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Using Proper Fluids In Your Ford Or Other Vehicle

Today Davis Repair is talking about the proper fluids for your vehicle. It’s become more complicated with changes in automotive design and manufacturing. It’s not that people in Colorado are confused as much as they don’t realize how much things have changed in recent years. Let’s take engine oil. Twenty or thirty years ago, there were just a handful of different weights of oil. The weight of an oil is a scientific measure of its properties, particularly its viscosity or thickness. It was common in those days to use a lighter weight oil in the winter when it’s cold outside. That way the oil would be able to splash around inside the engine and protect the parts before it was fully warmed up. And a heavier weight oil would be used in the summer. The thicker oil wouldn’t thin out too much in the summer heat and vaporize in the engine. Modern valve trains have become very complicated with more moving parts and small passages than ever before. The ... read more

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Brake Service

Brakes really aren’t optional equipment. And taking care of them isn’t optional either. A regular brake inspection is on every car’s maintenance schedule. An inspection will check your brake system and let you know if there are any problems. Of course, if you’re having trouble with your brakes, get your car into a Centennial or Greenwood Village service center right away. And watch out for these problems: Low or spongy brake pedal Hard brake pedal A brake warning light that stays on Constantly squealing or grinding brakes Vibrations or clunking sounds when you apply your brakes There are two types of brakes: disc and drum. Disc brakes have a rotor that’s attached to the axle. Calipers straddle the rotor, kind of like the brakes on a bicycle. Drum brakes are more common on back wheels. Pads, called shoes, push against the inside of the drum to slow the vehicle. There are several things that need to be serv ... read more

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Flood Damage in Cars, what to do if your car has been affected by the Colorado floods

Flood Damage in Cars, what to do if your car has been affected by the Colorado floods With the floods in Colorado reaching what experts are calling ’100 Year Levels’ we are getting a lot of questions about car repairs due to flood damage. Here are a few things to keep in mind. First Things First: Call your insurance agent and check to see if your car is covered for flood damage, also check for details on towing insurance and rental car insurance. Get the details on reimbursement ask if using your own mechanic is okay or if there’s someone they recommend. You may have towing insurance, be sure to ask, then have it towed to a mechanic you trust… Like us Don’t attempt to start a flooded car! you can do much more harm than good. If there’s water in the transmission, file system or engine, you’re only going to compound the damage. Assessing the Damage: Any vehicle can be repaired if you want to spend enough mo ... read more

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Upsizing Wheels and Tires With Davis Repair

At AutoNetTV we love doughnuts. So let’s pretend you have three doughnuts right in front of your for our discussion of upsizing wheels and tires. Hey, don’t eat them now – your going to need them later. Many people want to accessorize their car – you know, make it theirs. One of the easiest ways to get a custom look is to get some new wheels. There are thousands of wheel designs out there to get you the look you want. And for many, that look includes bigger wheels. It used to be that cars came from the factory with 15 or 16 inch wheels. Now 16, 17 and even 18 inchers are standard. And the factories are offering optional wheel packages up to 20 inches or more. So let’s talk about what to consider when you want to upsize your wheels. It’s not exactly a do it yourself project, so you need to know a thing or two before you get started. The most important term to ... read more

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