Is it safe to get a car wash in cold weather?

By blogsadmin | Posted in FAQs on Monday, January 15th, 2018 at 2:19 PM
Blue vehicle getting sprayed down with water in daytime

As we all know, snowy and icy roads can spell trouble for your used vehicle if you aren’t careful. Besides the standard hazards of slipping and losing traction, the cosmetics of your car can also encounter some problems. Salt buildup and muddy snow can often lead you to want to give your vehicle a shower, but in the past, you’ve probably asked yourself “Is it safe to get a car wash in cold weather?” We’ve got your answer today!  Read the rest of this entry »

How cold is too cold for your used vehicle?

By blogsadmin | Posted in FAQs on Tuesday, January 9th, 2018 at 4:29 PM
Used car side mirror and window covered in ice

Temperatures where your vehicle’s performance can diminish 

Because of the tremendous amount of fun that the Grand Junction area provides in the winter, be it skiing, sledding, snowboarding or pond hockey, there’s no doubt that you’ll want to get out and start adventuring while the ground is still white. However, there are still hazards that lie beyond the beauty, and there are temperatures where your vehicle’s performance can diminish if they dip below. We’ll show you them today so you can be prepared!  Read the rest of this entry »

Where can I go to work out in Grand Junction CO?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Local Events on Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018 at 6:04 PM
Man and woman doing planks in a garage gym with dumbbell exercises

Top Four Gyms and Exercise Clubs in Grand Junction CO 

We’d like to start off by wishing you all a happy and fun 2018! The calendar shifting means that there’s a new feeling that permeates through the air; it’s a time for us all to get back up on our feet and look forward to great days that lie ahead, which is why so many people have made it a goal to head back to the gym. We want to help in all your personal goals, so join our Carville’s Auto Mart team today as we take you through our list of the Top Four Gyms and Exercise Clubs in Grand Junction CO. Have fun! Read the rest of this entry »

Why do some pickup trucks have lights on their roofs?

By blogsadmin | Posted in FAQs, Trucks on Wednesday, December 27th, 2017 at 1:37 PM
Red Ford Super Duty towing trailer with clearance lights prominently shown on roof

Colorado’s Western Slope is an area that, by nature, is primed for adventure enthusiasts and thrill seekers. The prospects of hunting, fishing, hiking, camping and many other outdoor activities are often too good to pass up, which is why you’ve probably seen many a heavy-duty truck pass you by on the highway on the way to the fun. You might have also noticed those yellow lights that accent said trucks’ roofs. But why is that? Why do some pickup trucks have lights on their roofs? The answer is both interesting and quite amazing, so come on in with our Carville’s Auto Mart team and check it out today! Read the rest of this entry »

What’s happening on the Western Slope for New Year’s?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Local Events on Tuesday, December 19th, 2017 at 9:08 PM
Clock with "Happy New Year" written in black on foreground

New Year’s Eve Events in Grand Junction CO  

The final countdown before the New Year is always a memorable moment, made even better when you get to spend it with your favorite people and doing your favorite things. Colorado’s Western Slope is no stranger to fun, and thanks to some of the awesome New Year’s Eve Events in Grand Junction CO, we’re sure you’ll ring in 2018 with style. Join us at some of them in a few short weeks!   Read the rest of this entry »

Top 3 Pickup Trucks for Off-Roading

By blogsadmin | Posted in Trucks on Thursday, December 14th, 2017 at 2:42 PM

Just because it’s snowy and icy outside doesn’t mean that your enjoyment outdoors has to suffer. One of the top motorsports on this side of the country is off-roading, and there are certainly some good reasons for this. For starters, there aren’t many experiences in the modern day and age that allow you to be one with nature, but venturing off the beaten path and seeing what marvels the outside world has to offer is certainly a treat. We want to help you accommodate this desire, so join our Carville’s Auto Mart team today as we show you our top 3 pickup trucks for off-roading in Grand Junction CO!  Read the rest of this entry »

How are a sunroof and a moonroof different?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Comparison on Friday, December 8th, 2017 at 6:19 PM
Young woman peeking her head and torso out of open sunroof during summer

Especially in areas with as picturesque scenery as Colorado’s Western Slope, many consumers will opt for another view of the landscape than just a windshield and door windows. Here at Carville’s Auto Mart, we have plenty of top-tier vehicles that offer either a sunroof or moonroof, but there are many consumers that don’t know which one is right for them. We’ve often heard the question, “How are a sunroof and a moonroof different?” And today we’ll show you what each of these portals to the outside world can bring to the table!  Read the rest of this entry »

Christmas Productions and Events in Grand Junction CO

By blogsadmin | Posted in Local Events on Wednesday, December 6th, 2017 at 8:33 PM
Ornaments on Christmas tree with lights illuminating

When the lights start going up and the general atmosphere starts to become more filled with love and goodwill, that can only mean one thing – it’s time for Christmas! The entire holiday season is a favorite of ours here at Carville’s, and for good reason; seeing the family and friends, gathering around the tree and opening the presents is something that’ll always put a smile on your face, so why would you ever stop the good times from rolling? This month, come join our Carville’s Auto Mart team at some cool Christmas Productions and Events in Grand Junction CO!  Read the rest of this entry »

Tips for driving while carrying a Christmas tree on top of your vehicle

By blogsadmin | Posted in Tips & Tricks on Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 at 5:41 PM
Future Christmas tree tied to roof rails of red SUV

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s that time of year again! The Christmas season is upon us, and now is as good a time as ever to get your affairs in order, especially in terms of the centerpiece for your living room. Finding the right Christmas tree for your house can sometimes be a challenge, but often, an even greater challenge is getting it home from the farm. To help you with this, our Carville’s Auto Mart team has put together some helpful tips for driving while carrying a Christmas tree on top of your vehicle. Be safe and enjoy the holiday season!  Read the rest of this entry »

How do I get snow and ice off my windshield?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Tips & Tricks on Wednesday, November 29th, 2017 at 5:55 PM
Individual with red gloves scraping ice off of windshield in winter

Materials needed to clear off your windshield and windows in winter 

If you’ve spent any amount of time in a wintry area, you know the hassle that comes with a morning freeze-over. You’re all ready to start your day and head out on the road, but when you get inside, the view out of your windshield is blurry and icy. This can be annoying, but there are a couple of cool methods you can use to make it safer to drive. Today we’ll show you some key materials needed to clear off your windshield and windows in winter. Be safe!   Read the rest of this entry »