Exhaust System 101

Posted January 16, 2019

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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Braking in Cold Weather

Posted December 19, 2018

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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Spark Plug FAQ

Posted November 21, 2018

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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Knowing When You Need Auto Repair Services

Posted October 22, 2018

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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EXTEND TIRE LIFE

Posted September 18, 2018

Tires looking worn? Pick up a penny! How does one decide whether they have worn-in tires or you’re-on-borrowed-time tires? The official recommendation is to replace tires when the 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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Visibility in the Fall

Posted August 23, 2018

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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Summertime Car Maintenance

Posted July 18, 2018

Whether you’re about to head up to the mountains, on a lengthy road trip vacation or just around the corner for some ice cream, driving in the summertime can present a set of unique challenges for your vehicle. Intense sunlight, oppressive heat, etc. can take its toll on your car,…

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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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