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  • Distracted Driving

    Monday 12 March 2018

    When asked, most people think they are good at multi-tasking. Scientific studies, however, reveal that only around 2% of the population can truly demonstrate the capacity to effectively multi-task. For the rest of us who are not so biologically wired, no amount of practice can increase our effectiveness at multi-tasking. Turns out, multi-tasking is almost a superpower. Think of fighter pilots: capable of maintaining their orientation in three dimensional space and performing specific and highly... read more

  • Breathe Free in Lakewood: Cabin Air Filter Replacement at Pickering's Auto Service

    Sunday 04 March 2018

    There are a lot of new features, both optional and standard, on Lakewood drivers' vehicles these days. One you may not have heard of is called a cabin air filter. Simply put, its job is to keep the air in the passenger compartment of your car nice and clean.A cabin air filter is similar to the filter you use on your furnace at home in Lakewood. Cabin air filters can catch particles down to three microns. By comparison, a grain of sand is 200 microns. S... read more

  • TPMS: Tire Pressure Monitoring for Your Lakewood Vehicle

    Sunday 25 February 2018

    Lakewood drivers may know that all 2008 model year and newer cars, mini-vans and light trucks in CO come with a tire pressure monitoring system. Many slightly older vehicles around the Lakewood area have these systems as well. A tire pressure monitoring system – called TPMS – consists of sensors on each wheel that measure tire pressure.If tire pressure drops 25 percent below the vehicle manufacture’s recommended pressure, the sensor sends a signal to... read more

  • The Economy of Maintenance for Lakewood Drivers

    Sunday 18 February 2018

    Do I keep my old vehicle or buy a new one? It's a question most Lakewood drivers ask themselves at some time or another.Generally, what it comes down to is the choice between a car payment and the possibility of repair bills. Most of the time, we want to choose the car payment because we don't like the inconvenience and uncertainty of vehicle repairs. But that payment has a detrimental effect on our budget and bank account.Edmunds.com is... read more

  • Fuel for Thought

    Sunday 11 February 2018

    If you're like most people and drive a gasoline-powered vehicle, you need to be up to speed on its fuel-related components.  They're pretty basic: the fuel, the fuel filter and the fuel pump. The fuel's the easy part.  You probably gas up your vehicle yourself and, if you're like most drivers, price is a big factor in what you put in your vehicle. Maybe you think it doesn't matter what kind of gasoline you buy, but one major automobile association has found it does make a big differenc... read more

  • Battery Maintenance Tips From Pickering's Auto Service

    Sunday 04 February 2018

    When it comes to your vehicle, it all starts with the battery. Proper battery maintenance is important for two reasons:First, your vehicle won't start or run without it. Second, it is the key to the long life of your auto electrical system. If your battery isn't working efficiently, your alternator has to work overtime to make up for it, and other electrical components can suffer as well.A number of years ago sealed batteries were introduced to the local Lakewood, CO, market. They were hailed as... read more

  • Improve Fuel Economy with Proper Maintenance at Pickering's Auto Service in Lakewood

    Monday 29 January 2018

    With Lakewood gas prices being what they are, many of us in CO are driving less and looking into purchasing smaller or more efficient vehicles. Lakewood area residents who have to drive a lot, have large families or need four-wheel drive are particularly hard hit by the cost of fuel in CO. But there are things all Lakewood drivers can do to save fuel: We can improve our driving habits and stay on top of preventive maintenance at Pickering's Auto Service. These things make s... read more

  • Hitting the Brakes in Lakewood

    Tuesday 23 January 2018

    Safety should always be an element of your vehicle care. So even if you don't care about how your vehicle looks, you should practice preventive maintenance to protect yourself — and other Lakewood drivers — on the road. And good safety starts with good brakes.Brakes need a regular inspection. There are  parts that wear out or wear down, and it's best to replace them before you have serious problems. Of course, if you are having trouble with y... read more

  • What You Need to Know from Your Pickering's Auto Service Service Advisor

    Sunday 14 January 2018

    Lakewood drivers may feel intimidated when they take their vehicles to a service center. They have questions but aren't sure how to ask. They don't want to feel embarrassed about their lack of knowledge. They don't want to make the service technician feel that they don't trust him.If your service advisor at Pickering's Auto Service uses a term you don't understand, just ask him to explain. Remember, they are the auto service experts. If they came to your place of work, they probably wouldn... read more

  • Nighttime Visibility in Lakewood

    Sunday 07 January 2018

    There are a number of factors that contribute to the high nighttime accident rate in the Lakewood area, things like drowsy driving and a higher rate of impaired driving. Without a doubt, visibility is a major contributor. Let's focus on visibility…It's said that 90 percent of our driving decisions are based on what we see. Nighttime driving has the effect of reducing 20/20 vision to the equivalent of 20/50 vision. What you could clearly see at 50 feet in daylight can't be seen until you a... read more