Fort Collins Auto Repair


Why You Shouldn't Eat While You Drive

Road trips are a great way to pass the time now that we’re restricted from doing too much else. And if you don’t pack enough snacks for you and your passengers, you’ll be tempted to get something fast & quick while commuting. Before you pull over for that double bacon cheeseburger, consider the dangers of distracted driving before you take a bite out of that five-dollar burger. It may be worth taking additional time to pull over to eat during your next trip.  Eating while driving causes three types of distracted driving: physical, cognitive, and visual. Physical distractions are any distraction that causes the driver to remove their hands from the steering wheel. One example of this would be holding a taco in one hand while steering. A cognitive distraction is when a driver’s attention is divided between the road and anything else. Visual distractions take the driver’s eyes off the road. Most people struggle to eat without looking at their food ... read more

The Perfect Gift for Father's Day

Father’s day is that special time of year dedicated to celebrating the amazing father figures in your life. If your dad is a car lover, you’re in luck. 2020 has a variety of gift options that’ll make him forget you got him a pair of socks and a coffee mug the year before. Allow this list to inspire you to make this year’s gift one that your car enthusiast will always remember:   A throne that’s fit for a king  Custom seat covers for his car are a great way to protect his investment and spruce things up. From plush to genuine leather, there are multiple options to choose from that can fit different preferences.   24/7 Dash Camera There are dash cameras that provide 24/7 video surveillance that can capture his fun and spontaneous moments during road trips. Dash cameras also provide the essential benefit of capturing footage from an accident or break-in. This benefit alone is an incredibly invaluable asset because it gives police and insu ... read more

Tips for Out of State Road Trips

Tips for Out of State Road Trips

The summer months are the perfect time for road trips, especially when the kids are out of school and the weather is warm. If you’re planning a road trip that travels out of state, we recommend doing research before you embark to ensure that you’re ready for your travels.  When traveling out of state for a road trip, be sure to research the state or states that you will be traveling to or through. A good thing to be familiar with are state traffic laws, which can greatly differ between states. This will ensure that you’re able to drive safely and obey the law on your journey.  It is also a good idea to research the weather and climate of your destination. This will allow you to be more prepared for a certain weather conditions, such as rain. You’ll be able to pack clothing more efficiently and ensure that you have the right belongings to accommodate different weather if needed.  Another good thing to look up before your road trip is your exact ... read more

What are the Symptoms of Bad Brakes?

Brakes are very important when it comes to accurately slowing and stopping our vehicles on the road and protecting our safety. An issue with your vehicle’s brakes can sometimes start small and gradually get worse over time, which is why it is important to have a brake inspection performed as soon as you notice an issue. If you ever notice a problem with your brakes, it is important to have your vehicle looked at by one of our experts here at ASR Auomotive as soon as possible. Ignoring a small issue can turn into a larger one, that could eventually lead to brake failure on the road - which no driver wants to experience.  Brake problems can manifest in many different ways, whether you notice a lack in performance or are suddenly experiencing a strange vibration while braking. Brake problems can stem from a number of different components, including brake pads or shoes, brake rotors, brake lines, and much more.  Any of the following symptoms can indicate an iss ... read more

How ASR Automotive is Responding to the COVID-19 Outbreak

How ASR Automotive is Responding to the COVID-19 Outbreak

ASR Automotive is open for business and is taking extra measures to assure your health and safety! We understand the impact that the spread of COVID-19 has had on our nation. The virus has not stopped, and it is up to all us to do our part to prevent the further spread of COVID-19.  Auto repair and service is essential to the every day lives of our community, because you rely on your vehicle to get to work or to the store to get supplies during this critical time. While we are remaining open, we have taken important measures to ensure that you get the auto care you need while also doing our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Here is how we are responding at ASR Automotive:  We Are Offering No Contact Service: Leave your keys in our drop box, view the service estimate on your phone, pay by text and pick up your keys from our secure key lockers outside our office!    Financing Options Are Available Through Car Care One. See Shop For Details. &nbs ... read more

What is a Wheel Bearing Replacement?

The wheel bearings are the components of your vehicle that support the front and rear axles of your suspension system. They also help support the entire weight of your car, so you can understand just how much pressure the bearings undergo daily. These parts are made with extremely tough steel to withstand the weight of your vehicle, but can fail after a heavy amount of mileage.  If the wheel bearing has started to fail, it may be at risk of seizing or breaking completely. If this happens while your vehicle is moving, you could experience loss of control of your vehicle. This is why it is some important to have your vehicle inspected at our shop if you suspect that you have a wheel bearing issue. Here are some of the most common symptoms that can suggest that you need a wheel bearing replacement: You hear a growling or grinding noise coming from the wheels. This is typically a very characteristic growling noise that tends to get worse as the bearing's wear prog ... read more

The Dos and Don'ts of Washing Your Own Car

If you own a home or have a driveway, you may have the luxury of being able to wash your own car. If you live in an apartment or condo building, you may not have the ability to do so. So if you do, take advantage of the opportunity!  Keeping your car clean is important for a number of different reasons. First, it helps to protect the overall integrity of your vehicle and ensure that it has maximum resell value in the future. Second, it also helps you and your passengers feel more comfortable on the road. Third, clean windows and windshield are vital to be able to see the road clearly at all angles.  While it may be tempting to grab a hose and go at it, there are certain things you want to avoid when washing your own car that can comprise its overall integrity. Here are the dos and don'ts of washing your own vehicle:  Don't use an old shirt or rag to do the washing. A microfiber cloth or specially made cloth for vehicles is recommended because it won't caus ... read more

We are part of the Technet network!

We are part of the Technet network!

What is Technet? When you chose a shop that was selected to be a TECHNET Professional Automotive Service®center, you're covered by a 36,000 mile, 36 month Nationwide Warranty. We are excited to be apart Technet. Technet allows us to give our customers piece of mind warranty and provide complimentary roadside assistance. Complimentary roadside assistance is made available to every customer who spends $25 or more. It Covers up to 2 occurrences within a 365 day period. The program will reimburse up to $75 per occurrences for the following services: Towing Battery Jump Start Emergency Fuel Delivery Lock Out Aid We just wanted to share that with everyone. Look for our next post we want use this space to help people know what we are all about


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