Archive for the ‘FAQs’ Category

Can I Lower My Car’s Emissions?

Monday, August 19th, 2019
Close-up of an odometer

There is a lot of concern about emissions these days. People are looking to lower their environmental impact. There are a lot of different ways to do that, but one of the main areas of focus is our cars. So, lowering our car’s emission should be a top priority.

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Most commonly stolen used vehicles in the United States

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019
Vehicle robber taking backpack out of front seat of used vehicle

Because of well-documented advancements in vehicle technology and safety, auto theft numbers have decreased from 1.7 million units in 1991 to just over 765,000 in 2016; that’s a decrease of over one million incidents, but the threat still remains. Today, we want to show you the most commonly stolen used vehicles in the United States so that you can be made aware, and know how to avoid this potentially happening to you. (more…)

How to get a smoke smell out of your car

Friday, March 1st, 2019
Bearded man smoking inside vehicle

Though the rate of smoking has decreased significantly recently in America, it still remains as one of our favorite vices. Head down the road today and you’ll probably see at least a handful of people ripping heaters as they drive, almost without thinking about it. That’s all well and good, but if your current vehicle was previously owned by a smoker, it can be an annoying and lingering odor to deal with. So, today we’ll show you how to get a smoke smell with some quick and easy steps; soon enough, your model will smell fresh and inviting again! (more…)

What temperature will salt stop melting icy roads at?

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019
Truck spraying salt and sand on icy road

Even with the multitude of advancements in modern technology that the 21st century has seen, the tried and true method for breaking up an icy road is still to dump a healthy amount of salt over it. Salt is used to lower the freezing point of water, which in effect prevents any falling snow or freezing rain to solidify on asphalt or concrete. It’s not immune to extreme temperatures or conditions, however, so today our Carville’s Auto Mart team wants to answer the question “What temperature will salt stop melting icy roads at?” It might surprise you! (more…)

How to properly store a car for winter

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019
Rear shot of SUV in garage

If you’re anything like us, you’re looking for long life and great times from your vehicle no matter the condition. Still, however, when the temperature gets colder and the climate gets harsher, it’s always a good idea to keep your unused model stored so that it can perform at its best during spring, summer and fall. So, today our Carville’s Auto Mart team wants to show you some tips on how to properly store a car for winter – once the thaw comes, you’ll be back on the road with fun ahead yet again!  (more…)

What temperature will antifreeze freeze at?

Friday, February 1st, 2019
Antifreeze being poured into vehicle

Freezing point of vehicle antifreeze and engine coolant

After the festivities of the Christmas season and the novelty of the new year’s arrival, it’s time to shift our focus towards winter safety. This includes both us as humans and our vehicles, as cold, borderline frigid temperatures can wreak havoc in the worst conditions. (more…)

How to change your vehicle’s oil

Friday, January 11th, 2019
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!   (more…)

Most common signs that your vehicle’s thermostat is failing

Thursday, January 10th, 2019
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! (more…)

What do the colors on road signs signify?

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019

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! (more…)

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

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018
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. (more…)