Archive for the ‘Tips & Tricks’ Category

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!


Benefits of Having a Multi-Point Inspection

Friday, February 26th, 2021
Two mechanics next to car smiling

For many car owners, it is important to know what kind of condition their vehicle is in. Many drivers opt for multi-point inspections so they can get a broad overview of what kind of condition the components of their vehicle are in. The certified technician inspects numerous components open the vehicle, replenishes fluids that are low and provides insight into which services might need to be performed in the future. Continue reading below to learn about the benefits of having a multi-point inspection done on your vehicle.


Is rock salt bad for my paint job?

Friday, February 19th, 2021
Snow plow from exterior front

Although winter allows for a wide variety of fun outdoor activities, it can also pose challenges for many drivers between freezing cold temperatures, slippery roads and icy conditions. One method many public works departments use to melt ice and make roads safer is by placing rock salt on them. Are you wondering whether rock salt might damage your vehicle’s exterior paint job? Continue reading below to learn more!


Is there a way to keep tires in good shape longer?

Friday, February 5th, 2021
Mechanic with thumbs up next to tire

How to Make Your Tires Last Longer

Buying new tires for your vehicle is not a cheap affair. Often times, ordering new tires and having them installed on your vehicle costs hundreds of dollars, which is why many drivers want to make their tires last as long as possible. When buying new tires, shoppers may see the estimated tire life, but without preventative maintenance and services, tires often do not make it as long as the brand suggests. Are you wondering how to keep your tires in good shape for as long as possible? Continue reading below to learn how to make your tires last longer!


Learn how to change the oil and oil filter in your car!

Friday, January 29th, 2021
Technician and mechanic working on car

Video: How to Change Oil & Oil Filter

The oil and oil filter play a vital role in the performance of any vehicle. The oil helps keep the engine lubricated and cool, and without it, the engine may overheat and eventually stall. That’s why it is important to stay up to date on the manufacturer’s recommended service intervals in your vehicle’s owner’s manual. Are you wondering how to change the oil and filter of your vehicle? Watch the video below or schedule a service appointment at Carville’s Auto Mart today!


Schedule Auto Detail Service in Mesa County, CO

Wednesday, January 13th, 2021
Mechanic waxing car

Winter months and Colorado weather can take a toll on any vehicle. One way drivers can help keep their vehicle in tip-top shape is by having it detailed at Carville’s Auto Mart in Grand Junction, CO. Our Mesa County dealership provides top-notch services that help keep your vehicle’s interior and exterior clean and polished, helping prolong its sharp-looking design. Continue reading below to learn about the automotive detailing services offered at Carville’s Auto Mart!