Monthly Archives: May 2020

Coolant Service at Asian Imports Auto

Las Vegas residents' vehicles have to operate in a wide range of NV temperatures which requires the engine coolant to be able to perform 'no matter what.' Think for a moment about the environment where the coolant does its thing. Very hot, high pressure, corrosive...And all the while, it has to protect the components of the cooling system from corrosion. These components are made from steel and aluminum, plastics and rubber. The coolant has to be formulated to protect against corrosion for all of these different materials. That's why vehicle manufacturer’s recommend different types of anti-freeze for our Las Vegas, NV, vehicles.There are several different 'families' of anti-freeze available to us here in Las Vegas. Your owner's manual will tell you what kind you should use. Of course, the automotive professionals at Asian Imports Auto will know the right kind for your vehicle.It's important to stay on top of this because coolant system failure is the most common m ... read more

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Cooling System

Power Steering Service at Asian Imports Auto in Las Vegas

Many Las Vegas drivers have been hearing about technological advances in power steering, specifically electric power steering. Some very high-end cars have been featuring electric power steering. Power steering fluid has the necessary hydraulic properties and the ability to lubricate the internal parts. The power steering fluid also protects vehicle components from rust and corrosion.Las Vegas car owners should be aware that vehicle manufacturers recommend that the fluid be replaced on schedule. At Asian Imports Auto, the old fluid is drained and the system cleaned thoroughly. Fresh fluid is then installed.Unfortunately, many Las Vegas drivers don't realize how important it is to service their power steering, and some may not even know that it's necessary in the first place. A neglected power steering system can develop leaks that will shorten the life of the pump.Las Vegas drivers should be ... read more

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Alignment

Automotive Tips from Asian Imports Auto: Alignment Inspection

Uneven tire wear, the car pulling to one side or a steering wheel that is off-center are signs for Las Vegas drivers that their wheels may be out of alignment.When doing an alignment inspection, the service advisor at Asian Imports Auto will inspect your tires for uneven wear as well as suspension and steering parts for signs of wear or damage. He?ll also compare your current alignment with the vehicle manufacturer?s settings.Your vehicle owner?s manual will have a recommendation for when to check alignment. Of course, this recommendation is based on normal driving. If you have been in a crash, hit a curb/pothole, frequently drive off-road around Las Vegas, or notice any symptoms of misalignment, have your Asian Imports Auto service advisor perform an important alignment check.Asian Imports AutoS6255 W MAULE AVELas Vegas, NV 891187022589500http://www.AsianImportsAuto.com

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Tracking True in NV: Wheel Alignment in Las Vegas

The biggest issue for Las Vegas area drivers is always safety. When your vehicle wheels are out of alignment, the vehicle will pull to one side, which could lead to an accident. When you're vehicle is out of alignment, you should have it taken care of right away at Asian Imports Auto in Las Vegas. When undergoing an alignment service at Asian Imports Auto, your vehicle is put on an alignment rack where the tires, steering and suspension parts are checked for damage. Then the alignment is charted and checked against the factory settings.Precision adjustments are made to bring the wheels back into alignment. This gets all four wheels going in exactly the same direction.Las Vegas drivers should be aware of the signs of alignment problems. These include the car pulling to one side. Also, the steering wheel may not be centered when you're going straight. If you see the edges of one or more tires rapidly ... read more

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Alignment

Direct Fuel Injection Update from Asian Imports Auto

For those of you in Las Vegas, NV who pay attention to these things, you may have been hearing about the new direct injection engines and want to learn more about them. Some deliver the power of a V8 with the economy of a V6.For example, in one family of engines the conventional V6 makes about 250 horsepower. The direct injection version of the same engine makes over 300 horsepower and gets essentially the same fuel economy. The turbocharged version makes over 350 horsepower.So what are the differences from a conventional engine?The core difference is in the fuel injection system. The system most vehicles use now is called a port injection system. The fuel injector squirts fuel into a port just outside the cylinder where it's then drawn into the engine with the air.With a direct injection system, the injector squirts the fuel directly into the cylinder. The gain in power and economy come because fuel injected directly into the cylinder ... read more

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Fuel System
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