• 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

  • Engine Air Filter from Toy Doctor, Inc.

    Sunday 14 May 2017

    Many Denver drivers have found themselves in the following situation: They go to get their oil changed and their friendly service advisor at Toy Doctor, Inc. recommends a new engine air filter. They say yes, but don't know what an air filter is or what it does.If this has happened to you, rest assured that you did the right thing by getting a new one. But you should never be too embarrassed to ask your Toy Doctor, Inc. service advisor for more information. It's... read more

  • When You Hear the Crash in Denver: What to Do After an Accident

    Sunday 07 May 2017

    Motorists in North America drive about 3 trillion miles/4.8 trillion kilometers every year. There are over 250+ million licensed drivers, and approximately 6.2 million accidents happen every year. Unfortunately, if we're going to drive vehicles, there are going to be accidents. Knowing what to do in case of an accident can help reduce the stress and cost of the situation. It can also protect you from false claims, incorrect judgments and unjust liabilities. Never... read more

  • Budget for Maintenance in Denver

    Monday 01 May 2017

    Sometimes busy Denver residents dream about going back to the “simpler” days of our grandparents. But if you could travel back in time and take a road trip around Co in a Model T, you might change your mind. The improved designs and quality of today's automobiles have significantly reduced the amount of time Denver residents spend at the side of the road during breakdowns. With proper maintenance, today's vehicles can stay on the road longer than ever before.Som... read more

  • Coolant/Antifreeze Service at Toy Doctor, Inc.

    Monday 24 April 2017

    Anyone who drives a car in Denver knows that engines get hot when they run. But did you know that engines need to be cooled to keep running? Heat inside an engine can cause the metal parts to expand, which can seize up an engine and make it stop running. It can even ruin the entire engine! Good vehicle care requires keeping its cooling system in good condition.A vehicle's cooling system circulates water and antifreeze (coolant) thro... read more

  • The Maintenance Free Myth

    Sunday 16 April 2017

    Sometimes we hear people in Denver say, "What's up with all this maintenance stuff? Modern cars just don't break down." While it is true that today's vehicles are extremely reliable, they are also becoming increasingly complicated and use more exotic materials than ever before. All that complexity demands higher tolerances for everything. For example, most Denver drivers don't realize how high tech automotive fluids have become,  fluids such as engine oil, transmi... read more

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