Colorado Springs Auto Repair

Yearly Archives: 2019

Driving in the Snow: How to Stay Safe

Driving in the Snow: How to Stay Safe

When you live in an area that snows, you’ve seen and encountered those overconfident drivers. Driving in the snow is precarious -- you have to be cautious about what you will encounter on those icy roads. Driving in snow can definitely be nerve wracking, but the team at Airport Automotive is here to help with these tips for driving in the snow:  The secret to safe snow driving begins with smoothness. In the snow, your tires already don’t have a solid grip on the road, and if you drive jerkily, the chance of accident automatically increases. Imagine as if you are driving with a scalding cup of coffee in your lap, and you can’t spill it!  It’s all about anticipation -- the slipperier the road gets, the more you need to think and look ahead. Slow down for upcoming turns and stops. Driving safely takes extra focus.  Your vehicle is most likely equipped with a stability-control system that will warn you if your wheels are straying off the intended p ... read more

Why You Should Winterize Your Vehicle

It is easy to forget about your vehicle this time of year. You are busy thinking about getting those last minute Christmas gifts, planning the perfect New Year’s Eve party, and you simply forget about your vehicle. The auto mechanics at Airport Automotive in Colorado Springs is here to remind you to winterize your vehicle, and here is why.  During winter, your vehicle will work that much harder. Colder weather takes a toll on your car, and in Colorado Springs, mother nature doesn’t give your vehicle any breaks. The team at Airport Automotive recommends bringing your vehicle to our shop for an inspection. We will pay close attention to your owner’s manual, but we will also focus on components of your vehicle that you need the most for safe and secure winter driving.  For example, on those slippery, wet roads, you will need your brakes performing in tip-top shape. They need to handle the most dangerous of roads this time of year. Your tire pressure also need ... read more

6 Reasons Why We are Thankful for Our Vehicles

 6 Reasons Why We are Thankful for Our Vehicles

Thanksgiving is almost here, which means it is time to remind ourselves of what we are grateful for. At Airport Automotive, we like to take a moment to think about how grateful we are for our vehicles. Imagine life without them! Getting with the spirit of November, here are 6 reasons why we are thankful for our vehicles:  There is hard to think of a better feeling than driving in your vehicle with your window down, jamming out to your favorite tunes! Talk about a joy ride. Music in your vehicle can also save you from being stuck in mind-numbing traffic.  Your car equals freedom. You can get in your vehicle and go practically anywhere.  Our vehicles are our safe haven. If we are having a bad day, all we have to do is put our key into the ignition and go for a drive. A drive can cure practically anything.  Think of all the memories you’ve had in your vehicle. It has been right there with you through both the bad and good times.  Your car is safe. We c ... read more

The Importance of Roadside Assistance: We are an AAA-Approved Shop

The Importance of Roadside Assistance: We are an AAA-Approved Shop

Car trouble can be stressful, especially if you are stranded on the side of a road. The team at Airport Automotive does everything in their power to keep this from happening, including thorough inspections and reliable preventive maintenance, but sometimes surprises do occur. In times of car trouble, roadside assistance can be helpful and can make an unfortunate situation just a little bit better. Here are three main reasons to have roadside assistance:  Safety: If you are broken down on the side of the road, you need to get your loved ones out of the way and fast, which can even be more of a necessity if you are in unfamiliar or dangerous area. Roadside assistance is designed to connect you to help as soon as possible.  Convenience: Whether you lock your keys in your car, run out of gas, or are even in an accident, roadside assistance will help ease your worries and address your concerns. You can get back to your day as quickly as possible, knowing your problem was taken c ... read more

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

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