The Fallacy of Cheap Tires

DAKOTA RIDGE AUTO: New tires are a big ticket item for most Littleton drivers. You’re not only concerned about the price, but you want to know that it’ll be a…
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Synthetic oil change

What is synthetic oil and should I use it?

DAKOTA RIDGE AUTO: Regular oil, also called conventional oil, comes from dead dinosaurs. Conventional oil molecules are long hydrocarbon chains of various lengths. Imagine a bunch of pencils – some…
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Tire Pressure Monitoring System

DAKOTA RIDGE AUTO: It means that one or more of your tires has low air pressure. The dashboard warning light, which looks like a cross-section of a tire with some…
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Air Conditioning

Let’s talk about air conditioning service and repair issues.  Most of us don’t give our air conditioning a second thought if it’s making cold air.  But it’s a complex and…
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Timing belt

Timing Belt

DAKOTA RIDGE AUTO: Let’s address a very important maintenance item for everyone in Littleton Colorado – timing belt replacement. It’s important because letting this one slide can lead to very…
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E85 Fuel Safety For Littleton Drivers

This Dakota Ridge Auto automotive safety warning is coming from a very unusual source: Littleton fire fighting experts. You’ve probably heard of E85 gasoline. Some newer vehicle models sold in…
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Why is the tire pressure warning light on?

Today’s cars come equipped with a warning light that indicates when your tire pressure drops 20% below the manufacturer recommended PSI (pounds per square inch.) A pressure this low creates…
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engine cooling system repair Littleton

Heater Core

Littleton drivers may wonder where the air in a vehicle’s passenger compartment comes from. Well, as your engine starts to warm up, it also warms the coolant/antifreeze that circulates around the engine and through…
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