It’s finally spring in Colorado and we all know that means it’s time for spring cleaning, spring break vacations, and preparations for summer fun. But after months of snow storms and freezing temperatures, it’s also time to take your car in for post-winter maintenance, which is a must if you want your car running well and ready for warm-weather travel. Spring car maintenance is especially necessary in Colorado, where the pot holes have gained widespread notoriety for their size and destructive prowess.
If you've had a car for any length of time, at some point you've probably thought to yourself, should I keep paying for maintenance and repairs... or would it be better to just bite the bullet and buy that new one I've been eying on the TV commercials? I know that I, for one, have played around with the idea... on more than one occasion.
Sure, the thought of a new car can be alluring, but it may be beneficial to step back and truly take a look at the financial implications. Higher monthly car payments, costly insurance premiums, registration fees... a down payment. For most people, including me, it may make more financial sense to maintain an existing car than it does to take on the added expense of a new one.
Did you know that your vehicle works harder in Colorado than anywhere else in the nation? Between the altitude, the drastic changing temperatures, the hills and mountains, and of course the stop and go traffic, it's downright tough on our vehicles. If you're noticing that your vehicle does not have the same "get up and go" that it had when it was new, you're not alone. The ASE Certified Master Technicians at Aspen Auto Clinic, partnered with BG, have come up with a solution. We call it the "modern-day tune-up"!
It’s 2:58, I have two minutes. I walk quickly. I glance at my reflection in the passing windows; my shirt needs straightening and there’s a faint wrinkle on my freshly pressed slacks. I smooth it over and tuck in my shirt. Deep breath. I pull open the door to the coffee shop.
Weather experts are predicting a very harsh winter for the Front Range of Colorado. While this is great news for skiers and the ski resorts, it can be downright dangerous if you’re not prepared.
Veterans Day becomes more and more special to me the older I get. My father is an Army veteran and my father-in-law was a retired officer in the Air Force. Many of our employees have previously served, and I am a proud dad of an Air Force veteran.
Aspen Auto Clinic in Centennial, Colorado is currently making a transition to focus its specialty on European and Asian Import Vehicles. They will continue to serve the Centennial, Englewood, and the surrounding areas near Denver with the excellent customer service that so many have come to know and love.
Each year Aspen Auto Clinic has traditionally given back to the community their gift of auto repair by having their experts repair cars for those in need. The owner, Greg Bunch, has kept these mission projects private for most of the company's 14 years of business.
In the last decade, more Americans are keeping their cars longer instead of trading in for a newer model vehicle. We also are buying older, used cars for teen drivers to save money as well. Keeping cars longer usually equates to operating them at higher mileage points. One "must do" service operation that all car, truck, and vehicle owners need to know about is timing belt replacement. Knowing about timing belt replacements will, at a minimum, save you from uexpected breakdowns and in the extreme can help you avoid thousands of dollars in repair costs.