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5 Tips to Maintain your Car’s Performance and Resale Value – Chrysler Auto Shop Near Me

5 Tips to Maintain your Car’s Performance and Resale Value – Chrysler Auto Shop Near Me

We know that your Chrysler is a prized investment that you want to stay reliable and durable for a long time. So, the last thing you want to happen is getting stuck somewhere in Colorado with a smoking engine and frantically searching for “Chrysler auto shop near me” on your phone. Our master technicians at Airport Automotive in Colorado Springs have five tips for maintaining your Chrysler’s longevity and resale value. Following these can reduce the number of unplanned trips to auto repair shops and save more money in the long run.   1. Follow the regular maintenance schedule with your mechanic in Colorado Springs Many auto experts in Colorado Springs say that you should follow your regular 6-month or 5000-mile maintenance service for your Chrysler. Our mechanics at Airport Automotive agree with them, but we recommend a more proactive and preventative stance for taking care of your vehicle. If you observed performance dips, knocking sounds, or smoke from ... read more

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Free brake pads by Airport Automotive Colorado Springs supports the Breast Cancer Vaccine Project “Brakes for Breasts” on October

Free brake pads by Airport Automotive Colorado Springs supports the Breast Cancer Vaccine Project “Brakes for Breasts” on October

The American Cancer Society projects that in the year 2019, over 271,000 people will be diagnosed with breast cancer.  Unfortunately,  more than 42,000 will die. The disease has affected many families all across the United States and while treatment is getting better through time, it’s better to stop cancer before it happens. You may have lost a loved one due to breast cancer, or you may be fighting the disease yourself. It’s time to fight back! For the past ten years, Brakes for Breasts has been uniting automotive shops and small business owners from all over the U.S. to help raise money to support research for the Cleveland Clinic Breast Cancer Vaccine Fund. The organization is at the forefront of adding more independent auto shops to join this year’s October Fundraising Ca ... read more

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Top 5 Mechanical Problems of the Subaru Outback

Top 5 Mechanical Problems of the Subaru Outback

If you are looking for a wagon as an alternative to an SUV, the Subaru Outback is your best bet. The popular Outback is the station wagon version of the Legacy. The ride is comfortable, and it handles well. You get decent acceleration from the standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and CVT transmission, but you should opt for the 3.6-liter six-cylinder variant if you want more power.  Crash test results are impressive, and owners have said that the Outback is easy to drive. The Outback is a reliable vehicle, and Subaru lovers are loyal to the brand and keep their cars for years on end.  Despite the good reviews about the Outback, some common complaints come up as with any other ca brand. Here are some of the widespread issues that Outback owners face, so you should read on before purchasingOil Leaks and Seals Problem Reports have come out on front engine oil leaks in the Subaru Outback due to camshaft seal failure. There are also repo ... read more

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Free Brake Checks and Pads (or Shoes) in October by Airport Automotive Colorado Springs CO in Support of Brakes for Breasts Fundraiser

Free Brake Checks and Pads (or Shoes) in October by Airport Automotive Colorado Springs CO in Support of Brakes for Breasts Fundraiser

Free brake pads (or shoes) are going to be given away in October by more than 200 independent auto repair shops across the country to raise funds for the Brakes for Breasts program.     Any car owner can have their brakes inspected for repair or replacement at a participating shop, and they can get their brake pads or shoe replacement for free if they need one.  Only the service and ancillary parts need to be paid where 10% will be donated by the auto shops to the fundraising project.     This 10-year campaign joins together car owners, auto shops and small business owners for the good cause of rallying behind the eradication of breast cancer by supporting the development of a vaccine.   According to the American Cancer Society study in 2019, an estimated 268,600 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women and 2,670 cases for men.  ... read more

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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

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

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