Welcome to Aurora AutoPros’ blog! We post at least one new entry per month, usually concerned with some aspect of auto repair. As our auto mechanics encounter new issues and challenges, we pass on what we’ve learned to our customers. Our topics range from tips for driving to advice on dealing with weather changes to happenings and events in Aurora & the Denver metro area.

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7/20: A Decade in the Aurora Community

7/20: A Decade in the Aurora Community

As Independence day rolls in and families in the Aurora community celebrate with food, fireworks, and good company, July marks a significant moment for Aurora, Colorado. Shortly after midnight on July 20th, 2012, life changed forever for our city. A killer struck at the Midnight premiere of the third Batman film by Christopher Nolan, “The Dark Knight Rises.” In mere minutes, this lone killer’s evil act cut short the lives of 13 people, left scars for many survivors, as well as countless emotional scars on those attending and those witnessing the aftermath.  Shock and disbelief followed this cowardly attack. There were no motives beyond a person’s desire to commit a heinous murder. How could anyone do such a thing in our town? “This isn’t what Aurora is like... this isn’t who we are,” some said.    When the numbness left us, anger settled in. There was an element of insult to the crime that someone could perpetrate mass m ... read more

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Clear Eyes on the Road

Clear Eyes on the Road

Photo by Holly Mandarich on Unsplash​ While primarily temperate in the summer, Colorado weather can be unpredictable. We know to expect hot, dry summers, but at any time, unexpected rains can come– just as unexpected snow comes in late Spring. The long, hot summer can wear out our windshield wipers, cracking the rubber.    It’s vital to always have clear eyes on the road when you’re driving. Just as distractions can cause terrible accidents, so can a lack of perception of potential threats due to an obscured or cloudy windshield. It’s essential to check on the condition of your wipers and make sure they are at their best.   An obstructed wiper, unable to cross a windshield gracefully, is ineffe ... read more

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Congratulate Your Grads and Thank Your Mothers Through Auto Maintenance

Congratulate Your Grads and Thank Your Mothers Through Auto Maintenance

Photo by Jakob Rosen on Unsplash Mother’s Day and Graduation 2022 have nearly arrived.  2022 is marching on rapidly, and we’re nearly halfway through the year. Colorado is getting on with things, even though gas prices are still very high. With any luck, things will calm down and prices will drop again. But right now, it’s putting a damper on the events we travel long distances to, just as COVID-19 has.   Both May and June have some anticipated travel in them where we’ll potentially need to drive long distances. It’s Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 8th. And in June, we can expect the new graduates of 2021-2022 to march to Pomp & Circumstance in rented robes and mortar hats once aga ... read more

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Happy Anniversary to Aurora AutoPros!

Happy Anniversary to Aurora AutoPros!

This month marks the ninth anniversary of Aurora AutoPros! It’s amazing how time has gone by so quickly. One moment we were juggling the kids and scheduling oil changes, and the next, we’re talking about how to expand at the proper rate to satisfy our ever-growing customer base! Aurora, thanks for putting your trust in our business over the past nine years. We’ve done our best to create a culture of excellence in customer service and auto repair in our shop, and we hope we’ve always given you the respect, attention, and service you and your vehicle need. We hope you’re our customer for life– or, soon will be!   April is National Car Care Month. We hope you’ll take advantage of the occasion to come see us for any maintenance you may need. If you tend to bring your car in only when there’s an identifiable grievance or issue, we hope you’ll come in and let us explain the importance of Preventive Maintenance, and what it can do f ... read more

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Cyclone Bombs and Safe Driving Practices

Cyclone Bombs and Safe Driving Practices

Image by Comfreak from Pixabay   Believe it or not, Bomb cyclones are a real thing that Coloradans must brace for in our uncertain climate. A bomb cyclone, or ‘explosive cyclogenesis,’ is pretty much exactly how it sounds – a meteorological bomb! When storms decrease in pressure by 24 millibars or more in a 24-hour period, this means they are strengthening, creating primary conditions for a bomb cyclone – causing intense precipitation and very high winds.  They can occur any time of the year in any area of the world where the conditions and ingredients are present. The sudden dip in pressure can potentially cause a bomb cyclone with lots of rain, snow, high winds, a ... read more

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Showing Your Love for Your Car

Showing Your Love for Your Car

Photo by Karsten Winegeart on Unsplash   With February being a month with winter and St. Valentine’s Day in it, it’s an interesting part of our annual cycle. It’s a time where we’re running on empty in preparation for the renewal of spring. Valentine’s Day is an excellent excuse to replenish your relationships. Couples old and young begin to reconnect and renew their love with gifts, intimate time together, extra care for each other, and expressing their love.   At Aurora AutoPros, we’d like to point out that, whether you anthropomorphize your vehicle or not, you do have a relationship with your car based on trust and care. You need your car to be there for you in a reflex moment or a potentia ... read more

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Starting Fresh for the New Year

Starting Fresh for the New Year

Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash   As the calendar turns to the new year, we usually see many people making resolutions to improve the quality of their lives. “New Year, New Me” is an annual concept as people begin working on their resumes, starting diets, exercising, or putting down their cigarettes.   Some themes revolve around trimming down, especially waistlines and budgets. People change a minor factor in their lives and watch it have a ripple effect of positive outcomes if they can just hang on long enough to their resolution.   For some, it’s a more significant change. They’re embracing the kind of person they’d like to be, emulating a hero. They are working to be their idea ... read more

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Colorado Gives on December 7th!

Colorado Gives on December 7th!

Photo from the Aurora AutoPros website   Welcome to December, friends! It’s a beautiful month for giving and receiving, for renewing old acquaintances, and for sharing a bit of cheer with friends and family, or in some cases, with complete strangers. At Aurora AutoPros, we hold December the 7th in particular esteem this year -- because that’s the day Colorado Gives!   Colorado Gives Day makes good things happen for more than 3,000 local nonprofits. What began in 2010 as a modest grassroots movement has blossomed into one of the most significant giving days in the US. In 2020, the annual statewide campaign raised more than $50 million in 24 hours; for local charities and nonprofit groups! This celebration of giving helps donors give where they live to the causes they care about most.   Aurora AutoPros loves participating in Colorado Gives Day. We have made donations to Ready To Work Aurora, Comitis Homeless Shelter, and DAVA -- Downtown Aurora Visual Art ... read more

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Cars are Containers for Life: If Your Vehicle Could Talk, What Would it Say?

Cars are Containers for Life: If Your Vehicle Could Talk, What Would it Say?

Photo by Karan Shiwalkar on Unsplash   Our vehicles are a conduit for our memories, like a time capsule we move about in; during our daily lives. We all have fond memories associated with our vehicles; some are sweet, fun, and some are crazy. Whether you are six or 60 years old, your vehicle would have all kinds of stories about you if it could talk!   Our vehicles spend their days getting us to-and-from our dreams; they bring us to work every day, they bring our families together, and they take us on our favorite trips. Imagine the stories your vehicle could tell if you gave it the chance to speak. Here are some of the things your vehicle might say if it had a voice:   It Would Tell Your Love Story - American love sto ... read more

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Top 3 Ways To Prepare Your Vehicle For Winter

Top 3 Ways To Prepare Your Vehicle For Winter

Photo by White Field Photo on Unsplash We blinked, and suddenly it's October! Here in Colorado, the mornings are brisk, and the leaves have gorgeous hues of gold, red, and orange. Many households take advantage of this season to decorate for Halloween and take their vehicles in for a checkup! Fall is the season to have your vehicle checked and schedule any needed repairs before the frigid weather arrives. There is no such thing as an ideal time to be stranded on the side of the road, but in freezing temperatures, it can be worse than inconvenient – it can be downright dangerous. To help you avoid winter woes, we want to share the top three ways you can prepare your vehicle during Autumn for the coming Winter months. Tires ... read more

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