Time to Top Off Your Oil Level

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Your car can run like a well-oiled machine We all know how important regular car maintenance is in extending the life of our cars. It’s not enough to just take care of the outside of the car. Your first instinct may be to take it to the car wash every week, but if don’t take care of what’s under the hood, your car won’t last.  We recommend that you check the amount of oil in your car every two to three months. Oil Color Not only should you be sure that the oil is up to the right level on the dip-stick, but you should check its color too. Clean oil should appear as a transparent, amber color. But if your oil is dark and opaque, it may mean that there is something wrong with it and it needs to be changed. As oil becomes contaminated, its viscosity decreases slowing down your car’s performance …

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Top 10 Car Repair Rip-Offs In Las Vegas

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It is harder than ever to do car repair work yourself. But when you take your car into a Las Vegas repair shop, you face a different problem: you run the risk of getting ripped off when the mechanic overcharges you or they try to up-sell possible unnecessary items that they say your car needs. The Top Ten Car Repair Rip-Offs You Can Avoid In Las Vegas 1: The Oil Change Even if you don’t know anything about how your car’s engine works, you can learn to change its oil. The process is simple, easy, and doesn’t risk damaging your car, so you can learn it and perform it yourself instead of taking the car to the shop. Don’t pay for this at a shop when you can do it yourself. 2. The Tire Change Changing tires is a lost art. It is another simple repair once you know how …

Compare Auto Repair Shops

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Las Vegas Auto Repair Shops Compared Choosing the best repair shop in Las Vegas can be difficult. How do you decide? Let’s examine Desert Oasis Auto Repair against Ted Wiens; two of better-known repair shops in Las Vegas. Company Introductions Desert Oasis European Auto Desert Oasis European Auto is an affordable family-operated, reputable substitute to any dealership in Las Vegas for European luxury auto repair and routine car maintenance in Las Vegas. They specializes in Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Volkswagen, Jaguars and Land Rovers. Customers get free shuttle service throughout Las Vegas. The company is known (as evidenced by online reviewers) for its use of the latest, automotive technology. Desert Oasis operates from its flagship location at 2079 Rainbow Blvd. Their shop is a four-bay garage staffed with ASE-specialized team. Ted Wiens Tire & Auto Ted Wiens is among the oldest companies in Las Vegas. Wiens established itself in the …

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Why Does My Car Stall While I’m Driving?

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6 Reasons Your Car Stalls A car that stalls while you’re driving is a dangerous situation no matter where it happens. If you’re in traffic; even slow traffic, and your car stalls you might get rear-ended. If it stalls on the highway, you could be involved in a very serious accident. If your car stalls, check out the 6 most common reasons why, how to diagnose the problem and resolve it before you cause an accident. Number 1 – Bad Battery A bad battery is one of the most common reasons that cars stall. Most people think that if a battery is dead, the car won’t start. Truth is, if your battery is going bad,your car will run but you’re at risk of stalling out. When your battery is not putting out enough power, the alternator has to work harder to keep the engine running. When the alternator overworks, it stresses the car’s engine. It is the …

BMWs with Bad Radiators and Thermostats

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When it comes to your automobile, there are two very important parts of the car: the radiator and thermostat. Without either part, the car would not be able to function properly. Your thermostat works to regulate the amount of coolant that is brought to the radiator for cooling.  When the engine gets too cold, the thermostat shuts down and the coolant is then directed back into the engine until it gets warmer. As the coolant warms up, the thermostat then opens back up and brings the coolant through both the radiator and engine again. The Radiator   The radiator works to get rid of the heat found in the coolant so that the engine never gets too hot. A radiator is also a crucial part of the vehicle’s cooling system. The radiator takes hot coolant and passes it through metal fins that push the heat into the air and away from the liquid. …

Serious Risk of Overheating

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Water Pump Failure in Excessive Heat The only thing hotter than the Las Vegas heat during the summer is how hot your vehicle gets after driving. The key to your vehicle not overheating is having a cooling system that is does its job properly. There are an assortment of different parts that take your coolant and run it through the engine to keep it from getting far too hot. When we neglect the maintenance of our vehicles, it leads to some pretty costly repairs, and being stranded out in the excessive heat. How the Heat Effects a Vehicle Las Vegas is considered an area with “extreme weather conditions.” It is of the utmost importance to ensure that you’re maintaining your vehicle properly. The heat in the city can cause a variety of different problems.  The car parts made of rubber will expand when the weather heats up. Tires, hoses,  belts and seals are also prone to dry rot that can break at any …

BMW Owner Shares His Experience at Desert Oasis Auto Repair

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Auto owner, Michael M., took the time to write about having his prized BMW Z4 serviced at Desert Oasis European Auto Service & Repair in Las Vegas, NV this past Monday.  He compares our prices and level of customer service to other repair shops in town. Michael writes “The prices are beyond reasonable, and the work done is phenomenal. The work done there is backed up with a warranty, etc….” He goes on to say “They are a 3 bay garage, and seem small. But they get the work done. I’ve had work done to my Z4 only 4 times in the last 3 years I’ve owned her, and thats because they help me to maintain the car with advice and periodic updates by email.”   Read his entire review on Yelp! We appreciate our customers’ feedback more than anything.  It helps us to be the best auto repair shop …

Most Common Causes For Leaking Oil In Automobiles

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Many drivers simply shrug off an oil leak in their automobiles, although it can actually be a sign of a more severe problem if not properly addressed. Often, an oil leak is only noticed when there is either a large spot on the driveway or a driver notices the oil light turning on. It is important to have the cause of any leaks identified and remedied so that existing problems do not worsen. Oil Filter One common cause of leaking oil is an oil filter that is loose or has been improperly aligned. Many vehicles may simply have a worn-out oil filter that needs to be replaced. It is important to ensure that, along with every oil change, the oil filter is also being replaced. Ensure that your mechanic has properly installed your oil filter. Drain Plug The oil pan is located on the underside of a vehicle and a …

Top 5 Reasons Your European Vehicle is Overheating.

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The Las Vegas heat can take a toll on any European Vehicle. If your automobile engine is overheating, it is a serious problem that requires immediate attention. The cooling system continuously removes heat produced by the internal combustion process. An unchecked rise in operating temperature will eventually cause the metal around the combustion cylinders to warp, resulting in a blown head gasket. As soon as the temperature gauge is noticed moving into the hot zone, the vehicle should be turned off and inspected. 1) Belts… The cooling system consists of several interrelated components. The water pump is driven by an engine belt, likewise; a radiator fan is driven by a belt. A broken belt to the water pump would completely stop the circulation of coolant. A broken fan belt would cause the radiator fan to stop, and the radiator would not efficiently lose heat unless the vehicle were in motion. …

3 Warning Signs Your Alternator Is Failing.

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The alternator is a vital component of your car that turns the mechanical energy of the rotating parts of the engine to electrical energy that powers various functions in your car. If your alternator fails, your car will break down completely. This is especially important when driving a European vehicle with complex electrical systems. Fortunately, there are some telltale signs of a bad alternator so that you can replace this part before you end up stranded. 1. Dimming Headlights… Because the alternator helps power the car’s electrical systems, dimming headlights are often one of the first signs of a failing alternator. In addition to headlights appearing dimmer than usual, other accessories that are powered by electricity may dim or stop working completely. These could include the speedometer and other dashboard dials, power windows and locks, and radio connections. 2. Warning Lights on Dashboard… Most cars have warning lights, usually on …