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Denver Car Repair: Warming Up Not Necessarily an Easy Task

Denver Car Repair: Warming Up Not Necessarily an Easy Task

While global warming remains a hot topic around social circles, the winter weather in Colorado and throughout the Rocky Mountains remains consistently cold. Brutal temperatures along with increasing winds makes for a harsh winter environment for both humans and their automobiles. Whether warmed by the comforts of a garage or subject to the bitter cold in a driveway or carport, vehicles often receive a literal cold shoulder when facing the winter weather of mother nature. While a garage can assist in protecting your automobile from the elements and a carport or cover can keep a windshield from frosting over, the biggest gain could possibly be cranking your car and idling prior to driving. In an environment where temperatures regularly dip below freezing, allowing an automobile time to warm up and all fluids to cycle through the engine prior to moving the car sounds like a great idea. With automatic st ... read more

Denver Auto Repair Expenses Outweigh New Payments

Denver Auto Repair Expenses Outweigh New Payments

Whether you drive a new or used automobile, encurring routine maintenance costs, insurance expenses, and vehicle taxes in addition to regular fueling can quickly add up. People often forget about the secondary costs to owning a car or truck instead focusing solely on purchase prices, interests, and tag fees. While these are obviously important and necessary to keep a legal car on the road, they are often the tip of the iceberg in terms of everyday operation. The Tip of the Iceberg Inevitably, something will happen that needs attention and fixing at one point or another. Whether the air conditioning or heat stops working, maybe a transmission needs to be replaced, or perhaps the brakes and rotors are becoming worn and dangerous. These all represent items that need immediate attention but sometimes do not fit into an owner’s immediate budget. At times like this, one may consider ditching their us ... read more

Denver Auto Repair: Potential Issue for an Illuminated Airbag Light

Denver Auto Repair: Potential Issue for an Illuminated Airbag Light

Airbags are essential and potential life saving safety features now readily available in every automobile since their 1998 requirement for car manufacturers. Not only are both driver and passenger airbags constant, but many vehicles will feature side-impact airbags in addition to the required front dash units. These are deployed in the event of an accident and have helped to save numerous lives since their creation. Serving as an essential safety feature, any issue regarding the potential non-deployment of an airbag immediately becomes a critical issue. Neatly tucked into the steering wheel and dash opposite passengers, these compact cushions of safety need to deploy effectively in the event of a car crash. Most newer model vehicles have a warning light indicator should something malfunction within the safety feature system requiring some type of maintenance. While oil changes and check engine ... read more

Pros and Cons of a Remote Start Vehicle from a Denver Auto Repair Shop

Pros and Cons of a Remote Start Vehicle from a Denver Auto Repair Shop

As technology progresses the results trickle into an auto industry on the brink of expertise, safety, and comfort. Already, backup cameras are being installed in almost every brand new vehicle in addition to front and side airbags. Some cars even come equipped with notifications about lane departure and blind spot detection. Progress is being made on a front to both enhance driver experience and the overall safety of everyone on the road. One of the newest features becoming more mainstream is an automatic or remote starter system. Factory installed on some newer vehicles, other manufacturers have also designed components which can be installed on any make or model. These devices allow a car’s engine to start with the push of a button and no key present. Cars, trucks, vans or any equipped automobile can have its’ ignition triggered with the push of a button from within a reason ... read more

Denver Car Repair Recommendations for Windshield Wiper Replacement

Denver Car Repair Recommendations for Windshield Wiper Replacement

One car component often overlooked and underappreciated are a vehicle’s windshield wipers. Frequently never given a second thought or even a first for that matter, until they’re needed, windshield wipers and their routine maintenance are considerably underappreciated when analyzing the functionality of an automobile. Vehicle owners routinely focus on fueling, oil changes, battery and tire wear but often never give their windshield wipers another thought following installation. However, when the rain or snow begins to fall and it’s the wipers turn to shine, driver’s depend on their functionality and performance. In fact, wipers could be considered as one of a vehicle’s top safety features. They increase visibility during difficult times and must be serviced and maintained appropriately to ensure serviceable use. Before it’s too late, consider checking the performance of yo ... read more

Denver Car Repair Recommendations for the Changing Season

Denver Car Repair Recommendations for the Changing Season

As the seasons begin to change and mother nature transitions from summer into the cooler temperatures of fall, it is a good time to consider checking over your vehicle’s routine maintenance plan. Just as many people enjoy spring cleaning as preparation for the warmer climate and increased family and social gatherings, the calendar turn to fall can be a welcome boost for your car care needs. It’s likely you don’t give much thought to the wear and tear taken on a vehicle from the effects of weather but just as rain, snow, cold, and heat all has an impact on those things it means your vehicle also needs proper protection. For these reasons it is suggested to consider each of the following and a good time of the year for implementation of any necessary repairs and/or maintenance to your automobile. Consider the fall a reminder for vehicle system and routine checks just as smoke al ... read more

Denver Car Repair Highlights the Top 10 Selling Vehicles in America

Denver Car Repair Highlights the Top 10 Selling Vehicles in America

Every year car manufacturers battle for the top spot in sales with a variety of makes and models distributed across the world. Vehicles of all types including: cars, trucks, vans, crossovers, and SUVs (sport utility vehicles) are redesigned and engineered for improved performance in an effort to be the best selling automobile on the market. While consumers consistently select a top-brand vehicle the results are a bit surprising considering the vehicle type. While cars would likely be most individuals guess as to which type of vehicle is the best-selling, it is surprisingly another. According to Business Insider, the best selling vehicle in America during 2016 was a truck. In fact, three of the top-five automobiles were trucks - numbers one through three ... read more

Denver Auto Shop: Save Fuel with Cruise Control

Denver Auto Shop: Save Fuel with Cruise Control

Gas prices fluctuate daily and depending on many outside influences these prices can raise or lower without much warning. Often depending on the world environment, gas prices here in Denver have moved most recently because of impacts caused from the weather. While these prices move up and rarely every move down, Denver Auto Shop, Mancinelli's, offers a big tip towards reducing your fuel mileage and overall saving your time and your hard earned cash at the pump. One of the most common methods to increase gas mileage and reduce spending at the gas station is to reduce the amount of extra necessities inside the automobile. Obviously, the lighter a car or truck, the less fuel will be used to provide power for the vehicle. For this reason, any unnecessary equipment, supplies, or belongings riding around with you daily, with no usefulness, should be eliminated. A common example is golf clubs, as th ... read more

Hybrid Automobile Advantages, Maintenance Costs in Denver Car Repair

Hybrid Automobile Advantages, Maintenance Costs in Denver Car Repair

A variety of options exists when determining which vehicle to purchase and with hybrid automobiles the range is no different. Hybrid automobiles most commonly use an internal combustion engine and electric battery combination to power the vehicle but full electric units can also be purchased. These differences vary in performance and production in addition to impacting an owner’s spending at the fuel pump. The rising cost of fuel has led to an increased production in hybrid automobiles in addition to consumers more readily purchasing these options when considering new cars. Paying more up front to purchase the car is believed to save money in the long haul by operating expenses with decreased fuel costs due to an increase in miles per gallon provided by a fully electric or hybrid vehicle. Plug It In, Plug It In Fully electric vehicle owners will sometimes receive rebates or discounts on thei ... read more

Denver Auto Shop: Anti-Lock Braking System Advantages

Denver Auto Shop: Anti-Lock Braking System Advantages

One of the more underappreciated systems now readily available on every car, truck, and sport utility vehicle (SUV) is an anti-lock braking system. While the average motorist doesn’t consider the science behind stopping their vehicle regularly, others have put in significant time and effort perfecting a system which allows the driver maneuverability and increased control during any and all stopping patterns. Anti-lock braking is one such system and since its’ widespread incorporation into the automobile industry during the 1950’s it has been extremely beneficial. While the original concept behind anti-lock brakes originated as early as 1908 by J.E. Francis, a more modern system wasn’t implemented until a half-century later and computerized control systems almost twenty years later than those primitive braking components. According to ... read more

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