The Giant Pumpkin Festival!

The Giant Pumpkin Festival in Old Colorado City! 

BOO! Well if that didn’t get you in the Halloween spirit maybe stopping by the Giant Pumpkin Festival in Old Colorado City will! This Awesome event is taking place Saturday, October 21, 2017, from 10 am to 3 pm! 

What to Expect! 

This event is truly fun for the whole family! They have a Kids Zone, including characters from the Wizard Of OZ, Spinning Wheels, Games, Prizes, a Pumpkin Patch and Much More! Making it a great event to bring the kids too! 

The Contest 

The most fun part of this awesome event is watching The Giant Pumpkin Contest! In this, you will see who has the biggest Pumpkin in the territory!  So be sure to miss out on this awesome event! 

 

The Pikes Peak Regional Airshow!

The Pikes Peak Regional Airshow! 

Are you looking for an exhilarating weekend activity? Well load up the kids and the wife and head to Colorado Springs Airport and watch The Pikes Peak Regional Airshow! 

What to Expect! 

At this awesome event will feature many awesome air crafts such as the USAF Thunderbirds.  The USAF Wings of Blue, Trojan Phlyers Dual T28 Aerobatics, The P-40K Warhawk Aerobatics, Douglas AD5 Skyraider, and Much More!

How Much to pay

Now, of course, any event of this awesome magnitude isn’t free. But it will only cost you $25.00 for Adults online. And $15.00 for Kids and $20 for Military online. But if you want to buy them at the door you will pay $30. 

So be sure to get your self down to Colorado Springs Airport Saturday or Sunday and see all these plans roar through the sky! And be sure to take lots of videos and pictures as this year’s turnout is going to be unbelievable!  

How To Get Your Vehicle Ready For Winter!

How to get your vehicle ready for winter! 

With the weather beginning to change here in the front range, we at McCloskey Motors think it’s important to get your car fully prepared for everything Colorado Winter can throw at it!

OIL CHANGE AND COOLANT 

The first thing to do is to change your oil. This is something that you should always do but in winter this is critical. Check the owners manual for your vehicle but, generally,  in winter you want to use a thinner oil.  Of course, after the oil,  you want to check the ratio of your engine’s coolant. In normal weather, you would use a 50/50 ratio of coolant but in winter you want to use 60/40.    

BATTERY CHECK AND WASHER FLUID 

We also recommend checking your car’s battery. Your engine needs more current for the battery to start in cold weather. An easy way to check your battery is by turning on your headlights before you start the engine. Then turn your engine on if the lights get brighter your battery may be dying.  Also, you will want to change your washer fluid and wiper blades. Be sure to buy a good washer fluid with antifreeze solution, regular fluid won’t cut it in the freezing temperature.  

HEATER AND 4 WHEEL DRIVE SYSTEM 

Lastly, you need to check your defrost and heater. It’s better to make these repairs before it’s -10 degrees out and you have no heat.  Always check your tires, because when the cold weather comes you will lose some pressure from your tires if they are not inflated to their cold weather load.  Most importantly you need to check you 4 wheel drive system and be sure you know how to use it. You should also always keep your gas tank as close to full as you can create condensation inside the tank and that water can get in your gas and trash your engine.  

Those are the ways we recommend you get your car ready for winter. On top of what has listed above, you should always have an ice scraper and emergency kit in the car. As you will never want to be anywhere with out these items. And of course, if you need help with any of these proactive items be sure to come see the McCloskey All Make Service.