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  • Recommended Lakewood Service Intervals

    Sunday 10 December 2017

    Everyone in Lakewood, CO, knows we are advised to go to our Lakewood dentist twice a year.  Oral-conscious Lakewood residents have a teeth-cleaning and examination. Once a year, we get x-rays to look for problems that can't be seen with the naked eye. When our dentist is done, he/she tells us what was found – "Everything's fine, see you in six months." Or "You've got a small cavity starting, let's schedule an appointment to take care of it." By the time you leave, you have a plan for... read more

  • Regular Schedule or Severe Service Schedule at Pickering's Auto Service?

    Tuesday 05 December 2017

    Today's Pickering's Auto Service article focuses on severe service maintenance. Many Lakewood drivers are not aware of them and yet there are also very vocal advocates in CO who think that severe service schedules apply to everyone. Somewhere between a complete lack of awareness and the dire blanket statements lies a reasonable approach to severe service maintenance at Pickering's Auto Service.To back up a little, vehicle owner's manuals have schedules for preventive m... read more

  • The Pickering's Auto Service Guide to Saving Fuel: Get Rid of Dirty Oil

    Monday 27 November 2017

    A lot of us drivers are asking ourselves the same question lately: how can we save on fuel? Lakewood area residents are all cutting back, if not in fuel consumption, then in other areas of our lives. Preventive Maintenance Preventive maintenance is an important way people in Lakewood can conserve fuel by improving fuel economy. And one of the easiest and most effective ways to do that is to keep the oil in our vehicle adequate and clean.Oil lubricates your vehicle engine an... read more

  • Coolant/Antifreeze Service in Lakewood, CO

    Tuesday 21 November 2017

    Lakewood auto owners may know that most automotive failures in Lakewood, CO, are tire related, but do you know the second most common cause of vehicle failure? Nope, it's not teenagers. It is the coolant system. But if you take good care of your vehicle coolant system, it will take good care of you.A vehicle's engine creates a lot of heat - so much heat, that if it is not properly cooled, the engine can lock up, resulting in massive damage and repair bills. But when everything is working ri... read more

  • Beware of Cheap Tires in Lakewood

    Tuesday 14 November 2017

    Do you like to shop for shoes in Lakewood?When buying a running shoe, is quality important?Does durability matter as long as the shoes look fabulous?Would you rather have one pair of long lasting shoes or two pairs of lower quality shoes at the same price?Is the warranty important when buying tires? Lakewood drivers should also think about the safety aspect of tires. The tires do a lot of work – they carry the weight of the vehicle and you and your passeng... read more

  • Another Couple of Years: Making Your Vehicle Last With Help From Pickering's Auto Service

    Tuesday 07 November 2017

    A while back, the Cash for Clunkers program was all over the CO news. Lakewood people could trade in their old vehicle for a new one that got better gas mileage and receive a government rebate. A lot of Lakewood motorists had so-called clunkers that they wanted to keep. They're good commuters, grocery getters or toy haulers. They enjoy that fact that they're paid off, or soon will be. They would gladly like to keep their vehicles for 200,000 miles (320,000 kilomet... read more

  • Will Proper Auto Maintenance at Pickering's Auto Service Really Save Gas?

    Wednesday 01 November 2017

    Have you ever thought about all the little things we do to keep our lives running smoothly - like vacuuming? It makes a room feel fresher and more comfortable. We may not consider that we're also prolonging the life of the carpet by keeping it clean. But Lakewood drivers don't always extend those good habits into the garage. Our vehicles need regular maintenance just like our rugs need vacuuming. We may not notice a difference in the feel or appearance of the vehicle, but just as cleaning a carp... read more

  • A New Battery in Lakewood

    Tuesday 24 October 2017

    Hello Lakewood drivers, let's talk about batteries. Car batteries are just like any rechargeable battery. They will eventually wear out and die. If you are shopping for a new battery in Lakewood, here's some auto advice to help you.There are two measurements to consider when purchasing a new battery: cold cranking amps and reserve capacity. The power required to start a cold engine is measured in cold cranking amps... read more

  • 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