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A truck on the mountains.

Colorado 4×4 Trails: San Miguel County

Tucked deep into the southwestern Colorado wilderness is a wondrous high-elevation playground that plays host to some of the best off road trails in the area. Scattered around the quaint mountain resort town of Telluride are some of the most breathtaking views and challenging obstacles sure to make the guys at your home off road shops go green with envy. And while they’re miles away from any place for auto repair in Fort Collins, the mountains of San Miguel county are sure to win a place in your heart forever, so be sure to schedule at least a full weekend getaway to enjoy them all.

Since the region’s trails cater more towards the intermediate and advanced driver, make sure you … Read More

A truck driving on an icy road.

Navigating Icy Conditions With Ease

Real Coloradans are used to the crazy weather that this state can throw our way; it’ll be sunny and dry one minute and blowing snow the next. Even the off-road shops here are outfitted with a different set of 4×4 parts and accessories to help drivers cope with the mercurial conditions. As we officially settle into mid-winter, it can be tempting to carry on with your usual road handling despite the potentially dangerous conditions. But beware: most accidents during inclement weather are caused by overconfidence on the part of the driver. Feeling invincible, or placing too much trust in your truck’s technologies, can seriously undermine what should be a sensible and safe approach to the Colorado roads.

Many seasoned off-road … Read More

Chevy Colorado ZR2 Concept photo.

Meet The Chevy Colorado ZR2

The auto show and concept car worlds are no strangers to controversy: the herds of salivating visitors are constantly awash in swirling rumors, high on heightened expectations, and painted with goose bumps. Beefed up and glistening, the vehicles on display convey a certain unattainable deity-like attitude that both piques our interests and subconsciously dampens our hopes. We know that the chances of those glorious truck parts ever feeling the zap of the production line are slim- they’re mostly just for show, right? Like models on a runway, concept cars are primped and beautiful, but rarely dip into reality…except for on the rare occasion when the clouds part and the stars align.

This year, off road shops are buzzing with talk … Read More

2015 Toyota Tundra TRD

Follow the Excitement of the 2014 SEMA Show

Car geeks and auto technology aficionados are already gearing up for this year’s SEMA show, held from November 4-7 in glitzy Las Vegas, Nevada. This trade-only event is where the latest and greatest specialty automotive products come out to shine. The “truck, SUV, and off-road” section alone boasts almost 100 different exhibitors, ready to dazzle you with the newest gadgets and gear. Aftermarket parts of all shapes, sizes, and functions will be on display and eagerly awaiting the press exposure. They have everything you’d ever want to know about suspension, armor, towing, tires, and performance boosters…and that is only the tip of the iceberg at the SEMA show.

Juicy rumors are already flying about the latest concept cars and aftermarket … Read More

Chevy Colorado ZR2 Concept photo.

Could the Chevy Colorado ZR2 be your next adventure truck?

The auto show and concept car worlds are no strangers to controversy: the herds of salivating visitors are constantly awash in swirling rumors, high on heightened expectations, and painted with goose bumps. Beefed up and glistening, the vehicles on display convey a certain unattainable deity-like attitude that both piques our interests and subconsciously dampens our hopes. We know the chances of those glorious truck parts ever feeling the zap of the production line are slim — they’re mostly just for show, right? Like models on a runway, concept cars are primped and beautiful, but rarely dip into reality…except for on the rare occasion when the clouds part and the stars align.

This year, off-road shops are buzzing with talk of … Read More