Antifreeze vs. Coolant: What's the Difference? (And What's the Point?)

Posted by David Lutke on Dec 15, 2017 9:16:22 AM

Do you know the difference between antifreeze and coolant?

We'll let you in on a little secret: there isn't one.

Often used interchangeably, antifreeze and coolant are essentially the same thing: an even mixture of glycol and water, used to keep your engine operating at the perfect temperature.

It's essential to keep your antifreeze or coolant at the proper level for your vehicle, or you'll soon be in need of some serious auto repair Butte.

Keep reading to how to expertly maintain your coolant or antifreeze — and how to get a free coolant inspection at Denny Menholt Ford!

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Gift Your Vehicle with a Butte Tire Service | Tires for Sale in Butte

Posted by David Lutke on Nov 16, 2017 10:45:47 AM

The holiday season is approaching, which means the season of gift giving is also near.

In the coming weeks you’ll likely be shopping for the perfect gift for your friends and family, but what about giving a gift to your Montana vehicle?

Give the gift of a Butte tire service to your car, truck, or SUV this holiday season, and find out how you can get great deals on tires for sale in Butte when you schedule a tire service at Denny Menholt Ford.

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Avoid Dead Car Batteries this Winter | Auto Maintenance Tips at Denny Menholt Ford

Posted by David Lutke on Oct 18, 2017 8:21:27 AM

It may be fall in Montana, but we can’t deny that winter is on its way.

Montanans are known for their ability to handle all types of weather conditions, including the cold and snowy conditions that occur during the winter months.

While you may be prepared with snow gear like coats, gloves, hats, shovels, and snow blowers, is your Butte vehicle just as prepared to take on the harsh winter conditions ahead?

Unfortunately, many people experience dead car batteries during the winter months, without realizing that many of these unfortunate incidents could be prevented with proper vehicle maintenance.

Take a look at the five things you need to do in order to prevent your Butte car battery from failing this winter.

In addition, learn how Denny Menholt Ford will inspect and test your vehicle’s battery for FREE when you schedule an auto repair Butte service.  

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What You Need to Know about Butte Tires in Summer

Posted by Mike Murray on May 17, 2016 10:24:57 AM

Summer is right around the corner! You're ready for it . . . but are your tires?

While you're soaking up the sun, your tires are too -- and they're not as happy about it. Summer heat can wreak havoc on tires in Butte. Warm weather, hot streets, road trips, and dry air can be a deadly combination for old rubber.

Here are a few ways you can make sure your Butte tires are ready for summer fun.

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How to Spring Clean Your Car | Service Specials from Your Auto Mechanic Butte

Posted by Mike Murray on Apr 12, 2016 12:31:51 PM

Ah, spring!

Finally, no more scraping ice from our windshields or slipping and sliding all over the snowy Montana roads. Warm weather is (hopefully) here to stay!

But like most new and used cars in Butte, your vehicle probably suffered some wear-and-tear from those icky winter months. Extreme cold, harsh elements, and road salt can all wreak havoc on your vehicle.

Luckily, April is National Car Care Month!

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Is Your Truck or SUV Ready for Winter? | Trucks for Sale in Montana

Posted by Mike Murray on Oct 8, 2015 1:54:49 PM

Montana winters can be tough on trucks in Butte. That deadly combination of wet and cold can mean serious problems under the hood--or on the road.

At Denny Menholt Ford, we know the last thing you want when you're navigating those icy Butte roads is a sudden breakdown or other truck trouble. That's why we've come up with our top seven tips for preparing your truck or SUV for winter.

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3 Tips to Prepare Your Tires for Winter | New Tires Butte

Posted by David Lutke on Sep 23, 2015 10:13:16 PM

Don't hate us, but someone's gotta say it: winter is coming. And with it comes all the snow, slush, and frigid temperatures that are not only painful for you, they're also dangerous to your vehicle. Without well-maintained tires and safe driving habits, you could hit an icy patch and wind up in the ditch in the blink of an eye.

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Summer Tire Tips - How to Care for Your Tires in Butte

Posted by David Lutke on May 5, 2015 2:39:21 PM

This summer, the only worn-down tires you ride should be attached to a rope and hanging from a tree. Make sure your tires are in tip-top shape for those long summer road trips by following these hot tips for tires in Butte.

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$24.95 Vehicle Checkup + Other Service Specials - Auto Repair Butte

Posted by David Lutke on Apr 23, 2015 11:36:04 AM

Quick Lane® at Denny Menholt Ford is your first stop for all things auto repair Butte. Not only do we offer extraordinary service by factory-trained technicians, we also offer the best service specials a full vehicle checkup for just $24.95.

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