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A Brake Flush Offers Major Benefits

A Brake Flush Offers Major Benefits

  Changing the brake pads isn't the only maintenance task that prolongs their lifespan. Brake flushes are just as significant as any other preventative services. During a brake flush service, all the dirty brake fluid is removed from the brake lines. The dirty brake fluid is replaced with clean fluid to maintain proper traction control and anti-lock brakes' health. Below are three reasons why you should schedule a brake flush during your next service.  Brake fluid degrades over time. Over time, brake fluid will become contaminated with pollutants that can cause its boiling point to decrease. This will cause a major decrease in performance that you may notice over time. In severe cases, the brakes can fail to stop or your vehicle altogether.  Dirty brake fluid attracts moisture and air. Air can become trapped inside the brake pedal. Trapped air will cause your brake pedal to feel spongy and to sink to the floor. Anti-lock braking and traction control can also ... read more

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3 Key Tire Maintenance Tips for Fall Car Care Month

3 Key Tire Maintenance Tips for Fall Car Care Month

Your vehicle's tires are the foundation for safe driving, ride quality, and smooth handling. Tires are a major investment and, with proper maintenance, can have a lifespan that can withstand long road trips, wet weather, and harsh road conditions. The fall is the perfect time to give your tires a little love before it gets too cold in Denver. Checking your tires now can prevent needing to replace them soon into the future. Below are three tire maintenance tips to consider during the fall.  Tire Pressure  Maintaining tire pressure is pretty simple and should be included in your monthly routine. If your tires are overinflated, they'll wear faster and increase your risk of a tire blow out. In comparison, underinflated tires can become unseated due to harsh vehicle maneuvers causing a lack of control. Underinflated tires also wear out quickly, causing more stops for repairs. The tire pressure is located in your vehicle's user manual or inside the do ... read more

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Common Reasons Your Vehicle is Overheating

Common Reasons Your Vehicle is Overheating

Summer isn't the only time you can expect your car to overheat. An engine running scorching temperatures can happen during any season. If your vehicle is overheating, the engine is alerting you that it's time for immediate professional attention. Unusually hot temperatures can lead to severe engine damage, such as a blown head gasket that can leave your vehicle useless. Your engine unexpectedly overheating can leave drivers baffled. Below are five common reasons your car may be overheating.  Low Coolant If your coolant levels are low, the engine will overheat. A cost-effective way to solve this is to top your coolant off with extra fluid. Check your vehicle's owner's manual to ensure you use the correct coolant for your specific vehicle. Using the wrong coolant can cause more damage, leaving the engine to overheat once again. If your coolant levels are always low and you notice coolant beneath your vehicle, you may leak. Don't wait to have the leak ... read more

Pre-Purchase Inspection in Denver, Colorado

Pre-Purchase Inspection in Denver, Colorado

Purchasing a car is undoubtedly one of the largest financial investments that someone can make. This is one reason why it’s vital to make sure you’re getting exactly what you paid for. If you aren’t careful with your purchase, you can end up with a vehicle that’s damaged or subject to malfunction. A pre-purchase inspection is a scheduled time with an automotive expert to determine a vehicle’s actual condition and any underlying issues that may eventually need to be addressed. A pre-purchase inspection gives you the peace of mind that your new purchase isn’t a sour lemon. What makes Pro Auto Care stand out is that we offer you a digital vehicle inspection. Our used pre-purchase inspections will include detailed images of your vehicle’s parts and any issues we find. If you decide to purchase the car, we have expert ASE certified technicians available for your routine scheduled maintenance and a 3-year warranty on any needed repairs.    ... read more

5 Important Fluids To Check This Fall

5 Important Fluids To Check This Fall

What better way to start the Fall season than with a maintenance check for your vehicle? While vehicles have come a long way, they aren’t entirely maintenance-free. Your vehicle has several essential fluids to keep it functioning properly. Maintaining proper fluid levels will ensure your vehicle drives better and lasts longer. Below are five critical fluids to check this fall to keep your vehicle running strong through winter.  Engine Oil Engine oil is one of the most important fluids. The engine has components that constantly spin, and the engine oil serves as a lubricant. The engine oil keeps the engine parts moving smoothly without much grinding or friction. It’s best to check your engine oil while your vehicle is cold or cooled off. Pull the dipstick out, wipe it, and re-insert it. The engine should be near maximum and clean looking. Low, dark, or gritty engine oil should be changed.  Power Steering Fluid Most power steering systems are ... read more