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
Audi is a car brand that has been around for many years and has a reputation for manufacturing quality vehicles. However, the Audi brand was not always at the forefront of vehicle technology development. When Volkswagen acquired Audi in 1960, it was transformative for the company as a whole and created the image we associate with the company today. Once Volkswagen purchased Audi they began to really push for development and research in automobile technology and innovation. Even since the… Read More
BMW, which stands for Bavarian Motor Works, is a German-based company that has its headquarters in Munich. BMW has always been active in developing new technologies and increasing the performance of their vehicles. In 1972, BMW actually developed the very first electric vehicle. While it was not commercially available due to poor battery performance, it was a step forward in developing the electric car technology that is becoming so prevalent in vehicles today. Not only does BMW produce cars,… Read More
There is nothing worse than having a powerful vehicle like a Jaguar that cannot shift properly. Jerking movements when shifting gears do not show strength, they show sickness and can cause a wreck on the road. You know your Jaguar is only valuable if it can be driven safely and smoothly. If your Jaguar is not shifting smoothly, what is the problem and what should you do?