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April: National Car Care Month

April: National Car Care Month

The Car Care Council is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating motorists about the importance of regular vehicle care, maintenance and repair through its “Be Car Care Aware” consumer education campaign. The Car Care Council has established April as National Car Care Month and we firmly believe in sharing this valuable information with our customers. Taking care of your car is important! With proper and regular maintenance and repair, you can increase the longevity of your car's life on the road. Below is an infographic provided by the Car Care Council on maintenance services that should be checked frequently and at monthly intervals. These services include everything from checking your tire pressure to brake and alignment services. Is your car do for a check-up? Give us a call today and Eurasian Auto Repair can help you get your vehicle maintenance service on track

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What does “Dealership Alternative” mean?

What does “Dealership Alternative” mean?

Simply, a dealership alternative can be thought of as an alternative place you can take your vehicle for repairs and maintenance. At Eurasian Auto Repair it means so much more for our customers including: ASE Certified Master Technicians: The automotive technicians at Eurasian Auto Repair are not only ASE certified, but have decades of combined experience with all makes and models. Through continued education, training, and years of experience, you can trust that we are able to accurately diagnose and repair any vehicle that you bring in to Eurasian Auto Repair. Whether it is your Mercedes-Benz or your wife’s suburban we can perform all of the necessary maintenance and repairs. Specialty Tools: As the technology in cars becomes more advanced the need for computer diagnostic tools and software has become increasingly important. At Eurasian Auto Repair, we have invested in and continue to invest in the most advanced factory level diagnostic tools ... read more

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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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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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Important Preventative Maintenance

Important Preventative Maintenance

One of the best ways to show some love to your car is to participate in regular preventative maintenance. Regular maintenance services and inspections are just like going to the doctor for a check-up. These regular check-ups with your doctor help you stay healthy and catch any problems before they get too serious. The same goes for your vehicle! Eurasian Auto Repair can help you keep your car running smoothly and alert you to any potential problems before they become major repairs. Common preventative maintenance services include: Checking Fluids: There are a variety of fluids that your car needs in order to run properly. If your car’s fluids are dirty or running low this can cause problems for your vehicle. Such as having low coolant levels can lead to your vehicle overheating leading to major damage and repairs. However, keeping an eye on all your vehicle's fluids can help prevent the need for some major repairs. Checking your fluids can also help ... read more

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Tires Now Available at Eurasian Auto Repair!

Tires Now Available at Eurasian Auto Repair!

You can now purchase tires for your vehicle at Eurasian Auto Repair. We carry all brand name tires including but not limited to Michelin, Continental, and Bridgestone as well as many OE tires to fit your vehicle’s needs. Tire Wear The roads here in San Antonio can damage and cause rapid and irregular wear on your tires. Irregular tread wear can shorten the life of your tires and cause safety concerns while on the road. Common irregular wear patterns include heel/toe, one-sided, center, cupping, and spot wear. To keep your tires’ tread wear even you should have your tires inspected, rotated and balanced every 10,000 miles (unless otherwise recommended by the vehicle manufacturer). It’s also very important to have an alignment done every year or when you replace your tires. Tire Age As your tires get older you may be prompted to replace your tires due to wear and tear. However, manufacturers recommend only driving with tires under the age of 10 years. Even if your ti ... read more

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What to Expect at Your Next Auto Maintenance Service

What to Expect at Your Next Auto Maintenance Service

It is a common misconception that getting an auto maintenance service done on your car involves only a simple oil change. However, maintenance services include so much more than just an oil change. Depending on the manufacturer of your vehicle, there are specific maintenance service intervals that should be followed to give your vehicle a long life. At Eurasian Auto Repair, we want to help you stay on track with your auto maintenance services. Maintenance for European Vehicles If you are a Mercedes-Benz owner, you will have maintenance intervals such as “A” Service, “B” Service and so on. There is not a precise list of services for these maintenance services. Instead, your Mercedes’ computer provides the list of recommended maintenance services needed. These items will be based upon mileage driven and your own driving habits. Therefore, when you bring your Mercedes in for a maintenance service, a technician must read the car’s computer first to determine the exact ... read more

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