Get Your Vehicle Ready for Spring

Five Spring Maintenance Tips from the Experts in Brighton, CO

As the Spring flowers blossom and you feel the sun starting to peak through the clouds, it’s a sign that warmer weather is upon us. Here at the Johnson Auto Plaza, our service technicians are urging drivers to take advantage of this time in the sun to kickstart the essential services of Spring vehicle maintenance. Here are five seasonal maintenance tips to help you get started:

 

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Expand Your Capability with the Rugged GMC Sierra 2500 HD

A Heavy-Duty Hauler Certified to Take on Your Daily Drive in Brighton, CO

The new 2021 GMC Sierra 2500 HD is more than just your average heavy-duty pickup truck. Engineered to help you conquer your toughest tasks, the new Sierra 2500 HD is built strong to help you steamroll the competition. When it comes to power, the standard 6.6-liter V8 gas engine in the new GMC Sierra 2500 HD is a certified workhorse that won’t let you down when you need it most.

 

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Protecting Your Vehicle From Salt Corrosion

When winter arrives, what also arrives is salt poured on the highways to make them safer on which to travel. While we’re all happy to see the salt trucks out on the roads, we often forget that salt not only makes roads less slippery but can also damage your car and cause premature rust corrosion. Here are a few things you can do to protect your vehicle from salt corrosion.

It will be very beneficial to wash your vehicle every couple of days in the winter time. Washing it will get rid of the salt before it has a…

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Winter Tires vs. All-Season Tires

All season tires are good for most conditions, but when it starts to get icy and snowy on the road, then you are going to want to change over to winter tires. Winter tires have two main differences from normal all-season tires.

First of all, they have deeper treads and extra cuts in the surface. This allows them to gain more traction in wet and slushy or icy conditions than a different kind of tire. 

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Helpful Safety Technology Found in the Equinox

Those of us at Johnson Auto Plaza understand the positive impact the right technology can have on your driving experiences; the Chevrolet Equinox is an SUV loaded with safety technology that does just that. You'll feel supported on every twisting road and crowded parking lot.

The safety features won't drive the SUV for you, but they help you notice certain things that may go over your head. You're driving during the day in Brighton when a pedestrian appears yards in front of 

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Headlights

They are placed at the front of vehicles and used to illuminate the road you are approaching. They are one of the most important parts of the vehicle. They come in different types. These types include:

  • Full beam headlights-These are the brightest. They are tilted higher than the dipped headlights allowing you to have a wider vision of the road. They are more efficient at night where roads are unlit.
  • Dipped headlights-These are dimmer than the full-beam headlights, though they are the most commonly used. They are brighter than sidelights. 
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It Is Time to Cut Back on Distracted Driving

Distracted driving represents a danger on the road. Momentary distractions might be more than enough to cause a collision, which is why drivers need to keep their attention where it belongs. Talking and texting, even doing so hands-free, might lead to trouble. Safe driving often involves staying focused, so why do anything that takes away from attention?

Physically doing something like eating, drinking, grooming oneself, or fidgeting with touchscreen controls may contribute to distractions. They aren't the only causes, though. 

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Driving in Winter Conditions

Unfortunately, you can't always avoid driving in adverse weather conditions. Here at Johnson Auto Plaza, we know how that is. Driving in Brighton during the winter can be hazardous, but there are a few things you can do to make it safer.

1. Make sure your car is in optimal condition. Jumping a dead battery or changing a flat tire is never fun, but it's much worse in a blizzard.
2. Stock your car with essentials in case you get stuck. Depending on where you're driving, this can range from blankets to food to flares.
 

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Check Out the Chevrolet Camaro at Johnson Auto Plaza, Inc.

Are you considering the Chevrolet Camaro in Brighton? This sports car has distinctive accents that are sure to turn heads, and the low grille cuts down on drag for enhanced aerodynamic performance. If you want exclusive styling, the Camaro Redline Edition is equipped with a jet black interior, 20-inch black-painted aluminum wheels with red accents, and more.

The 2.0L Turbo engine produces up to 275 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, and it can go from 0 to 60 in only 5.4 or 5.5 seconds. 

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Power Comes Standard in the Chevrolet Trax

The compact and sporty Chevrolet Trax is ready to serve drivers in Brighton. It has a sleek exterior style that stands out from the crowd, as well as a plush cabin with plenty of standard features. At Johnson Auto Plaza, Inc., we also love the satisfying performance offered by this SUV.

All new models of the Chevrolet Trax are powered by a turbo 1.4L four-cylinder engine that creates 138-horsepower along with 148 lb-ft of torque. It pairs nicely with a six-speed automatic transmission. You will find that all 

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