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Six Things to Stop

Six Things to Stop

Winter driving conditions are here, and there are some things you should review before you head out on those snowy, icy roads. We have all heard that “four wheel drive does not mean four wheel stop!” This is a very true statement; even though you can maneuver better in the snow with a four- or all-wheel drive vehicle, stopping is a different story. Here are a few common sense tips to make your winter driving – and stopping - safer. First – Slow down Ignore the posted speed limit signs and just SLOW DOWN.  Slower speeds will not only give you more control of your truck, SUV or automobile, it will give you more time to react to other drivers that aren’t as “educated” about winter driving. But at this time of year, S&%$* (skids) Happens! If you do happen to skid, remember – take your foot off the accelerator. Steer away from the skid and don’t over steer. Second – Increase your distance fro ... read more

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AIR CONDITIONING, It’s Not Just for Summer!

AIR CONDITIONING, It’s Not Just for Summer!

Your car’s air conditioning system does more than just cool the interior of your vehicle in the warm summer months. Did you know that you use your air conditioning to dehumidify your car in the winter to clear up fogged windows quickly?  It’s vital to keep both your heater AND your AC in top condition throughout the entire year. So now it may make sense why, when you turn on your defrost, your AC comes on! But, contrary to what many think, the AC and the heating systems in your car are not run by the same system.  Known as HVAC  - heating, ventilation and air conditioning – the AC uses a refrigerant (makes sense) and the heater uses coolant (wait…what?!) Here’s where things get confusing.  Trent Pickering of Pickering’s Auto Service in Lakewood and Arvada Colorado states, “Your heater works with your car’s coolant, thermostat, radiator and the wate ... read more

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