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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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How to Change a Tire While Traveling with Kiddos

Traveling with kiddos is a great way for you to create memories with them and for them to make their own inside jokes and memories with each other. It’s easy to travel with kids fun until suddenly you get a flat tire. Kids are always so curious and will want to get out and see what happened while asking you a million questions. Prepare for any situation by following these tips and tricks for dealing with emergencies while traveling with kids.  When you first start to feel the tugging and pulling of your tire going out to try your best not to panic. Panicking will only strike fear in the kids and often followed by crying. Say something indicating you just need to pull over to the side of the road real quick in a calm voice.  Make sure to pull over into a safe spot so your kids won’t be in danger if they try to get out of the car, avoid the median of the road. If your roadside assistance isn’t handy before you get into your car put it in a place that is easi ... read more

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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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