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How to Change a Tire While Traveling with Kiddos

Traveling with kiddos is a great way for you to create memories with them and for them to make their own inside jokes and memories with each other. It’s easy to travel with kids fun until suddenly you get a flat tire. Kids are always so curious and will want to get out and see what happened while asking you a million questions. Prepare for any situation by following these tips and tricks for dealing with emergencies while traveling with kids.  When you first start to feel the tugging and pulling of your tire going out to try your best not to panic. Panicking will only strike fear in the kids and often followed by crying. Say something indicating you just need to pull over to the side of the road real quick in a calm voice.  Make sure to pull over into a safe spot so your kids won’t be in danger if they try to get out of the car, avoid the median of the road. If your roadside assistance isn’t handy before you get into your car put it in a place that is easi ... read more

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Getting Your Vehicle Ready For Summer Driving

Getting Your Vehicle Ready For Summer Driving

You’ve cleaned out your car, throwing away all the accumulated and random receipts, food wrappers, and stale bits of food. The car is vacuumed, washed, and even waxed. You put so much effort into making it look good, but don’t forget what’s even more important than your car’s fashion sense: everything else! As we head into summer, the sun in the mile-high city becomes harsh and it’s important that we prepare accordingly.  Your car is clean but don’t forget about your tires and brakes. When was your last oil change? It’s time to bring your vehicle into the pros at Pro Auto Care in Denver and Littleton to give it the attention it deserves. We will check fluids, all lighting, brakes, and more to ensure that your car is summer-worthy. Some of the checks you can do on your own, but if you see, hear or smell something off then bring it into our talented team of well-trained auto mechanics.  Take a moment and run your AC to listen for odd ... read more

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Littleton Shop -- Remodel News!

Littleton Shop -- Remodel News!

Pro Auto Care in Littleton, Colorado has some exciting news! Our remodel is complete and we are excited about the new look and feel inside our auto repair shop.   Why did we chose to remodel? Pro Auto Care has has proudly served the Littleton and Denver communities for many years. But over time, our auto repair shop has started showing its age. Our waiting area wasn’t as comfortable as we wanted it to be, customers would have to sit near a high-traffic lane, and the bathrooms weren’t as pristine as we desired. So, we opted to do a remodel so we could have a new, comfy space with nicer seating and sparkling clean restrooms!   Waiting area BEFORE the remodel:   Waiting area AFTER the remodel:         What new things can customers expect from this remodel? Besides more comfortable seating in our waiting area, we have upgraded other items, too. Our Littleton shop now offers higher speed wifi, coffee, snacks, a water bar, and a refrige ... read more

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Keeping The Women We Care About Safe on the Road

Keeping The Women We Care About Safe on the Road

In the insurance industry, women are known as the "safer" driver and less likely to be in a car accident. Unfortunately, women drivers are also known for being more vulnerable by a majority of criminals. Women are more likely to be victims of crimes like hijacking, sexual assault, and worse. It's important to keep the women we care about safe both on and off the road. No matter what gender you are you should always take precautions when driving to ensure top safety for yourself and others.  As a driver, you should always be prepared for any situation that might occur while driving. To start, you should have a well-maintained car to avoid breakdowns or blown tires. To reduce your risk of being a damsel in distress, learn how to perform basic maintenance, so you don't have to ask a stranger for help. This could be learning how to change a tire, jump-starting a battery, or changing the windshield wiper blades. If you are going on a long trip make sure to stop in yo ... read more

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Why Preventative Maintenance Matters

Why Preventative Maintenance Matters

Preventive maintenance:  We call it “Keeping your old car NEW!” It is so easy to neglect the auto care needs of our vehicles because we tend to take their performance for granted. Every day you go out to your car and it starts. Every day after work you slide in behind the wheel and it starts. It gets you to work on time, to the grocery store, to your favorite concert, to your mom’s house for Easter. See what I mean? It’s easy to assume that your car will just keep running. While that’s a lovely dream, it’s definitely not based in reality. In fact, when we neglect our vehicles, they can leave us stranded on the side of the road and very, very late for that all-too-important meeting. Oh no! Thank goodness for the auto repair team at Pro Auto Care in Denver and Littleton. They absolutely know the value of preventative maintenance. They also know that when done in a timely and regular manner, not only can it keep you from gettin ... read more

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George Washington High School STEM Team Tours Pro Auto Care

George Washington High School STEM Team Tours Pro Auto Care

  When Pro Auto Care opened its doors more than two decades ago, we did it with intention and purpose. Yes, we absolutely love the automotive repair industry and have a passion for working on cars. But it was more than that. Much more. We care about the people and the communities we serve and we know that we can make a significant difference in the lives of so many. While our intention is to provide quality auto repair service that is steeped in craftsmanship and integrity, our purpose is to serve and improve the lives of those around us where and when possible.Most recently, we were honored to host a walkthrough of our shop for students from the George Washington High School S.T.E.M (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Team. Pro Auto Care sponsored their team last year for their trip to the championships in Houston and we are grateful to be able to increase the sponsorship of their team for this year. We know how much this matters and we want to contrib ... read more

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Top 5 Vintage Cars

Top 5 Vintage Cars

Who doesn’t love an awesome vintage car? Well, maybe not your 10-year-old who happens to be impressed by the latest Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Coupe, but certainly most of the rest of the world loves a beautifully maintained and restored classic. The 1966 Shelby Cobra cannot be ignored. While this collector car might cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars, at least it won’t run you in the millions that many other vintage models would. The horsepower on this baby is phenomenally fun and will keep you zipping down the roads of Denver and Littleton to the envy of all who pass you by. Although, you may want to keep it off the roads until all the snow, rain, and ice have passed US by! While it’s true you can find one of these babies for under $5,000, remember the old adage, “You get what you pay for.” Even if you do buy one on the cheap, putting in a few thousand more to get it running in top condition will only make the investment more worthwhile. This is by ... read more

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Winter Is Here! Make Sure Your Tires Are Ready

Winter Is Here! Make Sure Your Tires Are Ready

This winter has the potential to be a nasty one and the entire team at Pro Auto Care in Denver and Littleton don’t want you to end up like the person in the photo… unless you are out on a beautiful snowy sunrise walk by choice! There’s a lot you can do to avoid getting stranded and plenty to help keep you safe and warm if you do. We’ll vote for the former, however. Ways to keep you safely moving down the roads of Denver, Littleton, and well beyond: Tires: make sure they are in the best condition possible, properly inflated, and have chains at the ready just in case. When your tires aren’t properly inflated, they don’t hug the road they way they should. And if the tread is too low or gone, then not only do they not stick to the road, they don’t direct excess water, snow, or ice away from the tire causing you to lose control. If you do lose control, don’t hit the brakes but take your foot off the gas and downshift. Don’t panic. St ... read more

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Everything You Need to Know About Your Car During Winter

Everything You Need to Know About Your Car During Winter

Winter driving conditions in and around Denver can greatly fluctuate within a 12-hour period (and sometimes hour-to-hour!) not to mention day-to-day. It’s critical that you and your vehicle are well prepared for our winter months and are well aware of what it takes to stay safe on our roadways. The professionals at Pro Auto Care in Denver and Littleton would hate to see you stranded on the side of the road. Here’s a list of just some of the ways to keep you moving: Watch out for winter-time malfunction lights (tire pressure light, coolant light, snowflake light, traction control light, battery light) and be prepared to act on them. Have your battery checked out since the cold weather makes it more likely to die.  Realize that the colder weather will decrease tire pressure so it’s even more important in the winter months to regularly check and adjust your vehicle’s tire pressure. Be prepared to inflate your tires as needed and ask about all season 3 peak ... read more

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How Does Heat Affect Our Vehicle

 How Does Heat Affect Our Vehicle

Colorado is a semi-arid to very arid state. It’s a fact we often don’t pay too much attention to other than when our skin is begging for lotion, or our lips are in desperate need of some Burt’s Bees. We certainly rarely think of how it affects our vehicles unless we are faced with the problems it’s caused. Did you know that the heat we experience in summer can cause all kinds of damage to our automobiles? From increased wear on our tires to generally drying out all sorts of parts we rarely consider, the dry heat we experience in Denver takes its toll on us and our cars. The rubber in our tires can dry out and crack if not properly inflated. Watch all of your fluids as they tend to go faster in the hotter months. Your battery needs more water to keep it fresh during these hot months. Gas evaporates quicker in the heat too. Keep it in the shade as much as you are able. Keep up with your oil changes over the summer also since the heat acts differently on your oil d ... read more

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