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Natural Impacts: Hail

Natural Impacts: Hail

Natural Impacts: Hail

One of the worst experiences are the sudden severe storms that pop up in the spring and summer months. Sudden hail storms cause costly damage to property and vehicles. While there are some preventative factors to hail damage, unfortunately the damage may be unavoidable. Fortunately, All Around Auto Care can help get you back on the road quickly without the headache. 

Be Prepared, Stay Aware

Keeping weather aware is your best defense in preventing hail damage. For Colorado, the severe storm season generally picks up in May and lasts through August or September. The National Weather Service recommends being weather aware with two or more ways to get weather updates in your area. With being aware of the potential severe weather before it happens you’re able to protect your car from potential damage. 

Enclosing your vehicle in a garage offers the best protection of your vehicle from hail, broken branches, and blowing debris. Other structures such as an open carport are good options to reduce the possible damage in a hail storm. Parking your car under a tree, unfortunately, is not ideal. In addition to not creating a solid barrier over your car, you also risk your vehicle becoming damaged by falling branches from the tree. If you’re traveling and become aware of potential hail storms, find a safe place to pull over under a covering, if possible. Do not block roads or driveways so emergency workers can move freely without blockards of cars seeking shelter. 

Hail Damaged, Now What? 

Unfortunately, there may be a time where your car couldn’t be safely parked to avoid hail damage. You may find yourself with cracked and broken windshields, broken mirrors or sun roofs, along with dents on hoods and trunks. At All Around Auto Care, we have expert technicians available to get your glass and lights repaired or replaced. We also offer roadside assistance and car pick and drop off. We’ll get you back on the road quickly. Contact us today to find out more about our services and become one of our Guests for Life members with your car’s preventative care.  

Check Your Tires to Prevent Roadway Blow Outs

Check Your Tires to Prevent Roadway Blow Outs

Check Your Tires to Prevent Roadway Blow Outs

Tires receive wear and tear and have to be replaced after time. However, there are many practices that can prevent unexpected tire wear, damage, or blow outs. At All Around Auto Care, we have ASE Certified technicians available to handle all your tire needs. 

Routine Maintenance

As part of our Guest for Life program, we will rotate your tires for you when you come in for your visit. Tire rotation is recommended to keep the wear and tear on your tires balanced and equal to get you the most out of your tire life. In addition to rotating your tires, we will check and correct the weight balance to keep your driving experience smooth. Maintaining the proper PSI (pounds per square inch) of air pressure will ensure your tire isn’t overinflated or under-inflated. An overinflated tire wears out faster and becomes more prone to blow-outs over time. An under-inflated tire reduces your tires’ ability to maneuver and help you keep control of your turns on the roadway. Our tire checks will include checking for gouges, damaging debris and other signs that your tire may need repaired or replaced. 

Self-Check

It is expected that tire tread will wear out over time. One easy way to check your tread at home is with a penny. Place a penny upside down with Lincoln’s head facing you. If you can see his whole head above the tread on your tire, it’s time to bring your car to us for replacement. You can also check your tires’ PSI with a handheld tire gauge. Our experts can recommend the best pressure for your unique tires and needs. IF your pressure is dropping quickly or consistently, it may be due to a leak. We can handle those repairs for you at one of our service centers. 

Preventative Care

Your driving habits have a large effect on the longevity of a tire. In addition to the routine preventative care above, you can also monitor your driving. Constant high speed rates increase friction on your tires and heats the tires up. This can cause unnecessary wear faster. Avoid road debris. Debris can get stuck in the tire tread or result in piercing the tire rubber. Both can result in damage or leaks that need patched and repaired. Aggressive driving can also cause damage to the side wall or unusual wear and tear on the tires. Slow down and make smooth maneuvers to help keep your tires in their best shape.

Contact us to schedule a tire check or replace your old tires today.

Plan Ahead for Summer Vacation

Plan Ahead for Summer Vacation

Plan Ahead for Summer Vacation

As the summer months approach, travel and trips to the park, beach, or mountains will rise. As your family budgets cost, plans activities, reserves hotels or campsites, don’t forget to also get your car checked and preventative care done so your family isn’t left stranded with hefty car costs. Here at All Around Auto Care, we have you covered from bumper to bumper with our personalized care from our ASE certified technicians.

Before You Hit the Road

Cars develop wear and tear with normal everyday use. Keeping up with regular maintenance is easy with our Guest for Life program, however, your car may require more attention to ensure your family will be safe on the road during the course of your trip. We have 20 years of experience serving families and their cars. Our technicians will work with you to check over items such as braking and engine fluids, change your oil, check your tire tread and adjust tire pressure, fix any windshield cracks, check your belts, and check the health of your battery. If you have specific car needs such as towing for your destination, let us know and we can help make sure your car is outfitted properly and ready to go. 

Once You’re Back Home

As your family decompresses from your time on the road, let us take care of getting the sand and dirt out of your car with a detailed cleaning. We can also repair any mishaps that may have occurred on the road from a cracked windshield to tire repair or replacement. You’ll want to have your car ready to get back into your every schedule.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Send Your Graduate to College in Confidence

Send Your Graduate to College in Confidence

Send Your Graduate to College in Confidence

This time of year is full of celebration and preparation as graduates across the nation wrap up their years of high school and prepare to embark on their next steps, whether that is college, trade school, or the workforce. At All Around Auto Care, we can’t address many of the worries family members may have in watching their children head out, but we can ensure that all your auto care needs can be addressed. Give them the gift of trustworthy autocare today. 

On-Going Care

Our Guest for Life program provides car maintenance services year round for the affordable price of $75.95. With this one time fee, your grad can visit one of our service centers whether they are staying in the area or coming home to visit. Our program includes up to six visits for personalized care for oil change, tire rotation, and a courtesy check. No one wants a surprise blow out or sudden engine issues. We’re here to help guarantee your family is safe with the expert care of our trained specialists. Your most precious cargo is our most precious cargo. 

Bumper to Bumper Preparation

In addition to regular maintenance and car checks, we also offer numerous services to get their automobile in tip top shape. We recommend in addition to our Guest for Life program, we recommend having our ASE certified team also address wiper blades, brakes, cooling and heating systems, as well as preventative maintenance. Rest comfortably knowing that we back all our repairs with a 3 year/36,000 mile warranty. 

Send Off in Style

Before the big move in day at the dorms or their new apartment, have their car detailed and cleaned. Nothing feels better than that fresh, clean car smell. Our attention to detail and care for each individual customer and car guarantees your car will leave our service center looking like new. 

Contact us today for more information or to schedule an appointment for a service.

Brake Care for Long Lasting…

Brake Care for Long Lasting…

Brake Care for Long Lasting…

We’ve all experienced the piercing sound of bad brakes whether it was our own vehicle or a car driving near us. While squeaks and squeals are a sign that your brakes may need new pads or a repair, that isn’t the only warning sign. Watch for these other signs that may indicate your brakes need servicing. 

Warning Signs

In addition to the squeal, you may hear grinding or clicking when you use your brakes. These sounds could also be signs it is time to have your brakes checked. The early signs may not always be audible; you should also pay attention to the feel your brakes make when your driving. There may not always be an audible sign your brakes need attention. Does your car feel less smooth than normal or does your car pull when you apply your brakes? Another sign to watch for is if you have to adjust the pedal pressure to engage the brakes- such as having to press your pedal to the floor or the brakes react to slight pedal movement. Additionally, your car may have a brake service light built into the dashboard. Don’t ignore these signs. Contact us to schedule an appointment to assess your brakes and trust that our repairs are backed by a 3 year/36,000 mile warranty. 

Preventative Care

While it is expected that brakes will need servicing as part of normal wear and tear on your vehicle, preventive care as a driver can also save you money on costly or frequent repairs. A few adjustments on driving habits can save the life on your brakes. Resist frequent brake tapping. Maintaining a safe distance from the car in front of you will reduce your need to tap frequently on the brakes resulting in wearing them down faster. When coming to a stopping point, letting off your gas pedal and coasting down on speed will help your brakes, as well. In addition, resist hard braking during normal driving. At All Around Auto Care, we can help with brake inspection, replacement, and repair. 

Did you know brake care is included in our Guest for Life program saving your hundreds of dollars in car care. Let our ASE certified experts become your go to in auto care needs. Contact us today for more information and to schedule an appointment.

I Don’t Know Anything About My Vehicle and I Don’t Trust Mechanics…

This is a common feeling for most vehicle owners. Before becoming a partner at All Around Auto Care, this was exactly how I felt. I never found an auto service center that I felt provided the level of service I was looking for. I am the type of vehicle owner that wants to put fuel in and go… it should be my mechanic’s job to inform me what I need to do to help attain the goal that I have with my car. I don’t want to think about it. I never had anyone ask me what my goal is with my car. In my experience, it seemed that they would either just do what I asked and nothing more or tell me a litany of things the I MUST do without ever knowing what I was planning with my car. I always believed that this should be a relationship-based business but felt I was just part of their transaction. Since I couldn’t find what I was looking for, I teamed up with a man I trusted (Skeet with Honnda Stuff) to help him create what I wanted as I felt that there were probably many others like me. If you can relate to this, you will love All Around Auto Care. We changed the name to All Around Auto Care to reflect what we are to you… If it’s Around Auto Care, we’re All you need. Our mission statement is simple but impactful… “We worry about your vehicle… so you don’t have to.”