The Importance of an Oil Change

An oil change at Dakota Ridge Auto in Littleton, Colorado sounds simple, but there are some pretty important things to know about preventing oil sludge. Oil eventually starts to turn into jelly, literally: petroleum jelly. Sludge clogs up oil passages and keeps oil from getting to some areas of the engine, causing parts to wear…

What Do Water Pumps Do?

Today, Dakota Ridge Auto talks water pumps for vehicles in Littleton, Colorado. The engine is cooled by coolant/antifreeze mixed with water. This mixture circulates around the engine, absorbing some of the heat. The coolant then flows through the radiator where air cools it down for the return trip back through the engine. Your vehicle’s water…

Shocks and Struts

Today, Dakota Ridge Auto in Littleton wants to talk shocks and struts. Shock absorbers and struts last a long time for Littleton drivers and wear out pretty slowly for most vehicles. They’re easy to take for granted, but your shocks and struts do a very important job so you need to pay attention to them.…
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