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Local Automotive Repair & Maintenance Facility

Local Automotive Repair & Maintenance Facility

Hello Friends! When getting your vehicle or trailer maintained and repaired how do you select a shop?  One source is probably the review sites and these can be helpful to provide an overall first electronic impression based on other consumers though they can be somewhat misleading.  Another source may be friends and family but this can also be hard to fully trust as everyone has a different idea of what is expected.  One thing for certain is that a local, independent repair facility like ours in Lakewood, Colorado is better for you and your vehicle or trailer than a national chain or dealership.  Let me explain.  Large national chains are just that, large.  They rely on volume of cars to meet standards set by corporate, to achieve this there is often a discounted coupon involved which brings a possible customer to the shop.  These are sometimes misleading and only intended for single use customers.  Dealerships rely on new customers in the syst ... read more

Computers, Sensors and Wires Oh My!

Computers, Sensors and Wires Oh My!

Looking at a modern Car, Truck, or SUV can be mind boggling.  There are computers, sensors everywhere and wires that run in all directions.  A lot of the technology is to keep us safe, others are to help ensure the vehicle is being properly maintained for a long service life.    Vehicles are getting more and more complicated, pictured above is a steering rack or gear from a modern truck. Inside are complex electrical components receiving and sending signals to other parts of the vehicle. When servicing a vehicle knowing how to work with computers and sensors is critical. Our experienced technicians attend industry training so we are prepared for what is coming in the way of technology.  All of these components combined for a working machine, should something stop working or disrupt the machine it must be repaired, find a good service center to help you along the way. We at Merrill Automotive ar looking forward to the exciting automotive future

Spring Training for your car

Spring Training for your car

Spring Training for your car - in preparation for the hot summer ahead. Summer can be a difficult time for vehicles, let's get your car running its best before summer gets here. Numerous factors can add stress to the vehicle such as heat, humidity, air conditioner running, starting, stopping, climbing hills and mountains plus city traffic with lower speeds. Most of us can't avoid the more extreme conditions summer throws at us, especially with all the picnics, family trips, and long distance plans we cram into the short break we call summer. Items to consider; battery service, coolant, transmission, and brake fluid exchange. Fresh oil and filters are always a great idea, rotate the tires and verify inflation. Check the belts and hoses, but don't forget about your brakes. It's more fun to get everything moving but stopping is still critical. Let's plan ahead so you are fully prepared to hit the open road. Schedule your service and repairs online, over the phone or best of all in ... read more

Car trouble? Let's fix it.

Car trouble? Let's fix it.

If you are having car trouble, let's fix it. No need to wait several weeks in line for dealership service and pricing. Independent repair facilities like ours in Lakewood, CO are prepared to handle nearly all of the problems under the sun. Yes, manufactures and dealerships have some small advantages but generally speaking locally owned shops will provide far more value in a much faster timeframe than large corporations. We are a NAPA AutoCare Center, one of over 14,000 locations spread across the country. Being a NAPA facility we provide, free of charge, a Peace of Mind warranty that covers parts and labor on qualifying repairs and services for 24 months/24,000 miles. See informative vehicle repair demonstration videos and learn more here http://www.napaautocare.com/ The benefits of independent automotive repair are numerous, this only touches on a few. We look forward to seeing you and your vehicles

Celebrating 90 Years of Service

Celebrating 90 Years of Service

Hello Friends! At Merrill Automotive we have been serving Lakewood, CO and the surrounding areas for 90 years. We are known across the Denver metro area as the go-to location for suspension and alignment problem solving. We service both foreign and domestic makes, from small cars all the way up to medium duty trucks. Being a suspension specialty shop has provided us with decades of experience from classic cars through modern German sports and luxury vehicles. We have a large facility with big lifts and tall ceilings, this provides the space we need to service and repair trailers, RVs, fifth wheels, utility vehicles, boat trailers, and every imaginable variation thereof. The key to all of this success? Undoubtedly our customers! We enjoy hearing about travel plans and soccer games, working on fun car projects together and knowing our customers are the best part of who we are. Each and everyday we strive to provide the highest quality service and safety for our valuable customer ... read more

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