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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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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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