When all of your vehicle’s wheels are lined up exactly with each other, your wheels are in alignment. Hitting a road hazard or even just the normal bumps and bounces of everyday driving in Littleton can cause your SUV’s wheels to be out of alignment. Driving for an extended time in Littleton when your wheels are out of alignment results in uneven tire wear. This is dangerous … and expensive. Worst case scenario, you have a blowout on a crowded Colorado interstate. It can also cause premature wear to your suspension system, which can be really expensive to repair. At the very least, you may have to replace your tires years too early. Here are some alignment basics from Eagle Automotive Service: The ideal alignment for your SUV was designed by its engineers. Alignment service at Eagle Automotive Service starts with an inspection of the steering and suspension – to see if anything’s bent or broken. Then your honest Eagle Automotive Service technician will look ... read more
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
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.
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 again ... read more
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