1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. What You Need To Know About Your Car’s Brakes

    If the engine is the heartbeat of your vehicle, then what are the brakes? One could argue that they’re more than the feet, or the shoes — they’re almost like the brain, telling your car when it should stop and when it’s ok to proceed. No matter what type of analogy you find to describe your …Read More

  9. Just Got a Tax Refund? Use It On Your Car!

    Here’s an unfortunate truth: often times, car owners neglect routine maintenance and repairs required by their primary mode of transportation. This happens all too frequently, largely because vehicle owners are scared off by the price of some repairs and preventative maintenance solutions. Who has…Read More

  10. Gearing Up Your Vehicle For Spring

    Ah, springtime in the Rockies. Living in Boulder, we have a unique perspective that almost nobody else in the world gets to enjoy. We see an amazing amount of sunshine, live in close proximity to the mountains, and have countless hiking trails and sights to see all year round. Between the spring sho…Read More