Our ASE Certified Auto Techs Answer FAQs

Q: I just bought a new car from a dealer, do I need to bring it to them for service? Or can you work on my car without voiding my warranty?
A: Yes, our ASE certified auto mechanics can service and repair your vehicle without voiding the warranty--and we'll save you money, too! But don't just take our word for it--click here to watch this independent video on why this is true!
Q: I have a classic car. Can your mechanics do repair work on older vehicles?
A: Yes, our automotive repair techs can service and repair any make and model--whether brand new or a classic car or truck!
Q: Why would I need a wheel alignment? And how do I know if my car needs one?
A: A wheel alignment is a standard part of maintaining your vehicle in good condition. All cars and trucks need an alignment from time to time.

Some of the reasons your wheels might not be aligned properly are having an accident, hitting a curb, pot holes, speed bumps, driving on unpaved roads.

If you notice your vehicle pulling towards one side or the other, if it seem to drift in the lane, or if you notice you are gripping the wheel tightly, it is time to bring it in for a check up.

A full alignment usually only takes about 1-1/2 hours and will save you money in the long run by not wearing out your car parts and tires prematurely.
Q: Help! My car didn't pass the emissions test, what do I do?
A: First, don't panic. There are many reasons a vehicle might not pass the emissions test. It doesn't necessarily mean you are in for a large repair bill.

For example, if your Check Engine light is on, you probably won't pass. That is why it is a good idea to bring your vehicle in before the emissions test in that case. It could be that a sensor needs to be reset, or you might need an oil change or other regular maintenance.

We are a certified Air Care Colorado Emissions Repair Shop, so whether your vehicle's problem is large or small, we can get you fixed with flying colors!
Q: Is it worth keeping my old vehicle, or should I be buying a new one?
A: While this is a common question, there is no single answer that is right for every vehicle or owner. That being said, there are some guidelines that we can offer to help you make the right decision for you and your family.

First, we suggest you bring it in for a check, if you haven't done that recently. Assessing the current condition of your vehicle, noting if it needs any maintenance or repairs will be a big factor in your decision. We can tell you what is critical to be repaired and what looks like it will need work in the future, but can be put off without risking your safety or the life of the vehicle.

Once you have an idea of what work needs to be done to your car or truck, you can make a better financial decision. The other part of that is considering how much money you have routinely been putting into the vehicle. For some people this makes it an easy choice: when their car repair bills are approaching or surpassing a new car payment, they get a new vehicle.

But keep in mind that a newer vehicle will most likely cost your more in taxes and insurance, so be sure to weigh that into the financial equation.

But there may be reasons why you choose to keep a car that go beyond finances. For some, there is an emotional attachment to a vehicle. For other folks, the car or truck has a specific purpose that perhaps is not going to last that much longer. Especially if there is not plan to replace the vehicle, it might make sense to hang on to the current one.

Bottom line, we can't answer the question of whether or not you "should" keep your vehicle. We can however make sure that the car or truck you drive is safe and give you the best information so you can make an informed decision about when the time is right to get a new one.
Q: What is an oil change, how often do I need one, and what is the difference between an oil change and a lube job?

A: Whew! First, generally your car or truck will need an oil change every 3,000 miles or so. But that depends a lot on how you drive, the road conditions, the age of your vehicle and some other factors. We'll discuss all of these things with you and get you on an oil change schedule that is best for your vehicle.

Please visit our Oil Changes page for a more detailed response to these questions.
We believe it is our honest dedicated service to maintaining your vehicle's safety that has resulted in our many happy customers.

Although sometimes it makes us feel just a tad old, we are proud that many of our customers are actually a 2nd generation in the E&B Automotive 'family'!