Everything You Need To Know About Car Fluids

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The fluids used in your car play an integral part in your car running smoothly. If a car’s fluids run out, it can break down quickly. Read through our list of auto and engine fluids to find out just how each plays its part to help run your car smoothly. Motor Oil The motor oil in your car passes through every part of your engine to lubricate it and cool it down while it runs.  The oil prevents metal components from making contact with one another.  You need to make sure you have motor oil that is rated for your vehicle (especially important for European import vehicles) and you must make sure you have motor oil that is going to work in your climate.  Some motor oils are made for hot weather, and there are others that are made just for cold weather.  If your motor oil runs out or …

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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 …

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 …

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 …