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Can Your Car Last Another Year?

Can Your Car Last Another Year?

Have you checked out the price of new vehicles at LITTLETON car dealers? Ouch! Add financing and insurance and a new ride may not seem so attractive. A lot of LITTLETON, CO, folks are hoping to make their cars last a lot longer.Fortunately, with the current state of automotive engineering and manufacturing, there's no reason a modern vehicle can't be made to last for a 150,000 miles (250,000 kilometers) or more for smart LITTLETON drivers.The old adage: 'a stitch in time saves nine' is really true for LITTLETON residents when it comes to car maintenance. A great example is coolant service.Over time, coolant becomes corrosive and actually starts to damage your radiator and other parts. Smart LITTLETON drivers have their cooling system service taken care of right on schedule at South Park Tire & Auto Center.Ditto for your power steering system, brake fluid, air conditioning system, differential and transmission. Of course, oil changes should be done right on schedule to avo ... read more

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Hey LITTLETON Drivers; What Is the Most Distracting Food?

Hey LITTLETON Drivers; What Is the Most Distracting Food?

So what is the most distracting food to have in the car while driving around LITTLETON?Is it: A Hamburger; Coffee; A Soft Drink, or Gummy Bears? Well, you may be surprised to learn that all but the gummy bears are in the top ten most distracting foods when you are driving. But if you chose 'coffee,' then give yourself an extra two points.  Coffee is the number one food distraction for drivers in LITTLETON and around the country.Food distractions cause 25 percent of all car accidents; over a million and a half each year!You'll notice that all of the top ten distracting food items are messy. Messy foods are the types of food you might spill (very distracting!), then try to clean up (a safe-driving impossibility!). If you gotta eat on the run, take five-then drive. You'll thank yourself later for two reasons: one, that you can actually relax for just a moment in our fast-paced world, and two, you won't have to worry about gett ... read more

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Let South Park Tire & Auto Center Help You Keep Your Vehicle Another Couple of Years

LITTLETON area residents may remember when the U.S. government's “Cash for Clunkers” program made a splash on the news scene. People were offered incentives to trade in old vehicles for new, in the interest of better and improved air quality from reduced emissions.But a lot of LITTLETON drivers want to hang onto their old clunkers. They're dependable and they're paid for. Owners would love to see the odometers on those vehicles turn past 200,000 miles (320,000 km), as long as the repair bills don't get too expensive.There are a lot of vehicles on CO roads that have run past the 200,000 mile (320,000 km) odometer reading. Is there something that their owners are doing that keeps these vehicles on the road? Or did they just win the “lemon lottery,” and luck out by getting a particularly good vehicle? Not surprisingly, most of these owners have something in common. They never skip an oil change. Can keeping a vehicle on the road for 200,000 mi ... read more

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Technician Training at South Park Tire & Auto Center

Technician Training at South Park Tire & Auto Center

Your vehicle is important to you, and keeping it running properly is important to your lifestyle. That's why you're smart enough to have it serviced regularly at South Park Tire & Auto Center in LITTLETON. And even though it may just be routine maintenance, you want it done right by automotive professionals.It's also very important to your LITTLETON service center to keep you happy and on the road. You might be surprised at the amount of money our LITTLETON auto service center spends annually to make sure our friendly and knowledgeable technicians are properly trained.South Park Tire & Auto Center offers a variety of automotive services for many kinds of vehicles. We need to be current on the latest techniques and parts so that we can give you quality service. Our LITTLETON service centers subscribe to data services that list the high quality parts and fluids recommended by your manufacturer.And each service has a checklist of standard procedures. South Park Tire & Aut ... read more

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Clean Air for Your Engine: Engine Air Filters In LITTLETON

Clean Air for Your Engine: Engine Air Filters In LITTLETON

Every LITTLETON car owner who has taken their car in for an oil change has been told that their engine air filter's dirty. Here's what goes into the determination of when to change the filter: First, your vehicle owner's manual will have a recommendation of when the filter should be replaced. Now, most air filters purchased in LITTLETON don't cost a lot to replace. It's just that CO people hate getting caught with an unexpected expense. On the plus side, though, changing a dirty air filter at South Park Tire & Auto Center can often save enough on gas to pay for itself before your next oil change in LITTLETON. Think about a dirty furnace filter in your LITTLETON home. When it's all clogged up, enough clean air can't get through. In your vehicle, that means that your engine can't get as much air as it needs to burn the fuel efficiently. So it makes do with less air and has to use more gas to move your vehicle around LITTLETON roads. Your vehicle actually needs about ... read more

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Economics of Maintenance for LITTLETON Auto Owners

Economics of Maintenance for LITTLETON Auto Owners

Buying a new car in LITTLETON is always a big financial decision. The allure of that new car smell is powerful, to be sure. But what if your current car is still in good shape? How do you decide?People in LITTLETON who've been used to driving a new car every three to five years may be having second thoughts in this economy. For many, the question is, how does the certainty of a new car payment stack up against uncertain repairs for a car that may be out of warranty?For purposes of our discussion, let's assume you live right here in LITTLETON and have a five year old vehicle. It's now paid off. If you keep it, you fear that there'll be some repairs over the next five years, but you really don't know what to expect. For help we turned to maintenance and repair information for cars and trucks. With this data, they project likely service and repair costs for a particular make and model. They're able to use manufacturer's mainten ... read more

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10 Services LITTLETON Drivers Often Overlook

10 Services LITTLETON Drivers Often Overlook

We live such busy lives nowadays: work, social events, running the kids all over LITTLETON. Some days it's all we can do to keep track of everywhere we need to be. That's why you've gotta be organized. Smartphones, calendar apps - we have to keep track of it all.So let's talk about schedules. Specifically, automotive service schedules. And particularly, the scheduled services that are sometimes forgotten.Here is a list of 10 service items that are often overlooked by LITTLETON residents. They're all very important and need appropriate attention. So here we go, in no particular order.1. Power Steering ServiceBe honest; have you ever thought of this on your own? Your power steering fluid gets dirty and builds-up moisture over time. Cleaning out your power steering system means that dirt and gum are removed and your power steering parts are protected from corrosion. Next time you're in for an oil change, ask your South Park Tire & Auto Center service advisor ... read more

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