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.
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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.
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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
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.
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
Asian Imports of Las Vegas offers Honda and Toyota repair at two convenient locations, one in Summerlin and in southwest Las Vegas. We also offer Nissan and Subaru repair as well so no matter what Asian import you drive, we can provide the service you are looking for. The summer forecast in Las Vegas is easy to predict with just two words: hot and dry. This extreme weather can take it’s toll on your car. Here are some things to do to help get your car ready for the summer heat.
Air Conditioning Check Have your mechanic check the airfilter entering the air conditioner.
Oil Change Sure this is a regular maintenance chore but summer time is no time to have your engine run out of oil. Bring your Asian import in for an oil change.
Test your battery If you battery is old, it could die in the summer heat. It’s a good idea to have it tested at least once in the summer.
Take care of your paint. Out on a coat of wax to protect your car’s paint job from the brutal Nev ... read more
So you need a Asian import mechanic for your Honda, Subaru or Toyota! maybe you are new to town, or maybe you feel like your old mechanic ripped you off and you need to switch. We’ve put together some tips on how to find a mechanic that will repair your car or truck right the first time and without overcharging you.
Experience with your car in particular. Not all mechanics handle foreign and domestic vehicle alike. Further, not all mechanics repair hybrids so if you have a hybrid make sure your mechanic is learning on your car!
Trustworthy. Ask around! Do your friends, coworkers or neighbors have a mechanic they’ve been dealing with and trust? Word of mouth is a powerful thing for mechanics and so you should take advantage of any networks you are part of and get recommendations.
Do they guarantee their work? A good mechanic will guarantee their work for 12 months.
Are they willing to give you an estimate upfront? If not, move on.
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Gas prices are so low! The national average is now under $3, and it’s just in time for the holidays. Unfortunately, it is just as expensive as it ever was to fly, which has many people planning to hit the road this holiday season. Are you planning on piling your family into your Toyota and heading out onto the open road in just a few weeks? If so, you need to make sure that everything is working properly before you go, and your friends at Asian Imports can help. We are your premier source for Toyota repair in Las Vegas, and we can make sure that your car will be ready for your long road-trip ahead.
A great thing to take advantage of before you hit the road is our Oil Change & Tire Maintenance Package. This package comes with a full service oil change, a new filter, 5 quarts of oil, a tire rotation, a brake inspection, and a full, 27 point inspection! At other auto shops, you can expect to pay an arm and a leg for this kind of package, but not with us! We o ... read more
Toyota makes automobiles that are meant to last, but unless you keep up with regular maintenance on your Toyota it isn’t likely to. Here at Asian Imports out specialty is providing you with affordable maintenance solutions, so that we can keep your Toyota running strong. We are truly your best source for reliable Toyota Repair in Las Vegas.
Regular oil changes are key to keeping your Toyota running strong for years. It is also important to rotate your tires and keep up with regular break inspections. Here at Asian Imports, we understand what a difference regular maintenance makes, which is why we offer such great deals. Right now we are offering 50% off for an oil chance, break inspection, tire rotation, and a 27 point inspection. You will get all of this for only $24.95. Just because regular maintenance is necessary does not mean that it has to be expensive!
We love to work on cars and save our customers money. We are constantly updating on ... read more
Asian Imports Auto has the best Toyota repair in Las Vegas. Our technicians are highly knowledgeable about a range of Asian automakers. We know that you appreciate quality like we do, so bring us your Toyota today
With everyday driving wear, make sure you properly maintain your car to withstand the wear. Our quality Toyota repair in Las Vegas is just want you’ve been searching for to properly maintain your car. Whether you’re searching for someone to give you a mileage checkup or perform bodywork, contact us today to learn more about how we can help