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With our news center, you can stay up to date on all things South Park Tire & Auto Center related. We like to get to know our clients, and with our news center, you can get to know us a little bit better. When Littleton and Highlands Ranch families need auto repair, they count on our team of auto mechanics, and when they are looking for educational, entertaining, and engaging posts, they turn to our news center. To schedule an appointment for auto repair, call us. Southpark Tire & Auto Center is located at 8081 South Broadway Littleton, CO 80122.

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Back-to-School Season -- How to Drive Safely In School Zones

Back-to-School Season -- How to Drive Safely In School Zones

Even though the school's status in the fall (whether it will be online or on-campus) is up in the air, so to speak, it is still essential to take certain precautions when driving near a school zone. It is easy to get lost in our head during our drive, or perhaps, you are late to work and have to make a mad dash through a school zone. Either way, it is imperative to slow down, monitor your surroundings, and keep your eyes peeled for eager little ones.  If you are dropping your little one off at school or have to drive through a school zone to get to work, we recommend reading and following these tips and tips designed to ensure you drive safely in school zones:  Just in case you didn’t know -- it is illegal to pass a school bus from behind. If you see a bus stopped, and children are either getting on or off, make sure you come to a stop and patiently wait. One of the most common bus-related accidents involving children is caused by drivers illegally passing a stopp ... read more

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5 Most Preventable Auto Repairs

5 Most Preventable Auto Repairs

Auto repair can be stressful, but these worrisome situations can be easily prevented with routine preventative maintenance. The team at South Park Tire & Auto is here to help keep your vehicles running in tip-top shape, and to do so; we can’t emphasize the importance of preventative maintenance enough. Oil changes, fluid level checks, tire rotations, and other services need to be performed at certain intervals. If you neglect these services, you might run into easily prevented auto repairs.  Here are the five most preventable auto repairs:  Transmission Replacement: When you think of expensive car repairs, the one that usually comes to mind is transmission replacement. Without a properly working transmission, your vehicle won’t move -- it transfers power from the engine to your wheels. To keep your transmission working correctly, preventative maintenance is a must. Your transmission’s fluid needs to be checked routinely, and if you neglect this service ... read more

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Upcoming Specials at South Park Tire & Auto

Upcoming Specials at South Park Tire & Auto

The team at South Park Tire & Auto appreciates you. We are grateful for each and every one of our clients, which is why we offer you several ongoing specials to choose from. During these difficult and unprecedented times, we may find ourselves sticking a strict budget, and we may find this regime to be especially stressful. However, the team at South Park Tire & Auto recognizes that you have enough to worry about. We are here to ease your worries by offering services designed to secure the health and safety of your vehicle. We are trying our best to make auto repair easy for you and your family. Take a look at the upcoming specials we offer at South Park Tire & Auto in Littleton, CO. If you have any questions; we encourage you to ask.  GOOD YEAR REBATE; GET UP TO $150 CASH BACK -- When you purchase a set of four (4) Good Year select tires receive up to $150 in rebates. Cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts. See shop for details.  MAINTENANCE SPE ... read more

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New Year’s Resolution -- Tire Maintenance

New Year’s Resolution -- Tire Maintenance

Happy New Year’s from the team at South Park & Auto in Littleton! We are here to wish you a safe and happy 2020 and decade. The key to keeping your vehicle happy and healthy begins with tire maintenance, and fortunately, the team at South Park Tire & Auto are experts at tire maintenance.  Here is why tire maintenance is so important:  Tire Rotation: The tires in the front and back of your vehicle will operate at different loads and perform different steering and braking function, which will result in unequal wear pattern. To prolong the performance if your tires, tire rotation is a must. Typically, tire rotation will occur between 5,000 and 7,000 miles. However, this mile range can fluctuate depending on how you drive.  Tire Balancing: Properly balanced tires equal even tread wear and an extended life. When your tires are balanced, our technicians will attach small weights to your wheels to limit vibration when turn down the streets of Littleton. Wheneve ... read more

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Winterizing Your Car

Winterizing Your Car

November is the perfect time to winterize your car. It is the calm before the storm, so to speak, as the holidays -- Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years -- are quickly approaching. Before the holiday hecticness, bring your vehicle to our shop for an inspection, and we will make sure your car is ready to face whatever Mother Nature throws our way this winter in Littleton, CO:  Here is how we plan to winterize your vehicle:  Whenever someone thinks of auto repair, they can’t help but think of an oil change. Even though an oil change is well-known, you may be surprised to learn how many people put this service off. When the temperature drops, your oil automatically thickens. If your oil is especially gunky or dirty, this thickening can be much more detrimental to your engine. Your oil won’t do its job -- lubricate your engine.  Your windshield wipers are your first line of defense against the elements. Imagine you are caught in a snow storm, and your winds ... read more

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Scary Sounds That Mean It’s Time for a Service

Scary Sounds That Mean It’s Time for a Service

Halloween is supposed to be scary for all the right reasons -- the creepy goblins, spooky ghosts, and manic monsters -- not for the unusual sounds emanating from your engine. If you are hearing any of these sounds, you can think of it as your engine’s cry for help. There is no reason to stress; instead, simply bring your vehicle to South Park Tire & Auto in Littleton.  Here are some scary sounds that mean it’s time for a service:  Any sound you hear when you turn around a corner.  An unusual flapping sound.  If your car has a manual transmission, and you hear a grinding noise when you change gears.  Hissing or sizzling coming from under your hood.  A knocking sound originating from your engine.  Loud bangs.  Humming sounds coming from underneath your car.  Rattling noises from under your vehicle.  Your vehicle starts to roar when you accelerate.   Your vehicle starts to make squealing noises when you ... read more

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How to Keep Your Kids Entertained in the Car

How to Keep Your Kids Entertained in the Car

Summer is almost over, which means back-to-school season is fast-approaching. Time is of the essence to get those last road trips in. If you are planning any trips with your little ones, you are going to need to be keep them entertained, so you can focus on driving. Keep your kids entertained with these quick tips:  Turn your backseat into a movie theater, complete with a mobile entertainment system, and of course, popcorn!  Pack a treasure chest filled with non-perishable, non-messy snacks, coloring books, stickers, and toys.  Break out the iPad and find some fun and engaging apps.  Bring some creative snacks, such as a cheerio necklace.  Make sure to plan pit stops in advance, so you can take a break from driving and your little ones can stretch their legs.  How about a road trip playlist? Put together some sings destined to have you and your kids singing along.  Last but not least, keep a secret stash of toys handing. When everything else ha ... read more

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Maintenance Needs for Your Car in July

Summertime equals travel time, which means your vehicle is going to be needing a few maintenance items before you hit the open road and those temperatures start really rising. The team at South Park Tire & Auto has put together a few tips and tricks designed to keep you and your vehicle ready for summertime travel.  Here are the maintenance needs for your car in July:  Check your tires.  Oil is literally the lifeblood of your vehicle, which means it shouldn’t be forgotten.  De-winterize your vehicle by making sure all the fluids are at the appropriate levels.  Check your belts and hoses.  Don’t forget about the air filter.  Windshield wipers will need to be replaced.  Have your brakes thoroughly inspected.  Your coolant and radiator should be examined.  Clean your battery.   Of course, you can’t forget about your air conditioning. We don’t want you to suffer and sweat in a hot vehicle.&nb ... read more

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Best Road Trips Near Littleton, CO

Best Road Trips Near Littleton, CO

Last month, we talked about preparing for your road trip. Now, we are ready to go, but where are you headed? We are fortunate that we live in such a lovely place -- within driving destinations worthy of memorable moments and of course, Instagram photos. Here are the best road trips near Littleton, CO:  Rocky Mountain National Park: if you are interested in an outdoor adventure, Rocky Mountain National Park should be your go-to destination. Complete with opportunities for rock climbing, hiking, bird-watching, swimming, and sightseeing, to just name a few, this location has something in store for everyone.  Breckenridge: If you are looking for a quick destination into the mountains, “Breck” has something for everyone -- skiing, fine dining, and luxury lodging options.  Glenwoods Ridge: For something more mellow, Glenwoods Ridge, complete with hot springs, shopping, and canyon tours, is perfect.  Crested Butte: This location is easily the best mountain ... read more

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How to Get Your Car Ready for a Road Trip

How to Get Your Car Ready for a Road Trip

  If you are planning a road trip, we at South Park Tire & Auto want everything to go without a hitch, which means you may want to bring your vehicle to our team for inspection. There are certain components of your car tha t need to be double-checked before you head out on the road, as a broken-down vehicle is a surprise none of us want to deal with.  Before you embark on your road trip, make sure you have these aspects of your vehicle for both your peace of mind and safety:  Coolant Oil  Belt, hoses, and timing belt.  Battery  Gas  Air Filter  Brakes Tire Pressure  Exterior Lights Windshield Wipers  Along with these technical components of your vehicle, it is important to make sure you have a few basic necessities at the ready, such as an emergency car kit, complete with non-perishable snacks, water, first aid kit, and a blanket. Make sure you have some other essential safety features as a flashlight with backup batteri ... read more

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