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Important Preventative Maintenance

Important Preventative Maintenance

One of the best ways to show some love to your car is to participate in regular preventative maintenance. Regular maintenance services and inspections are just like going to the doctor for a check-up. These regular check-ups with your doctor help you stay healthy and catch any problems before they get too serious. The same goes for your vehicle! Eurasian Auto Repair can help you keep your car running smoothly and alert you to any potential problems before they become major repairs. Common preventative maintenance services include: Checking Fluids: There are a variety of fluids that your car needs in order to run properly. If your car’s fluids are dirty or running low this can cause problems for your vehicle. Such as having low coolant levels can lead to your vehicle overheating leading to major damage and repairs. However, keeping an eye on all your vehicle's fluids can help prevent the need for some major repairs. Checking your fluids can also help ... read more

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Tires Now Available at Eurasian Auto Repair!

Tires Now Available at Eurasian Auto Repair!

You can now purchase tires for your vehicle at Eurasian Auto Repair. We carry all brand name tires including but not limited to Michelin, Continental, and Bridgestone as well as many OE tires to fit your vehicle’s needs. Tire Wear The roads here in San Antonio can damage and cause rapid and irregular wear on your tires. Irregular tread wear can shorten the life of your tires and cause safety concerns while on the road. Common irregular wear patterns include heel/toe, one-sided, center, cupping, and spot wear. To keep your tires’ tread wear even you should have your tires inspected, rotated and balanced every 10,000 miles (unless otherwise recommended by the vehicle manufacturer). It’s also very important to have an alignment done every year or when you replace your tires. Tire Age As your tires get older you may be prompted to replace your tires due to wear and tear. However, manufacturers recommend only driving with tires under the age of 10 years. Even if your ti ... read more

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A Guide to Holiday Travels

A Guide to Holiday Travels

Can you believe it is December already? It’s the time of year that preparing for the Holiday’s is in full swing. Christmas trees, lights, music, and smells all bringing sweet memories from past years. This time of year also brings more vehicles out on the road for holiday shopping and travel. According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, “most long-distance holiday travel, about 91 percent, is by personal vehicle”. To help you prepare for your holiday travels, Eurasian Auto Repair has created a list of items that need to be checked before you get on the road. Under the hood Fluids - Your vehicle requires multiple fluids to run properly. Hitting the road for a long distance trip without checking them can be detrimental to your vehicle’s performance and safety. Some of the most important fluids to check include engine oil, coolant, power steering fluid, brake fluid, and windshield washer fluid. Belts & Hoses - Traveling with worn, cracked, or soft belts and/o ... read more

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Common Mistakes New Drivers Make Behind the Wheel

Common Mistakes New Drivers Make Behind the Wheel

According to the CDC’s website, “In 2014, 2,270 teens in the United States ages 16–19 were killed and 221,313 were treated in emergency departments for injuries suffered in motor vehicle crashes. That means that six teens ages 16–19 died every day from motor vehicle injuries.” New drivers are getting on the road each day and make many common mistakes such as speeding and having too many passengers. We want to help educate new and young drivers with common mistakes that are made behind the wheel and some tips on how to avoid them. Speeding - Exceeding the speed limit not only puts drivers at risk for a ticket, but it also increases the chances of getting into an accident. The ticket itself can be extremely costly and is likely to cause a rise in insurance rates for the ticketed driver. To avoid speeding you should give yourself extra time to arrive at your destination. You should always remember that it is better to arrive late than not at all because you were in a car accident ... read more

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What to Expect at Your Next Auto Maintenance Service

What to Expect at Your Next Auto Maintenance Service

It is a common misconception that getting an auto maintenance service done on your car involves only a simple oil change. However, maintenance services include so much more than just an oil change. Depending on the manufacturer of your vehicle, there are specific maintenance service intervals that should be followed to give your vehicle a long life. At Eurasian Auto Repair, we want to help you stay on track with your auto maintenance services. Maintenance for European Vehicles If you are a Mercedes-Benz owner, you will have maintenance intervals such as “A” Service, “B” Service and so on. There is not a precise list of services for these maintenance services. Instead, your Mercedes’ computer provides the list of recommended maintenance services needed. These items will be based upon mileage driven and your own driving habits. Therefore, when you bring your Mercedes in for a maintenance service, a technician must read the car’s computer first to determine the exact ... read more

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Autumn Vehicle Checklist

Autumn Vehicle Checklist

Autumn has officially arrived! After a long hot summer, the team here at Eurasian Auto Repair is ready to help you get your auto prepared for those cooler temperatures. Autumn’s arrival is a reminder to prepare for the cold winter months to come. To help you prepare, we have put together an autumn vehicle checklist. Heater & Defroster Check: The brisk mornings and evenings can creep up on you when you least expect it. Now is the time to make sure that your car’s heater is working properly. Also, you want to make sure that the defrost settings for both your front and back windshields are working correctly. Low visibility can be very dangerous when driving in the darker mornings to come. Battery Check: Our vehicles’ batteries can be sensitive to the changing temperatures outside. In order to avoid a cold morning with a dead battery, bring your vehicle into Eurasian Auto Repair and have your battery tested. We also recommend that you also have the ... read more

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Safety on the Road: Driving in a School Zone

Safety on the Road: Driving in a School Zone

School is back in session here in the San Antonio area! This means that you will be seeing those yellow flashing lights in your neighborhoods once again alerting you to a school zone. To help keep everyone safe on the road during this back to school season Eurasian Auto Repair has prepared a list of important safety tips for navigation the roads near and at school zones and bus stops. Safety Tip #1: Watch and obey school zone signs at all times! When you see a school zone sign and the light is flashing that means the school zone is in effect. It is common for the school zones to be in use 45 minutes before the school is open until class begins, during lunch periods, and 30 minutes beginning at the end of the school day. Speeding in a school zone is not only dangerous, but it can also be very costly. In the City of San Antonio, the traffic fines schedule shows that it is a fine of $213 for the first 10 MPH exceeded ever the speed limit. After the first ... read more

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August: Brake Safety Awareness Month

August: Brake Safety Awareness Month

Have you heard? August is brake safety awareness month! Having a properly maintained and functioning braking system is vital for your safety on the road. Your braking system is more than just brake pads. It includes but is not limited to pads, rotors, wheel bearings, caliper assembly, master cylinder, and brake hoses. With these many components, it is important to keep up with the regularly scheduled maintenance plan that is recommended by your vehicle's manufacturer. During regularly scheduled maintenance these items are checked at the right intervals and attended to as needed on a regular basis. Keeping up your maintenance helps keep your braking system functioning properly. So, in order to help you stay safe on the road, Eurasian Auto Repair has put together a list of signs that your brakes may need some attention. Noises: Common noises that you may hear coming from your braking system includes but is not limited to screeching, grinding, and clicki ... read more

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My Car is Overheating! What now?

My Car is Overheating! What now?

During the summer months, it is not only important to keep yourself and your family cool. It is also very important to keep your vehicle's engine cool. That is why Eurasian Auto Repair has put together a list of things to do when your vehicle is running hot and overheating. Running Hot What is running hot? This is when your vehicle's temperature gauge is higher than normal but is not in the red. To avoid your vehicle's engine reaching the red and overheating follow these steps. The very first thing you should do in this case is to shut off the air condition and roll down the windows. Your vehicle's AC can put an extra strain on the engine, so by turning it off you are releasing it of some hard work. The next thing you may want to do is turn on the heater full blast. The heater will help move heat away from the engine. Overheating What is overheating? This is what your vehicle’s temperature gauge reaches the red section. To avoid very costly damage to your vehicle's engine follow ... read more

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After Hours Vehicle Drop Off

After Hours Vehicle Drop Off

Vehicles are a huge part of most people’s lives. You use your vehicle to take your kids to school or camp, take yourself to work, shopping, and on vacation. So when something goes amiss with your vehicle it can throw a wrench in the day to day life. For many people, the hardest part of getting their vehicle into the shop is that they can not get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life to drop their vehicle off and make accommodations for a ride or rental during business hours. This is why here at Eurasian Auto Repair we have put a system in place for the convenience of you, our customer. This system is known as our after hours key drop which allows you to drop off your vehicle at any day or time. The steps for our after-hours key drop are simple, here is how it works: Pull the key drop box open from the top to open it. Inside you will find envelopes and pens. Completely fill out the necessary information on the envelope and place your keys inside of the envel ... read more

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