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Causes of Catalytic Converter Failure in Cars

Catalytic converters play an integral role in your vehicle’s overall function. While you might be able to drive under some circumstances where the catalytic converter is compromised or damaged, there are other potential scenarios where damage to this part can cause your vehicle to exhibit symptoms of serious problems. It is most important to keep up on maintenance and repair procedures; however, despite our best efforts, sometimes the catalytic converter can become damaged or worn anyway. The catalytic converter is in a particularly vulnerable spot on most vehicles. Located beneath the car, about midway from the engine, the converter is susceptible to damage by large bumps and debris in the road—particularly in cars that are lower to the ground. There is a lot that can go wrong with a catalytic converter, and it’s important that your automotive specialist k ... read more

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Possible Winter Effects On Your Mercedes

With the cold season fast approaching, it’s important that you protect your car from the harsh environments that come with winters in Brooklyn. Heavy rain, snow and slick roads usually lead to less than safe driving conditions and many accidents but it can also wreak havoc on your vehicle if left unattended to or if you are unprepared. Before the Brooklyn winter takes full effect, make sure that you get your Mercedes the service that it needs so that you can avoid these potential winter effects on it. Your Battery Can Die Faster Make sure that your battery is tested before the start of winter. Extreme cold can pull voltage from the battery and will make it much harder for your car to start. If you have a garage make sure to keep your Mercedes inside to avoid this issue but if not, checking the battery before winter will help prevent any unpleasant surpris ... read more

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Pros and Cons of Power Windows in Cars

Since power windows became the standard in the automobile industry, many drivers wonder if they add more convenience or hassle to the driving experience. Furthermore, it is questionable whether or not power windows can lead to more expensive repairs if something goes wrong. There is no doubt that power windows are beneficial for drivers, and most people express the desire for power windows over manual windows any day. However, cars with manual windows likely cost a little less, and have other benefits that might make you think twice about having power windows in your car. The most important thing is that you weigh your options before purchasing a car, or before contemplating the features of your next car. Here is a little more information about why power windows can be both good and bad for drivers today: Convenience Manual windows are certainly not co ... read more

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Symptoms of BMW Oxygen Sensor Issues

Car trouble is one of the most feared and despised issues that the average car owner can face. Even when you experience issues with your car, knowing that it needs to be taken to an auto mechanic, the actual experience is often so scarring that many people would rather go to the dentist. While car problems are generally expensive, time-consuming, and inconvenient, it becomes imperative to routinely bring your car to an automotive specialist. If you own a BMW, Mini, or other German-engineered vehicles, then your take on automotive care might be slightly different. BMW owners are fortunate to drive one of the most highly sought-after vehicles on the market, and that hasn’t changed for decades. When you run into an issue with your BMW, the only way to address the problem is to bring it to a ... read more

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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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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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Reasons Why Check Engine Light Is On In Mini Cooper

No vehicle embodies the fun of driving quite like the Mini Cooper, whether you enjoy the quick acceleration, tight steering and maneuverability or the compact size that allows you to fit into spaces other cars simply can’t, there’s something for just about every type of driver. Nothing can kill the fun of driving a Mini faster than the check engine light, chances are no matter what kind of car you drive, you’ve encountered the check engine light but in a Mini, it seems less like a warning light and more like a time bomb counting down to impending vehicular catastrophe. Gas cap issue can turn on check engine light In most modern cars, the check engine light can be caused by not having the gas cap screwed on tight enough or having a worn out gas cap. When this happens, it causes your vehicle to fail the self-diagnostic ... read more

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