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

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 acceleration ... read more

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Fuel System

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 aut ... read more

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Maintenance

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

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 determine ... read more

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Severe Service Requirements

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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Maintenance

Upgrade Shocks for Better Handling in GREENWOOD VILLAGE

Upgrade Shocks for Better Handling in GREENWOOD VILLAGE

Many GREENWOOD VILLAGE drivers probably don't think of their shock absorbers as an important safety system; but that's just what shocks and struts are. They're all about ride control – keeping your vehicle tires in contact with the road and managing body motion.Every time you hit a bump or pothole on a GREENWOOD VILLAGE road, your tire wants to bounce up. The bigger the bump, the higher the bounce. Your shocks or struts push down on the tire to maintain the traction you need to start, stop and turn.If you've ever ridden in a vehicle with bad shocks, you know how it wallows on corners. The front end dives when you hit the brakes and the rear end squats when you accelerate. It's not only uncomfortable, it is difficult to handle.You may have heard vehicles described as having “flat cornering." That means that when you take a corner, the body doesn't roll very much. When shocks start to get worn, your vehicle will roll more on corners. The weight o ... read more

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Shocks & Struts

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

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

If you've ever heard a squealing sound under your vehicle hood, chances are it was your serpentine belt. More importantly, the belt powers the alternator. The alternator creates electricity that's used by your vehicle's electrical systems and also charges the battery. Without the alternator, the battery will go dead after a short distance.The serpentine belt may also run the pumps for both the power steering (some are electric) and power brakes (some use vacuum boost).And, on most vehicles, the serpentine belt powers the water pump. The water pump circulates coolant through the engine to keep it within optimal operating temperatures. On some GREENWOOD VILLAGE vehicles, the water pump is powered by the timing belt instead of the serpentine belt.When they understand what it does, GREENWOOD VILLAGE drivers realize that if it breaks, it affects a lot of systems. That's why vehicle manufacturers outline recommended replacement guidelines in the owner’s ... read more

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Maintenance

Does Your Car Have A Recall Item?

Does Your Car Have A Recall Item?

No matter how well they're made, vehicles are bound to have problems with their design or manufacturing. Think of all the moving parts. When the government thinks a problem is really serious, they require the vehicle manufacturer to issue recall notices to GREENWOOD VILLAGE residents and to fix the affected vehicles free of charge. The they try to contact all GREENWOOD VILLAGE residents who own that type of car so they can have it taken care of at their GREENWOOD VILLAGE service center. To find out if your car has any recall issues, give us a call: Antero Auto & Truck Services6615 S DAYTON ST STE BGREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO 80111(303) 708-8855 These recalls always affect safety, so GREENWOOD VILLAGE residents would be wise to take them seriously. It's really easy to find out if a vehicle is being recalled. For links to government sites, look in the AutoNetTV website. Other website include: carfax.com; autobytel.com; and dmv.org. All of these sites have free recall ... read more

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Maintenance

Budget for Maintenance in GREENWOOD VILLAGE

Sometimes busy GREENWOOD VILLAGE residents dream about going back to the “simpler” days of our grandparents. But if you could travel back in time and take a road trip around CO in a Model T, you might change your mind. The improved designs and quality of today's automobiles have significantly reduced the amount of time GREENWOOD VILLAGE residents spend at the side of the road during breakdowns. With proper maintenance, today's vehicles can stay on the road longer than ever before.Some of those improvements, however, have led to higher repair costs. For example, older cars often broke down from vapor lock. Gas vaporized while traveling from the gas tank to the fuel pump. No gas, no power. The car quits going. The solution was simple — you just sat by the road until the car would start up again. Today's GREENWOOD VILLAGE drivers would hardly tolerate that kind of inconvenience, and it's likely that yesterday's GREENWOOD VILLAGE drivers didn't care much for it, eith ... read more

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