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Make Your Vehicle Last

We live in such a disposable society. It’s amazing all the stuff we throw away. New stuff comes out so fast, we just toss the old and move on. In the old days people were real sticklers about taking care of their things. If something got lost or ruined by neglect, tough – they had to do without. Most people couldn’t afford new cars very often, so they had to make them last as long as they could. It’s a good thing that cars are more reliable these days. They just don’t break down as often. And the good news for us Colorado penny pinchers is that a modern car can easily go 200,000 miles/320,000 km with proper care. The engineering and the manufacturing quality is tremendous. The missing ingredient is us Littleton car owners making sure we follow the manufacturer’s recommended maintenance schedules. Every time you go a couple thousand extra miles between an oil change, you have created an opportunity for sludge to be formed and clog passages. Then some ... read more

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Your Well Trained Technician At Eagle Automotive Service

Your Well Trained Technician At Eagle Automotive Service

When your SUV breaks down, or just needs some routine service, you might get a little nervous. Your car’s so important to your life in Lakewood, you need to back on the road as soon as possible – with the problem fixed right the first time. If you’ve ever checked into some of the technician training Eagle Automotive Service professionals receive, you may be surprised at how much knowledge and skill goes into diagnosing and repairing a modern car. Let me give you some perspective. Today there are four cylinder engines that make more power than the V-8’s in luxury cars twenty years ago. I mean a new V-6 Toyota Camry could beat Sonny Crocket’s Ferrari in a race to sixty. Some cars have several networked computers controlling most of the engine functions and many other vehicle functions as well. Lakewood motorists take all of this sophistication for granted – but somebody has to fix it when it breaks ... read more

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On Board Diagnostics For Your SUV

Make an appointment with Eagle Automotive Service to have your on board diagnostics analyzed. 7921 S Platte Canyon Rd Littleton, Colorado 80128 Today we’re going to talk about on-board diagnostics and the questions we hear from folks around Littleton Colorado who need answers about diagnostic services. They want to know what diagnostics are, what’s involved and what the benefits are. They really want to understand the value of diagnostic scans by a trained technician in Littleton Colorado. These are valid concerns. If you don’t understand something it’s really hard to know its value. Let’s start with some history. Since 1996, all cars and light trucks in Littleton Colorado have been required to use a standardized diagnostic system to help repair technicians determine what’s wrong with your vehicle. The diagnostic system works with the vehicle’s Engine Control Module – the computer that controls many engine functions. The ... read more

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Questions To Ask Your Littleton Service Advisor

We find that a lot of Littleton service and repair at Eagle Automotive Service are a little tentative when they talk with their automotive advisors. They want to ask questions, but don’t want to be embarrassed or to seem pushy. Cars are very complicated and there’s more to know about them than most of us have the time to learn. Maybe it’s because cars have become so much more reliable that the average person just doesn’t need to know as much to keep their vehicle on the road. You know, your local hospital has a Patient’s Bill of Rights that they post throughout the hospital. We think our Littleton automotive service customers also have a right to ask any question they need to understand what is wrong with their car and what it will take to fix it. They need to feel free to ask the cost and benefits of recommended services. And they certainly have a right to understand the financial end of the transaction. It’s all about the communica ... read more

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Fuel System Cleaning to Improve Performance

All modern vehicles come with fuel injection systems, so it’s a topic we all need to know something about. All new cars and trucks sold in Littleton, Colorado over the last 30 years or so have come with fuel injection systems. The fuel injector is a valve that delivers the gas or diesel fuel to the right place, in the right amount, at the right time; to be mixed with air and burned in the engine. So how many fuel injectors does your car have? There’s one for each cylinder. So four, six or eight for most folks in Littleton, Colorado. Some vehicles have 10 or 12 cylinders. The engine control computer makes adjustments to the fuel injector as it monitors the engine and other sensors. Fuel injectors are a pretty sophisticated part. Eagle Automotive Service can help you with a fuel injector cleaning service. What’s the benefit? In order to work right, the fuel injectors have to deliver the fuel at a precise pressure at a very precise time. The fuel needs to be sprayed in a ... read more

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