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If your vehicle is having trouble, don’t hesitate
Bring it to Perkins’ service shop right away to avoid further damage.

If your vehicle is having trouble, don’t hesitate
Car trouble is no doubt one of the most frustrating things for individuals and families in Colorado Springs. Most car repair experts, including our top-notch team here at Perkins Motors HIGHLY recommend you don’t wait for your car to break down to visit our auto repair shop, because then you will incur more expenses. Just like with a cold, when vehicles start showing symptoms it is smart to have these symptoms identified early so they can be dealt with before developing into more serious problems. Being aware of the many warning signs of your car breaking down can indeed save you a lot of time and costly repairs down the road. If you feel your car is having issues, we recommend you immediately call our service department at: 855.832.3022 so our team can quickly schedule an appointment to fix your vehicle. In the meantime, below are some typical warning signs that indicated you need to visit an auto repair shop immediately.

Should I buy and NEW or PRE-OWNED Vehicle?

Should I buy and NEW or PRE-OWNED Vehicle?
Most of us enjoy the wonderful feeling of going out the door on a beautiful Saturday morning knowing on THIS day; a new (to you) vehicle is more than likely coming home today. The question often lies within each of us “Do I buy new or do I buy pre-owned”. Although this statement resembles something Shakespeare would have written if only there were cars in his day; the subject is reasonable…especially in 2016. At Perkins Motors we offer consumers wonderful new and pre-owned car choices, and want you to be the best equipped consumer. Here is some information to consider when it is YOUR time to buy a vehicle but are not quite sure if you are going the new or pre-owned route.

Vehicle Preview: 2017 Chrysler Pacifica
A new minivan for a new generation of buyers

Chrysler has stayed at the forefront of the minivan segment for 30 years with constant innovation. Unmatched Chrysler expertise is on full display with the introduction of the 2017 Pacifica, available soon here at Perkins Motors in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The all-new Pacifica brings 37 additional minivan firsts, highlighted by the unsurpassed 80 Miles Per Gallon equivalent (MPGe) city fuel economy of the Pacifica Hybrid, the first hybrid minivan.

Vehicle Profile: 2016 Chrysler 300C Platinum
Nothing compares to Platinum

The full-sized American luxury sedan is alive and well, and the Chrysler 300 is leading the charge. When you’re looking for the highest levels of comfort and luxury, the 2016 Chrysler 300C Platinum, available now here at Perkins Motors in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is what you want.

Service Requests Are Now Online!

Service appointments can now be scheduled online! Select your vehicle, your services, your time, and book your next appointment - all while browsing the web.

Health Benefits of Chocolate
A piece of chocolate a day keeping the doctor away? It may not be as absurd as it sounds

When one imagines the kind of indulgences that quickly derail diets, chocolate is certainly one of the first things to come to mind. It may come as something of a surprise, however, to learn that there are actually a number of health benefits to eating chocolate.

Movie Magic: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Pixar
Discover some of the magical secrets of your favorite animation studio

In the last 20 years, Pixar Animation Studios has become a household name. The film studio has produced such memorable movies as “Toy Story” (including its two sequels), “Ratatouille,” “WALL-E,” “Up,” “Monsters, Inc.” as well as more recent films “Inside Out” and “The Good Dinosaur.” While Pixar is famous and well-respected in the industry, much of the quirkiness of the company remains unknown. Here are five strange things you might not know about your favorite animation studio.

Perkins writes page in family’s auto biography

Perkins writes page in family’s auto biography

David Perkins represents the fourth generation in his family to work in the automobile industry in Colorado Springs. The 32-year-old Cheyenne Mountain High School graduate took over as president of the award-winning Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram dealership in Motor City three years ago. Perkins now oversees the family empire his great-grandfather helped create in the 1940s. Since following in his father’s footsteps, he has been striving to embody the company’s mission statement -— to “create raving fans of every customer by providing them an exceptional customer experience in an honest and uncompromising manner.”

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TIPS: How to find an auto body repair shop

TIPS: How to find an auto body repair shop
It is often hard to avoid body damage to your car. You could have someone ‘ding’ you door in a parking lot at King’s Soopers another door is opened and hits your car. Rust is always a burden for your car’s paint job and worse of all your car is always at risk of being damaged in a car accident. When your car’s body is ‘dinged’, ‘impaired’ or ‘dented’, you want to have it repaired as quickly as possible. That will reduce rust or worse, parts falling off your car when driving. However, experts and Perkins Motors warn consumers not to bring your battered vehicle to the first auto body repair shop you find. It is always in your best interest to take the time to search for a reputable auto collision repair shop that can guarantee quality repairs.

5 Upcoming Races and Running Events in Colorado
Put an extra spring in your step and check out these running opportunities in Colorado

Spring is almost here, which means races and running events are beginning to fill up the calendar. Whether you are a seasoned athlete or a newbie looking for a 5K, you should consider at these activities coming up in March and April.

Car Care: Spring Car Checklist
Take care of those lingering issues from winter

It may not feel like it today, but the winter driving season is nearly over. Is your vehicle ready for spring? There are some easy things you can do to make sure your spring travels are fun and carefree.

The Tricks to Making Homemade Dog Treats
Feed your four-legged friend some healthy homemade treats

Dog owners everywhere know how important treats are to their furry friends. But pre-made dog treats can often contain all kinds of weird ingredients that aren’t necessarily good for your pooch. Rather than sticking to store-bought dog treats, try your hand at making your own. They are healthier, your dog will love them, and they are actually easier to make than you’d imagine.

Benefits of Cooking with Coconut Oil
Boost your health by cooking with coconut oil

There are many types of cooking oil on grocery store shelves, but only one of them has received a boost in popularity recently: coconut oil. Recently embraced by health-conscious advocates, coconut oil has ended up in many people’s daily meals, from roasting pans to baking sheets.

Bake Your Own Samoas Girl Scout Cookies
Enjoy your favorite Girl Scout cookies year-round with this easy Samoas recipe

For cookie fans, Girl Scout cookie season is one of the most magical times of the year. Every time you go to the grocery store, you likely stockpile a couple more boxes to get you through the cookie-less season. But with this Samoas Girl Scout cookie recipe from Just a Taste, those days are over; you might even discover that you like the homemade version better.

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