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The Benefits of Buying a Used Car Instead of a New One

If you are in need of a new vehicle, you have a number of different options at your disposal. You can choose from a brand-new vehicle, but used cars also provide some great benefits. For example, affordability is a big selling factor. With the price of brand-new vehicles, it can be very tough for consumers to afford what they are interested in. 

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Ignition Troubles? It Could be the Starter

Having your vehicle checked at the beginning of each driving season can help save you from costly repairs. Having your starter serviced could save you from being stuck in unpleasant weather waiting for service. Grand Valley Auto Lakewood in Lakewood, CO is happy to service your vehicle to help you avoid downtime during the busiest part of the year.

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Getting Your Vehicle Ready for Back-to-School

Maximize your efficiency by getting your car ready for the school season and winter weather at the same time. Many of the tasks overlap, with the ultimate goal to make your car more reliable when you need it most.

If your oil hasn't been changed in a while, it's the perfect time to replace it with some winter-weight oil if your climate has harsh temperature swings. You can also put a set of winter tires on to ready your car for driving on snow and ice. Check your owner's manual for recommended maintenance that matches your car…
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Keeping your belts and hoses in check

Our team here at Grand Valley Auto Lakewood understands the importance of keeping up on the maintenance of your vehicle. When it comes to the hoses and belts in your car, they can wear out over time. Here are some tips to help protect your vehicle.

The serpentine belt helps to power all of your engine's accessories. If you notice any cracking, splitting, or squealing, it's signs that the belt should be changed. If the serpentine belt breaks, it can damage the engine, drain your battery, or even make your power steering go out.

 

 

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Adding Covers To Keep Hair And Odors From Inside Your Car

If you plan on taking your pets with you when you travel in Lakewood, you need to protect the interior of your vehicle from hair. Before you leave home, clean the interior of your car to remove any lingering scents of animals. Shampoo the seats and floors to remove odors as well. Grand Valley Auto Lakewood often has supplies that remove odors from inside your vehicle so that they don't return.

A cover can be placed on the seats to keep them clean. Plastic covers often work best because they are easy to wipe down. If you don't…

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Why Tire Pressure and Tread Matter

At Grand Valley Auto Lakewood, we want you to know how to take care of your vehicle. Ideally, you will check your tires for any signs of damage before going on your next adventure in Lakewood. A cut or puncture could result in reduced tire pressure, and if the air pressure gets too low, you could be at greater risk of an accident.

You can check the owner's manual to determine how much pressure a tire needs. The vehicle itself may also indicate if a 

 

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The Joy of an Infotainment System in a Car

One of the reasons that people have vehicles is so that they can enjoy the infotainment that they can get from their system. With the internet connection and the mobile compatibility they get from their vehicles, they have a lot of access and options when it comes to entertainment.

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How to Choose the Right Car Seat for Your Child

Car seats barely resemble what you probably used as a kid. Engineering, safety standards and options have all evolved over the past few decades. Getting the right car seat today requires some healthy research. In fact, checking federal and state requirements for your car seats is usually the best first step to take.

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Monitoring Your Tire Pressure Mounting System


The tire pressure mounting system is an important component in your car because it continuously monitors the air pressure in your tires so you’re not driving on underinflated or overinflated tires. Each tire has a sensor inside that monitors air pressure and alerts you if your tire pressure is incorrect. At Grand Valley Auto Lakewood, we want you to understand how it works, what activates it and how to tell if it’s malfunctioning.

The sensors are linked to your car’s onboard computer. When it detects incorrect pressure, it will illuminate....
 
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Tips for Preventing Motion Sickness

There are few things travelers dread more than a case of motion sickness. If you're embarking on a road trip and you or one of your passengers is susceptible to an upset stomach, there are a few tips for surviving the journey.

If you've got time to plan ahead, take a motion sickness medication or enjoy a meal. Both help to settle your stomach, and while it might seem counter-intuitive to eat if you're prone to motion sickness, it actually can help. When you're underway, sip on club soda or a ginger ale with real ginger…
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