Monthly Archives: November 2017

Automotive Tips from Phil's Pro Auto Service: Causes of Wheel Misalignment

When properly aligned, all of your wheels are pointed in the same direction. Your vehicle will track true and handle the way it is designed. Greeley drivers often associate our wheels being “knocked” out of alignment with an event like a major crash, hitting a pothole, curb or some other object. While these can certainly take your wheels out of alignment, the bumps and bounces of everyday Greeley driving take their toll on wheel alignment as well. Your car can lose alignment over time with just normal driving. When your wheels are out of alignment, the team of automotive professionals at Phil's Pro Auto Service in Greeley can return your wheels to the factory settings. Most owners’ manuals suggest an inspection every year or two.Give us a call.Phil's Pro Auto Service707 12th StreetGreeley, Colorado 80631970-353-2739http://www.philsproauto.com

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Speak Up: Talking with Your Phil's Pro Auto Service Service Advisor

About 80% of the vehicles on Greeley roads today are behind on their preventive maintenance schedules. That translates to about 160 million vehicles in the United States that aren't performing as well as they could be - thousands right here in Colorado. Some of the maintenance issues are minor. Others represent serious safety concerns. There are many reasons Greeley drivers neglect their routine car care. Some of the more common ones are complacency, lack of confidence, lack of trust and budget issues. Modern vehicles are amazingly reliable compared to their older counterparts. They can run for years without any repairs, and we sometimes translate that to mean they don't need any maintenance. The trouble is that without maintenance, parts in the vehicle are gradually wearing out, fluids are getting dirty, oil is developing sludge — a lot of stuff is happening that we can't see, and it is destroying the vehicle. The first time we learn there is a ... read more

Change Your Engine Air Filter at Phil's Pro Auto Service

Many Greeley car owners have probably wondered: "What's the harm in putting off replacing an engine air filter? The answer is that not replacing it could cause your Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor to fail. This expensive sensor is situated between your engine air filter and your engine. Dirty air filters are a leading cause of mass air flow sensor failure – and these babies can cost several hundred dollars to replace in Greeley.Change your vehicle air filter at Phil's Pro Auto Service when it's dirty. Your vehicle engine will thank you.Give us a call. Phil's Pro Auto Service707 12th StreetGreeley, Colorado 80631970-353-2739http://www.philsproauto.com    

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Maintenance

Keep Your Greeley Car Breathing Free: Engine Air Filter

Hey Greeley - this is something really amazing: Your vehicle uses 12,000 times as much air as fuel when you drive it. All of that air has to be filtered to keep your engine clean.That's like 100 gallons (380 liters) of air every block! The engine air filter is just another example of a very important but inexpensive part that has to do a tremendous amount of work. And when it works, everything goes well. But, when it doesn't, well, it can lead to problems. Of course, your vehicle manufacturer recommends how often to change your air filter. But like most service intervals, where and how you drive your vehicle in Colorado affects when your filter needs to be changed.Dusty conditions around Greeley or polluted city driving means you'll need to change your filter more often. Our trained professionals at Phil's Pro Auto Service can check your filter for you. In fact, it's often a routine part of an oil change.When you think about it, a clogged air f ... read more

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Maintenance