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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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