A Non-Starter (Alternator Problems in Cold Weather)

As the temperatures dip, we all know there could be problems starting our vehicles. After all, batteries can grow old and not hold a charge as well as when they were newer. Or starters can go bad.  But there’s one more component to keep an especially sharp eye on during winter: your alternator. The alternator […]

Fuel Injection Basics for GREELEY

All modern GREELEY vehicles come with fuel injection systems, so it’s a topic GREELEY drivers need to know something about. The mighty fuel injector is a valve that delivers the gas or diesel fuel to the right place, in the right amount at the right time—to be mixed with air and burned in the engine.So […]

Cooling System Components

Today we want to talk about a system in our vehicles – the cooling system. It’s one of those things that GREELEY auto owners don’t give much thought to until it fails and then they’re stranded by the side of a road in Colorado.Cooling systems fail more often than any other mechanical system – usually because of […]

Why Is My Car Heater Blowing Cold Air?

The weather will only get colder in Colorado in the next couple of months, which means all drivers will be cranking their heaters on their daily commutes. If your heater starts malfunctioning and blowing cold air in the midst of winter, you probably want to get that fixed ASAP. Your vehicle’s heating and cooling system […]

Wiper Blades in Colorado

If you’re gonna drive around the GREELEY area, you’ve got to be able to see! So having a good set of windshield wipers is extremely important. We’ve all experienced the frustration and fear of not being able to see clearly during a storm or when our windshield is just dirty.It seems like your wiper blades are always at their worst […]

A Door No One Can Step Through (Fuel Door Repair and Maintenance)

Your vehicle has lots of doors including that one usually near the back on the vehicle’s side.  That’s the fuel door, something you use every time you gas up.  These endure hundreds of open-and-close cycles, usually without any problems.  But when they act up, it can be a major inconvenience for you. When they stick […]

What Is an EGR Valve? (EGR Valve Service)

If you’ve ever felt your vehicle hesitate, go, then hesitate again, you might think there’s something wrong with the transmission.  After all, it’s not moving smoothly  down the road.  But there are plenty of malfunctions that can cause those symptoms, one of them being something you may have never heard of: the EGR valve. EGR […]

How to Radiate Cool (Radiator Care)

There’s nothing that radiates cool like a vehicle radiator that’s helping to keep your engine running at the proper temperature.  You don’t have to baby it, but you can’t simply ignore it, either.  Let’s take a quick dive under the hood to let you know what the radiator is doing.  It takes the heat your […]

Beginning to See the Light (Check Engine Light Diagnostics)

It’s a light many drivers fear they’ll see turn on at the most inopportune time.  It’s the one on the dash that says “Check Engine,” “Service Engine Soon,” or it may be simply an engine-shaped light. Your first instinct may be to pull off to the side of the road and turn off the engine. […]

Light’s Out! Trouble Ahead (Exterior Light Bulb Service)

Whether or not your exterior light bulbs are all working probably is not at the top of your list when you think about your vehicle.  But those exterior lights are more important than you think, and they’re vital to your safety and that of other drivers near you. Headlights are important.  Not only do they […]

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