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BMW Summer Car Care Tips

BMW Summer Car Care Tips

BMW is a car with a luxurious aura that makes it one of the leading car brands in the world. It features innovative safety technologies, high performance, and affordability. Whether you drive the environmentally-friendly BMW i-Series or the BMW X5 Midsize SUV, your vehicle maintenance routines and practices in winter will change in summer. That's why you need to understand how to outfit and care for your beloved BMW in summer. Below is a practical guide to help you maintain your car during the summer months. Service the AC Auto air conditioning plays a critical function in a vehicle. It cools and freshens the interior air, cools the engine, and protects the related components from damage. It would be so unfortunate to get stuck in a vehicle under the scorching 90-degree sun. So, before you drive your BMW, ensure you test the AC first. If you notice an unpleasant smell or the AC blowing hot instead of cold air, contact your technician to inspect and service the air conditioni ... read more

How to Best Care For Your Toyota

How to Best Care For Your Toyota

With so many distractions from everyday life, your car's maintenance is often overlooked. This is understandable, but over time will cost you preventable repairs and unnecessary stress. Here are the best practices to protect the longevity and durability of your Toyota vehicle. Check your fluids regularly Toyota recommends checking your fluid levels every six months to maintain car engine health. Not doing this can cause extensive issues with the transmission system, steering, engine cooling, and brake integrity. You can learn how to check the levels of these from reading your owner's manual or bringing your vehicle into our professional auto repair shop.  Wash underneath your car Make sure that you wash underneath your car at least once every two to three months. It maintains the frame of the car and prevents grime from getting sucked up into the air filters. Most automatic car washes have an underbody spraying feature, but you ca ... read more

What Regular Maintenance Does My Volkswagen Need?

What Regular Maintenance Does My Volkswagen Need?

Regular maintenance for Volkswagen cars is very important since the car can last for a long time. With proper maintenance, your car's engine functions at its best, even under extreme conditions. You can prolong the life of your car by giving it regular tune-ups and car repair. Regular maintenance for your car includes washing it in the right way and repairing any damages if there are any. As you use your car on a daily basis, it's a good idea to perform some preventive maintenance and service checks as well. The first step in maintenance is ensuring that the car is in good running condition. Check the engine and undercarriage to ensure that they are not contaminated with grease or other fluid. This causes a buildup of toxins that can make their way into the engine. Additionally, the undercarriage has vital fluids that need to be replaced regularly as well. Regular maintenance allows these fluids to properly flow to the engine for fuel and air. The next thing to focus on is th ... read more

What Are The Most Common Audi Repairs?

What Are The Most Common Audi Repairs?

Audi is one of the top vehicle brands on the planet. The luxury car beats its competition hands-down when comparing safety features, handling, performance, and quality materials used in the manufacturing process. While Audis do not develop issues frequently, they are still cars and are prone to wear-n-tear. If you are an Audi owner, here are some common issues you might encounter with the car. Ignition Coil A vehicle's ignition coil plays a critical role in the ignition system. It is the part that generates the spark required to ignite the engine. When the coil fails, you'll notice the amber/orange 'Check Engine' light blinking. A malfunctioning ignition coil causes engine misfiring. It might also lead to loss of power during acceleration. Electrical Problems Despite their quality design and construction, Audis can have a malfunctioning electrical component. If you have flickering tail lamps or dim headlights, you're not alone, because most Audi owner faces simi ... read more

Is it Safe to Drive Your BMW With an EVAP Leak?

Is it Safe to Drive Your BMW With an EVAP Leak?

Is It Safe To Drive My BMW If It Has An EVAP Leak? Yes, you are still safe to drive. The EVAP (Evaporated Emission Control System) is used to prevent gasoline vapors from escaping into the air from the fuel tank system to control greenhouse emissions. Is An EVAP Leak Harmful? When you have a leak in your EVAP system it will cause a check engine light to come on, but will not immediately affect your drivability. While you drive around, however, you are letting harmful fuel vapors escape into the atmosphere and adding to the greenhouse effect that is linked to global warming.   Causes Of EVAP Leaks There are several things that can cause an EVAP Leak: A bad seal on the gas cap - By not being be tightened properly and /or the gas cap itself not sealing. A bad or saturated charcoal canister - The canister gets saturated by over-gassing and allowing the gas to run down into the charcoal canister, damaging it. There are also two purge solenoids. One is in the engine compart ... read more

Most Common Toyota Repairs

Most Common Toyota Repairs

There are different models of vehicle in the markets, and people love them for different reasons. In most cases, we go for quality, cost of ownership and reliability when buying a particular vehicle. However, one fact that remains is that some car models are more powerful, reliable and convenient than others in many ways. One model that has gained popularity in the market is the Toyota having received numerous reviews praising its reliability and power. Since 1930, Toyota vehicles have been produced widely becoming one of the most exported car brands. Despite their popularity, power and reliability, Toyota vehicle are not immune to car troubles. They also break down and require maintenance and servicing as per the manufacturer's manual. However, there are common Toyota repairs and maintenance that any Toyota owner is no stranger to, and any aspiring buyer might be interested in knowing. Motor Mount Wear The motor mount secures the engine to the frame of the car. Driving a Toyota ... read more

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