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Six Warning Signs Your Vehicle Needs Service (Repair Warning Signs)

Some drivers don’t worry at all about their vehicles and neglect taking them in for service.  Here are six warning signs that it’s time to head over to your NAPA AutoCare Center and get things checked out. Warning light is on. Vehicles have warning lights for everything from engine troubles to brakes to battery issues.…
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Power Brakes Service at Dakota Ridge Auto

Howdy, Littleton drivers. Let’s talk about your brakes. Basically, the power brake system helps you provide braking power so that you don’t have to do all the work with your brake pedal. The brakes themselves are applied at the wheel using hydraulic pressure. When we step on the brake pedal, we create pressure in the…
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Simple Answers from Dakota Ridge Auto for Littleton: Windshield Wipers

Question: When should I replace my windshield wipers? Dakota Ridge Auto Answer: Well, most Littleton drivers wait until they fail. The problem with that is that you find out they have failed when you actually need them most – a little too late. Wiper blades are really a safety system for Littleton drivers. As you…
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The Dakota Ridge Auto Guide to Safe Towing for Littleton Drivers

Let’s talk about towing safety in Littleton. Too often Littleton drivers just slap a trailer on the hitch and take off. But there are safety considerations to protect your tow vehicle, comply with CO laws and limit your liability. Know your tow vehicle. Your options will affect the tow rating, so you need to carefully…
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Don’t Be a Stranger

You wouldn’t walk into a different dentist’s office every time you needed a tooth looked at.  You wouldn’t pick out someone at random every time you needed your hair cut.  And on Tax Day?  You probably wouldn’t trust your taxes to a stranger. There are some professionals for whom you feel your relationship is more…
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It’s Your Turn (Using Turn Signals)

Distracted driving causes a lot of motor vehicle accidents.  Well, according to one study, twice as many are caused by people not using their turn signals. Drivers have a lot of excuses for not signaling.  About a quarter of drivers in one survey said they were just too lazy to do it.  Others think they…
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TSB, not USB

You probably know that USB is a computer term (it stands for Universal Serial Bus). But do you know what a TSB is? You should, because it could be important for your vehicle. A TSB is a Technical Service Bulletin.  Once a new vehicle is introduced and starts being driven by thousands of real-world users,…
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What Littleton Drivers Should Do After a Car Accident

Getting into a car accident can ruin a lot more than just your day. So, consider these tips to make sure the damages aren’t worse than you originally think: Make sure everyone is OK, and call 911 to report the accident. Not only will this help in case of serious injury, but it will also…
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Diesel Engines

When someone mentions diesels – images of smoky, rattley trucks may spring to mind.  The fact is that the modern clean diesel engine is much more refined than in the old days.  Sure, diesel engines remain a very popular choice with heavy duty pick-up trucks, but they are finding their way into nearly every segment…
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Battery Upgrades

When that car battery finally gives up the ghost and it’s time to replace it, Littleton drivers have options. First, let’s be clear that you should always get a replacement battery that meets or exceeds your vehicle’s specifications. But you may have some special needs. When they first put the battery into your vehicle at…