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Monthly Archives: January 2018

When Do My Shocks Need to Be Replaced?

When Do My Shocks Need to Be Replaced?

A good suspension system gives a vehicle a smooth, even ride while providing GREENWOOD VILLAGE drivers with good handling and control. But like any system on your vehicle, parts of the suspension system can wear out, leading to a lower ride quality and safety concerns. So it's a good idea for drivers in GREENWOOD VILLAGE to remember their suspension system in their schedule of preventive maintenance. Springs do most of the work of the suspension system. The most common types of springs are coil and leaf, but air springs and torsion bars are becoming more common. The body of the vehicle is “suspended” by the springs.If springs were the only working component in your suspension system, however, you'd spend your travel time bouncing up and down like a bobblehead. That's where your shocks come in. They keep the rebound, or bounciness, of the springs under control. Shocks also keep your tires on the road, which keeps the driver in control of the vehicle. Some vehicles have strut ... read more

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Shocks & Struts

Direct Fuel Injection Update from Antero Auto & Truck Services

Direct Fuel Injection Update from Antero Auto & Truck Services

For those of you in GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO who pay attention to these things, you may have been hearing about the new direct injection engines and want to learn more about them. Some deliver the power of a V8 with the economy of a V6.For example, in one family of engines the conventional V6 makes about 250 horsepower. The direct injection version of the same engine makes over 300 horsepower and gets essentially the same fuel economy. The turbocharged version makes over 350 horsepower.So what are the differences from a conventional engine?The core difference is in the fuel injection system. The system most vehicles use now is called a port injection system. The fuel injector squirts fuel into a port just outside the cylinder where it's then drawn into the engine with the air.With a direct injection system, the injector squirts the fuel directly into the cylinder. The gain in power and economy come because fuel injected directly into the cy ... read more

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Fuel System

Super Slick at Antero Auto & Truck Services in GREENWOOD VILLAGE: Synthetic Oil

Super Slick at Antero Auto & Truck Services in GREENWOOD VILLAGE: Synthetic Oil

When you get an oil change, it's always a safe bet to just use the type of oil the manufacturer recommends. But sometimes we're asked if we'd like conventional or synthetic motor oil. We glance at the price tags on the two options and choose the cheaper one. But in this case, the more expensive oil might be the better bargain for GREENWOOD VILLAGE drivers. Conventional oil is made from petroleum. Its molecules form long hydrocarbon chains. Synthetic motor oil is either more highly refined petroleum or completely man-made. Its molecules are more uniform. This provides advantages over conventional motor oil. First of all, the molecular structure of synthetic motor oil makes it more slippery than conventional oil so it lubricates better. This translates to better wear protection for GREENWOOD VILLAGE drivers, cooler operating temperatures and more engine power. Further, synthetic oil is more heat-resistant than conventional oil, and it d ... read more

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Fluids

Odometer Rollback on Your GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO Vehicle

Odometer Rollback on Your GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO Vehicle

How do GREENWOOD VILLAGE drivers know if an odometer is telling the truth?Well, back in '86, Congress passed the Truth-in-Mileage Act to protect CO consumers against mileage fraud. It says a CO seller must certify the mileage reported is the actual mileage.To have your odometer checked in GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO, stop by Antero Auto & Truck Services: Antero Auto & Truck Services 6615 S DAYTON ST STE B GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO 80111   If it isn't, the seller must say why; for example, maybe the odometer is past its mechanical limits. Some older odometers only go to 99,999 and then start over at 0. Or, the odometer has been tampered with, broken or replaced.If the seller tells you the mileage isn't accurate, there's not much chance of putting a good number to it. And there's the unscrupulous seller who claims the reading is true, but it isn't. What can GREENWOOD VILLAGE vehicle owners do?You can go to www.CarFax.com, where, fo ... read more

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Older Vehicles

Antero Auto & Truck Services Brake Service for Safe Stopping in GREENWOOD VILLAGE

Let's talk about something critical for all GREENWOOD VILLAGE drivers: your brakes. Your vehicle is heavy, and it takes a lot of muscle to bring it and your passengers to a safe stop – so everything needs to be in good working order. Here's an explanation on how your disc brakes work: The wheel hub keeps your wheel attached to your vehicle. The brake disc – or rotor – is attached to the hub and rotates with the wheel as you drive around GREENWOOD VILLAGE. Your brake pads clamp onto the rotor to slow the wheel.The brake caliper straddles the rotor and squeezes the rotor to slow it down. The calipers contain brake pads which press on the rotor when you put your foot on the brake. The brake piston causes the calipers to squeeze and release as you use your vehicle brakes.Your brake pads start to wear the first time you step on the bra ... read more

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Brakes
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