4 Reasons Why Your Car’s AC Won’t Cool!

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If you live in a hot desert like ours in Las Vegas, you know that having a great working car air conditioner is a must! Sadly, over time, your system may fail to work well, which could result in you suffering through a very hot season. Luckily, if you know what to look for, you can figure out the problem. With this in mind, here are four reasons your car’s AC won’t cool. 1) Slow leak in the system Over time, if you push your car to the max, you will put it through a lot of stress. When this happens, you can end up with a leak in your system. This is an annoying proposition as you may not be aware that you have a leak for a long time. Instead, your unit will still work, albeit at a less efficient rate. To fix this, you will need to …

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Why Is My Steering Wheel Hard To Turn?

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The steering system is one of the most crucial components of the vehicle. When the steering system fails, the overall safety and performance of the vehicle will be compromised. If you are experiencing difficulty in turning the steering wheel, this is an indication that there is an issue with the powering steering system. Finding Out Why Your Steering Wheel is Hard to Turn It’s not uncommon for the steering wheel of a vehicle to suddenly become stiff or unresponsive. Don’t worry—there’s not something jammed or broken, making the vehicle too difficult to control. In most cases, steering wheel problems can be easy to troubleshoot. When the steering wheel is hard to turn, the problem is often with the power steering system. This system helps you when turning the wheels. Today’s cars are not designed to work without power steering, and for that reason, it is important to get that system …

Signs you need your brakes checked.

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Good quality brakes in a car are of the utmost importance, as a motorist you must understand how to check for signs of wear and tear. When doing so regularly a car owner can avoid serious and costly problems in the short and long run. With this in mind, here are four signs that indicate you need your brakes checked. Worn Pads: Simply put, over time, the brakes pads will wear down and a driver will have to take his or her car to a mechanic. To check this, a motorist can simply eyeball it and take a quick look at the brakes. With this, you can see if there are signs of any wear. Luckily, with a couple of tools, you can remove the tire and take a peek at the brakes. Of course, if you are not mechanically inclined, you should opt to take your car in and …

My Check Engine Light Is On… But My Car Is Running Great

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Imagine you’re driving down the road when suddenly, your car’s “check engine” light suddenly comes on. Normally, the appearance of a check engine light indicates a problem somewhere in your vehicle, but nothing seems amiss. Your car is still running at its best and there seems to be absolutely nothing wrong. So what’s happening? The whole purpose of the check engine light is to illuminate whenever there is a problem. These problems can range from faults within the electrical system, the engine, fluid levels or to problems within the car’s emissions system. The problem can even be as simple as forgetting to tighten your gas cap – in fact, this is the most common reason why check engine lights appear in the first place. If you think this is the cause of your check engine light, simply twist the gas cap until you hear a clicking sound. It doesn’t have …

What is leaking from my car?

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Pulling out of the driveway or away from a parking spot only to find evidence of your car leaking can be disconcerting. Is it oil? Could it be transmission fluid? Oh no… what could it be? The leak may simply be water from the air conditioning. Whatever the cause of the leak, it is critical to identify the liquid and the source in order to get repairs done quickly and avoid future problems that can become more serious. While you may not always have the expertise to fix every little leak that develops on your vehicle, you can certainly brush up on your knowledge of vehicle fluids and use the following tips to identify the mystery substance in order to get an idea of the source of the like. Once you are aware that there is an actual problem, you should bring your vehicle to a certified professional ASE mechanic where your car …

What You Should Know About A Dead Car Battery

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You’re already running late for the third time this month. You run outside to crank your car and it won’t start, again. Does this scenario sound familiar? Probably so, because it seems to happen to us all at one time or another, and nine times out of ten, it is due to a weak or dead battery.   What Causes a Weakened or Dead Car Battery? Here are a few of the most common reasons why a car battery might become drained or dead: Running the air conditioner or radio when the car is not completely cranked Allowing the car to remain idle for an extended amount of time The voltage regulator or diode bridge (located in the alternator) fails, preventing the battery from being charged Use of headlights, flashers or interior lights when car is not in operation (running) Frigid air which can cause the battery to become frozen …

Avoid the Winter Worry on Your Holiday Roadtrips.

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The holidays are a time in which friends, family, and loved ones gather together in order to spread love and joy. Dinners are hosted, parties are thrown, and travel plans are made. In order to ensure that the holidays are as merry as possible, we at Desert Oasis European Auto Service & Repair want to remind people of some the necessities when it comes to keeping your vehicle in good shape during winter weather. Having a holiday that is worthy of the season involves getting to your destination quickly and safely despite the obstacles that mother nature may put in your path. Winter driving requires keeping a close eye on all the fluid levels in your vehicle. While the oil level is always critical to your car’s performance, items such as antifreeze and coolant are more important than ever during the winter. A lack of fluids in these capacities can …

How to fix an Overheating Car

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5:00 pm and you’re headed home from work. All of the sudden you notice your heat gauge is pushing into the red line with steam coming out from your engine. Amongst your panic… your only question, what should you do? There’s little else that can make a driver feel as helpless as an overheating car. There are actions you can and should take to protect you, your family and your vehicle to get you safely to your destination. Lighten the Burden It’s pretty intuitive to try to take it a little easier on your overworked car. Start by shutting off the air and rolling down the windows instead. Your AC takes a lot to run. Lighten the burden just a bit by turning off the non-essentials. When you come to a stop, especially in stop-n-go traffic, your car is not getting the air circulation that the wind supplies. Instead of …

Why should I bring my Volkswagen to Desert Oasis European Auto Service and Repair?

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Are you the proud owner of a Volkswagen vehicle? If so, you probably expect your Volkswagen to provide a satisfying driving dynamic along with outstanding dependability. With the proper maintenance and mechanical upkeep, your beloved Volkswagen should deliver years of satisfaction. Although most Volkswagen models are typically reliable, as with any automobile, they are still susceptible to the normal wear and tear just like every other vehicle on the road. This is why it is of the utmost importance that you have your Volkswagen vehicle repaired by a highly-trained auto repair shop. The fact of the matter is that every repair shop is not created equal, they’re not all properly qualified to work on the Volkswagen brand of vehicles. Choosing the wrong repair shop could mean a lot of frustration and wasted time in the long run. To make matters worse, you could end up spending thousands of dollars unnecessarily …

Dealing with a Dead Car Battery

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It happens to everyone, sooner or later, even if you’ve always taken excellent care of your vehicle. You’re sitting there, with the ignition key engaged, and the motor should turn over, but you get nothing. Your car is out of juice. And it always seems to happen in the worst possible spot, at the worst possible time. All those times you made sure everything was off when the motor wasn’t running, all those times you checked the battery posts for rust… that won’t help you now! You should always have your own jumper cables in your car’s trunk, along with other emergency supplies,such as drinking water, flares, an extra blanket and a few days’ worth of nonperishable food items. Many people are willing to help someone with a jump for free, others will expect a small token of gratitude for their time. Jumping a car is quite simple, but must …