Yearly Archives: 2017

Engine Air Filter From Eagle Automotive Service

You may have found yourself in the following situation: You go to get your oil changed and the service adviser at Eagle Automotive Service recommends you get a new engine air filter. You say yes, but because you didn’t know what an air filter is or what it does, but you were too embarrassed to ask. First of all, you did the right thing by getting a new one. And, you should never be too embarrassed to ask for more information from any of our Eagle Automotive Service staff. It’s your money and you have a right to understand what you’re paying for. Let’s review what an air filter does: Air is the focus of this discussion. What is the air like outside in Littleton right now? Can you see any smog? Is it full of pollen? How about dust? Anyone in Colorado with hay fever can tell you that there’s plenty in the air that you can’t see. Well, it’s the engine air filter’s job to clean that air before it goes into your engine, to mix with the fuel and be burned. Without an ... read more

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Denver Safety Systems: Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Denver Safety Systems: Tire Pressure Monitoring System

New laws required manufacturers to include a Tire Pressure Monitoring System – or TPMS system – in all cars and light trucks by the 2008 model year. Flats, blow outs, skids and longer stopping distances can all be the result of Denver auto owners driving around on under-inflated tires. Admittedly, it’s hard to tell when a radial tire is under-inflated. If your manufacturer recommends 35 pounds of pressure, your SUV tire’s considered significantly under inflated at 26 pounds. The tire may not look low until it gets below 20 pounds. The system has a dashboard mounted warning light that goes off if one or more of the tires falls 25% below manufacturer’s pressure recommendations. This technology has been used by Denver race car drivers for years. They are able to head off problems from under inflation by closely monitoring tire pressure on the track. It’s up to your SUV’s manufacturer to determine which of many TPMS systems available they’ll u ... read more

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Protecting Your SUV From Theft In Littleton Colorado

Every car in Littleton Colorado is at risk for theft. So it’s up to us to make our cars a less appealing target and more of a challenge – hopefully sending potential thieves to look elsewhere. The National Insurance Crime Bureau recommends a layered approach to protecting vehicles: Common sense Visible and audible devices Immobilizing devices Tracking devices Let’s review each of these. First, common sense: you would be surprised how many vehicles are stolen from Littleton Colorado where the keys were left in the ignition with the doors unlocked. Always take your keys, and lock the doors. In fact, in some places it’s against the law to leave a vehicle unattended with the keys in the ignition. And don’t leave spare keys in the car or hide them outside – because a thief will find them. Try to park in well-lit areas that have a lot of foot traffic. If possible, park near the e ... read more

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Coolant Level Service at Eagle Automotive Service

Littleton motorists’ cars have to operate in a wide range of Colorado temperatures. Meaning that our engine coolant level is more of a concern than in other more blandly weathered locales. Think for a moment about the environment where coolant level is affecting strictly by having to keep the engine “cool”. Very hot. High pressure. Not to mention corrosive. All the while, it has to protect the components of the cooling system from corrosion. These components are made from steel and aluminum, plastics and rubber. The coolant has to be formulated to protect against corrosion for all of these different materials. That’s why car makers recommend different types of anti-freeze for Colorado vehicles. There are several different ‘families’ of anti-freeze available to us here in Littleton. Your owners’ manual will tell you what kind you should use. Of course, the automotive professionals at Eagle Automotive Service will know the right kind for your car. It’s important to stay on to ... read more

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PCV Valve Service – Eagle Automotive – Littleton

PCV Valve Service – Eagle Automotive – Littleton

Today, we are talking about your PCV valve. The PCV Valve is a little, inexpensive part that does a big job for Littleton drivers. PCV stands for Positive Crankcase Ventilation. The crankcase is the bottom area of the engine that holds the oil. When the SUV engine’s running, fuel is burned to generate power. Most of the exhaust from combustion goes out through the exhaust system. But some exhaust blows by the pistons and goes into the lower engine, or crankcase.

These hot gases are about seventy percent unburned fuel.
This can dilute and contaminate the oil, leading to damaging engine oil sludge. It can also cause SUV engine corrosion, something we see occasionally at Eagle Automotive Service. At high speeds on Littleton freeways, the pressure can build up to the point that gaskets and seals start to leak . Back in the old days, car makers simply i

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Technician Training at Eagle Automotive Service

Your car is important to you and keeping it running properly is essential to your Littleton lifestyle. That’s why you’re smart to have it serviced regularly at Eagle Automotive Service in Littleton. And even though it may just be routine maintenance, you want it done right by automotive professionals. It’s also very important to your Littleton service center to keep you happy and on the road. You might be surprised at the amount of money our Littleton auto service center spends annually to make sure our honest technicians are properly trained. Eagle Automotive Service offers a variety of automotive services for many kinds of vehicles. We need to be current on the latest techniques and parts so that we can give you quality service. Our Littleton centers subscribe to data services that list the high quality parts and fluids recommended by your manufacturer. And each service has a checklist of standard procedures. Eagle Automotive Service technicians follow these procedures so they ca ... read more

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Higher Mileage Service Intervals For Littleton

Littleton auto owners have probably noticed that the government mandates a lot of equipment on cars: emission devices and control computers; safety equipment like airbags; and crash worthiness requirements. All of this is great for the motoring public in Denver but it does add quite a bit to the price of a new car in Colorado. Because new cars are more expensive, Littleton residents are driving their old cars longer. The average car is now over nine years old. 68% of vehicles on the road have more than 75,000 miles/120,000 kilometers. As cars age, their performance drops, they have difficulty idling for long periods and are more sensitive to weather extremes. Fortunately today’s cars are up to the challenge – but they need a little help to keep on going. Some owner’s manuals don’t outline service requirements and schedules at higher mileage. Of course, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have to be done. In fact, it’s more important than ever for Littleton auto owners to ... read more

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Littleton Exhaust And Emissions Service

Many Denver drivers don’t realize that there is more to exhaust system maintanance than just tailpipes and mufflers. And if you can see smoke, or if it’s too loud. Exhaust service at a full-service automotive center like Eagle Automotive Service is really a lot more comprehensive these days. For example, in the U.S., the federal government required catalytic converters for all cars in Littleton in 1976 and on-board emission control computers in 1990. Colorado and federal emissions requirements have forced car makers to come up with much more sophisticated ways to comply with environmental laws. This also goes for cars sold in Canada. So, exhaust service has really become exhaust and emissions service. High-tech computer-controlled emissions devices are now necessary. And because it’s so sophisticated, car makers recommend having your emission system checked out by a qualified technician, like the ones we have at Eagle Automot ... read more

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Transmission Care In Littleton Colorado

Call Eagle Automotive Service to make an appointment to check your transmission in Littleton. 7921 S Platte Canyon Rd Littleton, Colorado 80128 Do you have any plans around Littleton Colorado for the weekend? Maybe you and some friends and are taking the boat up to the lake. Maybe you’ll be having a lot of fun water skiing and doing a little fishing. You got the boat all ready. It’s all gassed up. You packed lots of snacks and the cooler’s stocked – ready to go. How about your tow vehicle? It has plenty of gas and you’ve even vacuumed it out, but is your auto maintenance up to date? Stop and think. You’ll have some heavy traffic on your way out of town. Hilly terrain as you get to the lake. Some dirt roads – and it may be hot weather. And all the time you’re going to be towing around several thousand extra pounds. That all adds up a lot of severe strain on your engine, brakes and tr ... read more

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Guide To Using the Correct Fluids in Your Vehicle

Guide To Using the Correct Fluids in Your Vehicle

Today’s Eagle Automotive Service post focuses on using the proper fluids for your vehicle. Significant advancements in automotive technology have lead to the development of high-tech fluids to keep modern cars operating at peak performance. This is due to both engineering advances and new high-tech materials used to build SUV automotive systems. A simple example of this is the cooling system. For decades it was primarily made out of iron, steel and rubber hoses. There was one kind of coolant that protected these components from corrosion. Now cooling system components are made with various metal alloys and plastics. These materials require different additives to protect them from corrosion. Since the materials used vary among SUV car makers, we now have a number of different kinds of coolant. It’s essential for Littleton car owners to use the right coolant. If you pour in the wrong k ... read more

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