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4 Exhaust Smells You Should Be Familiar With

4 Exhaust Smells You Should Be Familiar With

As a driver, it’s important to be aware of the components inside and outside of your vehicle. Some people only think about their exhaust if there’s an unusual smell. If they can decipher what a unique smell even is. Identifying exhaust smells are essential to safe driving. Being aware allows you to seek immediate professional attention before a problem becomes worse. Below are four familiar exhaust smells and what they may mean. Normal Exhaust Smell You can’t expect the exhaust to smell like a bed of roses. A healthy exhaust has a smoky, musty smell near the pipe. The exhaust is made up of harmful toxins such as carbon monoxide. The scent is easily identifiable but shouldn’t be noticeable inside the cabin. If you notice an exhaust smell inside your vehicle, there may be an exhaust leak. You should immediately stop driving and have your car towed to your trusted mechanic.  A Sweet Smell Sweet-smelling exhaust fumes can seem more pleas ... 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

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

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