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  • Talk to Pickering's Auto Service About New Shoes for Your Vehicle

    Tuesday 17 October 2017

    Custom wheels are one way that Lakewood folks express themselves and personalize their vehicle. But they aren't as cheap and easy as sticking decals on your back window. There are several factors that need to be considered, including cost, the fit of the wheel, modifications that will have to be made to the vehicle, how the new wheels and tires will affect the operation of the vehicle, your driving habits and, of course, the style of the wheels. Most Lakewood driv... read more

  • Let Pickering's Auto Service Help You Extend the Life of Your Car

    Tuesday 10 October 2017

    If you haven't shopped in the Lakewood area for a new vehicle recently, you're likely to experience some sticker shock. It seems everything is costing more these days. And when you consider the price of auto financing in Lakewood, and insurance, the idea of hanging on to your old vehicle for a few more years gets even more attractive.On the plus side, vehicles these days are engineered to last for 150,000 miles (250,000 km) or more. So why don't they? Usually it's beca... read more

  • Pickering's Auto Service Engine Air Filter Replacement

    Tuesday 03 October 2017

    When your experienced Pickering's Auto Service technician changes your oil, he will also inspect your air filter. You shouldn't need a new air filter at every oil change, but you will need to change it regularly. Heed your technician's auto advice if they tell you to change your air filter.An air filter does what its name implies: it filters stuff out of the air. Air is drawn into your engine through the filter because your engine needs air to bur... read more

  • Automotive Detective Work in Lakewood

    Saturday 30 September 2017

    There's a reason we use the word “diagnose” when we talk about fixing cars in Lakewood. Figuring out what's wrong with your vehicle has a lot of similarities to figuring out what's wrong with someone who is ill. Vehicles are a mass of complex systems that can produce a variety of symptoms when something goes wrong. As with human diagnoses, a specific symptom may be indicative of a number of problems, and figuring out the specific cause takes training and experience.S... read more

  • How to Know When to Change Your Oil at Pickering's Auto Service

    Monday 11 September 2017

    Today in the Pickering's Auto Service auto care blog, we're going to talk to Lakewood drivers about oil change intervals. It seems that as engine technology advances, oil change intervals become longer for Pickering's Auto Service customers. For example, recently four of the world's largest vehicle manufacturer's shortened the published intervals for several of their engine models. They originally published intervals that extended out to a much as 8,000 miles (13,000 k... read more

  • Fuel System Cleaning the Professional Way at Pickering's Auto Service

    Tuesday 05 September 2017

    Your fuel system needs to be clean to do its job properly. When it gets dirty, the results are lower engine performance, reduced fuel economy and impaired safety. It can even lead to costly repair bills for Lakewood drivers. So keep your fuel system clean as part of your routine preventive maintenance.Fuel injectors have replaced carburetors in most of today's vehicles. These injectors deliver better fuel economy than a carburetor, but they can be compromised by rust, dirt and o... read more

  • Should Lakewood Soccer Moms Follow the Severe Service Schedule?

    Monday 28 August 2017

    So you take your vehicle in for maintenance and the pro at Pickering's Auto Service tells you that you ought to change your oil more often. What? You followed the maintenance schedule – but you take a second look at that “severe service” schedule and see some of the following: 1. Most of your trips around Lakewood are less than four miles/six and a half kilometers.2. Most of your trips are less than 10 miles/16 km when outside CO temperatures are... read more

  • Tire Rotation and Balancing at Pickering's Auto Service in Lakewood

    Monday 21 August 2017

    Tires do a lot of work for Lakewood drivers. They transfer engine power and braking forces to the road; they handle steering control; and they cushion all those bumps and jolts while driving around Lakewood. They also support the entire weight of the vehicle, including you and your passengers. With such important work to do, you want your tires to do their job well. And since replacing tires is fairly pricey, you want them to last as long as possible. There are three key... read more

  • Blind Spot Safety for Lakewood Driving

    Wednesday 16 August 2017

    Blind spots may be a good thing when it comes to a spouse's annoying habits, but when driving an automobile in Lakewood, they are definitely to be avoided. So, while it's not good marital advice, it's good auto advice to minimize your own blind spots and stay out of other Lakewood drivers' blind spots, especially when it comes to large, heavy vehicles like trucks and buses.First, minimize your own blind spots. Do this before you pull out... read more

  • To Save Gas Around Lakewood: Keep up with Your Scheduled Service

    Sunday 30 July 2017

      One topic that hits the news in CO on a regular basis is the price of gas. The answer for some CO drivers is to buy a vehicle that gets better fuel economy. For those of us in Lakewood who don't want to add a car payment to our monthly expenses, we need to improve our fuel economy any way we can.Following recommended service intervals by coming into Pickering's Auto Service is one of the best ways people in Lakewood can keep their vehicle running efficiently. That means better fuel e... read more