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Colorado Springs CO Winter Prep Service For Your Auto

When winter approaches in Colorado Springs CO, we break out the sweaters, coats, boots and mittens. We want to be ready for winter conditions. Your vehicle needs to be ready for winter as well. The last thing you want is to get stranded out in the cold. You need your vehicle to be safe and reliable. It’s a good idea Continue Reading...
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Fuel Saving Tip: Check Engine Light

Here’s a question for Colorado Springs, CO motorists: How long have you been enjoying the romantic glow of your check engine light? Hey, it’s not there to create ambiance; it’s a warning that something’s wrong. (And, by the way, Homer Simpson’s fix of covering it with tape is not a good idea.) If your check engine light comes on, check Continue Reading...
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Colorado Springs Exhaust And Emissions Service

Many Elbert car owners don’t realize that there is more to exhaust system maintanance than just tailpipes and mufflers. And if you can see smoke, or if it’s too loud. Exhaust service at a full-service automotive center like All Around Automotive is really a lot more comprehensive these days. For example, in the U.S., the federal government required catalytic converters Continue Reading...
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The All Around Automotive Guide To Tire Specs

You know you need new tires, but you’re not sure what type. You look at a tire to get the size: 225, 50, R, 16, 92, H. All the way to the Colorado Springs service center you keep repeating it over and over. You even say it over in your mind while waiting in line. Then you get to the Continue Reading...
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Power Steering Service Near Elbert

Most of us living in the Elbert area are too young to remember life before power steering – cranking those great big steering wheels! It was a pretty good workout. Now power steering is standard. Let’s look at how it works. The heart of any power steering system is its pump. The pump pressurizes the power steering fluid that provides Continue Reading...
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Buying the Right Tires and Wheels In Colorado Springs CO

Everyone in Colorado Springs CO eventually replaces their tires, whether it’s because they’re worn out or they’re just looking for something different. There are so many great tire choices in Colorado Springs CO, it can be difficult to sort them out. Let’s group the broad spectrum into several categories that will help in the selection process. One category is often Continue Reading...
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Colorado Springs Drivers: Get Fresh Air Inside Your Car

Your browser does not support video Let’s talk about air quality in Colorado Springs. It’s a global issue, but affects us wherever we are. Many decades ago, we began to become aware of how air pollution negatively affects health. But what about the air inside your vehicle? Cabin air filters are now coming on most new minivans in Colorado Springs. Continue Reading...
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Colorado Springs Road Trip Preparation

People from Colorado Springs CO love their cars. And nothing goes with cars better than a CO road trip. Freedom from daily schedules, new sights and the open road – it’s great! But there’s nothing like car trouble to bring the fun to a grinding halt. Now you can’t always avoid problems, but you can take steps to reduce the Continue Reading...
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Which Item is Most Stolen from Vehicles in Colorado Springs?

Which item is most often stolen from vehicles in Colorado Springs? Is it: Stereo Wheels Air Bag DVD System Well, if you said stereo – you used to be right. But airbags have now surpassed stereos as the biggest target for theft in Colorado Springs – approximately 50,000 a year are stolen across the country. New airbags cost about $1,000, Continue Reading...
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Fuel Filter Service in Colorado Springs CO

There are a surprising number of small, inexpensive parts that can lead to expensive engine damage when they fail. It doesn’t seem right. Fortunately a lot of those things can be taken care of in routine maintenance. They may not be easy to remember, because it is a long list, but your service center at All Around Automotive can help Continue Reading...
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Protecting Your minivan From Theft In Colorado Springs CO

Every car in Colorado Springs CO is at risk for theft. So it’s up to us to make our cars a less appealing target and more of a challenge – hopefully sending potential thieves to look elsewhere. The National Insurance Crime Bureau recommends a layered approach to protecting vehicles: Common sense Visible and audible devices Immobilizing devices Tracking devices Let’s Continue Reading...
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Timing Belt

Ever heard the sad tale of a staggering repair bill from a broken timing belt? Bad news. Let’s take a lesson from their woes and remember to think about our timing belt. First, let’s review what a timing belt does. The top part of the engine, over the cylinders is called the cylinder head. The head contains the valves. There’s Continue Reading...
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Automobile Fluids For Your minivan

If you’ve walked through the automotive fluids of an auto parts store in Elbert, you’ll know how overwhelming the sheer number of products available can be. How do you know what’s right for your vehicle? As you know, these fluids all serve a function in making your car run as you drive around the Elbert area. Your vehicle manufacturer has Continue Reading...
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Recommended Service Intervals At All Around Automotive

Most people in the Elbert area are aware that automotive manufacturers have recommended service intervals. Following recommended service intervals is very important. The engineers that design our vehicles have tested the various systems and components to meet durability and safety standards. Some of these standards are self-imposed and others, like those for emissions components, are government mandated for the areas Continue Reading...
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Serpentine Belt Service At All Around Automotive In Colorado Springs

If you’ve ever heard a squealing sound under your minivan hood, chances are it was your serpentine belt. Your serpentine belt is a long belt that’s driven by your engine. It winds around several accessories that power important automotive systems in your minivan. Let’s go over them. First, the serpentine belt drives your air conditioning system. It spins the compressor Continue Reading...
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Charge It In Colorado Springs For Extended Battery Life

Here’s an interesting statistic for our friends in Colorado Springs CO: Only thirty percent of car batteries make it to forty-eight months. And the life expectancy varies by where you live. It ranges from fifty-one months in extremely cold areas to just thirty months in extremely hot climates. Why is that? It turns out that it’s our modern cars with Continue Reading...
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Give Your Engine Clean Fuel With A New Fuel Filter From All Around Automotive

Your minivan requires plenty of clean fuel to run. If your fuel contains contaminants, your fuel injectors will eventually become clogged up. When this happens, your minivan engine may not get the proper amount of fuel at the correct pressure to run at peak performance. This hurts fuel efficiency and performance as you drive around Elbert. It can also lead Continue Reading...
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Fuel System Cleaning At All Around Automotive

Is your car sometimes hard to start on an early Colorado Springs morning? When you turn the key, does it hesitate or stutter? If so, the problem could be the result of a dirty fuel system. Your car’s fuel system starts with the air filter and ends in the top of your engine. Over time, different parts of the system Continue Reading...
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All Around Automotive: Good Service And Good Fuel Economy

Most Colorado Springs and Fountain motorists want to save on gas and seek our advice on improving fuel economy. At All Around Automotive, we are frequently asked, however, if it is really worth the extra effort. Just how much money can Fountain motorists actually save? The US government has a website dedicated to helping us use less fuel. It presents Continue Reading...
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