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Yearly Archives: 2018

HOW TO HANDLE A CAMBELT TENSIONER LEAKS IN AUDI

HOW TO HANDLE A CAMBELT TENSIONER LEAKS IN AUDI

Automotive engineering and design is not a fail-safe process; in fact, some of the most world-renowned vehicles incur failure in parts at one point or another. Since mechanical engineering is a precise undertaking, it’s reasonable to assume that every part is there for a distinct reason and serves an important purpose, and therefore it’s important to keep up with maintenance and repair procedures. However, it can be concerning and disheartening when your luxury, performance vehicle encounters issues and no longer seems so luxurious and isn’t performing so optimally. All vehicles have their specific engineering and design pitfalls. In Audi vehicles, one of the notable problems in more recent models is failure of the camshaft tensioner. This can lead to disappointing performance, replacement of the part, and in the worst cases, total engine failure ... read more

CAUSES OF CHARGING SYSTEM FAILURE IN YOUR CAR

CAUSES OF CHARGING SYSTEM FAILURE IN YOUR CAR

Your car generates power in order to be able to perform a number of functions. Fundamentally, without power, your car wont run, drive, or even start at all. There are a few places to begin to look when you notice power issues in your car. If your car won’t start, your automotive technician will likely first check to make sure your car is getting the power it needs. Often times technicians find that power issues are simply due to a dead battery; however, there are other areas of the power-generating systems and parts that can potentially fail. In this article, we’ll talk more about your car’s charging system and what happens when it fails. We’ll go over some of the symptoms to look out for when various components of your charging system begin to fail, and we’ll also talk about what you can to do prevent such issues from occurring. Of course, the best thing to do ... read more

IMPORTANCE OF A GOOD RADIATOR SYSTEM IN YOUR MINI

IMPORTANCE OF A GOOD RADIATOR SYSTEM IN YOUR MINI

Driving a Mini Cooper is a unique experience—don’t let these tiny mechanical beings fool you; they are forces to be reckoned with on the road and racetrack. Those who drive a MINI know how special they are, and treat them accordingly. Ongoing care and maintenance for a Mini Cooper isn’t that different from other vehicles. They still require fluid changes, tire maintenance, and routine inspections for optimal performance. However, one part of MINIs tends to go overlooked quite frequently, but it shouldn’t. The cooling system, or the radiator system, is important for your engine’s health and to ensure that your MINI remains the powerhouse it’s designed to be. Car engines produce a lot of friction amongst various components, and therefore heat is a natural byproduct of engine functioning. The co ... read more

MOST COMMON ISSUES THAT ARISE IN HYBRID CARS

MOST COMMON ISSUES THAT ARISE IN HYBRID CARS

Since the invention of the classic automobile, the evolution of vehicles has been an ongoing process. With each generation of vehicles, manufacturers pay attention to the needs of drivers as well as the need for global change. The hybrid vehicle was the first step toward reducing the negative impact that cars have on the environment; but if there’s anything we’ve learned about the process of evolution it’s that it takes a long time. It takes a lot of testing and research to perfect the hybrid vehicle, and the auto industry certainly isn’t there yet. Beyond reducing our environmental impact, hybrid cars also deliver consumers the promise of reduced fuel costs. Moving in the right direction of change, hybrid vehicles have a lot to offer drivers who are looking to move away from the traditional gas-guzzling motor. However, along with all their positive attributes, they have some drawbacks. Like an ... read more

CHECKING FOR COOLANT LEAKS IN YOUR JAGUAR

CHECKING FOR COOLANT LEAKS IN YOUR JAGUAR

Jaguars are built for endurance and performance, and they are one of the top luxury car companies in the world. They are expertly engineered to perfection, but despite their outstanding design, they can still fall victim to the same performance-related issues that every car endures occasionally. Running over a large piece of debris at a high speed, being involved in an auto accident, or normal wear and tear can have a significant effect on how your Jaguar performs; more specifically, whether it springs a coolant leak or not. Jaguar vehicles require a high level of care and maintenance—certainly if you want it to hold up to its high standards of performance at all times. Learning how to spot coolant leaks and discern between coolant and other engine fluids is important for general care; however, it is most critical to find a professional automotive specialist who can accurately inspect and diagnose the cause of the coolant leak. Co ... read more

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