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MAKING THE GRADE: Which Octane is best for your car?

When most drivers in El Paso County fill up the gas tank, they probably select the cheapest price, paying little or no attention to the octane number. This is, naturally, an understandable course of action but drivers should at least be cognizant of what their options are before making a decision based solely on price.Read More

Is Your Car Ready For Back-to-School Season?

Autumn may be a few weeks away, but back-to-school season is already here! Before the back-to-school rush catches up with all of us, now is a great time to plan ahead for the fall season. When you’re balancing work and school schedules, you rely on your vehicle to get you safely where you need toRead More

My Car is on Fire – What Should I Do?

Seeing smoke pour out from under your hood can be a scary thing to witness. If this happens, it’s important to remember to stay calm and to have a plan of action. The first thing to do is determine if it’s smoke or steam that is coming from your engine. In either case, you shouldRead More

Summertime Battery Maintenance

If you think the summertime weather is easier on your battery than the frigid winter months, think again. While warmer temperatures help to increase battery capacity, making it easier to turn over the engine, they also cause an increase in the rate at which the battery deteriorates. When the temperature is warmer, the current conductingRead More

Don’t Neglect Your Fluids & Filters!

Does my fluid really have to be flushed? Do I really have to change my oil so often? Can’t these things wait a little longer? Perhaps they can—in fact, you could probably drive a little longer without sustaining any lasting damage to your vehicle. But the truth is, every mile you go without having preventativeRead More

Tire Maintenance Tips

For your own safety, you should make tire maintenance and repair a priority. Bald tires, unevenly worn tires, and tire blowouts contribute to countless accidents nationwide. Poor tire conditions make driving difficult and can even adversely affect gas mileage. Use the following five tips to ensure your tires are in great condition and perform optimally:Read More

Five Car Services you Need this Spring

Spring is here with beautiful sunny days and unpredictable rain storms. Hopefully the harsh winter weather is over, but has it taken a toll on your vehicle? Consider these five maintenance services to keep your family safe in the changing El Paso County weather. Alignment. If your vehicle is pulling to one side or another,Read More

Save Time and Money – Don’t Skip Car Maintenance

Almost everyone is trying to save money these days. But avoiding having your vehicle inspected, especially when there are signs of a problem, can be a costly mistake! Many of the extensive car repairs that our experienced technicians at JJ Tracks perform could have been avoided! We see many cars that shouldn’t have needed toRead More

Why Brake Fluid is Critical

Your vehicle’s braking system is a complex assortment of sophisticated components and elements all working together to ensure you can stop when you need to and stay safely on the road. For this important system to work properly, it requires each and every one of its parts to be working in sync and running smoothlyRead More

Timing Belts – Keeping Your Engine In Sync

The motor in your vehicle is a mechanical marvel, with dozens of moving parts performing intricate tasks in a perfectly-sequenced manner. If any component in your engine is out of sync, your car won’t be able to run. It’s an incredible feat of engineering made possible by one part that keeps everything in sync –Read More