Frequently Asked Auto News & Tips

Here’s where we tell you our secrets for keeping your car running smoothly.

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Colorado Emissions Testing – What To Do When You Fail

Emissions testing standards are getting tougher and tougher. We have seen a lot of vehicles recently fail for NOX due to this. At Japanese Auto Service, Wheat Ridge, we have one of the best technicians in the industry to diagnose problems related to emissions...

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Buying A Used Car

In the market for a used car? Buyer beware! Used cars can be a great option for people looking for a nice vehicle at an economical price. However, there are a few steps to follow to ensure that you get a reliable and satisfactory vehicle. Watch out for curbstoners A...

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What to do when your check engine light comes on

Don't Panic! If your vehicle is 1996 or newer, you can give us a call and we can give you a time to swing by so we can perform a quick check of what code(s) are stored and clear the codes if necessary. There are thousands of reasons a check engine light can come on so...

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Storing Your Vehicle

Many times over the years, we at Japanese Auto Service are asked what steps should be taken to properly store a vehicle for a long period of time. Just within the last week I have been asked twice so I have decided to write the proper steps for storing a vehicle and...

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Hints for Winterizing Your Vehicle

Winter comes fast in the Rockies. One day, it's 85 degrees; the next day, we're having a blizzard!  Make sure your car is ready for winter and bring it in to Japanese Auto Service. Winter inspections include: computerized battery test coolant test / freeze protection...

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