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

The Four-Stroke Power Cycle

Posted June 10, 2013

What is your car’s RPM measurement when idling in neutral? How about when you are cruising at 35 mph? 50 mph? Did you know that if your RPM measurement is not consistent, you could be blindly wasting money every time you fill up at the gas station! Paying attention to…

Categories: Auto Repair

The Importance of Timing Belt Replacements

Posted May 3, 2013

Overlooking a simple replacement service can cost you thousands of dollars. A timing belt is a great example. This video will explain the benefits of timing belt replacements and the expensive consequences you could face if your belt should break. Remember, our Fountain automotive mechanics are ready and waiting to…

Categories: Auto Repair, Preventive Maintenance

Car Care Tips: Automatic Car Washes

Posted April 9, 2013

Regularly washing your car is extremely important when it comes to the health of your cars exterior. Many car owners believe the best way to ensure a thorough washing is to do it themselves. However, automatic car washes are much safer and efficient than hosing down your vehicle in your…

Categories: Auto Repair

Fountain Car Repair Tips: How to Exercise in Your Car!

Posted March 11, 2013

Long rides can sometimes make you feel bored and constricted…perhaps even lazy. However, even in the limited space of your car seat, there’s plenty you can do to stay fit! This month, we’re shifting from auto repair tips to give you 5 simple exercises that you can do on those…

Categories: Auto Repair

Book’s Automotive Repair Tip: How to Use Jumper Cables

Posted January 12, 2013

The scene is familiar, even to us automotive employees. You’re driving around Colorado Springs and you see a motorist on the side of the road holding a pair of jumper cables, waiting for someone to help. To be prepared, look at this video explaining exactly how to use jumper cables…

Categories: Auto Repair

Book’s Automotive Repair Tip: Lowering Insurance Costs for Teen Drivers

Posted January 10, 2013

Remember first getting your driver’s license when you were a teenager? It was like the world grew tenfold. Passing the driver’s test is an exciting time in a teenager’s life, but for parents a teen driver means more expenses…including car insurance! We know insuring teens can be a hassle compared…

Categories: Auto Repair

Colorado Springs Automotive: Be Prepared This Winter!

Posted December 14, 2012

We know they’re coming. Those strings of days where it’s so cold it feels like your lungs are going to freeze over when you step outside to start the car. There’s nothing we can do about the weather when these days come—however, there are ways to improve your vehicle to…

Categories: Auto Repair, Safety Tips