Minor Car & Truck Repairs in Denver & Golden CO | Automotive Evolution

Minor Repairs

Why minor repairs matter. 

Minor repairs are always the preferred item to hear about when an inspection is completed on your vehicle.  Minor can mean many things: cheaper, easier to perform, less fundamental to a cars performance or perhaps due to be completed sometime in the near future.  Use the information below to determine what to do about a "minor" repair that needs to happen to your vehicle.

A/C Repair

Air conditioning repairs are most commonly performed when the outside temperature is 90+ degrees.  However, we'd like to encourage our customers to start thinking about testing their air conditioning as soon as the weather starts warming up.  A single car can tie up an air conditioning machine for several hours, which means that only a handful of vehicles can come in on a single day (typically the hottest day).  Customers should also be attuned to any strange noises that appear even in the colder months and when the air conditioning is turned on for defrosting of vehicles. 

Axle Repair

When customers complain about a clunking noise when turning hard in one direction, it most often points to an axle that has broken internally.  We will also see an axle's protective book torn and the grease that keeps the axle lubricated splashed over the undercarriage of a car.  In either situation the axle needs replacement.  The good news is that this is not a particularly expensive repair in most situations and it can be performed quickly.

Electrical Systems

Rodent infestation, fires, short circuits, battery drains, intermittent functionality of components in the cab of a vehicle...There are so many things that can go wrong with a vehicle's electrical system.  Sorting through thick looms of wires can be time consuming and pricey.  But with trained staff, we can get to the bottom of pesky electrical problems that crop up on your car.

Emissions Repair

Internal combustion engines must pass emissions in the major cities of our country.  The most important piece of this puzzle is the Catalytic Converter and, right now, that is the prized possessions of thieves.  We can help diagnose your car to get it through emissions and also protect that most valuable of emissions items on your car.  

Four Wheel Drive

Transfer cases and differentials and transmissions are built specifically with 4-wheel drive vehicles in mind.  There are full-time 4-wheel drive systems (all-time all-wheel drive) and part-time 4-wheel drive systems.  Servicing the components of these system can be simple or complex.  But the very best thing to do is maintain them.  Luckily, we can do it all.

Starting & Charging System

Batteries, starters and alternators are the most common aspects of the charging and starting system, but other important part of a vehicle can also be present in this area.  With newer cars' Start/Stop functionality (to cut down on emissions), things have gotten rather complex.  But we have the experience to diagnose and fix any type of charging and starting system, no matter how new it is.


Steering has gone through many transitions in the last couple of decades and the majority of cars coming out of manufacturing plants these days have steering systems that are electrical rather than hydraulic.  This is great for drivers who have, in the past, had to deal with leaks and line failures.  The only real drawback is that when these steering components do fail, they can be quite price.  That said, whether your car has the hydraulic system or the electric, it can be serviced at our shops.


The industry standard for suspension part failure is between 60,000 and 80,000 miles.  Here in Colorado, that can be especially true as we track through rutted mountain roads and over pot holes created by snowplows that operate 7 months of the year.  Struts and shocks can leak and bushings can dry out and fail.  It is important to have your car inspected regularly so that these damaged parts don't wear out other items on your car, like your tires.

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

Probably one of the most ignored lights that can pop up on your dashboards is the light indicating a failure of a TPMS sensor.  When the light blinks, there is a problem with the system and when it is on solid, a tire is low. It is now mandated that all cars have this as standard equipment from the manufacturer.  Don't take any chances with this indicator - get it checked so that you don't get stranded.

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