Yearly Archives: 2022

How to Pass Your Smog Test with Success

How to Pass Your Smog Test with Success

There are several factors that go into an emissions test, which is a requirement in Las Vegas, NV in order to keep our breathing air fresh and clean. If you are concerned about passing your upcoming smog check, you’ve come to the right place. Below is a list of things you can do to make sure your car, SUV, or truck passes with stripes and stars! Fix Your Check Engine Light This warning light results in an immediate failure of the smog check. If your check engine light is illuminated, you should have it diagnosed and repaired if you want your car to be legal to drive. Feel free to bring your car to Asian Imports for diagnostics. Take It for a Run  In some cases, the catalytic converter may not get hot enough to perform its job effectively. Before the test, we recommend taking your car for a 15+ minute drive before the test to ensure accurate results. Get an Oil Change Clean oil in your engine is always good, no matter the occasion. When it comes to fresh oil for smog te ... read more

5 Signs It's Time for a Wheel Alignment

5 Signs It's Time for a Wheel Alignment

Maintaining all of the necessary maintenance and repair work on your car, even with the advances in technology and performance, can be difficult. Correct wheel alignment is essential for a smooth and safe ride. There are several signs and symptoms of wheel alignment issues that are easy to overlook. The following are five of the most common signs: Is tire-related accident a common occurrence? Based on statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the vehicle is responsible for 2% of all vehicle crashes, and of those, 35% are due to tire problems. There are 15,000 auto accidents in the U.S. every year caused by tire problems. Difficulty Controlling Your Vehicle A vehicle that pulls to the left or right when you intend on driving straight could have a problem with its alignment. You might notice anything from a slight tug to a hard jerk. Sometimes, under-inflated or incorrectly-sized tires may cause this issue. Tires Th ... read more

6 Things Every Teen Driver Should Know

6 Things Every Teen Driver Should Know

Getting your driver's license and the first car can be liberating for teens. Whereas, for many parents, it can be worrying and nerve-wracking. Education is key to ensuring your child is safe on the road to better ease parents' minds. We've put together this list of 6 essential things that teens and their parents should discuss before this important stage in life. How to Change a Flat - This may be easier to demonstrate than to explain. Go over the steps with your teen, including the needed tools to put in a spare tire. How to Check Tire Pressure - Proper tire inflation is key to safer and more cost-efficient driving. Teach your child how to add air to their tires and how much their car requires, which can be located on the driver's door jamb sticker. Feel free to pull out the owner's manual too. How to Check Motor Oil and Other Fluids - Go over the various fluids within the motor vehicle, including the engine oil, power steering fluid, coolant, brake fluid, and m ... read more

Auto Services That Should Always Be Done By a Professional

Auto Services That Should Always Be Done By a Professional

While we understand some of you guys and gals like to get your hands dirty when it comes to your car, there are certain maintenance practices that are better off left for a trained technician to do. Items like oil changes, filter changes, and wiper replacements may be done at home, but there are other tasks that require proper skills and expensive equipment. Here is a brief list of "Don't try this at home"' auto maintenance and repairs: Check Engine Diagnostics - Many motorists think they can diagnose and repair their check engine light. The problem with check engine lights is that there are many vague reasons and codes for it, which is why they need more sophisticated equipment to be accurately detected. Professional techs can read and apply their knowledge to decipher the codes and determine the best solution for you. Tire Rotation - Yes, you may be able to pick up a jack and swap your wheels around. However, a tire rotation service typically includes re-balancin ... read more

What Are Common Reasons for a Power Steering Light to Come On

What Are Common Reasons for a Power Steering Light to Come On

Warning lights on the dashboard can be daunting, and some of us like to shrug it off and pretend like they're not there. If one suddenly appears on your dash and the light looks like a steering wheel, then you should know that there is something wrong with your power steering. You might wonder what's wrong and whether it is safe to keep driving. What Is Power Steering? Before you can fully grasp the scope of the problem, we should probably take it back to power steering basics. Power steering is not a new concept, and it has been around for decades. Before the innovation, steering was done manually, which required a lot of effort. Power steering alleviates some of the stress of turning your vehicle manually, and nowadays, this system can be hydraulic or electric. If there's an issue with this vital system, the vehicle will automatically disable power steering until the repair is done. Reasons for Power Steering Warning Light In Hydraulic Power Steering Systems If you h ... read more

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