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
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 ... read more
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
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
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