1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. What To Look For In An Auto Shop

    Your car is an investment. And just like any investment, you want to give it the proper nurturing so that it will last for a long while and yield many great returns. Chances are, whether your car is brand new or it’s been in the family for years (or even decades), you have an emotional bond with y…Read More