Yearly Archives: 2022

What to Do When Your Engine Overheats

What to Do When Your Engine Overheats

The engine of a vehicle typically works well on normal temperature. However, if your engine begins to overheat, you must know what to do to avoid long-term damage. Temperatures in a normal vehicle engine vary from 195 °F to 220 °F. At these temperatures, the engine maintains correct pollution management, as well as consistent performance and excellent fuel efficiency. However, an engine's cooling system may sometimes fail, causing the engine to overheat. Here's what to do. Turn on the heating system It may seem paradoxical, but it is advised to turn on the heating. It draws heat away from the heated engine into the passenger cabin, reducing the strain on the engine's cooling system. In some cases, this may be enough to reverse the overheating. If the warning light goes off or the temperature gauge returns to neutral, it is an indication that it has worked. Pull Over When your engine overheats, the first thing you should do is pull over and let it cool down. If y ... read more

Do I Have A Faulty Alternator?

Do I Have A Faulty Alternator?

If you're like most drivers, you probably check your car's battery periodically as part of a standard self-check. If your car's battery is low, you might notice. But if your car's battery is fine, you probably don't second-guess your car's electrical system. When your car's electrical system is functioning normally, it should not be possible for it to fail. However, when your car's alternator fails, precisely what happens. If your car's alternator isn't working, your car won't start and won't stall. Instead, it will just turn over but not start. The problem could be anywhere in your car's electrical system. But the most common problems are caused by the alternator. The following are ways how to know if your alternator is faulty;   Warning Light If your car's alternator warning light comes on, this could indicate a faulty alternator. The system's warning light comes on when your alternator is not working correctly. The ... read more

Why Is Coolant Important for Your Car?

Why Is Coolant Important for Your Car?

Coolant, also known as antifreeze, is a special fluid that flows through most car engines. It is coined coolant because it is responsible for keeping your engine cooled down at a stable temperature range. The solution typically has ethylene glycol, water, and other protective additives. It is also easy to detect as it is usually bright green, blue, or pink.   Did you know that your engine produces A LOT of heat when it runs? Without coolant, your engine would break down a lot quicker. Thankfully, you have a cooling system filled with coolant fluid that runs in and out of your engine block and heads.    You might be wondering, "If the coolant has water, why can't you use water as a substitute?" Water alone is not enough to keep your engine at a stable temperature due to its boiling and evaporating points. Furthermore, water has a higher freezing point, making it likely to freeze in the winter. Therefore, coolant is a perfect combination of both glycol an ... read more

How Can I Fix My Yellowed, Foggy Headlights?

How Can I Fix My Yellowed, Foggy Headlights?

Are your headlights becoming a hindrance instead of helping your daily drives? Even after the many car washes you've had, your headlights still seem to be blurry. You wonder, "what gives!" The truth is foggy or yellowed headlamps are a common problem for many drivers, so you shouldn't stress. All you may need to fix your problem is professional headlight restoration.   To understand this service, you should know the basics, including what headlights are made of. If you go and tap on your headlights right now, you'll probably notice that they aren't made of glass. Over the years, automakers have opted to use polycarbonate, a form of hard plastic to resist shattering in auto accidents. While this plastic is incredibly durable, it can get dirty really quickly. It also has a UV film to protect the lens, but the coating can degrade over time due to oxidation. Through constant exposure to UV rays, harsh chemicals, and roadway debris, your headlights will like ... read more

Are Minor Auto Paint Scratches Worth Fixing?

Are Minor Auto Paint Scratches Worth Fixing?

Scratches on your vehicle's body can be very annoying, but if they're not noticeable at a glance, should you still fix them? The simple answer is YES. Minor marks look unpleasant, but there are other consequences of leaving it untreated. You might think you can leave it alone to save money, but you might spend more money in the long run by putting off the simple fix.  The reality is that car scratches can allow contaminants to enter into the deep layers of your vehicle's bodywork. Whenever we drive, hundreds and thousands of water, dirt, and debris particles fly against our cars. And when we have scratches or marks that are exposed to them, the contaminants can make their way inside, causing damage like rust. Here's Why You Should Get Scratch Repair Paint scratches can lead to corrosion. As mentioned earlier, those cuts can quickly turn into rust. Rust can spread rather quickly and destroy your vehicle's internal components, which are mostly metal. If the da ... read more

Eurasian Auto Repair is committed to ensuring effective communication and digital accessibility to all users. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone, and apply the relevant accessibility standards to achieve these goals. We welcome your feedback. Please call Eurasian Auto Repair (210) 490-6552 if you have any issues in accessing any area of our website.