Yearly Archives: 2021

Is a Cooling System Flush Necessary for My Car?

Is a Cooling System Flush Necessary for My Car?

An overheated car is the most common reason for vehicle breakdowns and engine damage by far. Your vehicle has probably been through a lot this summer, which is why we suggest you come in for a cooling system flush. This type of service is a vital maintenance step to keep your engine running seamlessly, no matter what kind of day it is. Regularly changing out your coolant or anti-freeze can make a big difference in preventing larger problems for your cooling system in the future!   What Even Is the Cooling System? The cooling system is comprised of various parts that help stabilize your engine temperature. The engine runs at high temperatures, so the cooling system aids in heating it, but it also helps to maintain a stable, constant temperature without overheating as it runs. The system does this by moving heat into the air with the help of coolant and its other components. In most automobiles, the cooling system works by circulating fluid through parts, like the radiator and p ... read more

Do My Shocks Need Replacement?

Do My Shocks Need Replacement?

While many drivers associate shock absorbers with comfortability, they also play a crucial role in your car's handling, braking, and general safety. In fact, your shocks can also affect your fuel economy and performance. Since your shocks and struts play such a prominent role in how your motor vehicle operates, it's even more helpful to be able to tell if your shocks are going bad. Our professional team at Rocky Mountain Tire & Auto has the experience to diagnose and replace your struts and shocks whenever you need them. We've compiled this list of symptoms that may indicate you need suspension repair:    Common Signs of Shock Problems All vehicles will eventually require strut and shock replacement over time. Ultimately, your springs start to dip, and your shock absorbers begin to leak. When this happens, there will be unevenness in the front or back of your vehicle.  Worn shocks can affect wheel angle and camber, leading to premature tire wear that ... read more