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Monthly Archives: June 2017

Gas Savings in Centennial: Sharpen Your Pencil

High gas prices in Centennial increase the cost of living for Colorado drivers. You've probably budgeted a certain amount for vehicle related expenses. Increased fuel costs now consume a larger portion of our incomes, causing some Centennial vehicle owners to skimp in other areas – like scheduled maintenance.According to Colorado news reports and automotive industry studies, this is becoming increasingly more common. In fact, nine out of ten personal vehicles on the road have at least one maintenance or repair item that hasn't been done. Some of these items pose serious safety risks. Others are just more likely to make it more expensive to drive. In this area, we can take a lesson from professional Centennial vehicle owners. I'm talking about fleet owners and operators. You know, Centennial folks like the trucking companies and delivery services. Because their livelihood depends on it, they ... read more

Relax When the Wind Blows in Colorado: Winter Car Prep for Centennial Drivers

When autumn comes around in Centennial, leaves fall, nights get longer and there's a definite nip in the air. Time to unpack the boots and gloves and fold some extra blankets onto the beds. It's also time for Centennial drivers to winterize their vehicles.Here is some expert auto advice for Centennial drivers on what vehicles need to keep everyone safe and rolling throughout the Colorado winter months.1. Check your antifreeze. Top it off or change it if necessary. You don't want your radiator, engine or hoses freezing up. If your vehicle isn't generating enough heat to keep you warm, your antifreeze might be low, or you might have a thermostat problem. Either way, you should get it checked out before the full force of Colorado winter sets in. If you are due for a cooling system service at Davis Automotive Repair in Centennial, get that done as well.2. Check your brakes. The slushy wet conditions of winter increase stopping distances. Ice exacerbates th ... read more

Automotive Detective Work in Centennial

There's a reason we use the word “diagnose” when we talk about fixing cars in Centennial. Figuring out what's wrong with your vehicle has a lot of similarities to figuring out what's wrong with someone who is ill. Vehicles are a mass of complex systems that can produce a variety of symptoms when something goes wrong. As with human diagnoses, a specific symptom may be indicative of a number of problems, and figuring out the specific cause takes training and experience.Sometimes the diagnosis of your vehicle's trouble comes down to a matter of trial-and-error. This can be frustrating for Centennial drivers because time and money are on the line. You may feel you should only be paying for repair work. Of course, you only want to pay for the right repair – and a proper diagnosis is part of getting it right. Like at the doctor's office — some of what you pay for is the doctor's time and effort to figur ... read more

Power Steering Service at Davis Automotive Repair in Centennial

Many Centennial drivers have been hearing about technological advances in power steering, specifically electric power steering. Some very high-end cars have been featuring electric power steering. Power steering fluid has the necessary hydraulic properties and the ability to lubricate the internal parts. The power steering fluid also protects vehicle components from rust and corrosion.Centennial car owners should be aware that vehicle manufacturers recommend that the fluid be replaced on schedule. At Davis Automotive Repair, the old fluid is drained and the system cleaned thoroughly. Fresh fluid is then installed.Unfortunately, many Centennial drivers don't realize how important it is to service their power steering, and some may not even know that it's necessary in the first place. A neglected power steering system can develop leaks that will shorten the life of the pump.Centennial drivers s ... read more

Tire Replacement: What Centennial Drivers Need to Know

Looking at getting some new tires? Maybe the real reason for wanting those off-highway tires is that they look cool. Well there's nothing wrong with that. If you make sure that you've got your functional needs covered with your selection, then you can have some fun with where you go from there.Let's suppose you zip around Centennial in a sporty car. You may like to run a high-performance summer tire when the weather's good. When Colorado weather turns cold, you can put on high-performance winter tires. For the kind of driving you like to do, you want full-on performance tires. All-season tires are naturally a compromise that works well for most Centennial drivers, but since you have a choice, go for dedicated summer and winter tires.When it's time for new tires, visit with a knowledgeable Davis Automotive Repair tire professional. Describe your needs and wants. He'll come up with some selections for you to discuss. And once you settle on a type of tire, there are options for special ne ... read more