• Synthetic Oil for Denver Autos

    Monday 24 July 2017

    If you are a driver in Denver and you aren't currently using synthetic motor oil in your vehicle, maybe now's the time to consider it. Need more information? Well, synthetic motor oil is a substitute for petroleum based oil. Synthetic oil doesn't gel or gum-up like petroleum based oil and it doesn't vaporize as easily. It protects better in severe driving conditions like stop and go driving around Denver, as well as in very hot or very cold conditions. More and more new vehi... read more

  • Buying the Right Tires and Wheels in Denver, Co

    Tuesday 18 July 2017

    Everyone in Denver, Co eventually replaces their tires, whether it's because they're worn out or they're just looking for something different. There are so many great tire choices in Denver, it can be difficult to sort them out. Let's group the broad spectrum into several categories that will help in the selection process.One category is often referred to as "summer tires". Summer tires are designed to be driven on the road when temperatures are generally above 45 degrees F (7 degrees C). Their... read more

  • Automotive Tips from Toy Doctor, Inc.: Serpentine Belt Tensioner

    Sunday 09 July 2017

    The serpentine belt tensioner applies pressure to the serpentine belt, maintaining optimal tension to drive the accessories like the alternator and A/C compressor. At Toy Doctor, Inc. we know that the service life of the belt tensioner is the same as the belt itself, so they should always be replaced together. A worn tensioner prevents the accessories from spinning properly, leading to premature wear and noise for Denver drivers.Your vehicle manufacturer has a recommended mileage interval f... read more

  • Denver Drivers Severe Service Maintenance Schedules

    Sunday 02 July 2017

    Since driving requirements and lifestyles differ among Denver drivers, your vehicle manufacturer publishes two auto maintenance schedules: the regular schedule and the severe service schedule. Which schedule should Denver drivers follow? Here are some questions to ask yourself:Are most of your trips less than four miles/six kilometers around Denver?Are most of your trips less than 10 miles/16 kilometers in below-zero Co temps?Are most of your trips off-highway in Co?Do you driv... read more

  • Toy Doctor, Inc. Fuel Saving Tip for Denver: Check Engine Light

    Monday 26 June 2017

    Here's a question for Denver, Co : How long have you been enjoying the romantic glow of your Check Engine light? Hey, it's not there to create ambiance; it's a warning that something's wrong. (And, by the way, Homer Simpson's fix of covering it with tape is not a good idea.) Many conditions that trigger the Check Engine light can hurt your vehicle. A lot.If your date's eyes are smoldering in the soft glow of the Check Engine light, try to think of all the gas money you... read more

  • Does My Choice in Oil Affect Change Intervals?

    Sunday 18 June 2017

    Oil changes are probably the most recognized service on a vehicle. Almost all Denver residents know about them. But do we know enough?Several decades ago, oil changes were fairly standard: every three months or 3,000 miles or 5,000 kilometers. But recent advances in both engine technology and oil quality have led to longer oil change intervals.Delayed or skipped oil changes are a problem for Denver residents because they lead to the build-up of oil sludge in your engine. Oil sludge forms wh... read more

  • Good Timing: Proper Timing Belt Replacement Saves Money for Denver Drivers

    Monday 12 June 2017

    Knowing how their engine works can help Denver drivers make informed decisions about auto care and prevent repairs to their vehicles. This is especially true when it comes to timing belts.An engine's power is generated in the cylinders. Inside the cylinder is a piston that moves up and down while the engine is running. Power is generated in a cycle that includes four strokes of the piston. First, the piston drops and a valve at the top of the cylinder opens to let in fuel a... read more

  • Fuel Injection: It Keeps Getting Better for Denver Drivers

    Tuesday 06 June 2017

    Denver residents know that engines need to burn fuel to operate. Fuel is pumped from your fuel tank to your vehicle engine where it is squirted—or injected—into your engine's cylinders. This is the function of the fuel injectors.There are two ways to inject fuel into an engine. Fuel needs air to burn, so in the first method, fuel is injected into a port and allowed to mix with airbefore it is drawn into the cylinders. In the second method, fue... read more

  • Exhaust Service at Toy Doctor, Inc. in Denver

    Wednesday 31 May 2017

    Whenever they hear the term "exhaust service," most Denver residents think about exhaust pipes and mufflers. Well, actually, exhaust service at Toy Doctor, Inc. is a lot more comprehensive these days. For example, catalytic converters were mandated in 1976 and on-board emission control computers in 1990. Governmental emissions requirements have forced manufacturers to come up with much more sophisticated ways to comply with environmental regulations.Exhaust service has really become exhaust and... read more

  • 10 Services Denver Drivers Often Overlook

    Tuesday 23 May 2017

    We live such busy lives nowadays: work, social events, running the kids all over Denver. Some days it's all we can do to keep track of everywhere we need to be. That's why you've gotta be organized. Smartphones, calendar apps - we have to keep track of it all.So let's talk about schedules. Specifically, automotive service schedules. And particularly, the scheduled services that are sometimes forgotten.Here is a list of 10 service items that are often overlooked by Denver residents. They're all v... read more

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