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WHEN TO CHANGE YOUR TIRES (SEASONAL)

WHEN TO CHANGE YOUR TIRES (SEASONAL)

Rumor has it that Colorado receives about 300 sun-filled days per year. While the exact number is debatable, one thing is for sure: there’s always plenty of fair weather for exploring. What most people tend to forget, though, is that some of those sunny days can change in an instant, giving way to a sudden torrent of rain, snow, or deep freezes. For this reason, it is always important to ensure your car is fitted with the correct tires for the season, or else a daily adventure could lead to a day of being stranded. Summer Tires – May/June During the summer months without snow (June, July, August), you have two options for tires to use, depending on your priorities: all-season tires, or summer tires. Each has its own set of ... read more

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WHAT TO INSPECT ON MY CAR BEFORE WINTER

WHAT TO INSPECT ON MY CAR BEFORE WINTER

The time has come again when the trees change color, the sun sets earlier, and days spent outdoors slowly become more and more infrequent. With the changing of temperature, scarves and light jackets become a mainstay in the wardrobe, too. And as you prepare yourself to withstand another winter, don’t forget that your car will need some preparations, too. Here are some tips to ready your car for harsh conditions so that you can squeeze out some enjoyment from the waning summer weather. Winter Tires Living in Colorado means excursions. Whether it’s skiing and snowboarding, a winter hike, or just a weekend getaway, the mountains can be dangerous once the snow begins to fall. It’s important to ensure that you have the right tires for the right occasion. If you don’t intend to go off the beaten path, you can consider all-season tires. They transition from summer to wi ... read more

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WHAT’S THAT SMELL COMING OUT OF YOUR A/C?

WHAT’S THAT SMELL COMING OUT OF YOUR A/C?

If your A/C smells a little weird, you’re not alone and there are easy ways to get the smell out. In 2015, Americans drove more than 3.15 trillion miles, and with low gas prices this summer we’re not slowing down! You excitedly head out the door for your summer plans, turn on your favorite playlist, crank up the A/C and your nose is suddenly assaulted with an odor similar to that of an old dirty gym sock. Wondering what that strange smell is coming out of your A/C? We hate to break it to you, but that smell is most likely a build up of mold, fungus and/or bacteria that’s found a nice home in your A/C unit. Gross! What’s Causing the Smell? Unfortunately this is a pretty common problem for vehicles, so let’s break it down and understand the basics. The comp ... read more

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WINTER TIRES AND WHY THEY MATTER

WINTER TIRES AND WHY THEY MATTER

The Denver metro area has already seen its first snowfall, which means that areas in the mountains are well on their way to winter. We often think that the winters are relatively mild in the city, which is why it makes such a popular destination for people to move to. What many people don’t realize, however, is that, mild or not, winter still brings snow, and all it takes is one wrong tire on one wrong patch of snow to cause an accident. Sometimes the difference between an accident and a smooth trip is how alert and careful the driver is, but during the winter months, snow tires can give you a certain advantage, because oftentimes accidents happen to the most cautious of drivers. Here’s what you need to know. What Are Snow Tires? Snow tires, simply put, are not all-season tires. They have deeper grooves to provide greater traction. They’re thicker. They give you control of ... read more

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