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Transmission Fluid Service Littleton

Shifting gears fast and furious in your car racing to work, you’re probably unsure if you need transmission fluid service.  If you have a vehicle with an automatic transmission, you probably never think about gear shifting.  When motor vehicles were invented, all of them had to be shifted manually.  But that wonderful self-shifting transmission, referred…
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Bumpy Road Ahead – Strut Repair Littleton

If you’ve noticed your vehicle’s ride has been bumpy lately, or you hear strange noises when you drive over bumps, you may need strut repair services.   The strut assembly is part of your vehicle’s suspension system that’s used to absorb the irregularities on the surfaces you drive on. You have probably heard of shocks or…
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Battery Light On? Why?

When one of your vehicle’s warning lights comes on, the first thing that comes to mind is, “Oh, no, what’s wrong now?” When it’s the battery light, it means there’s something wrong with your vehicle’s battery or charging system.  And because both are important for your vehicle to work properly, it’s a good idea to…
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Catalytic Converter Replacement Shop Littleton

Many of us have become aware of how important it is to keep our planet’s air clean, and your vehicle has a key component that helps do just that: the catalytic converter.  It’s in the exhaust system, and its job is to superheat unburned, harmful byproducts in the exhaust so they don’t get spewed out…
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Dakota Ridge Auto: Your Go-To for Truck Repair in Littleton, CO

If you’re a Colorado resident who owns a truck, you know how important it is to have a reliable and trustworthy auto repair shop for all your truck repair needs. Dakota Ridge Auto, located in Littleton, CO, is a locally owned and operated one-stop-shop that provides expert truck repair services with a focus on customer…
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Winter Checklist (Things to Watch Out for in Winter)

There is no doubt that winter driving in cold climates like we have in Littleton, Colorado, presents challenges that warmer weather doesn’t.  So here are a few things to pay attention to when it comes to your vehicle and winter. Coolant levels. We think of coolant as anti-freeze in winter, but that liquid in the…

Slippery as Ice (Driving on Wet Littleton Roads)

We all know driving on slippery ice can be dangerous. You might not know that wet leaves can be just as slick. If you live in an area with trees that drop their leaves, or if you’re traveling in an area where the fall foliage is worth a look, here are a few things that…
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Smart Car Care in Littleton: Debunking The Maintenance Free Myth

Myths start with a grain of evidence and are then built up with a lot of imagination and very elastic logic.  And the internet is a breeding ground for automotive myths.  Some bloggers recall the vehicles of yesteryear and declare their modern decedents to be virtually maintenance-free and that anyone who says otherwise is out…
serpentine belt replacement Littleton

Serpentine Belt Replacement

Do you know that long belt that snakes around the front of your engine? It’s called the serpentine belt. The serpentine belt is driven by the engine as it turns. It powers your alternator, air conditioning compressor, and power steering pump. On some vehicles, it also runs the water pump, radiator fan, and power brakes. Sounds like a lot of…