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Fuel Saving Tip: Tire Pressure Saves Fuel In Littleton

Under-inflated tires waste gas for lots of folks in the Littleton area. Think how hard it is to walk in sand – you just have to work harder because of the resistance. When your tires don’t have enough air in them, their rolling resistance is dramatically increased and it simply takes more gas to get around. Always check your tire pressure when you gas up at one of our local Littleton service stations. If they’re low – even just a little bit – bring them up to proper pressure. There’s a sticker on the inside of your driver’s door that gives the manufacturer’s recommended tire pressure. And don’t rely on your tire pressure monitoring system to alert you to when you need more air. The TPMS system is set to warn you when pressure drops twenty percent below recommendations. That’s severely under inflated and you needed more air a long time ago. And if you have a slow leak – get it fixed right away at ... read more

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Tire Safety: Washington vs. Lincoln – Eagle Automotive

Tire Safety: Washington vs. Lincoln – Eagle Automotive

Welcome to the Eagle Automotive Service blog. Today, let’s talk about the effect of tire tread depth on braking. When talking about stopping power, most of us Highlands Ranch drivers tend to focus on our brakes. But our tires are where the rubber meets the road. So having good brakes isn’t enough. Safe Highlands Ranch drivers need to have tires with enough traction to translate braking power into stopping power.Let’s focus on stopping in wet Highlands Ranch conditions. In order for a tire to have good contact with the road, it has to move the water out of the way. If it can’t move the water, the tire will actually ride on top of a thin film of water. That’s called hydroplaning. If it’s really bad, Highlands Ranch drivers can actually spin out of control. At best, you won’t stop as fast. So how does a tire move water? It has channels for water to ... read more

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Commit to Making Your SUV Last – Eagle Automotive Service

For advice on how to make your SUV last longer, visit us at Eagle Automotive Service 7921 S Platte Canyon Rd Littleton, Colorado 80128 These days many people in the Denver area are really committed to making their cars last a long time. First thing: you’ve got to start with what you’ve got. It’d be ideal if people started with a brand new car, never missed a scheduled service item, paid attention to the severe service maintenance schedule and had regular inspections. But if you’ve had the vehicle for a while, or bought it used, its maintenance history is what it is; and that’s where you start. Go through the maintenance schedule for your SUV and see what’s been done and when. Have your Littleton service advisor at Eagle Automotive Service do an inspection and come up with a list of stuff that needs to be done. Review the list and prioritize the work, talk about budget and make a plan to get caught up. Making a plan is so imp ... read more

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Trip Inspection

Americans love their cars and nothing goes with cars better than the road trip. Freedom from daily schedules, new sights and the open road – it’s great! But there’s nothing like car trouble to bring the fun to a grinding halt. You can’t always avoid problems, but you can take steps to reduce the probability of getting sidelined on your trip. The first step is to look at your trip plan from your vehicle’s perspective. What kind of roads will you be traveling – winding byways or super-highways? Mountains or plains? What weather conditions are you likely to encounter? How many miles will you travel? How much weight will you be hauling – passengers and luggage? Lugging a trailer or roof top carrier? Will it be dusty? Armed with the answers to these questions, you can start a trip inspection to help you prepare your Littleton vehicle for your big adventure. A lot of our Littleton customers prefer to go through this exercise with an automotive servic ... read more

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Winter Tires

What type of technology do you use? Do you prefer an 8-track tape or an iPod? When it comes to winter tires, much of the public’s perception dates back to when 8-track was the best way to listen to the Bee Gees. Twenty years ago, winter tires differed from highway tires only in their tread design. We called them snow tires back then and they had big, knobby lugs that were designed to give good traction in deep snow. They had the same rubber compound as regular tires and they weren’t very good on ice, packed snow or wet roads. They were not even very good on dry roads. They really helped in deep or loose snow, but they did a poor job the rest of the time. They were loud and rode hard. You couldn’t wait to get them off in the spring. Then all-season tires started to come along. All-season tires are really a compromise between summer and winter performance. They have acceptable hot weather ride and tread life, and you can get through mild winter road conditions OK. But t ... read more

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