lovely, warm fall day can be followed by a snowstorm without much warning. Warm weather followed by snow, followed again by the sun melting the snow… Colorado drivers should be prepared for anything as soon…

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