We can take a look under the hood
Our goal at Alpine Euro Automotive is to help you keep your vehicle in the best possible condition and on the road. A Complete Vehicle Inspection is the best way to protect your investment and maintain a clean bill of health for your car. Our experienced technicians will examine the condition of your vehicle against manufacturer and industry standards, and identify any concerns requiring either immediate or longer-term attention. Our comprehensive inspection gives you the opportunity to address any small problems before they become larger ones, saving you time and money in the long run. We maintain complete records of your car’s history with us, allowing us to refer back to any recommendations at a moment’s notice.
Our Comprehensive Vehicle Inspection includes checking:
- Fluid Levels
- Coolant and Heating Hoses
- Suspension System Components
- Exhaust Systems
Contact Alpine Euro Automotive at (303) 286-1402 to arrange an appointment for your next Comprehensive Vehicle Inspection.
We take care of your vehicle
When your vehicle is properly maintained, it will run better, be more reliable, and last longer, giving you a more enjoyable driving experience. Regular oil changes, tire inspections and rotations, and fluid checks are an important part of basic vehicle maintenance and will help extend the life of your vehicle and avoid many preventable problems. From basic maintenance and seasonal requirements for your vehicle, through to more comprehensive mileage services, Alpine Euro Automotive has the equipment, knowledge and expertise to keep your vehicle maintained and serviced to factory specifications.
Our Maintenance Services include manufacturer recommended mileage services as well as:
- Preventative maintenance
- Scheduled maintenance
- Safety inspection
- Seasonal car care packages
- Oil and Lube service
- Tire rotation
- Wheel alignments
- Brake inspection
- Auto Air Conditioning and Heating service
- Cooling system service
- Water pumps, hoses and belts
- Clutch system diagnostics
- Suspension service
- Electric system diagnosis
- Exhaust inspection
- Fuel injection system service
Contact Alpine Euro Automotive at (303) 286-1402 today to schedule your Maintenance Service appointment.
We can fix your vehicle
Vehicles do sometimes go wrong, and if they do, we’re here to help make it right and repair your vehicle. Our goal is to get your vehicle back to you in working order so that you can get back on the road as soon as possible. Our technicians use the latest diagnostic equipment to determine what the problem is, and their extensive knowledge and experience in the field to determine how to fix it. We recommend several trusted towing companies to assist you in getting any disabled vehicle to us, and can also arrange for a rental car for you whilst we repair your vehicle.
Our repair services include:
- Vehicle diagnostics
- Engine and Transmission diagnostics and repair
- Timing belt replacement
- Brake system repair and maintenance
- Auto Air Conditioning and Heating
- Cooling system
- Water pumps, hoses and belts
- Electric system
- Fuel injection system
Please contact Alpine Euro Automotive at (303) 286-1402 for full information on the services we offer.
As a certified NAPA AutoCare Center, Alpine Euro Automotive affords our customers the best of both worlds: the personal attention of a local small business supported by the trusted NAPA brand. Our customers have peace of mind in knowing that all qualifying repairs and services are backed by NAPA’s national 24 month/24,000 miles warranty, which is honored at more than 14,000 locations nationwide.
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Brakes are pretty much the most important safety device on your car. If you’ve ever partially lost your brakes in the past, you’ll agree that it’s not something you want to experience again. Inspecting your brakes twice a year for wear and damage can protect you and your passengers. Additionally, it will also help save you money by catching any damage before it becomes too costly.
Brake System Components That Can Fail
The master cylinder, the heart of the vehicles braking system, holds the brake fluid when it is not being delivered to the brakes through the brake lines. If brake fluid leaks because the master cylinder is worn or brake lines are plugged or broken, the fluid cannot be delivered and the brake pads will become ruined.
The brake fluid itself can become dirty or contaminated as it draws rust-causing moisture and picks up other debris, or it can break down from excess heat. Clean brake fluid is either clear or slightly yellow, while dirty brake fluid may be brown or even black. Old and dirty brake fluid can damage ABS brake systems internally.
The brake lines connect to the master cylinder through a combination valve, which combines a metering and proportioning valve. It regulates the pressure on the front and rear wheels to make sure both sets of brakes are applied simultaneously. A malfunctioning combination valve may cause the wheels to lock up.
Brake pads and shoes can be made of ceramic, metal or organic materials, while the disc rotors and drums they press against are made of metal. Because the pads and shoes create friction to stop the car, they gradually wear down over time and may wear away completely, letting the metal of the calipers and cylinders they are attached to grind against the rotors and drums and damage them. (Some pads have a metal strip attached that sounds a warning whistle when the pad becomes too worn, but this strip sounds only when the car is in motion and the brakes are not applied.