Las Vegas Auto Repair

Yearly Archives: 2020

Checking your vehicle fluids

Our vehicles need liquid to operate just as we do. Our four-wheeled friends use fluids to get us from point A to point B. With owning a car comes responsibility, so it’s vital to learn the essential fluids that help your vehicle operate. Without fluids, your car won’t drive, and it won’t be safe if it does. One of the simplest ways to maintain your car’s health is by regularly checking fluid levels at least once a month. You can gain a ton of useful information about your fluid levels with a visual inspection. As a reminder, always check your fluids while the car is turned off and cooled down.  Below are fluids your vehicle uses to operate and why they are essential to monitor:    Engine Oil   One of the most important oils to check is the engine oil. Metaphorically speaking, the engine oil is like the blood of your combustion engine. The oil’s purpose is to lubricate, clean, and seal various parts of the engine. It also prevent ... read more

Get Your A/C Inspected Before Summer!

Get Your A/C Inspected Before Summer!

The days are finally getting warmer, and summer is almost officially here. You definitely don’t want to get stuck driving in the summer without air conditioning, which is why now is the time to have your vehicle’s A/C inspected. Here at German Motors, we want to ensure that you and your passengers are comfortable on the road.  If you notice an issue with your vehicle’s air conditioning system, such as it isn’t as cold as it used to be or you feel hot air blowing out with the A/C is turned on, don’t hesitate to give us a call today to schedule an appointment. Our experts will complete a full visual inspection of your vehicle’s air conditioning system to figure out the issue and get you back on the road quickly with working A/C.  Although you may not be experiencing an issue with your air conditioning, it is always a good idea to have the system inspected and serviced before summer. There could be an underlying issue that is not yet showing ... read more

What Emergency Items Should I Keep in My Vehicle?

Driving the same route to work or school every day means you probably feel relatively safe along your route. When it comes to driving, you really never know what can happen. This is because you share the road with many other drivers, and everyone's decisions on the road can affect others. Plus, you may think your vehicle is in top shape but there may be an issue brewing underneath the hood.  We really never know when we might find ourselves in an accident or a breakdown, and being prepared with various emergency items can be super helpful in times of need. The more prepared you are in a certain situation, the more likely you will be able to handle the incident without panicking or making the issue worse.  The following emergency items are great to place in your vehicle: Spare Tire, Jack, and Lug Wrench - Having a spare tire is extremely important. You never know when you might need one. A tire can blow out unexpectedly just by driving over a nail or other sharp object ... read more

COVID-19 Update - We are Open!

COVID-19 Update - We are Open!

At German Motors, your safety is important to us. Our business is considered an essential service and therefore, we remain OPEN for business. It is vital more than ever to have a working vehicle. Those who are still working in healthcare, law enforcement, and other essential industries will be relying on their vehicles to get them to work. Others will need a reliable car to get them to the store to pick up supplies and food for their families. We want you to know that we are available and here to help with your vehicle's needs during this uncertain time.  During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are committed to providing an environment that promotes social distancing. In addition, your vehicle will be provided a seat cover, a floor mat, and other barriers along with a disinfectant treatment prior to delivery. We are also offering a Drive Thru service which will allow you to service your vehicle without the worry of coming in contact with others. During this time plea ... read more

Wheel Alignment in Las Vegas, NV

Here at German Motors, we are here to assist when you find yourself in need of a wheel alignment in Las Vegas NV. While a wheel alignment service may seem like a simple one, not every shop uses the best equipment in the industry to perform their alignments which can hinder the accuracy of the service. At German Motors, we use the Hunter HawkEye Alignment equipment which is regarded as the best wheel alignment tool available.  The Hunter HawkEye Alignment machine is the fastest and most accurate alignment tool on the market today. It uses precise cameras and computer technology to adjust your vehicle's wheel alignment angles to the exact manufacturer recommendations with complete accuracy. Additionally, the equipment can read your vehicle's current alignment in less than 70 seconds, compared to the standard alignment equipment at 4 minutes. This helps our mechanics work faster and get your service completed in a timely manner.  Proper wheel alignment is so important ... read more

What are the Symptoms of a Bad Catalytic Converter?

What are the Symptoms of a Bad Catalytic Converter?

Every vehicle requires a catalytic converter to take the harmful gases that our vehicles emit and convert them into less harmful gases before they are released into the air. A failing catalytic converter is typically the cause of a failed vehicle omissions test because it is necessary to protecting our environment and our passengers from harmful gases.  If a catalytic converter is failing, it is important to have it repaired as soon as possible because it can be extremely harmful to you and your passengers and begin to cause problems to the engine. The following are symptoms of a bad catalytic converter:  Engine misfires A lack in engine or vehicle performance Loss of power during acceleration  Thick/dark smoke coming from exhaust Vehicle fails emissions test Smell of rotten eggs while driving Check engine warning light has turned on Decreased fuel efficiency  As soon as you notice any of the symptoms listed above, give us a call or stop by German Motors. W ... read more