4 Simple Tips to Make Your Car Last Longer

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If you own a car and want to enjoy it for the long-term with minimal breakdowns or failures, you need to take care of it. With regular visits to a mechanic and a proactive approach, you can treat your car well and watch as it lasts a very long time. Here are 4 tips to help your car last longer: 1. Keep it clean We know this sounds very elementary however, a clean vehicle will last longer as you put more effort into protecting the paint and interior, making it more likely that you are paying attention to all the little details that will help you catch potential issues as they arise. Once a week, you need to remove the trash, vacuum the inside and wipe down the seats and dashboard thoroughly. Every two weeks or so, wash the car and dry it by hand, this keeps you fully in touch …

Why Is My Car Overheating?

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It’s important for drivers to know why their car may be overheating! It’s certainly cause for concern when you see the engine temperature needle in your European automobile moving into the high range… which is an indication of an overheating engine. You must be aware if your engine is regularly running hot. This can lead to expensive equipment damage as well as you being stranded on the side of the road, waiting to be towed into the closest service center. Low coolant levels is the #1 and most common reason a car is overheating, especially when driving in the hot Las Vegas weather. Evaporation over time is usually the most likely culprit, next would be the fact that the cooling system was not properly filled during the car’s last servicing. There is a simple fix to this problem… Wait until the radiator cools down then check the coolant level and …

Why You Should Choose Synthetic Oil

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Every vehicle needs oil, and you have a choice when it comes to what type of oil you put in your vehicle. You can go with your basic standard oil, a synthetic or a full synthetic oil. While the choice is entirely up to you, you should be aware that most automotive professionals strongly recommend some type of synthetic oil for a variety of reasons. Why You Should Choose Synthetic Oil One of the benefits of synthetic oil, to start with, is that it has more lubricating power than traditional oil; you can notice this fact just by looking at or touching synthetic oil. You will notice right away that it’s a lot more slippery than regular oil, and that’s because synthetic oil is packed with moisture and special ingredients that combine to create a protective film of fluid that guards against dangerous metal to metal contact. Regular oil has …

What Your Check Engine Light Is Telling You

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Most drivers have experienced the sinking feeling associated with seeing a car check engine light come on. It appears in an alarming shade of red or yellow, warning of a problem detected by on-board computer circuitry. It’s not meant to be ignored, but some people do their best to dismiss it, believing or rather hoping the problem is something trivial and will somehow miraculously disappear. They get into the habit of living with the engine light on, a habit that’s not only wrong but potentially dangerous. While true that this warning light equates to a mysterious question mark of trouble, it’s designed this way for a reason; people can’t  figuring out engine problems while driving in heavy traffic. A great many drivers also simply don’t want to deal with mechanical issues, treating the domain of the engine compartment as foreign territory best left to a mechanic. There’s nothing wrong with …

Why Get an Auto Tune Up with Desert Oasis Auto Repair?

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Many drivers operate under the false assumption that there is some magic bullet or little known mechanical addition that they can potentially apply to their car in order to extend its life. In reality, getting the absolute most out of your vehicle is very simple.  Getting regular tune-ups are the very best thing to do for your car.  Despite the fact that this is the one service that people tend to neglect the most. Regular tune-ups are par for the course when it comes to being a responsible car owner. These services cover everything that your vehicle requires to run at maximum efficiency. Fluid checks and belt replacements are key when it comes to maintaining the life-blood of your car, truck and especially a European vehicle. While “quick-lube” places can hardly be trusted to give you an accurate report and perform thorough work, we at Desert Oasis Auto Repair prides …

Why bring your Land Rover to Desert Oasis European Auto Service & Repair.

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Outstanding Service is a Speciality… Nearly all car owners take pride in their vehicles to one degree or another. Your car is a considerable investment that does more than get you from point A to point B. It can effect many different aspects of your lifestyle on a daily basis. Land Rover owners understand this point and are amongst the people who depend on their vehicle for a vast number of services in addition to reflecting their personality. So when it comes to having repairs and services performed on the car in which they have invested so much, only the best will do. Land Rover owners must find a shop that will handle their vehicle with as much care as they do and use only the best technicians and parts to complete each and every service. Desert Oasis European Auto Service and Repair has made it their mission to make …

The Importance of Checking Your Vehicle’s Braking System

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When it comes to your car’s maintenance needs, one of the most important things you need to keep an eye on is the braking system. Brakes are perhaps the most crucial component of your car when it comes to vehicle safety. If you cannot stop in time, you could end up in an accident. Here are some warning signs that your brakes are in need of maintenance. Brake Pads Are Thin Even if you don’t know much about cars, you can easily check the brake pads on your car. The brake pads should be at least a quarter of an inch thick. If they appear to be any thinner than that, then you need to bring your car in to be looked at right away. Squeaking or Squealing If you hear squeaking or squealing sounds when you apply the brakes, it is a definite warning sign that you need to …