Engine Oil Change: Questions and Answers

Engine Oil Change: Questions and Answers

Did you know that having an oil change done regularly is a critical task in keeping your engine running smoothly? Oil is so important that it has sometimes been referred to as the “life blood” of your vehicle’s engine.  Because oil is so vital to your vehicle’s health...

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What’s my dashboard warning light telling me?

What’s my dashboard warning light telling me?

If you are like most people, you probably never sat down and read your vehicle’s owner manual from cover to cover. However, it is likely that you may have consulted with your manual on occasion when an obscure warning indicator suddenly showed up on your dashboard....

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The 411 on Catalytic Converter Repair

The 411 on Catalytic Converter Repair

Most drivers have probably heard of a catalytic converter – but do you really know what it is and what it does?  In this article, we cover some basics about the catalytic converter and ways to keep it operating effectively in your vehicle so you can avoid catalytic...

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How Much Do You Know About Your Vehicle’s Cruise Control?

How Much Do You Know About Your Vehicle’s Cruise Control?

Anyone who has ever had to drive a long stretch of desert highway certainly understands the value of the cruise control in their vehicle. With a flip of the switch, you can relax your driving leg and let the car do the work. No doubt, a modern feature in our vehicle...

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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...

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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...

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The Five Most Commonly Neglected Vehicle Maintenance Items

The Five Most Commonly Neglected Vehicle Maintenance Items

When most of us think of ongoing vehicle maintenance, we tend to only focus on oil changes, wipers or wiper fluid, or tire air pressure. While these are important to check regularly, there are some other important maintenance items that are often overlooked and...

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How to Tell if the Wheel Bearings are Worn Out

How to Tell if the Wheel Bearings are Worn Out

Have you been hearing a grinding sound coming from the area of your wheels? Does the sound get louder as you driver faster? Most likely, it’s a bad wheel bearing. If that’s the case, you will want to have it replaced. While a wheel bearing doesn’t typically fail...

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When it comes to vehicle warranties, know your rights

When it comes to vehicle warranties, know your rights

Did you recently purchase a new vehicle? Are you leasing one? It’s not uncommon for car dealerships to tell their customers they must have their vehicle serviced and repaired there or the manufacturer’s warranty will become void. This is simply not true. In actuality,...

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