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These Habits Bring Major Damage to Your Vehicle

These Habits Bring Major Damage to Your Vehicle

Many of us have our fair share of bad habits, especially when it comes to driving. We see drivers unconsciously shortening the lives of their vehicles every day. However, we want you to know that it is not too late to turn these habits around. Here are some of the worst practices that you could do to your car.   Going too Long Between Oil Changes Engine oil helps protect our car and waiting too long to get it changed asks for trouble. Your oil's primary job is to cool and lubricate the engine. Over time, your oil may get very dirty, and it will no longer perform these functions well. Running out of oil mid-drive can quickly leave you broken down in the middle of the road. Please make sure you know your vehicle's service intervals and get your oil replaced before your engine acquires further damage.   Letting Your Gas Tank Run to Empty The temptation to ignore low gas levels is common for many individuals. We dread both the time and money to fill up. Unfortunatel ... read more

Tips on How to Get Around Hollywood, FL Safely on 4th of July

Tips on How to Get Around Hollywood, FL Safely on 4th of July

Independence Day is a beloved national holiday in the United States. This fun day is packed with patriotism, and generally, people use the extra time to spend it with friends and family. Many of us will spend the weekend driving in miles upon miles of traffic to get to where we want to be. With most people confident enough to travel again, traffic is expected to be significantly worse this year than last. With that being said, here are several safety practices that will keep you driving safely through the Florida traffic this 4th of July:   Tip #1 - Know Your Route Before departing your home, check your map or GPS and get familiarized with the route. Look to see if there are any shortcuts that can save you time. There are loads of digital apps such as Apple Maps, Google Maps, and Waze that give you real-time traffic conditions. To ensure your safety, let a trusted rider be your guide when you are driving.    Tip #2 - Focus on the Road at All Times Most vehicle acci ... read more

Factory Recommended Services - How Important Are They?

Factory Recommended Services - How Important Are They?

One of the perks of being a driver is getting to experience the thrill of cruising through with a good-sounding engine and getting that smooth and safe ride in your car. This comes at an extra degree of responsibility in keeping this optimal performance. More often than not, car owners rush to get a quick fix of their vehicle insurance, have their routine belt inspection done and tire checkups neglecting regular oil changes and service. Auto repair shops frequently flash a list of industry-recommended services you need to get done on your car, just as enlisted on your car manual. Factory Recommended Services Cars are manufactured with a certain operating point denoting optimum performance. At each milestone, different set maintenance services are done as different components wear at different rates. With this in mind, they provide a schedule with intervals of maintenance that owners ought to follow for peak performance and perfect operating conditions. The industry p ... read more

What are the Signs of Worn Shocks and Struts?

What are the Signs of Worn Shocks and Struts?

What are the Signs of Worn Shocks and Struts? Many car repairs aren't as urgent as are having a bad suspension fixed. Damaged struts or shocks will make your driving unsafe and will put your life on the line. When driving with bad struts and shocks, your vehicle's stopping distance will increase, particularly when driving on wet or slippery roads. With a long stopping distance, you can easily get involved in an accident. Shocks and struts are the components of your vehicle that keep it stable by making the tires stay on the ground uniformly. Here are the signs of worn shocks and struts:The car is sliding or veering When driving in bad weather like tornadoes, you may experience normal sliding and veering. But when driving in good weather, this cannot happen. If it happens then, it means your struts and shocks have been compromised. Worn-out shocks and struts will make the car unstable, so you'll find it hard to maintai ... read more

What are the Most Common Audi Repairs?

What are the Most Common Audi Repairs?

In the list of the most prominent and luxurious vehicles, Audi is always at the top of the list. Audis are reputed for their appealing aesthetics and powerful engines. The properties have made them a popular brand among millions of people. Its capability and performance have enhanced the success of the German luxury vehicle. Many people go out of their way to acquire an Audi brand in their vehicle choice. Unfortunately, like other vehicle brands, Audi is susceptible to automotive troubles and challenges. The German manufacturer is constantly making improvements to its brand and addressing concerns raised by consumers. These are among the common troubles reported and repaired by Audi users. Electrical Components Repair The modern car has vast units of electrical components. The enhancement comes as a result of new technologies and embracing automation in vehicles. However, this has caused trouble to many vehicle brands, and Audi has been one of them. They may at times have quirks in ... read more

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What are the Symptoms of a Failing Power Brake Booster?

What are the Symptoms of a Failing Power Brake Booster?

The braking system in your vehicle is an essential part of your driving experience. Some don't release that the brakes are a part of a system; that system includes the power brake booster. The job of the power brake booster is to give power assistance to the actual braking system. When this is in place correctly you don't have to put a lot of force on the brakes for them to engage as they should. Found between the master cylinder and the brake pedal, you never want your power brake booster to fail on you. There are some symptoms that you can look for should this ever begin to happen to you. Your vehicle's brake booster is an essential part of the braking system. You want to make sure you're looking for the following symptoms to know if your power brake booster is beginning to fail. Difficulty Braking One of the very first indications that your brake booster is failing that you may notice can be having difficulty pushing in your brake pedal. This is something that yo ... read more

What Causes Brake Rotors to Warp?

What Causes Brake Rotors to Warp?

Brake rotors are large circular disks connected behind each wheel of your vehicle. They bring the wheels to a stop every time the vehicle's brake calipers clamp down on them. For effective braking, rotors are designed to quickly dissipate the heat generated from your brake pads. When new, they are smooth and even facilitating smooth braking results. Continuous grinding of the pads against the rotors subjects them to wear and tear. Eventually, they become warped, losing their evenly smooth surface. Besides, the high amount of heat build-up allows the wearing off of the rotor surface by the brake pad generating rough patches and an uneven metal density. Can Sudden Breaking Cause Brake Rotors to Warp? Sometimes when you are driving around, you might have to suddenly break from a high speed. Unfortunately, the resultant friction can generate too much heat, which might cause the rotors to warp. Similarly, when driving down a hill, you might have to overuse your brakes, pressing them ... read more

Do I Need a Tire Balance or a Wheel Alignment?

Do I Need a Tire Balance or a Wheel Alignment?

Like many drivers, you probably never think about the difference between a tire balance and a wheel alignment. Both services are essential to maintaining your vehicle's performance and extending the life of your tires. It's important that wheel alignment and tire balancing are included in your car's regular maintenance schedule, and that you recognize the signs of imbalanced tires and wheels that have become misaligned. Tire balance The tires on your vehicle are balanced on the wheel by small weights placed between the tire and rim. Why? Because even a new tire will never be perfectly balanced. When our technicians perform a balancing service on your car, we make sure the weight of the tire and wheel is distributed as evenly as possible. This way, the tire rolls smoothly. Like most things, your tire balancing endures normal wear and tear. The weights shift or even become lost when hitting a pothole or slamming on the brakes. If you notice any of the foll ... read more

Why is my Mini Cooper Idling So Rough?

Why is my Mini Cooper Idling So Rough?

If you’re looking for a vehicle that is compact and fun to drive, Mini Coopers are pretty hard to beat. These vehicles are small, but pack a powerful engine. They can speed fast and make turns like they’re driving on rails. While they do use premium gas, these small vehicles offer decent fuel economy that shouldn’t hurt your wallet too bad. Despite these great perks, the Mini Cooper can develop problems. If you pull up to a stop sign and notice that your vehicle is struggling and idling rough, it may seem like a minor inconvenience, but there may be a major problem. Rough idling can be caused by a variety of issues, below we highlight three common reasons.  Dirty Fuel Filter Fuel injectors disperse a specific amount of fuel into your vehicle’s cylinders and engine at a precise angle. If the fuel injectors can become dirty over time, this will prevent them from injecting an adequate amount of fuel from reaching the engine. In ad ... read more

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5 Signs of a Coolant Leak in BMW’s

5 Signs of a Coolant Leak in BMW’s

BMW is a luxury vehicle whose brand is based on efficiency and reliability. While BMW's are durable, they can develop mechanical issues over time. Despite being well made, they can encounter similar problems as other vehicles occasionally. One common issue seen in BMW's is coolant leaks. Coolant is one of many essential fluids your vehicle needs to perform optimally. Healthy coolant is vital for BMWs top performance, and if a leak develops, it can have a significant impact that can cause costly engine damage. Below are three ways low coolant can impact your vehicle and how you can avoid them in the future. Your BMW has fast-moving metal parts that generate a lot of heat, making the engines internal temperature too high. The cooling system serves the critical function of regulating the engine's hot temperatures. The cooling system comprises several components, such as the radiator, water pump, coolant, and water. If a leak is developed within the cooling, it can also impact ... read more

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