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Nobody likes calling a tow truck. Most people don’t think about their car’s maintenance schedule until a repair light comes on. While it’s easy to push mechanic trips to the back of your mind, it’s generally pretty stressful to discover car problems on the highway. Although it’s not always fun to think about, staying on top of your car’s maintenance needs saves you plenty of time, money, and energy in the long term. In addition
Gifting a car requires more than slapping a bow on the hood and handing over the keys. If you’re planning on giving your sweetheart a car for Valentine’s Day this year, know that there’s a lot of paperwork and financial information required beforehand. It’s a great (and grand) gesture, but know that this is a gift that’s far less simple than a box of chocolates. Pay Off Any Loans First things first, you’ll have to

Winter is Coming. Are Your Tires Ready?

Posted by bighornautomotive on  December 8, 2020
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Are You Prepared for the Icy Roads? Colorado winters feel like they sneak up on you. One day, you’re outdoors grilling in flip-flops, and the next, you’re outdoors grilling in flip-flops while a blizzard hits. Unfortunately, Colorado winter’s aren’t all skiing and blizzard barbecues. All of the extra snow means driving in some pretty tricky (and occasionally unsafe) conditions. There’s a noticeable uptick in traffic accidents once it starts snowing, and it’s not hard to

Best All-Wheel-Drive Vehicles to Pick Up Used

Posted by bighornautomotive on  November 2, 2020
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Coloradans love their all-wheel-drive automotives—especially after a surprise snowstorm. Perhaps it’s clever marketing, or maybe we don’t all have a car-person in our lives, but for some reason, we’re all under the impression that all-wheel-drive is necessary for surviving Colorado winters. However, as we’ve discussed before, the real secret to getting around—regardless of drivetrain orientation—is your tires. Seriously, I can’t stress it enough. A rear-wheel-drive sports sedan with winter tires will always outperform anything with summer or

Getting Your Vehicle Ready for Winter Weather

Posted by bighornautomotive on  October 5, 2020
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We’ve got some tips to help keep your vehicle running in good shape over the winter. From snow, sleet, and ice to zero-degree temperatures, winter weather really takes its toll on our vehicles. Unless you have a garage (and even if you do), there are some steps you’ll want to take to make sure your car or truck stays reliable and trouble-free over the winter … even if you’d rather just stay inside your nice
4×4 Colorado Our great state affords some of the most beautiful and challenging 4×4 trails in the world, and the cool thing is that you don’t really need that special of a rig to explore them. Now, I’m not saying you don’t have to be an experienced off-roader or that you should try to tackle the trails alone. We always advise that you operate your vehicle within its limits, do as much research as you
Save money by going local! Choosing the right garage to service your car is a serious decision. Not only do they come with different skillsets and price tags, but picking the right auto service provider can have a substantial impact on your car’s lifespan. This means that picking a reputable garage is important. Multiple studies have shown that skilled garages actually cost less, both in individual service costs and long-term car health. Shady garages often
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