Fixing a Car That Sounds Like a Lawn Mower: A Step-by-Step Guide
Rocky Mountain Diesel & Auto Repair
by Kelsey Outram
1M ago
When your car starts sounding more like a lawn mower than a smooth-running vehicle, it’s time to pay attention to what’s happening under the hood.  You’ll want to start by diagnosing the noise—could it be a leaky exhaust system, a worn-out muffler, or maybe misfiring spark plugs? Each of these issues can cause your car to emit loud, rough sounds, mimicking yard equipment.  Addressing these problems not only quiets your ride but also prevents further damage to your car. Let’s explore how you can pinpoint and fix these issues, ensuring your vehicle is in top condition and sparing you f ..read more
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Tips for Extending the Life of Your Transmission
Rocky Mountain Diesel & Auto Repair
by Kelsey Outram
3M ago
The transmission is needed to shift gears. There are some steps that can be taken to preserve the transmission. Review the services that we offer at Rocky Mountain Diesel and Auto Repair. Then, schedule an appointment to have your vehicle’s transmission serviced. Formal Inspection A manual transmission and an automatic transmission both contain the same parts. These transmission styles, however, will each require a specific inspection process. During a routine service appointment, one of our mechanics at Rocky Mountain Diesel and Auto Repair will perform a comprehensive inspection. This inspec ..read more
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5 Essential Vehicle Maintenance Tips for the Winter
Rocky Mountain Diesel & Auto Repair
by Kelsey Outram
3M ago
Winter can be a challenging season for vehicle owners due to precipitation, low temperatures, and unpredictable conditions. For this reason, preventive vehicle maintenance is paramount to ensuring your safety on the road. Here are five simple tips to keep your vehicle running smoothly this holiday season. 5 Vehicle Maintenance Tips for the Winter 1. Replace Your Wiper Blades Did you know that even the highest-quality wiper blades can start to lose their effectiveness even after just six months? Additionally, as the weather gets colder, it can impact your wipers in a few ways. You might notice ..read more
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Top 5 Reasons for a Check Engine Light
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by Kelsey Outram
3M ago
When your vehicle’s internal computer system finds an issue with your engine or any other important part, it warns you by turning on the check engine light. This warning is indicated by the engine symbol on your dashboard lighting up red, orange, amber, or yellow. The cause of an illuminated engine light might be as simple as a loose gas cap or as complex as a damaged engine component. However, ignoring the problem can quickly lead to expensive repairs or inevitable vehicle failure. Here are five of the most common causes of a check engine light and what you should do in the event that it come ..read more
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How to Prolong the Lifespan of Your Diesel Engine
Rocky Mountain Diesel & Auto Repair
by Kelsey Outram
3M ago
Keeping your vehicle running well for as long as possible is important and can keep you from having the expense of buying a new car, too. If you have a diesel engine, though, you need to treat it a little differently than one that’s powered by gasoline. With the right care and maintenance, you can prolong the life of your engine and protect it from harm, so your vehicle will last longer, and you can get more years of use and enjoyment from it. Get Regular Maintenance Just like gasoline engines, regular maintenance is really important for your diesel engine. You don’t want to let it go too long ..read more
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Questions to Ask An Auto Repair Shop Before Having Diagnostic Services Completed
Rocky Mountain Diesel & Auto Repair
by Kelsey Outram
3M ago
Odd noises, warning lights, and performance issues often require professional diagnostics to uncover the root cause. While repairs might seem expensive, identifying problems early prevents secondary damage that can cause high costs later. Asking the right questions upfront ensures you get accurate troubleshooting and fair pricing from your chosen auto shop. Here’s a list of important questions to ask before having diagnostic services completed. What Diagnostic Fees Can I Expect? Ask if charging diagnostic or inspection fees before quoting repair costs is standard practice. Many shops waive the ..read more
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4 Signs You Need to Schedule Vehicle Maintenance Service
Rocky Mountain Diesel & Auto Repair
by Kelsey Outram
3M ago
Maintenance is a standard part of owning any vehicle, but many drivers aren’t sure how often to have their vehicle serviced. Far too often, they wait until there are major issues with their vehicle to reach out to a professional. Although we’re always here to get the job done, we’re also eager to help you recognize the early signs you need vehicle maintenance to avoid costly repairs down the road. If you experience any of these four signs, please contact us to schedule a service. 1. Warning Lights Dashboard warning lights or a check engine light are one of the most obvious signs you ..read more
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Auto Shop FAQs: Top 3 Questions Answered
Rocky Mountain Diesel & Auto Repair
by Kelsey Outram
3M ago
As a vehicle owner, you know that regular maintenance is critical to ensuring your car’s reliability. However, with the countless auto shop services required at regular intervals by your car manufacturer’s manual, it can be overwhelming to remember it all. At Rocky Mountain Diesel and Auto Repair, we share some of the most common questions we get from our customers about staying on top of vehicle maintenance. 1. When Should I Replace My Car’s Battery? Typically, the lifespan of a car battery falls within the range of three to five years. There are several factors that can have an impact on the ..read more
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Tire Services: The Benefits of Regular Alignment, Balancing, and Rotation
Rocky Mountain Diesel & Auto Repair
by Kelsey Outram
3M ago
Apart from tire repairs and replacements, getting regular tire services is an essential part of vehicle maintenance. At Rocky Mountain Diesel and Auto Repair, we provide professional tire services performed by our certified automotive technicians to optimize your tire and wheel assembly’s safety and performance on the road. In this blog post, you’ll find more information about the three essential tire services you need for your vehicle, as well as how they can benefit you in the long run. The 3 Tire Services You Need to Maintain Your Vehicle Alignment Over time, your tire and wheel system can ..read more
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3 Unsettling Car Problems and How a Mechanic Can Help
Rocky Mountain Diesel & Auto Repair
by Kelsey Outram
3M ago
For many, the prospect of a car breaking down is terrifying because of the hassle it would bring, the money it would cost, and the risks it may pose to safety. In addition, it can be stressful to have automotive trouble and have no idea what the root of the problem is. This is where a skilled mechanic comes in. No matter the issue with your vehicle, an experienced and trustworthy mechanic can help you diagnose the problem and perform the necessary repairs. Here’s how a Rocky Mountain Diesel and Auto Repair mechanic might help in these scenarios: How a Mechanic Can Help With Some of the Most Da ..read more
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