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engine air filter replacement Littleton

Engine Air Filter Replacement Littleton

Today we want to talk about your engine air filter.  That’s the filter that cleans the air before it’s burned in your engine.  People wonder how often they should change their engine air filter.  The simple answer is when it’s dirty.  That’s a function of how much air has passed through the filter, so your…
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The Smell of Danger (What Causes Gasoline Odors)

A driver recently noticed that her garage had begun to smell like gasoline after she parked her vehicle inside. Her Check Engine light had also just come on. This was something she’d never experienced before. So, she called up her NAPA Service Advisor and asked what was causing it. The answer, of course, is that…
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5 Tips for Buying Used in Littleton, Get An Inspection

Here are 5 tips from Dakota Ridge Auto for used car buyers: 1. Ask for service records. Most owners who document regular maintenance services take care of their vehicles. 2. Inspect the vehicle thoroughly. Check for uneven tire wear, alignment, suspension issues, strange sounds, and funky odors. 3. If everything checks out up to this…
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Trust the Service Center Procedures at Dakota Ridge Auto

It’s comforting for Littleton drivers to know that Dakota Ridge Auto has exacting standards and procedures for taking care of your car. There are inspection procedures and auto service procedures. When Littleton drivers come in for a routine service like an oil change, our technicians will give things the once over. They look to see if parts need to be replaced,…
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5 Reasons To Keep Your Car Well-Maintained

Thanks for visiting the Dakota Ridge Auto auto care blog. Today’s post lists 5 important reasons Littleton drivers should follow recommended maintenance schedules. 1. Be Safe A well-maintained car doesn’t put you and your passengers at unnecessary risk. Think brakes, headlamps, tires. 2. Get Better Fuel Economy Regular maintenance is an investment in optimum fuel…
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Simple Answers From Dakota Ridge Auto For Littleton: Air Conditioning

Question: Why isn’t my air conditioner blowing cold air? Dakota Ridge Auto Answer: Your air conditioning system uses refrigerant to create cold air. The most common reasons Littleton drivers lose their cold air have to do with refrigerant.  The first is not enough refrigerant. Refrigerant is a gas in the system, and very small holes in…
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Light into Darkness (Vehicle Lighting)

You need to be able to see at night and have other vehicles see you as well.  Spend a few minutes to check and make sure all your vehicle’s outside lights are working.  It might help to have a friend assist you since there are a few bulbs to check that are much easier to…
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Radiator Repair

Your radiator hoses carry coolant between your engine and the radiator.  It’s an important job.  If a hose fails, you could lose your engine coolant which might lead to overheating and very expensive engine damage, so you want to make sure you always have good hoses so you can avoid major radiator repair. Radiator hoses…
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Timing Belt Replacement

Let’s address a very important maintenance item – timing belt replacement.  It’s important because letting this one slide can lead to very expensive engine damage. Your timing belt choreographs the timing of your combustion process.  Your pistons travel up and down in the cylinder.  Intake valves open at the right time to let in air…