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Do I Need a Pre-Purchase Inspection When Buying a Used Car?

Buying a used car is a great way to get a quality vehicle without spending too much money. If you've been saving for a used car and have finally found the one, you want to be sure that the vehicle is in good condition or at least in the condition that the seller has claimed. Too often we have seen buyers commit to a used vehicle only to have the car breakdown within the first week of driving it. It is hard to see the vehicle's condition from the outside, which is why pre-purchase inspections are so important.  What is a pre-purchase used vehicle inspection?  A pre-purchase inspection is when you bring a used vehicle that you are considering purchasing into our shop for an evaluation. We take a look at the car to determine its health and any repairs that it needs so that you can make an educated decision about buying the car and if the price fits the condition.  Where can I get a pre-purchase vehicle inspection?  You can get a pre-purchase inspection perf ... read more

What Causes Cars to Breakdown During Winter?

What Causes Cars to Breakdown During Winter?

We know that winter driving can be stressful, especially when you try to stay off the roads in times of winter storms and snow. The best thing you can do to be as prepared as possible when hitting the road in the winter is by ensuring that your vehicle is ready to handle the cold weather.  An inspection at our shop can help guarantee that your vehicle is in the best condition to stay reliable through the winter weather, and if not, we can help make the repairs necessary to get your vehicle where it needs to be.  Here are some of the top causes of winter vehicle breakdowns:  Engine overheating - Motor oil runs thicker in cold temperatures, making it harder for it to circulate and keep your car running smoothly—and prevent it from overheating. A dead battery - It’s harder for car batteries to produce a charge in winter — meaning it might not be able to produce enough energy to start your car when you turn the key. Radiator failure - You left your veh ... read more

Happy Thanksgiving from Eurotech Auto Service!

Happy Thanksgiving from Eurotech Auto Service!

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at Eurotech Auto Service! We hope that you had a wonderful holiday with friends and family. With all the holidays comes lots of travel, so if you are planning a road trip in the near future, we recommend that you check off some important travel measures before you hit the road.  Be sure to have your vehicle inspected by the experts here at Eurotech Auto Service before you hit the road. You never want to be caught in a situation where you are stuck without a working vehicle, so guaranteeing that your vehicle is ready for any road trip will keep your family safe and bring you peace of mind on the road.    Pack ample blankets and coats for the road to keep warm if you’re traveling in the cold this winter.    Have an emergency kit on hand in your trunk to help out in cases of emergencies. Some things to make sure you have with you include a spare tire, jack, wrench, flashlight, flares, cell phone char ... read more

Follow These Safety Tips Before Hitting the Road

Follow These Safety Tips Before Hitting the Road

The most important thing when it comes to driving is your safety on the road. We know that driving becomes more of a routine, and you end up just getting into your car everyday without putting much thought into it. However, driving on the road can be vulnerable, especially when you not only rely on your own safe driving, but also the safe driving of others. This is why following certain safety tips before getting into your car every day can help guarantee you arrive to your destination safely.  Before you get into your vehicle, be sure to check off the following:  You've had a good night's rest and don't feel drowsy Eat a snack or meal before hitting the road Be ready for work or school, don't try to get ready in your vehicle You have enough gas to get to and from your destination You know where you are going or have GPS ready and set Your music or radio is set so you aren't messing with it on the road While driving, remember these safety tips: You ... read more

What are Brake Failure Warning Signs?

What are Brake Failure Warning Signs?

Brakes are a very vital component of your vehicle that should never be ignored if an issue arises, especially when you notice a change in performance or experience a problem with braking. Your brakes allow you to stop and slow down when needed to drive safely on the road. If you notice a strange noise, sound, or performance issue, don't hesitate to bring your vehicle into Eurotech Auto Service for an inspection.  Many parts of the brakes can wear down or warp over time, which is why it is important to pay attention to how your vehicle works. Worn brake pads or a warped rotor can cause a decrease in brake performance and can also lead to brake failure. As soon as you notice an issue, don’t hesitate to give our shop a call or schedule an appointment online for friendly service.  According to the Car Care Council, here are the top warning signs to look out for that can indicate a problem with your vehicle’s brakes: Noise: screeching, grinding or clicking noise ... read more

Common Causes of Head Gasket Failure

Common Causes of Head Gasket Failure

The head gasket is the component of your vehicle's engine that seals combustion chambers and coolant passages. Often times, the head gasket can fail and need replacement if there are other engine problems present. A bad head gasket is never good news, because it can cause coolant to leak into other portions of the engine which can lead to severe damage and issues.  A main symptoms of a head gasket failure is an overheating engine or a significant loss in power. Here are some of the reasons why the head gasket can fail:  Overheating Design issues with the engine or gasket Installation errors Coolant leak  Thermostat or fan failure If you're experiencing engine trouble or suspect that your vehicle needs a head gasket replacement, don't hesitate to give us a call or stop by our shop here at Eurotech Auto Service today! 

5 Maintenance Items Your Car May Need Now

5 Maintenance Items Your Car May Need Now

Most vehicle owners understand how important car maintenance is, but getting to the auto repair shop and getting things done can be time consuming and hard to find time for. If it's been a while since your last inspection or you haven't been able to make it to the auto repair shop lately, chances are there are probably some services that your vehicle is due for right now.  Coolant Service - Every five years or so, the chemicals that fight against corrosion that are within your vehicle's antifreeze will wear out. The coolant should be replaced in order to properly protect your car's engine from overheating and corroding.  Transmission Fluid Service - Although transmission fluid typically lasts a while, regular use of your vehicle throughout the years and temperature changes can cause the fluid to oxidize and break down. You can significantly increase the life of your transmission by having this service completed every 50,000 miles. Brake Fluid Service - Brak ... read more

Tire Blowouts - What They Are and How to Handle Them

Tire Blowouts - What They Are and How to Handle Them

A tire blowout is no doubt a scary and stressful situation, especially if it happens on the highway or in traffic. It can be caused by something as small as a nail in the road or low tire pressure.  The top five causes of tire blowouts are under-inflation, overload, uneven tread wear, damage and defects. You’ll know you’ve had a tire blowout if you hear a loud pop and an unevenness with your vehicle. You’ll also most likely smell burnt rubber and will hear what is left of the tire flapping around. If it happens, don’t panic. Here are some tips on what to do next if you find yourself in this situation:  Don’t slam on your brakes. Try to maintain control of your vehicle and pull of safely to the side of the road or exit promptly. Get away from traffic and find somewhere safe.  Turn on your hazard lights. Do not get out of your vehicle unless it is completely safe and away from any traffic.  Call for roadside assistance. You can also ... read more

Signs You Need a Wheel Alignment

Signs You Need a Wheel Alignment

Proper wheel alignment is important for many reasons - it makes sure that you have proper control of your vehicle, keeps the wheels and brakes working properly, and avoids excessive tire wear. A wheel alignment consists of adjusting the angles of your vehicle’s tires to manufacturer specifications.  Vehicle manufacturers have various recommendations for how often your car needs a wheel alignment. However, once a year to every two years, depending on the amount of driving you do, is usually recommended. A wheel alignment sets the caster, camber and toe for the front wheels on your car. Although the service is usually done on a recommended basis, sometimes an alignment is needed sooner if your car’s tires are forced out of alignment, which can happen from hitting potholes, speedbumps, debris, and more.  Signs your vehicle needs a wheel alignment include: Car veers to one side Uneven tire wear Vibrating while driving Steering wheel isn’t straight Diffic ... read more

How Potholes Can Damage Your Vehicle

How Potholes Can Damage Your Vehicle

Potholes can’t always be avoided on the road, which is why it is important to understand the damage that driving over them can cause and the steps to take next. If you’re driving slowly and you hit a pothole, you are probably fine. However, if you’re driving on a faster speed limit road and hit a pothole, it is in your best interest to have the following components inspected by a trusted mechanic:   Tires - tires can be damaged in a number of ways after hitting a pothole. It can cause the side of the tire to actually blow out due to the pressure on one side of the tire. If your TPMS light comes on after hitting a pothole, this is usually a sign of some sort of damage that will need to be looked at.    Wheels - damage to the wheels can occur from hitting a pothole quickly. If you notice that the wheel is cracked or bent, bring your vehicle into your trusted mechanic. If a damaged wheel is hitting the tire, it can cause damage over time.    ... read more

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