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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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Make Your Vehicle Last

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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Hey GREENWOOD VILLAGE Drivers; What Is the Most Distracting Food?

Hey GREENWOOD VILLAGE Drivers; What Is the Most Distracting Food?

So what is the most distracting food to have in the car while driving around GREENWOOD VILLAGE?Is it: A Hamburger; Coffee; A Soft Drink, or Gummy Bears? Well, you may be surprised to learn that all but the gummy bears are in the top ten most distracting foods when you are driving. But if you chose 'coffee,' then give yourself an extra two points.  Coffee is the number one food distraction for drivers in GREENWOOD VILLAGE and around the country.Food distractions cause 25 percent of all car accidents; over a million and a half each year!You'll notice that all of the top ten distracting food items are messy. Messy foods are the types of food you might spill (very distracting!), then try to clean up (a safe-driving impossibility!). If you gotta eat on the run, take five-then drive. You'll thank yourself later for two reasons: one, that you can actually relax for just a moment in our fast-paced world, and two, you won't have to ... read more

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Clean Air for Your Engine: Engine Air Filters In GREENWOOD VILLAGE

Clean Air for Your Engine: Engine Air Filters In GREENWOOD VILLAGE

Every GREENWOOD VILLAGE car owner who has taken their car in for an oil change has been told that their engine air filter's dirty. Here's what goes into the determination of when to change the filter: First, your vehicle owner's manual will have a recommendation of when the filter should be replaced. Now, most air filters purchased in GREENWOOD VILLAGE don't cost a lot to replace. It's just that CO people hate getting caught with an unexpected expense. On the plus side, though, changing a dirty air filter at Antero Auto & Truck Services can often save enough on gas to pay for itself before your next oil change in GREENWOOD VILLAGE. Think about a dirty furnace filter in your GREENWOOD VILLAGE home. When it's all clogged up, enough clean air can't get through. In your vehicle, that means that your engine can't get as much air as it needs to burn the fuel efficiently. So it makes do with less air and has to use more gas to move your vehicle around GREENWOOD VILLAGE roads ... read more

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10 Services GREENWOOD VILLAGE Drivers Often Overlook

10 Services GREENWOOD VILLAGE Drivers Often Overlook

We live such busy lives nowadays: work, social events, running the kids all over GREENWOOD VILLAGE. Some days it's all we can do to keep track of everywhere we need to be. That's why you've gotta be organized. Smartphones, calendar apps - we have to keep track of it all.So let's talk about schedules. Specifically, automotive service schedules. And particularly, the scheduled services that are sometimes forgotten.Here is a list of 10 service items that are often overlooked by GREENWOOD VILLAGE residents. They're all very important and need appropriate attention. So here we go, in no particular order.1. Power Steering ServiceBe honest; have you ever thought of this on your own? Your power steering fluid gets dirty and builds-up moisture over time. Cleaning out your power steering system means that dirt and gum are removed and your power steering parts are protected from corrosion. Next time you're in for an oil change, ask your Antero Auto & Truck Services serv ... read more

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Antero Auto & Truck Services and the Maintenance Mindset

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 Services, we ... 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 aut ... 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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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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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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