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At Antero Automotive & Truck Services, our team of auto mechanics want you to be educated and informed about your vehicle, as we strive for you to always understand the “what, why, and how” of the auto repair your car may require. For educational, engaging, and entertaining articles, take a look at our blog:

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Why Are Rodents Eating My Wiring?

Awwww. Squirrels are so darn cute, aren’t they? Well, they tend to get much less cute very fast when you get a bill from your favorite auto mechanic that’s hundreds of dollars (if not more!) all because that sweet little furry face chewed through your wiring! Most people feel better about if they think it was one of the cute rodents as opposed to mice or even worse, rats. Regardless of the culprit, it can end up costing you a lot of money and causing an awful lot of unnecessary damage. Do you remember back in 2013 when one of the big news stories was about the rabbits eating through the wires of cars parked at DIA? That was a big problem. Why in the world do they even WANT to snack on my wires, you wonder? One of the main reasons is that we’ve become far more eco-friendly and we love ways that contribute to making a greener planet. Anything to feel like we’re making a difference. Well, that’s all fine and good, but in this case, that translates into wire ... read more

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The Evolution of the Automobile

Growing up, The Jetsons portrayed a hopeful look into the future and the ease that technology could offer the human race. Certainly, most of us did not think that we would experience these advances in engineering in our lifetime, but we must all concede that it is indeed happening now and at a very rapid rate. Let’s face it, laptops, smartphones, and self-driving vehicles are here to stay, and it’s only a matter of time before the latest technological advancements in mobility are our norm.      In just the past few years, several prototypes for flying automobiles have been developed. At the Geneva car show, yet another flying car was revealed. This version, unlike the examples coming out of Silicon Valley, relies on technology that has been with us for some time. The flying car, hailing out of the Netherlands and known as the PAL-V Liberty, is a three-wheeled, two-seater car/gyroplane. It is driven by two engines and utilizes a rear-mounted propeller to pus ... read more

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Why Car Safety?

Striving for car safety is everyone’s responsibility and during the “mud-season” transition to spring, it is essential that your car and its key components are operating in tip-top condition. As the saying goes, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” so here are a few key components to check and be ready for Spring’s arrival.      As snow melts and rain falls, ensuring that your tires have the right PSI (Pounds per Square Inch) is key to maintaining proper traction with the road. Checking your tire treads for uneven wear and cracks in the sidewall can help eliminate blowouts. Wet and slick roads also call for a healthy braking system, especially if a deer jumps out in front of you. Having your brake fluid checked along with surveying the wear on your brake pads and rotors can ensure proper functionality when your ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) is called upon. Let’s not forget those windshield wipers. When was the l ... read more

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How Much Do Potholes Cost You In Auto Repair?

While Colorado weather gives us lots of sunshine, it also delivers lots of snow and rough driving conditions. The result is extensive damage to our roads and interstates that creates potholes ranging from the minimal to what seems like small craters. As much as we try to avoid them, it is impossible to miss all potholes, and the damage they do can be quite severe. According to an AAA study, the cost drivers incur from pothole damage is a mind-boggling $3 billion dollars a year! On average, that breaks down to $300 per pothole expense. And it’s not just tires that are affected; pothole damage can mess with your wheels, suspension, brakes, and steering. The AAA Study points out common types of damage: TIRES: When damaged by a pothole, tires are commonly cut, torn or punctured in a way that is not salvageable.  A new tire can cost less than $100 to over $500 depending on the vehicle. WHEELS: The force of a pothole strike can bend or break wheels in a way that cannot be pr ... read more

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Breathe Easier This Spring

One way to reduce the effects of seasonal allergies as Spring blooms is to replace your automobile's cabin air filter. Here in Colorado, we experience a multitude of blooms this time of year and pollen coats everything. By replacing your automobiles cabin air filter, you can help eliminate those sniffles and sneezes. The primary purpose of the cabin air filter is to remove the pollutants in the air and prevent them from entering your vehicle through the HVAC system. Pollen, dust, and smog can contribute to a number of health problems for you, but ensuring your air filter is clean can also prevent larger problems from arising with your automobile. When your cabin air filter is clogged with debris, it causes your heating and cooling system to work harder and can cause serious damage to your motor.   Andy and his team at Antero Automotive recommend changing your cabin air filter at least once a year or every 15,000 miles depending on how often you drive your car. Most often lo ... read more

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