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Monthly Archives: January 2023

What you need to know about your tires

What you need to know about your tires… Tires are an important part of any vehicle, as they are the only point of contact between the car and the road. Getting the right tires and proper maintenance is essential for the performance and safety of a vehicle, and one of the most important aspects of tire maintenance is tire tread depth and alignment. Tire tread depth - The measurement of grooves in a tire. These grooves are designed to channel water away from the tire, which helps improve traction on wet or snowy roads. The minimum tread depth in Colorado is 4/32 of an inch. However, it is recommended that the tires be replaced at 5/32 of an inch because that is when they begin to lose their ability to provide good traction. This is especially important if you live In a place like Colorado, where it can snow at any given moment.  Alignment - the process of adjusting the angles of the wheels so that they are perpendicular t ... read more

This is why you NEED to stay on top of your car maintenance

Maintaining your vehicle is arguably the most important part of owning a car. Not only does this keep your vehicle running smoothly, but it also avoids a lot of high-priced repairs. Here are a few reasons why regular maintenance is so essential: 1. Longer Lifespan: By performing regular maintenance, such as an oil change every 3-5k miles, tire rotations, fluid level check, etc., the longevity of your car will go up significantly. You may think, “1 or 2 thousand miles over won’t make that much of an impact”. Unfortunately, those miles start to add up and cause damage little by little. 2. Improved Performance: Taking care of your vehicle with regular maintenance can lead to better fuel efficiency and overall performance. No coincidence that your car runs smoother on fresh oil and new tires. 3. Increased Safety/Cost Savings: Getting your car serviced regularly will help identify any potential problems while they are st ... read more

How to Buy a Used Car in 6 Steps

Are you looking for a used vehicle but don’t know where to start? Buying used is a great way to get the most bang for your buck if you know what to look for! Here are a few tips and tricks to make sure you are getting the best deal on a used vehicle. 1. Making a budget. In order to start your research you need to know the price range you are working within to set clear boundaries for your search. On many used car websites you can adjust cost value within your own budget. This helps you narrow down and give you more realistic options. 2. Do your research. What exactly are you looking for? A snow car? Daily driver? Towing? Highest gas mileage? Start with deciding what kind of car and for what reason, and then filter down your options from there. There is no secret that some car brands are more reliable than others. If you are looking for reliability we recommend Toyota, Honda, or Subaru. 3. Car History. Once you find a couple c ... read more