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Yearly Archives: 2021

Should I Have My Vehicle Inspected Before A Long Trip?

Should I Have My Vehicle Inspected Before A Long Trip?

With the holidays right around the corner, many of us will be putting more miles on our cars. If you plan on doing some long-distance road travel, the last thing you want is for your automobile to break down on you in an area where you've never been before. Even a well cared for BMW, MINI, or Porsche can develop mechanical problems on lengthy drives, so please be careful. If you want to be extra cautious, we recommend that everyone have their car inspected before taking the trip.   What Should Be Inspected? Tires - Please check your tires for any punctures or bald spots before you head out. If the treads look too low, you may need tire service or replacement altogether. Also, please monitor the tire pressure, as its inflation will impact your fuel economy.   Suspension and Steering - Don't forget the steering and suspension. The quality of your suspension can impact your ride and your tires. Your road trip should be smooth and comfortable, not bouncy and unstable ... read more

How to Make Your Own Auto Glass Cleaner At Home

How to Make Your Own Auto Glass Cleaner At Home

If you want your car to be spotless and shiny, it might require more than a hand wash. It can be especially difficult to manage to keep your windshield and windows clean and clear. Even if you're applying generic Windex, it can be challenging not to leave behind streaks or dust. To have your automotive glass surfaces looking spotless, we highly suggest you try making your glass cleaning solution. It might shock you because it's a lot easier than you think. You'll need four things to start! Here's What You'll Need 1 empty spray bottle 1 cup distilled water 1 cup isopropyl alcohol 2 tbsp distilled white vinegar Steps Starting with your empty spray bottle, add in 1 cup of distilled water.  Combine with 1 cup of rubbing alcohol and 2 tbsp of distilled white vinegar.  Once all of these are in the spray bottle, give it a healthy shake to mix the liquids up.  Now, you have your own DIY glass cleaner! Next, you'll need to develop a good routine of ... read more

What Is An Engine Overhaul?

What Is An Engine Overhaul?

Does your vehicle's engine make strange sounds when starting, stopping, idling, or accelerating? If so, you may or may not have heard the word engine overhaul thrown around. Today, we are going to go over what an engine overhaul means.   When a car's engine begins to make bizarre noises in any of the circumstances we mentioned above, then you may consider getting an engine overhaul. The noise may be accompanied by exhaust smoke, which can be a sign of serious engine damage. It isn't easy to know for sure without a check-up from a trusted and auto professional. In some cases, you may have to get someone to take your engine apart, clean it up, and replace and patch up any damaged engine parts or seals, and then reassemble it back together. In a nutshell, that is what an engine overhaul is.   Some auto repair shops can also call this service an in-chassis rebuild. However, an in-chassis rebuild doesn't entail taking the entire engine out to rebuild and repair ... read more

Top Signs That Your BMW Needs A Brake Pad Replacement

Top Signs That Your BMW Needs A Brake Pad Replacement

One of the most critical safety features of your BMW is its brake system. As a responsible owner, you must monitor how well your brakes are performing regularly. As an industry agreement, brake pads should be replaced around every 50,000-mile mark. Nonetheless, every vehicle is different, and your brakes may display various signs of wear before or after the 50k. We've prepared a list of symptoms that you may encounter when your brake pads become worn:   Squeaky Noises The first sign that it's time to replace your brake pads is if you constantly hear a squeaking or squealing noise whenever you brake. Loud brakes are acceptable in wet road conditions, but they shouldn't be making noises regularly. If your brakes are squeaky, you should have a certified tech perform a careful inspection ASAP.   Brake Warning Light Sometimes a light will come on your dash to indicate inadequate brakes. If your brake light illuminates, you should seek a technician for proper repa ... read more

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