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Monthly Archives: November 2018

HOW TO FIX 3 SERIES BALL JOINT DAMAGE IN YOUR BMW

HOW TO FIX 3 SERIES BALL JOINT DAMAGE IN YOUR BMW

Are you the proud owner of a BMW 3 Series? It is the brand’s top car for both the Gran Turismo and Sedan version, and it nearly achieves vehicular perfection in endurance, performance, and handling. As with all things in life, though, it has its weaknesses as well. For BMW 3 Series, one of these weaknesses is ball joint failure. WHAT IS THE BALL JOINT? Ball joints in suspensions are round bearing studs enclosed in a steel casing that connects the control arms to the steering knuckles in your suspension system. These form ball-and-socket joints between the suspension and your wheel, which allows it to have vertical motion. This vertical motion is the whole genius behind suspension because it delays and softens the impact of any bump or pothole you may hit while driving. This not only helps to keep yo ... read more

WHAT DANGER DOES THE SRS LIGHT ON THE DASHBOARD INDICATE

WHAT DANGER DOES THE SRS LIGHT ON THE DASHBOARD INDICATE

As a car owner, you probably know what most of your dashboard lights mean. That blinking stick figure with the seatbelt across it means you need to buckle up. The half circle with the exclamation point in the middle means you should check your tire pressure. And, of course, you know when your car is low on gas or has its high beams or parking brake on. You see these signals often and know exactly what to do when you see them. But one of the most important signals may be a mystery until it is lit up on your dashboard: the SRS light. WHAT IS THE SRS LIGHT? The Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) is the technical name for the system that controls the airbags and automatic seatbelt restraints. The SRS is meant to supplement to the basic function of seatbelts and is considered a passive restraint system–you don’t have to do anything to activate it. The system automatically detects things like de ... read more

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