Category Archives: Service

Make your resolutions work for you

Car care tips for the new year

Make an appointment for your vehicle’s health today!

Car care tips for the new year

As the new year begins, there are many people who follow the tradition to resolve to change bad habits, start doing things better, or just overall embrace change. We promise ourselves that we are going to try spend more time with family, or that we’re going to be nicer to our neighbors and co-workers.

We convince ourselves that we need start eating healthier and begin working out (and stick with it!) to helps us shed those pounds that we packed on during the holidays. We know we all have good intentions, but we rarely keep up with these resolutions. Read the rest of this entry >>

Ford changes up its SYNC system, we’re all in awe

how to use Ford SYNC 3

Ford SYNC 3 offers a number of new innovative features.

How to use Ford SYNC 3

Changing up something as important and integral as an infotainment system is a big move for any automobile manufacturer.  But when Ford does something, it does it right, and the changes in the Ford SYNC 3 system are actually extremely innovative and make the system super easy to use. The infotainment system in a vehicle is one of the most advanced features available because it not only manages most of the vehicle but can be linked to your smartphone to play music, provide navigation and real-time traffic information, place phone calls and even read text messages. Read the rest of this entry >>

Everything you need to know about the Takata airbag recall, including what is a Takata airbag

what is a Takata airbag

An airbag can save lives.

What is a Takata airbag

With the recent string of recalls involving something called a Takata airbag, we thought it would be appropriate to cover some of the details, including what is a Takata airbag, in our blog. The Takata airbag is just a brand of airbag that is used in a number of vehicles all around the world.

As far as Ford vehicles go, there were a number of Ford Mustang vehicles that were thought to be affected by the recall, but those individuals with a defective airbag were notified and given directions as to the next steps to take to ensure driver and passenger safety. If you did not get a notification but are unsure whether your vehicle was affected by the recall or not, you can give us a call or stop by today! Read the rest of this entry >>

Get your car ready for the summer

Summer car maintenance

Try heading to a new city this summer on your road trip.

Summer car maintenance

Taking a road trip is almost mandatory when it comes to summer fun. You get to spend time with friends or family, you get to explore whatever and wherever you want and you get to feel the wind in your hair with no agenda.

However, before you embark on the adventure, it’s important to get all of your ducks in a row when it comes to the schedule, preparations, finances and most importantly, your vehicle. There are just a few things when it comes to summer car maintenance that you just can’t ignore.

1. Get your oil changed Read the rest of this entry >>

How to prepare your car for winter

Winterize your car

The service department at Western Slope Auto wants to help you learn how to prepare your car for winter.

Winter can be a very tough time for vehicles, especially if they are not ready to handle the much lower temperatures that winter can bring.  You pay a lot of money for your car so take care of it by getting it ready for the harsh cold weather that’s ahead of us. The service department at Western Slope Auto wants to help you learn how to prepare your car for winter so it can keep driving you for many more miles. Read the rest of this entry >>

Helpful tips to get the most miles out of your car

Get the most miles out of your car

Get the most miles out of your car

There is one thing that all car owners have in common; we all want our vehicle to last as long as possible.  Today’s automobiles are being designed and manufactured to last longer than ever before.  Thanks to new technology, cars are more reliability and durable than those of the past.  Even though they are being built to last longer you still have to know how to take care of it in order for you to get the most miles out of it.  So how do you get the most miles out of your car?  These tips from Western Slope Auto will help you drive your car well past the 100,000 mile mark. Read the rest of this entry >>

How do you know when to buy new tires

Check your tires

Use the penny test to see if you need new tires.

Tires don’t last forever but how do you know when it’s time to buy new tires.  The two main reasons that you need to get new tires put on your car are tire damage and tire wear.  Other reasons can be if you decide to upsize your tires for cosmetic purposes.  Another reason, especially here in Colorado, is that some drivers like to change their tires to match the season.  Winter tires are designed to give vehicles much better traction when there is snow on the roads.

Before your tires fail there are usually warning signs that let you know they are almost out of life.  Knowing what these signs are will help you know when to buy new tires in Grand Junction, CO. Read the rest of this entry >>

Prepare for Summer Driving with Western Slope Auto

getting your car ready for summer driving

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 >>

Regular Oil Changes are Needed for a Happy Car

Oil changes in Grand Junction, CO

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 >>