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Monthly Archives: April 2016

Davis Automotive Repair Brake Service for Safe Stopping in Centennial

Let's talk about something critical for all Centennial drivers: your brakes. Your vehicle is heavy, and it takes a lot of muscle to bring it and your passengers to a safe stop – so everything needs to be in good working order. Here's an explanation on how your disc brakes work: The wheel hub keeps your wheel attached to your vehicle. The brake disc – or rotor – is attached to the hub and rotates with the wheel as you drive around Centennial. Your brake pads clamp onto the rotor to slow the wheel.The brake caliper straddles the rotor and squeezes the rotor to slow it down. The calipers contain brake pads which press on the rotor when you put your foot on the brake. The brake piston causes the calipers to squeeze and release as you use your vehicle brakes.Your brake pads start to wear the first time you step on the brakes. Eventuall ... read more

Finding Vehicle Recall Information in Centennial, Colorado

No matter how well they're made, vehicles in Centennial, Colorado, will have design or manufacturing problems. And when the government thinks a problem is really serious for people in Centennial, Colorado, they require the manufacturer to issue a recall notice and fix the vehicle  free of charge. The manufacturer then tries to contact everyone in Colorado who owns that type of vehicle to get the recall work done. Perhaps you have received a postcard notifying you of a recall. The government has links on its websites, or just visit AutoNetTV for links. There are many websites with free recall information and searches. There's CarFax, AutoByTel and the DMV.Recalls are serious but not all that common. Sometimes there are fewer issues, and for these, manufacturers issue a Technical Service Bulletin, or TSB, that tells service centers like Davis Automotive Repair how to repair a frequent or difficult problem.The pros get ... read more

Used Cars: Davis Automotive Repair Advice on What to Do After You Buy

Used vehicles are certainly an economical choice for budget-conscious Centennial drivers. But how can we know we're getting a good used vehicle and not just inheriting someone else's problems?There are good used vehicles for sale in the Centennial area. Vehicles are sold when families upsize, when families downsize or even when someone just wants a new ride. So the used vehicle may be just fine. But some Centennial used vehicle owners sell them because they don't want to deal with developing or existing problems.When you're considering buying a used vehicle in Centennial, ask for service records. Check to see if the recommended schedules for preventive maintenance have been followed. If so, you probably have a great used vehicle on your hands. If there aren't any service records, then assume the worst.Check the vehicle for obvious signs of problems. Kick the tires if you want to but definitely check them for uneven tread wear. This can indicate alignment ... read more

Can Your Car Last Another Year?

Have you checked out the price of new vehicles at Centennial car dealers? Ouch! Add financing and insurance and a new ride may not seem so attractive. A lot of Centennial, Colorado, folks are hoping to make their cars last a lot longer.Fortunately, with the current state of automotive engineering and manufacturing, there's no reason a modern vehicle can't be made to last for a 150,000 miles (250,000 kilometers) or more for smart Centennial drivers.The old adage: 'a stitch in time saves nine' is really true for Centennial residents when it comes to car maintenance. A great example is coolant service.Over time, coolant becomes corrosive and actually starts to damage your radiator and other parts. Smart Centennial drivers have their cooling system service taken care of right on schedule at Davis Automotive Repair.Ditto for your power steering system, brake fluid, air conditioning system, differential and transmission. Of course, oil changes should be done right on schedule to av ... read more