Boulder Brewing Guide*

July 18th, 2018 by
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Contact Us   Boulder, CO is full of world-class breweries that take advantage of the unique climate and natural resources to create beverages that are out of this world. While they aren’t the only attractions you should check out if you find yourself in the area, if you have a love for hops and need…

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Honda HR-V Tires: Sizes, All-Season and Winter Tires

October 12th, 2015 by

The lifespan of your Honda HR-V tires will vary depending on how you drive and whether you are driving on summer, all-season, or winter tires, according to Kicking Tires. Driving on under-inflated tires as well as driving with your HR-V out of alignment will shorten the tires’ lifespan. Kicking Tires estimates the life of a…

Road Trip Ready Your Car at Fisher Auto in Boulder

May 14th, 2015 by

Many people remember taking road trips as a kid during summer break. This tradition continues with trips to national parks, amusement parks, and historical wonders, but is your vehicle road trip ready? Here is how to road trip ready your car. How to Road Trip Ready your Car There are plenty of things you can…

Why your Check Engine Light is On: 5 Causes to Explore

May 13th, 2015 by

No driver wants to see that the check engine light is on in their vehicle. The reason the check engine light is on can range from something as easy to fix as tightening your gas cap to being as troublesome as needing a new catalytic converter. However, in some cases drivers mistake the check engine…

Reasons for Transmission Fluid Leaks include Broken Seals

April 28th, 2015 by

The transmission is one of the most important components of your vehicle. If you spot a leak— an oily, red fluid present on the ground toward the front, middle of your vehicle—it’s important to have the leak fixed. Running out of transmission fluid can lead to a burnt-up transmission, according to AGCO Automotive Corporation. Reasons…

Transmission Fluid Leak: Diagnose Before Fluid Levels are Low

April 28th, 2015 by

Your car’s transmission is vital to the operation of your vehicle. Without a transmission, the power the engine provides wouldn’t be able to reach your vehicle’s wheels, according to The Car Connection. To keep your car running optimally it is important to spot issues with your transmission. One of those issues is a transmission fluid…

Clogged Fuel Filter: How to Know its Time for a New Filter

April 17th, 2015 by

The fuel system in your vehicle is made up of several components, and if any single part of the system is disrupted your car may not start. The car’s fuel filter prevents debris and dirt from entering the fuel system. Over time, however, the fuel filter will become clogged, according to eHow. Damage can be…

Fuel Line Leak: Symptoms and Detection

April 16th, 2015 by

The fuel lines are just one element in a vehicle’s intricate fuel system. It is the job of the fuel lines to bring fuel from the gas tank to the engine. According to eHow, fuel lines can develop leaks over time because they are prone to rub against metal under your vehicle. Mechanics stress that…

Bad Fuel Pressure Regulator: Is Your Fuel Mileage Worse?

April 16th, 2015 by

According to eHow, the fuel system in a car is made up of several components and if any part of that system is flawed your car can run erratically, or it might not be able to run at all. The job of one of those components—the fuel pressure regulator—is to make sure the correct amount…

Fuel Pump Problems: Is it Time for a New Fuel Pump?

April 15th, 2015 by

A fuel pump plays a pivotal role in the operation of your vehicle. According to Chilton, the fuel pump forces fuel from the fuel tank to the engine. If the fuel pump fails to work, your engine will receive less fuel, or in some cases no fuel at all. Here’s a list of how to…

Fuel Economy Myths Debunked: Which Did you Believe?

April 14th, 2015 by

The best-ever recorded fuel economy was on the PAC-Car II. In 2005, the hydrogen-powered car achieved 12,665 mpge at the Shell Eco-marathon in France! Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are not readily available, but will soon be available in select markets. For now, many of us must still rely on gasoline or hybrid vehicles to get…

5 Ways to Prevent Your Car from Overheating this Summer

April 10th, 2015 by

5 Tips on Prevent Your Engine From Overheating If you had a chance to read our previous post about what to do if your engine does overheat, you’re probably wondering what you can do to minimize the possibility of your engine overheating anytime soon. Luckily, there are a few basic maintenance tasks and precautions that…

What Should You Do if your Engine Overheats?

April 9th, 2015 by

  What Do I Do if My Car Overheats this Summer? Most drivers have come across a person on the side of the road on a hot summer day with the hood of their car popped and steam venting out from an overheating engine. It’s a rough place to be, especially on a long summer…

OEM and Aftermarket Brake Pads for Your Nissan at Fisher

March 18th, 2015 by

Your Source for New Brake Pads for Your Nissan Fisher Auto is your source for reliable parts and components for everything that your Nissan could require, including new brake pads for you vehicle. Brake pads are paramount to your vehicle and its ability to safely operate, and do need to be replaced as they are…

OEM and Aftermarket Brake Pads for Your Subaru at Fisher

March 18th, 2015 by

Your Source for New Brake Pads for Your Subaru Fisher Auto is your source for reliable parts and components for everything that your Subaru may need, including new brake pads for you vehicle. Brake pads are important to your vehicle and its safe operation, and need to be replaced as they are worn down by…

OEM and Aftermarket Brake Pads for Your Chevrolet at Fisher

March 18th, 2015 by

Your Source for New Brake Pads for Your Chevrolet Fisher Auto is your source for top quality parts and components for all of your Chevrolet’s needs in Broomfield, Lafayette, or Louisville, including your new brake pads. Brake pads are critical to your vehicle and its safe operation, they need to be replaced when get worn…

OEM and Aftermarket Brake Pads for Louisville at Fisher

March 16th, 2015 by

Your Brake Pad Source in Louisville Fisher Auto is your shop for top quality parts and components for all of your vehicular automotive needs in Louisville, including your new brake pads. Brake pads are a critical part of your vehicle and its safe operation, and need to be replaced when they are worn down due…

OEM and Aftermarket Brake Pads for Lafayette at Fisher

March 16th, 2015 by

Your Brake Pad Source in Lafayette Fisher Auto is your source for top quality components for all of your automotive needs in Lafayette, including all of your brake pads. Brake pads are an important part of your vehicle and crucial to safe operation, but due to the way they function, they wear down over time…

OEM and Aftermarket Brake Pads for Broomfield at Fisher

March 13th, 2015 by

Your Brake Pad Source in Broomfield Fisher Auto is your source for quality automotive replacement parts of all kinds for Broomfield, including brake pads. Brake pads are a critical part of your braking system, but they wear down as you use them while driving and require replacement, they are the component that actually grind down…

Kia Forte Tires: Sizes, All-Season and Winter Tires

March 13th, 2015 by

It’s hard to say how long your Kia Forte tires will last. Kicking Tires estimates a tire can last between 20,000 and 50,000 miles on average. The lifespan of your Kia Forte tires is dependent on how you drive and whether you are driving on summer, all-season, or winter tires. Driving on under-inflated tires and…

Kia Rio Tires: Sizes, All-Season and Winter Tires

March 12th, 2015 by

It’s hard to say how long your Kia Rio tires will last. Kicking Tires estimates a tire can last between 20,000 and 50,000 miles on average. The lifespan of your Kia Rio tires is dependent on how you drive and whether you are driving on summer, all-season, or winter tires. Driving on under-inflated tires and…

Fisher's OEM and Aftermarket Brake Pads in Boulder

March 12th, 2015 by

Your Brake Pad Source in Boulder Fisher Auto is your source for quality parts of all kinds in Boulder, Broomfield, Lafayette, and Louisville,  including brake pads. Brake pads are a crucial component of your braking system that require replacement when the wear out, as they are the component that actually makes contact with the rotors to…

Kia Sportage Tires: Sizes, All-Season and Winter Tires

March 12th, 2015 by

Estimating how long your Kia Sportage tires will last is not easy. Kicking Tires estimates a tire can last between 20,000 and 50,000 miles on average. The lifespan of your Kia Sportage tires is dependent on how you drive and whether you are driving on summer, all-season, or winter tires. Driving on under-inflated tires and…

Brake Pads- OEM vs. Aftermarket

March 11th, 2015 by

OEM and Aftermarket Brake Pads and Components Everyone knows about their vehicles’ brakes, and most know about the brake pad component that actually wear down as you use your brakes more and more. Brake pads are designed to last as long as possible, with an average brake pad lasting between 30,000 and 70,000 miles, but…

Kia Soul Tires: Sizes, All-Season and Winter Tires

March 9th, 2015 by

Estimating how long your Kia Soul tires will last is not easy. Kicking Tires estimates a tire can last between 20,000 and 50,000 miles on average. The lifespan of your Kia Soul tires is dependent on how you drive and whether you are driving on summer, all-season, or winter tires. Driving on under-inflated tires and…

Kia Sedona Tires: Sizes, All-Season and Winter Tires

March 9th, 2015 by

It’s not easy to estimate how long your Kia Sedona tires will last. Kicking Tires estimates a tire can last between 20,000 and 50,000 miles on average. The lifespan of your Kia Sedona tires is dependent on how you drive and whether you are driving on summer, all-season, or winter tires. Driving on under-inflated tires…

Kia Sorento Tires: Sizes, All-Season and Winter Tires

March 6th, 2015 by

It’s hard to pinpoint how long your Kia Sorento tires will last. Kicking Tires estimates a tire can last between 20,000 and 50,000 miles on average. The lifespan of your Kia Sorento tires is dependent on how you drive and whether you are driving on summer, all-season, or winter tires. Driving on under-inflated tires and…

Kia K900 Tires: Sizes, All-Season and Winter Tires

March 5th, 2015 by

It’s hard to pinpoint how long your Kia K900 tires will last. Kicking Tires estimates a tire can last between 20,000 and 50,000 miles on average. The lifespan of your Kia K900 tires is dependent on how you drive and whether you are driving on summer, all-season, or winter tires. Driving on under-inflated tires and…

Kia Cadenza Tires: Sizes, All-Season and Winter Tires

March 5th, 2015 by

It’s hard to pinpoint how long your Kia Cadenza tires will last. Kicking Tires estimates a tire can last anywhere between 20,000 and 50,000 miles on average. The lifespan of your Kia Cadenza tires is dependent on how you drive and whether you are driving on summer, all-season, or winter tires. Driving on under-inflated tires…

Kia Optima Tires: Sizes, All-Season and Winter Tires

March 5th, 2015 by

It’s hard to say how long your Kia Optima tires will last. Kicking Tires estimates a tire can last anywhere between 20,000 and 50,000 miles on average. The lifespan of your Kia Optima tires is dependent on how you drive and whether you are driving on summer, all-season, or winter tires. Driving on under-inflated tires…

Best Studless Winter Tires by Price Point

March 3rd, 2015 by

The name “all-season” really isn’t all encompassing. Several sources, like JTSU, state that winter tires improve braking, corning, and handling. Traction is even improved by at least 25 percent, but sometimes even up to 50 percent, over all-season tires. Here’s a look at the best studless winter tires. Best Studless Winter Tires Overview In analyzing…

Honda Ridgeline Tires: Sizes, All-Season and Winter Tires

March 3rd, 2015 by

The lifespan of your Honda Ridgeline tires will vary depending on how you drive and whether you are driving on summer, all-season, or winter tires, according to Kicking Tires. Driving on under-inflated tires as well as driving with your Ridgeline out of alignment will shorten the tires’ lifespan. Kicking Tires estimates the life of a…

Honda Pilot Tires: Sizes, All-Season and Winter Tires

March 3rd, 2015 by

The lifespan of your Honda Pilot tires will vary depending on how you drive and whether you are driving on summer, all-season, or winter tires, according to Kicking Tires. Driving with your Pilot out of alignment will shorten the tires’ lifespan as well as driving on under-inflated tires. Kicking Tires estimates the life of a…

Honda Odyssey Tires: Sizes, All-Season and Winter Tires

March 2nd, 2015 by

The lifespan of your Honda Odyssey tires will vary depending on how you drive and whether you are driving on summer, all-season, or winter tires, according to Kicking Tires. Driving with your Odyssey out of alignment will shorten the tires’ lifespan as well as driving on under-inflated tires. Kicking Tires estimates the life of a…

Honda Insight Tires: Sizes, All-Season and Winter Tires

March 2nd, 2015 by

The lifespan of your Honda Insight tires will depend on how you drive and whether you are driving on all-season, summer, or winter tires, according to Kicking Tires. Driving with your Insight out of alignment will shorten the tires’ lifespan as well as driving on under-inflated tires. Kicking Tires estimates the life of a tire…

Honda Fit Tires: Sizes, All-Season and Winter Tires

March 2nd, 2015 by

The lifespan of your Honda Fit tires depends on how you drive and whether you are driving on all-season, summer, or winter tires, according to Kicking Tires. Driving with your Fit out of alignment will shorten the tires’ lifespan as well as driving on under-inflated tires. Kicking Tires estimates the life of a tire to…

Honda CR-Z Tires: Sizes, All-Season and Winter Tires

March 2nd, 2015 by

The lifespan of your Honda CR-Z tires will vary depending on how you drive and whether you are driving on all-season, summer, or winter tires, according to Kicking Tires. Driving with your CR-Z out of alignment will shorten the tires’ lifespan as well as driving on under-inflated tires. Kicking Tires estimates the life of a…

Honda CR-V Tires: Sizes, All-Season and Winter Tires

February 27th, 2015 by

The lifespan of your Honda CR-V tires will vary depending on how you drive and whether you are driving on all-season, summer, or winter tires, according to Kicking Tires. Driving with your CR-V out of alignment will shorten the tires’ lifespan as well as driving on under-inflated tires. Kicking Tires estimates the life of a…

Honda Crosstour Tires: Sizes, All-Season and Winter Tires

February 27th, 2015 by

The lifespan of your Honda Crosstour tires varies depending on how you drive and whether you are driving on all-season, summer, or winter tires, according to Kicking Tires. Driving with your Crosstour out of alignment will shorten the tires’ lifespan as well as driving on under-inflated tires. Kicking Tires estimates the life of a tire…

Honda Civic Tires: Sizes, All-Season and Winter Tires

February 26th, 2015 by

The lifespan of your Honda Civic tires will vary depending on how you drive and whether you are driving on all-season, summer, or winter tires, according to Kicking Tires. Driving with your Civic out of alignment will shorten the tires’ lifespan as well as driving on under-inflated tires. Kicking Tires estimates the life of a…

Honda Accord Tires: Sizes, All-Season and Winter Tire Suggestions

February 26th, 2015 by

The lifespan of your Honda Accord tires will vary depending on how you drive your vehicle and whether you are driving on summer, winter, or all-season tires, according to Kicking Tires. Driving on under-inflated tires will shorten their lifespan as well as driving with your Accord out of alignment. Kicking Tires estimates the life of…

What are Severe Driving Conditions?

February 25th, 2015 by

Severe vs. Normal Driving Conditions When scheduling any automotive maintenance, you can probably expect to be asked about the driving conditions that you put your vehicle through, you have only 2 choices, normal and severe. If you’re just an average American and don’t use your car to compete in motor sports, surely you fall into…

Why Is Correct Tire Inflation Important?

February 21st, 2015 by

Why Maintain Correct Tire Pressure Your tires are tremendously important to the proper performance of your vehicle , they are the only part of your car that has contact with the road after all. Despite this, tires are one of the most neglected features on any vehicle. One of the simplest ways to maintain your…

Winter Tire Safety Below 45 Degrees: The Importance of Winter Tires

February 20th, 2015 by

Several sources point to the importance of winter tires for all vehicles. According to JTSU, winter tires improve braking, cornering, and handling. In fact, traction is improved by as much as 25 to 50 percent over all-season tires. Tire safety below 45 degrees is important because it is at this temperature and below that all-season…

Why Does My Steering Wheel Shake When I Brake?

February 20th, 2015 by

When you depress your brake pedal the last thing you want to experience is a shaking steering wheel. Steering wheel shake can have several causes, but the causes are narrowed down if it only occurs when you are hitting the brakes. Causes for Steering Wheel Shake There are several reasons why your steering wheel may…

Why Do My Brakes Vibrate When I Stop?

February 18th, 2015 by

Also known as rotor shimmying and brake pulsation, brake vibration is the shaking of your brake pedal as it is pressed. “This can vary from a slight shaking to a quite severe shuddering, depending on the severity of the condition,” according to EBC Brakes. Problems with your vehicle’s braking system can be rather alarming since…

Do you Need New Tires? 6 Ways to Tell

February 17th, 2015 by

Keys to Inspecting your Tires A tire’s primary function is to maintain traction while you’re driving. This is accomplished with the tread pattern. Good traction is important for your car’s ability to handle and brake as intended, as well as the tire being able to function safely. Here are some quick guidelines to give you…

How to Repair a Flat Tire with a Plug and Patch

February 10th, 2015 by

Getting a flat tire doesn’t always mean the end for the punctured tire. The tire can be repaired depending on the size and location of the puncture. The Rubber Manufacturers Association advises that the only proper method is to repair a flat tire with a plug and patch. To repair a flat tire with a…

How to Repair a Flat Tire with a Patch

February 10th, 2015 by

Getting a flat tire is never fun, but there are ways to repair a flat tire without having to buy a new one. The patch approach seals the tire from the inside and differs from a plug, which is inserted into the puncture to seal it. The Rubber Manufacturers Association advises a plug and patch…

How to Repair a Flat Tire with a Plug

February 10th, 2015 by

Getting a flat tire is never a welcomed surprise and is made even more stressful if you are in a time crunch to get somewhere. You may have the option to repair a flat tire with a plug if you do not have a spare tire. The location of the puncture and size play a…

Can I Repair a Punctured Tire?

February 10th, 2015 by

Having a flat tire doesn’t always mean you have to buy a new tire. In some cases the tire can be repaired for $20 or less and is something you can do yourself. According to the Rubber Manufacturers Association, not all tires can be repaired. The size of the puncture and location play a role…

Is Regular Highway Driving Important for my Vehicle?

January 27th, 2015 by

The Benefits of Highway Driving for your Vehicle We received this question recently, there’s a lot that can come from exploring it a bit. Let’s start off by stating that, generally speaking, highway and city driving are very different activities for your car. There’s a reason why most cars have higher mpg ratings when you’re…

Are There Different Types of Wiper Blades?

January 21st, 2015 by

Wiper blades can easily be overlooked, especially if you live in a climate where it doesn’t rain or snow very often, or at all. According to HowStuffWorks, wiper blades should be replaced every six months to one year. Although this is what many websites and mechanics advise, some wiper blade manufacturers claim their blades can…

How Often Should I Change My Wiper Blades?

January 21st, 2015 by

If you are driving in a snow storm or in heavy rain, you want your wiper blades to work so you have the best visibility while on the road. If your wipers are skipping, streaking, splitting, or squeaking it is time to change wiper blades, according to Rain-X. Typically, a set of wiper blades lasts…

How Can I Prolong the Life of my Wiper Blades?

January 20th, 2015 by

Using wiper blades that streak or skip can further inhibit the visibility through your windshield. In places where it rains and snows you may use your wiper blades a fair amount, but in other climates you may not. According to HowStuffWorks, wiper blades can last anywhere from six months to one year. To help ensure…

How Can I Extend the Life of My Automatic Transmission?

January 13th, 2015 by

Even though you may not be as actively shifting through gears as you would with a manual transmission, drivers with automatic transmissions need to pay attention to their transmission to ensure its longevity. One rule of thumb, according to Transmasters and A Automotive Services, is to have automatic transmission fluid changed every 15,000 miles or…

How Can I Prolong the Life of my Clutch?

January 6th, 2015 by

If you drive a car with a manual transmission it’s only a matter of time before the clutch will need to be replaced. Even though this is its fate, there are ways to prolong clutch life. Select Auto Imports estimates that a clutch can last anywhere between 20,000 and 150,000 miles. That’s a huge span!…

Do I Need a New Clutch? How to Determine it's Time

January 6th, 2015 by

A worn-out clutch is inevitable in a car with a manual transmission. However, its lifespan is dependent on how the car is driven, how hot the climate where you live is, and the type of car that you drive, according to HowStuffWorks. Due to these variables, there is no set length of time that a…

Do I Need to Replace My Water Pump?

January 5th, 2015 by

The water pump plays an important part in keeping your car’s engine cool. “The water pump endures constant use inside an engine and allows the engine to endure the intense heat that internal combustion produces,” according to HowStuffWorks. “When your engine is on, the pump circulates coolant, or antifreeze, in the cylinder head and the…

The Different Types of Brake Pads

December 29th, 2014 by

Brake pads are an important part of a vehicle’s braking system. Disc brakes rely on the caliper, brake pads, and rotor to function correctly. The brake pads sit inside the caliper, and are the part of the system that clamps down on the rotor. Over time, the pads will wear from the friction that is…

Why do My Brakes Squeal? May Be Time for New Brake Pads

December 29th, 2014 by

Squealing brakes can be unsettling for the driver and annoying for fellow motorists. However, brakes squeal can be an indication of an underlying issue. According to HowStuffWorks, some brake noise can be normal, but a squealing noise can be produced from the metal rotor. If that’s the case, there are ways to correct this and…

How Can I Extend the Life of my Car's Battery?

December 22nd, 2014 by

The proper functioning of your car’s battery is critical for your car to successfully start. The battery contributes to the starting of the car’s engine. According to Fox News, car batteries last between two and five years. Many battery warranties last five or six years. There are ways to extend car battery life with regular…

What Affects Car Battery Life?

December 22nd, 2014 by

Car batteries drain with typical use, but are recharged by the alternator as the car is driven. According to eHow there are several factors that contribute to poor car battery life. On average, a car battery lasts between three and five years. Factors that Contribute to Short Car Battery Life Too Many Short Drives Driving…

Signs that You Might Need a New Car Battery

December 22nd, 2014 by

Plenty of us have been in a situation when our cars won’t start. In some of these cases this is due to the battery. The battery is necessary for the car to start because “when you start up a car’s engine, the sole source for the spark that ignites the gasoline and air mixture in…

Why is My Check Engine Light On?

December 11th, 2014 by

If your check engine light is on, you’re not alone. Here at Fisher Service in Boulder, we get quite a few Denver area drivers who bring their car into us with that very same problem. And that means there are probably even more of you out there who aren’t bringing your car in when the…

Do the Additives in Gasoline Help Keep Engines Clean?

December 1st, 2014 by

All of the major gasoline companies advertise that their gasoline has engine-cleaning additives that not only prolong the life of your vehicle’s engine but reduces the pollution that cars produce. Is any brand’s gasoline better because of its gasoline additives? What is the purpose of these additives? In 1973 the Environmental Protection Agency started its…

Which Grade of Gas Should I Use?

November 28th, 2014 by

Which Grade of Gas Do You Use? Premium Gas isn’t Always the Best Option Going to the gas station we have all seen the three different gasoline options and the difference in price that comes with them. The most common, unleaded, is typically the least expensive option. Plus is slightly more expensive and premium is…

4 Ways to Increase the Life of your Tires

November 28th, 2014 by

Easy Ways to Maximize the Life of Your Tires There are many maintenance costs that come into ownership of a vehicle that are unavoidable, but you can limit these expenses by optimizing your many facets of your car. A simple way to start optimizing your vehicle is to check out your tires. Tires are the…

Should you put Nitrogen in your Tires?

November 26th, 2014 by

Nitrogen-Filled Tires Lose Less Pressure Over Time Have you ever noticed green valve-stem caps on new cars’ tires at dealerships? Although the green is a nice touch it is actually to denote that the tires have been filled with nitrogen rather than compressed air. Nitrogen-filled tires provide better fuel-efficiency and don’t lose air as quickly…

What Should You include in a Car Emergency Kit?

November 12th, 2014 by

It’s a good idea to be prepared when the unexpected happens. A tire can go flat, collisions happen, and there is the possibility of getting stranded in extreme weather conditions, so it is a good idea to have a car emergency kit in your vehicle. There are several car emergency kits for sale, especially on…

Is it Necessary to Warm Up your Car's Engine on Cold Days?

November 12th, 2014 by

Do you warm up your car on cold mornings? Many of you will say yes, however several sources say it isn’t necessary. Articles on the CNN Money and Mother Earth News websites advise that warming up your car not only wastes gas but, in the words of one article, “The problem is that letting your…

Is your Car due for a Wheel Alignment?

October 24th, 2014 by

Poor wheel alignment affects fuel efficiency and tire wear. Cars need a wheel realignment due to everyday driving. The wheels can sit at improper angles due to driving on rough roads, bumping into a curb, or as a result of a small accident. Wheel alignments are also typically done when new tires are put on…

Car ?'s- How Do I Know I Need New Tires?

October 3rd, 2014 by

When to Replace Your Tires Given all of the components of your vehicle and all of the wear that they go through, tires probably have one of the hardest and most important jobs. Since they are the only part of your car that actually makes contact with the road, they are completely essential to the…

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What an Alternator Does and When to Replace Yours

September 24th, 2014 by

What is an Alternator? Your car’s battery gets a lot of attention; it’s tested during most maintenance appointments, and blamed during many breakdowns. But behind the battery (not literally) lies an unsung hero; the alternator. Alternators in essence create AC power to recharge the battery through a connection with the engine. Without an alternator a…

Car ?'s – What Happens to the Motor Oil removed from my vehicle?

September 23rd, 2014 by

Is Motor Oil Recycled or Even Recyclable? It may not be the most well known industry, but there is a large industry built around recycling motor oil. There used to be a stigma attached to re-refined motor oil, but that was due to the antiques technologies used in the process that resulted in an inferior…

What is Antifreeze and When Should You Change Your Antifreeze

September 19th, 2014 by

How Your Car Uses Antifreeze With winter fast approaching now is a great time to start thinking about preparing your car for winter. One of the most important things you can check before the temperatures drop is your car’s antifreeze. Think for a moment about the way a traditional combustion engine works, small explosions propel…

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Car ?'s- How Do I Know My Brakes Need Work?

September 15th, 2014 by

  Know Your Vehicle’s Brakes Everyone who drives knows how important a car’s brakes are. Despite that fact, brake pads are one of the most often overlooked parts of a vehicle. They require routine checks to make sure they are in good shape and still able to do their job. Forgetting to keep track of…

Snow Tires; How they Work and Why You Should Have Them

September 12th, 2014 by

Snow Tires Are Worth It It may only be September 12th, but the snow that fell on many areas of Colorado this morning should be a reminder that winter is on the way; it isn’t too soon to start thinking about snow tires. Snow tires make winter driving significantly safer and less stressful. If you…

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When and Why You Should Wax Your Car

September 10th, 2014 by

How Do You Know When to Wax Your Car? If you have waxed your car before you know that it’s a time consuming process, and quite frankly a total pain. Because of this, many car owners never or infrequently wax their vehicles. Car owners often consider waxing their car something to be done only on…

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How to Prevent Automotive Rust

September 5th, 2014 by

Protect your Car from Rust Car rust is unsightly, fast spreading, and difficult to remove; but there are ways to prevent rust and keep your vehicle from depreciating. Rust prevention is especially important in states that utilize salt to melt snow on roads, so take extra care if you will be road tripping through the…

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Car ?'s- Everything About Brake Fluid

August 29th, 2014 by

Brake Fluid in Your Braking System Brake fluid is another often overlooked subject in the area of regular maintenance, mostly because it’s not as publicized as engine oil. Everyone knows that brakes are essential to driving, but may not know that braking is powered by a hydraulic system. Basically, this means that the system is…

When to Change Your Transmission Fluid

August 28th, 2014 by

Do You Need to Change Your Transmission Fluid? The transmission in your vehicle is one of the key components that delivers power to your wheels. Without a functioning transmission, you’re probably not going anywhere except maybe downhill. And if you do find yourself with a broken transmission, repairs costs can soar well above $3,000. Keep…

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Choosing the Correct Octane Fuel For Your Vehicle

August 25th, 2014 by

Putting the Right Octane Fuel In Your Vehicle Ever wonder why there are so many gasoline choices at the pump? You almost always have the choice of regular, mid-grade, or premium; sometimes you are presented with even more options. Each of these options is associated with a different octane rating, do you know what it…

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Car ?'s- Think Twice Before Having Your Oil Changed

August 19th, 2014 by

Oil Change Misconceptions I’m not suggesting that oil changes are not essential to properly maintaining a  vehicle, but I am saying there may be some misconceptions over when an oil change is necessary. An industry standard is looked to by almost the entire driving population, your car needs an oil change every 3,000 miles, right?…

Avoid Auto Repair Scams – Fisher Peace of Mind

August 11th, 2014 by

Have Your Car Serviced By Someone You Trust and Avoid Repair Scams Cars are downright expensive, to buy, to insure, and to maintain. At Fisher, we understand this, and we will never suggest unnecessary maintenance items. Avoid costly repair scams and have your car serviced by a team you trust. What we mean by Auto…

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Car ?'s- Everything About Power Steering Fluid Maintenance

August 7th, 2014 by

What Power Steering Fluid Does Engine oil is well known and people generally are very responsible with their vehicle’s oil changes which is great, unfortunately there are many other fluids that play a role in your vehicle’s operation which are commonly overlooked. One such fluid that fill an important role is power steering fluid. Power…

Five Tips to Increase Fuel Economy

August 5th, 2014 by

Improving Your MPG Means Big Savings Even a moderate increase in fuel economy can save you thousands of dollars in gasoline costs over the lifetime of your car. You can check exactly how much you can save with this calculator, and keep reading to learn how to achieve better fuel economy. Drive at a Moderate Speed…

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5 Often Overlooked Maintenance Items

August 1st, 2014 by

Basic Maintenance Items to Keep Your Car Rolling The Hondas and Kias we sell here at Fisher are remarkably well made and durable vehicles, just check the reviews on J.D Power. So while your car likely won’t need much maintenance to go another 200,000 miles; these tips will help ensure that everything continues to run…

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Car ?'s- How to Check and Maintain Proper Tire Pressure

July 30th, 2014 by

Here’s Fisher Auto‘s guide to how you can check your vehicle’s tire pressure. This is a quick and basic maintenance task that has many benefits. Performing this quick check regularly will yield higher fuel economy for your car, improved performance, a longer life for your tires and a safer ride overall. Here are the steps…

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Our Commitment to Customer Service

July 22nd, 2014 by

When Larry took his car to Firestone for an oil change, they noticed that his brakes needed service. Larry thought having his brakes serviced was a good idea, but did not want to wait the three or so days that it would take for the parts to arrive at Firestone. Instead he made an appointment…

Keeping Your Car Wash Eco-Friendly

July 21st, 2014 by

Keeping Your Car Clean  It’s safe to say that everyone feels better driving a clean car, plus regular washes can extend the life of your vehicle and even improve fuel economy. But did you know that washing your car at home may be one of the most environmentally un-friendly chores that you do? The Problem…

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Car ?'s- How Many Filters are there in my Car?

July 17th, 2014 by

This is a question that comes up all of the time, consumers want to be more familiar with their vehicles and have heard all about filter but want to know what they do and how many there are. Here’s a quick rundown of the filters in your car and what they do. Note, not all…

Do You Know How Old Your Tires Are?

July 14th, 2014 by

Most drivers know that when a tire’s tread wears down to the depth indicator, it’s time to replace the tire. Other drivers are familiar with using a penny as a tool to measure how much tread is left on a tire. Some drivers just do a visual inspection of the tire to look for uneven…

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How often should I rotate and balance my tires?

July 10th, 2014 by

Tire rotation and balancing are part of the basic maintenance of your vehicle’s tires to make sure they maintain traction and wear as evenly as possible. Like all maintenance, there are generally different manufacturer recommendations based on make and model. This will be an overview of the general “rules of thumb” that are accepted universally…

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Car ?’s- What are the Main Brake Components and Maintenance for Them?

July 8th, 2014 by

To get started, let us just say this is an overview of your car’s brake components and maintenance and is not an exhaustive guide but a reference to provide you with a foundation of knowledge about how your car stops. In a basic sense, your vehicles brakes are composed of 5 parts: the master cylinder,…

OEM vs. Aftermarket Parts, Does it Matter?

July 3rd, 2014 by

When it comes time to replace a part on your vehicle, you may be overwhelmed by the number of replacement parts in the market. For example, a google shopping search for a “2012 Honda Civic brake rotor” yields 37 pages of results! To make deciding more complicated, prices range from $14 to over $150, so…

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Car ?’s- Should I be Using Synthetic or Conventional Oil for my Oil Change ?

June 11th, 2014 by

This is more of a situation where you compare pro’s and con’s and then determine your own answer, rather than finding a definitive answer. There are aspects of either oil type that each individual person may perceive completely differently in importance than someone else. To start out the main difference between conventional and synthetic is…

Oil Change Coupon for CO Drivers at Fisher Auto

November 18th, 2011 by

Visit Fisher Auto for Great Automotive Service and Oil Changes in CO For the best automotive care on vehicles from Kia, Toyota, Subaru, and Honda to Mercedes, Lexus, Infiniti, and more, stop by Fisher Auto for all maintenance and repairs. Currently, we are offering an oil change coupon for CO drivers good for any make…

Boulder’s Fisher Auto Helps Ensure That Your Vehicle Meets Emissions Standards

September 28th, 2011 by

How Does Emissions Testing Work? Emissions testing is done in an effort to improve the air quality in and around the Boulder and Denver areas. Automobiles produce harmful pollutants including ozone emissions, which emissions testing aims to reduce. Here at Fisher Auto, we are dedicated not only to providing the best auto service in the…

Fisher Auto Can Help Diagnose and Fix Your Vehicle If the Check Engine Light Is On

September 16th, 2011 by

The Check Engine Light Signals that There Is a Problem With Your Vehicle Have you ever been driving and had your check engine light come on?  If you have, you were probably wondering what could possibly be the problem.  When the check engine light comes on, one or more things could be the culprit.  When…

Fisher Auto Near Westminster Offers Brake Repair Service for the Denver Area

September 14th, 2011 by

Fisher Auto Provides a Wide Variety of Automotive Service At Fisher Auto near Westminster, Colorado, our qualified service technicians and mechanics provide only the highest quality service. We proudly service all make and model vehicles found on the road today. Our team of experts is committed to working hard in order to get your vehicle…

Denver Auto Repair — Ignition System Repair at Fisher Auto in Boulder

September 9th, 2011 by

What Does the Ignition System Do To My Engine? The ignition system of your vehicle makes up some of the core elements of the internal combustion engine.  Its job is to perfectly time the ignition of fuel so that the engine runs as efficiently as possible.  If any of the parts that make up the…

Body Work and More at Fisher Auto Body Collision Center

August 24th, 2011 by

Automotive Services Including Hail Damage Removal, Cracked Windshield Repair, and Paint & Body Work At Westminster-area Fisher Auto, our qualified technicians and mechanics provide only the highest quality service. At Fisher, we understand how much drivers depend on their vehicles, and our team is dedicated to working hard in order to get your vehicle repaired…

DuPont Cromax Pro is Fisher Auto's Paint Shop Pick for Car Paint

August 19th, 2011 by

Need to Paint Your Car? Visit Fisher Auto Body’s Paint Shop At Boulder’s Fisher Auto Body, our qualified body repair technicians provide only the highest quality service.  We understand how much consumers depend on their vehicles, and our team of experts is dedicated to working hard in order to get your vehicle repaired and back…

Meet the Technician at Fisher Auto

August 15th, 2011 by

Meet Nathan Blair – Auto Tech at Fisher Auto This month, Fisher Honda begins a new feature called “Meet the Technician.”  For our first installment, we sit down with Express Tech Nathan Blair for a little question and answer session. How did you get into the auto industry? My uncle has a body shop so…

Service Amenities at Denver-Area Car Service Center

August 11th, 2011 by

Boulder Auto Center Offers Automotive Services and Much More! Waiting for your vehicle to get serviced is boring and inconvenient.  Some vehicle services can take an hour or more, while you have to just sit there wasting time waiting.  But that’s not the case at Fisher Auto in Boulder, Colorado.  Fisher Auto always thinks of…

Free Car Wash Coupon With Auto Repair Services at Fisher Auto

August 9th, 2011 by

Automotive Services at Fisher Auto’s Car Service Center Here at Fisher Auto in Boulder, we provide a wide variety of repair and maintenance services to our customers.  Our skilled, certified mechanics and service technicians have been fully trained to perform any repair or service your vehicle could possibly need, and with every service or repair…

Fisher Auto Body Denver Has the Auto Repair Services You Need and Certified Technicians You Can Trust

August 8th, 2011 by

Denver-Area Fisher Auto Works Hard to Keep Your Vehicle In Working and Reliable Condition At Denver-area Fisher Auto Body, our qualified body repair technicians provide only the highest quality service.  We understand how much consumers depend on their vehicles, and our team of experts are dedicated to working hard in order to get your vehicle…

Tire Wear – How Often To Rotate Tires

July 27th, 2011 by

Automotive Services: Why Rotate Your Tires? When you buy a new vehicle, you have to take care of it to ensure that you get the most out of it. People tend to make simple mistakes that end up leading to expensive repairs down the road. You can get many more years of enjoyment out of…

Repairing Dents at Fisher's Collision Center

July 12th, 2011 by

Dents and Dings? Try Paintless Dent Repair at Fisher Auto Fisher Auto is the Denver area’s number one place for body and paint repairs and service. Our full-service auto body repair shop can repair major collision damage, repaint bumpers, mend cracked windshields, and bring an old paint finish back to life. Fisher Auto can also…

Replace Wiper Blades at Fisher Auto To Stay Safe on the Road

July 5th, 2011 by

When to Replace Wiper Blades? As a trusted auto repair center will tell you, windshield wipers need to be replaced every six to twelve months depending on what kind of weather you’ve been driving in. Why do you have to replace wiper blades at all? Because they’re made of rubber, and rubber doesn’t last forever….

Repair Scratches and Chipped Paint On Your Vehicle

July 5th, 2011 by

How Can I Fix Scratches on My Car? If you drive your car to the mall, grocery store, or any local bar, chances are your car is going to get dinged by the car door next to it or hit by a shopping cart. Do you drive on the highway or gravel roads? Rocks can…

Falling Rocks in Colorado Can Cause Car Damage & Accidents

July 1st, 2011 by

Falling Rocks Can Lead to a Cracked Windshield or Worse Windshield replacement is the #1 insurance claim handled by auto body repair shops in the United States. If you’re going to be driving around on the mountainous roads that Colorado is known for, chances are you may encounter falling rocks that can damage your windshield….

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Your Vehicle's Suspension System

July 1st, 2011 by

The Importance of Replacing Shocks and Struts A knowledgeable auto repair shop will tell you shocks and struts are an important part of your car’s suspension system. They help keep your tires planted firmly and evenly on the ground to give you a smooth ride in the driver’s seat, even if you’re traveling over rough…

Concerned About Window Tint Laws, But Want to Tint Your Car Windows?

June 29th, 2011 by

Windshield Tint in Colorado – Window Tint Laws Explained Do you hate getting into your car after it’s been sitting in the hot summer sun feeling like you’re sitting in a sauna? While the Denver, Colorado area, summer temperatures generally stay in the 70s to 90s, with around 300 sunny days a year. That’s more…

Car Wax and Polish – At Home or at Fisher Auto

June 28th, 2011 by

Keep Your Paint Job Looking Like New; Wax and Polish Your Car Why doesn’t the paint on your relatively new car look as shiny as the day you bought it? Environmental factors that are never going to go away like UV rays, bug splatter, bird droppings, hard water minerals, winter salt and more are attaching…

Need a Brake Change? Visit Boulder's Fisher Auto

June 27th, 2011 by

Squeaking Brakes? It May Be Time To Replace Brake Pads The most common repairs performed at auto service centers are on the brake system, and more specifically, the brake pads. Brake pads erode each time you press the brake whether they are composed of semi-metallic, ceramic, or organic materials. When brake pads wear down too…

Fisher Auto Encourages Checking Tire Tread

June 24th, 2011 by

Concerned About Tire Wear? Ask Washington! At auto repair centers, your tire wear is checked with a tire tread depth gauge. This kind of gauge can detect wear sooner than the naked eye. It is important to check for wear patterns on your tires in order to prevent excessive tread wear or possibly prevent tire…

How Important is a Tune-Up? Ask Fisher Auto

June 21st, 2011 by

What is a Tune-Up? Learn About the Automotive Services Involved A tune-up is preventive maintenance for your car, truck, SUV or crossover. Fisher Auto’s service department believes this is a vital step in keeping your vehicle running well for a long time. Most newer vehicles do not require a tune up until around 100,000 miles….

Timing Belt Maintenance at Fisher Auto Can Save You Thousands of Dollars

June 10th, 2011 by

How Do I Maintain My Car’s Timing Belt? At Fisher Auto, we get a lot of questions concerning service and maintenance for your car. One issue that people ask us about frequently is timing belt maintenance and repair. Your car’s internal combustion engine is a very complicated machine with a lot of small moving parts….

Oil Changes Are the Most Important Service for Your Car

June 10th, 2011 by

How Often to Change Oil  – We Answer This Common Car Question When it comes to auto maintenance and repair, oil changes are the most important part of the regular maintenance you will need to perform in order to keep your engine healthy. When the oil isn’t changed, engine debris will begin to mix with…

Fisher Auto Repair serves Boulder, Denver, Aurora, Westminster, and the surrounding area.

May 30th, 2011 by

Fisher Auto is the Denver, Boulder, Aurora, and Westminster area’s number one place for auto repair and auto body services. For more than 40 years Fisher Auto has been assisting the automotive service needs for vehicle owners in Denver, Boulder, Aurora, Westminster, Longmont, many other cities in the Denver, Colorado area. While Fisher is one…

Fisher Auto Body in Boulder is Your One-Stop-Shop for Auto Body Repair and Vehicle Maintenance

May 26th, 2011 by

For a Free Auto Body Repair or Vehicle Maintenance Estimate, Visit Fisher Auto At Fisher Auto Body, our I-CAR certified technicians provide only the highest in quality service. Our team understands how much consumers depend on their vehicles, therefore, we are dedicated to working hard in order to get your vehicle repaired and back on…

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Auto Repair Boulder-Fisher Auto Introduces New Website for Service

May 17th, 2011 by

Fisher Auto Introduces Auto Repair Boulder – Specialized Service Website At Fisher Auto, we do more than just sell cars.  Fisher Service, located inside Fisher Auto, is a full service and repair center.  Fisher Service offers a wide range of car repairs and service updates including: Lube, Oil & Filter Change Front End Alignment Body…

Why Buy Honda Genuine Parts & Accessories?

May 5th, 2011 by

Genuine Honda Parts, Now & Always at Boulder’s Fisher Honda Honda Genuine Parts and Accessories are designed specifically for your new Honda vehicles, providing a factory color match, factory- installed appearance, and functionality tailored to each individual model. Honda’s Genuine Parts and Accessories are manufactured and tested to the same exacting standards as every other…

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Is Your Collision Center Part of the DuPont Performance Alliance?

April 28th, 2011 by

Fisher Collision Center & the DuPont Performance Alliance You’re probably not aware that the Collision Center at Fisher Auto is a DuPont Performance Alliance shop, or even what that means to you as a consumer. The DuPont Performance Alliance is a group of interdependent collision-repair centers, designed to ensure customer satisfaction through process improvement, performance…

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What is Wheel Alignment & Why is it Important?

April 28th, 2011 by

Automotive Services – Wheel Alignment Proper maintenance of your automobile has many long term and financial benefits, as any trustworthy service department will tell you. Everyone knows that is it important to have routine oil changes, but the benefits of consistent wheel alignments is not as widely known.  As a result, most people fail to…

The Significance and Purpose of CV Boots

April 26th, 2011 by

Automotive Services – CV Boots and Joints Establishing a relationship with a quality auto service center and scheduling routine vehicle inspections and maintenance is an important factor in prolonging the life of your vehicle. If you don’t stay on top of your vehicle repairs, you could end up spending a lot more money on those…

Advantages of a Kia Warranty

April 22nd, 2011 by

Kia 10-Year/100,000-Mile Warranty The Kia Warranty enables you to drive your vehicle confidently, allowing for many extra miles of safe, warranty ensured driving.  The extended protection warranty program gives Kia owners an added safeguard against unexpected service needs and repair bills. The Kia 10-year/100,000-mile warranty program entails various components including a 10-year or 100,000-mile limited…

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NitroFill – Nitrogen in Tires in Boulder, CO

April 8th, 2011 by

You may not be familiar with the NitroFill system, but as a driver during Boulder winters, you’re most likely familiar with the delicate workings of your Tire Pressure Monitoring System. Most drivers know their TPMS tells them when they need to adjust tire pressure, but they may not be aware of why that’s happening.  Cold…

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Auto Windows a Specialty at Boulder Auto Body Shop

March 25th, 2011 by

When you think about vehicle maintenance, auto windows aren’t something that immediately spring to mind.  Even so, your auto glass needs the same kind of care and maintenance that you give the rest of your car, and you can get that care at Fisher Auto Body in Boulder, Colorado. Fisher Auto has the only on-site…

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Auto Body Boulder- Fisher Auto Body Ranks Among the Best in the Community

March 3rd, 2011 by

Boulder Colorado’s best known body shop- Fisher Auto Body is Boulder County’s ONLY full service dealership-based auto body and collision repair center.  Fisher Auto Body Boulder serves all cities in Boulder County. Fisher Auto Body Since 1968 Fisher Auto, known for unparalleled service and customer satisfaction is celebrating their 26 years in the body shop…

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