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Yearly Archives: 2019

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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