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  • 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

  • Your Well Trained Technician at Pickering's Auto Service

    Wednesday 03 January 2018

    When your vehicle has a problem or just needs some routine service, you might get a little nervous. Your vehicle's so important to your life in Lakewood, you need to get back on the road as soon as possible – with the problem fixed right the first time.If you've ever checked into some of the technician training Pickering's Auto Service professionals receive, you may be surprised at how much specialized knowledge and skill goes into diagnosing and repairing a... read more

  • Pickering's Auto Service Service for Your Exhaust System

    Sunday 17 December 2017

    Your vehicle's exhaust system is more than just a tailpipe and a muffler. In fact, it is one of the most complex systems on your vehicle. The manifold is attached to the vehicle engine. It collects exhaust from the cylinders and directs it into the exhaust pipe. Gaskets seal the connection of the manifold to the engine and to other joints. A cracked or loose manifold or a leaking or damaged gasket can allow dangerous gases to enter the passenger compartment of a vehicle. One of... read more

  • 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