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How Important is My Review?

How Important is My Review?

Asian Imports Auto is interested to know what you think about our service, our facility and our faculty.  Your input helps us determine if we are following the vision and mission of our ownership, or if we are deviating from what sets us apart from all our competitors.  We value your feedback very much and encourage you to leave us a review in any format you prefer. We really want an honest evaluation of how we are doing and welcome the acknowledgement of any employees that have exceeded your expectations.   There are many formats and platforms for leaving company feedback available to clients of all industries.  Sometimes it is difficult to sort out the options of where your voice will best be heard. At Asian Imports, we always respect face to face compliments or criticism.  Reaching us by telephone is also recommended. Good or bad, we appreciate the opportunity to receive your praise or constructive criticism in an open format with two-way discussion.&n ... read more

Back to School with Asian Imports

Back to School with Asian Imports

As we approach the tail end of Summer 2019 in Las Vegas and surrounding communities, it is a time to reflect on what was hopefully a great off season with wonderful memories of vacations, food, friends and family.  It is also the time where the kids are going back to school and families are preparing to commute more with the added scholastic activities. Asian Imports Auto is here to help you navigate safely with a few safety tips.   Be sure to check the tire pressures for proper inflation, especially as temperatures start to change.  Make sure the tire tread depth is at a safe level. The end of Summer also marks the beginning of monsoon season in the Southwest United States and it’s a good time to replace those dried out, scratchy wiper blades so you will be able to see when the heavy rains come.  Make sure all your exterior lights are functioning as there may be cloudy dark periods during your daytime commute. Returning to school may m ... read more

How to care for your vehicle’s interior and exterior- from you friends at Immaculate Auto Detailing

How to care for your vehicle’s interior and exterior- from you friends at Immaculate Auto Detailing

You may think that having your car washed at the local drive through car wash a few times a year is all you need to keep your vehicle looking good. But there are some items to consider, especially if you want to keep your vehicle feeling, looking and smelling new for the long term. There are going to be times when the drive through wash is just not going to give your vehicle what it really needs. Let’s discuss a few of the common things… The obvious is the protective coating you want to keep on the vehicle. Some sort of wax, sealer or ceramic coating is required to fill microscopic cracks in the paint and provide a protective barrier to the harsh elements. Oxidation, bird droppings, dust, dirt, hard water, acid rain, pollution, fuels and other airborne or road derived contaminants should be kept of the painted surfaces. These contaminants can cause temporary or even permanent damage to your paint, even if left on for a short period of time. Some contaminants can eat throu ... read more

HYBRID CARS

HYBRID CARS

Hybrid Car Fun Facts Hybrid cars are vehicles that have more than one on-board energy source to achieve and maintain propulsion. Hybrid cars have a traditional internal- combustion system and fuel tank, in addition to one or more electric motor and battery pack. We’ve put together some interesting facts about hybrid engines for you. The first hybrid engine was built in 1902 by Ferdinand Porsche, yes, that Porsche! It was his second car creation and could travel nearly 40 miles on its battery. In 1976 Toyota — wins the hybrid car race — built its first hybrid while General Electric was constructing a parallel-hybrid sedan. In 1997, Toyota wins again and the Prius hits the Japanese market, which doesn’t make it to the United States until 2000. In 1999 the Honda Insight is the first hybrid car to hit the mass market in the United States. The quest for hybrid cars w ... read more

HOW TO PREPARE YOUR ASIAN IMPORT FOR WINTER

HOW TO PREPARE YOUR ASIAN IMPORT FOR WINTER

If you have an Asian Imported car, winter preparation varies slightly from its American-made counterpart. In previous years, we have given you tips to prepare your import for colder weather. Here we have combined those tips into one comprehensive list. Don’t trust just any car maintenance shop; for routine maintenance on your Asian import in Las Vegas, visit us at Asian Imports Plus. Examine Belts and Hoses Now that temperatures have begun to drop and will continue to do so for a while longer yet, check your belts and hoses for wear and tear that can be exacerbated by below freezing temperatures. If you are unsure how to check these yourself, have an import specialist take a look at them. Check Battery Don’t forget about your import’s battery Winter is the ideal time to make sure that your battery’s posts and connections are corrosion ... read more

7 THINGS EVERY FOREIGN CAR OWNER SHOULD KNOW

7 THINGS EVERY FOREIGN CAR OWNER SHOULD KNOW

If you own a car, you should be able to perform simple maintenance on it, or at least know how to. If you chose to pay someone to do the routine maintenance for convenience sake, you should still have a general idea about how your car operates and what you need to do to keep it working better than well. #1 Operate Your Vehicle You should know what all the buttons and levers and knobs and switches do in your vehicle. You may not know how to take apart your transmission or even how to change your oil, but you should be familiar with the basics. You should be able to answer basic questions such as make, model, and edition; what wheel-drive it is; what the safety features are; where your oil, transmission, and other fluids -such as power steering- are and how to check their levels; and what kind of gas fuels your car. It is your car, you should know it intimately to be a sa ... read more

SHOULD YOU ATTEMPT YOUR FOREIGN CAR REPAIR YOURSELF?

SHOULD YOU ATTEMPT YOUR FOREIGN CAR REPAIR YOURSELF?

If you are like most people, you are always up for ways to save money, and car repair is one of those areas where it costs money every once in a while (yes, even on your Asian import vehicle that is typically super reliable). We don’t blame you if you think to yourself from time to time, “I wish I could just do this myself,” when it comes to vehicle repairs. But should you attempt to be your own car mechanic? Let’s take a quick look and you can decide for yourself. Qualities you should possess First of all, let’s look at some of the basic qualities you should possess if you’re going to do your own car repairs. An independent streak Let’s face it. You’re definitely branching off the beaten path in pursuing the DIY option for the repairs on your Toyota or Honda (or whatever vehicle you need to fix). That’s ok, an independent streak is part of what makes us Americans. Not everyone ... read more

3 STYLES OF CUSTOMERS OUR AUTO MECHANIC SEES: WHICH ONE ARE YOU?

3 STYLES OF CUSTOMERS OUR AUTO MECHANIC SEES: WHICH ONE ARE YOU?

If you’re not trained in car mechanics, you may find it to be a puzzling thing to know exactly when the noise or rattle or smell coming from your car is just a fluke or something serious that you should pay attention to. It’s kind of like knowing when to go to the doctor. Do you go get checked out for that abdominal pain, or do you say to yourself, “It’s nothing, it’ll pass”? Making the wrong judgment call when it’s appendicitis is a hugely different thing than when you have a bit of gas or bloating. We’ve seen the same gamut of personality types when it comes to dealing with a vehicle that needs fixing. Here are a couple of the different profiles that we’ve seen for people’s approach to discovering what’s wrong with the vehicle. You take your car in for every little sniffle This person is someone who takes note of every tiny new sound, rattle, or vibration that the car makes, and brings it t ... read more

DOES YOUR CAR NEED ONE OF THESE COMMON TOYOTA REPAIRS?

DOES YOUR CAR NEED ONE OF THESE COMMON TOYOTA REPAIRS?

Owning a Toyota is typically a fabulous experience for most drivers. Toyota’s reliability and longevity combine to make a car that drives for a long time while needing minimal repair. However, some Toyotas still need repairing, and when you work in a car repair shop that specializes in foreign car repair, you tend to see a lot of the same issues over and over again. In this blog post, we’d like to cover just a few of the Toyota repair issues that seem to be more frequent than others. If you have any of these issues with your vehicle, we will be glad to take a look and get your repair done quickly and accurately. After all, we’ve probably done each of these repairs more than a few times. Anti-Lock Brakes on the 2006-2007 Highlander Hybrid If you have a 2006-2007 Highlander Hybrid, you may run into an issue where your anti-lock brakes fail. Typically you’ll know that your anti-lock bra ... read more

HOW TO RETAIN VALUE IN YOUR CAR

If you are the owner of an Asian-made car, you’ve made a great decision! If you use Asian imports to service your Toyota, Honda or Hyundia, you’ve made another great decision. We service Asian imports of all types and domestic vehicles too! We service cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Call today for a maintenance appointment. When you want a true look at resale value of a car, we all know to go to the Kelley Blue Book. If you look up the top ten cars with the highest resale values in 2016, you will see that the five on the top sports cars have been taken by Asian cars. The top two spots are held by Toyota, with the Tacoma at the top, followed by the 4Runner. The Toyota Tundra comes in at number six and the Subaru WRX lands at number seven. The top ten is rounded out by the Subaru Forester. According to Bankrate, the top performers in resale value according to their class and in the subcompact class, the Honda Fit comes out on top. In the compact class, the Honda Civic is tops and the ... read more

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