Archive for the ‘FAQs’ Category

How do I unfreeze my car windows in cold weather?

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018
Frozen mirror and window of used vehicle in winter

It’s probably one of the most annoying situations that you can encounter when you’re in colder weather. You’re ready to head out to work or school in the morning, you turn over your engine, but your window won’t roll down. This can cause trouble in many different regards, so we bet you’re wondering “How do I unfreeze my car windows in cold weather?”   (more…)

Where in Colorado do I need to get an emissions test done on my vehicle?

Thursday, November 8th, 2018
Mechanic checking vehicle tailpipe during emission test

Colorado counties that require emissions testing on new and used models 

With a longstanding industry emphasis on combating climate change and making the air around us cleaner and safer, it’s not uncommon to see many American jurisdictions require smog tests on sedans, SUVs, and trucks. This isn’t exempt here in Colorado, so today our Carville’s Auto Mart team will show you all the Colorado counties that require emissions testing on new and used models.   (more…)

How to transfer a title when you purchase a vehicle in Colorado

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018
Two vehicle title documents stacked on top of each other

Purchasing a vehicle to upgrade or replace your current model can often be a rewarding experience, especially when you’re signing off on one that’s more efficient, powerful or innovative than the car that’s been in your driveway. However, you’ll want to be aware that signing on the dotted line isn’t the final step for vehicle ownership – today, our Carville’s Auto Mart team will show you how to transfer a title when you purchase a vehicle in Colorado!    (more…)

How to control your car when you blow out a tire

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018
blown out tire

The best actions to take when you’re driving and get a flat tire 

When it comes to car accidents, human error is often the most-cited cause; errors such as distracted driving or driving under the influence. But sometimes a vehicle may seem out of the driver’s control, like when a tire is blown out. Popping a tire can happen to anyone, often you may not even whatever it is that you run over that pierces your vehicle’s tire. Since it could happen to anyone, we believe that everyone should be prepared. That’s why here at Carville’s Auto Mart, we’re going to tell you how to control your car when you blow out a tire. 

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Should I get my car detailed?

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018
washing a blue car

Top three things to know about car detailing 

Here at Carville’s Auto Mart, we offer car detailing. If you’re asking yourself “should I get my car detailed?”, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve answered some common questions below. Read on to discover the top three things to know about car detailing. 

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Does my vehicle need a front license plate when registered in Colorado?

Friday, September 21st, 2018
Various assorted license plates on brick background

Buying a quality vehicle can often be an engaging and worthwhile experience, especially when you’re looking at the prospects of a long-lasting, durable and fun model residing in your driveway. The extracurriculars, however, can be a hassle, most notably getting your insurance taken care of and your new car’s title taken care of at your local DMV. We want to help you out, so if you’ve ever wondered “Does my vehicle need a front license plate when registered in Colorado?” our Carville’s Auto Mart team will show you today! (more…)

How to tell if your vehicle is leaking oil

Thursday, September 6th, 2018
Tools and rag next to oil leak

As our vehicles get older and start to develop wear and tear, it’s only natural that they’ll start leaking fluids at some point or another. In most cases, this is a benign issue (usually caused by coolant fluid or water condensation,) but in others, such as leaky motor oil, it could spell trouble for your model down the road. We’re here to help, though, so come join Carville’s Auto Mart today as we show you how to tell if your vehicle is leaking oil. With this information, it’ll be much easier to detect any potential issues!   (more…)

How far can you drive your vehicle when the Low Fuel light comes on?

Monday, August 20th, 2018
Low Fuel Light illuminated next to gas gauge

The vehicles of today are built to take you further distances than ever, with many of them able to achieve fuel efficiency levels not previously seen anywhere on the market. However, that doesn’t mean that you won’t find yourself in a bind occasionally, seeing your fuel gauge reach lower levels than you’d otherwise be comfortable with. We’re sure that at some point you’ve wondered, “How far can you drive your vehicle when the Low Fuel light comes on?” The answer is far from concrete across the board, but our Carville’s team has put together a handy guide to help you out should you encounter this light flashing! (more…)

Are sunshades effective at keeping your car cool in summer?

Sunday, August 19th, 2018
Exterior view of sunshade in vehicle dashboard

It doesn’t take a meteorologist to know that western Colorado can get quite hot in the summer. With the semi-arid climate that we’re accustomed to, temperatures can often skyrocket and leave our vehicles blistering in the scalding temperatures. That’s why you’ll see many drivers use sunshades when they’re parked, which use a light-reflecting material to (presumably) keep your dashboard and interior cooler. But are sunshades effective at keeping your car cool in summer? We’ll show you today!  (more…)

What happens when your vehicle runs out of fuel on the road?

Friday, August 17th, 2018
Line of vehicles stopped on busy road

It’s a safe bet that everyone’s been in a situation where they’re nowhere close to a gas station and suddenly find their “Low Fuel” light flashing. In most instances, by divine intervention, you’ll find your way to the pump in time, but in those times that it’s too late and you run out… what then? What happens when your vehicle runs out of fuel on the road? The answer is probably less exciting than you’d expect, so let’s jump into it today.  (more…)