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On Board Diagnostics for GREENWOOD VILLAGE Motorists

Some GREENWOOD VILLAGE vehicle owners wonder why Antero Auto & Truck Services and other GREENWOOD VILLAGE auto repair shops charge a fee for vehicle diagnostics. Receiving a diagnostic charge at Antero Auto & Truck Services for a tricky automotive problem shouldn't be a surprise. In the GREENWOOD VILLAGE area, automotive diagnostics can cover quite a range. If you hear a noise in your vehicle brakes when you slow down in rush-hour traffic on a busy CO road, you pull off at the next off-ramp and take a quick visual check. That is usually enough to know what needs to be done. If you're having an intermittent problem with your vehicle engine, however, a Antero Auto & Truck Services diagnosis may be much more involved.Much of the GREENWOOD VILLAGE driver's confusion comes when the problem involves the Check Engine light. The Check Engine light comes on when the engine management computer has sensed a problem. There's a common misconception among CO drivers that the trouble code tells ... read more

Serpentine Belt Service at Antero Auto & Truck Services in GREENWOOD VILLAGE

Don't you hate it when you hear that squeal from under the hood when you're zipping down a busy GREENWOOD VILLAGE road? It usually means there is a problem with the serpentine belt. The serpentine belt powers a lot of engine accessories. It runs the alternator - which charges the battery; the water pump - which cools the engine; the air conditioning and the power steering pump. All are pretty important parts. It is called a serpentine belt because it snakes around a bunch of engine components. Serpentine belts are amazingly tough. They can last for years and go long distances. Like all moving parts, however, they eventually wear out. If your belt breaks while you are driving around GREENWOOD VILLAGE, everything will come to a halt within minutes. You need to stop the vehicle immediately or it will overheat, potentially causing engine damage. You can be sure that it won't happen at a convenient time or place. (As if there was a convenient time or place!) You might even ... read more

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Parts

Fuel Injection Keeps Getting Better for GREENWOOD VILLAGE Motorists

GREENWOOD VILLAGE residents know that engines burn fuel to operate. Fuel is pumped from your fuel tank to your engine where it is squirted—or injected—into your engine's cylinders. This is the function of the fuel injectors.There are two ways to inject fuel into an engine. Fuel needs air to burn, so in the first method, fuel is injected into a port and allowed to mix with airand before it is drawn into the cylinders. In the second method, fuel is injected directly into the cylinders and mixes with air after it enters the engine.Direct injection engines burn fuel more efficiently than conventional engines. Some models can deliver the power of a V8 with the economy of a V6.For example, in one family of engines, the conventional version (a V6) delivers about 250 horsepower. The direct injection version delivers over 300 horsepower and gets about the same . The turbocharged version delivers 350 horsepower.Why the big difference in power ... read more

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Fuel System

Getting the Right Tires and Wheels in GREENWOOD VILLAGE

A lot of people get custom wheels in GREENWOOD VILLAGE. When you do this yourself (over the internet . . .) you could run into trouble if you're not careful. Sometimes, once they're mounted, they just don't fit right. The tires rub in turns or on bumps. You don't want that. Consulting your Antero Auto & Truck Services tire professional can ensure you get the right fit. First he'll ask you a series of questions about your GREENWOOD VILLAGE driving needs and what you want in your new wheels. Now, not every wheel can go on every car. Care must be taken so that tires and wheels are not too large or that the wheel is centered too far towards the outside or the inside so the tires rub.If you don't want to make any modifications to your vehicle, you would need to focus on the wheels that would fit. With trucks, some people in GREENWOOD VILLAGE like much bigger tires so they need a suspension lift.Also, most GREENWOOD VILLAGE drivers don't realize that ... read more

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Tires and Wheels

Hey GREENWOOD VILLAGE Drivers; What Is the Most Distracting Food?

So what is the most distracting food to have in the car while driving around GREENWOOD VILLAGE?Is it: A Hamburger; Coffee; A Soft Drink, or Gummy Bears? Well, you may be surprised to learn that all but the gummy bears are in the top ten most distracting foods when you are driving. But if you chose 'coffee,' then give yourself an extra two points.  Coffee is the number one food distraction for drivers in GREENWOOD VILLAGE and around the country.Food distractions cause 25 percent of all car accidents; over a million and a half each year!You'll notice that all of the top ten distracting food items are messy. Messy foods are the types of food you might spill (very distracting!), then try to clean up (a safe-driving impossibility!). If you gotta eat on the run, take five-then drive. You'll thank yourself later for two reasons: one, that you can actually relax for just a moment in our fast-paced world, and two, you won't have to ... read more

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Maintenance

Automotive Tips from Antero Auto & Truck Services: Alignment Inspection

Uneven tire wear, the car pulling to one side or a steering wheel that is off-center are signs for GREENWOOD VILLAGE drivers that their wheels may be out of alignment.When doing an alignment inspection, the service advisor at Antero Auto & Truck Services will inspect your tires for uneven wear as well as suspension and steering parts for signs of wear or damage. He?ll also compare your current alignment with the vehicle manufacturer?s settings.Your vehicle owner?s manual will have a recommendation for when to check alignment. Of course, this recommendation is based on normal driving. If you have been in a crash, hit a curb/pothole, frequently drive off-road around GREENWOOD VILLAGE, or notice any symptoms of misalignment, have your Antero Auto & Truck Services service advisor perform an important alignment check.Antero Auto & Truck Services6615 S DAYTON ST STE BGREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO 80111(303)

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Alignment

Should GREENWOOD VILLAGE Soccer Moms Follow the Severe Service Schedule?

So you take your vehicle in for maintenance and the pro at Antero Auto & Truck Services tells you that you ought to change your oil more often. What? You followed the maintenance schedule – but you take a second look at that “severe service” schedule and see some of the following: 1. Most of your trips around GREENWOOD VILLAGE are less than four miles/six and a half kilometers.2. Most of your trips are less than 10 miles/16 km when outside CO temperatures are below freezing.3. You don't do a lot of CO freeway driving, so you drive at low speeds most of the time.4. You drive in an area with a lot of pollution, dust, dirt, mud or slush.5. You frequently tow a trailer, haul heavy loads around GREENWOOD VILLAGE or use a car-top carrier.6. The weather in your area can get very hot or very cold.Surprising, isn't it? Severe driving isn't quite what you'd envisioned.Ask yourself: "Which auto service schedule should I follow?" For some of us, it's ob ... read more

Fuel Saving Tip: Tire Pressure Saves Fuel in GREENWOOD VILLAGE

Underinflated tires waste gas for lots of folks in the GREENWOOD VILLAGE area. Think how hard it is to walk in sand – you just have to work harder because of the resistance. When your tires don't have enough air in them, their rolling resistance is dramatically increased and it simply takes more gas to get from here to there.Always check your tire pressure when you gas up at one of our local GREENWOOD VILLAGE service stations. If they're low – even just a little bit – bring them up to proper pressure. There's a sticker on the inside of your driver's door that gives the manufacturer's recommended tire pressure.And don't rely on your tire pressure monitoring system to alert you to when you need more air. The TPMS system is set to warn you when pressure drops 20 percent below recommendations. That's severely underinflated and you needed more air a long time ago. And if you have a slow leak – get it fixed right away at Antero Auto ... read more

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Tires and Wheels

Clean Air for Your Engine: Engine Air Filters In GREENWOOD VILLAGE

Every GREENWOOD VILLAGE car owner who has taken their car in for an oil change has been told that their engine air filter's dirty. Here's what goes into the determination of when to change the filter: First, your vehicle owner's manual will have a recommendation of when the filter should be replaced. Now, most air filters purchased in GREENWOOD VILLAGE don't cost a lot to replace. It's just that CO people hate getting caught with an unexpected expense. On the plus side, though, changing a dirty air filter at Antero Auto & Truck Services can often save enough on gas to pay for itself before your next oil change in GREENWOOD VILLAGE. Think about a dirty furnace filter in your GREENWOOD VILLAGE home. When it's all clogged up, enough clean air can't get through. In your vehicle, that means that your engine can't get as much air as it needs to burn the fuel efficiently. So it makes do with less air and has to use more gas to move your vehicle around GREENWOOD VILLAGE roads ... read more

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Maintenance

Distracted Driving

When asked, most people think they are good at multi-tasking. Scientific studies, however, reveal that only around 2% of the population can truly demonstrate the capacity to effectively multi-task. For the rest of us who are not so biologically wired, no amount of practice can increase our effectiveness at multi-tasking. Turns out, multi-tasking is almost a superpower. Think of fighter pilots: capable of maintaining their orientation in three dimensional space and performing specific and highly complicated functions while accessing life threatening situations and coming up with an appropriate response. Admit it – you can’t do that. Yet when it comes to driving, we seem to think we are very capable of safely operating a motor vehicle with myriad distractions. 77% of young adults feel somewhat confident that they can safely text and drive while 55% claim it’s easy to text and drive. Can they possibly be right? Let’s look at some statistics. Nearly 23% of all accid ... read more

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Auto Safety