For all the innovation that we see on new cars, tire technology has mostly stayed the same over the past few decades. Most drivers wait until their tires wear down to the minumum tread and then replace them with new ones. But it's not that simple - what you don't know about tires could be putting you and your family…Continue
Added by Dealin' Doug Community on February 29, 2012 at 7:12pm — No Comments
We've all run into this situation, maybe even several times a day. You look into your rearview and sideview mirrors and nothing's there. But then you turn your head to the side, and there's a car right alongside yours! Most of have been taught of the dangers of this phenomenon - called the 'blind spot' - and we've been taught accordingly to glance over our shoulder before we change lanes or merge.
But what you may not know is that there is a proven way to adjust the angle of…Continue
Added by Dealin' Doug Community on December 9, 2011 at 7:03pm — No Comments
Winter is now in full swing across most of the country. It's the season when you have to especially careful when you hop into your car, because you'll encounter certain challenges and dangers, like slippery roads, poor visibility and below-freezing temperatures. Having the proper knowledge and adjusting your driving style will improve your chances of staying safe.…Continue
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Do I need to use premium gas in my car?
As an auto dealer, this is a question we get a lot, and this blog post is
intended to help clear up some of the myths and misconceptions about whether
you need premium gas or not. By using the right kind of gas in your car,…
Added by Dealin' Doug Community on October 6, 2011 at 10:06pm — No Comments
So as useful, addicting and annoying as they are, these devices, which have become as synonymous with our everyday lives as purses, wallets, sunglasses or chapstick, are often misunderstood. I mean how many of us know what the $%^@ all of those buttons and menus do? Below, you will find some interesting information that might save your next conversation, or even your life...
4 Things you might not have known about your Cell Phone…Continue
Added by Dealin' Doug Community on September 23, 2011 at 1:22pm — No Comments
The heat of summer has faded, replaced by cool nights and mornings. Eventually, we’ll be faced with consistently chilly, even sub-freezing temperatures.
This time of year serves as a reminder that a drop in tire inflation pressures corresponds with the falling thermometer readings. Air pressure in a tire typically goes down 1-2 pounds for every 10 degrees of temperature change.
Odds are that you haven’t checked your tire pressure since the weather began…Continue
Added by Dealin' Doug Community on September 16, 2011 at 9:11pm — No Comments
For the second year in a row, Fort Collins was named as America's Safest Driving City by Allstate. Keep up the good work - and stay safe!
Added by Dealin' Doug Community on September 9, 2011 at 9:47pm — No Comments
Summer is a a great time for doing a lot of things - road trips, camping, BBQing ... and yes, washing and detailing your car. Washing your car preserves its appearance and value - and if you're like us, it gives you a sense of pride to roll around town in a shiny, clean car. But there are certain things you…Continue
Added by Dealin' Doug Community on September 9, 2011 at 9:29pm — No Comments
In the past few days, you’ve no doubt heard a lot on the news about Hurricane Irene – and how it may reach landfall on some parts of the East coast. Even though the hurricane might not reach your area, events like these serve as a useful reminder to ask yourself what you would do…Continue
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You’ve been planning the trip all week. You load your gear up in your 4x4 and hit the road for few days of camping with friends and family. On your way out to your favorite spot, you just can’t resist a little off-roading fun. So you head down a trail, throwing your vehicle into four-wheel…Continue
Added by Dealin' Doug Community on July 21, 2011 at 11:22am — No Comments
This Fourth of July, friends and loved ones all across the country will gather to celebrate our nation's independence and what is for many, the unofficial start of summer. If your traditions include fireworks, barbecues, or relaxing days at the pool or beach, the American Red Cross can help you prevent emergencies and enjoy a safer holiday by offering the following…Continue
Added by Dealin' Doug Community on July 1, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments
We recycle paper, plastic bottles, cardboard boxes and other materials, but what about oil? Common oils can provide a new purpose rather than just being thrown away after being used. They can be treated to make biodiesel- a clean-burning alternative to petroleum diesel. Household renewable resources like…Continue
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Whether you're selling your car private-party or trading in it, there are a few key things you can do to ensure you're not hurting its resale value. These 4 tips could help earn you hundreds of additional dollars on the price of a used car you are selling as well as expedite the process.
1. Messy Interiors Can Hurt a Used Car's Value
First impressions matter; especially when trying to sell a used car. If you have kids, you know it's almost impossible to keep a car clean.…Continue
Added by Dealin' Doug Community on June 14, 2011 at 12:02pm — No Comments
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on tire-related crashes, the leading cause of tire blowouts is under-inflation. Aside for the potential for car accidents, under-inflation can cause negative effects on your vehicle’s handling and can reduce the overall life of…Continue
Added by Dealin' Doug Community on June 1, 2011 at 12:23pm — No Comments
Cancer League of Colorado’s 2011 Hope Ball was profitable, fun and inviting, and many guests were there for the first time and their generosity was heart warming.
The Hyatt DTC Ballroom was filled with several tables of Young Pros, as well as those who started Cancer League 30 years ago. The celebratory mood made gala chairs Marsha Lunnon Linda Goto and honorary chair Kaye Music glow.
Added by Dealin' Doug Community on May 23, 2011 at 2:23pm — No Comments
Wiper blades are one of the most neglected parts on a vehicle. Many wiper blades are in bad condition due to being exposed to the elements all the time. They can be broken, cracked, dried out or ripped and certainly will not do a sufficient job when the rain comes.
90% of all driving decisions are…Continue
Added by Dealin' Doug Community on May 19, 2011 at 11:47am — No Comments
People everywhere are in agreement, car chase scenes in movies are just plain awesome. Car scenes are a great way to experience the thrill of the chase without the associated dangers of being involved in one. We all know we've experienced the urge to zoom down the highway at 100 miles an hour zipping through traffic, but let's face it, as exhilarating at it may be, it's also extremely dangerous. Let's leave it to the professionals and watch from the safety and comfort of our living rooms.…Continue
Added by Dealin' Doug Community on May 9, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments