Colorado Springs Auto Repair

Yearly Archives: 2019

Five Games for your Next Family Road Trip

Road trips are meant to be fun, but sometimes, boredom can get the best of your little ones or even older ones, including your teenage son or daughter, and you might be hearing “are we there yet” for the last three hours on your trip. The team at Airport Automotive wants you to have a road trip full of smiles and laughter, which is why we have put together five games for your next family road trip.  “I Spy…”: This easy-to-learn game can keep you and your family busy for hours, as you carefully search the road and your surroundings for the object. It will keep your kids alert and focused on something else other than their boredom.  Road Trip Bingo: Road trip bingo is a combination of typical bingo and a scavenger hunt. Plan ahead, think of 16 landmarks, objects on the road, certain cars, etc., put them down on a piece of paper or some cardboard, find 16 pennies, and there you go -- road trip bingo is ready to go. As your children see each objec ... read more

Most Reliable Cars for your College Student

Is your kid trading the school bus for a car, as they are making the move from high school to college? If your answer is yes, then you are well-aware of the fact back-to-school season is rapidly approaching, and you need to set your teenager up with a safe and reliable car that also won’t break the bank. Here are some of the most reliable cars for your college student:  Toyota Corolla: Toyota Corollas are both economical, safe, and complete with a rearview camera and automatic climate control. All of the latest and greatest safety features are found in this vehicle.  Honda Fit: The Honda Fit is a fun-sized, but roomy Japanese vehicle. Complete with both safety features and great gas mileage, what more could you ask for?  Toyota Prius V: This car is a little roomier than your average Prius, but all the safety features and economical advantages are still there, making it an excellent option for your college student.  Subaru Crosstreks: Subaru crosstreks are ... read more

Summer Activities Near Colorado Springs, CO

Summer Activities Near Colorado Springs, CO

Looking for something exciting to do this Summer? Colorado Springs has so much to offer, and this is the best time to explore it all! It’s our job here at Airport Automotive, to make sure your car is ready to take you on your next adventure. Check out some of the best outdoor activities you can do this summer!  Take a hike at Garden of the Gods, a National Natural Landmark, where you can experience 1,300 acres of sandstone formations. From there, you will be able to see amazing views of 300 sandstone rock formations.   Take a ride up Pikes Peak,  the second most-visited mountain on Earth. This is one of the few mountains you will be able to experience first hand. This safe and scenic highway is a 19-mile drive that will show you the natural beauty of Colorado. Experience white water rafting in the most popular, Arkansas River! You will be able to explore Colorado; while keeping cool under the summer sun. No matter what your skill level is, the whitewater ra ... read more

Five Tips to Keep You and Your Car Cool and Comfortable During the Summer

Five Tips to Keep You and Your Car Cool and Comfortable During the Summer

During the summertime, we have to remind ourselves to keep cool and comfortable, so we can avoid overheating and overall just any feelings of discomfort. We also have to remind ourselves to keep our vehicle’s cool and comfortable, as they are working extra hard in the summer heat and also run the risk of overheating…  Here are five tips to keep both you and your car cool and comfortable during the summer:  Get a sunshade and window visor. This a tried-and-true method of keeping your car cool while you are away. Not only will your car stay cool, but you feel much more refreshed when you step into your vehicle that doesn’t feel like an oven.  Try covering your steering wheel with a towel. If you have ever placed your hand on a hot steering wheel and instantly regretted it, this trick is for you.  How about a solar-powered fan? This cool gadget creates constant cool air circulation to overall lower your car’s temperature.  Leave your ... read more

A Day in the Life of an ASE-Certified Auto Technician

A Day in the Life of an ASE-Certified Auto Technician

At Airport Automotive, our technicians are ASE-Certified, and we are the trusted source for auto repair throughout the community, as Colorado Springs drivers continue to choose us time and again. However, what does it mean to be an ASE-Certified technician? To help answer this question, here is what a day in the life of an ASE-Certified auto technician looks like.  First, before even starting their day as an ASE-Certified technician, they had to get their ASE-Certification. What exactly does that mean? ASE stands for Automotive Service Excellence and is an organization that holds auto repair shops and technicians across the country to a standard of excellence. For our technicians to receive this training, they had to undergo rigorous training and exams. Basically, our ASE-Certified technicians know their stuff.  After obtaining their certification, an ASE-Certified technicians’ day looks like this:  Perform a 10,000 or 20,000-mile service on a newer vehicle.&nbs ... read more

Five Engine Noises You Need to Pay Attention To

Five Engine Noises You Need to Pay Attention To

Sometimes, our vehicle can make odd noises, and it is our job at Airport Automotive to decipher those noises, acting as a translator between you and your car. Certain sounds can spell trouble, and if you hear any of these five engine noises, don’t hesitate to contact our technicians at Airport Automotive:  You step on the brakes, and you hear squealing, scraping, or grinding. If you hear of any of these noises, there could be an issue with your brakes. Because your brakes are practically synonymous with safety, don’t waste any time contacting a team of qualified professionals. Your safety always comes first at Airport Automotive.  When your vehicle is in motion, you start to hear a thumping noise. A thumping noise can indicate numerous problems, such as a tire that is coming apart, braking issues, or a broken CV axle.  A hissing or sizzling noise originating from your engine that may or may not is accompanied by smoke. This sound is likely due to engine fl ... read more

I Am A New Car Salesman's Worst Enemy

I Am A New Car Salesman's Worst Enemy

I Am A New Car Salesman's Worst Enemy We live in a day and age of recycling everything, re-purposing old products and making them new again. For a large portion of the motoring population, the automobile is the second largest purchase they will make in their lifetime…………….. But, it doesn’t and shouldn’t have to be every 5 or six years like the new car dealers would like it. I hear all the time from people when presented with an estimate for a repair, "ah, that car isn't worth that much." I have news for you. Neither is the new vehicle you’re going to buy. It’s going to depreciate 20% the first year, and 15% each year after that. So I want to make a case for driving your current 10-year-old vehicle another 5 years. I will give two examples. Both examples are similar. Bob and Mary own their home, have two vehicles and an annual household income of $100,000. Jim and Kathy also own their own home, have two ve ... read more

Valentine’s Day Gifts for the Car-Lovers in Your Life

It seems that it was only yesterday when we are shopping for Christmas gifts. Time certainly flies, as Valentine’s Day is almost here. However, the team at Airport Automotive is here to help you come up with some gift ideas for your loved ones, especially if they are fanatics about cars. Here are 10 Valentine’s Day gifts for the car-lovers in your life: Magnetic Mounts for an iPhoneComplete Car Care Kit ... read more

New Year’s Resolutions for a Happier, Healthier Car

Eat healthily, exercise well, go on more road trips are just a few of the more common New Year’s resolutions, but what about some goals for our car? We rely on our car so much, and without our trusty sidekick, we would find ourselves struggling to get to work in the morning or pick up your daughter from school. So why not this year, we include some resolutions for a happier, healthier car?   Keep an eye on the car’s fluids. Some fluids in your vehicle, such as the oil, brake fluid, coolant, and transmission fluid, will need to be changed at certain intervals. If you can keep up with these fluid changes, you are well on your way to maintaining the longevity of your vehicle. Inspect the vehicle’s tires and wheels frequently. If your tires feel wobbly or are vibrating, don’t hesitate to bring your car into our shop for a quick look to avoid an expensive and possibly even dangerous problem. Bring the car in for preventative maintenance! Bringing your veh ... read more

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