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What to Do In Case of an Accident

If you've ever been in a vehicle accident around GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO, even a minor one, you know how upsetting it can be. It's hard to think straight and know what to do.Let's review what you should do in case of an accident in GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO:When an accident occurs, you should always stop. Leaving the scene of an accident is considered a crime in CO, even if it's not your fault. And hit-and-run penalties are fairly severe, possibly resulting in steep fines, loss of your driver's license or even jail time in our local GREENWOOD VILLAGE lockup.Most places, including CO, require that you try to help someone who is injured by calling for help or performing first aid if you are able.Warn other GREENWOOD VILLAGE motorists by putting out flares, using your flashers or lifting your hood.Call 911 as soon as possible. Tell the operator if medical or fire help is needed.Always file a police report ... read more

Put on the Brakes: Brake Service at Antero Auto & Truck Services

When it comes to preventive maintenance and vehicle care, most GREENWOOD VILLAGE drivers know how important it is to check their brakes. But brakes are more than just brake pads and shoes. There are a lot of components in the brake system, and they all need to be in good working order.The pads and shoes are known as the friction materials in the brake system. They push together, providing friction which stops the vehicle. It's no wonder they have to be checked regularly for wear, and brake pads and shoes need to be replaced periodically.Brake pads/shoes gradually wear out, but that doesn't mean your braking gradually becomes less effective. The pads are engineered so that they maintain good braking until they wear too thin to provide adequate friction. At this point, they need to be replaced.But your braking system also has mechanical parts. These pistons and springs can also gradually wear out or get gummed up by oil, dirt and other road spatter ... read more

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Road Trip: Be Ready for Anything with a Trip Inspection at Antero Auto & Truck Services

Road trip, anyone? Nothing spoils a great vacation faster than ending up stranded on the side of the road or spending a week in a rundown motel while our vehicle sits in the shop. Long days on the road can bring out the worst in your vehicle, so before you leave, prepare it for the journey by getting a trip inspection at Antero Auto & Truck Services in GREENWOOD VILLAGE. After all, you wouldn't travel without clean socks, why ask your vehicle to travel with a load of dirty oil?The first step in a trip inspection at Antero Auto & Truck Services is to look at your travel plans. What kinds of roads will you be driving on? Will you be in the CO back country or on the freeway? Will you be crossing mountains? Off-roading? What will the weather be like? How far away from GREENWOOD VILLAGE will you be traveling? How much are you hauling? Will you be towing a trailer or lugging a rooftop carrier? Will you encounter dust, mud, snow or sea salt? All of these questions can help d ... read more

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Fall and Spring Inspection at Antero Auto & Truck Services

Good vehicle care for us GREENWOOD VILLAGE residents has always meant taking our vehicles in every spring and fall for a check-up. Vehicles needed routine maintenance to prepare them for the changes in weather. Today's vehicles aren't quite as sensitive to seasonal changes. Older vehicles required different weights of oil for summer and winter. But today's engines can run on the same oil all year. Both the engines and the oils have been improved.Antifreeze—or coolant as it's also called—protects the engine from both freezing and hot temperatures and thus is required by the engine year-round. Modern coolants don't have to be changed as often as they did in the past, but your owner's manual has a recommendation for when it should be replaced to extend cooling system life.Getting a spring and fall checkup at Antero Auto & Truck Services in GREENWOOD VILLAGE for your vehicle is still good auto advice.First of all, there is a lot of preventive ... read more

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Severe Service Requirements

A lot of GREENWOOD VILLAGE drivers have asked whether or not they should use their severe service maintenance schedule, which is listed in their vehicle's  owner's  manual. It can be somewhat confusing, so we decided to consult an expert. Cricket Killingsworth is from QMI/Heartland, a manufacturer of automotive products and fluids. She's been in the automotive business for over 30 years and is a speaker, a trainer and a writer. Cricket says there's so much confusion on this topic because, "Most owner's manuals actually have two maintenance schedules. Sometimes these are called 'regular service' and 'severe service.' Sometimes they're simply called Schedule 1 and Schedule 2. A severe service schedule recommends that things like an oil change, air filter replacement and transmission service be done more often: either in fewer miles or in less time." Foreign and domestic vehicle manufacturers create a specific schedule for each vehicle they manuf ... read more

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Give Your Engine Clean Fuel with a New Fuel Filter from Antero Auto & Truck Services

Your vehicle requires plenty of clean fuel to run. If your fuel contains contaminants, your fuel injectors will eventually become clogged up. When this happens, your vehicle engine may not get the proper amount of fuel at the correct pressure to run at peak performance. This hurts performance as you drive around the GREENWOOD VILLAGE area. It can also lead to the buildup of harmful deposits on valves and in the combustion chamber.That's why all vehicles, including vehicles, come equipped with a fuel filter. The job of the filter is to clean out little pieces of dirt and contamination. The filter captures the contaminants and keeps them out of the fuel stream. Of course, like all filters, it will eventually get clogged up and need to be replaced at Antero Auto & Truck Services in GREENWOOD VILLAGE.If your fuel filter is clogged, the vehicle engine can't get all the fuel it needs, and it may sputter at high speeds or quick accelerati ... read more

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Protecting Your Vehicle from Theft in GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO

Every car in GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO, is at risk for theft. So it's up to us to make our cars a less appealing target and more of a challenge – hopefully sending potential thieves to look elsewhere.The National Insurance Crime Bureau recommends a layered approach to protecting vehicles: Common sense Visible and audible devices Immobilizing devices Tracking devices Let's review each of these. One is common sense; you would be surprised how many vehicles are stolen in CO where the keys were left in the ignition with the doors unlocked. Always take your keys and lock the doors. In fact, in some places it's against the law to leave a vehicle unattended with the keys in the ignition.And don't leave spare keys in the car or hide them outside – because a thief will find them. GREENWOOD VILLAGE drivers would be wise to park in well-lit areas that have a lot of foot traffic. If possible, park near ... read more

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Considering an Alternative Fuel Vehicle in American Fork?

There is a clear and vocal demand in GREENWOOD VILLAGE and nationally for a reduction in air pollution and our dependence on fossil fuels. This is what is driving the CO market for alternative fuel vehicles. There are a number of these vehicles on GREENWOOD VILLAGE area roads today, and many more being developed. Yet each of these vehicles has its own advantages and disadvantages. GREENWOOD VILLAGE auto owners should learn what these advantages and disadvantages are before running out and purchasing one of these alternative fuel vehicles at your nearest GREENWOOD VILLAGE dealership.GREENWOOD VILLAGE drivers should carefully research the vehicle care before buying an alternative fuel vehicle, as it may or may not coincide with the standards for gasoline vehicles. You should look at costs as well; these vehicles may help save our environment here in GREENWOOD VILLAGE, but that might not represent a savings to your wallet. You'll need ... read more

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Time Out: Suspension Problems in GREENWOOD VILLAGE

Your vehicle's suspension system has two jobs: to prevent the passengers from getting tossed around inside the vehicle every time it hits a bump in the road and to keep the tires firmly planted on the road around every corner and over every bump.To see your suspension system, you'll have to look under your vehicle. Anything that connects the wheels to the vehicle's frame is part of the suspension system. They're heavy-duty parts that work hard while you're driving and take a lot of wear and tear. Because of this, you should have your technician at Antero Auto & Truck Services look at them once a year as part of your preventive maintenance routine. A good time for it is every time you get your alignment checked. If your suspension is in trouble, you often feel it in how your vehicle drives. You should get a check of your suspension system: if the vehicle pulls to one side or wanders, if the steering is erratic, if your ride isn't ... read more

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Antero Auto & Truck Services and the Maintenance Mindset

When it comes to their vehicles, some GREENWOOD VILLAGEresidents don't have amaintenance mindset. They know they need to take care of their cars, but it just seems really hard to get them to remember to do it. GREENWOOD VILLAGE drivers generally accept that many things in life require regular maintenance but just may not have applied it to their vehicles.Here's something that will help: The key to good vehicle maintenance starts with the oil change. Think about it – when you go in for a full-service oil change, your friendly and knowledgeable Antero Auto & Truck Services service advisor will check all your fluids. If one of them is low, he can look for the reason. If your serpentine belt is cracked, he'll see it and let you know. Corroded battery cable – they've got you covered. And at Antero Auto & Truck Serv ... read more

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