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COMMON PROBLEMS IN CAR EXHAUST EMISSIONS

COMMON PROBLEMS IN CAR EXHAUST EMISSIONS

Your car’s exhaust system is one of the largest systems in your vehicle, stretching from the engine all the way to the back of the car, although we typically only see the exhaust pipe sticking out from the back. That exhaust system clues us into the condition of our vehicle: a rumbling tailpipe could signify problems in your muffler and odorous exhaust fumes could signify a number of issues in your car’s engine or exhaust system. A healthy exhaust system is credited with keeping your car running quietly, maintaining fuel efficiency and lessening the toxic output of fumes from your vehicle’s engine. In addition to increasing the amount you spend on gasoline, you could potentially be faced with fines for excessively loud exhaust noises or failing to pass emission tests in states where they are required, so knowing the signs of an exhaus ... read more

CAUSES FOR MERCEDES-BENZ GEAR SELECTOR ISSUES

CAUSES FOR MERCEDES-BENZ GEAR SELECTOR ISSUES

Mercedes Benz has a reputation as a quality, well-made luxury vehicle. Its sturdy build and dynamic handling make it a fun car to drive. However, years of rough handling or hard shifting can lead to transmission issues, often times showing up as problems with the gear selector. The gear selector is the most visible component of your car’s transmission. It is the only way you, the driver, can move your car out of park into drive or reverse. Problems with the gear selector could make it impossible to even drive your vehicle, and since gear selector failure is one of the more highly reported issues for Mercedes Benz owners, it’s important to be aware of the warning signs of this problem. Transmission repairs in any vehicle are notoriously expensive. Gear selector issues can share some symptoms caus ... read more

HOW IMPORTANT IS POWER STEERING FLUID FOR YOUR MINI?

HOW IMPORTANT IS POWER STEERING FLUID FOR YOUR MINI?

With the seemingly hundreds of automotive maintenance tasks drivers need to stay on top of, power steering fluid maintenance can sometimes be left to the wayside. This is unfortunate, as improper power steering fluid maintenance is one of the top reasons for power steering failure or malfunction in vehicles – particularly in high performance vehicles like MINI. Oil changes, transmission flushes, and coolant leaks often take precedence over power steering fluid maintenance, and often for a good reason; however, staying on top of your power steering fluid care can make all the difference in your MINI’s performance. THE EFFECTS OF INADEQUATE POWER STEERING FLUID CARE There are several different components in your power steering system that rely on the power steering fluid for optimal performance: • Pistons• Hoses• Valves• Seals• O-Rings• Power steering pump These are ju ... read more

ISSUES RELATED TO YOUR PORSCHE’S FUEL SYSTEM

ISSUES RELATED TO YOUR PORSCHE’S FUEL SYSTEM

All vehicles are complex and made up of many systems, which are in turn made up of different main components, and further broken down into smaller pieces. Your Porsche relies on a number of different systems in order to function properly; one of them being the fuel system. The fuel system in any vehicle is made up of several different components and parts, which can run into performance issues occasionally. Some of these issues are normal and part of routine breakdown of the vehicle over time; however, some of the problems can be attributed to other factors that can often be prevented with routine care and mindful auto maintenance. In this article, we’ll go over a few of the most common issues related to Porsche fuel systems and what you can do to make sure your own Porsche remains in exceptional condition over time. THE FUEL SYSTEM BROKEN DOWN – THE IMPORTANT PARTS Porsche cars ... read more

WHEN SHOULD YOU REPLACE THE WATER PUMP IN YOUR LAND ROVER

WHEN SHOULD YOU REPLACE THE WATER PUMP IN YOUR LAND ROVER

The water pump in your Land Rover is a vital part of its cooling system. By continually pumping water and coolant to your engine, the pump prevents your car from overheating and ruining your engine. Much easier than shopping for a new engine is simply replacing your water pump before the worst happens. Water pumps tend to last a long time. In fact, it should last as long as the timing belt it rests below, which generally make it to about 60,000 to 90,000 miles. It is almost always recommended that you get your water pump replaced at the time of belt replacement. But in order to get your pump replaced, you need to know when to do so! Here are some signs to look out for that could mean it’s time for a new water pump. SIGNS YOUR LAND ROVER’S WATER PUMP NEEDS TO BE REPLACED THE COOLANT IS LEAKING The ... read more

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