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What Is a Water Pump?

What Is a Water Pump?

It's a hot day and you're on the highway, the temperature gauge in your car steadily rising. You start to panic as you realize that your car is overheating. What do you do? One option is to pull over and call a tow truck. In this blog post, we will discuss what a water pump is/does and what symptoms can indicate that it is failing and needs to be replaced. What Is a Water Pump & What Does It Do? The water pump is an essential component of your car's cooling system. Its job is to circulate coolant throughout the engine, keeping it at the correct operating temperature. If the water pump fails, coolant will no longer be circulated and your engine will overheat. There are several symptoms that can indicate a failing water pump, such as: 1. Leaking coolant: A leaking water pump will cause coolant to drip from underneath the car. If you see green or orange fluid on the ground where you parked your car, it is likely that the water pump is the culprit. 2. O ... read more

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Auto Repair

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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Car Maintenance

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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