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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

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

Best Local Road Trips Out Of Denver

Best Local Road Trips Out Of Denver

August is a great time for a road trip out of Denver. While there’s plenty of fabulous activities right here in town, it can be nice to hit the road and see what else this fabulous state has to offer. This can be a pretty hot time of the year, so make sure your air conditioner is working well and that you have all the accouterments you need to keep your cell phone and GPS going strong.  If you're looking to stay semi-close, consider heading down to Colorado Springs for a day or two. The Garden of the Gods is spectacular and wonderful for hiking or simply sitting in awe. Pikes Peak is waiting for your sturdy hiking boots, but make sure you hydrate like crazy and watch for signs of altitude sickness. Nothing spoils a road trip like a trip to the ER. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo might surprise you with all the animals it has to offer. There’s so much more to do and see in Colorado Springs, but this should get you started here. Head on up to Fort Collins for a brewery tour ... read more

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