As we are well into the fall season here in Colorado, the temperatures are continuing to drop. Most of us have dug out our warm coats and boots, and are preparing to settle into the coming winter. Besides our homes, one of the places where we need warmth is in our vehicles; whether we’re making a quick commute to the office or taking a long weekend drive, we rely on our heaters to make the trip bearable.
Now is the time to service your vehicle’s heating system, before the harsher winter months arrive, so you can have safe, reliable, and efficient warmth all season long. If you notice any of these signs, it may be time to schedule an appointment … Read More
There are dozens of mechanics in Fort Collins and throughout the northern Colorado area, but not all auto body shops are created equal. Too many people choose a mechanic simply based on location or price, while others have a hard time leaving a mechanic shop once they’ve brought their car in, even if the service goes south. Whether you’re an avid off-roader or not, you deserve to find a shop that gives you excellent service and value.
Wondering whether or not it’s time to find a new 4×4 mechanic? Here are a few red flags to watch out for:
- Nobody greets you
If you walk into a shop, and nobody takes the time to look you in the eye, smile, … Read More
The winter season is officially upon us, and while it’s not a great time to be out on the trails, it’s an ideal time to do some 4×4 service and upgrades. The offseason is perfect for catching up on maintenance, doing custom modifications, and doing a deep clean before the spring arrives. Chances are good that you have some idea of what you’d like to do to your rig next, and with the holidays right around the corner, it couldn’t hurt to add a few of these items to your wish list. Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, these 4 wheel parts are sure to make your holidays bright!
Let’s face it, when you’re out on the trail, bright … Read More
Whether you are new to the Front Range, or new to the 4×4 scene, it’s important to find the right mechanic for you and your vehicle. If you use your daily driver for weekend romps in the mountains, or if you’re lucky enough to have a dedicated offroad rig, both kinds of vehicles need to be serviced by someone who knows what they’re doing. Depending on the type of car or truck you use to explore the trails, even something as simple as an oil change should be handled by a 4×4 service professional.
Extending the life of your vehicle, as well as saving money in the long run, is a wise investment for any Colorado offroader, and you can … Read More
Warm weather is already arriving here in Northern Colorado, which means that the trail running season is coming up fast. Whether you have been doing some offroad playing in the snow, or you’ve given yourself a bit of a rest, we can all agree that springtime is a great time of year to dust off the 4×4 rig and hit the mountains! And the start of each season is the perfect opportunity to get your vehicle into your nearest 4×4 service center and have all your auto parts checked out. Before you take it out into the mud, it’s good to know how well your car has weathered the winter, and assess where you can make adjustments and investments for … Read More
Winter is quickly approaching here in Colorado, and the sometimes-wild weather and heavy snowfall can wreak havoc on your vehicle if you are not properly prepared for it. Late autumn is the perfect time to bring your car into your local 4×4 service center for a checkup, so that you can be confident by the time the temperatures drop and the first snow hits. Don’t wait until the last minute to address any nagging issues you’ve had with your vehicle, especially if you’ve had an active summer out on the trails, otherwise you might find yourself with major mechanical problems stranded in a blizzard!
It’s important to perform routine auto repair and maintenance throughout the year, but there are a … Read More
We specialize in new and used auto parts, but we also know a thing or two about buying a used 4×4. Purchasing your 4×4 used makes good sense for a lot of reasons, but it helps to know what to buy and where to buy it from. Otherwise, you could wind up purchasing a machine that isn’t what you wanted or what you paid for. Take a look at these buying tips.
Used A Lot
One of the reasons that buying a new 4×4 can be tricky is that these vehicles are used a lot. Since they are off-roading vehicles, the chance that something might not be top notch is high. Simple wear and tear can make any used 4×4 … Read More
The term ‘CUV’ has been tossed around a lot lately, and some people are even using this term interchangeably. But, there’s a fundamental difference between a SUV and CUV, and knowing this difference will help you decide which type of car to buy.
A SUV is closer to an off-road vehicle. SUVs tend to have a two-speed transfer option, and come with four-wheel drive. There are no shortage of SUVs on the market, though some are better built for off-roading than others. You’ll want to look for an option that has the most ground clearance if you plan to go off-roading, and some SUVs don’t offer a great ground clearance option. If you are aware that all SUVs … Read More
If we could all agree on one thing that is true of Colorado, it would be that we have some of the most variable weather in the nation. One day it’s sunny and 60 degrees, and it will dump 6 inches of freezing snow the next. But the locals know how to cope: dress in layers, always be prepared, and take good care of the vehicle that gets you around! Regardless of the time of year, 4×4 service centers are busy helping us keep our trucks in tip-top shape, no matter what Mother Nature throws our way.
Most of us are comfortable with the basics of all-weather car care: the best snow scrapers, the right wax to use, even a … Read More
To a seasoned off-roader, the choice of auto service center is one of the utmost importance: taking good care of their rig ensures they can continue enjoying the sport they love. And while some people think that any ol’ mechanic will do, most know that taking time to investigate and select just the right one is worth the effort. While many local mechanics in Fort Collins might be able to perform basic maintenance, if you have a custom truck and are serious about hitting the trails, look for a shop that specializes in off-road and 4×4 work.
It’s kind of like shopping for a doctor: you want one that you get along with, one who speaks your language, and one … Read More