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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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Back To School Guide From Eurasian Auto Repair

Back To School Guide From Eurasian Auto Repair

August is here and in San Antonio that means the back to school season has also arrived! This time of year can be stressful and time-consuming. So, we want to help make the back to school transition as easy as possible for everyone in the family. We have put together the top 3 tips to make your back to school transition a smooth one! Buy school supplies early or online: Looking for the long list of supplies needed at your local grocery store can be hard! The items you need could be sold out or the back to school aisle could just simply be packed with other back to school shoppers. To make supply shopping easier shop as early as you get your school supplies list. Plan your trip to the store outside of prime time shopping hours. Or skip the store altogether and purchase school supplies online. School Visit &/or Meet The Teacher: When starting the new school year at a new school or with new teachers making a school visit and meeting the teacher ca ... read more

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Fluid Flushes & Why You Need Them!

Fluid Flushes & Why You Need Them!

Your car uses a variety of different fluids in order to work properly. Over time these fluids can become dirty and breakdown. If these fluids go unchanged they can begin to damage your vehicle's components and causing expensive damage. Below we have listed some of the most common fluid flushes your car will need. Brake Fluid Flush: Brake Fluid is one of the most important parts of your car’s braking system. When you press down on your brake pedal the brake fluid is what delivers the force to slow or stop your car. Over time your brake fluid can become contaminated with air, moisture, sludge, and more. These contaminants cause your brake fluid to work less efficiently. That is why it is important to get your brake fluid flush as recommended by your car’s manufacturer. A brake fluid flush is a process of removing all the existing fluid and moisture and then replacing it with new fluid. Power Steering Fluid Flush: Your car’s power steering system is w ... read more

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Fuel Induction Service at Eurasian Auto Repair

Fuel Induction Service at Eurasian Auto Repair

A fuel induction service cleans the build up and deposits of carbon throughout the entire fuel system. You may wonder how that carbon buildup and deposits get stuck into the system. Well, with the combination of compression, heat, and the fuel in the system the carbon is formed. When you use lower grade fuel carbon deposits can form faster. This is why we recommend using a higher grade fuel for your vehicle. However, over time deposits will being to build up and it will start to hinder the proper flow of fuel. Once this happens the vehicle may begin to experience rough idling, hesitation on acceleration, cold starts, and more. If you are experiencing these symptoms it may be time to schedule a fuel induction service. Below outlines the steps it takes to perform the fuel induction service. First off our technician will pour BG’s 44K into the fuel tank. 44K is a fuel system cleaner that removes deposits in combustion chambers, intake manifolds, ports and on valves and restores flow in ... read more

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Keepin’ Cool: Auto AC Services

Keepin’ Cool: Auto AC Services

With the hot summer Texas heat heading our way, we want to help you keep cool this summer. Many of us spend a considerable amount of time in our cars which means it’s vital to have our car’s AC working properly. At Eurasian Auto Repair we are able to diagnose and service all make and model vehicle’s AC systems. If you are experiencing an issue with your vehicle’s AC it could be one of these common problems. Freon Leaks: A freon leak is one of the most common AC issues people will encounter. Freon is the chemical that is used to cool the air in the AC system. If the Freon is leaking out of the AC system then your car’s AC may blow hot air. A freon leaks can occur in multiple places throughout the AC system including but not limited to hoses, compressor, condenser, evaporator and more. You can also have multiple leaks at one time. AC Component Malfunction: There are many different components that come together to create a properly functioning AC for your vehicle. With all of these c ... read more

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Headlight Restoration at Eurasian Auto Repair

Headlight Restoration at Eurasian Auto Repair

It’s common for your vehicle’s headlights to become hazy and/or yellow over time. The haziness and discoloration can begin to show in a car as early as two years. With the Texas sun beating down on your vehicle it can start to damage the lens of your headlight. Other things such as rain, pollution, bugs, and cleaning products can also damage your car’s headlight lens. To prevent your headlights from becoming hazy and yellow there are a couple of things you can do. First, park your vehicle in the garage or cover it when possible. Keeping the sun from beating down on your car will help decrease the wear it causes to your headlights. Second, it is important to keep them clean from dirt, grime, and bugs. Make sure you use a soft towel with water and mild soap to clean them off. Unfortunately, almost all car’s headlights will start to become hazy and/or yellow over time. Instead of replacing the entire headlamp assembly which can be rather costly. You can have the headlights restored. Th ... read more

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Summer Road Trip Inspection

Summer Road Trip Inspection

Summer is around the corner which means plans for summer vacations and road trips are in the works. Whether you are heading out for a weekend road trip or traveling across the US we want to help you prepare. Below we have put together a list of items you should have inspected before you hit the open road. One of the first things we inspect before a car is going on a long drive are the fluid levels. These fluids include but are not limited to your power steering, oil, coolant, transmission, differential, transfer case and brake fluids. Having proper fluid levels and clean fluids is very important for your car to operate properly. If your fluids are low or dirty you can experience drivability problems while out on the road. Next on the inspection list is your battery and charging system. We check to ensure that your battery and its connections are in good condition and working correctly. We also check to make sure that your charging system is working properly in order to keep your batt ... read more

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Eurasian Auto Repair's Guide to Fiesta

Eurasian Auto Repair's Guide to Fiesta

San Antonio’s annual Fiesta celebration kicks off this week on April 20th and runs through April 30th! With 10 days of Fiesta events, it can be hard to pick and choose which events to attend. To help you enjoy all that Fiesta San Antonio has to offer Eurasian Auto Repair has picked out some of our favorite events to share with you. Fiesta Fiesta at Hemisfair - Free Event Jump start your Fiesta experience with Fiesta Fiesta at Hemisfair on April 20th. The night's events begin at 5:00 PM and run till 9:00 PM. While at Fiesta Fiesta make sure to check out favorite traditions: People’s Parade, Cutting of the Ugly Tie, and Breaking of the Cascaron. Other Fiesta Fiesta happenings include HeART in the Park, Pin Pandemonium, and Food Truck Park. Alamo Heights Night On April 21st from 5:30 PM - 11:30 PM have a grand time at ... read more

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Why We Use OE & OEM Parts

Why We Use OE & OEM Parts

When working with your trusted auto repair facility it is important to know the quality of parts that they are using when repairing your vehicle. As your dealership alternative, Eurasian Auto Repair uses only the best OE/OEM parts when repairing your car. What are OE and OEM? OE, which stands for Original Equipment, and OEM, which stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer, are the parts that were designed specifically for your vehicle by its manufacturer. Therefore, these are the parts your car was initially made with and they are not reproductions made by other 3rd party manufacturers. Why we use OE and OEM parts The number one reason to use OE and OEM parts is their quality. Here are the top three reasons these parts are top-quality! In many cases, aftermarket components will require fabrication in order to fit properly. This means that extra holes may be needed, widened, or other alterations performed in order for the part to fit and be secu ... read more

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The Importance of Motor Mounts

The Importance of Motor Mounts

What is a Motor Mount? A motor mount is a component of your vehicle that is made from rubber and steel that mounts your engine in place. It is common to have multiple engine mounts on your vehicle as well as mounts for other components of your car such as the transmission. The purpose of your car’s motor mount is to absorb noise and vibrations from your engine along with securing it in place. Without your engine mounts, the engine would cause loud noises, vibrations, and even move and jerk around. Symptoms of Bad Motor Mounts Your motor mounts are put through constant pressure under your engine and because of this, they will not last forever. Therefore, you will want to keep an eye out for signs that it is time to replace your engine mounts. These signs include: If you are noticing vibrations that were not previously present this indicates that you may need to replace your car’s motor mounts. Vibration will occur because the rubber of the motor mount has worn out and no longer abl ... read more

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