How to get your oil changed with Ski Country Sadie

How to get your oil changed with Ski Country Sadie

Woof woof! Hey there, fellow furry friends, Ski Country Sadie here! Did you know that your human should also take care of your car with an oil change? That's right, as a dog, I know the importance of staying healthy and well-maintained. It is just as important for your car to get a regular oil change! While your car is at Ski Country Auto and Towing, they will perform a 30 point vehicle inspection for free! It's like a spa day for us pups, but better, because it keeps our engines running smoothly and prevents any unwanted breakdowns. So, if you want to keep your tail wagging and your paws moving, make sure to bring your human down to Ski Country Auto Repair and Towing for an oil change today! They'll love you even more for taking care of yourself, and you'll feel like a brand new pup afterwards. Trust me, it's worth it

Air Filters

Air Filters

Air filters.  One of the most overlooked pieces of a car. Here at Ski Country Auto Repair and Towing,  we know every part of the car is important. A good clean air filter should be at the top of everyone’s list. Yes, oil is a little more important but with newer cars these days so many of the calculations a PCM must perform involve how much air is getting into the motor. Air flow determines just how well the car runs. The PCM uses a mass air flow meter or manifold absolute pressure sensor to determine how much fuel is needed to make the engine run properly. That is why we perform a free courtesy inspection on every vehicle we service. Our A.S.E. certified automotive technicians are trained to know the difference between a good air filter and a bad one.  Most people do not understand the cause and affect of a bad air filter. One easy way to think about it is this, everyone has had to run once.  Imagine your out running and the air is nice and clean.  You g ... read more

Summer Checkup

Hello every one!! Mike from ski country auto and towing here again. I hope you are all doing well. I hope every one of you is safe and healthy. We here at ski county auto want you to know even though the states are opening back up and easing restriction we are still committed to providing you with safe and reliable service. We are still following the safety procedures we put in place to keep you and us safe. Even though we aren't out of the woods yet (I would really like to be) we will still be cleaning our shop and your cars to prevent anything we can. I know most of you are getting pent up from being inside and feel the need to get out. I couldn't agree with you more. Go out but be safe. Be safe with you and your car. Its the time of the year again when we see increased travel through the mountains. So I would like to give you a few tips to keep you going down the road and not on the back of our tow trucks. With rising temps and increased traffic your car ... read more

Cabin Air

Hi, everyone! We’ve been pretty busy here at the shop. Some of you know some of you don’t but we’ve been renovating our shop! It’s been an interesting journey so far, but it will be worth it in the end. We are still open just in our little “she shed”. That’s what we call it anyway. We still offer the great service you come to know from us. One thing I wanted to talk to you about is the cabin air filter in your car. Most new cars have them. Most people don’t know what they are or even where to find it in your car. These are often overlooked. Some are easy to get to some are a different story. But it is an important element in your car. They are not changed as often as your engine air filter but if you’re not changing it at least twice a year it’s probably clogging up and putting extra strain on your HVAC system. I know I like to breathe clean air, don’t you? Your owner’s manual should tell you if you have one and wh ... read more


Hello everyone! Mike from Ski Country Auto & Towing. I hope all is well. I know times right now aren’t looking so good and we face uncertain challenges. We here at Ski Country want you all to know we are here for you! We are open and ready to help in any way we can. We have set up special protocols to minimize the chance of spreading COVID-19. We start by wiping down the most touched areas of your car. From door handles and keys to steering wheels and shifter handles. We put in seat covers and steering wheel covers. Our technicians wear gloves and protective gear. We are offering a touchless experience. We will even come pick up your car and deliver it back when it’s done. Your health, as well as our employees’ health, is of great importance to us. Now you might be asking “if it is great importance to us” why would we be open? I get it. The reason we are open is we provide services to not only the public but to businesses and government services as wel ... read more


We all fear that time of spring when everything turns yellow in color and everyone we know seems to come down with hay fever. The effects of pollen on air quality during spring are obvious in indoor and outdoor settings, but it's really important not to neglect the effects of pollen on your car. When you think about it, our cars are on the front lines of the war on pollen. Imagine if you went out for a jog one spring day, but you magically acquired a new super power that enabled you to run at 50 miles per hour. It'd be a total blast at first, but after the first few blocks you'd be wheezing and sneezing from all the pollen suddenly rushing into your face and lungs. Why are air filters so important? We tend to think of our cars as solid, and totally protected from the elements like rain and wind. But lots of air flows through our vehicles when we drive, both into the interior cabin of the car where we sit, and under the hood into the engine and machinery. Th ... read more




Knowing when to take your vehicle into the auto shop for struts and shocks repair can be kind of tricky. The damping characteristics of shocks and struts diminish slowly over time, making it difficult to detect a problem. Usually when a driver notices that there is a problem, it' well past the time of needing replacement. Shocks and (or) struts are part of your vehicle' suspension system. Not all vehicles have both shocks and struts; some only have one or the other. Each aids in the vehicle' stability and handling. There' no strictly set time for shock and strut replacement as part of it depends on driving conditions such as how you drive and the condition of the roads. Some need replacement at 30,000 miles, and others can go as long as 60,000 miles. There are however some good indications that it' time to get into the auto shop and have them looked at by service technician. Signs that it' Time to Replace or Repair Struts Shocks and struts are responsible f ... read more


Tire Pressure Monitoring System Can Saves Lives Most people ignore their tires, yet tires are undoubtedly a critical safety component on a vehicle. Where the rubber meets the road affects traction, handling, steering, stability and braking. Because of this, a sudden tire failure can have serious consequences, especially if it occurs when operating at high speeds. + Nearly 250,000 accidents occur in the United States per year due to low tire pressure.+ About 75% of roadside flats are preceded by a slow leak or under inflation.+ According to a recent survey, America could reduce its fuel consumption by 10% and save a collective $2 billion a year by keeping tires properly inflated.+ NHTSA estimates that tire pressure monitoring systems could prevent as many as 79 deaths and 10,365 injuries each year in the United States.What is the effect of under inflation? ... read more


So you've found out that your brake pads are wearing out, and it' time for a replacement. But did you know that there are multiple types of brake pads, made from different materials and suited to the different needs of cars and driving styles? Our team at Ski Country Shell and Towing in Frisco, CO can help get the brake pads that best fit your car. Here' a quick guide to help you select the right brake pads for you. Semi Metallic Brake Pads Semi Metallic pads can be made from anywhere from 30% to 65% metal, from copper, wire, steel wool and other metal materials. Semi Metallic pads wear out the least quickly of all brake pads, but they also tend to wear out the brake rotors faster. Low-Metallic These pads are made from a special formula using about 10% to 30% copper or steel. Low-metallic brake pads are optimal for high heat and friction braking, and ideal for high speed braking. These types of pads are less clean than others, though. L ... read more




How to Get Honest Auto Repairs When you take your car in to the auto shop for servicing, you have every reason to expect to be treated with honesty and integrity. However, it' pretty hard to know when you are lied to, over charged, or taken advantage of, when automotive care is not your expertise. So how do you know when you are getting honest auto repairs? It all boils down to the details. What You Should Expect With Routine Maintenance Taking your car into the auto shop for routine maintenance is always a good idea. It prolongs the car' useful life, prevents larger repair bills, and it prevents you from having to deal with unexpected problems and expenses, or wondering whether or not you really need this repair. When you take your vehicle into the auto shop, the technician should tell you what services will be performed, how long it will take, and the cost. Honest auto shops want you to know these details and strive to perform the work as ... read more


Auto Repair
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