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WILL YOU BE READY FOR EMERGENCIES ON YOUR ROAD TRIP

If you’ve decided to break out of Vegas and hit the road before the summer is over, you need to be prepared for any emergencies that might arise. Crossing the desert can be dangerous if you go off the main highways to explore the gorgeous canyons or desert that lies between us and just about any destination. Be sure to have your car tuned up and that all of the fluids are topped off by your mechanic at Asian Imports. You should also make sure that you’ve checked your tires and spare tire. Once you’ve made sure your vehicle is roadworthy, you’ll want to make sure you pack a few things to take along to be ready for any emergencies. Desert Emergencies Just like if you were to travel in the mountains during the winter, you’ll want to make sure you have survival supplies, should you break down in the unforgiving desert. Any survival kit should have extra water, food, and protection from the elements. In the desert, the heat will wear your down and dehydrate you quickly. Wate ... read more

QUALIFIED MECHANICS

When your either suspect or know for sure that there is something wrong with your car and don’t have an established mechanic you feel you can trust to repair your car, you may feel you need to start from scratch finding a mechanic for your foreign Asian import car. Look no further Asian Imports has highly-qualified and experienced mechanics that can maintain or repair your car. Training One of the main things you should look for in choosing a mechanic is their training. Being an expert mechanic, qualified to work on many types of cars is not as easy as it used to be. Modern cars are computerized and hybridized to the extent that it takes extra specialized training to work on them effectively. The highest level for a mechanic is to hold a Master Automobile Technician certificate. If you look at our certifications page, you’ll see that many of our mechanics hold this level of certification. Our mechan ... read more

TROUBLE SHOOTING A CLUTCH

Asian Imports is the best place to bring your car for maintenance and repair. We offer you top-notch car mechanics for work on your Asian import cars. We service foreign cars, such as Subarus, Hondas, Toyotas, Nissans, and domestic cars too. Just like you, we are car drivers and know what an inconvenience bringing your car into the shop can be. We know the feeling of hearing a noise and thinking our cars are about to break down. If you drive a car or truck with a manual transmission, you’ll know that the clutch going is something every stick shift driver dreads. Do you know the signs that your clutch is facing impending doom versus a simple repair by your friendly neighborhood Asian Imports mechanic? Here are a few tips to help you. How Does the Clutch Feel and Sound? With the car in neutral, step on the clutch and ask yourself these questions Does it go down smoothly? Do you hear any noises? Is there any grinding? If you do hear ... read more

SIGNS YOUR NEED TO HAVE YOUR CAR SERVICED

Asian Imports is the place to turn in Las Vegas to have your Asian import car or motorcycle serviced. Our mechanics are fully trained on modern computerized autos as well as older vehicles. We service domestic cars as well. In most cars these days there are computers to keep tabs on your engine’s performance and alert you to service needs, but sometimes old fashioned know-how can be used to make that call. Engine Light Well, yeah. This makes sense, but you’d be surprised at how many people disregard the engine lights. If you have a Toyota and your VSC light comes on, get immediate attention. Squeaks and Squeals If you have a really loud whine coming from under the hood, it is likely a loose belt. It’s an easy fix, but should be seen to. If the noise of the engine seems uneven when your car is idling, it should be seen. It may be just that you need new spark plugs, but it is better to have it seen to before ... read more

FAQ’S

FAQ’s Looking for a reliable mechanic for your Asian import vehicle? We are Asian Imports and are here to serve your car repair needs. We have put together a list of the most common questions we get asked. If you have any other questions, feel free to give us a call. Where Are You? We have two convenient locations in the Las Vegas valley, one in Summerlin and south Spring Valley. What Makes Do You Service? Asian Imports services and repairs Honda, Toyota, Lexus, Acura, Nissan, Infiniti, Subaru, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Hyundai, Suzuki, Kia, Isuzu and Daewoo vehicles. We repair cars and motorcycles. Shew! that’s a long list! What Other Vehicles Do you Service? We also service all domestic cars and trucks. Motorcycles are also serviced and repaired by our mechanics Do you service Hybrids? Yes! While not every auto shop services hybrids, we do. We have the training and the e ... read more

MAZDA’S SKY TECHNOLOGY

We are often asked what problems we see in what models of cars. People want to know what they are getting into when they are looking into buying a used car. This week we are going to look at Mazda CX-5’s. Generally speaking, this is a great car. Its newest model has some cosmetic improvements but remains basically the same vehicle as has been available for the past few years. With its SkyActiv Technology, it has great fuel efficiency, and we hear that it has the sporty feel that Mazdas are known for. What is SkyActiv technology? SkyActiv is Mazda’s answer to the hybrid engine. It can be found in models from 2011 onward. It not only decreases fuel consumption but also increases output, increasing output Mazda Vroom, above and beyond the Zoom Zoom Zoom they are known for. It is a direct injection system that has an increased engine compression ratio. It has the fuel compression ratios found in Formula 1 race cars. This means more power and torque with less fuel consumption while st ... read more

LET AISIAN IMPORTS CHANGE YOUR AIR FILTER

Looking for a dependable and reasonable mechanic? Look no further than Asian Imports. Asian Imports is the place to go for service for all Asian import cars as well as domestic cars. We have two locations for your convenience. Besides fixing your car when it is broken down, we also are pros at regular maintenance so that it doesn’t get to that point quickly. One thing we do when we performance on your vehicle is check and change the air filter. Importance of Air Filters Anyone who has spent any time at all in or around Las Vegas knows that the dirt here is a fine desert dust, capable of clogging up an air filter with just one drive down a dirt road, or even a drive down the road when the wind has kicked up the dust. So, why is the air filter so important? An internal combustion engine, like that in your car, runs on just that -combustion- and the fuel that is being ignited has to be mixed with oxygen in the proper ratio. If the air filter is clogged, the engine won’t be ... read more

MORE WAYS TO PREPARE YOUR IMPORT CAR FOR WINTER

In our last blog we began to cover a few ways in which you can get your vehicle prepared for colder, winter months. As a trusted Asian auto repair business in Las Vegas, we know exactly what you need to do to make sure your vehicle is in good working order for winter and we can help you make sure you’re ready to go! Today we’re going to go over a few more ways in which you can make sure your vehicle is prepared for winter. Examine your belts and hoses before the temperatures start to drop! When you come to us to have a full service done on your vehicle, we’ll make sure to check your belts and hoses for wear and tear. Don’t forget to check your tire pressure, too! It’s important that your tires are properly inflated to ensure that you’ll have the best possible traction as you drive. The air pressure in your tires has likely dropped as the weather has gotten colder, so it’s important to see where things stand now. Consider switching to snow tires if your climate ca ... read more

GET YOUR ASIAN IMPORT CAR READY FOR WINTER

Asian Imports is a family owned and operated business located in the heart of Summerlin. We specialize in Asian auto repair right here in Las Vegas! Whether you have a Honda, Subaru, Nissan, or Toyota – we’re here to help! While the winter doesn’t get too harsh here in Las Vegas, our temperatures do drop a bit. Today we’re going to give you a few tips on how to keep your vehicle in good working order this winter. Make sure you’re getting the right type of oil change! Are you approaching the 30,000-mile full-service time for your vehicle? If you are, now is the perfect time to stop putting that off.Among other things, the service should include an oil changeand the oil used should have the right viscosity, or thickness, for your vehicle at this time of year. Can you see? When was the last time you replaced your wiper blades? Wiper blades only last for about a year and you should really be switching out your blades twice a year (once in spring and once in fall). Also, do ... read more

QUALIFIED AND HONEST MECHANICS

Asian Imports in southwest Las Vegas and Summerlin has your local experts for service and repairs for Asian made cars and motorcycles. We service domestic cars and trucks as well. Not all service garages handle hybrids technology, but we do! No matter the make or model of car you have, we can handle it! What makes us qualified? We are committed to being the best, and moreover, staying the best. This means staying up-to-date on the latest technology. Click here to view the certificates that our technician have under their belts. You’ll see that hybrid technology, air/fuel theory diagnostics, and alternate fuel technician certificates are just a few of the qualifications that we can offer you and your vehicle. Integrity! One the top qualifications that any mechanic can offer you is integrity. We don’t want you to come in and pay for service for something that is a simple glitch. That’s why we have a whole page dedicated ... read more

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