News from Under the Hood

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 …

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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 …

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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: …

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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, …

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 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 …

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6 BEST CAR MOVIES OF ALL TIME

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 …

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READY FOR A SPRING ROAD TRIP?

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. …

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6 COLD WEATHER DRIVING HACKS

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 …

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BE PREPARED FOR DRIVING EMERGENCIES

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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WHY WE LOVE FORT COLLINS

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 …

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SAFELY NAVIGATE A BLIZZARD

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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