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Yearly Archives: 2016

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

A LOOK AT THE MYSTERY THAT IS TUNE-UPS

If you know something about cars, you’ll know that even the most modern car needs a good tune-up every so often. We will look at some basic tune-up oriented questions and try to provide answers! Your mechanic at Asian Imports in Las Vegas wants your car to run the best it can, and to last you as long as it can. Check out our current promotions and come in and meet us! How often do I need a tune-up? In older cars, it was recommended that you get a tune-up every year or so, but now mechanics pay attention more to the milage than to the calendar. If your car was built after the 1980s, you will need to have it tuned up every 15,000 miles. So, depending on how many miles you drive a year, you can have a tune-up more or less frequently. What is involved in a tune-up? Usually, a tune-up will replace items in your car’s engine that take the most wear. This includes items such as the air filter and fuel filter, spark plugs and rotors (if present), and checking on items such as f ... read more

IS YOUR CAR READY FOR A ROAD TRIP?

There is only about a month left before kids have to head back to school, and if you haven’t taken your summer vacation yet, you may be planning on squeezing in a road trip while you still can. Your mechanic from Asian import cars, trucks, and motorcycles has some advice for you to get your car ready for a road trip. In this two-part blog, we’ll review some steps to take before you hit the road. Things to Do to Get the Car Ready Driving around the western states often means driving for hours between towns. The last thing you want on a road trip is to break down when you’re hours from anywhere. Have your oil changed and all your fluids and belts checked before embarking on a road trip. Make sure your tires are up to the job. Make sure your spare tires is ready for action. A few weeks before you plan on leaving, have your spare tire checked. Make sure your jack is in place and has all of its parts. A can of emergency flat fixer foam is not a bad thing to have in th ... read more

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

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