Archive for the ‘Safety’ Category

Why Does it Hail So Much in Colorado?

Friday, June 30th, 2017
Why Does it Hail So Much in Colorado?

If you are a driver in the Colorado Springs area, you are no stranger to witnessing some pretty brutal hailstorms. There’s nothing worse than watching helplessly as golf-ball-sized hail pummels your car, creating pesky dents and reducing the value every minute that the abuse goes on. While you are watching the hail wreak havoc on your vehicle’s exterior, you may be thinking to yourself “Why, oh why does it hail so much in Colorado?” Keep reading to find out!

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What to Pack in Your Car’s First Aid Kit

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017
What to Pack in Your Car's First Aid Kit

When you think about vehicle preparedness, people often overlook having a first aid kit in the event of an emergency. Take a look at our list of items to pack in your vehicle’s first aid or emergency kit and stay safe on the road this summer.

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Most Common Causes of Car Accidents in Colorado Springs CO

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Every year, hundreds of thousands of people get in car accidents across the country mainly due to careless or distracted driving that ends up costing them more than just their hard earned money. Take a look at the top 3 reasons for car accidents in Colorado Springs and see what you can do to keep yourself safe on the road.

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What to Do When Your Vehicle is Stuck in the Snow

Friday, December 16th, 2016
What to Do When Your Vehicle is Stuck in the Snow

We’ve all been there. Maybe the snow came down a little harder than expected or maybe you took the turn a little too fast, but now you’ve found yourself stuck in the snow with your wheels spinning. Here are some tips for when you can’t seem to get enough traction to free you from the snow’s grasp.

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Why You Should Buy Winter Tires

Monday, December 12th, 2016
Why You Should Buy Winter Tires at Mike Maroone's

We all know Colorado winters can be unpredictable, that’s why it’s important to always be as prepared as possible for the heavy snow. One of the best ways you can prepare your vehicle for winter is by buying a fresh set of winter tires.

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Fall Driving Tips in Colorado Springs, CO

Monday, October 10th, 2016
Fall Driving Tips

When people think about preparing their car for seasonal driving, they tend to think about winter-related incidents such as driving in a snowstorm or thawing out a frozen car door. Not many people realize that fall brings its own set of complications and hazards that you need to look out for. Follow our safety tips below to keep a pumpkin spiced latte in your hand and your car out of the shop this fall.

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How to prepare your car for a long road trip

Monday, August 8th, 2016
How to prepare your car for a long road trip

If you’re planning a long road trip, you know how stressful preparing to travel can be. One thing you should be thinking about, along with what hotel you’ll stay at and what kind of excursions you want to go on, is preparing your car for the long trip. Whether it’s 200 miles or 2,000 miles, there are definitely some things you’ll want to check on your vehicle before you take it on a road trip. (more…)

Summer Road Trip Safety Tips

Thursday, July 28th, 2016
Summer Road Trip Safety Tips

Many people are spending more time traveling as summer heats up and kids and college students are on break from school. If the open road is calling your family’s name, there’s no better time to pack up your stuff and head out on your next adventure! Just keep these summer road trip safety tips in mind to ensure all vehicle maintenance requirements are met before venturing too far away from home. (more…)

How to Avoid an Overheating Vehicle

Monday, July 18th, 2016
How to Avoid an Overheating Vehicle

Which season is harder on our cars: winter or summer? It’s hard to be sure, but we can definitely say that temperature and weather extremes are rarely kind to our vehicles. One hazard to be conscious of in the summer is the potential to overheat your car – maybe you already know your vehicle is prone to overheating, but even if it’s never happened to you before, checking and maintaining your cooling fluid and systems is always a good idea. (more…)

Does a cracked windshield have to be replaced?

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
Does a cracked windshield have to be replaced

Unfortunately, most of us will end up needing some kind of accident or natural disaster vehicle repair at some point. Even the most careful drivers sometimes end up in unexpected situations, and after an accident occurs, it can be hard to assess damages on your own. While some cracked and/or chipped windshields require full windshield glass replacement, some can be repaired – at a lower cost to you, the driver. (more…)