Monthly Archives: February 2020

What is a Timing Belt Replacement?

While looking at your vehicle's recommended list of services, you may have noticed that it recommends a timing belt replacement at a certain mileage interval. You may have even been recommended to have your vehicle's timing belt replaced recently while visiting an auto repair shop. Your vehicle's engine is extremely complex with many different working parts, so not understand what a timing belt is or when it needs to be replaced is common. Let us break it down and explain what this part is and why it is important.  What is a timing belt? The timing belt is an internal combustion engine component that synchronizes the rotation of the crankshaft and the camshaft to ensure that the engine's valves open and close at the correct times during each cylinder's intake and exhaust strokes. It is an essential part of your vehicle's engine and is necessary for proper function.  When does it need to be replaced? The best way to understand when your vehi ... read more

How to Make Your Vehicle Last 200,000 Miles or More!

How to Make Your Vehicle Last 200,000 Miles or More!

Excellent news!  The majority of vehicles sold in recent years can go 200,000 miles with precious few major repairs.    But there is a catch: Preventive maintenance is required.  And there is more to it than meets the eye. Also, there are important new services that not everyone is aware of yet.   Oil Change?  But of course.  Many people still refer to it as a “lube, oil and filter” service.  Chassis lubrication has pretty much gone by the wayside, but the fresh oil and filter part is still the meat and potatoes of a basic car service.   A proper oil change should include an examination of the vehicle’s major components and a check of other fluids; transmission, brake, power steering and coolant, in most cars. This service is due by mileage, or at least twice a year. Some of the preventive services recommended on modern cars are necessary because cars are lasting so much longer.  It’s also like ... read more

5 Top Reasons to Buy a Ford Transit For Your Small Business

5 Top Reasons to Buy a Ford Transit For Your Small Business

1. Your drivers will figure out the ​Sync3 Infotainment System easily and stay safe on the road. As small business owners we all want our employees to be safe and not distracted while driving.  The Infotainment System is easy to teach and allows your drivers to get their tunes or find out where they are going safely.  Quick and easy to learn. 2. Excellent handling and responsive steering  When you are turning in those narrow areas and tight circles, the Transit handles with great response and ease.  The newer Ford Transits handle less like a truck and have a smoother ride.  Throw in a 5 Star Safety Rating and you've got the whole package. 3. Your employees will appreciate the comfy seats and quiet, smooth ride This work van offers a comfortable ride for your people when they are driving for work all day long.  The van is insulated and the road and wind noise is minimal.  On our Colorado ... read more

What To Do If Your Vehicle Suffered Damage From Sliding Into a Curb

Oh, that helpless feeling!  Sliding, sliding closer and closer until WHACK! Or maybe it's a sad crunching noise.  Or both. Whether you bounced off a curb or managed to go up and over, the next few moments are likely to be filled with dread. How much damage?  Will the car be okay to drive? How much will it cost to fix? One thing is certain - your car should be inspected if you have any doubts about damage.  Many reputable shops will check your car for damage at no charge, so there’s no reason not to have a professional give your vehicle a clean bill of health or let you know what may be needed to keep you safely moving down the road. Haglin Automotive is one of those reputable shops - we will be happy to give your vehicle a complimentary, proper inspection for your peace of mind and safety.   What is most likely to be damaged in a curb hit / slide off?   Wheels can be bent, which may or may not be visible while still on the car.&nbs ... read more

If You Are Using A Screen Reader And Are Having Problems Using This Website, please call Haglin Automotive (303) 442-8547 For Assistance.