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New Auto AC Refrigerant: R-1234yf

New Auto AC Refrigerant: R-1234yf

R-1234yf is a newer refrigerant that is being used in newer model vehicles. This refrigerant began to enter the North American market in 2014 when both Fiat Chrysler and General Motors vehicles started manufacturing their air condition systems for it. Now in 2018, about 50% of new vehicles are being manufactured with air conditions systems that use the R-1234yf. This is because the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has marked R-134a as unacceptable through their 2015 rulemaking on the SNAP program. Therefore, making the use of R-134a illegal. Beginning with the model year 2021 newly manufactured vehicles must be made to use R-1234yf. Eurasian Auto Repair continues to provide state of the art equipment to meet the needs of newer cars and trucks. We recently acquired a brand new auto air condition machine specifically designed for vehicles with R-1234yf. We are now able to service and repair newer model cars that may be facing AC problems in this hot T ... read more

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Tips for Driving in Icy Road Conditions

Tips for Driving in Icy Road Conditions

With freezing weather and rain in the forecast, you can expect ice on the roads. The number one recommendation is to stay off the road during icy conditions! However, we know that sometimes driving during these icy conditions is unavoidable. Here are some tips to keep in mind when driving in icy conditions. Getting Your Car Ready: As you are heading to the car you may notice that you have a layer of ice over it. Do not pour water (hot or cold) over the ice to try to melt it quickly. This can damage your car and crack the glass. Instead, use an ice scraper in combination with your defrost settings to remove the ice. Before you get driving you should allow your car at least 5 minutes to warm up. This is important because it allows the different fluids to circulate before you begin driving. Slow Down: The speed of your vehicle can really make a difference when there are icy conditions on the road. If you are driving at high speeds it makes it much hard ... read more

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Annual Car Services

Annual Car Services

The start of the new year is here! To help you start it off right for your car we have created a list of items that typically should be done on an annual basis. Read through the list and try to remember the last time you gave attention to these items for your car. Air Filter: Your car’s air filter serves the important job of filtering the outside air before it enters your engine. Without the air filter, things such as dirt, dust, bugs, and other debri can enter and damage the engine. Each car’s manufacturer will specify a certain mileage in which the filter should be changed. However, if you are unsure or can’t even remember the last time your car’s air filter was changed a good rule of thumb is to change it on an annual basis. Cabin Filter: The cabin filter is what filters the outside air as it comes into the car through your AC and heating system. The cabin filter is able to remove pollen and dust from the air before it is blown into your vehicle ... 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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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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