The best places to visit in Grand Junction

New car Grand Junction

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Colorado is a magical place, at least we think so. With its vastly varying landscape and cultures, there’s quite a bit to do. Grand Junction is no exception. After getting a new car Grand Junction, we came up with a list of the top five places you should visit:

1. Dinosaur Journey Museum

Colorado is one of the most popular and well-known places in the country to find dinosaur fossils. Dinosaurs of all kinds once roamed Grand Junction and surrounding areas, so why not take a trip back in time to see for yourself what once was. The Dinosaur Journey Museum features hands-on, interactive exhibits as well as photos and fossils to view. Read the rest of this entry >>

The evolution of the Ford Model T

History of the Ford Model T

history of ford model t

This is an original Ford Model T.

Thinking about the state of the world and all of its turmoil makes it fun to romanticize the past. One thing we can’t get enough of is old cars. There’s just an air of sophistication and class that comes with a vintage car. A major mark in the automotive industry’s history is the Ford Model T.

History of Ford Model T

The Ford Model T was much different than vehicles of today.

The Ford Model T was the first widely-affordable and widely-available vehicle to Americans. The history of the Ford Model T is actually quite interesting, and in it you can see the evolution of the modern vehicle.

For example, the Model T was offered in three different seating arrangements: five seats, two seats or seven seats. Each model was placed on a standard 100-inch frame and only came in black after it gained popularity. Can you imagine trying to find that today in a parking lot? It’s already hard enough trying to remember where you parked. Read the rest of this entry >>

Back up cameras are ruled mandatory in new vehicles

Back up cameras required

Back up camera required

Photo by Raniel Diaz: Back up cameras will be required on all new vehicles in 2018.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration affirmed the necessity of including advancing technology in vehicles this month. The group announced a new law that back up cameras are required in all vehicles weighing less than 10,000 pounds. This rule won’t go into effect until May 2018, meaning any car manufactured after May 1, 2018 will be required by federal law to have a backup camera.

This is big news in the auto industry as technology advances. Many luxury vehicles and newer models have back up cameras already included, but this new rule makes it an industry standard. Officials say it will cost only $140 per vehicle to install, and much less for vehicles that have displays already installed. Read the rest of this entry >>

2012 Ford Taurus SHO on special

Ford Taurus SHO Grand Junction

Ford Taurus SHO Grand Junction

The 2012 Ford Taurus SHO is a top-of-the-line vehicle in the large sedan class.

On special is the 2012 Ford Taurus SHO model. Although this vehicle isn’t brand new and doesn’t have the torque to compete with cars designed more for speed racing, the 2012 Ford Taurus SHO Grand Junction is a steal with its turbocharged ecoboost engine and low, low mileage.

The Taurus’s roomy interior and comfortably large trunk make the 2012 model an appealing option for those with a lot of baggage (not necessarily emotional in this case, but that would fit too.)


Interior of the Ford Taurus SHO.

The 2012 Taurus SHO is a sportier version of the “regular” Taurus with its 3.5L V6 engine, 365 hp @ 5500 rpm and 17 city/25 highway mpg. The 2012 SHO is equipped for Bluetooth, navigation and even has heated seats. Although this model doesn’t have all the bells and whistles newer vehicles have, the 2012 SHO is a competitor with its price, size and low mileage of around 23,000. Read the rest of this entry >>

Transition your car from winter to spring

Get your car ready for spring

Get your car ready for spring

Photo by David Fulmer.

The Colorado winter really does a number on vehicles. Especially this year, with the bountiful snow storms, ice, sleet and hail.

While it’s important to make sure your vehicle is ready to handle anything winter may throw your way, it’s equally as important to get your car ready for spring. We came up with a list of the top five things to do before summer gets here, which we’re hoping won’t be much longer.

1. Get your car cleaned- under body and all

The easiest, and cheapest, way to make your car feel brand new is to get it cleaned. Whether that’s through our top-notch service department, or by yourself, it’s a quick way to improve your vehicle and its appearance. Cleaning your vehicle includes vacuuming the inside, washing the mats, cleaning the windows and washing the exterior. When washing the exterior, don’t forget the under body, as that part of the vehicle picks up most of the salt, grime and who knows what else from the winter roads. Read the rest of this entry >>