Yearly Archives: 2022

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

How to Summerize Your Car

How to Summerize Your Car

The Arlington, TX heat is surely here, and that probably means putting away the sweats and bringing out the shorts, dresses, sunglasses, etc. While you take care of the rest, you can rely on the car experts at Euro Car Tech to help you with all your car's summer preparation. It can be easy to forget about the needs of our personal cars as we go into summer, but it’s something that you should never overlook. The heat can be damaging to your tires, battery, engine, and more.    First and foremost, you should rotate those ties as a part of your normal routine. When your tires are in acceptable condition, you get good mileage and you’ll be rest assured that your tires can safely take you from point a to point.   More vehicle accidents occur in the summer than in other seasons, and it could possibly be due to the numerous people hitting the road for vacations. Plus, many people are heading back into the office. This is a good reason to ensure you have brak ... read more

What Does Colored Exhaust Smoke Indicate?

What Does Colored Exhaust Smoke Indicate?

Do you know what color your car's exhaust smoke is? If you don't, it's important to keep an eye out for these colors and other signs of trouble. What does black exhaust smoke mean? If you see black exhaust smoke coming from your car or truck, pay attention to the vehicle's behavior. Black smoke can indicate problems with the engine, but there are several possible causes. One of the most common examples is bad fuel injection, which occurs when fuel is sprayed too early in the combustion cycle. For example, if you were to start a car using diesel instead of gasoline, you would see black smoke come out of the tailpipe. Another potential issue is carbon accumulation on your piston rings. The piston rings are what seal your engine's cylinders so that gas doesn't leak out and air doesn't leak in as it does in a carburetor-equipped vehicle. But if these rings get coated with carbon deposits from poor fuel quality or excessive idling time, they can get stuck in an ... read more

When Is It Time for a Battery Replacement?

When Is It Time for a Battery Replacement?

Most vehicle batteries can last up to five years with proper attention and care. If you want yours to last that long, it is important for you to know what causes your car battery to decline and the signs that it will show when it needs a replacement.  The Cause of the Declining Battery There are a few things that can kill your battery's lifespan. Knowing what these things are can help prevent you from doing it to your very own. These factors include: Harsh weather - Hot weather can break down a battery quickly by evaporating the acid inside it.  Overworking the Battery - This is a general term for battery misuse. While some of these scenarios can be accidents, like leaving your lights on overnight, it can also be intentional, like plugging multiple devices to charge simultaneously. Whatever you do, you don't want to overwork your battery. Your battery needs time to recharge. Shakiness - Sudden movements can loosen your battery and its connections over time, causi ... read more

4 Different Filters Every Car Needs

4 Different Filters Every Car Needs

A filter is defined as "a permeable device for blocking out impurities or contaminants before allowing liquid or gas to pass through". Did you know that your car relies on filters? In fact, there are four different filters you should know about. Over time, these devices wear down and become less effective at doing their jobs. Here are the four essential filters in your vehicle that need to be changed regularly: Oil Filters Oil filter changes usually occur at every other oil change, so you don't have to worry about it as much. Your engine oil can pick up a lot of dirt, dust, and even metal after miles and miles of wear. The oil filter blocked out harmful impurities to ensure a clean flow of motor oil. Having it changed on time will reduce the wear and tear on your engine components. Engine Air Filters Whereas the oil filter ensures clean liquid flow, the engine air filter enables clean air to flow. This particular device blocks out dust, debris, bugs, and other externa ... read more

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