Mercedes-Benz is one of the top German-engineered vehicle brands, making them a popular choice for those who love value in their luxury vehicles. The brand is well known for providing high-performance vehicles that are durable and efficient. However, every vehicle is going to have its fair share of problems. In the Mercedes, one of the common problems that you might see is a faulty balance shaft gear. Most people don’t really know what this is or what it… Read More
The average American spends over 101 minutes per day driving, which amounts to a total of almost 38,000 hours over the course of their lifetime. People use their cars for everything including simple errands like running to the store for a forgotten container of tomato sauce, getting to and from work, and everything in between. For most people, having a car is an essential component to their livelihood, especially if they don’t live somewhere with public transportation.
In order to keep your Audi running smoothly, you must always take it in for regular maintenance. If you don’t, you may end up with many problems, one of them being a faulty turbocharger. In order to fix the problem, you need to know what caused it so you can avoid issues in the future.
What is a Turbocharger?
You have to know what you are dealing with before you get started diagnosing the problem. A turbocharger is essentially… Read More
In order for our vehicles to run smoothly and at their full capabilities, all aspects need to be functioning properly. This can range from something as vital as the engine to something as small as the connectors on hoses. On some BMW models, there is a plastic coolant fitting that connects a hose from the cylinder head to the thermostat. However, there are other possible locations that have a plastic coolant fitting, such as the expansion tank, or… Read More
No matter what make or model car you drive, your vehicle will have multiple sensors throughout performing different functions that help your car run. The sensors act as a computer brain that keeps your car functioning as it should. They are able to communicate inside your car and will ultimately let you know if there is an issue with your car.
A list of these sensors can be found in that very thick car manual which can normally be… Read More
Volvos are very reliable vehicles. You know that when you are purchasing a Volvo, you will be able to count on it to last you a very long time. However, like most vehicles, no matter how well you treat your Volvo, as it gets older there are malfunctions that are bound to happen. One part that may malfunction with age is the transfer case, especially if your Volvo is constantly going back and forth between two-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive… Read More
When you purchase a Volkswagen, you know that you are purchasing this vehicle for its reliability, performance level, and endurance. A Volkswagen is a great vehicle to own no matter where you are in life. If you are a beginning driver, a Volkswagen is going to keep you safe as you learn to navigate those roads. Volkswagens also come in sleek designs that are fit for anyone looking for a vehicle with a sporty and classy look. Once you… Read More
It is not unusual to hear about replacing timing belts in car engines, and there are specific service periods in which replacements are recommended so that you don’t suffer engine damage from a broken timing belt. Some cars do not have a timing belt, though. Some Volkswagens, for example, have a timing chain instead. So what then is the distinction between timing belts and timing chains?
A timing belt is a high-quality rubber belt with teeth. It… Read More
Automobiles are not the most complicated machines on the planet, but they may be one of the most miraculous. When you consider every bump, sharp curve, or rough terrain they go over, it is a wonder that they do not fall apart faster. Most of them, so long as they do not directly hit anything large, carry on just fine for tens of thousands of miles or more.
If you are not careful to get regular maintenance on your car… Read More
All cars are equipped with several different types of sensors and on-board assessment tools that determine how well the vehicle is running at any given time. Sensors may include oxygen sensors, wheel speed sensors, and of course, temperature sensors. Each of these components helps relay information to the car’s computer system, as well as alert the driver of any concerning issues occurring in the various systems. One such “gauge” or “sensor” that serves an important function in… Read More