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Battery Replacement at Antero Auto & Truck Services in GREENWOOD VILLAGE

Battery Replacement at Antero Auto & Truck Services in GREENWOOD VILLAGE

Hello, welcome to Antero Auto & Truck Services. Today's focus is batteries. It seems like everything in GREENWOOD VILLAGE runs on batteries. Of course, the batteries we're most concerned with here at Antero Auto & Truck Services are those in our customer's vehicles. Just like the batteries in our smoke detectors or TV remote, they wear out and need to be replaced . This can be thought of as the power output used to start a cold vehicle engine. The number of cold cranking amps you need depends on your vehicle and where you live in CO, specifically how cold it is. (Many GREENWOOD VILLAGE drivers have first-hand experience trying to start their car on a cold winter morning.) The two factors are that the colder your vehicle's engine is, the more power it takes to turn the engine over to get it started. It has all that cold, sluggish oil to contend with.The other factor is that the chemical reaction in the battery that creates electrical energy is less efficient ... read more

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Battery

What Is a Differential and Do You Have One?

What Is a Differential and Do You Have One?

With front-wheel drive being so common these days in GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO, the differential is just taken care of during a transmission service, so most GREENWOOD VILLAGE drivers don't even have to think about it. And rear-wheel drive differentials don't need to be serviced for years, so it's understandable that it's not something on the top of GREENWOOD VILLAGE customers' minds. It's not uncommon for drivers to not know they have a differential let alone know that it needs service. Call Antero Auto & Truck Services in GREENWOOD VILLAGE at (303) 708-8855 for information about differential service, or stop by our GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO, auto center at 6615 S DAYTON ST STE B, 80111. To better understand what a differential does, think about our local GREENWOOD VILLAGE high school track. There are lanes marked off on the track. For the longer distance races, the starting lines are staggered. The starting lines for the outside lanes are ... read more

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Drive Train

Commitment to Make Your vehicle Last at Antero Auto & Truck Services

Commitment to Make Your vehicle Last at Antero Auto & Truck Services

These days many people in the GREENWOOD VILLAGE area are really committed to making their cars last a long time. First thing: you've got to start with what you've got. It'd be ideal if people started with a brand new car, never missed a scheduled service item, paid attention to the severe service maintenance schedule and had regular inspections. But if you've had the vehicle for a while or bought it used, its maintenance history is what it is; and that's where you start.Go through the maintenance schedule for your vehicle and see what's been done and when. Have your GREENWOOD VILLAGE service advisor at Antero Auto & Truck Services do an inspection and come up with a list of stuff that needs to be done. Review the list and prioritize the work, talk about budget and make a plan to get caught up.Making a plan is so important. Suppose you go in for an oil change and learn you need your cooling system serviced, a transmission service and are coming up on a timing belt ... read more

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Maintenance

GREENWOOD VILLAGE Air Conditioning Service

Working up a sweat is a great thing to do in a gym around GREENWOOD VILLAGE, but not in your vehicle. When GREENWOOD VILLAGE residents' vehicle AC Systems have a problem, they'll often feel it right away. The question is, how long do you put up with it? You know, the old comfort versus cost dilemma. But a more comfortable drive around CO has a lot of benefits, and keeping the AC System well maintained can help prevent repairs.A common cause of AC failure is water and air in the system. The system does not work as well with air in it. And water can cause rust that leads to damage of the A/C components. Also refrigerant, the stuff that makes the air cold, can leak out, reducing the efficiency of the system and making it work harder to try to cool the air. That is why periodically evacuating the air conditioning system and recharging it keeps the proper amount of clean refrigerant in the system for GREENWOOD VILLAGE residents, so it cools better and lasts longer.GREENW ... read more

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Air Conditioning

Antero Auto & Truck Services: Good Service and Good Fuel Economy

Antero Auto & Truck Services: Good Service and Good Fuel Economy

Most GREENWOOD VILLAGE auto owners want to save on gas and seek our advice on improving economy. At Antero Auto & Truck Services, we are frequently asked, however, if it is really worth the extra effort. Just how much money can GREENWOOD VILLAGE drivers actually save?In today's Antero Auto & Truck Services article, we're focusing on the things you can do to improve your vehicle’s economydriving around CO. We'll tell you the potential savings per gallon of gas at $3.50, and we'll show a chart that also shows the savings at $3.00 and $4.00.   DOLLARS PER GALLON $3.00 / $3.50 / $4.00 TUNE UP 4%.12.14.16 The next item is replacing a clogged engine air filter. Your engine needs enough air to burn fuel efficiently for the best mileage. A clean air filter means you get plenty of air. The fact that the air's clean protects your engine. That can save you up to 10 percent or 35 cents a gallon.   ... read more

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Fuel System

Emergency Items for Your vehicle

Emergency Items for Your vehicle

Local GREENWOOD VILLAGE roadside emergencies can range from a flat tire downtown to being stranded in a snowy ravine for three days. 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, 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 or earthquakes may want to carry provisions for longer emergencies.For trips awa ... read more

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Parts

Antero Auto & Truck Services Advice on Buying New Tires

Antero Auto & Truck Services Advice on Buying New Tires

Today's tires and wheels offer a lot of options for every GREENWOOD VILLAGE driver's style, habits and driving conditions.Tires are designed for high-performance in winter or summer and even come in a long-wearing variety for all CO seasons.GREENWOOD VILLAGE off-roaders should be excited about the options available to them as well. The tread on off-road tires is designed to handle the wear from bumps and rocks. The tires' high profile protects rims from damage.But what if you own an SUV but aren't interested in off-roading around CO? You can change out those high-profile beasts for a lower, wider look if it suits your style.Antero Auto & Truck Services tire professionals can offer great auto advice on how to choose tires that match your needs and style.If you just need to purchase new tires, a tire professional at Antero Auto & Truck Services can also help you select the tires that are best for your driving needs and habits. The right tires will protect you and your vehicle o ... read more

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Tires and Wheels

Antero Auto & Truck Services Alternator Replacement Service in GREENWOOD VILLAGE

Antero Auto & Truck Services Alternator Replacement Service in GREENWOOD VILLAGE

Your vehicle alternator doesn't get enough credit. Though your battery gets your engine started, after that – it's all about the alternator.  Driving around GREENWOOD VILLAGE is a lot of work for your alternator, and as upgrades such as heated steering wheels, cooled seats, stability control and lane departure warning become more common, it will have to work even harder. Eventually this workhorse just wears out. When it does you have no choice but to order an alternator replacement because your vehicle won't run without one. Come see your friendly and professional service advisor at Antero Auto & Truck Services to learn more. Antero Auto & Truck Services6615 S DAYTON ST STE BGREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO 80111(303)

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Battery

On Board Diagnostics for Your Engine

Starting in 1996, Antero Auto & Truck Services service technicians have been able to use a standardized diagnostic system to help determine what is wrong with a vehicle. This diagnostic system works in tandem with the Engine Control Modules for each vehicle's engine. The Engine Control Module is a computer that monitors and controls many engine functions.Sensors throughout a vehicle send readings to the Engine Control Module. These readings help the computer make adjustments in various vehicle systems to allow for constantly changing driving conditions and even to compensate for minor problems. However, if the computer encounters a situation it can't adjust for, it turns on the Check Engine light. (The Check Engine light is called the “service engine soon” light on some vehicles.)If the Check Engine light is burning steadily, it indicates a problem that needs to be taken care of soon. If it is flashing, however, the vehicle ... read more

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Diagnostics

How Your Check Engine Light Works

How Your Check Engine Light Works

Have you ever had an experience like this in GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO? You drive through the one of those automatic car washes. When you get to the end, where the dryer is blowing, your Check Engine light starts flashing!You fear the worst, but within a block or two, the light stops flashing, but stays on. By the next day, the light is off.You wonder; "What was going on?" Well, it's actually a good lesson in how the Check Engine light works.Your air intake system has a sensor that measures how much air is coming through it. When you went under the high-speed dryer, all that air was blasting past the sensor. Your engine computer was saying, there shouldn't be that much air when the engine is just idling. Something's wrong. Whatever's wrong could cause some serious engine damage.Warning, warning! It flashes the Check Engine light to alert you to take immediate action.It stopped flashing because once you were out from under the dryer, the airflow returned to normal. Now ... read more

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Dashboard
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