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Yearly Archives: 2015

Davis Repair's Web.com Testimonial Video

Did you know that we have a marketing team? Well, now you do. We hire people to help us market ourselves so that we can focus on what we do best, which is take care of your family’s cars, of course! One part of our team is Web.com, who is in charge of our Google AdWords. They came out to shoot this testimonial video featuring us and we thought we’d share it with you. Enjoy

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Maintaining Your Diesel in Denver

Diesel engines have been used extensively in Europe and Asia for many years. They haven’t been as common in Denver because of the high sulfur content in our diesel fuel. But the government is now mandating lower sulfur content and, as a result, we are going to see more Greenwood Village car owners driving diesel-fueled vehicles on the road, especially in passenger cars and SUV’s. Diesels are popular because they get better fuel efficiency than gas-powered engines. They also last longer. Modern diesel engines are quiet and powerful. If you still associate diesel engines with black smoke, then you’re not up with the times; that smoke is a thing of the past. Diesels don’t produce any more pollutants than gasoline engines. The pollution standards for diesel-powered vehicles are as strict in Colorado as for other vehicles. Also, diesel engines can run on bio-diesel fuels as well as fossil fuels. Diesel fuel can be produced from vegeta ... read more

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Fuel System

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Diesel , Engine , Fuel

New Survey: Nearly 80 Percent Of Consumers Think Vehicle Hacking Will Be A Frequent Problem In The Near Future

ShopOwner Mag just published an article laying out the findings of a new survey revealing that hacking vehicles is a major concern for almost 80% of consumers. Have you been paying attention to this issue? What do you think? The vulnerabilities of vehicle hacking have made an impression on car owners and shoppers, and nearly 80 percent say it will be a frequent problem within the next three years or less, according to a new survey by Kelley Blue Book. Awareness of the recent Jeep Cherokee hacking incident is very high, and nearly half of respondents said they will keep this event in mind when buying or leasing their next car. Moreover, the majority of consumers do not think there will ever be a permanent solution to the problem of vehicle hacking. ... read more

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Why is My Check Engine Light On?

The Check Engine Light strikes fear into the hearts of some Greenwood Village car owners and is totally ignored by just as many. What exactly it means is a mystery to most car owners, when you get right down to it. Let’s get the urgent issues out of the way first. If your check engine light is flashing, that means that something is wrong that could cause essential engine damage. Naturally, you need to get that taken care of right away. If your check engine light is flashing, you shouldn’t drive at Colorado interstate speeds, tow, or haul heavy loads. Take it easy all the way to our service station. If you’re questioning whether you should dive in or get a tow, call us! If the light is glowing steadily, you should keep an eye on it for a day or two. If the light doesn’t go off, schedule an appointment with your honest Davis Repair technician to get it checked out. Some more beneficial information on how the Check En ... read more

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Davis Repair Often Asked About Premium vs. Regular Gas

Centennial area auto owners often ask the question: “Will using premium gas make my car run better?” The answer is simple. But first, let’s talk about premium gasoline; what is it, exactly? Different grades of gasoline have different octane ratings. Regular gasoline has the lowest octane rating and premium the highest. Most gas stations around Denver, Colorado also carry a mid-grade that falls in between the two. The octane range for the different grades of gas varies by region due to altitude differences. Engines require different octane ratings because of design differences. For example, turbocharged engines usually require premium gas. There’s a sticker on your gas tank filler lid that tells you the minimum octane rating your automobile manufacturer recommends. For help identifying the type of gasoline your engine needs, come by Davis Repair in Centennial: ... read more

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Smooth Shifting in Centennial Colorado: Transmission Service

So you have some exciting plans for your Colorado weekend. You’re going to take some of your friends out on the boat for some water skiing. Of course, you’ve gotten the boat all ready. And you haven’t forgotten about your tow vehicle. You’ve gassed it up and even vacuumed it out. However, there is something even more essential than the cleanliness of the interior for your little road trip: you want to make sure that your truck maintenance is up to date. Think about it – heavy expressway traffic on the way out of Denver. There’s hilly terrain as you get to the lake. Some dirt roads – and it’s going to be pretty hot this weekend. And all the time you’ll be towing around several thousand extra pounds. That all adds up a lot of severe strain on your engine, brakes, and transmission. Let’s just consider the transmission. It’s going to be working overtime, spending more time in lower gears. The internal transmission temperature is going to be much higher than norm ... read more

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Davis Repair and the Maintenance Mindset

When it comes to their vehicles, some Centennial drivers don’t have a maintenance mindset. You know you need to take care of your cars, but it just seems really hard to get in the habit of scheduling maintenance. Centennial drivers generally accept that many things in life require regular care, but haven’t applied this knowledge to maintaining your vehicles. For example: your lawn. You water it every other day and mow it every week. You weed the flower beds and rake the leaves. There are other things that Centennial residents are diligent about. Going to the dentist twice a year. Clothes to the dry cleaner. Flu shots. Taking your kids to their doctor for a checkup before school starts. So Centennial drivers really are maintenance minded. They just have to learn to apply that mindset to cars. I mean, if you never brush your teeth or go to the dentist, you’ll become painfully aware of your neglect when you get a big cavity ... read more

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Maintenance

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Emergency Items For Your Road Trip

Local Denver roadside emergencies can range from a flat tire downtown to being stranded in a snowy ravine for three days. Admit it, our potholes are brutal! So you may want to consider a basic emergency kit to keep in the car at all times and a travel kit tailored to a specific trip. Your close-to-home kit for around Greenwood Village would have some basic items to work on your car: everything you need to change a tire, gloves, a couple quarts of oil, some antifreeze, and water. A can of tire inflator is a great temporary fix for minor flats. You’ll also want jumper cables or a booster box, flares, a flashlight, and some basic hand tools. Now for your comfort and safety: a first aid kit, drinkable water, high calorie food (like energy bars), blankets, toilet paper, cell phone (and emergency power pack), towel, hat, and boots. Keep some change for a pay phone, emergency cash, and a credit card. People who live in areas with frequent severe weather ... read more

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Safety

Top 5 Vehicle Checks For A Hassle Free Road Trip

4th of July weekend is here! Warm weather, long weekend and the road are calling, but before you hit the road for an Independence Day weekend trip, make sure you take a few minutes to check these: 1. Oil When the oil level drops too low (or just gets dirty), your engine is not lubricated properly and will wear quickly. If the oil is dark and old, be sure to change it before leaving. If you’ve changed it recently and the level is low, make sure to add the proper amount and check for leaks. 2. Tire Pressure Driving with low tire pressure reduces your fuel efficiency and increases the likelihood of a blowout. Imagine dealing with a blowout on E-470 at 75 mph in traffic… no thank you! Check your owner’s manual and make ... read more

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Keep Your Cool In Denver: Air Conditioning Service

Most auto owners don’t even think about their car air conditioning system unless it fails. That’s because many Centennial and South Denver motorists don’t really understand that auto A/Cs need periodic service. Let us share some of the reasons why they fail. First, like every machine, your car, truck, or SUV’s air conditioner parts need – you guessed it – lubrication. The lubricant is actually mixed in with the refrigerant (that’s the stuff that makes the air cold). Remember that even if the air conditioner is still blowing out cool air, the oil that lubricates the parts may be used up: and unlubricated parts can fail in any vehicle. Here’s a tip for Centennial motorists: Run your air conditioner every so often, even during our freezing Colorado winters. This circulates the lubricant to help keep the seals from drying out. The air conditioner actually removes some of the mois ... read more

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