Yearly Archives: 2020

Important Car Maintenance Items for Summer

Important Car Maintenance Items for Summer

While the summer months brings fun days in the sun, road trips, and vacations, it also means much heavier use of our vehicles. The warm weather can actually take a higher toll on our cars due to the high temperatures and frequency of drives.  As we near the summer months, it is important to take care of certain summer vehicle maintenance. This is especially important as well if you're planning any road trips in the near future. Summer vehicle maintenance will ensure that your vehicle not only avoids major issues throughout the summer, but also keeps you and your family safe on the road wherever you decide to travel to.  Tires Tires are always important to your vehicle's safety, but need to be in good condition especially for long car rides. Check that the tire pressure is correct, because the heat can cause the air in your tires to expand. Also, inspect the tires for an excessive wear. If you do notice excessive wear, you'll want to b ... read more

What is Your Tire Wear Telling You?

Tire wear can be caused by a number of different things, including bad wheel alignment, overinflation, underinflation, bad suspension parts, not rotating your tires, and more. Depending on what is causing the tire wear, you may notice that the wear has a specific pattern or is in a certain spot. This will tell you what might be causing the tire wear and what you need to have fixed. Your vehicle's tires are vital to your car's overall safety, so ensuring that they are in good condition is important. As soon as you notice excessive tire wear, we recommend getting your vehicle into our Broomfield auto repair shop for an inspection.  Let's take a look at some of the common wear patterns and what they suggest:  Toe or Chamber WearThis type of tire wear occurs on the outer or inner edge of your tire. If you notice that one edge of your tire is more worn down than the other edge, this can indicate bad alignment.  Cente ... read more

We Are Open - Please Read Our COVID-19 Procedures for Service

We Are Open - Please Read Our COVID-19 Procedures for Service

Here at Stang Auto Tech, we understand the growing uncertainty as our country and state experience rapid COVID-19 spreading. We understand how important you and your family's health is, just as how important the health of our family members and staff is. We want to do our part in preventing the further spread of COVID-19 while also being there for you during this tough time when you need auto repair and services.  In order to abide by CDC guidelines and to keep our community safe, we have implemented temporary guidelines to protect the health of our customers and our staff and to prevent the virus from spreading. Rest assured, we are still open for business and can assist with any auto repairs, services, or concerns you may have.  Our new procedures for COVID-19 are as follows: We are taking appointments by call, text, email, or through our online appointment form. We will follow up with you to confi ... read more

What is a Transmission Fluid Service?

It's no secret how important your vehicle's transmission is to the overall operation of your car. This is why it is so important to properly maintain your vehicle's transmission and stay on top of the services it needs to work with efficiency. If you've been a vehicle owner for at least 5 years, you've probably heard of a transmission fluid service or had one performed. However, do you know what it actually does and how important it is? Lets take a look at what a transmission fluid service consists of and why it is important to the overall operated of your car.  Did you know that according to the Automotive Transmission Rebuilders Association that over 90% of automatic transmission failures are due to overheating? It's true, and your transmission fluid is a huge part of keeping your transmission running at an optimal temperature.  Transmission fluid has many different jobs, including (most importantly) lubricating and cooling your transmission ... read more

What are the Symptoms of a Failing Oxygen Sensor?

The oxygen sensor in your vehicle has the job of measuring oxygen levels in the exhaust gases that are emitted from the engine. This needs to be monitored because your car needs to run on a specific air to fuel ratio. It also helps ensure that the timing of the engine and fuel injection process is correct. An oxygen sensor failure isn't uncommon, and can happen with aging vehicles. It may be the reason that your vehicle won't pass emissions testing. When it does fail, it has a negative impact on the environment and your overall engine performance.  The following are some the symptoms that can indicate a failing oxygen sensor:  Check engine light is on Poor fuel efficiency Engine runs rough Smell of rotten eggs Engine idles and misfires If you do happen to notice any of the signs above, don't hesitate to give us a call here at Stang Auto Tech. Oxygen sensors typically need to be replaced between every 60,000 miles and 90,000 miles. It may also need to be repl ... read more

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