Welcome to the Specialized Preferred Auto Blog: Getting Your Import Vehicle Ready for Winter

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Welcome to the Specialized Preferred Auto Blog: Getting Your Import Vehicle Ready for Winter

Welcome to Specialized Preferred Auto, your one-stop shop for German car maintenance and repair in Englewood, CO, located conveniently close to Denver. We fix a variety of German model vehicles including Audi, BMW, Mercedes, VW, Mini Cooper, Porsche, and all Subaru models. In this first blog, we’ll explain how to get your import vehicle ready for winter driving and tell you more about the services we offer.

Winter can take its toll on your car between the cold weather, precipitation, and stop-and-go traffic. If you haven’t had your car serviced since the summer weather passed – it’s time. The last thing you want is a breakdown on a frigid Colorado night. By providing periodic maintenance, you lower the odds of mechanical failure, so your vehicle will last longer and also bring in a higher resale price when the time comes. Follow these tips to keep your car running smoothly all winter long.

Have a Technician Check Your Heater

Poorly operating heating and air systems are likely to fail in frigid cold weather – just when you need them the most. While you can keep the air clean by regularly replacing cabin air filters on your own using the owner’s manual, the system should also be checked by a qualified technician to make sure the hot air will last all winter – keeping you cozy in your ride!

Keep an Eye on Engine Performance

You can replace air, oil, fuel, PCV and other filters on your own based on dusty and grimy road conditions. However, engine drivability issues should be attended to by experts in German car repair in Denver. These issues include but aren’t limited to rough idling, stalling, hard starts and diminished power. Get them corrected as soon as possible to avoid breakdowns.

Inspect Your Lights

Winter is a great time to inspect all the lights and bulbs in your vehicle. Replace any that have burned out and clean dirt and insects from the lenses using a wet rag. Dry rags can cause scratching. It might be time to have a pro replace your headlights, too. Better headlights can increase your distance visibility, making night-time driving safer.

The professionals at Specialized Preferred Auto German car repair in Denver offer these services and more. Come to us for:

  • Cooling systems service
  • Timing belt replacement
  • Factory maintenance service
  • Brakes service and maintenance
  • Suspension, shocks, struts service/replacement
  • Engine diagnostics
  • Clutch repair / replacement
  • Batteries and charging systems service
  • Head gasket replacement
  • Axle & driveshaft service
  • Air conditioning maintenance and repair
  • Belts and hoses replacement
  • Transmission repair and maintenance
  • Engine swaps
  • Rebuilt engines

By taking good care of your German import through regular maintenance and repair, it should get you through the harsh winter months without issue. If and when you do have trouble, think of us at Specialized Preferred Auto for your repair needs.

Contact us today for all of your car repair needs in Denver!