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Yearly Archives: 2022

Low Brake Fluid Warning Signs

Low Brake Fluid Warning Signs

When it comes to your car, you want to be sure that everything is in perfect working order. The braking system is one of the most critical aspects of your car's functionality. If there are any problems with your brake fluid, it can lead to decreased performance and even failure of the brakes altogether. This article will discuss brake fluids and signs you may have low brake fluid. What is Brake fluid? Most modern cars have hydraulic brake systems. This system uses brake fluid to transfer the force from your foot on the pedal to the brakes themselves. Brake fluid is essential for your car's braking system. Brake fluid helps to keep your car's brakes working correctly. But what makes brake fluid so unique? Brake fluid needs to have a high boiling point to withstand high pressures and temperatures when braking. Brake fluid is incompressible and will not change volume when under pressure. Over time, brake fluid becomes contaminated with air or water and loses its proper ... read more

Say Goodbye to Summer with Car Maintenance

Say Goodbye to Summer with Car Maintenance

With August coming to an end, it means that fall is right around the corner in Broomfield, CO. As kids go back to school, coffee shops offer pumpkin spice lattes, and the wind and chilly weather picks up next month, there are some things you need to check off before the cool weather. Your car endured the summer heat, and it needs to recover.   Heat can put a heavy strain on your tires, wipers, battery, and more. That is why at Rocky Mountain Car Care, we recommend bringing your car to our auto service shop for an end-of-summer inspection. Here are some of the items we will inspect and service: Tires - At our shop, we can measure your tire pressure to make sure they’re properly inflated. Plus, we can take a look at your tread depth. They need to be 2/32 inch or more to grip the road properly. You can also check this by doing the penny test at home. Battery - Your car battery is one of those components that suffer the most during the summer. You should open your hood and c ... read more

Do You Need to Replace Power Steering Fluid?

Do You Need to Replace Power Steering Fluid?

When you discover that your vehicle needs a power steering flush, you might be tempted to put it off. So, is it really required to change the power steering fluid? The simple answer is yes—regular power steering flushes are necessary to safeguard your car and keep you and other road users safe. Let's look more closely: Observing Symptoms If you experience any of the symptoms mentioned below, you urgently need to schedule a power steering fluid flush to ensure the safety of both you and your car as well as other road users. Lack of symptoms What happens if you need to cleanse your power steering fluid on a regular basis but haven't yet observed any symptoms? This treatment is still required to stop the emergence of risky or bothersome symptoms. Additionally, it can aid with power steering system protection. Without enough fluid, your power steering pump, for instance, may start to degrade, turning a straightforward maintenance flush into an expensive repair. Visits to ... read more

What Is Driveline & Drivetrain Service?

What Is Driveline & Drivetrain Service?

Most people don't use the terms "driveline" and "drivetrain" often, unless they are a mechanic. However, that doesn't mean these services aren't important. If you want to keep your car or truck going, you may need driveline and drivetrain service.    The driveline, also referred to as the drivetrain, consists of all the components involved in transferring the power between the transmission and wheels. With such an important role, you can only get so far with a damaged driveline.    Where does it all start? First of all, the engine is the start of most things in your car, and it creates power. That power gets transferred to and altered by the transmission to deliver the right movement to your wheels. The primary component in the driveline is the driveshaft, and it is a long metal tube that connects the transmission at one end and the wheels at the other.    Symptoms That Indicate You Need Driveline/Drivetrain Service A ... read more

Quick Tips for Road Tripping with Pets

Quick Tips for Road Tripping with Pets

Road trips can be fun, but they can be even better when you bring your pets along for the ride. If you do decide on bringing your furry friend on the road, there are some safety precautions you may need to take. Pets can be restless and behave poorly when confined in a small space, such as jumping and hanging out the window. Here are some tips to keep your pet well-behaved so that the whole car can have fun: Take Little Trips Before Before your big getaway, take your cat or dog for a spin to make them feel comfortable in your car. That way, you can get a feel of whether they get stressed or anxious.  Pack Your Pets' Essentials As you pack your bag with your toiletries, clothes, and other essentials, don't forget to pack your pet's things too. They'll need their food and water, treats, grooming supplies, treats, and even toys.   Take a Trip to the Vet Before going on an extensive road adventure, it is important to take your pet to the vet to see whet ... read more

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