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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

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

Deep Clean Your Fuel System at Antero Auto & Truck Services

Having trouble with your fuel system? Bring your vehicle into Antero Auto & Truck Services for a check up.In today's Antero Auto & Truck Services auto post,we're talking about fuel system cleaning. The first thing to know is how important it is to have a clean fuel system. GREENWOOD VILLAGE residents need fuel to go, and the cleaner the fuel system, the more efficiently the fuel will burn. That means more power and better mileage .A clean fuel system saves money for GREENWOOD VILLAGE drivers at CO gas stations. We guess you could say it all starts and ends at the pump. One of the most important things GREENWOOD VILLAGE residents can do to keep their vehicle fuel system clean is to buy good quality gas. Major brands have detergents that keep gum and varnish from rapidly building up in the fuel system.So buying cheaper gas in CO can actually be more expensive for GREENWOOD VILLAGE drivers in the long run. Now, most cars on CO roads are more than five or six years ol ... read more

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Fuel System

Can Car Scent Keep You Safe on CO Roads?

Here's a travel tip that'll I'll bet you didn't know, and it might keep you safer...The average American commuter in CO spends two and a half hours daily in their vehicle.The government says 100,000 auto accidents yearly are caused by drivers who fall asleep at the wheel. (Aggressive driving is the number one traffic safety concern.)So what does this have to do with how your vehicle smells while you're driving around GREENWOOD VILLAGE?Well, which scent did you think makes drivers more alert? Is it: A. Strawberry B. New Car C. Pine D. Warm Vanilla Breeze It's C. Drivers are more alert and have less fatigue with pine scent in the vehicle, according to AroMetrics.And, drivers were less angry with overall improved driving performance with strawberry and pine scents.And you thought they just smelled nice. Antero Auto & Truck Services6615 S DAYTON ST STE BGREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO 80111(303)

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Automotive News

Make Your Vehicle Last

We live in such a disposable society. It's amazing all the stuff we throw away. New stuff comes out so fast, we just toss the old and move on. In the old days, CO folks were real sticklers about taking care of their things. If something got lost or ruined by neglect, tough - they had to do without. Most GREENWOOD VILLAGE drivers couldn't afford new vehicles very often, so they had to make them last as long as they could.It's a good thing that vehicles are more reliable these days. They just don't break down as often. And the good news for us CO penny pinchers is that a modern vehicle can easily go 200,000 miles/320,000 km with proper care. The engineering and the manufacturing quality is tremendous. The missing ingredient is us GREENWOOD VILLAGE vehicle owners making sure we follow the vehicle manufacturer's recommended maintenance schedules.Every time you go a little farther between recommended oil changes, you have created an opportunity for sludge to be form ... read more

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Maintenance

Automotive Tips from Antero Auto & Truck Services: Timing Belt Overview

In your engine, valves over each combustion chamber open to allow fresh air in, close during the combustion event, and then other valves open to let out the exhaust. All of this happens over and over thousands of times a minute when you are driving around GREENWOOD VILLAGE. The timing belt’s important job is to make sure that all of this happens as it should – at precisely the right time. If the timing is off, your engine won’t run efficiently or maybe not at all – so a good timing belt is important. If it should break, you could end up at Antero Auto & Truck Services with expensive engine damage.Ask your friendly and professional Antero Auto & Truck Services service advisor when your timing belt is scheduled for replacement.Give us a call.Antero Auto & Truck Services6615 S DAYTON ST STE BGREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO 80111(303)

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Timing Belt

Nighttime Visibility in GREENWOOD VILLAGE

There are a number of factors that contribute to the high nighttime accident rate in the GREENWOOD VILLAGE area, things like drowsy driving and a higher rate of impaired driving. Without a doubt, visibility is a major contributor. Let's focus on visibility…It's said that 90 percent of our driving decisions are based on what we see. Nighttime driving has the effect of reducing 20/20 vision to the equivalent of 20/50 vision. What you could clearly see at 50 feet in daylight can't be seen until you are just 20 feet away at night.Too make sure your headlights are giving you the greatest visibility, visit us at Antero Auto & Truck Services, located at 6615 S DAYTON ST STE B, GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO 80111. Please give us a call to make an appointment: (303) 708-8855.Accident avoidance is dependent on reaction time. Reaction time deteriorates measurably in low light conditions. One thing we can do to improve visibility is to make sure our headlights ... read more

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Headlamps

Clean Fuel ? Clean Performance for GREENWOOD VILLAGE Drivers

Fuel filters clean the dirt, dust and debris out of your fuel. Both gasoline and diesel-powered engines have them. The fuel filter is located in the fuel line between the fuel tank and the vehicle engine.GREENWOOD VILLAGE auto owners don't need to filter their fuel because it has lots of grit in it; they need to filter it because it has some grit it in. Any dirt is bad for your engine. The cleaner the fuel, the better your vehicle engine will run.Over time, the small amounts of rust, dirt and contaminants in your fuel settle out inside the fuel tank. After about five years, this can amount to a quite a bit of sediment. This means that as your vehicle ages, your fuel filter has to work harder to screen your fuel: more sediment in your tank means more potential for grit in your fuel.The harder your fuel filter works, the more often it needs to be replaced. Check with your owner's manual to find out how often it should be serviced and how long you can expect it to la ... read more

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Fuel System

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