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Monthly Archives: June 2012

Air Conditioning Service In Littleton

Hey Littleton, Colorado Do you hear loud noises under the hood when you turn on your air conditioner? Do you only get cool air sporadically? If so, it is time to get your air conditioner checked. It’s real easy to take your car’s air conditioner for granted. Just push the right buttons and out comes cool, dry, clean air. But your air conditioning system needs attention from time to time to help it keep its cool. When most people in Littleton hear the words “air conditioning problems”, it sends a shiver up their spine. That is because the air conditioning system is fairly complex. It has a lot of parts and when it’s broken, it’s expensive to repair. What things can we do to prevent air conditioning breakdowns? A common cause of air conditioning failure is leaks. Water and air can leak into the system. The system doesn’t work as well with air in it. And water can cause rust that leads to damage of the A/C components. Also, refrigerant, the stuff ... read more

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Power Steering Service Near Denver

For most of us living in the Denver area, it is hard to remember life without power steering – cranking those great big steering wheels? It was a pretty good workout. Now power steering is standard. The heart of any power steering system is its pump. The pump pressurizes the power steering fluid that provides assist for steering. Most pumps are driven by a belt that is run by the engine – a few are electrically powered. A high-pressure hose passes fluid from the pump to the steering gear. A low pressure hose returns the fluid back to the pump. These hoses can develop leaks, so it is a good idea to inspect them at every oil change. Low fluid can damage the power steering pump. That is why fluid level is on the checklist for a full-service oil change. The fluid needs to be compatible with the hoses and seals, so check your owners’ manual for the right type – or just ask your service technician at Eagle Automotive Service. The fluid cleans, cools and lubricates the ... read more

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So You Bought a Used Car

So you just bought a used car? How did you know what you were getting? It’s hard to know because people sell cars for so many reasons. Think about why you’ve sold some of your cars. Did you just want something new or were there problems that you wanted to run away from? Maybe it was a little of both. If you’ve recently bought a used car with 25,000 to 35,000 miles on it, there’s a good chance it’s a lease return. Or perhaps a corporate program car. Maybe a vehicle that has done duty in a rental fleets. We tend to feel confident because at least it’s newer than our last one. But how well have many vehicles really been maintained? If you plan on owning a car for a long time, you’ll keep up on the maintenance so that you can avoid repairs down the road. But, if you know you’re only going to have the car for two or three years, you may not be so committed. It would be easy to think that skipping an oil change here and there wouldn’t ru ... read more

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