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Automobile Fluids For Your SUV

Automobile Fluids For Your SUV

If you’ve walked through the automotive fluids of an auto parts store in Denver, you’ll know how overwhelming the sheer number of products available can be. How do you know what’s right for your vehicle? As you know, these fluids all serve a function in making your car run as you drive around the Denver area. Your vehicle manufacturer has specified a particular type of fluid for every system from the motor, to the cooling system, brake fluid and so on. When you realize that not every variation is applicable to your vehicle, the task becomes more manageable. First let’s talk about why there are so many varieties. Starting with motor oil, we see that manufacturers match the properties of a particular weight or type of oil with the design needs of the engine. For example, engines with sophisticated valve trains often require a thinner weight of oil. Some vehicles around Denver come from the factory filled with synthetic oil and the recommendation to u ... read more

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Fuel Saving Tip: Dirty Oil In Your Littleton SUV

Fuel Saving Tip: Dirty Oil In Your Littleton SUV

If you’re a quart low in your SUV, there isn’t enough motor oil to lubricate your engine properly. The extra friction causes drag that reduces fuel economy while you’re driving around the Denver area. The same goes for dirty oil; it doesn’t reduce friction properly. The result is you get to watch those numbers at your local Denver gas pump rolling higher and higher. The transmission also needs the proper amount of clean fluid to do its work. When it’s in need of service, the transmission drags your fuel economy down. So keep it clean and give yourself a fighting chance. Give Eagle Automotive Service a call today! 7921 S Platte Canyon Rd Littleton, Colorado 80128 10143 W. Chatfield Ave. Littleton, Colorado

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Budgeting Maintenance In Littleton Colorado

Budgeting Maintenance In Littleton Colorado

Life’s full of surprises in Littleton Colorado, some of which cost money. A leaky roof, a broken tooth, or an unexpected car repair. Eagle Automotive Service of Littleton Colorado and AutoNetTV have done some research on how we can budget for proper vehicle care. Everyone in Littleton Colorado does our best to budget for scheduled vehicle maintenance. What’s hard is unexpected repairs. The truth is that our vehicles can stay on the road longer than ever before with proper maintenance. That’s because of improved vehicle design and manufacturing quality. But some of those same improvements also lead to higher repairs costs. Let’s take the fuel pump. Previous generations were often stranded by the side of the road by vapor lock. This occurred when the gas vaporized between the gas tank and the fuel pump. Fuel just stopped flowing. You had to sit and wait until the car would start ... read more

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Serpentine Belt Replacement Near The Denver Area

Don’t you hate it when you hear that squeal from under the hood when you’re driving aroun Denver? It usually means there is a problem with the serpentine belt. The serpentine belt powers a lot of engine accessories. It runs the alternator-which charges the battery, the water pump-which cools the engine, the air conditioning and the power steering pump. All pretty important parts. It is called a serpentine belt because it snakes around a bunch of engine components

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Gas Savings In Littleton: Sharpen Your Pencil

Gas Savings In Littleton: Sharpen Your Pencil

High gas prices in Littleton increase the cost of living for Coloradodrivers. You’ve probably budgeted a certain amount for vehicle related expenses. Increased fuel costs now consume a larger portion of our incomes, causing some Littleton vehicle owners to skimp in other areas – like scheduled maintenance.According to Colorado news reports and automotive industry studies, this is becoming increasingly more common. In fact, nine out of ten personal vehicles on the road have at least one maintenance or repair item that hasn’t been done. Some of these items pose serious safety risks. Others are just more likely to make it more expensive to drive.In this area, we can take a lesson from professional Littleton vehicle owners. I’m talking about fleet owners and operators. You know, Littleton folks like the trucking companies and delivery services. Because their livelihood ... read more

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