Yearly Archives: 2018

Maintenance Tips For High Altitude Vehicles

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 repairs and service on those vehicles that help us explore the high altitude and mountains of Colorado. Which makes us somewhat of an expert on the subject of auto maintenance for those mountain-friendly vehicles. In this blog, we're going to explore a few of these maintenance tips to help you get the most out of your explorations and avoid problems. However, should a problem occur, don't hesitate to visit The Shop Automotive — the premier Boulder auto shop which specializes in all makes and models, foreign and domestic. We'll get you back on those mountain paths in no time! Without further ado, here are some mountain vehicle maintenance tips ... read more

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. But the real answer is that it varies from vehicle to vehicle. Other variables, such as how often you drive your vehicle and where you drive your vehicle, can also come into play to alter that timeline somewhat. In this blog, we'll discuss some signs to look for regarding your vehicle's engine, when you should get an oil change, and where you can get an oil change in Boulder. Keep reading to learn more and visit The Shop today for more auto maintenance tips and repairs in Boulder. So, how often does your vehicle really need an oil change? Let's find out. It Depends Sure, this isn't the most helpful answer — but it is the most realistic. While at one point the thre ... read more

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 vehicle's brakes, one thing remains clear: healthy brakes are critical when it comes to your vehicle as well as your safety. Our Boulder auto shop specializes in brake repairs, inspections, and replacements for a number of vehicles, makes, and models. The number one goal at The Shop Automotive is customer satisfaction and safety, which is why our highly skilled technicians spend time throughout the year in certification and continued education on both foreign and domestic vehicles. When it comes to brake repair in Boulder, The Shop Automotive is your Top Rated Local® partner. Learn more about your brakes in this blog and schedule a brake repair appointment with our Bo ... read more

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 that kind of money just laying around in this economy, anyway? Well, boy do we have an auto maintenance tip for you today: use your tax refund! Instead of splurging on a new TV or a trip, spend your refund on something that you actually need. Whether it's an oil change, brake replacement, or a new transmission, that surplus in cash can be well spent when you elect to provide some long-overdue TLC to your vehicle. Learn more Boulder auto maintenance tips and visit The Shop Automotive today to schedule your repair appointment today. How Should I Spend My Tax Refund? Like we said above, it's an all too common occurrence these days. People neglect their cars and routine repairs be ... read more

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 likely knows next to nothing about this component. That's what we're here for. In this blog, our Boulder auto shop will take you through everything you need to know about your vehicle's transmission — from what it is, to where it is, to what it does, to where you can turn for reliable transmission maintenance and repair in Boulder. Keep reading to learn more and visit The Shop Automotive today for all things transmission and auto repair. What Is A Transmission? In outer space, a transmission often refers to a communication between the astronauts and the folks on the ground. That's not at all what a vehicle transmission is. When it comes to your auto transmission, it is the ... read more