2018 Cinco De Mayo Events in Grand Junction CO

By blogsadmin | Posted in Local Events on Thursday, April 19th, 2018 at 3:54 PM
Banner in Mexican flag colors that says "Cinco De Mayo" in center

On May 5, 1862, the Mexican army won one of the most improbable military victories in history, over Napoleon’s French forces at the Battle of Puebla. Over 150 years later, Cinco De Mayo is still celebrated across North America, treated as not only a remembrance of Mexican heritage but also a chance to get out with your friends and enjoy some good old springtime camaraderie. In a few short weeks, we invite you to come and take in the festivities at some of the coolest 2018 Cinco De Mayo Events in Grand Junction CO!  Read the rest of this entry »

Get your vehicle ready for spring with us!

By blogsadmin | Posted in FAQs, Tips & Tricks on Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 at 1:34 PM
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What car parts should you be replacing for spring weather?  

With the changing of the seasons comes a sense of new beginnings, with the clouds and (sometimes) dreariness of winter weather finally breaking up in preparation for spring. As everything begins to bloom again, we want to help you get your car ready for those fantastic new adventures. Many of you have probably asked yourself, “What car parts should you be replacing for spring weather?” We’ll take you through a rundown of the most essential components today!   Read the rest of this entry »

2018 Arbor Day Celebrations in Grand Junction CO

By blogsadmin | Posted in Local Events on Wednesday, April 4th, 2018 at 7:24 PM
Hand holding tree next to hand holding globe to illustrate Arbor Day

Though it’s not as big an American holiday as some of the major players such as Christmas, Easter and Independence Day, Arbor Day is still a celebration that garners a ton of importance in the public eye. As a countrywide celebration of our planet, Arbor Day serves as a constant reminder for us to marvel at (and protect) the beauty that surrounds us, especially with the natural wonder we have around us on the Western Slope of Colorado. There are plenty of awesome 2018 Arbor Day Celebrations in Grand Junction CO, so don’t miss any of them!   Read the rest of this entry »

Best Places to Go Fishing in Grand Junction, CO

By blogsadmin | Posted in Local Events on Friday, March 30th, 2018 at 8:47 PM
silhouette of a man fishing off a boat on the lake

Fishing is one of the world’s oldest pastimes. Fishing is one of the most relaxing ways to spend a day, and teaching someone to fish is a skill they will cherish for a lifetime. If you are looking to get some time in nature, Grand Junction is full of beautiful scenery, and lakes to fish on. Whether you are looking for a weekend getaway or a day trip, there are plenty of great fishing spots around Grand Junction, so we compiled a list of the best places to go fishing in grand junction, CO

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How to win your insurance claim if you get in an accident

By blogsadmin | Posted in FAQs on Monday, March 26th, 2018 at 3:21 PM
Three people in a room inspecting an insurance claim

Driving carries a lot of responsibility when you’re out on the road, which is why it’s important to be sure to be keeping a sharp eye out for your fellow drivers. For one reason or another, however, you could find yourself in the middle of an accident for which you aren’t at fault. It can sometimes be a hassle when you’re trying to win your claim and get your dues, but you don’t have to stress. Today, we’ll show you how to win your insurance claim if you get in an accident so you can have one less thing to worry about should it happen. Read the rest of this entry »

What are the best hiking trails on the Western Slope?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Local Events on Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 at 6:17 PM
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Best hiking trails in Grand Junction CO  

At this point, it should go without saying, but if you’re looking to become closer with nature than ever before, one of the best methods of doing so is by lacing up your best athletic shoes, strapping on your backpack and going hiking! There’s no shortage of beautiful, picturesque scenery here on the Western Slope of Colorado, and now that the weather is warmer it’s always a great time to throw on that Fitbit and head out for the open path. Our Carville’s Auto Mart team has compiled a list of six of the best hiking trails in Grand Junction CO, so grab your friends and family and have fun!  Read the rest of this entry »

What’s going on for St. Patrick’s Day on the Western Slope?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Local Events on Thursday, March 8th, 2018 at 3:07 PM
Two girls wearing bows in St. Patrick's Day parade with "St. Patrick's Day in Grand Junction" written in frame

2018 St. Patrick’s Day Events in Grand Junction CO

March is a fun month for so many reasons; we get to see the first signs of spring again, high-flying college basketball tournament action will be coming our way all month, and on the 17th, we all get to don our best green attire in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day! Whether you’re of Irish descent or not, it’s always a great time to go out and get into some shenanigans. There’s no shortage of good times here on the west side of Colorado, so today our Carville’s Auto Mart team will take you through some awesome 2018 St. Patrick’s Day Events in Grand Junction CO! Read the rest of this entry »

Why is my “Check Engine” Light on?

By blogsadmin | Posted in FAQs on Tuesday, March 6th, 2018 at 2:48 PM
Check engine light flashing on vehicle dashboard

Most common reasons a check engine light flashes in a used vehicle

If you were to power rank the most annoying and unsettling things that could happen onboard your used car, we’re betting that seeing the “Check Engine” light flash would be near the top. It can be quite a challenge to figure out what’s going on with your vehicle’s operations, but luckily, many of the reasons that your light will start flashing are easily remedied. We want to help you figure out the issue, so come with our Carville’s Auto Mart team as we take you through some of the most common reasons a check engine light flashes in a used vehicle; with this information on hand, you’ll be more prepared the next time it happens to you! Read the rest of this entry »

Is it illegal to drive with your headphones on in Colorado?

By blogsadmin | Posted in FAQs on Monday, March 5th, 2018 at 1:52 PM
Toddler wearing brightly colored jacket and listening to music through headphones in car

Headphone driving laws in Colorado

When you’re driving to and from work, or taking a little joy ride through the mountains, we’re betting that it’s important for you to have the perfect song playing as a fitting soundtrack to your adventure. However, if your aux cable isn’t working properly and your stereo isn’t outfitted with Bluetooth, it can be a challenge to get your music playing the way you want it. For this reason, many drivers might opt to just play their songs through headphones or earbuds, but is this okay? Today, we’ll take you through the headphone driving laws in Colorado so you can keep yourself entertained and free from any hassle! Read the rest of this entry »

Should you buy a used car from an owner or a dealer?

By blogsadmin | Posted in FAQs on Monday, February 26th, 2018 at 7:22 PM
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Benefits of purchasing a used vehicle from a certified dealership

If you’ve looked at Craigslist or eBay recently in search of a used vehicle, there’s no doubt that you’ve encountered the option to buy from either an owner or a dealer. To the untrained eye, you might be in line for a more inexpensive route, without any middlemen, buying straight from an owner, but there are plenty of benefits of purchasing a used vehicle from a certified dealership. Join our Carville’s Auto Mart team today as we take you through some of the biggest advantages! Read the rest of this entry »