1. 5 Items to Have in Your Winter Emergency Car Kit

    The timing couldn’t be better with this post as it’s currently snowing here in Boulder. While we haven’t had that doozy of a snowstorm yet this season, you know one is looming on the horizon. Maybe you recently read “5 Winter Auto Maintenance Tips” and it reminded you to take your vehicle …Read More

  2. What to Do if Your Check Engine Light Comes On

    You’re driving along, jamming to one of your favorite songs. Then you notice it appear on your dash — the dreaded check engine light. Should you pull over right away and contact a mechanic or take a chance and hope you reach your destination? Frankly, you should probably do something in between …Read More

  3. Auto Maintenance You Can Do Yourself

    It seems like everyone is pinching pennies these days. When it comes to auto maintenance, drivers usually opt for what’s cheapest. But what if there was a way to skip a potentially costly trip to the local automotive service center and still keep your vehicle in check? Here are five car maintenanc…Read More

  4. How to Be a Responsible Car Owner

    It takes more than a reliable vehicle to be safe on the road. Smart driving practices also play a major role. With that in mind, here are five tips for becoming a responsible car owner: Drive carefully You can admit it. There are times as a driver when you fail to abide by traffic laws. Whether it…Read More

  5. 5 Winter Auto Maintenance Tips

    As we write this blog post, Boulder is getting its first snow of the season. That means colder temperatures and potentially dangerous driving conditions are just around the corner. Now is the time to get your car or truck winter-ready. Here are five auto maintenance tips that could keep you from bei…Read More

  6. How to Get Your Car Road Trip Ready

    The kids are back in school and the long summer days we’ve enjoyed are starting to get shorter. Yet, as I write this blog post, it’s a perfect 80 degrees in Boulder. For us here at The Shop Automotive, that’s road trip weather. Whether you’re planning a quick, three-day trip or more of a cro…Read More

  7. Signs That It’s Time for a Brake Replacement

    You’re zipping around Boulder without a care in the world. Then, out of the blue, a car pulls out right in front of you. You slam on the brakes and avoid a potentially bad accident by inches. We don’t really think about our brakes until we experience something like this. That’s why it’s so i…Read More

  8. Maintenance Tips For High Altitude Vehicles

    Let’s face it: living as we do among the majestic Rocky Mountains, it can be hard to resist the urge to traverse that high-altitude terrain. Our vehicles bring us from the foothills to the peaks, and just everywhere in between. Our Boulder auto shop has seen it all when it comes to providing repai…Read More

  9. Just What Does A Transmission Do?

    As a vehicle owner, you’ve heard it time and time again. You know that the transmission is a vital component of your car — but you just don’t know what it actually is or does. You’re not alone. While gearheads all know about the importance of a vehicle’s transmission, the average car owner…Read More

  10. How Often Do You Really Need An Oil Change?

    It’s a question that every car owner wonders at some point or another. How often does your vehicle really need its oil changed? The answer may vary, depending on who you talk to. Conventional wisdom says that it should be changed once every three months or 3,000 miles — whichever comes first. Bu…Read More