• Ask Davis Automotive Repair: What Happens When a Serpentine Belt Breaks?

    Wednesday 18 October 2017

    The serpentine belt is aptly named since it snakes around under your hood. It may lack its namesake's fangs, but it sure packs a wallop when it breaks.The serpentine belt powers a lot of engine systems. It runs the alternator, which charges the battery; the water pump (on some vehicles), which cools the engine; the air conditioning, which cools the driver and passengers; and the power steering pump, which allows for easier steering. When the belt breaks, all of these systems shut down.Okay, so m... read more

  • Talk to Davis Automotive Repair About New Shoes for Your Vehicle

    Monday 09 October 2017

    Custom wheels are one way that Centennial folks express themselves and personalize their vehicle. But they aren't as cheap and easy as sticking decals on your back window. There are several factors that need to be considered, including cost, the fit of the wheel, modifications that will have to be made to the vehicle, how the new wheels and tires will affect the operation of the vehicle, your driving habits and, of course, the style of the wheels. Most Centennial... read more

  • Fall and Spring Checkup in Centennial

    Tuesday 03 October 2017

    When I was a kid, my dad always made sure he took the cars in for Spring and Fall checkups. I was telling a friend that it's about time to get into Davis Automotive Repair for a checkup and he said that he read on the internet that modern cars don't need seasonal service.My friend is (technically) right about some things, but from a practical standpoint, a seasonal check up still makes sense.Back when my dad was teaching me about how to take care of the family v... read more

  • Davis Automotive Repair Automotive Tips: Diagnostic Service

    Thursday 28 September 2017

    Imagine waking up one morning with a stomach ache. You pick up the phone, call the doctor’s office and say, “I’ve got a really bad tummy ache. How much will it cost to make me feel better?” Of course you wouldn’t do that. You know that there could be a lot of reasons for your symptoms and that the doctor will have to examine you, ask some questions and probably run some tests before she can tell you what’s wrong and give you treatment options. This same scenar... read more

  • Keeping Your Car Young in Centennial

    Wednesday 13 September 2017

    As Centennial consumers, we live in a disposable society. It's amazing all the stuff we throw away.New stuff comes out so fast in Colorado, and much of it is fairly cheap, so we just toss the old and move on. It seems like when we were kids our parents were real sticklers about taking care of our stuff - especially parents who grew up in the Depression. You know, hang up your clothes, polish your shoes, put away your toys. If something got lost or ruined by neglect, tough; we had to do without... read more

  • Fuel Saving Tip: Slow Down Around Centennial

    Monday 04 September 2017

    There's not much we can do about the price of gas in Centennial, Colorado, but we do quite a bit about how much we use as we're driving on our Centennial streets.Our driving habits can dramatically affect our fuel economy.The first thing we can do is watch the 'go-pedal.' Hard acceleration just sucks the gas. Gently leave stop lights and plan lane changes so you don't need to floor it. That can save you hundreds of dollars a year.Go a little slower on the freeway. Once you're go... read more

  • Centennial, Colorado Winter Prep Service for Your Auto

    Sunday 27 August 2017

    When winter approaches in Colorado, Centennial residents break out the sweaters, coats, boots and mittens. We want to be ready for Colorado winter conditions. Your vehicle needs to be ready for winter as well. The last thing Centennial residents want is to get stranded out in the cold. You need your vehicle to be safe and reliable. It's a good idea to get caught up on any neglected maintenance items anytime - but the stakes are higher in cold Colorado winters.There are some specific things Cente... read more

  • Hitting the Brakes in Centennial

    Sunday 20 August 2017

    Safety should always be an element of your vehicle care. So even if you don't care about how your vehicle looks, you should practice preventive maintenance to protect yourself — and other Centennial drivers — on the road. And good safety starts with good brakes.Brakes need a regular inspection. There are  parts that wear out or wear down, and it's best to replace them before you have serious problems. Of course, if you are having trouble with... read more

  • Servicing High Mileage Vehicles at Davis Automotive Repair

    Thursday 17 August 2017

    The price of gas and the uncertain economy are both causing Colorado residents to review their finances. More and more Centennial drivers are opting to keep their vehicles longer and put off purchasing a newer car. It is estimated that two-thirds of the vehicles on the roads of North America today have over 75,000 miles/120,000 km on them. And the average age of vehicles is now over eleven years. That translates to some car care issues that many Centennial men and women haven't dealt with in the... read more

  • Beware of Cheap Tires in Centennial

    Sunday 06 August 2017

    Do you like to shop for shoes in Centennial?When buying a running shoe, is quality important?Does durability matter as long as the shoes look fabulous?Would you rather have one pair of long lasting shoes or two pairs of lower quality shoes at the same price?Is the warranty important when buying tires? Centennial drivers should also think about the safety aspect of tires. The tires do a lot of work – they carry the weight of the vehicle and you and your pas... read more

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