Thompson Automotive specializes in taking care of your Japanese car — our motto is actually “We Fix Japanese Cars!” Thompson Automotive is third generation family owned, with current owner Jamie Thompson’s dad having worked on vehicles since the 1970s.

Your car requires a little extra care in the cold season, especially with the harsh winters here in the Englewood area. We make sure your vehicle is prepared for snow and cold conditions, so you can have confidence that your vehicle won’t let you down when you take it to Thompson Automotive. That’s why we wanted to take a moment to offer up some car care tips to prepare for the upcoming months. Here are a few proactive things you can do to keep your car running smoothly, even in the harshest Colorado weather.

Batteries

Ever try to start your vehicle on a cold winter morning and been greeted by nothing but dashboard lights and weird clicking noises? It’s no fun, especially when you are trying to get to work or pick up your family. Most batteries last a few years depending on the use.

Instead of risking that cold morning battery failure, bring your vehicle into Thompson Automotive for a battery diagnostic. We will see how much power you have left and we can replace your battery with a high-quality product if you need one. 

Drivetrain

Your vehicle might have all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. Both systems are excellent for winter weather, and provide power distribution to all four wheels to ensure traction in the snow. We will make sure your drivetrain system works, and that you know how to use it! A vehicle being driven with the improper setting can make you overconfident in your vehicle’s winter abilities. Trust our ASE-Certified Technicians to help you learn which settings are the best, and to find and fix any problems with your vehicle’s drivetrain

Got a service light on for your all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive? Drop it off with Thompson Automotive where we offer both loaner cars and offer same-day automotive repairs for most problems.

Oil Changes

Oil changes are crucial for every season, and especially for the cold weather here in the Denver area. Your vehicle’s engine can work especially hard in winter during cold temperatures, and you want to make sure you have clean, fresh oil in the right weight pumping through your vehicle’s engine. Properly maintained with the right oil, your vehicle will provide many years of quality service.

Best of all, Thompson Automotive in unique in offering a free tire rotation with your oil change! Why? Because well-balanced tires are critical to vehicle safety for winter driving. Your vehicle needs to use tires evenly for the best balance and the longest lasting rubber.

About Us

Our family-owned automotive repair center genuinely cares about our customers. We also offer a 3-year, 36,000-mile warranty on repairs. While we specialize in Japanese cars, we are happy to work on most any make and model you bring in. 

Call us at 720-664-8969 and visit us at 1855 W Union Ave Unit H. Englewood, CO 80110. We look forward to serving you and our community.