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What Is “Concierge Service” & How It Makes A Difference To YOU!

What Is “Concierge Service” & How It Makes A Difference To YOU!

Life can be hectic. As we approach the holidays, it’s even harder to get the simplest things done. It would be so much better, for instance, if refuse service workers moved gently and quietly into your neighborhood, collecting your garbage not from the curb but where you store your bins, and sanitized the bins before they left.    That’s a level of service we are told is impossible, but it's only impossible because government regulation of sanitation services prevents a higher level of service for those willing to pay a premium. Which is too bad, because I imagine there’s a market out there for people who would prefer to pay a bit more to not have to handle waste in their busy daily lives and bring it to the curb on time.   Sometimes, it’s not convenient to bring your vehicle in. You would have to budget time to wait if there’s a line, and the time necessary to place your order with a shop. And then to arrange a rental car or a loaner ca ... read more

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Getting Ready for Fall and Winter in Colorado

Getting Ready for Fall and Winter in Colorado

Getting ready for fall and winter in Colorado is no joke especially if you enjoy winter sports and recreation. With fall almost upon us, and winter close behind, getting your car ready with some cold weather preparation is imperative! Getting ahead and prepping your vehicle will make a world of difference once winter fully hits, so check out the tips below and get your car ready for fall and winter in beautiful Colorado!   First things first, you’ll want to give your car a good wash, inside and out. Get in there and scrape all the little bugs and bits of debris off your windshield and everywhere else off your car to prep it for waxing. And while you’re at it, a thorough cleaning out and detailing of your interior is probably a good idea at this step.    Next, it’s time to wax your car. Before the snow hits and the roads are still free of salt and sand, now is the time to prep and protect your car’s paint from all the things it’ll come up aga ... read more

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There’s a Reason We Have a Love Affair With Trucks

There’s a Reason We Have a Love Affair With Trucks

While there are many different types of cars on the road today, and even more being made in the meantime, the team at Antero Automotive has a genuine love affair with trucks. You may not be a truck lover yet, so read on to discover why you should be! First and foremost, trucks are known for power. While many people prefer the zip that comes with a smaller car, trucks can’t be beaten when it comes to powerful engines. While your fuel economy might suffer for this (especially with diesel!), the feeling of hitting that gas pedal and feeling your engine roar to life is second to none. Next on the list of why we love trucks so much is because of their hauling capacity. This is a huge reason why so many people fall in love with and utilize trucks; they can carry a load! A truck bed is imperative for many types of labor and jobs, making trucks ideal for working men or women. With the capability to get the job done, no car can compare to a pickup truck’s carrying capacity. Similar ... read more

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Reasons To Own a Diesel

Reasons To Own a Diesel

Diesel engines are known to be workhorses, they are 15% more efficient than a gas engine and use 100% of the fuel, whereas a gas engine does not. Diesel engines provide torque and pulling power; a gas engine is not able to match.    Efficiency Is King Diesels use less fuel because they burn 100% of their fuel, and that produces less waste. Diesel engines have more natural lubricant within the fuel, causing the engine to run with less friction and higher compression ratios. Creating more energy behind each combustion means that more you get more power. Diesels drive more miles on the same amount of fuel as a gas engine car.   Vibration Reduction Early models of diesel-powered cars and trucks had a reputation for being loud, smelly, and clacking sounds that caused a vibration. With all of the new technology, today's diesel engine is much quieter and smoother than the days of old.   Emission and Pollution Reduction  Even though a diesel still produces some pol ... read more

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How to Drive During the Winter

Following the old adage, if the weather is bad, stay home if you are able.  Before heading out, check the weather. If it looks bad out there, delay your trip if possible. If you still have to go out, call family or friends to let them know where you are going, what time you plan to arrive, and what route you are taking. Take an extra walk around your car, be sure your wipers are in good working order, that your fluids are full and your tires are inflated to recommended specifications. Plan to refill when your tank reaches ½ full. When accelerating or decelerating, do it slowly. While applying the gas, slow is best to regain traction and avoid skids, take your time to slow down for a stoplight, it takes longer to slow down on slippery or icy roads. Try to increase your stopping distance by 5 or 6 seconds; it may just give you the necessary margin of safety when you need to stop unexpectedly. It's always best to take your time to slow down for a red light and don't ... read more

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Tips for Driving to Grandma’s for Thanksgiving

Tips for Driving to Grandma’s for Thanksgiving

The holidays are fast approaching, are you ready for your family road trip to grandma’s house for Thanksgiving? Here is a how-to guide on maximizing fun during your family road trip.   Planning Pow Wow When you take the time to get everyone together to plan your upcoming trip, it gives you the opportunity for buy in so no one can say they were left out. It also gets everyone excited about the adventure you’ll take together. Pull out a map and make sure everyone has a drink in hand that makes them happy. Kiddos get the hot chocolate and you get whatever works for you! Talking trip details helps everyone feel empowered and on board for this adventure together.   Realistic driving schedule Don’t try to power through a long trip with small children or pets. Even if it’s just you, think about stops for food and bathroom. Never a bad idea to just stop for a good stretch or a cup of coffee. Consider making it even more fun with stops along the way. Short hike ... read more

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Car Buying Doesn’t Have to Be Scary! Tips to Make Car Buying Easy!

When it comes to some of the bigger decisions we make, buying a car is one of them, and the nature of a big decision, to make a big purchase, can cause us to freeze and feel overwhelmed. But making a big decision doesn’t have to be overwhelming, we have a few tips to help keep it that way.  Doing the Research: The first step to make car buying easier is to do research and start planning before you need a new car. Waiting until your old car doesn’t move anymore is only going to make your experience more stressful and much more dire if you have no other means of transportation. Now, knowledge is power, so finding out what your price range is, the needs you have for your vehicle, and what you like ahead of time is going to smooth the process out. Things that are going to provide you with the most bargaining power will be knowing the invoice prices, the price the dealer paid the manufacturer and not just the MSRP, for new cars; knowing your current car’s trade ... read more

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What’s New in the 2020 Lineup of Cars and Trucks?

What’s New in the 2020 Lineup of Cars and Trucks?

  In need of a new vehicle? Well, the new 2020 line up of brand new cars and trucks are bringing some amazing new innovations and ideas. From BMW to Toyota, 2020 proves to be an exciting year for new vehicles. A few of our most interesting finds are the 2020 Land Rover Defender, 2020 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe, and the 2020 GMC Sierra HD. The new 2020 line up definitely brings some exciting new models!   The 2020 Land Rover Defender is an amazing new model as it's a new release from its former Defender generation, which was sold from 1993-1997. When Land Rover made this announcement they also spoke of a camouflaged prototype of the Defender, more information will be revealed at a later date. Land Rover has tested this new model in many different types of extremes, making it a great vehicle for the adventurous ones. This ne ... read more

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Best Places to See Fireworks from Your Car in and around Denver

Best Places to See Fireworks from Your Car in and around Denver

Looking for a great firework show this summer? Antero Automotive will provide you with the best services possible! This summer, in the blazing heat, come into our shop to have your Air Conditioning system performance tested. We service all types of refrigerant, including the new R1234yf. The R1234yf was introduced in 2011 in the states with Cadillac and is now used in over 50% of 2018 model year vehicles, including Ford! Definitely the future for air conditioning! We are one of the only shops in the area that has the equipment and expertise to service vehicles equipped with this new refrigerant! One of Denver’s most famous firework shows is Independence Eve. This event, hosted on Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019, is Colorado's largest free, community fireworks held at Denver’s Civic Center Park. This amazing event starts at 5:00 pm. You really don’t want to miss out on this! This is such a great location for a hot summer day! This July 4th, enjoy your day at Elitch Gar ... read more

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Getting Your Vehicle Road Trip Ready

Getting Your Vehicle Road Trip Ready

So you’re getting ready for a road trip, you’ve mapped it all out, packed your bags, and got your favorite snacks. You think you are all ready to go and have the perfect playlist set. But wait, you’re missing something! You’re not the only one who needs to get road trip ready, your vehicle also needs to be road trip ready. Especially since your vehicle is going to be doing most of the hard work. Even if it is a short weekend road trip it's still a good idea to make an appointment at Antero Automotive to ensure your vehicle will perform its best. You don’t want to get stranded in the wide open because you didn’t get an oil change before your long drive. A pre-trip auto check-up could make a huge difference in your trip. You should get your vehicle inspected about a week before your trip, it gives the mechanics time to fix any problems they might find. If you wait a day or two before, they might not have enough time to order a part and install it ... read more

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