Ram Trucks

By Merrill Automotive | February 1, 2021

Ram trucks have been around for quite some time, gaining popularity in recent years.  Ram Trucks arrived at dealerships in 1981, millennials also hit the scene.  At the time we did not know what to think about Rams or millennials.  Now millennials are buying Ram Trucks more than any other brand.  It is hard to…

Alignment Near Me

By Merrill Automotive | April 21, 2020

Alignment Near Me! Learning about Vehicle Alignments for Cars, Trucks and SUVs in Lakewood, Colorado How is an alignment done at Merrill Automotive? At Merrill Automotive in Lakewood, Colorado we use Hunter Engineering Alignment Machines.  These are the best and most trusted alignment machines available.  We drive the Car through our test loop to see…

Golden & Merrill Automotive: A History

By Merrill Automotive | April 6, 2020

GOLDEN: A HUB OF COLORADO HISTORY Golden is a small city west of Denver and Lakewood, located at the mouth of Clear Creek. This town is best known for the Coors Brewery and the Colorado School of Mines. In 1859, with the discovery of gold in Clear Creek thousands of miners came to the area.…

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Lakewood & Merrill Automotive: A History

By Merrill Automotive | March 13, 2020

LAKEWOOD & OUR PEOPLE About 50 years ago in 1969, the City of Lakewood incorporated. The people of Lakewood worked together to build schools and make other civic improvements. There were several unsuccessful attempts to incorporate it. As fears of annexation to Denver and the lack of law enforcement loomed over residents, Lakewood was finally…

About Trailers, Campers, 5th Wheels and RVs

By Merrill Automotive | January 6, 2020

If you have a new or used Trailer, Camper or Recreational Vehicle (RV) we are your go-to Repair facility. Our large Shop can accommodate the extra height and weight associated with Recreation Vehicles. Merrill Automotive in Lakewood has an oversized lift to help our skilled Mechanics safely work on your toys. A couple of common…

Stopping Your Vehicle Brief Information About Brakes

By Merrill Automotive | July 26, 2019

It doesn’t matter what your vehicle is equipped with, our brake services in Lakewood can help ensure your braking system is performing it’s best. Brake systems on most modern vehicles include three main components. The rotors which are the round metal discs, calipers which straddle the rotors and squeeze the final part – brake pads.…

Helping Others With Automotive Repair

By Merrill Automotive | December 19, 2018

It’s the holiday season, for which everyone is aware.  A time when busy life is sent into overdrive.  Take a regular week and pack several more events along with shopping trips and spending.  We all know the holidays are hectic.  Let’s try to be aware of this, not dwelling on the chaos but focused on the…

Local Automotive Repair & Maintenance Facility

By Merrill Automotive | November 5, 2018

Hello Friends! When getting your vehicle or trailer maintained and repaired how do you select a shop? One source is probably the review sites and these can be helpful to provide an overall first electronic impression based on other consumers though they can be somewhat misleading. Another source may be friends and family but this…

modern steering rack with Computers and Sensors in Cars

Computers, Sensors and Wires Oh My!

By Merrill Automotive | August 15, 2018

Modern Cars are Complicated Machines Looking at a modern Car, Truck, or SUV can be mind boggling.  Most people know about Computers and Sensors in Cars. They everywhere and wires that run in all directions.  Not to mention modules and communication points. A lot of the technology is to keep us safe, others are to…

blue pickup truck in for spring training

Spring Training for Your Car

By Merrill Automotive | May 29, 2018

Spring Training for your car – in preparation for the hot summer ahead. Summer can be a difficult time for vehicles, let’s get your car running its best before summer gets here. Numerous factors can add stress to the vehicle such as heat, humidity, air conditioner running, starting, stopping, climbing hills and mountains plus city…

black pickup truck with car trouble

Car Trouble? Let’s Fix It.

By Merrill Automotive | March 26, 2018

If you are having car trouble, let’s fix it. No need to wait several weeks in line for dealership service and pricing. Independent repair facilities like ours in Lakewood, CO are here to handle nearly all of the problems under the sun. Yes, manufactures and dealerships have some small advantages but generally speaking locally owned…

White Jeep at Merrill Automotive

Celebrating over 90 Years of Service

By Merrill Automotive | March 8, 2018

Hello Friends! At Merrill Automotive we have been serving Lakewood, CO and the surrounding areas for over 90 years.  Now we are Celebrating over 90 Years of Service! We are known across the Denver metro area as the go-to location for suspension and alignment problem solving. We service both foreign and domestic makes, from small…