How do you raise your credit score? 

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips & Tricks on Monday, January 14th, 2019 at 1:31 PM
Man checking financial status on desktop computer

Steps you can take to improve your credit score for a car loan 

Credit scores are basically adult GPAs; not only do they measure how well you manage your finances, but they also serve as an effective barometer of your trustworthiness as it relates to paying loans and accounts on time. That’s why it’s so important to have a score ranging from “Good” to “Excellent” if you want the best price possible for your next vehicle. So, we want to help you out – join Carville’s Auto Mart today as we present you with some helpful steps you can take to improve your credit score for a car loan! Read the rest of this entry »

How to change your vehicle’s oil

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQs, Tips & Tricks on Friday, January 11th, 2019 at 3:54 PM
Oil being poured into vehicle engine

Plenty of fluids are essential for the upkeep of your current model, but all in all, oil is the true lifeblood of your engine and drivetrain. It helps to keep all your moving parts lubricated and working properly in all conditions, which is why it’s so important to make sure that you have fresh and functional oil reserves inside your model at all times. Oil changes at a service center can get costly though, so if you’re looking to conduct a little Do-It-Yourself project, our Carville’s Auto Mart team will show you how to change your vehicle’s oil today; have fun and be safe!   Read the rest of this entry »

Most common signs that your vehicle’s thermostat is failing

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQs on Thursday, January 10th, 2019 at 4:56 PM
Hand turning AC knob inside vehicle

It’s winter again in Grand Junction, and it’s right about now that we’re lucky to have vehicles outfitted with heating technology inside – having a functional heater can make a world of difference during frigid mornings when you need a comfortable ride to work. Still, like any other mechanical component, your model’s heating system can start to wear out and lose effectiveness over time. Especially in the winter months, this can spell trouble, so today we’ll show you the most common signs that your thermostat is failing. With this information handy, it’ll be easier to know when you should get it repaired! Read the rest of this entry »

How to replace and change a dead car battery

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips & Tricks on Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 at 2:45 PM
Mechanic installing new car battery in vehicle at shop

If your used model is getting up there in age, or if it’s been exposed to harsher weather than usual, you might notice that your battery power and performance is starting to diminish a bit. Though you can usually fix this problem with a simple jump, you might find that there are other times when your battery is totally dead, unable to keep a charge. When this happens, the next course of action you should take is to replace it completely, and we want to help you achieve this – join Carville’s Auto Mart today as we show you how to replace and change a dead car battery. Read the rest of this entry »

What do the colors on road signs signify?

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQs on Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 at 2:41 PM

Highway road sign colors and their meanings

Happy 2019, everybody! With the new year comes new opportunities to go and explore our area, as Colorado certainly has no shortage of fun and excitement to go around. On your next road trip, you might see some different sign colors scattered about the highway, and if you’re anything like us, we’ll bet that you’ve wondered what they all denote. So, we’ll show you today – let Carville’s Auto Mart be your co-pilot as we show you the most common highway road sign colors and their meanings! Read the rest of this entry »

Warm up all winter on the Western Slope!

By Product Expert | Posted in Local Events on Friday, December 21st, 2018 at 4:36 PM
Cup of hot chocolate resting in front of fireplace

Best Hot Chocolate Shops in Grand Junction CO 

In our eyes, winter is a tad overrated – the snow can certainly be a welcome sight for outdoor enthusiasts, but colder weather has a tendency to keep us cooped up in our homes and without need to head into town. Still, there’s plenty of fun to go around when the temperature starts to drop. If you and your friends just need to warm up a bit (and we don’t blame you if you do), check out some of the best hot chocolate shops in Grand Junction with Carville’s Auto Mart!  Read the rest of this entry »

Why should I buy a used SUV or Crossover? 

By Product Expert | Posted in SUVs and Crossovers on Monday, December 17th, 2018 at 4:13 PM
2018 Lincoln Navigator parked in front of city skyline

Benefits of buying used crossovers and SUVs at Carville’s Auto Mart 

With so many Americans on the go nowadays, even the hustle of everyday life means that you need a strong and capable model in your driveway that is able to keep you moving without fail. SUVs have long been the favored vehicle type of many a consumer, because with strong and versatile body construction comes a vehicle build that evokes images of confidence for the road ahead – that’s something you can’t put a price on. Speaking of which, if you’re looking for a high-performing, sporty model, but don’t want to put down so much money to get inside, we have a wide selection of durable pre-owned SUVs here on our lot. Join us today as we show you the benefits of buying used crossovers and SUVs at Carville’s Auto Mart!  Read the rest of this entry »

What are the Japanese luxury vehicle brands?

By Product Expert | Posted in Used Cars on Thursday, December 13th, 2018 at 3:48 PM

Japanese luxury vehicles at Carville’s Auto Mart in Grand Junction CO 

The hierarchy of Japanese vehicle manufacturers is meant to give consumers a wide-ranging choice in terms of what they’re looking for out of their models. Each Japanese brand has a consumer-grade and luxury segment, under different names, but able to give you a comfortable and innovative driving experience all the same. The nation has become famous for producing long-lasting and efficient luxury models, and it doesn’t take an expert to see why this has led to legions of people flocking to the types of brand that the country offers. Today, we want to introduce you to some of the best Japanese luxury vehicles at Carville’s Auto Mart in Grand Junction CO!  Read the rest of this entry »

What’s going on for New Year’s Eve 2019 in Grand Junction CO?

By Product Expert | Posted in Local Events on Tuesday, December 11th, 2018 at 2:30 PM
Two women holding bottles of champagne for New Year's Eve

Festivals and Events for New Year’s Eve 2019 near Grand Junction CO

With the calendar flipping into December, we get to celebrate two of the most anticipated holidays of the year – Christmas and New Year’s! The overall vibe of our community is one of hopefulness, friendliness and optimism for the future, which is a welcome sight as we begin to venture into the uncharted territory of 2019 and beyond. First things first, however, we want to help you ring in the last year of the decade the right way, so join Carville’s Auto Mart at the best festivals and events for New Year’s Eve 2019 near Grand Junction CO! Read the rest of this entry »

Why is my car’s fuel economy lower in the winter?

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQs on Tuesday, December 4th, 2018 at 8:00 AM
Rear tires of vehicle driving through snow in winter

Most common reasons that fuel efficiency gets worse in cold weather

If your new or used vehicle is outfitted with a “Fuel Range” gauge, you might have noticed that the number that it displays often gets lower much quicker than usual when the temperature begins to drop. Why is that? Why does it seem like your model’s fuel economy suffers when we move into winter? There are actually scientific explanations for the inconveniences that this situation can lead to; come with Carville’s Auto Mart today as we show you the most common reasons that fuel efficiency gets worse in cold weather. With this, you can be more prepared for the chilly conditions that are ahead. Read the rest of this entry »