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Our AC Division: Alamo Auto AC

Our AC Division: Alamo Auto AC

Eurasian Auto Repair understands the importance of keeping cool in the summertime. With summertime highs in the 90’s and 100’s your vehicle can heat up fast! This is why we created an entire division specializing in auto AC repair. We are able to diagnose and repair all make and model vehicles AC systems, including but not limited to Audi, BMW, and Mercedes. To share more of how the AC diagnostic and repair process works we have listed the 3 main steps below. Step 1: AC Performance Test When diagnosing a car’s AC system we begin with an AC performance test. This test is performed when the car is at idle and while driving. First off we start by checking the temperature and volume of air coming out of the vents. This tells us if your vehicle’s AC is reaching its maximum cooling capacity. Step 2: AC Leak Test The next step in diagnosing the car’s AC system would be to perform a leak test. To do this we would inject dye into your vehicle's AC system. The dye will then help us determine ... read more

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The Smell of Trouble

The Smell of Trouble

Sometimes our vehicles can give off a variety of smells. Determining what those car smells are and what they mean isn't as easy as catching a whiff. To help you determine the smell of trouble Eurasian Auto Repair has put together a list of common smells that are connected with car problems. The Smell of Rotten Eggs: While the smell of rotten eggs can turn your stomach upside down it can also indicate an issue with your vehicle. If you notice the smell of rotten eggs while your engine is running then this can point to an issue with your exhaust system and could even be caused by a failing catalytic converter The Sweet Smell of Syrup: If you are catching the sweet smell of syrup from your vehicle it has nothing to do with pancakes. In fact, this sweet smell could be coming from a coolant leak. Most commonly you will notice this smell when your engine is warmed or even right after the vehicle has been turned off. The Smell of Bur ... read more

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How To: Keep your vehicle adventure ready!

How To: Keep your vehicle adventure ready!

Summer is in full swing and for many, it is the perfect time to take an adventure. Whether it is a day trip or a road trip across the country, we have the top 6 ways to keep your vehicle adventure ready at all times. First Aid Kit - One of the most important things you should always keep in your vehicle is a first aid kit. In the case of an emergency or just, a really bad headache a first aid kit provides the essentials for small wound care and pain relief. Extra Clothes - No matter where you are or where you are going accidents can happen. I’m not talking about a car crash I am talking about spilling your drink in your lap or getting gas on your shirt. Wet, sticky, or smelly is not a fun way to travel. Having spare clothes can save you from being uncomfortable while on the road. Emergency Cash - Imagine you are driving through a small town and are in desperate need of some gas. You head over to the town’s only gas station and when you go to fill up you find out that they only ac ... read more

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Maintenance Services at Eurasian Auto Repair

Maintenance Services at Eurasian Auto Repair

Getting routine maintenance services done on your vehicle is a necessity to keep your car on the road and giving your car a long life. However, maintenance services commonly get overlooked or pushed back due to our busy lives. When routine maintenance goes overdue it can begin to cause major issues for your vehicle that can get costly pretty quickly. The Car Care Council did a survey and found that 84% of cars are in need of service or repair. 94% of cars had low, dirty, or leaking fluids and of all those fluids engine oil holds the majority at 25%. Show your car some love and don’t let it be a part of the statistic. Did you know that if your vehicle is still under warranty and you do not have routine maintenance done you can actually void your manufactures warranty? This is another reason that participating in routine maintenance is important. It is common for the dealership to give the impression that all of your maintenance must be done at the dealership for your vehicle to stay un ... read more

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Reflashing, Reprogramming, and Initialization

Reflashing, Reprogramming, and Initialization

What it is and why your car needs it. Reflashing: To understand what reflashing is think about your smartphone. During the length of time that you own a particular phone, it will alert you to needing several software updates. You may notice that when you don't update your phone that it will begin to cause problems with your phone's usability, such as phone calls dropping and apps crashing. This is similar to what it means to reflash your vehicles ECM’s (Electronic Control Module). Your vehicle's manufacturer will issue an update that addresses bugs or security issues in the currently installed software. If your vehicle is experiencing drivability issues there is a possibility that it needs a “software update”. Reprogramming: Reprogramming is similar to reflashing but is not an update to the current software. Instead, it is the process our ASE certified technician must do when an electronic module in your car is replaced. When we receive the new elect ... read more

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Checklist: What to Look for When Buying a Used Car

Checklist: What to Look for When Buying a Used Car

Buying a car is a big purchase for anyone whether you are buying new or used. Typically when you buy a new car you have the peace of mind that you will not have any costly repairs or maintenance services in the near future. However, when you buy used that is not the case because you do not know the previous owner(s) and how the vehicle was driven and maintained. That is why pre-purchase inspections are so important! Any reputable dealership or private seller will allow you to take a vehicle to your mechanic for inspection. The small cost of a pre-purchase inspection could save you thousands in the long run. To help with the used car buying process Eurasian Auto Repair has prepared a list of things you can look for yourself while shopping for a used vehicle. Exterior/InteriorPaint: The most noticeable exterior feature of a vehicle is its paint. If the used car you are looking at has major paint flaws than this can be a red flag. Re ... read more

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Summer Car Care Tips

Summer Car Care Tips

Just taking a walk outside shouts summer is here! However, the first official day of summer does not arrive until later this month on June 20th. In preparation for the summer season, Eurasian Auto Repair has gathered some summer car care tips to keep your car in tip-top shape for the summer. Air Condition: Number one on the list for many is ensuring their car’s AC is working at optimal performance. With summer days commonly reaching the 100’s, there is no doubt that having a working air condition is a necessity. If your vehicle's air-conditioning system is not working to par there is a greater chance that the system can fail in the hot weather. Have your car’s AC system inspected as soon as possible to avoid turning your vehicle into your own personal sauna for the summer. Cooling System: Keeping your vehicle cool in the hot summer months is also a high priority. One of the common causes of breaking down during the summer months is ... read more

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Maintenance Services at Eurasian Auto Repair

Maintenance Services at Eurasian Auto Repair

Getting routine maintenance services done on your vehicle is a necessity to keep your car on the road and giving your car a long life. However, maintenance services commonly get overlooked or pushed back due to our busy lives. When routine maintenance goes overdue it can begin to cause major issues for your vehicle that can get costly pretty quick. The Car Care Council did a survey and found that 84% of cars are in need of service or repair. 94% of cars had low, dirty, or leaking fluids and of those fluids engine oil was 25%. If your vehicle is still under warranty and you do not have routine maintenance done you can actually void your warranty. It is common for the dealership to give the impression that all of your maintenance must be done at the dealership for your vehicle to stay under warranty, which is not true. You can have all of your vehicles maintenance done at a trusted independent repair facility such as Eurasian Auto Repair. The Magnuson-Moss Act of 1975 wh ... read more

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Announcement: Opening Date of New Facility

Eurasian Auto Repair originally opened their doors in January 1988. Now 28 years later, on May 20, 2016, Eurasian Auto Repair will be opening their second location. Our success has allowed us to open a new location and it would not be possible without the dedication of their professional employees. Our employees strive to provide the ultimate in customer satisfaction, the best value in service and repairs, and being a dealer-level facility that can diagnose and repair any make or model vehicle. With their hard work and dedication, Eurasian Auto Repair has become a highly respected certified independent auto repair business in San Antonio and they take pride in their reputation. The new five-star auto repair facility will be located in Hill Country Village at 15327 San Pedro, in between Thousand Oaks and Brook Hollow on Highway 281 South. This location will be the main office for all operations including vehicle pick-up and drop-off. The current location at 11234 Gordo ... read more

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Gas Saving Tips

Gas Saving Tips

Summer traveling season is on the horizon which means we may be seeing a higher price at the pump. To help you get the most out of your fuel dollars Eurasian Auto Repair has put together a list of gas saving tips. Properly Inflated Tires: The more friction that your tires make with the ground the more fuel your vehicle will consume. In order to minimize your vehicle's fuel consumption, you will want to check your tire pressure often to ensure that they are properly inflated. Keeping up with Maintenance: From oil changes to air filters keeping up with regular maintenance is key to save money at the pump. It is important to ensure that you are using the correct grade of motor oil, changing it on time, and replacing your oil filter. As well as changing out air filters regularly to improve engine performance. Drive Efficiently: While you may want to put the pedal to metal doing so may use your fuel up. Instead gradu ... read more

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