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Carbon Blast For BMW Vehicles Here at Bay Diagnostic in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Carbon Blast For BMW Vehicles Here at Bay Diagnostic in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Here is an example of a modern engine issue. Many manufacturer’s today use direct injection to enhance fuel economy and improve engine performance. But there is a dark side to this new technology, fuel no longer washes the intake valves during each cycle, and allows carbon buildup. Once carbon has built up on the valves, you will experience engine hesitation, a loss of power, and if untreated costly engine damage in your BMW 3-4-5-6-7-8 X & M series BMW The solution to this problem is “blasting” the carbon deposits with an abrasive material to remove them from the intake valves. Our Carbon Blasting process is second to none! We use a very fine grade of walnut shells, and our technicians take the time to remove ALL traces of carbon on the valves, ensuring that your engine will run at optimal levels longer. Many others do not spend the necessary time to clean up all traces of carbon, and the buildup soon returns. If you have a 2005 or newer car, you will e ... read more

Spring Maintenance Checklist for Your Vehicle

Spring Maintenance Checklist for Your Vehicle

There is no coincidence why April is called the National Car Care Month. April marks the end of winter ice and unsafe road conditions. As you prepare for warm-weather driving in summer, it is critical to prep your car. That means partnering with a professional auto care center to inspect various systems and components and (if need be) repair any failures. Here's a spring vehicle maintenance checklist to boost your vehicle performance; Wash Your Vehicle There's more to washing a car for the spring season than just the aesthetics; it's all about hedging the vehicle's resale value. Before you embark on summer driving, find professional vehicle maintenance technicians to wash your car's body and undercarriage. A good cleaning unveils blemishes on the car paint, which leads to corrosion. Undercarriage cleaning rids it of road salts that accumulated in winter. Switch out Your Winter Tires In spring, temperatures rise above five degrees, and that's good enough for ... read more

Why you should not overlook oil leaks

At Bay Diagnostics in Brooklyn a common problem we see with European vehicles is oil leaks. The good thing about being in business for over 35 years is when it comes to oil leaks, we’ve seen them all, know what to look for and how to repair them the first time. Here are the common warning signs your vehicle has an oil leakDark Spots Under Your Vehicle Dark or wet spots under your vehicle are a sure sign you have a leak. While most commonly an oil leak, it could be other fluids such as brake fluid, water, transmission fluid or power steering fluid. All of which are a concern. Leaks from underneath your vehicle should be inspected immediately as they are usually a sign of a significant leak. When these leaks are caught early, they are generally a minor repair. When left alone, a major repair such as an engine rebuild & transmission replacement is necessary. Burning Oil Smell If you have an oil leak on the top of your engine ... read more

What is An Engine Misfire?

What is An Engine Misfire?

An engine misfire is a failure in the sequence of events during combustion. Generally, combustion involves the induction of fuel and air into the combustion chamber, compression of the fuel inside the cylinder, power supply from the spark, and the air-fuel mixture's burning before the burnt gas is expelled. If something in this sequence does not happen, the engine will misfire. Many car engines have four to eight cylinders. If one stops working, the engine will misfire and not function at its full potential. That is where the name comes from, a cylinder or more failing to fire as they should. The combustion process is an intricate one that is made up of controlled explosions. This stress means that something is likely to break down in the long run. When something finally goes amiss, the engine will misfire, and a check engine warning light comes on. What Happens if the Engine Misfires? It is essential to know what happens when an engine misfires and what you can ... read more

Are Vehicle Pre-purchase Inspections Worth the Cost?

Are Vehicle Pre-purchase Inspections Worth the Cost?

A pre-purchase inspection is done when the customer brings in a used vehicle to the nearest shop to have it checked for mechanic and safety issues. From there, the technician will check both front and rear lights, test your brakes, and check over your tires to ensure that your car is ready and safe to drive. A good, quality inspection can be done at a mechanic's home or shop and can come back clean or unearth something major that can make or break the price of your vehicle. An initial inspection should involve taking the car for a comprehensive test drive that includes hills, valleys, mountains, and bumpy terrain. You should have the mechanic test it over speed bumps as well as flat roads in order to gauge the condition of the shocks and suspension. The mechanic can also test the brakes and other trouble spots. Even an analysis of the automatic alert system can be checked for any signs of possible failure. Other problems that the mechanic can check for are issues with the bodywork ... read more

How to prevent cold weather from killing your battery

For 35 years Bay Diagnostic has been the chosen auto repair shop in Brooklyn for European & Asian vehicles, needless to say we know a thing or two about car batteries.  Simply put, batteries don’t like cold weather like we get here in Brooklyn. This article will show you how to care for your car battery during cold weather. A fully charged batter won’t feel 100% in cold weather because the weather affects the chemical reaction happening inside the battery. At 32°F, your cars battery can lose up to 35% of it’s strength and at 0°F, your battery can lose up to 60% while your engine needs twice as much power to start during this time. Here are some tips for battery during the winter 1. Get your battery checked A good battery will have less issues during the winter. If your battery is old or not fully charged, it can easily lose enough power to cause starting issues during cold weather.  Most auto parts stores will check your batt ... read more

How Can I Figure Out What’s Wrong With My Vehicle?

How Can I Figure Out What’s Wrong With My Vehicle?

Having trouble with your car making strange sounds, warning lights flashing, smoking, or finding unexplained leaks? These are all warning signs of potentially larger issues going on underneath the hood of your car. In this article, we discuss common signs that your car needs repair and how a certified automotive technician can help to diagnose and repair your problem. What Is That Sight, Smell, Sound, or Odor? When preparing for do-it-yourself auto repair or talking to a certified automotive repair technician, it's important to explain the specifics of what's been happening with your car. Following are examples of important signs, symptoms, and related questions that can help you figure out what's wrong with your car.Sounds - What sounds were coming from your car when you noticed a problem? Where are the sounds coming from? Sights - Do you see anything unusual hanging from underneath your c ... read more

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