Our Automotive Care Blog

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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Winter Prep for Your Vehicle

Nov 9, 2017 3:47:00 PM / by Karen Maus posted in Car maintanance, Maintanance Evaluation, News and Information, preventative maintenance

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It's the Season of Curb Checks, Sliding into Ditches and those (nail biting) Heart Racing Moments!

Its that time of year! Old man winter is knocking on our door. Some folks love this season and can't wait to play in the snow and then there are the rest of us. The one thing we all have in common is our need for safe travel.

 

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Aspen Auto Clinic: AskPatty Certified Female Friendly

Oct 5, 2017 3:46:00 PM / by Karen Maus posted in The Aspen Team, customer service, News and Information, ASKPATTY CERTIFIED

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Are you nervous about being taken advantage of when dealing with automotive repair shops? Do you wonder how often you should replace brake pads, belts and hoses? Would you like to feel more secure when handling your automotive repairs and maintenance?

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