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Getting Your Vehicle Ready For Summer Driving

Getting Your Vehicle Ready For Summer Driving

You’ve cleaned out your car, throwing away all the accumulated and random receipts, food wrappers, and stale bits of food. The car is vacuumed, washed, and even waxed. You put so much effort into making it look good, but don’t forget what’s even more important than your car’s fashion sense: everything else! As we head into summer, the sun in the mile-high city becomes harsh and it’s important that we prepare accordingly.  Your car is clean but don’t forget about your tires and brakes. When was your last oil change? It’s time to bring your vehicle into the pros at Pro Auto Care in Denver and Littleton to give it the attention it deserves. We will check fluids, all lighting, brakes, and more to ensure that your car is summer-worthy. Some of the checks you can do on your own, but if you see, hear or smell something off then bring it into our talented team of well-trained auto mechanics.  Take a moment and run your AC to listen for odd ... read more

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Littleton Shop -- Remodel News!

Littleton Shop -- Remodel News!

Pro Auto Care in Littleton, Colorado has some exciting news! Our remodel is complete and we are excited about the new look and feel inside our auto repair shop.   Why did we chose to remodel? Pro Auto Care has has proudly served the Littleton and Denver communities for many years. But over time, our auto repair shop has started showing its age. Our waiting area wasn’t as comfortable as we wanted it to be, customers would have to sit near a high-traffic lane, and the bathrooms weren’t as pristine as we desired. So, we opted to do a remodel so we could have a new, comfy space with nicer seating and sparkling clean restrooms!   Waiting area BEFORE the remodel:   Waiting area AFTER the remodel:         What new things can customers expect from this remodel? Besides more comfortable seating in our waiting area, we have upgraded other items, too. Our Littleton shop now offers higher speed wifi, coffee, snacks, a water bar, and a refrige ... read more

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Keeping The Women We Care About Safe on the Road

Keeping The Women We Care About Safe on the Road

In the insurance industry, women are known as the "safer" driver and less likely to be in a car accident. Unfortunately, women drivers are also known for being more vulnerable by a majority of criminals. Women are more likely to be victims of crimes like hijacking, sexual assault, and worse. It's important to keep the women we care about safe both on and off the road. No matter what gender you are you should always take precautions when driving to ensure top safety for yourself and others.  As a driver, you should always be prepared for any situation that might occur while driving. To start, you should have a well-maintained car to avoid breakdowns or blown tires. To reduce your risk of being a damsel in distress, learn how to perform basic maintenance, so you don't have to ask a stranger for help. This could be learning how to change a tire, jump-starting a battery, or changing the windshield wiper blades. If you are going on a long trip make sure to stop in yo ... read more

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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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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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How Does Heat Affect Our Vehicle

 How Does Heat Affect Our Vehicle

Colorado is a semi-arid to very arid state. It’s a fact we often don’t pay too much attention to other than when our skin is begging for lotion, or our lips are in desperate need of some Burt’s Bees. We certainly rarely think of how it affects our vehicles unless we are faced with the problems it’s caused. Did you know that the heat we experience in summer can cause all kinds of damage to our automobiles? From increased wear on our tires to generally drying out all sorts of parts we rarely consider, the dry heat we experience in Denver takes its toll on us and our cars. The rubber in our tires can dry out and crack if not properly inflated. Watch all of your fluids as they tend to go faster in the hotter months. Your battery needs more water to keep it fresh during these hot months. Gas evaporates quicker in the heat too. Keep it in the shade as much as you are able. Keep up with your oil changes over the summer also since the heat acts differently on your oil d ... read more

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The Effect of a Bad Alignment

The Effect of a Bad Alignment

    We often tend to put tire care down on the list of our auto repair needs. It’s easy to dismiss because they tend to be an expensive item to replace and we often take their duties for granted. However, with the right care and prevention, you can significantly impact the life of your tires as well as increase your gas mileage and help to stabilize your vehicle in general. When your vehicle’s tires are properly aligned and balanced, that really can save you money and hassle in the long run, not to mention it can keep you safe.  Alignment refers to the angle at which your tires touch the ground. When your tires aren’t properly aligned, that means that there will be more pressure on certain parts of your tire and that will contribute to uneven wear causing the need for a replacement to happen sooner than if you keep your car properly aligned. When your tires aren’t correctly aligned and your tires wear unevenly, it can lower MPG but it can also b ... read more

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Service Intervals

Service Intervals

  Regardless of the car, you drive, whether it’s a super cool specialty car or the one that you drive merely to get you where you need to be, it’s critical to keep up on regularly scheduled maintenance to extend the life of your vehicle and to avoid some potentially substantial repair bills. Regular service not only helps keep your automobile running smoothly, but it can prevent it from encountering a myriad of more significant problems too. Pro Auto Care works hard to not only save you on the road, but to keep your car running well for as long as possible, but we can’t do it alone. We need your help with a commitment to your car’s care too! Plus, if you care about Mother Earth, maintaining your vehicle on a regular basis is a good way to help the environment. You see, when your car is not running right or when there’s a fluid leak, it pollutes more. You can be more eco-friendly by being mindful of the emissions your vehicle is producing, and if you ... read more

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How To Protect Your Paint From The Heat

When you’ve got yourself a sweet ride, you want to make sure it looks the very best, so you invest in the right products to take care of it. While you buff that leather interior with a smile, you want to make sure that your car’s exterior--the paint job--stays fresh and new as long as possible. However, summer heat is not always the summer-lovin' we’ve been lead to expect. What’s a loving vehicle owner to do? Read on for tips on how to protect your paint job in the summer heat.  Bathing Beauty: It may seem counterintuitive, but it is a good idea to wash your car frequently. This is a great way to cool off if you want to do it on your driveway. Wait until the evening shadows grow long and whip out that hose while the kids play on their bikes. Gently buff your car, but be careful not to leave any scratches. Once you’re done with the wash, hand dry using a chamois or microfiber towel.  Wax on, and on, and on… A high-quality wax can go a ... read more

How Does Extreme Heat Affect Vehicles?

How Does Extreme Heat Affect Vehicles?

Yikes! If your dashboard gauge is showing you this, your car could be in serious trouble! Plus, there’s a good chance that you could be stranded on the side of the road. Who wants to spend a single summer day dealing with THIS kind of problem?! The summer heat can really take a toll on your vehicle’s engine, but there are plenty of things you can do to prevent ending up broken down.   During the summer months, we look forward to our road trips, whether it’s for a true vacation or just a simple opportunity to visit friends or family. While that’s great, the summer heat can push your car’s engine over the edge and cause it some serious damage. Not only will your trip be ruined, but your bank account could also take a big hit.   The heat can make your engine work harder to perform. And when it’s hot outside, we want to stay cool inside as we fly down the road. Running our A/C can add strain to our already overworked engine. One way to help ... read more

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