Thanksgiving Events near Grand Junction CO for 2017

By blogsadmin | Posted in Local Events on Thursday, November 16th, 2017 at 4:49 PM
Thanksgiving parade on busy city street with people lined up to celebrate on sidewalk

Here on Colorado’s Western Slope, there’s no shortage of fun and excitement to be had no matter what kind of activities you’re into. With the upcoming holiday season (finally!) upon us, all the amazing happenings in our local area are amplified, meaning that there are so many awesome Thanksgiving Events near Grand Junction CO for 2017 to take part in. Once you’ve said grace and gathered around the table with your friends and family, head out and ensure that the good times keep rolling!  Read the rest of this entry »

How is synthetic oil better than conventional oil?

By blogsadmin | Posted in FAQs on Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 at 4:11 PM
Line of Motorcraft full synthetic oil bottles lined up on table in mechanic's shop

Benefits of using synthetic oil in your used vehicle 

As we’re sure you already know, your engine is only able to run at peak efficiency and performance when you have the right type of oil inside. There are plenty of fantastic oil manufacturers out there today, including Quaker State, Pennzoil, Mobil and more, and they each offer synthetic and conventional lubrication for your specific make and model. Throughout recent years, however, many consumers have switched to this new type of oil, and for a good reason. There are plenty of benefits of using synthetic oil in your used vehicle, and we’ll tell you all about them today!  Read the rest of this entry »

What’s going on for Veteran’s Day on the Western Slope?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Local Events on Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 at 2:57 PM
American flag backdrop with "Happy Veteran's Day!" written on white surface

Veteran’s Day Weekend Events in Grand Junction CO for 2017

November is historically a time to remember all that we have to be thankful for, both in our personal lives and in the sacrifices of others. Though we know you’re all getting excited for the Thanksgiving festivities, Veteran’s Day can’t be overstated either. Not only is it a time for remembrance of all those who have given so much for our great country, it’s also a time to celebrate the freedoms that we’re granted on a daily basis because of our brave servicemen and women. We invite you to join us at some awesome Veteran’s Day Weekend Events in Grand Junction CO for 2017! Read the rest of this entry »

What to look for when you test drive a used car

By blogsadmin | Posted in FAQs, Tips & Tricks on Friday, November 3rd, 2017 at 7:55 PM
Bearded man being handed the keys to a used vehicle

Today’s automotive landscape is conducive to finding the perfect vehicle for your needs. No matter what kind of drive styles or daily goings-on you subscribe to, you’re sure to find the right model whether it’s a crossover, SUV, pickup, sedan or hatchback. Here at Carville’s Auto Mart, we know that the best way to know which car best suits you is by getting behind the wheel for a test drive. There are a few things you should be on the lookout for when you step inside, however, and we’ll tell you about them today!  Read the rest of this entry »

How can I tell that my transmission is wearing out?

By blogsadmin | Posted in FAQs, Tips & Tricks on Friday, October 27th, 2017 at 3:10 PM
Manual transmission and gear shifter

Common signs your transmission system is going bad  

As any seasoned driver will attest to, over time your vehicle, through normal wear and tear, will start to see its performance diminish and become less reliable than it used to be. An essential component of your car’s operation is its transmission system, which is relied upon to change gears smoothly and get you up to speed quickly on the pavement. It’s not immortal though, so today we invite you to join our Carville’s Auto Mart team as we take a look at some common signs your transmission system is going bad. This way, you can be prepared if you start to notice something weird happening underneath the cabin!  Read the rest of this entry »

How to prevent a collision on the road

By blogsadmin | Posted in FAQs, Tips & Tricks on Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 at 10:30 AM
Alert and safe driving

Holiday driving and rush hour during changing seasons can cause a lot of strange behavior as you travel down the roads. Since everyone is in a hurry and conditions could be inclement, it’s important to be aware as ever to steer clear of potential damage. Today, join our Carville’s Auto Mart team as we give you some helpful tips on how to prevent a collision on the road. Be safe out there! Read the rest of this entry »

When should you replace your vehicle’s tires?

By blogsadmin | Posted in FAQs on Monday, October 23rd, 2017 at 2:30 PM
When do you need to replace your vehicle's tires

Now that the summer weather has subsided and we’re ready to handle the harsher conditions that late fall and winter bring, it’s an ideal time to start thinking about your tires. We depend on our vehicles to provide us with hard-hitting and relentless performance, but they’re only able to run at optimal efficiency when your four friends are properly inflated and able to handle the elements. So, if you’ve ever wondered “When should you replace your vehicle’s tires?” we have your answer today!  Read the rest of this entry »

Most common ways that cops can tell you’re texting and driving

By blogsadmin | Posted in FAQs on Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 at 8:31 PM
Most common ways that cops can tell you're texting and driving

Despite what your friends have probably told you, nobody’s an expert at driving while distracted. Though we’re all guilty of texting and driving from time to time, it still presents some serious danger when you’re behind the wheel. To help with this the next time you head out, we’ll show you some of the most common ways that cops can tell you’re texting and driving; this way, you can be more careful out there!  Read the rest of this entry »

How to calculate your used vehicle’s fuel economy

By blogsadmin | Posted in FAQs on Thursday, October 12th, 2017 at 6:41 PM
How to calculate your used vehicle's fuel economy

If you’re looking for a vehicle to serve as the perfect companion for your road trips and daily commutes, you’ve no doubt taken a look at how efficient your desired models are. Here at Carville’s Auto Mart, we offer a healthy selection of cars that can achieve greater than 30 highway miles per gallon, and we also have an easy method to share with you about how to calculate your used vehicle’s fuel economy for yourself. Check it out the next time you fill up at the pump! Read the rest of this entry »

Difference between light-duty and heavy-duty trucks

By blogsadmin | Posted in Trucks on Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017 at 4:14 PM
Difference between light-duty and heavy-duty trucks

For the last few decades, pickup trucks have skyrocketed in popularity amongst all kinds of American consumers. Bringing excellent power and durability to the table, trucks exhibit an undying willingness to get the job done, no matter what the situation calls for. However, many drivers today are unaware of the difference between light-duty and heavy-duty trucks; we’ll tell you all about these two monster lines today at Carville’s Auto Mart!  Read the rest of this entry »