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New Auto AC Refrigerant: R-1234yf

New Auto AC Refrigerant: R-1234yf

R-1234yf is a newer refrigerant that is being used in newer model vehicles. This refrigerant began to enter the North American market in 2014 when both Fiat Chrysler and General Motors vehicles started manufacturing their air condition systems for it. Now in 2018, about 50% of new vehicles are being manufactured with air conditions systems that use the R-1234yf. This is because the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has marked R-134a as unacceptable through their 2015 rulemaking on the SNAP program. Therefore, making the use of R-134a illegal. Beginning with the model year 2021 newly manufactured vehicles must be made to use R-1234yf. Eurasian Auto Repair continues to provide state of the art equipment to meet the needs of newer cars and trucks. We recently acquired a brand new auto air condition machine specifically designed for vehicles with R-1234yf. We are now able to service and repair newer model cars that may be facing AC problems in this hot T ... read more

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April: National Car Care Month

April: National Car Care Month

The Car Care Council is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating motorists about the importance of regular vehicle care, maintenance and repair through its “Be Car Care Aware” consumer education campaign. The Car Care Council has established April as National Car Care Month and we firmly believe in sharing this valuable information with our customers. Taking care of your car is important! With proper and regular maintenance and repair, you can increase the longevity of your car's life on the road. Below is an infographic provided by the Car Care Council on maintenance services that should be checked frequently and at monthly intervals. These services include everything from checking your tire pressure to brake and alignment services. Is your car do for a check-up? Give us a call today and Eurasian Auto Repair can help you get your vehicle maintenance service on track

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What does “Dealership Alternative” mean?

What does “Dealership Alternative” mean?

Simply, a dealership alternative can be thought of as an alternative place you can take your vehicle for repairs and maintenance. At Eurasian Auto Repair it means so much more for our customers including: ASE Certified Master Technicians: The automotive technicians at Eurasian Auto Repair are not only ASE certified, but have decades of combined experience with all makes and models. Through continued education, training, and years of experience, you can trust that we are able to accurately diagnose and repair any vehicle that you bring in to Eurasian Auto Repair. Whether it is your Mercedes-Benz or your wife’s suburban we can perform all of the necessary maintenance and repairs. Specialty Tools: As the technology in cars becomes more advanced the need for computer diagnostic tools and software has become increasingly important. At Eurasian Auto Repair, we have invested in and continue to invest in the most advanced factory level diagnostic tools ... read more

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Tips for Driving in Icy Road Conditions

Tips for Driving in Icy Road Conditions

With freezing weather and rain in the forecast, you can expect ice on the roads. The number one recommendation is to stay off the road during icy conditions! However, we know that sometimes driving during these icy conditions is unavoidable. Here are some tips to keep in mind when driving in icy conditions. Getting Your Car Ready: As you are heading to the car you may notice that you have a layer of ice over it. Do not pour water (hot or cold) over the ice to try to melt it quickly. This can damage your car and crack the glass. Instead, use an ice scraper in combination with your defrost settings to remove the ice. Before you get driving you should allow your car at least 5 minutes to warm up. This is important because it allows the different fluids to circulate before you begin driving. Slow Down: The speed of your vehicle can really make a difference when there are icy conditions on the road. If you are driving at high speeds it makes it much har ... read more

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Annual Car Services

Annual Car Services

The start of the new year is here! To help you start it off right for your car we have created a list of items that typically should be done on an annual basis. Read through the list and try to remember the last time you gave attention to these items for your car. Air Filter: Your car’s air filter serves the important job of filtering the outside air before it enters your engine. Without the air filter, things such as dirt, dust, bugs, and other debri can enter and damage the engine. Each car’s manufacturer will specify a certain mileage in which the filter should be changed. However, if you are unsure or can’t even remember the last time your car’s air filter was changed a good rule of thumb is to change it on an annual basis. Cabin Filter: The cabin filter is what filters the outside air as it comes into the car through your AC and heating system. The cabin filter is able to remove pollen and dust from the air before it is blown into your vehicle ... read more

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Oil Change Service at Eurasian Auto Repair

Oil Change Service at Eurasian Auto Repair

In San Antonio, there are a number of places you can take your vehicle to get an oil change. While all these numerous places may perform oil changes the quality of service is not equal. To explain the difference between having an oil change at a quick lube station and an Oil Service at Eurasian Auto Repair we have explained both situations below. Quick Oil Change Station At a quick oil change station, they promote they can do your oil change in as little as 15 minutes and an inexpensive price. While this may seem appealing to most people it may actually not be beneficial to you or your vehicle. When you get an oil change the oil filter must be replaced as well. At a quick oil change station, they are going to use an aftermarket filter. These aftermarket filters have no required testing and original equipment manufacturers do not provide full disclosure of the specifications for these filters. Leaving aftermarket manufactures guessing the correct specification to bui ... read more

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Choices at the Fuel Pump

Choices at the Fuel Pump

When you are at the fuel pump you will be faced with anywhere from 3 to 5 options of fuel types. The most common options you will see is regular, midgrade, premium, and diesel. Depending on the gas station and where you live you may also see an option for E85. Based on the vehicle you drive you may be able to use more than one of these options, however, some vehicles may limit you to only one option. Regular, Midgrade, and Premium There are typically 3 grades of gasoline sold at the gas station. These different grades are based on the rating of octane in the gasoline. Generally, regular grade gas has a rating of 87, midgrade gas has a rating of 88-90, and premium grade gas has a rating of 91-94. So what does the octane rating mean? According to the U.S. Department of Energy, “Octane rating is the measure of a fuel's ability to resist "knocking" or "pinging" during combustion, caused by the air/fuel mixture detonating prematurely in the engine.” The higher the octane ... read more

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Tips to Spot a Flood-Damaged Car

Tips to Spot a Flood-Damaged Car

If you are in the market for a used car or will be looking to buy one in the upcoming months be cautious! The recent Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have damaged thousands of vehicles. It is common for these flood-damaged cars to be cleaned up and resold. Along with them can come compromised electrical, mechanical, and safety systems. To help you make an educated decision when buying your next used vehicle we have put together a checklist to help you identify if a car has flood damage. VIN Check: The first thing we recommend you check when considering a used vehicle is the VIN number. There are several websites that can provide you with free and paid VIN searches. Carfax offers a free flood check on their website with the option of purchasing a full report. The VIN check will provide you with the vehicle's title status and possibly a vehicle history report. If the car was a total loss insurance companies assign the car a salvage title. Mud & Rust: There are a few places in the vehic ... read more

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Wiper Blade Replacement & Maintenance Tips

Wiper Blade Replacement & Maintenance Tips

It is well known that the weather in Texas can be unpredictable! One moment it's sunny and then the next it’s raining and then before you know it is sunny all over again. With the sporadic Texas weather, it is important to have wiper blades that are ready to go and work effectively at a moment's notice. To help keep you prepared we have compiled two lists for you. One identifies the signs that it’s time to replace your wiper blades. The other is a list of ways to maintain and extend the life of your wiper blades. Signs It’s Time To Replace Your Wiper Blades When your wiper blades leave streak marks across your windshield this can be an indication that it is time to change them. The streaking can be caused by the rubber squeegee of your wiper blade being dry and hardened. If your wiper blades “skip” across your windshield this also indicates that it is time to change them. T ... read more

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Check Engine Light: Common Questions

Check Engine Light: Common Questions

As a car owner, it is likely you have encountered or heard of the check engine light. Check engine lights can be frustrating and confusing to any driver. To help answer some of the many questions that surround check engine lights we have put together a FAQ just for them! What is a “Check Engine Light”? The check engine light which can also be referred to as “service engine soon light” is an indicator located in your car’s dashboard. This indicator is a part of the onboard diagnostic system that your vehicle has. When the check engine light illuminates it is signaling that your onboard diagnostic system has found an issue. What is the difference between a blinking and solid check engine light? If your check engine light is blinking this typically indicates a more severe issue such as an engine misfire. If the check engine light is showing solid this typically means that the issue is most likely emissions related. Such as a loose gas cap, or a fault ... read more

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