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Your Vehicle's Air Conditioner

May 16, 2018 3:48:00 PM / by Karen Maus posted in Car maintanance, preventative maintenance, a/c service, air conditioner

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Summer is Right Around the Corner!

When spring first appears, one might actually enjoy soaking up the feeling of sitting in a hot car.  In contrast, summer's hot and dry days will find us all reaching for a/c button, impatiently waiting for the cool air to envelop us. While you're relaxing in the cool air, your air conditioning system is working hard and you probably won't give it a second thought until it fails to work.

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5 Tips to Get the Best Spring Car Maintenance

Apr 25, 2018 1:57:00 PM / by Karen Maus posted in Spring travel, Car maintanance

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It’s Spring in Colorado and we all know that means it’s time for spring cleaning and preparations for summer fun. 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.

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Preventative Maintenance: How Can You Tell Your Brakes Need Inspected?

Apr 18, 2018 5:47:00 PM / by Karen Maus posted in Vehicle Maintenance and Tips, Car Service, Auto Repair, Car maintanance, brakes

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We imagine that it's a safe bet that every driver knows they need their brakes to slow down or stop. Brakes are not only essential for safety they are required in order for your vehicle to run properly. The next time you need to slam on your brakes to avoid hitting something or someone, don't forget to give thanks to a properly operating brake system!

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Preventative Maintenance: Caring for Your Vehicle's Transmission

Mar 27, 2018 4:07:00 PM / by Karen Maus posted in preventative maintenance

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Transmissions come in second  only to engines when considering the most expensive components on a vehicle. Automatic or manual, the transmission is essential for running a vehicle. Its main function is to keep everything in balance. If the transmission fails, the car will be practically  useless.  Maintenance is essential in keeping your transmission healthy. 

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Preventative Maintenance: Spring Maintenance Evaluation

Mar 7, 2018 3:42:00 PM / by Karen Maus posted in Vehicle Maintenance and Tips, Maintenance Evaluation, preventative maintenance

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 Wouldn't it be nice to prevent an unexpected emergency?

Maintenance evaluations are about preventing costly repairs and breakdowns that leave you on the side of the highway, frustrated and vulnerable. Maintenance evaluations are also about being able to plan for the more expensive repairs that occasionally come up. 

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Do You Save for Your Vehicle's Preventative Maintenance and Repairs?

Feb 16, 2018 5:13:00 PM / by Karen Maus

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Do you have a personal budget for your finances? Budgeting is balancing your expenses with your income and budgets allow you to your finances on track. Budgeting takes effort and conscious thought.  With that mix, you can align your priorities, maximize your savings, control spending and reduce stress.

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Preventative Maintenance: Can you spare a minute for your spare tire?

Feb 6, 2018 5:55:00 PM / by Karen Maus posted in Vehicle Maintenance and Tips

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Paying Attention Pays Off!

As I was leaving work the other day, I noticed a shiny spot on my tire and groaned. Who has time for this? I had no choice but to spare a minute for my tire! My fellow co-worker's were able to help me with my tire and I was eventually able to head home.  During my drive home, I had time to think about how lucky I was that I had randomly "happened" to notice the nail head in my tire. I could have easily been looking in any other direction, gotten into my car and headed to the Interstate.

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Learn How to Get Over 200,000 Miles Out of Your Vehicle

Jan 4, 2018 3:35:00 PM / by Karen Maus posted in Car Service

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Unlike the cars and trucks our parents drove, most vehicles now pass the 100,000 mile mark with no major issues. By tending to the health of our vehicles and with new technologies, automobiles are now able to reach and even pass the 200,000 mile mark. Many people are keeping their automobiles much longer due to the rising costs of purchasing a new vehicle.

Do you love and leave your vehicle once it has 30,000 miles on it or are you the type that has accepted the challenge of keeping a vehicle running for as long as possible? We live in a throw away society, but tossing out a car is not as simple as replacing a failing printer.  Here are some tips to get as much mileage out of your vehicle as possible.

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Motivated To Make A Difference: Christmas Unlimited Toy Drive

Dec 12, 2017 10:01:00 AM / by Karen Maus posted in Contests - Fun Stuff, Community Service, Making a Difference, Donations

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Aspen Auto Clinic has Partnered with Christmas Unlimited this Holiday Season!

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The Low Down on Carbon Build-up

Nov 30, 2017 3:47:00 PM / by Kate Young posted in Car maintanance

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Dealing with Carbon Build-up in Direct Injection Engines

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