Yearly Archives: 2021

What Are Some Common Signs That Indicate Suspension Problems?

What Are Some Common Signs That Indicate Suspension Problems?

Most people think that their car's suspension system is only there to provide you with a smooth ride on the roads. While that may be true, they serve other purposes too. For instance, they help other key components (engine, transmission, drive train, tires, etc.) from absorbing the effects of shocks and bumps. If your suspension system isn't functioning correctly, you will undoubtedly be able to feel it. Here are some of the most prevalent signs that indicate you need suspension repair: Drifting or Pulling Hard to One Side If your vehicle is drifting more than usual during turns or pulls hard to one side when you drive straight on the highway, you may have a suspension. This problem is worth getting checked out ASAP, as it could also mean you need a wheel alignment. Uneven Treads Harshly irregular tire treads are another symptom of bad suspension (or wheel alignment problem). You need to rotate your tires regularly to even them out over time.  Bumpy Ride If it seems ... read more

3 Common Misconceptions Regarding Collision Repairs

 3 Common Misconceptions Regarding Collision Repairs

It's no new news that San Antonio, TX, can have some serious traffic congestion, especially this time of year. With that amount of bumper-to-bumper traffic, collisions can be unavoidable no matter how cautious you are. When it comes time to have collision damage restored, you should always ensure that you're making the right decisions and choices. That is why we are here to set the record straight by debunking some popular car collision repair myths. You Must Use Your Insurance Company's Shop Recommendations Once you file a claim with your insurance company, they'll try to provide you with several recommended auto body shops in the area. Although you may feel pressured to choose from their list, you're unrestricted when it comes to the shop you want to work with. In some cases, it may take longer to resolve your claim using an auto repair service that isn't affiliated with your insurance company; it's always worth it to work with people you know and trust ... read more

Why Are My Tires Losing Traction?

Why Are My Tires Losing Traction?

When at least one of your tires loses contact with the road, driving can get a little bit scary. The friction that your rubber tires make with the surface is also referred to as traction. Once this is lost, you can feel the road more deeply. Your car will also be more susceptible to hydroplaning in wet conditions. And you might not be able to control the direction in which your vehicle travels.    Your car is most likely built to drive on four tires, and if only three are gripping the road, your vehicle is deemed unsafe to drive. Typically, the hazards are more pronounced in certain weather conditions, such as rain or snow. In the rain, for instance, your tire(s) won't be able to push through the water on the surface of the road.    Today, most automobiles have a traction control system that can assist you if you have difficulty driving in wet weather. And the sensors will alert you if one or more tires aren't making proper contact with the road. Wheneve ... read more

Eurasian Auto Repair Partnering with the San Antonio Food Bank

Eurasian Auto Repair Partnering with the San Antonio Food Bank

The mission of the San Antonio Food Bank is to fight hunger in Southwest Texas through food distribution, programs, education, and advocacy. Eurasian Auto Repair would like to assist in this mission, and we’re asking for help from our community to do so. From November 9th until December 15th. Eurasian Auto Repair will be partnering with the San Antonio Food Bank to get food where it is needed most in our city and surrounding areas. To do this we will be offering a donation station in our office as well as driving a ‘donation match’ campaign through this holiday season. To donate goods directly, stop in our office at 15327 San Pedro Ave. San Antonio, TX 78232; Monday- Friday 7AM until 6PM or 8AM until NOON on Saturday, drop off your nonperishables, and receive a FREE Vehicle Health Inspection from one of our certified mechanics. To donate monetarily drop in and drop off your check written to the San Antonio Food bank, or donate through our campaign platform; no matt ... read more

3 Signs That It's Time to Change Your Engine Air Filter

3 Signs That It's Time to Change Your Engine Air Filter

  An engine air filter is made to keep the dust, particles, and contaminants out of the engine as it runs. An overly dirty, clogged or incorrectly installed filter is not healthy for your motor and can lead to major issues. Typically, air filters are easy to replace; however, replacements in newer cars become more complicated due to the fuel economy and aerodynamics. These complications multiply with exotic and luxury vehicles, and escalate drastically when creating higher performance in the engine. Here are the top three signs that you should change your engine air filter:   Physical Dirt and Dust If you run your fingers across the filter and your hands are dirty or dingy, that should be more than enough to tell you that you need a new one. The more dust collected on the filter, the less air can pass through to the engine. A clean air filter should be a white or off-white color, so as it catches dirt and dust over time, it will get darker. If it looks da ... read more

5 Reasons Why You Should Wax Your Car

5 Reasons Why You Should Wax Your Car

Regardless of how often you wash your car to keep it clean, it would be best if you still gave it a good wax. Without wax, you may find it more challenging to maintain a shiny exterior over your car's lifetime. However, if you wax your vehicle routinely, your vehicle will stay looking brand new. Besides aesthetic benefits, what are the other pros of waxing your car?    Scratch-Protection Wax is made of a mixture of chemicals, including petroleum distillates, natural oils, and other components that help solidify the resin on your vehicle's paint. This advantage is one of the top reasons why people sought after a wax. Hides Existing Imperfections Wax can also help hide any pre-existing imperfections that your car may already have on its exterior. Though the wax can't 100% make all your scratches and dents disappear entirely, it can fill in shallow scratches and make them blend in. Makes It Easier to Clean Most people overlook this pro, but wax makes your car ... read more

Why Eating & Driving is Not a Good Combo

Why Eating & Driving is Not a Good Combo

America lives and breathes on fast food - there's one every on every corner. With easy access and the creation of the drive-thru window, grabbing food and eating it in the car can be super tempting. Though there's no shame in enjoying your burger, tacos, or doughnuts, you should avoid doing it behind the wheel. Eating and driving at the same time pose more hazards than you think. Multiple organizations have conducted studies that show eating is as distracting as texting or calling while driving. Here are three simple reasons why you should never eat while operating a motor vehicle:   1) Eating Requires Atleast One Hand Off the Steering Wheel Most meals come packaged in a bag or wrapper that you must uncover. Right off the bat, you'll need to take a hand (or two) off the wheel. Not to mention, you might have to grab silverware or napkins in addition to munching down your meal. There's no easy or safe way to eat any food while driving as eating demands your attent ... read more

Transmission Repair vs. Replacement vs. Rebuild

Transmission Repair vs. Replacement vs. Rebuild

Your transmission is the part of your car that moves the power from the engine to your wheels. Like other parts of the vehicle, your transmission also requires regular maintenance to perform well. While there are numerous ways your transmission can signal trouble, the main ones are warning lights, fluid leaks, and a burning carpet smell. If you experience any of these symptoms, take your car to the auto shop pronto.    We can do three possible operations to fix your transmission: repair, replacement, and rebuild. Transmission Repair A transmission repair is the least expensive approach of the three. Repairs are to fix more minor damages with the transmission. This type of job includes fixing specific components, in-car repairs, various modifications, and resealing. Transmission repairs do not require the system to be reassembled entirely. This type of service is also not an option for transmissions with severe damages. Your mechanic will assess the condition of your trans ... read more

How to Protect Your Car Battery from the San Antonio, TX Heat

How to Protect Your Car Battery from the San Antonio, TX Heat

For the locals, we know that the Texas heat is no joke. Despite the anticipation of the summertime, many drivers don't recognize that the intense heat can negatively affect our vehicles. Not only is the weather getting hotter, but heavy traffic is more frequent as well. With our cars being in the heat constantly, don't be alarmed if you have trouble starting your car during the summer. Overheating your car battery can be one of the many problems that arise with your vehicle this summer. How Hot Weather Can Impact Your Battery Your car battery and its health are critical because it is the powerhouse of your vehicle. It helps power your engine upon start-up and serves to keep electricity flowing through your car. The structure of your car's battery is much like a battery you use at home, like a AAA battery in the sense that your battery runs on battery acid.    The hot weather does, in fact, cause your battery's acid to dissipate faster. Unfortunately, the de ... read more

Will It Damage My Engine if I Continue to Drive My Car With the Check Engine Light On?

Will It Damage My Engine if I Continue to Drive My Car With the Check Engine Light On?

If you have been driving and your check engine light goes on, should you get worried? Should you continue driving with the light on? The check engine light is an indication that something is amiss with your car. It could be as simple as a loose gas cap or engine problems. Therefore, you should not ignore your engine light just because the car is still running. You may not see an immediate effect, but with time, it may cause severe damage to your car. Reasons Why Your Check Engine Light Goes on Your check engine light could illuminate due to the following reasons: Bad Oxygen Sensor The oxygen sensor tracks the amount of oxygen in your fuel system. It ensures that the engine air-fuel ratio is efficient and balanced. Otherwise, a faulty sensor leads to less air in the engine, causing your car to consume more fuel. It may also damage the catalytic converter and cause a potential spark plug. Faulty Fuel Cap A broken or faulty gas cap causes a leak in the fuel system, making the ... read more

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