Are you ready?

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Are you ready?

I always think about how much the seasons affect how I live my life.  The anticipation felt when the air starts to warm and the flowers start to bloom in the spring.  The excitement of longer summer days and warm summer evenings to enjoy sitting on the patio, engaging in great conversation with friends.  The prepardness of fall, our most beautiful season, creating a sense of nesting in our brains.  The coziness of winter, enjoying time snuggling by ...

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Marlowe’s HR Intuition at Autosmith

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When Darren and Jamie Dodd purchased Autosmith in September 2014, they knew one thing.  They wanted Autosmith to include their dogs.  Autosmith: Professional Auto Service serves downtown Colorado Springs with expert Asian, European and Domestic auto repair.  They specialize in all things mechanical from oil change services, brakes, all the way to full engine and transmission replacement.

With that being said, meet Marlowe.  Marlowe has ...

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From Turkeys to Christmas Trees

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The holidays are just around the corner. As I am writing this, Thanksgiving is 2 short days away, Hanukkah is 21 days away, Christmas is 34 days away and the New Year, just 41 days away. It seems like 2017 has flown by. When I think holidays, I think food, family, presents, laughter, light. I have always loved celebrating the holidays.

This time of year also brings snow, ice, wind and unpredictable road surfaces. ...

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Gaining Confidence in the Repair Process-Part 2

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Diagnosis

That dreaded check engine light came on.  You call your local repair facility and they ask you to bring your vehicle in for diagnosis.  Diagnosis is one of the terms we use in the automotive industry quite often.  Just as though you were going to the doctor, occasionally your car needs to go to the car doctor to see whats going on under the hood.  Unfortunately the word diagnosis has become one of the negative words in our industry.  Today, ...

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Accepting and Embracing Change

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As many of you know, downtown Colorado Springs has been in construction purgatory for several months.  Fortunately, we are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel.  With the improvements under the street, the city has announced major improvements to Pikes Peak adding bike lanes, better pedestrian walkways and updated parking.  Even more exciting, we are getting a new “moon-about” at the intersection of Pikes Peak and Colorado.  Access to Autosmith will be be improved and our ...

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