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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

Your A/C May Need A Recharge

Your A/C May Need A Recharge

Even though summer has ended, your car’s A/C is still an essential component to keeping your car cabin cool during warm fall days. If your air conditioning system isn’t properly working, the temperatures inside your vehicle can feel like an oven. A struggling A/C doesn’t always indicate a major repair; the solution may be a more straightforward fix than you expect. An air conditioning recharge is a forgotten gem that can give your a/c system a kick in the pants. Pro Auto Care here in Denver is the automotive air conditioning experts. We want nothing more than to keep you cruising comfortably into winter. If the air blowing from your car vents feels just as hot as the air outside, it may be time for an A/C recharge. The air conditioning system uses coolant to reduce the air’s temperature. An A/C recharge service is a common fix that consists of adding additional refrigerants to the A/C system to help chill the ventilated air. It also lowers the cabin temperature ... read more

Signs Your Cooling System Is Failing

Signs Your Cooling System Is Failing

The moment you turn on your ignition, your vehicle rises to an extremely high temperature. This is a significant reason why having a functional cooling system is essential. The cooling system works to maintain an engine temperature that allows it to function efficiently. It not only helps bring the engine to an adequate temperature but also removes excess heat. If the cooling system is damaged or malfunctioning, your vehicle becomes at risk of significant damage caused by overheating. Below is a list of symptoms that may indicate that your cooling system is failing:   Low Coolant Levels As a part of your general vehicle maintenance, you should always make it a point to check your fluid levels regularly. While your engine is still cold, check your coolant levels in your radiator. If the coolant levels are lower than usual, make a note of it, and top it off. If you regularly notice that your coolant levels are low, it’s best to seek advice because that ... read more