5 Spring Maintenance Tips for your Vehicle

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April National Car Care Month - Spring Car Care tips from Keller Bros Auto, stop by our Littleton auto repair shop for an inspectionSpring has officially arrived in Littleton! As we look forward to sunny days and road trips, it’s important to remember that changing seasons mean changing conditions for your vehicle.

As we wrap up National Car Care Month, take time to make sure your vehicle is prepared for spring:

1. Antifreeze

Antifreeze isn’t only important during freezing winter nights. This fluid, also known as coolant, prevents the engine from overheating all year! As temperatures rise during the spring, make sure the coolant and cooling system are working properly.

stay cool in the spring and summer with an auto air conditioning inspection or service from Keller Bros. Auto Repair in Littleton2. A/C temperature and check
As the days get warmer in Colorado, you’re more likely to turn on the air conditioning in the spring and summer. Problems may have appeared during the winter while you weren’t using the a/c. Make sure the system is tested and ready to keep you cool and comfortable on the roads in Littleton… otherwise, you may suffer from sticky seats and uncomfortable heat as temperatures rise.

3. Tire pressure
A 10 degree increase in temperature can affect tire pressure by 1-2 psi. During the spring, temperatures in Colorado can swing rapidly from hot to cold. Check your tire pressure regularly to make sure it is still in the optimal range. Properly inflated tires can help you improve fuel efficiency (more miles to each gallon) and maximize the life of your tires.

4. Potholes
Temperature swings also leave behind road damage, including unsightly and dangerous potholes, cracks, and bumps.  Even a small pothole can damage your alignment and suspension. If you hit a pothole on the road, bring your vehicle in for an inspection and alignment right away to prevent further damage.

5. Fluids
Spring is the perfect time to take care of routine maintenance that you may have been putting off during the winter. Fluid flushes can help ensure the coolant, transmission fluid, brake fluid, and motor oil are all in good condition and ready for the demands of warmer weather.  When you visit Keller Bros. Auto Repair for an inspection, our certified technicians will check each of these fluids – we’ll even top off your windshield washer fluid to keep you safe through spring showers!

The best thing you can do for your vehicle this spring is stop by Keller Bros for a full inspection. Our certified auto technicians can check the above items and more to make sure your vehicle is ready for spring driving conditions. If maintenance is needed, take care of issues right away.

If you have any questions about the care of your vehicle, preparing for spring in Littleton, or scheduling an appointment, call our advisors at 303-347-1010.

National Nutrition Month Food Drive! Benefiting Meals on Wheels

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March is National Nutrition Month! The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics hosts this campaign each year to draw attention to the importance of food choices and habits to live a healthy life. But for many in our community, simply getting a nutritious meal can be challenging. One in six seniors faces the threat of hunger. Which is why TLC Meals on Wheels is committed to serving the people in our community healthy meals every day! TLC Meals on Wheels serves individuals in Littleton and Englewood, encompassing 95 square miles and delivering approximately 400 meals per day. Learn more about the meal delivery program here. In addition to their meal delivery program, TLC Meals on Wheels also provides a grocery program for clients in need. They currently serve 135 people with 2 bags of nonperishable groceries on the 2nd Saturday of …… ( more )

5 Reasons for the Check Engine Light

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When the check engine light comes on in your vehicle, bring it into Keller Bros. Auto Repair right away! You should always treat this light seriously, but it doesn’t always mean expensive repairs. There are many reasons the check engine light could appear on your dashboard. Here are five common reasons that the check engine light comes on: Oxygen Sensor. When fuel is moved into the engine, it is combined with air. This sensor make sure it operates at the correct ratio of fuel and air. When the ratio is incorrect, you may see a significant drop in your gas mileage. Don’t ignore an issue with the oxygen sensor – it may cause more damage to the engine or catalytic converter. Gas Cap. A common mistake, like leaving the gas cap too lose after filling your tank, can trigger this light. …… ( more )

Flashing Check Engine Light – Pull Over!

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For many drivers, a check engine light can cause instant panic. There are many reasons for this dashboard warning light to appear. That means uncertainty – what is the problem, how bad is it, and what should I do? Don’t Ignore a Check Engine Light! This warning light appears for a reason, and ignoring it could lead to much more extensive damage, in some cases causing thousands of dollars in engine repairs. But addressing early could instead mean simple maintenance. Our auto repair experts can diagnose the problem and get you back on the road safely – call our Littleton auto repair shop at 303-347-1010. If your check engine light is flashing, find a safe place to pull over as soon as possible. Flashing warning lights should be taken seriously. Flashing usually indicates a problem where the safety of the vehicle …… ( more )

Christmas Blessings for Two Families

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To spread the joy and love of the Christmas season, Keller Bros. is giving a special Christmas gift to two local families. At the beginning of this month, we asked our customers to tell us the story of a family who you believe deserves a special blessing this holiday season. We wanted to know about your neighbors, friends, and church members who touch your hearts. The nominations you submitted touched our hearts, and we’re honored to support both families during this holiday season. A single mom with two young girls was nominated by her sister. Between full days at work and struggling to manage multiple responsibilities, her sister wanted to make the holidays extra special for her and the girls. “She loves so fiercely and is one of the hardest workers I know,” said her sister. “She and her two …… ( more )

And the Winners Are… Customer Appreciation Drawing!

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Today, I’m excited to announce the winners of the Keller Bros. Customer Appreciation Drawing! Every guest who visited Keller Bros. during November received a ticket to be entered into a drawing for one of 8 prizes. From all of the tickets we received, we drew 8 winners! Night on the Town! This special package includes dinner at Angelo’s Taverna, dessert at the Melting Pot, and a movie for two at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema! Winner: Travis Ryan Avalanche Tickets! Win two tickets for the January 14 Colorado Avalanche vs. Nashville Predators game – club level seats! Winner: Dan Lebel Dinner and Movie! Experience a movie at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema with two tickets, popcorn, and drinks. Winner: Tina Shoemaker Keller Bros. Gift Certificate! Two winners will receive a $50 gift certificate for any vehicle service. Winners: Kathy Golding & Eddie Mullison …… ( more )

Customer Appreciation Giveaway!

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Have you heard the news? November is Customer Appreciation Month at Keller Bros. Auto Repair! All month long, we’re finding ways to show you our appreciation, from Thursday morning breakfast to special savings and gifts. There are so many ways to join the celebration, but I want to make sure you don’t miss one thing we’re very excited about… Keller Bros. Customer Appreciation Giveaway! Every guest who visits Keller Bros. this month will receive a ticket to be entered into a drawing for one of 8 prizes. No purchase required! Simply stop by the shop and ask for your ticket. You’ll have a chance to win: Night on the Town! This special package includes dinner, dessert, and a movie for two! Avalanche Tickets! Win two tickets for the January 14 Colorado Avalanche vs. Nashville Predators game – club level seats! Dinner …… ( more )

Winter is Coming! Prepare your Vehicle

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Fall in Littleton means unpredictable weather, changing road conditions, the first snow storms, and winter preparations. It also means new challenges for drivers, especially those new to our state who are not familiar with winter driving. Make sure your family and your vehicle is prepared before the first storm of the season. Defroster/Heater – When you get in your car in the cold fall mornings, test your heater by turning it on high. Make sure the defroster setting works, with air flow reaching the windshield. If air flow appears blocked or it takes too long to warm the inside of your car, bring it in to Keller Bros. for a heating system inspection. Not only does a broken heating system leave you cold in your car, it can be a safety hazard if you can’t defrost your windshield! Battery – …… ( more )

Preparing for Fall and Winter Road Conditions

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It is officially Fall in Littleton! Which means before we know it, sunny summer days will turn to unpredictable fall conditions. Ask yourself now, before the first storm hits Littleton, “Is my car ready for winter weather?” To help keep you and your family safe this fall, we’ve put together this list of tips to get your car ready for Fall! Tire pressure – As temperatures drop, your tire pressure can lose as much as 1 psi for every 10 degree change. Keep a pressure gauge in your glove box and check your tire pressure at home. If you’re not sure what the recommended tire pressure is for your vehicle, call us at 303-347-1010. Proper tire pressure improves fuel efficiency! Tire tread – Check your tire tread too! Your tire becomes legally bald when tread falls below 2/32 of an inch, but …… ( more )

Planning a Road Trip? Why you need a Pre-Trip Inspection

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Whether you are planning one last summer road trip or you’re sending a child off to college across the country, road trips can be stressful. While they are a great way to see the country and explore, road trips can also mean unexpected surprises, varying road conditions, and lots of miles on your car in a short amount of time. Stay safe on the journey — BEFORE you hit the road, make sure your car is up to the task! Most common Road-Trip Breakdowns According to one road side maintenance company, the top causes of breakdowns on the road include: Dead or faulty battery Flat tire Faulty Alternator Starter Fuel problems Clutch cables Spark plugs Ready for the good news? ALL of these factors can be avoided with proper preventative maintenance! A trained technician can spot the warning signs of …… ( more )