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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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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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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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