1. How To Make Your Japanese Car “Back To School” Ready

    If you own a Japanese-made car like a Honda, a Mazda, or any other Japanese model, you may want to pay attention to this. Your car may or may not be “back to school” ready. It’s important to make sure that your vehicle can run consistently from the first day of school to the last. Thompson Automotive is your auto repair service in Englewood, CO that specializes in Japanese cars. And we make …Read More

  2. 7 Car Maintenance Mistakes to Avoid

    Taking care of your car is an important investment in an item that is probably one of the most expensive possessions you have. When things are running smoothly, it can be easy to take your car for granted. The moment you hear that weird thump, knock, or bang, however, you’ll wish you had paid more attention to your car’s needs. If you want to provide good maintenance for your car and just aren…Read More

  3. 3 Reasons Why You Need An Oil Change

    With summer just getting started, you’ve probably got some plans in store. No matter what, your vehicle might need to come in for maintenance so it’s ready to handle the hustle and bustle of the summer. Plus, if there is one thing that needs to be done, it’s an oil change. This is double important, especially in the summer.  We here at Thompson Automotive care about our customers in Englewo…Read More

  4. Best Fall Drives in Colorado

    It seems like school just got out, summer was just beginning, and there were plenty of days to spend at the pool. Yet, here we are, kids are back at school, the pools are closed, and the weather is starting to cool. There are a couple of positives to the summer winding down, fall is here and the leaves are changing. What better way to really get into the changing seasons than a drive to see the be…Read More

  5. All About Engine Oil

    At one point or another, a lot of people will ask themselves, “Why do I need new engine oil in my car once every three months?” The truth is the oil plays a vital role in the proper functionality of your vehicle. The exact rate you have to put new oil in will vary depending on the make and model of your car, but here are the basics of engine oil.  What Type of Oil Do You Need? Crude oil was f…Read More

  6. How You Can Check Your Vehicle Fluids

    You may be on top of the service intervals for your car, truck, or SUV every 5,000 or 10,000 miles, but what about the maintenance in between trips to the service department? One of the easiest ways to ensure your car is in good shape is by checking the vehicle fluid levels. Here is what you need to know about the six main fluids in your car and how to check them.   Get Your Motor Running &nb…Read More

  7. How to Find a Mechanic You Can Trust

    When your car starts acting up, you should know precisely who to go to in order to get it running optimally again. Everyone needs a local mechanic they can trust and depend on. However, it is easier said than done to find a top mechanic in your area and not an auto shop where the employees are just looking to make a quick buck. Here are some steps to finding the best mechanic where you live.  …Read More

  8. Signs You Need New Brakes

    The brakes on a car are of vital importance, especially when you drive down the freeway going over 60 miles per hour. That is the last place you want to encounter any brake issues. You may not think about them all the time, but it is critical to be aware of the signs your brakes are in need of servicing at a first-class brake shop.  Odd Sounds You should be able to hear a loud squeal any time you…Read More

  9. How To Get Better Gas Mileage

    Everyone aims to save money at the pump. It is better for the environment and for your bank account. You need to know how to efficiently drive, and our Englewood mechanic can tell you if there is anything you are doing wrong that reduces gas mileage. Implement these strategies to keep more money in your wallet.  Drive Conservatively You never want to rapidly accelerate when you are in stop-and-go…Read More

  10. How Often Does Your Car Need Service?

    We all know how important it is to keep our cars in good shape to prolong its life and keep things running smoothly, but how do you know how often you should have your vehicle serviced if there doesn’t appear to be anything glaringly wrong with it? There are a couple of central places to turn when looking to get your tune-ups on track. The first (and best place) to start is by taking a look at y…Read More