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  • Lakewood Car Owners Ask: Why Do I Need to Change My Serpentine Belt?

    Tuesday 24 April 2018

    Any Lakewood driver who understands preventive maintenance knows that “if it ain't broke, don't fix it” is bad auto advice. Replacing a part before it breaks is much less costly for Lakewood residents than repairing the engine damage that comes after a part breaks or fails. A good example of this is the serpentine belt.The serpentine belt gets its name because of its circuitous path around the engine. The serpentine belt is driven by the engine and powers a number of systems, as foll... read more

  • Lakewood Tire Repair

    Monday 16 April 2018

    Most Lakewood residents have experienced a flat tire. You know it's inconvenient and a pain. Our tires are important. Keeping them in good working order isn't just a big safety issue for Lakewood drivers – it also has a financial impact. With high CO gas prices, we've all heard about the importance of keeping proper tire pressure to save on gas. In addition, proper inflation promotes even tread wear so your tires last longer.  There's another danger with under... read more

  • The Pickering's Auto Service Guide to Saving Fuel: Beware of Myths

    Tuesday 10 April 2018

    There's a lot of auto advice in CO right now on how to save money on gas. Some of it is good advice. Some of it isn't. Some of it is myth. And it may well be a scam. Plain and simple. When someone offers you a product designed to save money on gas, ask yourself, “Does this sound too good to be true?” If the answer is yes, do more research.The internet offers us a convenient and quick way to research someone's claims about gas savings. Lakew... read more

  • The Pickering's Auto Service Guide to Caring for Your Transmission

    Monday 02 April 2018

    Most vehicles have automatic transmissions, yet a lot of Lakewood drivers only have a fuzzy understanding about what a transmission does. Think back to the last time you rode a bike in Lakewood. You started out in a lower gear and shifted to higher gears as you went faster. Down shift for hills, stuff like that. Think of your legs as the engine – there's an ideal speed you can pedal and you change gears to leverage the work you're doing.Lower gears for power on h... read more

  • Pickering's Auto Service and the Maintenance Mindset

    Sunday 25 March 2018

    When it comes to their vehicles, some Lakewoodresidents don't have amaintenance mindset. They know they need to take care of their cars, but it just seems really hard to get them to remember to do it. Lakewood drivers generally accept that many things in life require regular maintenance but just may not have applied it to their vehicles.Here's something that will help: The key to good vehicle maintenance starts with the oi... read more

  • Fresh Air Inside Your Car in Lakewood

    Tuesday 20 March 2018

    Air quality has certainly become a hot issue in our modern world. We install air filters on our ventilation systems and in our vacuum cleaners. There's a filter that cleans the air going into our vehicle's engine — so why not one for the air in the passenger compartment?Foreign and domestic vehicle manufacturers haven't been ignoring the issue. Cabin air filters are becoming a standard feature on newer vehicles. These filters can clean particles out of the air down to thre... read more

  • 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