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Perfect Weather Is A More Imperfect Driving Condition Than You Might Think

Posted by Dirk Owens on May 17, 2018 7:35:58 AM

Imperfect Weather

I came to work at Addison Auto in September of 2013. One of my first real surprises was learning that auto crashes are actually worse in Summer than Winter. Before I worked at a collision repair shop I would have assumed that snow made the roads icy and cars were more prone to crash on ice. What I came to learn is that people are much more cautious on the ice and tend to drive slower. Wrecks that tend to happen at lower speeds result in small damages. Conversely, in the Summertime people drive full speed everywhere and those same accidents that might have been smaller or avoided altogether become full blow collisions.

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Topics: Collision

Meet Addison Auto’s Top Notch Service Team

Posted by Tom Wenzel on May 17, 2018 7:35:34 AM

At Addison Auto Center we are passionate about taking care of you and your vehicles. Everything from routine manufacturer’s recommended service to complex diagnostics and repairs, our ASE Certified Master Technicians are here to keep your vehicle on the road. We take great pride in providing exceptional customer service. Here’s a quick glance at the team:

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Topics: Community

What’s That Awful Smell Coming From My A/C Vents?

Posted by Tom Wenzel on Apr 24, 2018 8:30:15 AM

Now that it’s spring time in Denver you’re likely using your car’s air conditioning more often on the average day. When you turn on the A/C, are you overwhelmed by a foul smell - similar to dirty socks? This is a common situation in most vehicles, there’s no need to feel self conscious. The odors invading your car are due to fungus, mold and/or bacteria growing in your car’s A/C system. Mold and bacteria thrive in dark and damp spaces, making your A/C system a prime target. Don’t despair! There are a few things you can do to control or eliminate these odors:

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Topics: Air Conditioning

$ Saving Automotive Maintenance Tips

Posted by Tom Wenzel on Mar 23, 2018 1:22:01 PM

Routine maintenance on your vehicle shouldn’t be considered a “repair cost”, think of it as more of a gym membership or eating healthy for your body. The better you take care of your body, the healthier you are and the longer you live. Your vehicle is not any different, your vehicle requires routine maintenance to last over 200 or 300K miles. Yes, this is possible with today’s vehicles, with attention paid to maintenance, your vehicle will last a very long time and be more problem free. Many actual repairs performed to vehicles are a result of poor maintenance. Of course some things will always just break or wear out, but simple regular maintenance can prevent some breakdowns. Here are a few important ones.

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Topics: Maintenance

Tips for Spring Driving in Colorado – Are you Ready?

Posted by Tom Wenzel on Mar 23, 2018 1:21:58 PM

Winter driving in Colorado can be tricky, but there are many things to keep in mind when hitting the road in the spring.

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Topics: spring driving

Defensive Driving: Focusing on the basics to help navigate Denver’s busy streets

Posted by Tom Wenzel on Feb 23, 2018 11:38:09 AM

Have you noticed a trend of people doing just about everything besides driving when they’re behind the wheel? Have you noticed a trend of people doing just about everything besides driving when they're behind the wheel? The driver who believes it's safe to use their phone if they add a few extra car lengths behind the flow of traffic or the driver applying makeup or eating their meal behind the wheel.

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Topics: Driving Safey

Changing A Flat Tire: A Useful Skill For Every Driver.

Posted by Tom Wenzel on Feb 23, 2018 11:37:19 AM

While it doesn’t happen often, getting a flat tire can be a major inconvenience. Being prepared by understanding the basic steps to change a flat can help make an unpleasant experience manageable.

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Topics: Tires

Senior Drivers: Staying Safe And Maintaining Your Ability To Drive

Posted by Tom Wenzel on Jan 24, 2018 2:24:59 PM

No one wants to give up the keys…Staying behind the wheel enables us to maintain our independence and keep our minds sharp and healthy.  With age come additional challenges that impact driving: arthritis, hip and knee replacements, joint pain – just to name a few!  A recent study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that seniors who stopped driving are two times more likely to suffer depression and five times more likely to enter an assisted living center.

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Topics: Safety

Snow Tires More Important than AWD/4WD In The Snow

Posted by Dirk Owens on Jan 24, 2018 2:22:14 PM

Denver just got its first real snow of 2018, but anyone driving in the mountains commuting or for recreation can expect these conditions almost any time. Conifer got 15 inches from this storm.

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Topics: Winter Driving

Teenage Drivers: A Safe, Reliable Vehicle Is Only Where Our Journey Begins

Posted by Jim Addison on Dec 1, 2017 8:20:00 AM

Our oldest grandson got his driver’s license a few weeks ago and being the “car guy” of the family, I got involved in his car search. My first obstacle is to convince him that because of his budget, he can only afford something a little older so he needs to look for a reliable and safe vehicle since he can’t afford a lot of maintenance expense. No fast cars. No turbos.

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Topics: Safety, Driving Safey

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