Annual Maintenance Tips From Fort Collins Muffler And Automotive

Your car is a valuable thing in your life and you should take good care of it! At Fort Collins Muffler and Automotive, we want you to be in the know with your car. So here are a few things we recommend every car owner does each year. If you have any questions or need your vehicle serviced, feel free to visit our website.


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Wheel Alignment

Having properly aligned wheels is incredibly important. However, this alignment can be knocked out by hitting something like a curb, or worn-down suspension. If your wheels are misaligned, your tires could wear unevenly, resulting in quicker wear on your tires and a higher risk of a blowout. You will also likely experience lower gas mileage since your car will have to use more of its own power to drive. Bring your car in to get them aligned once a year to ensure that your tires are aimed true.

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Get It Inspected

A general inspection once a year is a great way to prevent major problems with your car. In our shop, we make sure to check every little part of your car to make sure it is still in driving condition. If you sense that there is something wrong with your car, we are available to diagnose any problems you might have and suggest a solution. However, many problems go undetected, which is why it’s a good idea to have it inspected once a year.

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Spark Plug Replacement

Your spark plugs are responsible for creating the explosion that powers your engine. They are cheap and easy to replace. We do it regularly at our shop, and in no time at all. But, since they are such a key component in your engine and are prone to becoming gummed up, it is important to replace them once a year to encourage maximum engine efficiency.

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Get It Detailed

Your brake discs are one of the most valuable parts of your car. In combination with brake pads, they allow you to safely come to a stop. While they are very durable, you should replace them or at least have them inspected once a year to keep you driving safe!

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If there is any mechanical issue with your car, we can help. We can take care of every part of your car so you don’t have to! For over 40 years we have been performing auto maintenance in Fort Collins, so come on in today!