Things You Should Do and Shouldn’t Do if You get Stuck in the Snow

October 26th, 2015

Snow is a regular part of Colorado winters, which means you may have to deal with your car getting stuck in the snow. When this happens, it’s important to know what you should do and what you shouldn’t do.

What to Do if You get Stuck

  • •  Turn your Steering Wheel from Side to Side – This can help to loosen the tires up and clear snow from around the tires. You can gain traction and friction from moving the wheel from side to side.
  • •  Use Kitty Litter or Sand – It’s a good idea to carry a bag of sand or kitty litter during the winter. This is a great choice when you need traction. Pour it around your tires for better traction when stuck in the snow. (Without sand or kitty litter at your disposal, you can try using a floor mat.)
  • •  Clear Snow from Arou ...[more]
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Taking a Food Tour in Boulder, Colorado

October 26th, 2015

Boulder is known for great restaurants, excellent beer, and local wine. Whether you enjoy trying new things or you just love food, taking one of the Local Table Tours in Boulder will provide you with a great experience. Here are some of the things you can expect.

You will find the company provides many types of tours including:

  • •  Coffee and Pastry
  • •  Birthday Party Tours
  • •  Team Building Tours
  • •  Dining Tours
  • •  Beer Tastings
  • •  Cocktail Tours
  • •  Farmers’ Market Tours
  • •  And More!

No matter what type of tour you enjoy, you will find it here. So ...[more]

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Top Used Vehicles Under $10,000

October 26th, 2015

With the necessity of safety and reliability, choosing the right used vehicle for your needs is important. Just about every model entering the used market has a higher average life-cycle now compared to a decade ago. This is a good thing because more good vehicles are found under $10,000 on the used market. Here are some of the top choices.

2006-2007 Ford Fusion

These two years were the first two for the Fusion. The vehicle provides a great choice on the used market with a reliability score of 4-out-of-5 from JD Power and Associates. The vehicle also received a high crash rating and an overall test score from Consumer Reports of 84-out-of-100. Along with these stats, the Fusion provides a roomy vehicle with plenty of comfort.

2004 – 2006 Mini Cooper

If a smaller vehicle is your thing, yo ...[more]

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Christmas Events in Boulder

October 26th, 2015

The holiday season is one of the best times of the year for great events. Boulder has plenty of great choices throughout the season including three awesome events for Christmas. Here are the top choices for your Christmas fun.

Switch on the Holidays – 5pm in Downtown Boulder

This free event will provide plenty of fun for the holidays. It’s an annual event perfect for the entire family. You will enjoy watching Santa count down to the grand illumination of the Pearl Street Mall and the Courthouse. Along with the lights, the Fairview High drum corps and Snowplow Sam will be on hand. Holiday ice skating will also be available from 6:30pm to 10pm at the Ice Rink at One Boulder Plaza.

St. Nick on the Bricks – 11am – 2pm Visitors Information Center

This event is great for the entire family and will provide plenty of f ...[more]

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Three Boulder Events Perfect for Holiday Fun

October 26th, 2015

Boulder has plenty of events on the schedule for the holiday season. Finding the right one for you isn’t always easy. Maybe you need a family-friendly event or maybe you prefer one just for adults. There are plenty to choose from throughout the area. Here are three of the most popular events coming up in Boulder, Colorado.

Firefly Handmade Holiday Market

Held from December 6th to the 8th, this event will provide plenty of holiday fun. It will start with the lighting of Pearl Street and continue with this prime holiday shopping event. For three days, you can visit 90 different vendors to find the best handmade crafts for the holiday season.

This event will be held at 1600 Pearl Street, which is the old Borders Book Store. Admission is $3 for ages 13 and up with 12 and und ...[more]

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40 Boulder Charities That Deserve Your Attention

October 26th, 2015

OK, we have to be honest. We created this blog with the idea that we could connect some of our customers with some of the best businesses, events, and organizations in Boulder, but we had no idea how deep that pool of great organizations actually was.

Just in Boulder County, an area with about 300,000 people, the number of charities and non-profits working to change the world is staggering. We had no idea until we started looking around.

Below is a list of 40 Boulder charities you should know about. Some work with local homeless, some work with local pets, and some have global ambitions of empowering people through education or saving the oceans through storytelling. It’s an inspiring list.

 

1. A Woman’s Work

A Woman’s Work helps women in the Long ...[more]

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Fun Events Around Boulder In May

October 26th, 2015

We love May in Boulder. Spring has sprung, and summer really starts to hit its stride before the month is out.

There is a lot happening in May, so we’ve tried to help you plan accordingly. Below are 25 events going on in and around Boulder. We tried to mix things up with art exhibits, farmer’s markets, kid’s events and music. As you will see, though, the list starts to skew heavily toward concerts because, well, there is a lot of good music to catch this month!

 

Tango Practica

Every Friday, 8:00 p.m.

Learning a new dance step is a great way to make up for any New Year’s resolutions that didn’t quite make it to mid-spring. The Boulder Tango Studio on Arapahoe has an ope ...[more]

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Boulder Memorial Day Activities to Celebrate Summer!

October 26th, 2015

You can feel summer creeping up all May long, but its arrival is not official until Memorial Day arrives. Good thing Boulder blows out Memorial Day weekend with three full days of events, music, and food and drink.

Here are 22 things going on that weekend, starting about an hour after everyone gets off work Friday and running through Monday evening. Included is one big festival, America’s best race, a collection of good musicians, and thousands upon thousands of yellow rubber ducks.

Say hello to summer, Boulder!

 

Friday

 

6:00 PM: Fiddleride, City Star Brewing

Fiddleride is a Western swing/bluegrass trio whose live performance veer toward traditional jazz sets. Here’s a chill three hours to start off the Memorial Day weekend way up in Berthound.

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Boulder High School Students: Check Out Independent Motors’ Auto Repair Scholarship

October 26th, 2015

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Some exciting news from our sister company, Independent Motors, a Boulder car repair institution since 1983: The team at Independent Motors has created a $1,000 scholarship just for Boulder-area high school students who would like to pursue a career in automotive technology.
 
This Boulder auto repair scholarship applies to graduating local high school students — this includes students in Longmont, Lafayette, Louisville and other nearby communities — and will go toward studies at Front Range Community College’s Auto Mechanic program in the fall of 2015.
 
Click the link above to apply. To be eligible, you must have a GPA of at least 2.0 upon graduation, and the Independent Motors team asks that you submit an essay explaining why you think you would be a good fit for the program. ...[more]
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Website Launch Announcement: Boulder Tire Launches New Site

October 21st, 2014

We are excited to announce the launch of our new website. The site features a fresh look, easy navigation and more focus on what the customer needs.

The new site offers inventory listings with pictures and specs. You can search a variety of ways including by vehicle and size.

With the addition of our blog, we are able to help inform and educate our customers on important tire and service information.

We invite you to visit our new website today.

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