06|05|2017

My name is Dana TePoel

Lake Arbor Automotive & Truck Owner Dana TePoel talks to the Arvada Press about how he got started in the car maintenance and repair business, and why he finds...

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05|15|2017

Is there an easy way to track my tires’ air pressure?

Question: How do I know when my tires are starting to go flat? Answer: In the “good old days,” you had to carry a tire pressure gauge in your...

04|25|2017

How do I distinguish between “severe” and “normal” driving?

Question: If my owner’s manual has two different maintenance schedules, how can I figure out where I fit? Answer: You’re right, most manufacturers these days recommend different maintenance schedules...

04|04|2017

How closely do I need to adhere to my car’s maintenance schedule?

Question: Do auto manufacturers suggest maintenance checks just so that their service departments can make money? Answer: Every auto and truck manufacturer recommends a maintenance schedule customized for its...

02|20|2017

If my ‘check engine’ light is on, do I have a serious problem?

Question: How immediately do I need to respond to the check engine light? Answer: That dreaded check engine light can cause a lot of stress for vehicle owners. They...

01|22|2017

How do I know whether my vehicle needs a wheel alignment?

Question: If I get a wheel alignment, does it accomplish the same thing as balancing my tires? Answer: Wheel alignments and tire-balancing are different procedures. We talked last month...

12|16|2016

What causes my steering wheel to shake?

Question: Does a shaking steering wheel mean that my tires are out of balance? Answer: Other issues can cause a steering wheel to shake – such as bent rims,...

11|16|2016

If I hear a strange ticking noise, is that a problem?

Question: How can I figure out which engine noises need immediate attention? Answer: Prior to making a reservation for repair, one of the first things a customer might tell...

10|17|2016

How can I prepare my car for cold weather?

Question: As we get closer to winter, which maintenance items should I address to keep my car running smoothly? Answer: Colorado is infamous for its sudden weather changes in...

09|26|2016

10 years of thank-you’s

Anniversary event at Westminster auto shop attracts hundreds WESTMINSTER, Colo. (Sept. 26, 2016) – For the 10th straight year, Lake Arbor Automotive & Truck recently thanked its growing list...