Greeley Road Trip Preparation

Apr 5th, 2020 People from Greeley, CO, love their cars. And nothing goes with cars better than a CO road trip. Freedom from daily schedules, new sights and the open road – it’s great! But there’s nothing like car trouble to bring the fun to a grinding halt. You can’t always avoid problems, but you can take […]

“Current” Affairs (Blown Fuses)

Apr 12th, 2020 You may be driving along and find that suddenly your radio stops working.  There are no numbers on the display.  Then when you get home, you notice the garage door opener doesn’t do a thing when you press the button. Hmm, this was working just fine this morning.  Are the two problems […]

When “Shady” is a Good Thing

Apr 26th, 2020 Just like your skin can burn from too much sun, so can the paint on your vehicle.  It can turn dull, oxidize and fade the more ultraviolet rays beat down on it. One solution is to park in a shady spot, or you can buy a cover for your vehicle and put […]

The Best Test

May 31st, 2020 Would you buy a jacket without even trying it on? Probably not, but it might surprise you that one study shows about half the people buy a vehicle after a short test drive around the block or none at all.  If you’re in the market for another vehicle, make sure you check […]

Deciphering the Advanced Auto Pros Menu Board

Jun 7th, 2020 Let’s talk about deciphering the auto service menu board. Greeley, CO, service centers like Advanced Auto Pros have a board that lists the routine services they provide. But some people don’t know what these services really are unless they ask. Let’s go down a typical list, in alphabetical order, starting with air conditioning […]

Rear Window—Not the Movie!

(Why Some Rear Windows Don’t Go All the Way Down) May 3rd, 2020 Alfred Hitchcock once made a mystery thriller film called “Rear Window.” It had nothing to do with the rear window of today’s cars, SUVs, CUVs and light trucks.  But there is one thing that some drivers DO find mysterious.  Why don’t the […]

The Tachometer.

Tacky or Techie? May 10th, 2020 Why do I need to know how many Taco’s my car has? There’s a gauge that many vehicles have that says RPM on it.  And there are a lot of people who either don’t pay any attention to it or don’t even know what it is. Here’s why it’s […]

Positive Crankcase Ventilation

PCV Valve Service at Advanced Auto Pros May 17th, 2020 Hello Greeley! Did you know that the first federally-mandated emissions control device was introduced in the 1960’s? The Positive Crankcase Ventilation valve, or PCV valve, has been installed in CO vehicles since 1964 and represents the first legislation by the United States government to regulate […]