Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Factory Scheduled Maintenance & Preventive Maintenance

At Mastermind Enterprises we believe the best way to avoid expensive auto repairs is -
to keep up with regular scheduled maintenance.
Most auto owners change their car's oil every 3,000 miles or so, but overlook or are unaware of some important areas of their car's auto service needs. In fact, the most expensive maintenance task is an oil change. At around $35 every 3,000 miles you would spend $350 in oil changes for every 30,000 miles. On the other hand, a transmission service is around $175 and should be done every 30,000 miles. That is only half of what your costs are for oil changes in the same time frame.
Most maintenance items are under $150, that's a lot cheaper than the average auto repair. Let the professionals at Mastermind Enterprises go over or recommend what maintenance items your car needs most.
Mastermind Enterprises features BG Products & Services.
We insist on the best for your vehicle! 
To learn more about the benefits of BG Products and 
auto maintenance services by Mastermind Enterprises, 
click here to visit our website or watch the video below. 

Friday, January 13, 2012

80 Customer Testimonials & Counting!

Alexander ‎ - Jan 10, 2012
A huge THANK YOU to Norm & Heidi!!! I've needed some work done on my Honda Accord and I am fearful of taking it to a dealership. I found Mastermind and am glad I did! They are HONEST, STRAIGHT FORWARD, UNDERSTANDING, EASY TO WORK WITH, and TRUSTING. I had a list of issues with my car. Norm helped me to prioritize them. He worked within my budget to make sure that all my vehicles issues were resolved. They're not out to scam you out of your hard earned money. They do understand the value of a dollar and for that I am grateful for. 

Thank you very much for your kind words, Alexander! It's good friends and customers like you that help make our work enjoyable!

Read more auto repair customer testimonials for Mastermind Enterprises.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Avoid Costly Breakdowns with Timing System Repairs

Don’t take chances.  
Replace timing belts, tensioners and idlers BEFORE they fail.

The right time to replace timing belts. Timing belts are considered wear items and should be checked according to the manufacturer’s recommended service schedule. Most manufacturers suggest replacing the belt between 60,000 to 105,000 miles. Check the manufacturer’s recommendation on mileage in your vehicle's owner's manual.

A broken timing belt will stop a vehicle in an instant. 
It can also result in costly engine damage and inconvenience. 

Free-Running or Interference Engine? An engine is either “interference” or “free-running” depending on its design. If the timing belt breaks in an interference engine, an open valve may be struck by a moving piston. This can result in serious damage and expensive repairs, and in some cases even a new engine. A “free-running” engine design will not result in extensive engine damages should the timing belt fail. You will still have to deal with the inconvenience of being stranded, towing expense, and the cost of timing belt replacement and necessary timing system components.

Tensioners and idlers are critical components that work hand-in-hand with the timing belt. Tensioners and idlers work together to keep the timing belt properly tensioned. The timing belt system uses idlers and/or pulleys to either change the direction of the belt or transmit power to a component such as a water pump or oil pump.

Why replace tensioners and idlers? Worn tensioners or idler pulley bearings are the leading causes of timing belt failures. Like timing belts, tensioners and idlers wear out. They need to be replaced BEFORE they fail. Tensioner and idler wear is difficult to detect. Many tensioners that look okay may be at or near the end of their service life. In some cases, the newly installed timing belt may fail after a few thousand miles if the tensioner or idler is worn or loose.

Should timing belt driven water pumps be replaced? You can save yourself considerable expense by replacing an already high mileage water pump at the same time as replacing the timing belt. In both cases the labor cost is a large part of the expense and the labor procedures are basically the same. Doing everything at the same time will result in big long-term cost savings. Save money by asking for a water pump when having a timing system replacement on your vehicle. When replacing a timing belt, have the tensioner, idler and water pump replaced at the same time. The additional cost is insignificant compared to the cost of accessing the timing belt. The new timing belt will be protected from damage caused by failure of these parts.

Don’t take chances. Replace timing belts, tensioners and idlers before they fail! Don’t take chances with costly engine damage – replace timing belts and all related system components at the same time. Change Timing Belts, Tensioners, Idlers, and Water Pumps at the Manufacturer's recommended interval.

Mastermind Enterprises gives FREE Timing Belt Estimates 
and a 12 Month/12,000 Mile Nationwide Warranty
Most timing belt replacements can be done in one day or less.

Call us at 303-297-AUTO (2886) or send us an email today!

Monday, January 9, 2012

79 Customer Testimonials & Counting!

Jamie ‎ - Jan 8, 2012
Honest, compassionate, fair, and kind. Norm and Heidi talk to you like a person, not a checkbook. Norm is incredibly skilled and well worth every cent. He has resurrected my car **twice**, each time he was readily willing and available to explain my options and what had gone wrong. The second sudden death of my car came from a faulty component. No fault of mine or the shops. The maker of the part wanted me to pay upfront to fix the vehicle and then file an assurance claim with them. Norm stood by his work and took the claim to the manufacturer himself! No, really. He took the claim to the manufacturers. I can't recommend them enough. 

Thank you very much for your kind words, Jamie! It's good friends and customers like you that help make our work enjoyable!

Read more auto repair customer testimonials for Mastermind Enterprises.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Happy New Year from the Mastermind Enterprises Family

Happy New Year! Mastermind Enterprises extends warm wishes to our customers, our blog readers, and your families for a prosperous and pleasurable 2012! We would like to thank all of our customers for a successful 2011 at our auto repair shop in Denver! We met many great people and our customer testimonials grew, too.

With 2012 here in full swing, Mastermind Enterprises is getting ready for yet another exciting, action-packed year. 2011 was the best year so far for our company. In 2012, we eagerly anticipate what God will do in this new year for our company.

We look forward to taking care of your vehicle's needs this year!

Happy 2012!

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