Archive for the ‘Tips & Tricks’ Category

Places to Charge EV in Grand Junction, CO

Friday, July 9th, 2021
EV Charger with cars in background

Are you an electric vehicle driver in the Grand Junction, Colorado, area? If you are, it’s probably pretty likely that you have had to charge your vehicle while out and about in the city. Are you wondering where you can charge your electric vehicle in the Grand Junction area? Read through our Carville’s Auto Mart blog post below to learn about 5 local EV charging stations.


Learn how to identify problems with your car’s exhaust!

Wednesday, June 30th, 2021
Mechanic in shop with car lifted in front

Video: 5 Symptoms of Exhaust Problems

The muffler and exhaust are very important components of any vehicle. The exhaust is a system of pipes that funnels the toxic fumes from the engine to the rear of the vehicle, where it is released into the air. The muffler handles the hushing of the engine and helps keep it quiet. Are you wondering if there’s an issue with your vehicle’s exhaust system? Watch the video below to learn 5 symptoms of exhaust problems on our Carville’s Auto Mart blog!


Schedule Wheel Alignment in Grand Junction, CO

Wednesday, June 16th, 2021
Two mechanics next to car smiling

Do you think your wheels have been bumped out of alignment? A few ways to tell include the vehicle drifting toward one side when steering straight, rapid and uneven tire tread wear, noisy steering, the vehicle being cocked to one side and/or the tires make a squealing noise. If any or all of these are occurring in your vehicle, feel free to schedule a service appointment with our team here at Carville’s Auto Mart in Grand Junction, CO! Continue reading below to learn more about wheel alignment at our family-owned dealership!


5 Useful Tips for Learning to Drive a Manual

Tuesday, June 8th, 2021
Man resting hand on gear shifter of manual vehicle

Driving a stick-shift vehicle is a lot of fun, especially when you know what you’re doing. Manual transmissions used to be standard in older vehicles, but once the 1970s hit, the auto industry shifted toward automatic transmissions because they are less work for the driver, convenient to use and easier for new drivers to use. Today, a small percentage of new vehicles are equipped with manual transmissions, which makes them highly sought after for those who know how to and enjoy driving stick. Are you interested in learning how to drive a manual? Check out 5 times from our team at Carville’s Auto Mart in Grand Junction, CO!


Learn how to check the coolant level in your vehicle!

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021
Mechanic working on engine

Video: How to Check Coolant Level

Coolant is a very important part of any vehicle. It prevents the engine from overheating and lubricated the moving parts of the engine. If the coolant runs out or wears down, it cannot keep the engine cool, which can result in the engine overheating and damaging the head gasket or other key components. Are you wondering how to check out the coolant level in your vehicle? Watch the video below on our blog here at Carville’s Auto Mart in Grand Junction, CO


Why is it important to have a transmission flush?

Saturday, May 15th, 2021
Mechanic looking at engine

Each vehicle’s owner’s manual lists the manufacturer’s recommended service schedule. This section goes through service intervals that are recommended to help keep the vehicle’s components operating to the best of their ability for as long as possible. One service listed is the transmission flush, which is a form of preventative maintenance that keeps the transmission cool, lubricated, and free of grime and metal shards. The transmission flush is an incredibly important form of preventative maintenance and without it, the driver may need to pay for expensive repairs or even a complete transmission rebuild. Continue reading below to learn how to tell when it’s time for a transmission flush.


Schedule an Oil Change in Grand Junction, CO

Thursday, May 6th, 2021
Mechanic pouring oil into engine

It is no surprise that all components of a vehicle need service to stay in working condition for an extended period of time. All components require a little TLC to work effectively, with routine services ranging from transmission flushes to tire rotation and brake service to oil changes. Oil and filter changes are one of the more routine forms of preventative maintenance and should take place every 3,000 to 7,500 miles, depending on the type of oil used in the vehicle. How long has it been since you had the oil changed in your vehicle? Continue reading below to learn a few of the consequences of not keeping up with the service and how to schedule a service appointment at Carville’s Auto Mart in Grand Junction, CO!


Schedule Brake Service in Mesa County, CO

Tuesday, April 20th, 2021
Mechanic working under car

Brakes playing a central role in the performance of each vehicle. They are essential for safety and control during each drive and should be taken care of to ensure that they operate in tiptop shape. Drivers in Mesa County, Colorado, who need to have their brakes serviced are invited to schedule a service appointment with our team here at Carville’s Auto Mart in Grand Junction. Continue reading below to learn 5 signs that brakes need service and how to schedule a service appointment with us!


Tire Rotation in Grand Junction, CO

Saturday, March 20th, 2021
Mechanic holding drill with car tires in background

Owning a vehicle comes with a lot of responsibility. In addition to paying for it, the driver has to have car insurance and keep up with the vehicle’s recommended maintenance schedule to keep it running in tip-top shape. The tires are one component that must be upkept to operate as best they can, and having tires rotated is a key step to doing so.


Check out an Edmunds video review of the 2020 Tesla Model 3!

Friday, February 26th, 2021
2020 Tesla Model 3 from above

Video: Edmunds Review of 2020 Model 3

The Tesla brand is a trailblazer when it comes to electric vehicles. We’re excited for the day a Tesla model rolls onto our dealership lot! Are you interested in learning about the 2020 Tesla Model 3? Watch the Edmunds video review below to learn about the top-rated electric vehicle!