OUR NEW HENDERSON LOCATION

IS COMING DECEMBER 2019!

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Happy Thanksgiving from Asian Imports!

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at Asian Imports! We hope that you had a wonderful holiday with friends and family. With all the holidays comes lots of travel, so if you are planning a road trip in the near future, we recommend that you check off some important travel measures before you hit the road.  Be sure to have your vehicle inspected by the experts here at Asian Imports before you hit the road. You never want to be caught in a situation where you are stuck without a working vehicle, so guaranteeing that your vehicle is ready for any road trip will keep your family safe and bring you peace of mind on the road.    Pack ample blankets and coats for the road to keep warm if you’re traveling in the cold this winter.    Have an emergency kit on hand in your trunk to help out in cases of emergencies. Some things to make sure you have with you include a spare tire, jack, wrench, flashlight, flares, cell phone charger, and first aid ki ... read more

Asian Imports Auto Arrives in Henderson!

Asian Imports Auto Arrives in Henderson!

We are excited to announce the November 2019 grand opening of our newest facility!  We have been working diligently, for the past two years, to bring our services to the Southeast part of town and construction is quickly coming to an end.  The new Asian Imports Auto is located at 1025 American Pacific Drive at the corner of Gibson Road, just diagonally across the road from the Valley Auto Mall. Our Henderson clients have been requesting we move closer to them to and now we have.  This convenient location will serve all communities of Henderson including Anthem, Green Valley, Green Valley Ranch, Lake Las Vegas, Macdonald Highlands, McCullough Hills, Mission Hills, Paradise Hills, Seven Hills, Silverado Ranch, Westgate, Whitney Ranch, and many more.  Being centrally located near the intersection of the 515 and 215 freeways will provide easy access for our Henderson area clients and from Boulder City. A brand-new facility gives us the opportunity to outfit the garage ... read more

What is a Factory Recommended Service?

Factory recommended services are something that most car owners have heard, but may not fully understand what they are. The simple explanation is that they are services that your vehicle manufacturer recommends at certain intervals. These recommendations are based on estimations on how long certain components will last and how often certain services will be needed to maintain your vehicle.  These recommendations are based on a number of things, including keeping warranties valid, making sure your vehicle stays reliable on the road, keeping you safe at all times, and helping you protect the overall integrity of your vehicle. These recommended services are also planned out in order to help save you money on repairs over time. That is why it is in your best interest overall to stay current with these services.  If you take a look at your vehicle’s owner’s manual, you will find a list of factory recommended services for your specific vehicle, along with specific mil ... read more

Warning Lights and What They Mean to the Driver

Warning Lights and What They Mean to the Driver

We have all experienced that feeling of cruising down the road, sun shining, wind blowing, listening to your favorite music and out of nowhere…that ugly red or yellow warning indicator pops up on your dashboard. You’ve got a problem!  What do you do next? That all depends on what you see. The first thing you should do is identify the color and type of malfunction indicator or MIL (Malfunction Indicator Light).  There are multiple MIL’s and these lights come on for various reasons and are specific to a system of the car.  Take note if you hear, see, smell or feel anything abnormal about your vehicle’s operation.  Warning lights will usually fit into one of two categories. If the light is RED, this is serious.  You should immediately look for a safe place to pull the car over and turn the vehicle off as to avoid any further damage to the vehicle or to avoid any potentially unsafe conditions.  Generally, a red ... read more

What is ASE Certification and how does a technician become certified?

What is ASE Certification and how does a technician become certified?

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence is an independent, non-profit organization that certifies professionals in the automotive repair and service industry, within the United States and parts of Canada.  They have been around since 1972 and exist to improve the quality of automotive repair through voluntary testing by individuals working in the industry.  Testing is not mandatory and technicians who choose to participate in the certification process do so only to demonstrate their experience, knowledge and commitment to their profession. ASE is committed to protecting the consumer, the technician and shop owners through the certification process.  Technicians who meet the experience requirements and successfully pass the testing exams demonstrate a level of competency that consumers and employers can count on. Individuals who choose to be tested must provide proof of a minimum of two years actual working experience in the field or a two-year degree in ... read more

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

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