Friday, November 6, 2015

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Hunting and Fall Auto Repair Specials 2015

We are in the full swing of the hunting season and fall!  To celebrate we have put together some custom specials to help you get out and enjoy nature during this beautiful time of year!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Change is in the Air

Simpson Brothers Garage Waiting Room
Our Waiting Room
Here at Simpson Brothers, we have made a few changes.  We have re-done our waiting area to be more comfortable with a new front desk and chairs, we put a new wrap on our shuttle vehicle so it stands out more, and we even have a new logo!  Despite all of these changes, we have the same quality of service you have come to expect from Simpson Brothers.  Stop by today to see the changes for yourself!

Simpson Brothers Garage Courtesy Shuttle
Our Courtesy Shuttle

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Travel Tips

One of the fastest ways to put the brakes on a great vacation is with an emergency. But by planning ahead and preparing properly, travelers can minimize risk by following these precautionary tips: 

Car Maintenance:

  • Consider having your car checked by a Simpson Brothers automotive technician before a long trip. An ounce of prevention can be worth a pound of cure.
  • Check the tires regularly for uneven or excessive tread wear. Make sure all items, including the spare, are inflated properly. Do at least one check BEFORE hitting the road, as tires hot from driving give inaccurate inflation readings.
  • Check the coolant level and condition, making certain the proper 50/ 50 mixture of water and coolant is present.
  • Check the level and condition of the engine oil. If driving under extreme conditions - such as very hot summer weather or pulling a heavy trailer - you may want to consider switching to an oil with higher vis­cosity. Check your owner's manual for specific recommendations.
  • Look for worn, cracked, blistered or soft belts or hoses. Always perform this check with the engine off.
  • Hot weather can shorten the life of a car's battery - if there's concern, have it tested by a qualified auto-motive technician at Simpson Brothers Garage.

Travel Planning:

  • Carry an emergency kit with a flashlight, extra batteries, warning devices such as flares or reflective trian­gles, jumper cables, a first-aid kit and extra water.
  • Don't let the gas level get below one-quarter of a tank.
  • Select your route on a map ahead of time and study it to know exactly where you're going.
  • Reserve all accommodations in advance.
  • Lock your car when you leave it and keep valuables out of sight.
  • Secure children and adults in safety seats, booster seats or seat belts as required by law.
  • Bring books, games, or music for the ride, and a pillow so passengers can sleep.
  • Bring information on your destination to make the most of your trip.

For more helpful tips and information, visit

Source:, edited by Amanda Walton

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Tire Pressure: What's the Big Deal?

AAA as well as several other organizations recommend checking your tire pressure about every month. Why so frequently? First and foremost, safety of those in the vehicle. Under-inflation can be responsible for increased difficulty in steering. In the worst case, a severely under-­inflated tire can overheat and fail. Secondly cost savings! Under-inflated tires wear out more quickly than properly inflated tires, and are also responsible for wasting your fuel. Oftentimes there are indicators that will go off in your vehicle once your tire pressure gets too low. However by that point your tire is 20% below the recommended inflation - a big enough difference to have safety concerns.

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A tire's recommended pressure is measured in Pounds per Square Inch, or PSI. If you look closely at your tire you will often see what the recommended tire pressure is. You can also find the recom­mended PSI for tires in the owner's manual for your vehicle. However, many people don't know that the pressure is measured for a cold tire - or a tire that hasn't been 'heated' by being driven on. Checking the PSI on a car with tires that are hot makes the gauge read approximately 5 PSI higher!
Tire pressure goes up and down with the change in seasons. Hot temperatures during the summer makes the air in your tires expand, causing the PSI to go up. Cooler temperatures in the winter makes the PSI go down due to the air contracting inside your tires. For every 10 degree difference (Fahrenheit), your tire pressure goes up or down 1 to 2 PSI. It's always important to know the rec­ommended PSI for your tires and keep a close eye on them to make sure you have a safe trip!

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Monday, August 3, 2015

Back to School Special 2015

School is starting once again, and that means running the kids to and from school, practices, and keeping busy!  Let us help make sure your car gets you from point A to B without any hassle!  Come in and take advantage of our great Back to School Special, but hurry!  This offer expires August 31st!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

June Flyer 2015

Hi all,

I hope you are having fun this June and taking advantage of all that Colorado has to offer!  With so many gorgeous destinations all in the same state, it's easy to play a day trip or a weekend to get away to visit some of our natural wonders.  Check in with us before your trip and we'll make sure your car is road worthy!

Summer Special Air Conditioning Automotive Car

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Let's Get Acquainted Special - April 2015

Let's get acquainted!  If you are looking for a locally owned Auto Repair shop in the Grand Junction area, please stop on by!  Our family owned business has been serving the Grand Valley since 1990!  We can do everything from oil changes & diagnostics to major repairs, A/C and more!  Let us know how we can help you, and take advantage of our special!

Lets Get Acquainted Special Auto Repair Grand Junction
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Angie's List Super Service Award 2014 - Automotive Repair in Grand Junction, CO

We wanted to extend a huge THANK YOU and say that our wonderful customers have done it again!  For the second year in a row, Simpson Brothers Garage has been awarded the Angie's List Super Service Award for 2014 in Grand Junction automotive repair.  We work hard and do our best for everyone who walks through our doors,  but it is our customers that have made this happen, and we can't thank you enough!