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Get Your Vehicle Winter-Ready with These Tips

Get Your Vehicle Winter-Ready with These Tips

Get Your Vehicle Winter-Ready with These Tips As the days get shorter and the temperatures start to drop, it's time to start thinking about getting your vehicle ready for winter. Cold weather can be hard on your car or truck, so it's important to take some preventive measures to make sure everything is in good working order before the first snowflake falls. Here are a few things you should do to get your vehicle ready for winter. Check Your Tires One of the most important things you can do to prepare your vehicle for winter is to make sure your tires are in good condition. Tires that are bald or have very little tread are more likely to lose traction on snow and ice, so it's a good idea to replace them before the winter weather hits. If you live in an area that gets a lot of snow, you might also want to consider getting winter tires, which are specifically designed to provide better traction in cold weather. Check Your Battery ... read more

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Colorado CDOT Tire Traction Laws You Need to Know Before You Drive Into the Mountains This Winter

Colorado CDOT Tire Traction Laws You Need to Know Before You Drive Into the Mountains This Winter

With winter just around the corner, it's time to start thinking about hitting the slopes again! But before you load up your car and head for the mountains, there's one important thing you need to know: Colorado's tire traction laws.     What are Colorado's Tire Traction Laws? In short, Colorado's tire traction laws require all vehicles traveling in the mountains (e.g., I-70 West of Denver) to have either snow tires or all-weather radials with a minimum tread depth of 6/32 inches. If you don't have either of those, you'll need to carry chains or an alternative traction device in your car.   Why is this law necessary? Well, as anyone who's driven in the mountains during winter knows, conditions can change very quickly and unexpectedly. One minute it might be sunny and dry, and the next minute you could be dealing with a ... read more

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What Is a Car Tune Up?

What Is a Car Tune Up?

A tune up service is more than just a comprehensive vehicle inspection under the hood. Although that is half of a tune-up, it also includes making adjustments or replacements to the fuel system, filtration system, emissions system, ignition system, and more to enhance engine performance and efficiency.  A tune-up service may vary from car to car. For instance, an older vehicle may require more adjustments and parts replaced than a brand new car. However, the goal of a tune-up remains the same: to obtain a balanced proper portion of air, fuel, and spark. Most tune-ups will include the replacement of spark plugs, wires, PCV valve, filters, and/or more.  Signs Your Vehicle Needs A Tune Up Illuminated Check Engine Light: It’s always distressing to see a yellow, orange, or red light appear on your dash. While you may be tempted to forget or put off the check engine light, it can mean that something is very wrong with your engine. In most cases, a tune-up may be necessary ... read more

Tips On How To Avoid Costly And Unexpected Toyota Repairs

Tips On How To Avoid Costly And Unexpected Toyota Repairs

If you own a Toyota, then you know that these vehicles are built to last. However, even the best-engineered cars will require maintenance and repairs over time. That's why it's essential to learn how to spot potential problems before they get out of hand—and save yourself from spending extra money on unexpected repairs down the road. Act on your service light indicator right away. If your service light indicator comes on, act on it right away. The light is a warning that your car needs maintenance. You don't want to ignore the light—it can save you money in the long run. DO NOT ignore routine maintenance. If you ignore routine maintenance, you will be running the risk of costly and unexpected repairs. While this may not seem like a big deal at first glance, you should know that ignoring routine maintenance can cause serious problems to develop over time. The best course of action is to have your ... read more

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Things to Do Before Going to a Car Mechanic Near You

Things to Do Before Going to a Car Mechanic Near You

If you’re planning on taking your car to a car mechanic near you, it helps to be aware of some things you can do to make the whole experience better not just for you but for the people who will be working on your car. While your mechanic will probably have seen and fixed a lot in the years that they have been in the trade, there are steps you can do to help them do their job a little easier. A lot of people often have this notion that getting their car fixed or tuned up by an automotive service just means dropping it off at their service center on the date and time of their scheduled appointment and just waiting for their call asking you to pick the car up. You’ll be surprised there are a few things you need to do before that. Do clean the interiors While it is understandable how not everybody will have the time to get ... read more

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