Monthly Archives: October 2017

Stay Safe in Greeley by Putting Your Cell Phone on ICE

We don't want to think about it, but each Greeley resident who drives or rides in a vehicle is potentially an accident victim. In the worst-case scenario, those people are unconscious and unable to communicate with Colorado rescue workers. Rescue workers and Greeley police are well aware of this difficulty, even if the rest of us don't stop to think about it. They can all recount stories of searching through glove compartments, pockets, wallets, purses and cell phone directories for a person's name and for contact information for someone who can help them get the person the medical care they need. This contact information is critical in an accident because Greeley medical workers need to know about allergies and potential drug interactions. Also, in Colorado, some medical treatments can't be provided without authorization or consent, and there can be insurance and billing issues if the person's medical care is not properly arranged. ICE provides a solution for the ... read more

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Automotive Tips from Phil's Pro Auto Service: Signs of an Alignment Problem

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 an accident, 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. In addition, your vehicle can lose alignment over time with just normal driving. When your wheels are out of alignment, Phil's Pro Auto Service in Greeley can return your wheels to the vehicle manufacturer’s factory settings. Most owner's manuals suggest an alignment check 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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Alignment

Phil's Pro Auto Service Alternator Replacement Service in Greeley

Your vehicle alternator doesn't get enough credit. Though your battery gets your engine started, after that – it's all about the alternator.  Driving around Greeley is a lot of work for your alternator, and as upgrades such as heated steering wheels, cooled seats, stability control and lane departure warning become more common, it will have to work even harder. Eventually this workhorse just wears out. When it does you have no choice but to order an alternator replacement because your vehicle won't run without one. Come see your friendly and professional service advisor at Phil's Pro Auto Service to learn more. Phil's Pro Auto Service707 12th StreetGreeley, Colorado 80631970-353-2739http://www.philsproauto.com

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Battery

Smooth Shifting in Greeley, Colorado: Transmission Service

So you have some exciting plans for the weekend. You're going to take some of your friends out on the boat for some water skiing. Of course, you've gotten the boat all ready. And you haven't forgotten about your tow vehicle. You've gassed it up and even vacuumed it out. However, there is something even more important than the cleanliness of the interior: you want to make sure that your vehicle maintenance is up to date. Think about it – heavy traffic on the way out of Greeley. There's hilly terrain as you get to the lake. Some dirt roads – and it's going to be pretty hot in Colorado this weekend. And all the time you'll be towing around a lot of extra weight. That all adds up a lot of severe strain on your engine, brakes and transmission. Let's just consider the transmission. It's going to be working overtime, spending more time in lower gears. The internal transmission temperature is going to be much higher than normal. A fun little blast to the local ... read more

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Transmission

Why a Trip Inspection Is a Good Idea

At Phil's Pro Auto Service we get a lot of Greeley drivers asking about vehicle trip preparation. That's a big deal. You could be driving through mountains and deserts in some pretty lonely areas around Colorado, so it's important to know that the vehicle is up to the task and won't leave you stranded.Smart Greeley drivers plan ahead for a major road trip – and there are a lot of things to get ready. Where should you start? You could start with the tires. Look them over for tread wear and check to see that they are properly inflated. Take a quick test drive around Greeley to see if you can feel any vibrations: Are the wheels in balance? Is the car tracking straight? Is the alignment ok? Come to Phil's Pro Auto Service for a peace-of-mind trip inspection.707 12th Street Greeley, Colorado 80631 970-353-2739http://www.philsproauto.co ... read more

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Maintenance