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 …

Getting Your Audi Heater Core Replaced

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As the weather begins to turn cold in Las Vegas, it is especially important for an Audi car owner to take good care of their automobile. During the frigid winter months, it is vital for cars to properly provide heat to keep warm. The heater core is an important device that your car utilizes to make heat. Since it’s starting to get really cold outside, this is the time to have your heating core checked… and replaced if necessary. Audi car owners know that it is time to change the heater core when the heat starts smelling like coolant, and the interior windows fog up. Even the air conditioning will not prevent this from happening to the car. There are several telltale signs that a heating core must be replaced. When steam is coming out instead of heat, use that as an indication that service is needed on your car. …

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 …

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 …