More cities are using red light cameras to patrol intersections.
How Red Light Cameras Work
In these times of lean government budgets, more and more municipalities are going to red light cameras to try and catch people running stoplights. For the police and the cities that they work for, using cameras at stoplights are an ever vigilant presence that can be super cost-effective because they never get sick or take vacation and can work 24 hours a day. However, it shouldn’t take a whole lot of mental gymnastics to see why drivers wouldn’t be very big fans. In this Western Slope Auto blog we are going to discuss how red light cameras work and some of the problems they present. Read the rest of this entry
The 2013 Toyota RAV4 went through a few changes for the new model.
2013 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2013 Honda CR-V
The crossover SUV segment is a bit of a jack of all trades, master of none. Vehicles in that segment offer more room than a full-size sedan, but better maneuverability than a full-size SUV and also many options in the class offer the capability for towing light duty trailers. These are very flexible and sturdy vehicles that are perfect options for those that have outgrown sedans and are still a bit cautious about the idea of going full-blown SUV. Just about every automaker has a number of crossover SUVs to choose from. However, among two of the best available are the 2013 Toyota RAV4 and the 2013 Honda CR-V. At Western Slope Auto, we think that a comparison between the 2013 Toyota RAV4 vs. the 2013 Honda CR-V leans toward the Toyota model. Read the rest of this entry
While it may be fun to jump in a new car and have some fun, but a methodical approach is often better.
Test drive a new car
Everyone’s favorite part of buying a new or used car is the test drive. Sure, you get to jump in a new car and really get to see what it can do. But for your benefit and the sanity of our sales people at Western Slope Auto, it is important to have a more coherent plan when you test drive a new car or truck than jumping through an open window, Dukes of Hazard style, and smoking the tires off of the rim. Just like when we were kids you have to eat your vegetables before you can have your dessert, and in this case, instead of ice cream, it’s actually driving the car you are looking at. Read the rest of this entry
The Ford C-Max, available at Western Slope Auto, had one of the most successful product launches Ford has ever had.
The Toyota Prius, that is currently for sale at Western Slope Auto, is one of the most popular hybrid cars on the market.
Western Slope Auto is in the enviable position of selling some of the most fuel-efficient cars on the market. Between out full line up of new Toyota cars in Grand Junction, CO and very popular new Ford vehicles near Grand Junction, CO. Recently both Toyota and Ford have announced their respective companies’ success on a global scale. Each company has a strong history of delivering exactly what their customers want; and it would seem that people are looking to save money on fuel and while still getting an exciting driving experience. Western Slope Auto is very happy to bring these models to our community. Read the rest of this entry
Eating and drinking while driving is unsafe and can lead to a traffic citation.
Outside of the rock star, movie star or filthy rich communities, one of the biggest fears of drivers is getting pulled over and getting a ticket with a big price tag attached to it. The list of offenses than can get you pulled over is nearly endless. Below we will discuss some of the most common traffic offenses that draw the attention of law enforcement. Also, because it is likely to come up again in this blog, please remember that if you are pulled over, yelling at, taking an attitude with and/or generally berating the officer will not make them go away. Remember, they have a job to do and that job is doing their best to keep everyone safe. Read the rest of this entry
Summer driving is a great way to shake off cabin fever. But is important to make sure your car is up to the task with Western Slope Auto
Getting your car ready for summer driving
Eventually, we will see some Spring- or Summer-like weather here in Grand Junction, CO. When it finally stops snowing and raining, many of us will want to take to the road and have weekend getaway with family and friends to help shake off the last remnants of cabin fever and get into the full swing of summer fun. Driving in higher summer temperatures does put a little extra strain on our vehicles, so when you are getting your car ready for summer, it will be important to follow these few simple steps to ensure your car runs as efficiently as possible throughout the summer. Read the rest of this entry
The Toyota FJ Cruiser is ready to tackle the toughest trails you can throw at it.
Off-Road Truck in Grand Junction, CO
Living in Colorado gives us some very unique opportunities for some outdoor fun. Granted it’s a little late in the season for skiing, but if you have the right vehicle getting off the beaten path and looking at some of the amazing scenery in our area sounds like a worthwhile adventure, we at Western Slope Auto present to you the 2013 Toyota FJ Cruiser as an off-road truck in Grand Junction, CO. Toyota is generally known for producing reliable vehicles with a heavy emphasis on fuel-economy. The Toyota FJ Cruiser is an outlier in the Toyota lineup, and that makes it all the more intriguing. Read the rest of this entry
Oil changes in Grand Junction, CO
Keeping clean oil in your car will keep the engine running smoothly and efficiently.
Thanks to rapid improvements in oil technology and the materials used is building the components of car and truck engines, the old standard of getting the oil changed in your car every 3,000 miles doesn’t really hold up for cars manufactured in the last 10 years or so. Most modern vehicles can last about 5,000 miles between oil changes, however, always follow the manufacturer’s recommendations that are outlined in your owner’s manual to be absolutely sure. You may be wondering to yourself why if your car can go so long between oil changes in Grand Junction, CO, why it is important to change the oil at all. Let’s discuss that. Read the rest of this entry
Be sure to check back for information on new and used sales and service specials.
Welcome to the Western Slope Auto Blog. We are always looking for ways to let you know the latest news about our products and upcoming events. In that vein, we are embracing internet technology to bring you this blog, which we hope will be helpful to you. At Western Slope Auto, we want to be your one-stop source for new and used Ford, Lincoln and Toyota, cars, trucks and SUVs. We provide online tools that will help you with the shopping process for you new vehicle beyond just providing lists upon lists of cars available in our showroom. Read the rest of this entry