1. Shock Absorbers 101

    The cars we drive are made of multiple systems that have been perfected over the decades, and we often take for granted the passion and workmanship people have poured into them. Shock absorbers are one such system. They play an incredibly important role in the comfort and safety of our vehicles, and they do it all silently and out of sight. We no longer have to worry about bruised tailbones from r…Read More

  2. Tips to Prepare Your Car for Summer

    Summer means sweltering heat, especially here in Denver, where temps can tip well past three digits as tall buildings focus the sun’s rays on the pavement of our Mile High City. As you walk down the street, you’ll notice that you have to adapt to keep cool. You sweat, consuming gallons of water to keep up with your perspiration. You wear sunglasses to keep those harmful UV rays out of your eye…Read More

  3. How to Tell If Your Tires Are on Their Last Leg

    There’s little scarier than having a tire burst while you're cruising the highway—and it can cause a real adrenaline spike. First, there’s the sound, a loud “POP, whssssssh!” Then, you’re startled by the fact that your car is hard to control (if not completely out of control). You grab the wheel with white knuckles and guide your car (which is now behaving like a barge in the middle of…Read More

  4. Common Radiator Questions

    Your radiator is essential for maintaining a safe operating temperature in your engine. Without a radiator, a running engine can overheat to the point where parts fuse and break, and that can completely total your engine. So, in short, it’s crucial to maintain your radiator to ensure that your engine is appropriately cooled. So let’s talk turkey about your radiator. Here are the answers you ne…Read More

  5. Having Transmission Problems?

    If your vehicle’s transmission isn’t cooperating, you’ve got a problem that’ll keep you off the road. Transmissions, both automatic and manual, are designed to ensure that the driver can engage the power of the engine properly. If, however, your car drops out of gear while the gas is on, or if you can’t slip the transmission into the proper gear, your vehicle may be undriveable. So, let…Read More

  6. What Does Brake Fluid Do?

    Your brakes may be the most important component of your vehicle. Without sufficient stopping power, your vehicle becomes a huge danger to yourself and others. And since brake fluid is essential to provide braking power to your vehicle, it’s crucial that there’s sufficient brake fluid in your hydraulic system to keep pressure on your brake pads. Here’s how your brakes work, and here is why it…Read More

  7. Our Cosmetic Vehicle Services

    Here at Urban Autocare, we provide a vast variety of mechanic services. From oil changes to transmission rebuilds, we’re your all-in-one Denver autocare mechanic. On top of our traditional maintenance and repair services, we also provide cosmetic vehicle improvements. So, you can ensure that your car is performing its best while looking fantastic. Let’s take a quick look at all of the cosmetic…Read More

  8. What Does Your Transmission Fluid Do?

    Your transmission is a crucial component of your engine. And your transmission fluid is necessary to keep transmission gears flowing smoothly. Without sufficient transmission fluid, your car can fail to perform as it should. On the other hand, with the proper amount of fluid, your vehicle will have the power and shifting capability necessary to tackle the road. Let’s take a look at the importanc…Read More

  9. Why Oil Goes Bad & When You Should Change It

    Everyone knows that an engine requires fresh oil. A regular oil change ensures that an engine is at the height of its performance, and it mitigates the possibility of engine damage due to friction, heat, and debris. Let’s take a closer look at the importance of regular oil changes, and the frequency at which we should swap out the oil in our vehicles. Oil Changes Lubricate an Engine Oil lubricat…Read More

  10. Car Maintenance You Should Do in Spring

    Winter is rough on your car. Snow, ice, below freezing temperatures, and even the salt they pour on the roads, it all adds up and puts a beating on your car. If your car was tough enough to make it through the harsh winter weather, you better thank it by giving it the maintenance it needs to last until the next winter. Tires Some people, living higher in the mountains, need tires that can take on …Read More