Yearly Archives: 2022

Is Your Vehicle Showing Signs of a Leak?

Is Your Vehicle Showing Signs of a Leak?

If you have ever walked up to your automobile and noticed a mystery puddle underneath it, you probably know what it means to have a car leak. The view itself is worrying. Unfortunately, many drivers know little about these leaks and whether they are a real cause for concern. However, the fact remains that leaking fluids may indicate a serious mechanical issue with your vehicle. But don't worry. We have prepared this brief overview to help you diagnose some common car leaks. Transmission Fluid Transmission fluid leak is easily identifiable through the fluid's reddish-brown or bright-red color. If your vehicle's transmission fluid is leaking, you could be in for some serious mess. For example, a leaking transmission fluid could make your car lose power at random while you are driving. It may even slip out of gear. Brake Fluid There is no doubt that your car brakes are vital to your safety when driving. Therefore, whenever you notice a light brown fluid mostly leaving a ... read more

10 Maintenance Items to Take Care of during Fall Car Care Month

10 Maintenance Items to Take Care of during Fall Car Care Month

Fall is finally here, and next month is Fall Car Care Month. With September coming to a close, the team at Euro Car Tech is pleased to announce that we are ready to take care of all your Autumn car maintenance needs. If you own a European vehicle that needs some TLC, bring your vehicle to our auto service shop in Arlington, TX today.   When you implement good practices and preventative care for your vehicle, it will take care of you in return. Whether you’re going pumpkin-picking, trick-or-treating, tailgating, or simply to work, you’re going to need a reliable ride. To help your car stay on the road this season, follow these 10 maintenance tips for fall!  Check and top off all your car’s essential fluids, including engine oil, power steering, brake, antifreeze, transmission, and windshield washer fluid. Look at your hoses and belts for signs of wear and tear (cracking, fraying, or looseness). If they look deteriorated, it may be best to replace them soo ... read more

How Often Should You Replace Windshield Wipers?

How Often Should You Replace Windshield Wipers?

Windshield wipers play a crucial role in your vehicle. Even though we might not employ them every day, they help you maintain visibility and drive safely when conditions aren’t safe. Therefore, you should keep up with your windshield wipers’ condition and replace them when necessary.   Since your windshield wipers sit on the exterior of the vehicle, they are constantly exposed to dirt, dust, grime, and other contaminants. In fact, leaving them in direct sunlight can also harm them. Naturally, wiper blades do wear out and become ineffective over time. Experts recommend replacing them every 6 to 12 months.   Don’t fret though because wipers are easy and cheap to replace. Depending on how well you take care of them and how often they’re exposed to bad weather, they can last beyond 12 months. If they are made of high-quality materials, they can withstand wear and tear longer.   Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Windshield Wiper Blades Strea ... read more

What is the Difference Between Shocks and Struts?

What is the Difference Between Shocks and Struts?

Your vehicle's suspension system comprises shocks and struts that collectively help it maintain contact with the road. An improper grip on the road could make braking, handling, and steering more difficult. When working efficiently, shocks and struts typically help reduce the car's brake dive, acceleration squat, roll, sway, and bounce. They also help maintain wheel alignment and regulate tire and body movement. Although many people may reference shocks and struts interchangeably, they're independent components with different functions. Shocks are solo components inside the suspension system, and struts are a vital part of the suspension infrastructure and chassis. Read on to discover more differences between shocks and struts. What Shocks Do Contrary to popular belief, conventional shock absorbe ... read more

What To Know About Wheel Balancing

What To Know About Wheel Balancing

Your wheels and tires are the legs of your car. They require maintenance and care, and one item it needs is wheel balancing. Wheel balancing allows for a smooth and flawless ride.   When you buy new tires for your car, they aren’t perfectly round, and their weight isn’t properly distributed. They can be lighter in certain spots and heavier in others. When wheels aren’t properly balanced, they can cause uneven and shaky rides.    Tires that are not balanced can cause a number of problems. The real cost is accelerated tire wear, which will make you replace your tires sooner than you think. Additionally, your suspension can suffer from damage.   At Euro Car Tech, we can replace, mount, and balance your tires. Vibrations can be eliminated by spinning the wheels and evenly distributing the weight of each wheel. To do this, we apply small weights to offset the heavier spots.    Over the life of your vehicle, you may hit a few potholes ... read more

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