What do stabilizer links do in your vehicle?

By blogsadmin | Posted in FAQs, Tips & Tricks on Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 at 3:37 PM
Closeup view of used vehicle sway bar and stabilizer links

Functions and operation of vehicle stabilizer links 

One of the most overlooked parts of driving is your steering column, and if you’ve ever taken a tight turn or had to swerve out of the way of bad traffic, it’s a safe bet that you’ve thanked your lucky stars that your vehicle is still working properly. A big part of your steering system is your vehicle’s stabilizer links, also known as sway bars. Today we’ll show you their functions and operation, as well as what you should do if you start noticing them wearing out. Read the rest of this entry »

Where can I go golfing in Western Colorado?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Local Events on Friday, June 15th, 2018 at 3:43 PM
White golf ball on lip of hole on green

Best golf courses in Grand Junction CO 

When you and your friends are itching to dust off the drivers and irons and hit the links, equally as important as course upkeep is the scenery you have as your backdrop. Luckily, there’s no shortage of gorgeous nature here in Western Colorado, which makes each round more beautiful than the last every time you step in the box. Grab your clubs and hit up some of the best golf courses in Grand Junction CO; we’re sure you’ll have a great time!  Read the rest of this entry »

Why is there a knocking sound coming from my vehicle’s suspension?

By blogsadmin | Posted in FAQs on Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 at 4:51 PM
Closeup image of lifted SUV with suspension showing

As time marches on, so does your vehicle, and it can quickly find itself with a suspension system that is prone to wear out faster than usual. If you’ve ever been driving and noticed odd knocking or squeaking sounds coming from the front of your car, this could be a sign of something much more serious on the horizon. Fear not; here at Carville’s Auto Mart, we’ve compiled a list of all the probable causes for your model to start knocking or squeaking, as well as how to get the problem remedied!  Read the rest of this entry »

Fourth of July 2018 Fireworks and Events in Grand Junction CO

By blogsadmin | Posted in Local Events on Monday, June 11th, 2018 at 3:10 PM
American flag banner with "Happy 4th of July" written in center

Over the last 242 years, the United States has transformed from an idea in the minds of anti-British rebels into a hotbed for multiculturalism and advancement across the board. That’s why Independence Day is so important to us all; it’s a time to celebrate the opportunities we have to grow and develop in one of the best countries in the world. With that, join our Carville’s Auto Mart team at some great and fun Fourth of July 2018 Fireworks and Events in Grand Junction CO!   Read the rest of this entry »

Why is a vehicle’s fuel efficiency better on the highway?

By blogsadmin | Posted in FAQs on Friday, June 8th, 2018 at 7:48 PM
Two Toyota Camry models driving on highway road

When you’re heading off for those long trips, it’s always nice to have an efficient and durable used vehicle in your corner. Not only can a high-quality model provide you with high levels of performance and versatility, but you’ll also find that the further you travel and with more highway miles you rack up, you’ll see your fuel economy become greater as well. But why is that? Why is a vehicle’s fuel efficiency better on the highway? We’ll show you today at Carville’s Auto Mart; you might be surprised! Read the rest of this entry »

What temperature will your engine start to overheat at?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Tips & Tricks on Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 at 1:04 PM
Man looking under hood of car at overheating engine

Though you certainly can’t beat the feeling of having a reliable used car guiding you along the road, over time, it becomes important to keep tabs on your engine. With enough wear and tear, your motor could start to run hotter than normal, which can come with a few major hazards. If you have a temperature gauge inside your vehicle, you might be wondering: “What temperature will your engine start to overheat at?” Today we’ll show you, so you know when it’s time to get help!  Read the rest of this entry »

Who is playing at Country Jam USA 2018?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Local Events on Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018 at 7:38 PM
Isolated image of guitar playing at festival

Country Jam USA Lineup and Festival Details 

One of the most rewarding things about living on Colorado’s Western Slope is seeing the entire community come together every June in celebration of life, beautiful weather, and great music to boot. We’re of course talking about Country Jam USA, being held in a few short weeks right here in our own backyard. We’ve got some information to pass along to you regarding the lineup and some further event details, so grab your dancing shoes (or boots) and enjoy!  Read the rest of this entry »

What credit score should you have to finance a used car?

By blogsadmin | Posted in FAQs on Thursday, May 17th, 2018 at 1:03 PM
Credit score interface ranging from Poor to Excellent

Like it or not, in today’s automotive landscape, we tend to take the ownership and purchasing of a new or used vehicle for granted most of the time. It’s easy to do so when you have a financial situation that is healthy, but much more difficult when your backing isn’t where you’d like for it to be. For this reason, we get a lot of questions such as “What credit score should you have to finance a used car?” We’ll take you through them today!   Read the rest of this entry »

Memorial Day Weekend 2018 Events in Grand Junction CO

By blogsadmin | Posted in Local Events on Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 at 3:36 PM
American military members holding flags and walking in Memorial Day parade

If we’re being honest, it’s a little unbelievable that we’re already in the middle of May. The years really do start coming and they don’t stop coming, don’t they? Memorial Day Weekend is right around the corner, and not only is it a time for us all as Americans to commemorate our men and women in uniform, but it’s also a ceremonial start to the summer season. There are plenty of Memorial Day Weekend 2018 Events in Grand Junction CO for you all to enjoy, so come see what’s going on!  Read the rest of this entry »

What are the benefits of having an infotainment system in your used vehicle?

By blogsadmin | Posted in FAQs on Tuesday, May 8th, 2018 at 12:29 PM
Finger touching smartphone GPS system mounted in used vehicle

Used vehicles routinely make up a large part of automotive sales year after year, due in large part to the discounted prices you can expect, but also because as innovation continues to advance, you can still expect to get some high-tech amenities in your car no matter which model year is on its badge. If you need to keep connected on the drive like us, you might be wondering: “What are the benefits of having an infotainment system in your used vehicle?” There are plenty of ways you can put a quality infotainment system to use, and we’ll show you some of our favorites today! Read the rest of this entry »