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What Does a Muffler Do?

Your vehicle's exhaust system is far more complex than just the muffler at the back of your car. It consists of various pipes and gaskets that help propel the dangerous fumes from the engine out of the vehicle. Failure to get rid of those gases could be deadly if they are stored and breathed in by anyone in the car.

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What to Pack in Your Winter Car Emergency Kit

In Colorado, winter is one of our favorite season (skiing) but the storms can be brutal. We've seen it before, driving through the Rockies for a fun weekend of skiing and all a sudden an avalanche covers the highway and cars. If you plan to drive in any snowy or hazardous weather, make sure to pack a winter car emergency kit, which you can store in your trunk or on your backseat. Here’s what you’ll need:

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Instructions for Replacing a Flat Tire

We know that you want a flat tire about as much as you want a spare hole in your head. Here's what to do when you encounter a flat.

Always change tires on pavement that is a safe distance from traffic. If a flat occurs during a drive, do not stop in a moving-traffic lane. Next, turn off your car, apply the parking brake and chock a tire opposite of the flat. Grab your spare tire, tools and jack. Before you raise your vehicle, loosen the wheel's lug nuts with your lug wrench. With the car raised, remove…

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Motor Oil Myths You Have Been Told

There are myths that are spread about various parts of a vehicle and its components. If you have heard some things about motor oil and you do not know if they are true or not, we are here to help you out.

If you have heard that you for sure have to change your oil every 3000 miles, that may not be true. That can vary based on the vehicle that you own and also the type of product used in it. If you have heard that you can never use conventional oil again after using synthetic, that is not…

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Safe Towing Practices

Nothing says summer quite like enjoying it from a boat. If you’ve decided to add one to your summer kit, it’s recommended to take a few preliminary steps to ensure safe travels. The first is to determine if your vehicle can handle the extra weight. You will find that information in the owner’s manual.

Check the manufacturer’s specific guidelines for loaded and tongue weight capacities. You will also need a tow hitch that’s designed to fit your vehicle’s bumper and is appropriately attached. From there, move on to trailer inspection. Don’t overlook the…

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The Basics of Hydroplaning


Hydroplaning occurs when your vehicle loses traction and begins to slide because of wet conditions. While hydroplaning can't always be avoided, there are ways to minimize how often your car loses traction when driving. If you have noticed that your car tends to slip in rainy conditions, it's time to visit Transwest Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram to have your vehicle checked out for safety.

Poor tires are a main cause of hydroplaning. When your tires don't have enough tread, they are not able to grip the road. If your tires don't have enough air in them…
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Why You Should Consider Exhaust Service

As you set out to explore Limon, CO this weekend, take a look around you. Perhaps you'll see someone on the road with a muffler hanging down low. You may wonder how that thing is even staying on and how that person can possibly not know that their muffler is in need of repair. Chances are they are well aware of the fact that their muffler is in disarray, but aren't concerned with immediately getting it fixed because their car is still running.

We here at Transwest Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram encourage you to stop in as soon…

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Is it Time to Consider Suspension Service?

Your car can do a lot of things, and handling the road you travel on and ensuring your safety while doing so are two of the most important things you need to expect from your vehicle. These things are completed by your suspension.

Your suspension refers to a number of parts, such as your tires, your tire pressure, your shock absorbers, your springs and all of the parts that adjoin these different parts. All of these things need proper, routine maintenance in order to keep your vehicle structurally intact and to keep your vehicle efficient and safe. 

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