1. A man refills motor oil on car engine bay. Photo by Tim Mossholder for Unsplash.

    The Essential Guide to Car Fluids

    Most car owners would love to save money on maintenance and repairs. But unless you’ve worked as a mechanic or have an affinity for fixing up cars, chances are you don’t know how. The good news is that anyone can dramatically cut back on car maintenance expenses and avoid costly repairs by monit…Read More

  2. Fun Car Facts

    Here at Fort Collins Foreign Car Service, we provide auto repair in Fort Collins. Nowadays, cars are much more than a luxury; they are a necessity for all kinds of things, including getting to work, feeding the family, and meeting friends. Because they are so important and integrated into our daily …Read More

  3. 4×4 Maintenance Tips

    Have you been overtaken by the allure of off-roading culture? There's a wide world to explore, but to do it right, you'll have to ensure that your vehicle stays in optimal condition — "good" doesn't cut it for this type of extreme vehicular recreation. This is because many of the physical stresses…Read More

  4. Your Brakes Can Save Your Life—Show Them Some Love

    When you’re driving in any city in Colorado, you have to press a lot on both your gas and your brakes—the stop and go routine is simply part of suburban life. But how much do you really pay attention to what those two little pedals do and how important they are? After all, they perform the major…Read More

  5. The Foreign Car Routine Maintenance Myth

    A lot of people shy away from foreign cars based on the assumption that these cars are more expensive to maintain. This is not the case in most instances, and, in fact, some foreign cars are less expensive to maintain that their domestic counterparts. How can this be the truth? Here’s a closer loo…Read More

  6. Google’s Newest Self-Driving Car

    Routine car maintenance is important no matter what kind of car you drive, but it might be even more important for a car that drives itself. Google has already announced a self driving car in the past, but now the company has come out with a newer version that’s smaller and relies on humans even l…Read More

  7. How to Find a Good Car Mechanic

    When it comes to auto repair, it’s not easy to find a mechanic that you can trust. Since you have probably spent a lot of money on your car (and use it to get from point A to point B), it’s important to find a mechanic that’s trustworthy but also reliable. There’s nothing worse than being st…Read More

  8. Simple Ways to Check Your Car’s Fluids

    A large part of taking care of a car has to do with preventative maintenance. The more that you maintain your car (before there’s a big problem), the longer your car will stay running smoothly and in good shape. One of the easiest things that you can do to ensure that your car runs without a probl…Read More

  9. What Should Routine Maintenance Include?

    We talk a lot about routine maintenance on this blog, but what does that actually mean? Are there some things that you should do for routine maintenance regularly? If so, how often? Does it depend on the kind of car that you have? All of these questions are important, and we’re setting out to addr…Read More

  10. Why It’s Important to Wash Salt from Your Brakes

    Here in Colorado, we get some tough winters. That means that most of our roads are covered in salt from late November to late March. While salt can prevent accidents by making ice less slippery, there’s a bad side to salt too. The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) has foun…Read More

  11. When to Repair Your Brakes

    How do you know when your brakes need to be replaced? Are there any signs that you can look for without heading to the garage right away? Driving a car that doesn’t have reliable brakes is a bad thing (it can mean a collision or other accident), but thankfully you can easily tell when your brakes …Read More