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National Tire Safety Week

By houska | June 15, 2024

Tire Tips for Keeping Your Tires in Tip-Top Shape June 23 – June 30 2024 is National Tire Safety Week. While it might not sound as fun as National Smores Day or National Puppy Day, it’s just as important because it’s all about keeping you safe on the road. So, here are some tire tips […]

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How to Keep Your Vehicle Cool and Efficient

By houska | June 1, 2024

One of the best things about summer is more sunlight to enjoy. However, that also means more sun and heat hitting your vehicle for longer periods of time. Your vehicle can feel like a mobile sauna if you’re not careful! The last thing you want is to step into a vehicle that feels like an […]

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Heavy Duty Vehicle Care

By houska | May 15, 2024

Maintenance Tips for Commercial Trucks If you’re in the game of running a business that relies on commercial vehicles, you know just how crucial it is to keep those wheels turning smoothly. After all, every breakdown means lost time, money, and potentially a few strands of hair pulled out in frustration. Here are a few […]

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Family Road Trip Prep

By houska | May 1, 2024

Ensuring Your Vehicle is Vacation-Ready Ah, the family road trip. It’s a tradition filled with laughter, snacks, and the occasional “Are we there yet?” coming from the back seat. As you gear up for your next adventure together, make sure your vehicle is ready for vacation too! Here are a few things to do before […]

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The Future is Electric: How EVs are Changing the Automotive Landscape

By houska | April 15, 2024

Remember when electric vehicles (EVs) were seen as something out of a sci-fi movie? Fast forward to today, and they’re cruising down our streets like it’s nobody’s business. With concerns about climate change and a desire for cleaner transportation options, electric vehicles are becoming more mainstream than ever before. Now, what does this mean for […]

Protecting Your Vehicle from Spring Weather Hazards

April Showers Aren’t Just About May Flowers

By houska | April 1, 2024

Protecting Your Vehicle from Spring Weather Hazards   April is famous for bringing on some nasty wet weather. Add in other notorious signs of spring, like heavy pollen and bird bombs, and April becomes your vehicle’s enemy. There are some things you can do to help you and your vehicle deal with spring’s shenanigans, aka […]

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It’s Time to Spring into Action

By houska | March 15, 2024

Preparing Your Vehicle for Warmer Weather With Spring Car Care   As we say goodbye to winter’s chill and welcome spring’s warmer weather, it’s not only time to refresh our wardrobes, but our four-wheeled companions, too. Yes, it’s time to give your vehicle a seasonal reboot to ensure it’s ready to cruise through the sunny […]

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Oil Change 101

By houska | March 1, 2024

Why It’s Crucial for Your Engine’s Well-Being   An oil change is as crucial for your car as coffee is for Monday mornings. An oil change should always be a part of your vehicle’s routine to ensure your vehicle stays purring like a content cat and doesn’t turn into a grumpy, growling beast on the […]

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How to Maintain Your Commercial Vehicle

By houska | February 18, 2024

Keeping your Business on the Move with Regular Check-Ins Your commercial vehicle is like a rolling ambassador for your business so it’s important for it to look good and perform well. It’s also one of your biggest business investments. So, whether you’re hauling goods, making deliveries, or just out there cruising, keeping your wheels turning […]

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Valentine’s Day Tips to Pamper Your Vehicle

By houska | February 2, 2024

Show your vehicle some love on Valentine’s Day   Ah, Valentine’s Day – the time when love is in the air, and cheesy romantic gestures are all around. While most people are busy planning candlelit dinners and picking out the perfect bouquet, let’s not forget about a significant companion that’s always been there for you, […]

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Electrifying Start: The Rise of Electric Vehicles and What That Means for You

By houska | January 15, 2024

Sparks are flying – both literally and figuratively – as more and more electric vehicles are hitting the road. There’s certainly been a lot of buzz around electric vehicles – but do they live up to the hype? As with anything new, consumers are weighing the pros and cons of making the switch from traditional […]

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New Year, New Car Care

By houska | January 5, 2024

Ah, the New Year is upon us, bringing with it a fresh start that includes organizing and decluttering – and that includes your vehicle! You may have some guilt that you haven’t taken care of your vehicle over the winter the way you usually do during the warmer months, but now’s your chance to give […]

Creating a Vehicle Safety Kit

Creating a Vehicle Safety Kit, Because Accidents Happen!

By houska | December 12, 2023

We all know life can be unpredictable, and driving is no exception! It’s essential to be prepared for the unexpected twists and turns that may come your way. That’s where a vehicle safety kit comes in handy. Here’s a list of essentials you should always have at the ready in your car or truck. Jumper […]

Unique Gifts for the “Car Guy” In Your Life

Unique Gifts for the “Car Guy” In Your Life

By houska | December 4, 2023

Do you have a car enthusiast in your life? You know, the one who constantly talks about horsepower, torque, and RPMs as if they were discussing the weather? The car guy (or gal) who loves their four-wheeled baby more than anything else in the world? If you’re looking for the perfect gift that will rev […]

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Tips to Survive Winter Roads with a Smile

By houska | November 15, 2023

Are you ready to conquer the roads this upcoming season?   Winter in Colorado is a beautiful season. The picturesque landscape is like a postcard brought to life. But let’s not forget that winter also comes with treacherous roads, slippery streets, and icy windshields. Here are some tips to help you not only survive but […]

Ski Season

Prep Your Ride for Ski Season

By houska | November 2, 2023

Make sure both you and your vehicle are ready to hit the road on the way to the slopes this ski season   The cold weather is fast approaching, and you know what that means – it’s time to prepare your trusty steed for the epic ski season ahead! But before you start envisioning yourself […]

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Exceptional Performance Car Service and Foreign Auto Repair

By houska | October 17, 2023

Trust Houska Automotive to Service All Your Vehicles   When your high-performance or foreign import vehicle requires servicing, you want to entrust it to the most reliable auto shop in Fort Collins. At Houska Automotive, we take immense pride in offering top-tier car service and foreign auto repair to ensure your vehicle operates at peak […]

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Houska Automotive Proudly Presents their 22nd Annual Blood Drive!

By houska | October 5, 2023

Step right up, ladies and gentlemen, and get ready for the spookiest, kookiest, and most heartwarming event of the season! Houska Automotive proudly presents their 22nd Annual Blood Drive and this year, we’re adding a dash of clowning around to the mix. Big Shoes, Big Noses, and Big Hearts, that’s what it’s all about! 🎪 […]

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A Q&A with Chuck Esch

By houska | October 5, 2023

Team Member Q&A Series   This year, get to know the team of family-owned Houska Automotive through our new team member Q&A series! Check back each month for an insider’s look into the professional and personal lives of Houska’s team members. This month meet Charles “Chuck” Esch an Automotive Technician at Houska. 1. How many […]

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October is Car Care Month

By houska | October 1, 2023

Schedule Your Maintenance Appointment with Houska Automotive Today During Car Care Month!   As October arrives, it’s not just a time for pumpkin spice and fall foliage; it’s also Car Care Month! At Houska Automotive, we’ve been keeping Fort Collins moving since 1952. And, our commitment to providing expert auto repair services remains as strong […]


A Q&A with Cliff Cook

By houska | September 19, 2023

Get to know our team! This year, get to know the team of family-owned Houska Automotive through our new Q&A series! Check back each month for an insider’s look into the professional and personal lives of Houska’s team members. This month, meet Cliff Cook – the Senior Automotive Technician of Houska Automotive! Q: How many […]

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Special Service Considerations for Electric Vehicles

By houska | September 6, 2023

Do you have an Electric or Hybrid vehicle? There are some special service considerations for electric vehicles to keep your EV in prime condition. As the automotive landscape evolves, Electric and Hybrid vehicles are becoming increasingly popular for their eco-friendliness and energy efficiency. And, with this shift comes the need for specialized maintenance and service […]

Keeping Your Older Model Vehicle Running Smoothly and on the Road

By houska | August 22, 2023

Do you have an older vehicle that you cherish? To keep your classic vehicle – or simply an older model – running smoothly and on the road, here are older vehicle maintenance tips. Stick to a Maintenance Schedule Regular maintenance is essential for older vehicles. So, refer to your vehicle’s manual or consult with a […]

Info New Teen Drivers Should Know

By houska | August 7, 2023

Everyone remembers their first time getting behind the wheel. It can be scary and intimidating, but with preparation and practice, new teen drivers will feel confident in no time. To help, we’ve compiled a list of helpful tips every new teen driver should know, so they can just focus on safely getting where they need […]

Taking a Road Trip? Here are a Few Tips for Staying Safe on the Road

By houska | July 19, 2023

Are you planning a cross-country road trip this summer? Before you depart on your grand adventure, it’s important to prepare yourself and your car for a long drive. Nothing spoils a road trip faster than car troubles! The team at Houska Automotive is here to ensure that you have an enjoyable and safe time on […]

July is National Vehicle Theft Prevention Month

By houska | July 5, 2023

Did you know that July is vehicle theft prevention month? In 2020 alone, over 804,000 vehicles were stolen in the United States. Vehicle theft costs Coloradans billions of dollars each year – Colorado holds the unfortunate #1 ranking for auto thefts out of all 50 states? If you’ve ever had a vehicle stolen before, you […]

Tips for New Drivers

By houska | June 21, 2023

Learning to drive can be a very exciting experience – with a drivers’ license comes newfound freedom and responsibility! However, we also recognize that learning to drive can be an anxiety-inducing ordeal. As a newly licensed driver, it can be both thrilling and nerve-wracking to be on the road the first few times.  The team […]

Prepare Your Vehicle for Summer Travel

By houska | June 7, 2023

Summer is here! For many of us, warm weather comes with vacations and road trips galore – which means there is no better time than now to ensure that your vehicle is in tip-top shape. Here at Houska Automotive, the safety of you and your family is our top priority. We recommend that you prioritize […]

A Q&A with Dennis Houska

By houska | May 25, 2023

This year, get to know the team of family-owned Houska Automotive through our new Q&A series! Check back each month for an insider’s look into the professional and personal lives of Houska’s team members. This month, meet Dennis Houska – the retired former President of Houska Automotive!   Q: How many years have you been […]

Bring your Electric Vehicle to Houska Automotive

By houska | May 5, 2023

Electric vehicles are becoming more and more popular! Electric vehicles represented nearly 6% of all vehicle sales in the US in 2022 – while this may not seem like a large number, it is actually a 65% increase over the number of electric vehicle sales in 2021! Data shows that by the year 2030, electric […]

A Q&A with Jen Houska

By houska | April 17, 2023

This year, get to know the team of family-owned Houska Automotive through our new Q&A series! Check back each month for an insider’s look into the professional and personal lives of Houska’s team members. This month, meet Jennifer Houska – Houska’s Parts Manager. Q: How many years have you been a team member at Houska […]

Prepare for Potholes

By houska | April 4, 2023

Spring is here, and the weather in Northern Colorado is quickly warming up! While this is great news for those of us who love to spend time outdoors in the Colorado sunshine, springtime tends to bring an uninvited guest to our streets – potholes.  Did you know that spring is known as “pothole season?” Potholes […]

A Q&A with Jason Lightbody

By houska | March 19, 2023

This year, get to know the team of family-owned Houska Automotive through our new Q&A series! Check back each month for an insider’s look into the professional and personal lives of Houska’s team members. This month, meet Jason Lightbody – Houska’s Tire & Oil Operations Manager. Q: How many years have you been a team […]

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What to Expect at Your Houska Appointment

By houska | March 6, 2023

If it’s been awhile since you brought your vehicle into the shop, you may find yourself wondering if there’s anything you need to prepare before your appointment. We know that getting your vehicle serviced or repaired can sometimes be stressful and overwhelming – that’s why we take great care to ensure that our processes are […]

Q&A With John Monks at Houska Automotive

A Q&A with John Monks

By houska | February 24, 2023

This year, get to know the team of family-owned Houska Automotive through our new Q&A series! Check back each month for an insider look into the professional and personal lives of Houska’s team members. This month, meet John Monks – Houska’s Vice President of Repair Operations. Q: How many years have you been a team […]

How to Avoid Winter Vehicle Damage

By houska | February 7, 2023

This winter has brought freezing temperatures and plenty of snow and ice to Northern Colorado! While we love to play in the snow, we recognize that winter conditions can make vehicle maintenance and safety feel a bit complex. Over the years, we’ve learned a few tricks to ensure that our vehicles are operating smoothly and […]

A Q&A with LJ Houska

By houska | January 26, 2023

This year, get to know the team of family-owned Houska Automotive through our new Q&A series! Check back each month for an insider look into the professional and personal lives of Houska’s team members. This month, meet LJ Houska – third-generation VP of Operations here at Houska Automotive. Q: LJ, How many years have you […]

Start the New Year off Right with this Basic Vehicle Maintenance Checklist

By houska | January 18, 2023

Here at Houska Automotive, we believe that keeping your car in tip-top shape is the best thing you can do to ensure the safety of yourself and your family when you’re on the road. What better time than the start of the new year to run through a basic vehicle maintenance checklist? After completing these […]

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Oil Changes, Tires, & Maintenance From Houska Automotive

By houska | January 3, 2023

Whether you drive for a living or just need your vehicle to get around town, you need an auto repair shop you can count on. Houska Automotive is your one-stop shop for expert auto repairs in Fort Collins, CO. We do it all, from routine oil changes and tire service to the big stuff like […]

A Look Back at Our Year-Long 70th Anniversary Celebration!

By houska | December 19, 2022

We’re sad to be drawing near the end of our year-long 70th anniversary celebration. What a year it has been! We’ve found that this year especially, the old saying certainly does hold true – time flies when you’re having fun!  Here at Houska, we consider ourselves experts at having fun while also supporting our amazing […]

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What is Houska Thankful For?

By houska | November 22, 2022

Here at Houska Automotive, the holiday season is our absolute favorite time of year. While we love the joyful festivities and time with friends and family, we particularly love getting a chance to reflect on what we are thankful for. We consider ourselves deeply privileged to live in such a beautiful place, surrounded by such […]

Snow Tires – Are They Worth It?

By houska | November 10, 2022

We consider ourselves privileged to live in a place like Colorado, especially in the winter – there’s simply something magical about hitting the slopes on a snowy Saturday, wandering around Old Town Fort Collins to see the lights, or even just sitting at home drinking hot chocolate near the fireplace. It’s safe to say that […]

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Help us Save Lives this Halloween by Participating in our Annual Blood Drive!

By houska | October 10, 2022

Spooky season is here, and at Houska Automotive that can mean only one thing – it’s time for our annual Halloween Blood Drive!  We know that Halloween may be scary to many people – but we know that blood shortages are even scarier! According to the American Red Cross, someone in the United States needs […]

Don’t be Haunted by Vehicle Troubles This Month!

By houska | October 6, 2022

It’s important that you and your family are comfortable and safe as the seasons change. Prioritizing proper vehicle maintenance is the best way to ensure that you aren’t haunted by vehicle troubles this fall! Here at Houska Automotive not only do we care about your vehicle’s needs, but yours as well. It is only a […]

A Recap of our 70th Anniversary Celebration!

By houska | September 28, 2022

It’s been a big year here at Houska Automotive – because we’re celebrating our 70th anniversary all year long, practically every month has been chock-full of collaborations, community events, and good-old-fashioned celebrating! Just last month, we had the privilege to host what we consider the culmination of all those 70th Anniversary festivities – that’s right, […]

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Fall Road Trip Maintenance

By houska | September 22, 2022

Before you depart on your next road trip, we recommend that you schedule a maintenance appointment for your vehicle. 

Join us for a 70th Anniversary Celebration!

By houska | August 25, 2022

While we’ve turned nearly every day this year into a 70th anniversary celebration, there is one particular day that we’ve been looking forward to since the beginning of 2022 – September 17th, when we’ll be hosting the biggest celebration in Houska History!

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Back-to-School Vehicle Maintenance

By houska | August 11, 2022

As you prepare for the semester to begin, don’t forget to consider the safety of you and your family on the daily commute to and from school. 

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What’s the Deal with Spark Plugs?

By houska | July 21, 2022

This time of year, it’s not unusual to play with sparklers or watch a firework show – however, those shouldn’t be the only kind of sparks on your mind this summer!

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A 70th Anniversary Recap: Our Ongoing Partnership with the Lagoon Summer Concert Series & Project Self-Sufficiency

By houska | June 22, 2022

Throughout our year-long celebration of Houska Automotive’s 70th anniversary, we have found it important to remember and celebrate the ways in which we have been able to give back to our community. We have loved looking back on the fun events we’ve hosted and participated in over the years – and what’s more, the difference […]

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Fuel Filters 101

By houska | June 8, 2022

While fuel filters may seem to be small or inconsequential players in the operation of your vehicle, they are actually incredibly important!

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Looking Back: The Houska Houska 5K

By houska | May 26, 2022

While Houska Automotive has created a 70-year legacy of serving Northern Colorado through various events, sponsorships and fundraisers, there is one event that we take particular pride in – the gone-but-never-forgotten Houska Houska 5k! If you aren’t familiar with our 22-year-long tradition of hosting a Memorial Day fun run (or if you’d simply like to reminisce on the good times we had each year), read on!

Vehicle’s Exhaust System In Fort Collins, CO

Exhaust 101

By houska | May 12, 2022

If you feel that you’re in the dark about your vehicle’s exhaust system and how to care for it, you’ve come to the right place!  Here at Houska Automotive, we love to get our hands greasy to ensure that our customers are traveling as safely and comfortably as possible. We also want to empower our […]

The Way We Were: Fort Collins in 1952

By houska | April 21, 2022

Seven decades ago, Princess Elizabeth was ascending to the British throne as its new queen and Chuck Houska was making his home in Fort Collins.  During WWII, Chuck served our country as an airplane mechanic, and in 1952, he utilized those skills and opened Houska Repair.  Staying on the job for 70 years is no […]

All about Tires – Tire Tread & Rotation

By houska | April 7, 2022

In the midst of the spring months, it is as important as ever that your vehicle is equipped to handle the elements of cold, snow and slush. Having the right tires in spring – which often includes winter conditions – is important in keeping you and your family safe as you venture out in the […]

A 70th Anniversary Recap: A Celebration of the Houska Team

By houska | March 24, 2022

2022 marks Houska Automotive’s 70th anniversary!  As a family-owned business that faithfully served our community since 1952, we humbly recognize that we would not be where we are today without our incredible team of employees. We consider each of them as members of our family, just as we consider you – our beloved customer – […]

The Importance of Maintaining Transmission and Coolant Levels

By houska | March 10, 2022

“Have I checked my coolant? When was my last oil change? I need more windshield wiper fluid… ugh.” Fluids are nothing short of an annoyance. They always need to be checked for leaks or refills. However, fluids are a necessary part of your vehicle. Think of the fluids in your vehicle akin to blood in […]

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Stay Safe on Winter Roads

By houska | February 24, 2022

We’ve told you once, and we’ll tell you a million different ways to stay safe on winter roads. Colorado is a very unpredictable place when it comes to weather, and when it comes to layers of black ice covering the streets and sidewalks, it’s important to be prepared. Here’s a list of things to think […]

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Houska Automotive Still Having Fun: Celebrates 70 Years in Business

By houska | February 10, 2022

Seven decades. That’s a long time. You know the adage “Time flies when you’re having fun?” This truly does apply to us at Houska Automotive; we are still having fun, while providing the best in auto service, and plan to celebrate our 70th anniversary all year long! Turning 70 is a milestone. We’re elated to […]

Basic Maintenance Check List

By houska | January 12, 2022

Welcome to 2022! Start the new year off right by making sure your vehicle is up-to-date on its basic maintenance. Oil & Filter Keeping your oil and oil filter clean is vital for good engine health. Depending on your car and what kind of oil you’re using, you may need to change both the oil […]

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Why Are My Brakes Making Noise?

By houska | December 18, 2021

Brakes are an essential part of any vehicle. Without these, you can’t stop, which obviously could lead to a serious accident! That’s why it’s important for every vehicle owner to keep brakes in good shape and not put off repairing issues when they arise. Luckily, brakes wear out over time, and you can often begin […]

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Tires and Windshield Wipers – The Crucial Parts Of Driving In Winter

By houska | November 13, 2021

During the winter having good tires and working wiper blades is crucial. Without these, you could be in big trouble. Read up on these two important things that keep your tires working their best and when to replace your windshield wipers. Tire Pressure Having the correct tire pressure is extremely important for getting good gas […]

Colorado’s Chain Law

By houska | October 12, 2021

It’s no secret that Colorado’s mountains can get icy and dangerous during the winter season. That’s why it’s important to understand and adhere to Colorado’s Chain Law. This law was enacted in 1996 to try and keep drivers safe on all state, federal, and interstate highways. Snow chains help vehicles drive across the steep climbs […]

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The Benefits of Donating Blood

By houska | October 3, 2021

How It Helps Others Emily is a three-year-old girl who likes to go fishing with her dad and has a room full of pink, toys, and stuffed animals. She also has a rare blood disorder that requires blood transfusions every few weeks for her to survive. Emily, and so many others like her, wouldn’t be […]

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The Lights on Your Dashboard and What They Mean

By houska | September 29, 2021

As the weather begins to get colder, you may start to notice certain lights popping up on people’s houses and trees. While these lights are joyous, there are other lights that can spark concern. For example, the lights on your dashboard that may signify issues with your car. In preparation for these kinds of lights, […]

Shocks And Struts in Fort Collins, CO

Shocks and Struts: Why are They Important?

By houska | August 16, 2021

The shocks and struts in your vehicle are integral parts of your suspension. While you may think of them as interchangeable terms, the two play different, and important parts in the overall function of your vehicle. The Difference Between a Shock and Strut Even though shocks and struts are both responsible for the weight transfer […]

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What you need to know about four-wheel-drive services!

By houska | July 19, 2021

Service for a 4WD vehicle is different than a AWD vehicle   Four-wheel drive or (4WD) is one of the best updates the car industry ever made! While people often confuse four-wheel drive with all-wheel drive (AWD), they are different systems. All-wheel drive is the idea that the vehicle’s systems power both the front and […]

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Stop! Here is everything you need to know about Brake Pads

By houska | June 14, 2021

Have you ever been driving down the road, listening to your favorite song for the fifth time, and suddenly, a squirrel runs out in front of your car, leading you to slam on your brakes? You stop immediately, and the little guy is safe and sound. This lucky moment thankfully happened with the help of your brake […]

Before heading out on that road trip, be sure to double check these vehicle safety measures

By houska | May 17, 2021

This summer is setting up to be a great one. As the quarantine starts to cool down and the weather heats up, there will be more and more people going outside and traveling. For our road trippers, your car is your lifeline and here at Houska Automotive, we want to make sure your vehicle is ready to run on the open road.   There are […]

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How To Know If Your Tires Are Ready To Go

By houska | April 28, 2021

Are your tires safe to drive on?   Tired of not knowing about the most important safety feature on your vehicle? We will spare you the research- and give you everything you need to know about replacing your tires.    Tires are one of the most important safety features of your vehicle. They support your […]

Vehicle Air Conditioning In Fort Collins, CO

Sit back, chill out, and let’s learn about your vehicle’s air conditioning!

By houska | April 16, 2021

Summertime is quickly approaching, and the sizzling heat is bound to make you turn up the air conditioning in your vehicle. Back in the old days, cars were made without factory–installed air conditioning units, but today, more than 99% of cars have air conditioning in them! Are you wanting to know more about how the air […]

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An Oil Change – Is it really that important?

By houska | March 15, 2021

Change of season – Change your oil, saving money on gas with synthetic oil changes. Many may not understand the importance of an oil change. Like blood to your body, oil is the blood to your car. Dirty, low, or no oil in the car’s system can seize up the engine, shutting down the car […]

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Are You a Match for us This Halloween?

By houska | October 8, 2020

Halloween may be scary to some, but blood shortages are even scarier! In fact, according to the American Red Cross, someone in the U.S. needs blood every two seconds. Our community needs your help! Join us on Friday, October 30 for the annual Houska Automotive Blood Drive, “What’s up donor?” This “Looney Tunes Blood Drive” […]

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How to Find the Right Car For You

By houska | September 25, 2020

With so many options these days, finding the right car can be overwhelming. After all, it is probably one of the most significant purchases you’ll ever make. Especially if you’ve never purchased or leased a car before, it can be hard to figure out which is the best one for you. A lot of what […]

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Back-to-School Tips for Teen Drivers

By houska | August 25, 2020

Back to school looks a lot different for most people this year. Some kids are fully remote, some are back in person part time, and some have gone back to school in person full time.  Whatever your specific case may be, the start of school always seems to bring more people out on the roads, […]

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It Might be Time for a Wheel Alignment

By houska | July 17, 2020

Most people are very good about getting their vehicle’s oil changed frequently, washing their car or truck, and keeping the tires filled. However, most vehicle owners don’t think too much about making a wheel alignment part of their maintenance plan until one of these things happens: Steering wheel trembles as they are driving Car seems […]

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Thanks for voting for us!

By houska | June 19, 2020

The votes are in … and we’re so grateful for all of our customers that voted us a Neighborhood Favorite with Nextdoor for four years in a row! Neighborhood Favorites are chosen each year based on votes from customers and community members. Thanks to all your voting, we are honored to have won Neighborhood Favorite […]

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Warning Signs That Your A/C Needs to be Fixed

By houska | June 3, 2020

Now that places like restaurants and campgrounds have started to open, you’re probably (happily!) jumping into your vehicle a lot more these days. And with the hot weather we’ve been getting, that also means you’re probably turning on the vehicle’s air conditioner quite a bit. Look for these warning signs that your vehicle’s A/C might […]

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Low-Contact Options for Auto Repair During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By houska | March 26, 2020

Houska Automotive cares about the health and well-being of our customers, employees, and associates. We understand the concern and uncertainty that COVID-19 is causing in our community. After the stay-at-home order by Governor Polis that went into effect today, March 26, 2020, Houska Automotive has been deemed an ‘essential business’. Automotive repair is necessary and […]

Car Sanitation Guide by Houska Automotive in Fort Collins, CO

How to Sanitize and Fight Off Germs in Your Car

By houska | March 11, 2020

How to keep your car sanitary Since the Coronavirus outbreak, we’ve all been re-evaluating and increasing measures to avoid and prevent germs. Most of us have been heavily focused on our homes and airplane travel–but what about our vehicles? Especially if you carpool, make sure you’re fully armed to combat those nasty, unwanted germs.  At […]

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Time to Break These Bad Driving Habits

By houska | February 26, 2020

We all know we shouldn’t be texting while driving. Distractions put us and other drivers on the road in danger. Some bad driving habits are not only risky, but they can do serious damage to the vehicle. If you’re guilty of any of these bad habits, now’s the time to break them. At Houska, we […]

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Ways to De-Ice Your Windshield

By houska | February 11, 2020

We are certainly seeing low temperatures this winter, and despite what the groundhog predicted, we’re not sure if it’s going away anytime soon. Along with the low temps, we bet you’ve been greeted at some point by a frozen windshield. And usually it’s at a real inconvenient time, like when you’re running out of the […]

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Terms to Know Before a Car Repair

By houska | January 21, 2020

Going to an auto repair shop can be intimidating. Unless you’re a car junkie, some of the terms or jargon used in a tech’s diagnosis can seem like a foreign language. Here’s a list of a few of the most common terms and phrases used by techs to make sure you’re understanding their language! Diagnostic […]

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New Year’s Resolutions for You and Your Vehicle

By houska | January 9, 2020

You may make resolutions for yourself at the beginning of the year. Some of those resolutions may have a lot to do with well being and keeping organized. If you use your vehicle every day (which we’re suspecting you do!) why not include a few new year’s resolutions that will help keep your vehicle in […]

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2019 NOCO Best – Thank You!

By houska | December 5, 2019

“What?!” was our reaction when we learned we were voted “Best Auto Repair” and “Best Oil Change” by NOCO Style readers. It was even more amazing when we found out that over 78,000 readers cast their votes in the survey! This recognition is largely due to the fact that we have a team of the […]


A Very Dairy Christmas

By houska | December 1, 2019

Our friends at Morning Fresh Dairy are excited to announce A Very Dairy Christmas! The dairy will be transformed into a Winter Wonderland for all to enjoy. Tours around the dairy will be more festive than ever to create a joyful day for everyone. With endless activities and winter fun- You and the family are […]

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We are a Nextdoor Neighborhood Favorite!

By houska | November 19, 2019

Thank  you Neighbors! For the second year in a row, Houska Automotive has been voted a Nextdoor Neighborhood favorite in the Automotive category! Nextdoor is the largest social network for neighborhoods. It’s a safe forum for people to make connections in their community, share hyper-local news and find reliable and best recommendations for babysitters, local […]

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Employee Spotlight: Under The Hood With Ben Hand

By houska | November 16, 2019

It has been a while since we’ve shined the headlights on one of our employees. Please meet Ben Hand, our Tire and Oil Store Manager. Ben has been with Houska Automotive for three and a half years and is a big part of the camaraderie and positive environment at the shop. Working at Houska allows […]

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How to Prepare for Holiday Stress … On the Road

By houska | November 9, 2019

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, you might be looking forward to seeing family or other loved ones for the holiday. However, the joyful anticipation could easily be wiped away by a stressful road trip if you don’t plan well. Here are a few tips to make it a safe and enjoyable ride. Check the […]

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Bringing Business Home Campaign Spotlights Special Friendship

By houska | October 16, 2019

LJ Houska and Chuck Esch were recently interviewed by the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce as part of their Bringing Business Home Campaign. The campaign showcases community members whose lives have been positively influenced by their employment at a local business. We’re appreciative that the Chamber included Houska Automotive in their campaign and put […]

Sign up for the Moo-nster Match October 26!

By houska | October 16, 2019

It’s that time of year, when ghosts and goblins appear and trick-or-treaters revel in all the Halloween festivities! There is one Halloween event we want to make sure you’re aware of because it is tied to a very special cause. It’s the Moo-nster Match at the Morning Fresh Dairy Farm. Our friends at Morning Fresh […]

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Where to Find the Best Fall Colors Around Fort Collins

By houska | October 1, 2019

Fall is here! With that comes the beautiful splendor and abundance of gold and red colors along the mountainside. Lucky for us, we don’t need to go too far to enjoy it. Some of the best fall foliage is not too far away. However, don’t wait too long to take a ride. This is prime […]


Houska Garage Band Success!

By houska | September 18, 2019

On September 7, friends, neighbors, and families came together to eat, drink, socialize–and most importantly–raise money for Partners Mentoring Youth. The annual Houska Garage Band event was lots of fun and a great success thanks to all who participated. Amidst the festivities and dancing to the fun sounds of The Blues Dogs, over $20,000 was […]

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10 Tailgating Tips for the Next Big Game

By houska | September 9, 2019

Football season is here! For many of us, that means getting to games early for a pre-event celebration with friends and family. Before the next big game, make sure you’re well prepared. Besides a grill and cooler, here are some items to add to your trunk and a few hacks we think are pretty awesome […]

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Tips on How to be an Uber or Lyft Driver with Great Reviews

By houska | August 26, 2019

If you’ve been working as an Uber or Lyft driver you know how valuable reviews are to your business. It’s a great way to make extra money, but you need more than a smart phone and a pleasant demeanor to maintain the business. You need to keep your biggest business asset–your vehicle–in tip-top shape to […]

Houska Automotive Continues its Tradition of Donating a Car to a Single Mom

By houska | August 14, 2019

For the last 10 years, Houska has partnered with Project Self-Sufficiency and the Lagoon Summer Concert Series to help make a difference in the life of a hard-working single mom. Last month, during intermission of one of the concerts, we had the privilege of presenting Meybol and her 2-year-old daughter with a 2008 Hyundai Sonata! […]

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Hitting the Road with Your Dog in the Car

By houska | August 2, 2019

Traveling with dogs can be fun, but isn’t always easy.   Much like a child, there is a lot to think about when traveling with dogs. Traveling by car is probably the easiest and least stressful way to travel, however, a long road trip can bring on some anxiety for you and your dog. Here […]

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Houska Garage Band Event

By houska | July 31, 2019

The Houska Automotive team is putting aside their tools and clearing out the premises to host their annual Houska Garage Band event. On Saturday, September 7 from 6-9 p.m. the community is invited to join the fun at Houska Automotive Heavy Duty, 1005 Riverside Avenue. Tickets are $35 per person until August 31.  After August […]

Unexpected Ways to Have Fun with Your Car this Summer

By houska | July 23, 2019

We bet you’ve been having a lot of fun with your car this summer. The warmer weather usually prompts outdoor activities like camping and road trips. But there is still lots more fun to be had with your car this season that doesn’t always involve driving somewhere. Curious? Check out these fun ideas. Car Wash […]

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Protect Your Car from Sun Damage

By houska | July 12, 2019

We all know how important it is to protect our skin from sun damage, but it’s also important to protect your vehicle’s interior and exterior from the sun’s hazardous rays and heat. Especially here in Colorado where the sun is extremely strong, if a vehicle is exposed to the sun for a consistently long period […]

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Memorable Movie Cars

By houska | June 28, 2019

In lots of movies over the years, cars have played a role almost as important as the actors. They are dream cars for most of us and have become iconic, strongly associated with certain decades and generations. Here are a few of our most memorable and favorite cars from the movies. (visual / photo source: […]

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5 Common Reasons Why Your Car May Break Down

By houska | June 10, 2019

While cars may look different on the outside when it comes to color and style, there are a lot of similarities when it comes to the inside–or under the hood. So, there are some pretty common problems as to why a car may break down. You definitely don’t want to be ruining your summer getaway, […]

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25 Songs to Blast on your Next Road Trip

By houska | June 3, 2019

Rolling the windows down, feeling the warm breeze against your face and hitting the road has become one of America’s favorite summer traditions. But, it’s never complete without great tunes to keep it fun while on the open road. From some great classics to modern beats, we put together a diverse list of songs that […]

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Checklist to Get Your RV Summer Ready

By houska | May 24, 2019

If you’re an RV owner, no doubt you are anxious to hit the road for a long trip in the great outdoors or get to your camping destination. But, your RV has more than likely been in hibernation over the winter months, so you’ll need to give it a thorough run-through before taking it anywhere. […]

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Fun Facts About the Indy 500

By houska | May 14, 2019

The much-anticipated Indy 500 is happening on Sunday, May 26. Featuring 33 drivers lapping 500 miles, this is “the greatest spectacle in racing.” If you’re a novice or an expert, here are some fun facts you can throw around while watching the big race with your friends! The first Indy 500 took place in 1911. […]


Tips for the Grad Looking to Buy a Car

By houska | May 7, 2019

May and June might land in the middle of the calendar year, but for graduates it represents a whole new beginning. For many high school graduates, it might be the last summer at home before heading off to college. For college graduates it is the start of adulthood. That could mean moving into a new […]

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Get Your Motor Runnin’ For This Summer’s Car Shows

By houska | April 19, 2019

If you’re a real car enthusiast, there’s nothing quite like getting close and personal to a shiny classic or checking out the newest model of your favorite car. There are quite a few auto shows in the area that will satisfy your passion for innovative machinery and polished new metal. We put together a list […]

Spring Cleaning Hacks For Your Car

By houska | April 15, 2019

The spring season seems to trigger major spring cleaning. For most of us, that means dusting blinds, banging pillows, and getting the patio furniture ready. We immediately make an effort to spring clean our homes, but what about our cars? Using just a list of ordinary household items, we have some pretty cool tips to […]


It’s Pothole Season!

By houska | April 10, 2019

It’s Pothole Season! Know How to Navigate Your Way Around Them Whether it’s rain or snow, heavy wet conditions take a hard toll on our roads. The Colorado spring season brings a mixed bag of precipitation so it’s pretty certain you’ll encounter a few potholes on the road. Sometimes there are so many it can […]

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What to Do if Your Car Overheats

By houska | April 2, 2019

As we get into spring and summer, temperatures will heat up and unfortunately so will your vehicle.  Even if your vehicle has multiple heat sensors and computer-controlled electric fans, your vehicle can still overheat. Warning signs of overheating are usually your temperature gauge indicator rising or steam coming out of the front hood. It mostly […]

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Creative Car Furniture You Didn’t Know You Needed

By houska | March 25, 2019

If you have an old vehicle that you just can’t bear to scrap, there is a way you can still use it. With a little imagination and DIY skills, you can repurpose some of the old parts into creative furniture. You can’t imagine what’s been done using old engines and coils! It’ll truly be a […]

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Is Your Vehicle Ready for Spring Break?

By houska | March 15, 2019

With so much snow still on the ground, you might be itching to head toward warmer weather this coming spring break. Before you hit the road, make sure your vehicle is prepared to get you there. Vehicles take a beating over the winter battling snow and ice. Start with these tips. If you’re unsure about […]

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5 Maintenance Tips to Keep Your Fleet on the Street

By houska | February 22, 2019

It’s always important to keep up with maintenance on any vehicle. It helps improve the life span of the vehicle, while also ensuring the vehicle is safe to drive. For companies whose business relies on a vehicle to get a job done, maintenance is even more important. Keeping up with preventative maintenance will keep your […]

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7 Reasons to Be in Love with FoCo

By houska | February 12, 2019

We love where we live and work! And that goes beyond the fact that Fort Collins gets over 300 days of sunshine every year, and that the city is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. There is so much more to this great city that brings quality of life and enjoyment to the people that live […]

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5 Things You Shouldn’t Do When Driving in a Blizzard

By houska | January 31, 2019

Blizzards sound fun when you’re able to watch it through the window with a mug of hot chocolate in your hands. However, there will be times when you absolutely have to go out in one, or Colorado’s temperamental weather suddenly hits you with heavy snow while you’re already driving on the road. When that happens, […]

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Employee Spotlight: Under the Hood with Micah Wakeman

By houska | January 24, 2019

We recognize that it is our employees that really define the culture and excellent customer service at Houska Automotive. They are amazing people with a real passion for what they do. So, we decided to go “under the hood” to give you a closer, more personal look at the people who make us who we […]

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Planning to Drink? Make Sure to Plan Ahead

By houska | January 17, 2019

You’re getting ready for a night out to celebrate a birthday or perhaps you’re just meeting friends to watch some football–whatever the occasion–make sure you have a game plan to get home safely after the festivities. It’s never a good idea to get behind the wheel after you’ve consumed alcohol. It not only puts you […]

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Support Our Employee Tristan Hibbert

By houska | January 7, 2019

It is never easy hearing about devastating news that affects our community, but when such news is about one of our Houska team members, it strikes an even deeper chord. We are very sad to share that one of our Houska Tire and Oil employees, Tristan Hibbert, was hit by a drunk driver on his […]

Gift Guide for the Auto Lover in Fort Collins, CO

Gift Guide for the Auto Lover on Your List

By houska | December 6, 2018

The holiday season is upon us! And if you’re still searching for the perfect gift for the automotive lover on your list, we might be able to help you out. Here are just a few automotive-related gifts that are sure to please on Christmas morning.   For the Safety Conscious… Roadside Emergency Kit – Auto […]

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6 Tips to Stay Safe Driving at Night

By houska | November 29, 2018

When the sun goes down, it’s a whole different ballgame on the road. Night driving poses its own set of challenges compared to driving in daylight, so it’s best to be extra cautious. At Houska, our top priority is making sure you get from point A to point B safely, especially at night, so we’re […]

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7 Awesome Automotive Pumpkin Carvings

By houska | October 24, 2018

If you’re still trying to decide what to carve into your pumpkin this Halloween, we have you covered. Ditch the ghosts and jack-o-lantern faces for something a little more creative…and automotive-themed!   The Advice Giver Remind passers-by to get their oil changed with this design! Feel free to also explore any other dashboard indicator light. […]

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Help Us Save Lives by Donating Blood Oct. 26!

By houska | October 18, 2018

Ve vvvant to take your blood!! All the vampires are coming out this Halloween…and they’re sucking blood for a good cause! It’s time for Houska Automotive’s annual Halloween Blood Drive, and it’s going to be a spooktacular time. All of northern Colorado is invited to come out for the drive on Friday, Oct. 26, 7:30 […]

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How to Check Your Car’s…

By houska | September 18, 2018

Think of your car like a child – most of the time they run pretty smoothly, but it’s always a good idea to check them out every now and then to make sure all the nuts and bolts are still functioning properly. It’s always easier to fix a problem as soon as it occurs, rather […]

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Celebrate Fall with These 5 NoCo Events

By houska | September 5, 2018

The season of leaf crunching, pumpkin carving and apple picking is upon us! Northern Colorado has always been home to top-notch events year-round, and fall is no exception. So grab your pumpkin spice latte and head to one of these fun-filled fall events in the area:   Swing by Old Town Square for the last […]

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How to Brake Safely In the Mountains

By houska | August 20, 2018

Fun fact: August is Brake Safety Awareness Month! Since keeping you safe on the roads is our number one concern, we thought we’d throw a little info out there about how to actually drive through these Rockies. Because, as it turns out, there is a “right” way to drive down steep grades! Read on if […]

Is Your Child’s Car School Ready?

By houska | August 20, 2018

Somehow these long summer nights are quickly coming to an end. Whether your child is still in high school and just has to drive down the street or is heading across the country to attend an out-of-state university, you want them to be safe, especially in their car. Here is a list of a few […]

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Houska Presents Car to Project Self-Sufficiency Participant at Lagoon Concert

By houska | August 13, 2018

Every year, Houska loves to partner with Project Self-Sufficiency and the Lagoon Summer Concert Series to make a difference in the life of a hard-working single mother. On Wednesday, Aug. 1, we had the privilege of presenting Yaricza Serrano a car to assist her on her self-sufficient path. During the intermission of the Lagoon concert, […]

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TOADally Kids Houska Garage Band Event: Success!

By houska | July 30, 2018

In case you haven’t heard … the TOADally Kids Garage Band event on July 14 was TOADally amazing! With the help of many wonderful sponsors and volunteers, we were able to raise $24,000 for Project Smile, ChildSafe, Super Hero Underwear, and Coats & Boots. These are all charities that assist children in northern Colorado. You […]

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Houska’s Toadally Awesome Garage Band Event: July 14

By houska | June 28, 2018

It’s that time of year again! Time for major fun at Houska’s Garage Band Event to support four local charities including Coats & Boots, Project Smile, Super Hero Underwear, and ChildSafe. This year, the event takes place Saturday, July 14 at 6:30 p.m. at Houska Heavy Duty. At Houska Automotive, we love kids, and so […]

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Which Cities Have the Safest Drivers?

By houska | June 28, 2018

Whether you just turned 16 and have that key in hand or you’ve been driving for 60 years, accidents on the road can happen. Of course, the goal is to stay safe while driving, but sometimes we can’t help what the people around us are doing. So which cities have the safest overall drivers? Fort […]

Vehicle Theft Prevention In Fort Collins, CO

What to do if Your Car Gets Broken Into

By houska | June 28, 2018

With rising summer gas prices, pre-vacation vehicle checks and maybe a routine oil change, the last thing you want to deal with right now is car theft. Unfortunately, July and August are the most popular times for car thieves to steal valuables out of your car… or just the car itself! July has thus been […]

How to Teach Your Kids about Car Care

By houska | June 1, 2018

It happened in the blink of an eye, but suddenly your kids are 16 and driving. This is a skill they’ll use for the rest of their lives, so how do you teach them to maintain their vehicles? Knowing about their car and its required care can save them time and money on expensive repairs […]

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Troubleshooting Your A/C

By houska | June 1, 2018

It’s quickly heating up in northern Colorado, and the last thing you want is your air conditioning to go out! Unfortunately, the air conditioning system is just like any other system in your car and can wear down or require a bit of maintenance. Here’s a few things you can check if you think your […]

Road Trip Survival Guide for Parents

By houska | June 1, 2018

It’s about that time of year again. School’s out, the kids (and you) are ready for a vacation! If you have small children (or even big children, let’s be honest), extended periods of time in the car can be tough. Here are our top tips for staying sane on family road trips! Car Games Classic […]

6 Events You Can’t Miss this Summer!

By houska | May 31, 2018

With mountains, rivers, great weather and amazing people, what’s not to love about this beautiful area we call home? During the summer months, everyone is out and about enjoying the best that northern Colorado has to offer. Here are some of the top events that you won’t want to miss! Taste of Fort Collins: June […]

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Trivial Pursuit: Auto Edition

By houska | May 10, 2018

Think you know everything about cars? Guess again! See if you know the answers to these car-related trivia questions! Questions: What is Henry Ford most famous for? Which city was the first to use three-color stop lights? What car does Steve McQueen drive in the movie Bullitt? What American city was General Motors founded in? […]

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Make a Difference in the Life of a Child at Houska’s Garage Band Event

By houska | May 8, 2018

Houska has always been proud to lend a helping hand to our beloved northern Colorado community. For several years, we’ve hosted Garage Band Events as one way to give back to those in need. This year, we are excited to open our garages on Saturday, July 14 for live music, dancing, tasty bites, a silent […]

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5 Spring Cleaning Tips for your Car

By houska | April 18, 2018

Well, it’s finally starting to feel like spring here in northern Colorado! If you’re tired of cleaning out your closet, here are some easy things you can do to spring clean your car. Polish those Headlights Polishing your headlights can make a big difference in your nighttime visibility! All you’ll need is a polishing cloth, […]

Houska Automotive Explains Jumping A Car 101

 Jumping a Car 101

By houska | April 18, 2018

It’s almost inevitable: someday your trusty car will just refuse to start up, and you may be forced to ask a stranger to come help you jump your car. We’ve all been there! And if it wasn’t your car being jumped, maybe you were the friendly stranger who has come to the rescue. But remembering […]

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Free Women’s Car Care Clinic!

By houska | April 3, 2018

It’s time for our semiannual Women’s Car Care Clinic again! This Saturday, April 7, we invite the women of northern Colorado to join us from 10 a.m. – noon for our free car care clinic. We believe that it’s important to know your car and have the skills and education to feel comfortable taking care […]


By houska | March 16, 2018

America’s fascination with driving fast has resulted in many car movies over the years. If you’re staying in one night and looking for something good to watch, check out one of these top car movies: 1.Thunder Road (1958) This classic black and white film starring Robert Mitchum has it all: action, fast cars and a […]


By houska | March 13, 2018

We know the experts will tell you that it’s been a mild winter and snowfall could have been way worse, but let’s be honest – we’re all itching for that warm spring weather to stick around. And after being cooped up in the house for a few months, a spring road trip sounds pretty dandy. […]


By houska | February 20, 2018

We may have gotten spoiled with the occasional 60 degree day so far this winter, but this week we’re all freezing our tailpipes off. Don’t let the frigid weather get you down, and instead, try one of these cold weather driving hacks to get you through the next blizzard. 1. Place Socks Over Windshield Wipers […]

Common Driving Emergencies at Houska Automotive


By houska | February 9, 2018

Even in the friendly town of Fort Collins, we know that the road can get pretty crazy from time to time. Our number one priority at Houska is for you to stay safe out there, so we’d like to share a few ways you can be prepared for some common driving emergencies.   Avoid rear-ending […]

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By houska | February 5, 2018

February has arrived, which means Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. While you’re ordering roses and making reservations for romantic dinners, we’d like to say a few words of appreciation for our beloved hometown. We could fill books with all the things we love about Fort Collins, but here are just a few that […]

Snow Blizzard Navigation Guide by Houska Automotive in Fort Collins, CO


By houska | January 12, 2018

We’ve already gotten a taste of snow so far this winter, and Colorado’s snowiest months are just around the corner. To make sure you stay safe out there, follow these guidelines: Check lights, fluids and systems beforehand. You never know when a blizzard might hit or how severe it will be, so be sure to […]

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