The Head Gasket – Is Your Vehicle Ready to Blow a Gasket?

The Head Gasket – Is Your Vehicle Ready to Blow a Gasket?

If you have ever done any type of plumbing home repairs, you are probably familiar with gaskets. While a gasket may be a small part to your overall plumbing fixtures, it plays an important role in creating a seal and preventing catastrophic leaks between critical parts. Similarly, your vehicle’s engine is a complex set of critical parts that also require the use of gaskets. There are a variety of gaskets in your engine but one of your more critical gaskets is called the head gasket.
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Sparking Your Knowledge: A Vehicle’s Electrical System

Sparking Your Knowledge: A Vehicle’s Electrical System

Most of us take for granted what happens when we turn our vehicle’s ignition key or push the starter button – we may not consider the intricate system of wires and coils that send electricity through the vehicle to make it operate. Understanding the basics of your vehicle’s electrical system is essential to maintaining safe and effective operation of your car.

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Problems with your car heater? This may be the reason

Problems with your car heater? This may be the reason

There’s nothing worse than getting into your car on a cold winter’s morning and turning on the car heater, only to have nothing happen.  Or even worse, the air blowing through the vent is coming out cold! This is especially true in Ft. Collins, Colorado, where the morning temperatures can be downright frigid! Car heater problems can arise when you least expect it, and if not addressed, can result in further damage of your vehicle engine.

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