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Reasons Behind a Faulty Car Heater

Reasons Behind a Faulty Car Heater

Whenever we have a car issue, it can make us scratch our heads in frustration. There is good reason to do so, especially if you are not a mechanic. So, if your automobile's heater begins blowing out cold air in the middle of a freezing and unbearable winter, you will most certainly want to know why. Here are some reasons why the heater may be blowing cold on you. 1. Not Enough Coolant in the Engine During the summertime, the job of the coolant may be obvious--to keep the engine cool. In the winter months, though, it still has a job to do. The engine will bring the coolant through the heater core and it will then blow warm air into the cabin of the car. 2. There is a Problem with the Heater Core The job of the heater core is to mainly take the heated coolant and disperse it into the cabin. There are many other things a heater core does as well. The main function, though, is to keep the defrosting and heating going on in the vehicle. Here are signs the heater core is going in you ... read more

What is Brake Fade?

What is Brake Fade?

What is brake fade? In layman's terms, brake fade is when the brakes of a car suddenly decrease in performance. For instance, when you need to make an emergency stop and slam your brakes, only to see that your wheels do not slow the car down as much as you'd hoped. Of course, one of the biggest culprits in the breakdown of your vehicle's braking system is the tires. Tires worn too low are difficult to grip and control and often have to rely on the suspension system to slow the car down. This leads to brake problems with the shock absorbers, which then translate to misalignment, brake fade, and misalignment of the wheels. If the tires are worn too low, and you do not get your brake pads changed, you are headed for trouble. Additionally, brake fade can happen because of worn or old brakes, faulty brake pads, or faulty suspension systems. Regardless of the cause, damage to the rotors and/or pads is what causes the problem most of the time. Damage can also result from road de ... read more

Having your car inspected for suspension and tires damage due to winter pot holes

Having your car inspected for suspension and tires damage due to winter pot holes

There are many signs that indicate spring is almost here -- the days are longer, the flowers are blooming, the sun is shining, and of course, the road is covered in potholes! It only takes one pothole to damage your vehicle. Pot holes can really take a toll on your vehicle’s:  Suspension: When your vehicle drives over a pothole, your suspension system will absorb the initial shock. Each time your suspension system hits a pothole, it slowly begins to deteriorate. Over time, you might begin to notice that your vehicle isn’t absorbing potholes like it used, and you might be in for a bumpy ride!  Alignment: When there is something wrong with your vehicle’s alignment, you will notice vibrations, poor steering, or premature and irregular tire wear.  Tires: When you hit a pothole, you immediately think of your tires. Hitting a pothole can lead to uneven wear, tire damage, and even potentially bending a rim.  We know the road is scattered precariously w ... read more

The Importance of Experienced and Educated Technicians For Your European Vehicle

The Importance of Experienced and Educated Technicians For Your European Vehicle

Your European vehicle, whether you are driving a Mercedes, BMW, or an Audi, requires expert service. They are built differently than their Domestic or Japanese counterparts. Because these differences, your European vehicle needs to be serviced by experienced and educated technicians.  Specialty technicians are an absolute must for European vehicles. They recognize the nuances of these cars and utilize tools and technology specific to your vehicle. Experienced and educated technicians make sure to stay up-to-date on trainings for these vehicles. You can rest assured in the quality and accuracy of the repair performed by specialty technicians.  The team at I-70 Auto Service is experienced and educated in the service and repair of European vehicles, including yours. It doesn’t matter if you own a BMW, Mercedes, MINI, Audi, Volkswagen, Range Rover, or Volvo. Our technicians possess years of experience, along with a precise attention to detail, that your European vehicle d ... read more

New Year’s Resolution -- Preventative Maintenance for Your Diesel and Sprinter Van

New Year’s Resolution -- Preventative Maintenance for Your Diesel and Sprinter Van

2020 is officially here, and the team at I-70 Auto Service is here to wish you a happy and healthy New Year’s! Not only do we wish you a happy and healthy year, but we also wish your diesel and Sprinter Van one too. We want your vehicle to stay in tip-top shape for many more months and miles. That’s why we have put together the perfect New Year’s Resolution for you and your diesel and Sprinter Van -- preventative maintenance!  We can’t emphasize the importance of preventative maintenance enough! Many of the most expensive and dangerous auto repairs could have been prevented by preventative maintenance. It may sound like a hassle bringing your diesel or Sprinter Van to I-70 Auto Service, but we make it easy for you. We will update you each step of the way, and we can provide you with a loaner vehicle or shuttle drive.  Have you ever heard of that saying -- it is cheaper to keep her? The same goes with your diesel or Sprinter Van. Preventative maintena ... read more