Every time your car is in the shop, a complimentary inspection is performed. This inspection includes checking;
An article from one of our trade journals (Parts and People) this month caught my attention. It was on advanced driver assist systems (ADAS) and the effect they have on driver behavior. The study was done by MIT Advanced Vehicle Technology Consortium and includes automakers and insurance companies. The researchers used cameras and sensors to watch drivers of Tesla, Volvo, and Cadillac vehicles to see how the systems are used, how often they’re used and how drivers respond to the warnings. The study has been going on for 2 years and has logged over 300,000 miles with 89 drivers and some trends seem to be emerging.
Topics: Self-Driving Vehicles
We often have customers ask if buying an extended warranty for their vehicle is worth the cost. Most used car warranties cost around $1,500 - $3,500 for an additional five years of coverage beyond the manufacturer’s warranty period, depending on the year, make and mileage of your vehicle. Think of it as paying in advance for repairs your car may need in the future. Most extended warranty companies let you make payments over 24 months. Many come with benefits like roadside assistance and rental car reimbursement that you may already have through an AAA membership or rental coverage through your auto insurance. Warranty companies offer various levels of coverage from basic to comprehensive.
Have you been outside recently and noticed your car covered in a layer of yellow dust? The pollen count in Denver has been pretty high this season. In addition to constant sneezing and potential for heightened asthma symptoms, the pollen from weeds, trees, and grasses can damage the paint on your car.
In the quest to meet the current mileage standards, auto manufacturers have implemented many innovative technologies. Among these are advanced lubrication systems. Today’s engines have tighter tolerances and generally use thinner oil. Instead of 2 or 3 grades of oil as in the past, there are now over 10 types. Aside from lubricating engine parts, oil also operates other systems like variable valve timing.
Summer brings many wonderful things to life in Colorado: pools, vacations, beautiful weather – but there’s also one huge drawback: ubiquitous and dreaded Road Construction…
Topics: Driving Safey
Abdul took a job with the US military as a combat interpreter in Afghanistan with a dream of helping his country and ours by fighting alongside US troops against Taliban extremists. After working with our troops for several years, Abdul's life became threatened and his family was actively pursued by the Taliban. In exchange for his service and to save the lives of his family, the US provided him a visa to the US. Living in a city with sky-high rent and where an education from his country means nothing, it is no small feat for Abdul to start over.
School is out and summer is almost here! Planning is underway for the next great adventure – and preventative car maintenance should be an important component of your road trip plan. Suffering a breakdown can be stressful under any circumstances; but when you’re on the highway, miles from the nearest town, a breakdown can ruin your summer adventure. Some simple preparations can keep you and your family safely on the road:
Topics: Pre-trip check-up
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.
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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