Auto Tips Blog

Women Friendly Shop

Welcome to the most women friendly auto repair shop in the Denver, CO area! Hi, My name is Kerry Colchin; I am co-owner of Colchin Automotive in Arvada, CO. Many of our customers are moms, grandmothers, wives, aunts, and daughters; they drive all sorts of vehicles from luxury cars to minivans, trucks and SUVs. Despite how integral […]

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Car Leaking Fluid: Decoding the Colors

It’s never fun to discover that your car is leaking fluid. Your first instinct is likely to use a flashlight to try to find the source of the leak, but leaking fluid changes directions so many times that the location of the drip is often not the location of the source. A much easier and […]

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Common Causes of Engine Overheating

An overheating engine can be scary, especially if you are stuck in heavy traffic or are far from home. While it is impossible to guarantee that your vehicle will never overheat, understanding the common causes and how to prevent them can go a long way toward minimizing your risk. Here’s what you need to know. […]

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How Car Maintenance Costs Increase With Age

If you own a vehicle, you are probably well aware of the two major factors that eventually lead to a trade-in: declining value and escalating costs. The ratio varies according to make, model, driving conditions, and a whole host of individual factors. However, many people find that their cars are no longer worth fixing by […]

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Symptoms of Bad Brakes

Failed brakes can be a disaster, potentially leading to a crash. Fortunately, though, your car will warn you in numerous ways when your brakes are starting to go. Because brake issues can worsen quickly, it is imperative that you have your brakes checked as soon as possible if you notice any of these symptoms of […]

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Basic Car Maintenance Tasks That Anyone Can Perform

If you’re one of those people who call Takeout Taxi to make your fast-food runs for you and have no qualms about paying the delivery driver more than the cost of your McMeal, you can stop reading now. If you have no interest in saving money because you have more of it than you’ll ever […]

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Common Reasons Your Car Won’t Start

One of the most frustrating things that can happen to a car owner goes something like this: You pack up the kids, the lunches, your laptop, and all the work you brought home last night. You rush out the door with just enough time to drop the kids off at daycare and get to work […]

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What to Put in Your Roadside Emergency Kit

A roadside emergency kit can help get you out of a precarious position, or at least make you more comfortable until help arrives. While you should always carry a charged cell phone with the number or app for your preferred roadside rescue service, a basic emergency kit can come in handy during a long wait […]

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Safe Driving Techniques for Fog

Like all weather conditions, fog is simply a fact of life. Although it is best to stay home when the fog is dense, this is often impossible. In addition, if you are traveling any significant distance, you might drive into a wall of fog unexpectedly. Therefore, it is imperative to follow the best driving practices […]

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Common Car Care Myths vs. Realities

Your car, undoubtedly, is one of your biggest financial investments. You want it to last and you want to take the steps necessary to avoid the need for expensive repairs. The best way to achieve both of these goals is to be diligent about car maintenance. That can be easier said than done, as car-maintenance […]

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7 Tips to Keep Your Old Car in Top Condition

If you love your old car and don’t want to spend the money to buy a new one, it’s important to keep your car in top condition. If you do, you’ll experience fewer breakdowns and keep your ownership costs low. Use these seven tips to keep your car in the best condition possible. 1. Stay […]

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