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Yearly Archives: 2017

Replacement or Cleaning Procedure of EGR Valve

Automotive jargon can sometimes escape us, and it is certainly not easy to know all of the parts of a vehicle and what they do. However, if you are fortunate enough to be able to perform your own automotive tasks because you have a heightened knowledge of parts and procedures, then it is important to make sure you perform those procedures accurately, because if you don’t, the price to pay can be high—literally. One particular part that individuals attempt to replace or clean on their own is the EGR valve. An EGR valve, or exhaust gas recirculation, as you may have guessed, is responsible for the recycling of exhaust into the engine. You may notice that the valve has gone bad when you notice a difference in performance in your vehicle. Unfortunately, decrease in performance can be due to any number of other issues with the car. If you do decide to replace or clean an EGR valve by yourself, it is imperative that you either first take the car to be diagno ... read more

Recent Innovation in Vehicle Safety Features

The automotive world has made leaps and bounds in the past few decades when it comes to fuel efficiency and economy. Fuel economy is a huge selling point of automobiles, however, it isn’t the only one; safety features have been a long-standing source of research for potential car buyers, and the automotive industry has taken an increasing interest in the development of such techniques. It used to be that seatbelts and airbags were the only safety features included in the design of a car; however, vehicle safety has evolved into a huge business in and of itself. There have been significant advances in this field, and they are not going unnoticed by consumers. Some features that are becoming more common in the everyday vehicle are navigation systems, backup cameras, and self-parking syst ... read more

Essential Car Fluids That Every Car Owner Should Know

Preventive maintenance is key for any car owner who plans on keeping their car around for any extended period of time. Any responsible car owner is one who brings their car to have routine maintenance performed; regular oil changes; and checks tire pressure at least once per week. If the aforementioned qualities describe you, then congratulations, you are saving yourself heaps of money in the future; but, undoubtedly these qualities do not describe you, and don’t worry, you’re not alone. It is rare for car owners to adhere to the “responsible owner” handbook, and that’s how so many mechanics stay in business. However, it is always in your best interest to be informed about how to best take care of your car to avoid costly mechanic fees, and this includes, but is not limited to, being aware of the different basic fluids that your car req ... read more

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Car Fluid

Causes of Engine Coolant Loss

Car engines, needless to say, are complicated. That’s why when you encounter an issue with your vehicle you should not take any risks and bring it to a professional car service center with urgency. If seemingly smaller issues go overlooked, it can potentially cause even more significant damage to your car. One of the most simple and routine maintenance procedures that all car owners are familiar with is making sure that their fluid levels are full at all times. If your car is low on coolant, for instance, you may notice some side effects that aren’t so pleasant and can go so far as being alarming to the average driver. Checking your fluid levels is important to keep your car running smoothly and at its highest level of performance. Beyond that, it is part of critical preventive maintenance. It can be indicative of more serious problems Checking your fluids can give you insight into potential issues that may occu ... read more

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Car Maintenance

Why Your Turbo Blows Oil

Oftentimes if the turbo in your vehicle begins blowing oil, people will tell you that the turbo seals must be bad but this is usually an unfounded claim. A lot of the time your turbo can still be in perfect working condition but blowing oil, so with that in mind here are a few of the most common problems and reasons that your turbo is blowing oil. The Oil Drain Is Too Small– If you purchase an aftermarket drain, oftentimes the fitting has too small of an inside diameter. This is the most common cause of oil coming from the turbo because a factory MHI Drain has 16mm inside diameter while most aftermarket drain fittings have an inside diameter of 12mm. This size difference then causes the oil to not drain efficiently and the oil can back up inside the cartridge. Coupled with new oil filling up the cartridge and all of the old oil ... read more

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Car Care Tips

Tips to Not Get Cheated While Buying Your Car Insurance Policy

Finding an insurance policy that is right for you can be a daunting process; it gets to be a lot more complicated than most people anticipate—especially if you are trying to ensure that you get the best deal possible. It is easy to fall into the trap of insurance company marketing; they tend to not tell you up front that while you may be saving money each month, your coverage is less than adequate for your needs or wishes. There are many factors that contribute to how your rate will be assessed by an insurance company. For instance, an insurance company will want to consider if the applicant has had any driving infractions, or has had their license suspended or revoked; unfortunately, such violations can be difficult, if not impossible, to expunge from your record in a timely, inexpensive fashion. However, there are other things that one can do to lower insurance rates. Shopping for car insurance is ov ... read more

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Auto Insurance

What are the Major Inspections to Be Done Before Purchasing a Car?

Pre-purchase inspections are incredibly important to perform before investing your hard-earned cash into a vehicle. It can be aggravating and financially devastating to purchase a lemon—it drains your wallet and causes mass amounts of stress. Before taking ownership, especially of a used vehicle, it is best to have a pre-purchase inspection done. If you have some knowledge of auto mechanics you may feel comfortable performing the inspection yourself; however, it is highly recommended that you take the car to a professional to ensure the most thorough inspection. When we buy a used car, we do so without any knowledge of how the previous owner treated the vehicle; they may have been in several car accidents, or caused damage to the integrity of the car. It is important to inspect the car because you do not want to become financially responsible for any previous damages sustained by the old owner. If you decide to ... read more

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Car Info

Complete Health Checkup of Old BMW Cars in Brooklyn

BMW is a brand full of nostalgia, luxury, and German automotive genius that never go out of style. Since 1916, it has remained a top-selling vehicle in the automotive industry. Car enthusiasts who promote the brand are enduring advocates of BMW vehicles. The exceptional German engineering behind BMW vehicles is ever-present today—many individuals do not shy away from purchasing even the oldest BMW models in existence. In Brooklyn and the surrounding areas especially, it is common to see BMWs of all generations, being driven by people of all ages. It is because of the solid engineering and design behind these timeless cars that people all over the world have continued through the decades to invest in the BMW brand. Because of the continuance of BMW popularity, the need for mechanics to remain informed about even the oldest BMW model ... read more

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BMW Service

How to Find an Expert Porsche Service Center in Brooklyn

For many of us, our cars are like our children—we wouldn’t trust them in the hands of just anyone. When we invest our hard-earned cash into a car that we simply cannot wait to step into, we want every drive to live up to the hype. Connecting to your vehicle is what car enthusiasts can appreciate about a Porsche—you cannot help but form a bond with it when you sit behind the wheel. In Brooklyn, the busy-ness of city living can make us forget how important it is to escape for a while. When you sit behind the wheel of a Porsche in the Brooklyn area, you gain a new perspective and appreciation not only for the car itself, for the beauty of the city. The engineering that is put into the making of an automobile such as a Porsche should be respected and maintained, which is why finding a European car specialist is at the top of your list when you invest in such a fine vehicle. Why Bay Diagnostic? In Br ... read more

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Car Repair

What is that DPF Warning Light in Mercedes For?

A Note on DPF Regeneration Like most other filters in vehicles, sometimes you need to clean the filter and burn of accumulated soot. However, what makes the DPF filter different from the rest is the regeneration process that the filter initiates. Automatically enacted, the process occurs while the vehicle is in motion between every 2,000-10,000 km and takes anywhere between 30-60 minutes once the engine heats up to a proper operating temperature. There will be a green light that indicates the process is ongoing and it can even be paused should you stop driving and turn off the vehicle; it will resume when you resume driving, giving you maximum comfort and convenience while driving with minimal to no interruptions at all. Common causes why DPF warning light pops-up A Failing Filter– Sometimes the DPF light turning on is an indication that your Di ... read more

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