Time for New Tires?

Posted September 26, 2017

Tires looking worn? Pick up a penny! How does one decide whether they have worn-in tires or you’re-on-borrowed-time tires? The official recommendation is to replace tires when the tread is worn to a level of 2/32 of an inch. Okay, great. Now – how best to get a measuring tape

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Auto Air Conditioning Repair

Posted August 9, 2017

I’m sure many of you have had this happen to you. You’ve been driving your car all summer long using the car air conditioning to it’s fullest all the time. Then you park your car in the hot sun for the day, get in your car start it, only to

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Car Theft Prevention Tips

Posted June 13, 2017

In 2015, a total of 14,859 motor vehicle thefts were reported by law enforcement agencies in Colorado. This is a 29.67% increase in motor vehicle thefts from 2014. Having your car stolen is a frustrating and upsetting experience. If and when it’s recovered, usually there are repairs that need done,

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What is a Serpentine Belt?

Posted April 25, 2017

Your vehicle contains complex systems of electronics, belts, hoses, and mechanics to move you along the road. Because it is so complex, it’s important to keep up with preventative maintenance – even for the parts you may not have hear of, like the serpentine belt. The serpentine belt connects the

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Pesky Potholes – Avoiding Damage

Posted March 22, 2017

Even with the unseasonably warm winter we’ve had along the Front Range, we still have enough road damage to create potholes. Potholes occur when water seeps into pavement through unsealed or improperly sealed cracks.  When the water freezes, it expands and enlarges the crack.  When the ice under the pavement

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Spring Break Road Trip Tips

Posted February 23, 2017

Driving around Aurora, the grass may be brown and the trees have no leaves, but Spring is coming! In unpredictable Colorado weather, we have sunny days and snow storms in the same week. It might not feel like it yet, but Spring is only a few weeks away.  If you

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Avoid Damage from Curb Hits

Posted January 23, 2017

Icy winter roads in Aurora mean more cars are sliding out of control and hitting the curbs. Even if you’re driving slowly, a curb hit can lead to significant damage for your vehicle. This winter, stay safe and follow the advice from our experienced auto technicians to avoid damage from curb

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How to Drive in Snow and Ice

Posted December 20, 2016

For visitors and newcomers to our state, driving in winter conditions can be quite frightening. Snow and ice change the way your vehicle interacts with and handles on the road. Less traction, nervous drivers, and unpredictable weather can be a recipe for dangerous roads in Colorado. Which is why we

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Why do I have to change my oil so often?

Posted November 23, 2016

Oil lubricates the hard metal surfaces inside your engine so they can operate smoothly. Without oil, these parts would grind together. Friction and constant rubbing would mean all of the parts in your engine wear down incredibly fast. Engine oil is extremely important. One of the most frequent maintenance items

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Guide for New Winter Drivers

Posted October 25, 2016

For drivers who aren’t used to or comfortable driving in snowy and icy conditions, winter roads in Colorado can be scary! Whether you recently moved to Colorado or are visiting for the holidays, knowing how to stay safe on winter roads is critical. The experienced technicians at Chase Automotive are

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