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Why Should You Know Your Correct Tire Size?

Imagine this: Your car recently had a flat tire and can’t be fixed, which means you need a new tire. What size do you need? Can you buy just one tire? These are all questions car owners face at one time or another. Our qualified technicians at Grand Valley Auto Lakewood will advise you on what kind of tires best suit your car as well as what size you need.

Auto manufacturers recommend you not purchase just one tire unless the other three still have most of the original tread, or you may get an uneven ride. The size…

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Why Should You Check Your Tire Pressure and Tread?

It can be easy to overlook your vehicle's tires and tire pressure when it comes to all of the things you need to pay attention to and maintain on your vehicle. Your car may have alerted you that your tire pressure is low, and we recommend that you get some air into your tires as soon as you can to protect their integrity. Also, if you notice that your tires are beginning to wear down a bit, start thinking about whether it's time to buy new tires in the coming months. This is a big safety concern and…

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Go the Distance Between Oil Changes

The Grand Valley Auto Lakewood service team would like to remind you that you no longer have to heed the rule of changing your oil every 3,000 miles in order to maintain your vehicle. Do you still practice this with your newer car? If you do, then you may be throwing good money away.

Most cars today can go way farther than 3,000 miles on an oil change. The average minimum for cars that have been produced in the past twenty years is 5,000 miles, and some models can go a staggering 10,000 between oil changes…

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Why Choose Water When You Can Use Wiper Fluid?

Running out of windshield wiper fluid during the cold winter months can be a serious problem for the health of your vehicle. The reason is that the vehicle's wiper system is very important. Without fully functioning wipers, your vehicle won't be able to clear any mud or dirt from the surface of your windshield.

Unfortunately, many people choose to fill up their wiper fluid well with actual water. What happens in many cases with these vehicles is that damage can occur to the system that pumps the windshield washer fluid. 

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Keeping your Headlights at their Brightest

Generally vehicles come from the factory with the standard "bare minimum" headlights that are safe enough to use but are not necessarily the best for your needs. Winter comes with cold and rain, but it also brings shorter days which means more nighttime driving. While standard headlights may be sufficient for some, most of us need a little more light to properly see the road and any nocturnal creatures that may be out and about.

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Prevent Ice Buildup With Winter Wiper Blades

Out of all the important parts that make up your vehicle, the windshield wipers are probably taken for granted the most. Imagine your car, such a powerful machine, not being able to go anywhere in heavy rain because you can't see.

Windshield wipers are so much more important than many people think. This is why you need to make sure you switch out your windshield wiper blades for winter blades when it gets colder outside. 

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Find Another Creative Use for Kitty Litter This Winter

Kitty litter can be used to gain traction for your vehicle in situations in which your tires are stuck in mud or snow. Simply pour the kitty litter beneath your tires and help them gain traction, causing your vehicle – at least that’s what will happen in most scenarios – to move where you want it to go, rather than getting stuck. What are some additional tips from the Grand Valley Auto Lakewood team?

In addition or to replace the kitty litter solution, you can also use sand to dig snow away from your tires, helping them gain traction and cause…

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Get Your Car Fixed Right

There are many reasons why it is just better to get your car serviced at a dealership rather than at a private mechanic. A dealership is more likely to have the parts for your vehicle so you will not have to wait for them to get ordered. If you need your vehicle back right away, then this is a big plus.

Come see us at Grand Valley Auto Lakewood today to get your vehicle back on the road.

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Let Us Guide You as Your Lease Ends

Your lease is about to end, and what will you do? What will you drive? How will you get around Lakewood, CO? Here at Grand Valley Auto Lakewood, we are here to help you figure out what you should do as your lease ends.

Did you know that you might have the option to extend your lease? There is a chance that you will be able to stay in the car that you are currently in with a lease plan similar to the one that you have now.

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