• The Davis Automotive Repair Guide to Vehicle Diagnosis

    Monday 15 January 2018

    Modern Centennial vehicles have several computers on board that control all kinds of things like engine functions, transmission shifts, traction control, anti-lock brakes, stability control, emissions – and on some vehicles, even steering, braking and the throttle.Think about that for a minute – things that used to be controlled by simple mechanical connections now have electronic controls that rely on computers, software and s... read more

  • Differential Service at Davis Automotive Repair

    Monday 08 January 2018

    Here at AutoNetTV, we have national viewers, like your neighbors in Centennial, who write to us with questions or feedback. One common question we're asked is: "What is a differential and what does it do?" You may have been told by your Davis Automotive Repair service advisor that your differential needs serviced, or it's seen it as an option up on the service menu. Differential service at Davis Automotive Repair covers a lot of things... read more

  • Keep Your Cool in Centennial

    Wednesday 03 January 2018

    Centennial drivers rely on their vehicle's coolant system to keep their engine cool. Coolant (also called antifreeze) mixed with water flows through your vehicle engine and absorbs heat. The mixture then flows out to the radiator where it's cooled by air flowing over the radiator. From there the coolant/water mix circulates back through the engine to absorb more heat.There's a reason we mix coolant and water. Water alone actually does a good job transferrin... read more

  • Ask Davis Automotive Repair About the Importance of Service Intervals

    Sunday 10 December 2017

    Today in our Davis Automotive Repair blog, we're going to talk about following recommended service intervals. Your vehicle isn't the only aspect of your life with recommended intervals: What about six-month dental cleanings and regular physical exams? Then there's laundry, mowing the lawn, paying your electric bill, changing your furnace filter - you get the idea.Now, what would happen if you didn't follow these intervals?For one thing, your teeth may get m... read more

  • Distracted Driving

    Sunday 03 December 2017

    When asked, most people think they are good at multi-tasking. Scientific studies, however, reveal that only around 2% of the population can truly demonstrate the capacity to effectively multi-task. For the rest of us who are not so biologically wired, no amount of practice can increase our effectiveness at multi-tasking. Turns out, multi-tasking is almost a superpower. Think of fighter pilots: capable of maintaining their orientation in three dimensional space and performing specific and highly... read more

  • What Centennial Customers like About Us at Davis Automotive Repair

    Monday 27 November 2017

    A big part of the service we provide at Davis Automotive Repair for our Centennial customers is education. We want you to feel confident with your service decisions. And we're always open to questions from our valued Centennial area customers. Even though we try to be proactive in our Davis Automotive Repair automotive education, we sometimes get busy fixing vehicles and need a reminder. Please, just ask. We've found our Centennial customers like the service remin... read more

  • Go Big or Go Home: Upsize Your Wheels at Davis Automotive Repair

    Monday 20 November 2017

    A lot of us Centennial drivers like our vehicles to reflect our personalities. We're picky about color and body style. We'll customize anything from floor mats to window tints to license plates. One popular way for Colorado motorists to customize a vehicle is to get new wheels.Wheels come in thousands of designs. Custom wheels can add personality, style or sass to a vehicle. Many of these customizations involve getting a bigger wheel.Fifteen or 16-inch wheels used to be the factory standard, but... read more

  • Does My Choice in Oil Affect Change Intervals?

    Sunday 12 November 2017

    Oil changes are probably the most recognized service on a vehicle. Almost all Centennial residents know about them. But do we know enough?Several decades ago, oil changes were fairly standard: every three months or 3,000 miles or 5,000 kilometers. But recent advances in both engine technology and oil quality have led to longer oil change intervals.Delayed or skipped oil changes are a problem for Centennial residents because they lead to the build-up of oil sludge in your engine. Oil sludge... read more

  • On Board Diagnostics for Your Engine

    Sunday 05 November 2017

    Starting in 1996, Davis Automotive Repair service technicians have been able to use a standardized diagnostic system to help determine what is wrong with a vehicle. This diagnostic system works in tandem with the Engine Control Modules for each vehicle's engine. The Engine Control Module is a computer that monitors and controls many engine functions.Sensors throughout a vehicle send readings to the Engine Control Module. These readings help the... read more

  • Good Timing: Proper Timing Belt Replacement Saves Money for Centennial Drivers

    Wednesday 01 November 2017

    Knowing how their engine works can help Centennial drivers make informed decisions about auto care and prevent repairs to their vehicles. This is especially true when it comes to timing belts.An engine's power is generated in the cylinders. Inside the cylinder is a piston that moves up and down while the engine is running. Power is generated in a cycle that includes four strokes of the piston. First, the piston drops and a valve at the top of the cylinder opens to let in fu... read more

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