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My Car is Leaking...What Do I Do?

My Car is Leaking...What Do I Do?

Noticing a leak coming from underneath your vehicle can be worrisome. As soon as you see a leak, be sure to inspect the liquid to determine its color and where it is coming from. Fluid leaking from your car could mean a variety of different things, and the color of the liquid is usually an accurate indicator of where that leak is coming from. As soon as you have figured out the color of the liquid, bring your vehicle into the experts here at Pro Auto Care in Denver, CO. Our ASE certified technicians are experienced with all makes and models of vehicles and will fix your leak and get you back on the road quickly.  Here are some of the colors to look out for if you notice a leak: Red - Red fluid usually points to a transmission or power steering system leak. This can stem from a broken transmission seal or a hole in a line between systems.  Orange - Orange liquid can be tricky. The orange color can actually indicate leaking antifreeze or jus ... read more

What Do Strange Car Noises & Vibrations Indicate?

What Do Strange Car Noises & Vibrations Indicate?

When your car starts to make strange noises or vibrate heavily, it’s usually never a good sign. Your vehicle is a complex working system, and when it starts to work abnormally, it’s your car’s way of telling you that something isn’t right. Certain noises can indicate specific problems depending on where they are coming from. Vibrations can stem from a number of different areas, such as a brake system or suspension system problem. As soon as you notice something off with your vehicle, give the experts a call here at Pro Auto Care in Denver, CO. Our ASE certified technicians are experienced with all makes and models of vehicles and will quickly determine the source of the problem to get you back on the road safely.  Some common noises include: Squealing, screeching, or grinding when you brake Sputtering or rattling exhaust noises from under the car Chirping or squealing noise from under the hood Humming, growling or roaring noise when driving  Befo ... read more

What's that Smell? Common Vehicle Smells & What They Indicate

We understand that it can be concerning when you start smelling a weird scent in your vehicle, especially if that scent is of gasoline or rotten eggs. There are certain common smells that can be indicative of things, such as a needed repair or possibly cleaning. If you do smell something off, chances are its your vehicle's way of letting you know that something is wrong. Never ignore a strange smell that lingers for days, because there could be an issue wrong with your vehicle that needs to be taken care of as soon as possible.  Here are some of the common car smells and what they can indicate:  If you smell something funky, try to identify where the smell is coming from. A funky or rotten smell could be coming from a hidden old food item somewhere in your car. A smell of rotten eggs, however, can actually be a sign of a catalytic converter problem that will need to be inspected as soon as possible.    If your car smells like mold or mildew, deep clean ... read more

Are You Hurting Your Vehicle Unintentionally?

Your vehicle is an investment, and it is important to protect that investment in order to save yourself money over time. Many of us don’t realize it, but there are some habits that some drivers practice every day that are actually hurting their vehicles unintentionally. Here are some things that may be damaging your vehicle that can be avoided:  Don’t forget to use your vehicle parking brake. When you put your car in park, you engage the parking pawl, which is a small metal pin that disengages the transmission’s output. The job of the parking brake is to immobilize the wheels, easing the weight that is put on this small metal pin.    Make sure your tire pressure is always correct. The Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) in your vehicle will let you know when your tires are low on air, however it is always a good idea to check them yourself because the TPMS could be faulty. Low tire pressure actually lowers your fuel efficiency and can put you at r ... read more

Tips for Staying Productive and Active Among COVID-19 Outbreak

Tips for Staying Productive and Active Among COVID-19 Outbreak

Here at Pro Auto Care, we understand how difficult times are among the outbreak of COVID-19. Our government has urged us all to stay home and practice social distancing to prevent the further spread of the virus and protect the health of those who are at risk for severe reactions to the virus.  Many businesses have shut their doors and many people in our community are working from home and taking care of their kids who are out of school due to school closures. Staying inside can cause the infamous "cabin fever" especially considering that we can't go to the gym, mall, or other public places to get out of the house.  What does social distancing and shelter in place orders require? Social distancing means not meeting up with friends or family that do not live in your immediate household. It also mandates against large groups and more than a certain amount of people in an area. You are also advised to keep at least 6 feet of distance between you and other pe ... read more