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The Importance of Proper Tire Pressure

The Importance of Proper Tire Pressure

When it comes to car maintenance and car repair, tires are usually the last things on people’s minds. Instead, they count on their auto repair techs to inspect the tires whenever the vehicle is in for service and let them know when they need repair or replacement. While this is fine with regular maintenance visits, driving with improper tire pressure can cause tire replacement to be a necessity more often than it should. If you have been driving around on tires that are either over- or underinflated, you’re taking a big risk to your vehicle and your safety. Some of the most common tire-related incidents that bring cars in for auto repair include: Poor Fuel Economy— This can take a big bite out of your fuel budget and bring cars into the shop with owners thinking there may be another problem with the vehicle, such as bad O2 sensors, dirty filters, bad fuel injectors and more. Having your auto repair shop try to diagnose a problem that isn’t the ... read more

Why Do Automobile Transmissions Go Bad?

Transmissions are one of the most important parts of your car. They take a lot of abuse over the years, so if you suspect a problem, it’s time for a trip to your local auto shop. However, why do transmissions go bad? Here are some of the signs you may have transmission trouble on your hands:   Fluid leaks – If you see a lot of transmission fluid leaking from your car, that’s a key sign of potential problems. A transmission should work seamlessly when it shifts into different gears, so when it’s guzzling fluid, that could mean a critical part is broken. This fluid is usually red and not cloudy as long as things are working properly. If it looks dark when you examine it, it’s probably time to get it changed. Burning smell – The smell of something burning when you’re driving should have you hitting the gas to your nearest mechanic. If transmission fluid is burning, then the part could actually be ... read more

How To Keep Your Diesel Mercedes Running Smoothly

Mercedes-Benz has been one of Germany’s premier car manufacturers for almost a century, and is unique for being one of the few companies to offer diesel-powered luxury vehicles. Many people prefer diesel to gasoline engines because of their simplicity, increased longevity, dependability, and fuel economy, but often auto repair shops don’t have as much experience working with them and may not know how to properly maintain them. These tips will help you ensure that your Mercedes diesel engine lives up to its potential.   1. Pump And Line Cleaning   To keep your engine performing well, it’s necessary to clean the fuel pump, supply hoses, and injectors. The best way to do this is to purchase a commercial diesel cleaner product, connect it to the fuel supply line, and run the engine until the can is empty. Make sure to prevent dirt and air from entering the line. This relatively simple procedure will give your engine a good scrubbing and allow ... read more

5 Mistakes To Avoid When Getting Your Import Car Repaired

Who of us hasn’t dreamed of cruising down the freeway on a beautiful day in our imported Porsche or Lamborghini? Owning an imported car is a dream for a lot of car enthusiasts, but it can quickly turn into a nightmare if you are not prepared and knowledgeable, when handling the inevitable import auto repairs. Finding the import parts needed for repair is a skill in of itself and unfortunately, there are a lot people who want to take advantage of this fact. That’s why finding an import auto repair specialist you can trust and build a relationship with, should be one of the first priorities on your list.   Here are some mistakes every imported car owner should avoid, to save money, time, and frustration.   1. Attempt To Make The Repairs Yourself   We understand that it feels good to complete a task and get that rewarding feeling from meeting a challenge head on. However, when it comes to import auto repairs this ... read more

What is all this Talk about the BMW M3?

In case you hadn’t noticed, the BMW M3 has been missing from the new auto showrooms for the last few years. Apparently, the auto maker was taking the time to make some additions, including adding much more power.   The 2015 BMW M3, it is said, will be much too fast for the family guy, even though they would probably love to drive this four-door sedan equipped with a six-cylinder motor that packs 425 horsepower and 406 pounds of torque. Combined with its lightweight design, it can do zero to 60 in a rocking 3.9 seconds – all this, and BMW’s style and luxury, too.   The coupe model, the BMW M4, has the agility of a true racecar according to those who’ve actually driven the model. Both come with a driver’s choice in transmissions between a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed M dual clutch.   The BMW M3 was a decided hit at the recent Detroit Auto Show, but Mercedes was not to be left out. It put its Mercedes-Benz C Class “Baby Benz” o ... read more

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