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What Are Brake Rotors and Why Are They Important?

What Are Brake Rotors and Why Are They Important?

Every modern vehicle's braking systems involve many parts: brake pads, brake rotors, master cylinders, hydraulic hoses, and brake fluid. Most people talk about replacing their brake pads, but another part that often has to be replaced is the brake rotor.    In simplest terms, a brake rotor is a circular metallic disc that is attached to the wheel hub on the wheel. They are almost always seen on the front axle of modern vehicles, sometimes in the rear axle. During regular operation, the brake pads are pressed against the brake rotor by the calipers, using hydraulic pressure created by the master cylinder. Friction between the two parts generates thermal energy. It then gets absorbed and dissipated by the brake rotor. Without the rotor, your brakes would overheat and not function.   What Can Go Wrong With Brake Rotors? The most common reason for brake rotor repair is wear and tear. The brake rotor material gets worn away with repeated use and constant exposure to ... read more

Why Bay Diagnostic for your BMW Repair Shop in Brooklyn?

BMWs are known worldwide for offering a host of safety, pleasure, and driving features, coupled with flashy design in a package created by British engineers. The vehicle provides drivers with a memorable experience regardless of how long or short the drive may be. That said, BMWs are also known for requiring rigorous maintenance and specific services to prevent the vehicle's performance from dipping and long-term issues. At Bay Diagnostic you can take comfort that for 35 years we have been repairing and servicing BMW vehicles. When we say we haven’t encountered a problem we haven’t fixed, we mean it. Reasons why our customers keep coming back: 35 years of experience in Brooklyn Factory-trained ASE Technicians 3 yr, 36k mile warranty Special financing available Concierge Service Since BMWs require specialized service, drivers will forego independent shops and visit a dealership to ensure quality. However, dealerships are often: Expensive Employ inexperienced mech ... read more

Correct Your Wheel Alignment Problems

Now, if you want to ensure that the vehicle always outputs the most power and performs the best, the wheels need to be correctly aligned. Unfortunately, it is something many people neglect. What Is Proper Wheel Alignment? We often tell clients that they need to stay on top of the condition of their tires to ensure that they are driving a safe and comfortable vehicle. However, that’s just one piece of the puzzle. The other piece is wheel alignment which mainly refers to how the wheels are mounted and connected to the steering system. Correct alignment will mean that your wheels all point straight with the tires properly angled and centered within the wheel wells. Aligned wheels promote a safer and longer tire life along with a smooth ride. Wheels that aren’t balanced will mean that the vehicle does not handle properly or even operate accurately. The outcomes can be negative, as misalignment will lead to your car becoming dangerous and highly inefficient. That said, there ... read more

What Is The Drivetrain?

The drivetrain isn’t just a single part of the vehicle; in fact, it is comprised of a pretty long series of parts that work together, transferring power from the engine to the wheels. While some parts of the system, like the driveshaft and the differential, are durable, they can break down or start leaking if not properly maintained with regular lubrication. Often replacing these parts can be highly challenging, which is why it is worth maintaining them. Your vehicle’s owner manual should highlight precisely when to schedule maintenance for your vehicle. What’s Wrong With My Drivetrain? As mentioned earlier, the drivetrain is undoubtedly one of the most durable parts of the vehicle, which makes it unlikely to fail. However, ignoring issues early on can lead to permanent and costly damage later. Below we’ll discuss some of the most common symptoms of a fault with your drivetrain, and should merit an inspection immediately. Leaking fluid Vibration and strange ... read more

What Is A Clutch?

The clutch is a key part of your vehicle’s manual transmission system. The clutch is engaged with the foot, and when the car is in gear, it transfers power from the engine to the transmission. That means several parts of the clutch system are undergoing continuous wear and tear over time. However, it is imperative to replace clutch components right away to prevent a serious issue with your manual transmission vehicle. Fortunately, our ASE-certified technicians have the experience and skill needed to diagnose and repair any issue with the clutch. Symptoms of a Bad Clutch One of the most common symptoms is slipping and shuddering, or even difficulty pressing the pedal. Often changing gears can also become very difficult. Issues that do not allow your clutch to engage will even prevent your vehicle from starting. That said, not all symptoms are that severe, but only if they are repaired in time by a certified professional. If anything avoiding any additional, unnecessary wear will ... read more

What Does The Check Engine Light Mean?

To many people, the check engine light may come across as a nuisance, but in reality, it is a highly effective tool for figuring out a problem with the vehicle. But do you know what it means and how it works? In this article, we'll talk about what causes the check engine light to come on. You can always contact us to schedule an appointment if your check engine light has come on. What Does It Mean? Modern cars have a computer and a diagnostic system onboard, referred to as OBD II. The check engine light is part of the diagnostic system. Whether you have an SUV or a sedan, most if not all cars produced after the mid-90s have this system built into it, as it was part of the United State's goal to lower emissions. The exhaust and the engine are the system's main components that need to be monitored for emissions. If there is a problem with any one of these units, like even a bad spark plug or a catal ... read more

Getting rid of that check engine light!

We use software that allows us to read the codes on your vehicle’s computer system, often displayed in the form of a check engine light. The diagnosis allows us to find issues ranging from complex ones to intermittent problems and faulty parts. If your check engine light is on, you should call us to make an appointment so that we can take care of it. We provide the following services but aren’t limited to them: General Maintenance – Usually, this will involve changing fluids, the oil, brake pads, filter changes, rotors, calipers, bushings, shocks, springs, etc. Major Engine Repair – We replace the entire engine, the head gasket, timing chain, engine rebuilds, spun bearing, etc. Engine Maintenance – We will change the water pump, timing chain or belt, spark plugs, coil packs, rotor distributors, coolant hoses, intake boots and gaskets, O2 sensors, wires, and boots. Custom Work – Includes swapping the engine, and aftermarket suspension parts, etc ... read more

OUR INDEPENDENT BWM SHOP VERSUS BWM DEALERSHIP

You are the owner of a beautiful BWM, a certified, attractive, high-performance driving machine. However, all machines, including your beloved BWM, are a lot like the human body. It requires nutrition, exercise, a day of rest to remain healthy and perform optimally. The BWM also needs your attention. Unlike the human body, a BWM requires that you use high-quality synthetic oil and periodical brake fluid flushes. Regardless of the model you own, you can trust that our team of independent BWM experts are the people you can rely on to ensure that your machine performs optimally. We provide clients with state-of-the-art, professional BWM services, which will leave you feeling happy. Sure, you can always take the BWM to a dealership. However, you need to think if it is worth the premium associated with the work they do? As an independent BWM service center, we provide BWM enthusiasts and drivers with the best service but without the premium. BWMs are high-end vehicles; they are expensive ... read more

Want To Buy A Car But Worried About If It Is In Good Condition?

When in the market for a used vehicle, it can be hard to find a seller you can trust. That’s why we provide a pre-purchase inspection service, which helps eliminate any doubt you might have about a vehicle before making a purchase. Our service comes with a pre-purchase vehicle inspection in Brooklyn that’s performed by ASE-certified technicians. The inspection includes checks for leaks, condition of the tires, engine, suspension issues, etc. Our goal is to ensure that you fully understand the condition of the vehicle before you decide to buy it. Avoid Buying A Lemon! When buying a used car, it is crucial to understand its condition. While transparency is key, it is rarely the case. An honest seller will never have a problem with you taking the vehicle to a shop for a pre-purchase inspection. Our team provides you with all the needed paperwork and information needed to help get a fair price. Over the years we ... read more

YOUR GUIDE TO OPTIMAL PORSCHE CARE FROM THE BEST PORSCHE MECHANIC TEAM IN PASADENA

We often tell clients that taking care of your Porsche always pays back dividends. Regardless of the model you own, there is no doubt about the fact that a Porsche provides owners and drivers with an exhilarating experience. Take it on the open road, and it delivers pleasure, unlike any other vehicle, which is why it has a loyal fan following. Whether it is Boxster being driven through the open foothills to the responsiveness of the Carrera 911, these machines are built to deliver an experience unlike any other. Sure, you can call our opinion biased. We are, after all, Porsche fans, but that's because no other vehicle brand offers a winning combination of aesthetics with a great driving experience. We Are The Best Porsche Mechanic Team Near You! As a Porsche owner, you are always looking to get the absolute best performance out of your vehicle. Furthermore, you want to ensure the longevity and reliability of your investment, which starts by bringing your Porsche to us. At Bay Dia ... read more

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