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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 We Support Project Angel Tree

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere you go! At Antero’s Automotive in Greenwood Village, we love the holidays. It’s a time for viewing outside of ourselves and contributing to the holiday spirit. It’s also a time to be conscientious of the needs of others and how to keep our loved ones safe. We are grateful for so much and know that we wouldn’t be in business with you. We also know that it’s important to give back to those who might not have as much as we do right now. Antero’s Automotive supports Project Angel Tree because we want to make sure that all kids have presents under the tree for the holidays. No one should go without. Shane’s son went along for the drop-offs one year and became friends with one of the recipients. You never know when you’ll make a connection or a new friend. The simplest gesture can be all that someone needs to turn around their day or to feel valued. Simple acts of kindness matter ... read more

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Why are Tire Chains so Important?

As we head into the winter months here in Colorado, the importance of tire care becomes even more important. Chains, tread depth, overall tire conditions matter when it comes to winter safety. And the team here at Antero Automotive puts you and your safety at the forefront of all we do. Proper tire attire can make all the difference when you’re in a snowy/icy area. Same thing with tire condition and tread depth. You want your tires to grip the ground exactly at the moment you need them to. No ending up in a ditch! Or worse.  When it comes to the tread on your tire, it’s not just about pretty patterns. Those patterns are designed to direct water away from the tire as well as to help you stay safely connected to the road, accelerate, overall handling, and stopping. The industry standard here in the U.S. for proper tread depth is between 8/32” and 10/32”. Your tire isn’t considered bald, though, until it reaches 2/32”. During our wetter months, yo ... read more

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Climbing Mt. Antero is a lot like opening up an automotive repair shop… or vice versa.

Climbing one of Colorado’s 53 fourteeners is no easy feat. It requires foresight, training, and the right equipment. You don’t just walk out your front door and go straight up a fourteener. The likelihood of your success would be incredibly low. When Andy Emery set out to open Antero Automotive, he did it in much the same way he prepared for his ascent of Mount Antero. In a sense, he trained for it… years of devotion to learning not only about how to repair cars but the automotive repair industry itself. He also dedicated himself to learning how to run a shop effectively. From the time he was a kid, he already had the passion and curiosity around taking things apart and putting them back together. That day he summited Mt. Antero, he knew that when he opened his repair shop, that would be the name. Mount Antero is named after Chief Antero of the Uintah band of the Ute people. It is 14, 276 feet at its highest and rises 7,200 feet above the town of Salida. It is one o ... read more

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Winter is coming… Prep your Car for those Chilly Months

Anyone who’s lived in Colorado knows that you never really know when winter will start or when it might end. And you also know that winter road conditions can fluctuate significantly throughout any given day. Even if the Farmers Almanac predicts a mild winter, native Coloradoans know better than to rest on their laurels because we’ve been fooled before! It’s way better to be prepared for the worst than to get stuck in the worst. There are a few things you can to do to prepare for our upcoming winter season that will significantly decrease the likelihood of you getting stranded on the side of the road.   Start off with checking your tires for wear and tear, uneven wearing, and depth tread. Make sure to keep an air gauge handy because when things cool down, the pressure in your tires change and you’ll want to keep them at optimal levels (check your owner’s manual for specifics) because it will help them properly grip the road when you want them to the ... read more

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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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