When the Wheels Come Off

From time to time we see vehicles at the side of the road resting on the steering and suspension with a wheel missing. It looks terrible, but in most cases it is not as bad as it looks. Wheels can come off for a number of reasons, but the most common is that the lug nuts holding the wheel in place are not properly tightened.… Read the rest “When the Wheels Come Off”

Baby, It’s Cold Outside!

Hello Winter! But what about our trusty steeds? I have some tips that you may find helpful in this really cold weather. When starting a really cold car or truck, turn on the defroster right away and let it gradually heat up the windshield as the engine warms the coolant.… Read the rest “Baby, It’s Cold Outside!”

Buying a Used Car – Ask for an Emissions Test First

In Colorado, the seller of a used car or truck is responsible for the emissions test required in the licensing to the new owner. If you buy a used car from a private party and the vehicle fails the emissions test, the seller is required by Department of Revenue rules to repair the car or truck to pass, or refund the purchase price.… Read the rest “Buying a Used Car – Ask for an Emissions Test First”

Shop Fees – Not at Performance Tune

We used to charge a fee on nearly every invoice of 5% with a max of $10. Then it was brought to my attention that this is not always necessary or appropriate, and after I thought about it, YEAH, it’s not!… Read the rest “Shop Fees – Not at Performance Tune”

Fall with Winter on the Way

Every fall we offer a package that includes an oil change and inspection to find out if there are any areas of your vehicle that need attention. The cooling system (engine cooling, that is) takes precedence for most of us here in Colorado.… Read the rest “Fall with Winter on the Way”