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How to Protect Your Car During Hail Season

How Hailstorms Can Damage Your Vehicle Hailstorms are very common here in Colorado.  Our front range is located in Hail Valley, a part of the country known to be hit by numerous hail storms throughout the season.  In 2017 there were over 6000 hail storms across the...

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What Should You Do If Your Brakes Go Out?

Six Simple Tips to Follow If Your Brakes Fail Having your brakes fail while driving can be an incredibly stressful situation.  While we all hope it never happens to us it is best to be prepared by remembering these simple tips.  If you ever find yourself in this...

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My Car Jerks When Accelerating

Why Does My Car Jerk While Accelerating? If your car is jerking around when you accelerate this is a warning sign that there is a bigger problem with your car. The sooner you are able to diagnose the issue, the more you can minimize the damage to your car and lower...

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Decoding Your Car’s Dashboard Lights

Dashboard Warning Lights – What Does It All Mean? Modern cars are one of the biggest computers we own. Car’s are packed with electronics and sensors to help us better monitor what is going on under the hood – and to get ahead of the problem when something...

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My Car is Chugging and Losing Power

Car chugging, sputtering, losing power or stalling? When you're driving around town or cruising on the highway, the last thing you want is for your car to start acting strangely. One of the most common signs of trouble that can be difficult to detect is when your car...

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How to Prevent Pothole Damage

What Causes Potholes? Potholes occur mostly during the winter season, especially in areas like Colorado where our weather variations can be quite extreme. It begins when water seeps into the cracks of asphalt then freezes and expands which moves the dirt gravel and...

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Wet Weather Driving Tips for Spring

Stay Safe Driving on Wet Roads this Spring & Summer Wet spring weather can present dangerous road conditions. While spring showers give the front range a lush and beautiful green landscape filled with flowers, they also cause some serious hazards on the roads. Keeping...

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All About Car Clutches

Drive a manual? Then you're familiar with the clutch. If you are familiar with driving a manual transmission car then you know that your car has a clutch – that third pedal on the far left that you need to press when making a gear change. But do you know...

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Your Guide to Alternative Car Fuel Options

Car Technology is Rapidly Changing In a world where the temperatures and gas prices are steadily rising many companies are innovating different ways to power vehicles than traditional gas and diesel fuels. Both consumers and government agencies are putting increased...

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Automatic Transmission & CVT – Which Is Right for Me?

Which transmission do you want? When you are choosing a car to buy an important thing to consider is what type of transmission you want. Traditionally the choice was between an automatic transmission and a manual transmission. However, recently a third option has come...

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