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  1. Your Fort Collins Auto Shop And Car Safety

    New years Eve is a world wide party night. Its a night of celebration, of dropping balls and fireworks. Many pubs and clubs do some of their best businesses on New Years Eve. Meeting friends to ring in the new year, and bid farewell to 2014 is a celebratory tradition. Unfortunately, it is also a night whose celebrations too often result in deadly car accidents and other alcohol related tragedies. …Read More

  2. Why Mechanics No Longer Do Automotive Tune Ups

    Mechanics in Fort Collins don’t do tune ups anymore because modern cars are so computerized, that the many adjustments and tweaks that comprised the majority of an auto tune up are simply not necessary. Valves don’t need adjusting, ignition timing on modern cars is regulated and controlled by your cars computer, and, there are no more carburetors to tweak. Your modern car is actually very good…Read More

  3. Safe Driving Tips From Your Car Service in Fort Collins

    Driving is never guaranteed to be completely safe and accident free. Your local auto shop would go out of business if none of us ever had accidents! Year round, we all need to remember that we are putting ourselves in a large piece of metal that is traveling at high velocity. Should we hit another driver, or should another driver hit us, if we skid and roll due to black ice, or even if we are in a…Read More

  4. The History of Drunk Driving

    It was inevitable. Once the first motorized carriages rolled out onto the streets, people were going to use them to not only get across town, but to go pick up a bottle or drive over to the pub and have a few pints. Almost as soon as people started drinking, everyone in their path was facing the hazard of a potentially drunk driver. The first Drunk driving arrest occurred in London in 1897. Twenty…Read More

  5. Keep Your Teens Safe With The Guardian Interlock System

    It's almost that time of year again: winter break. Your teen is home for a week or two from school, with nothing better to do than visit friends and stay out later at night. Though they say they're just going to the movies, how do you know that's the case? You might trust your teen completely, but know that there's a high risk of your teen drinking this holiday season. In fact, Mothers Against Dru…Read More

  6. Adoption Of Ignition Interlock Devices Continues To Increase

    At Fort Collins Foreign Car Service, we provide a number of car repair and maintenance services, but we are also a certified installer of alcohol monitor devices called ignition interlocks. These devices have been catching on like wildfire ever since it was demonstrated that they can be used to reliably prevent convicted drunken drivers from continuing to operate a motor vehicle under the influenc…Read More

  7. Increased DUI Violations Lead Lawmakers To Push For Harder Punishments, More Ignition Interlock Adoption

    There isn’t much that is more tragic than when a drunken driver takes his or her own life behind the wheel, or worse, kills another innocent driver on the road. Unfortunately, DUI offenses are on the rise across America and that has led law enforcement and politicians to ramp up punishments for one of the most common violations in the country. Law enforcement across the country are ramping up ef…Read More

  8. Ignition Interlock System Thwarts Would-Be Shoplifter

    It seems that ignition interlock devices can be useful for more than just preventing drunken driving. They also might be able to stop shoplifters? Well, actually that is exactly what happened when a Connecticut man tried to escape from his pursuers after running off with some clothing and other merchandise from a TJ Maxx store (nice choice for a mark, right?) The man, Levar Fulgham, attempted to e…Read More

  9. Tennessee Mandates Ignition Interlock Devices For First Time DUI Offenders

    Tennessee has just adopted legislation which would make it the first state in the country to mandate ignition interlock devices be installed in the vehicles of all DUI offenders, even first-time offenders. The alcohol monitor devices are able to detect when a driver is intoxicated and prevent the car from starting, thus making the streets safer for all the drivers on the road by keeping drunk driv…Read More

  10. If Someone Asks You To Breathe Into An Interlock Device, Don’t!

    A Connecticut man has been charged with avoidance of an interlock device, after he was caught trying to enlist passersby at a local marina to help him start his vehicle by blowing into his ignition interlock device. Obviously, the man had been drinking and was not able to blow into the device himself in order to get his vehicle started and pull his boat from the water. This kind of situation illus…Read More

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