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Signs of a Clogged Air Pipe in Your MINI

Signs of a Clogged Air Pipe in Your MINI

The car brand MINI is an internationally known brand that provides a cute, British charm unmatched by in other vehicles. Their small bodies, the classic stripes, and their rally history make them the ideal multipurpose car, as well as delightful throwback to earlier times, and a cheerful reminisce of living in the English countryside. Despite this, they still face the problems that other cars do, including a misfiring air filtration system or a clogged air pipe. What is the air intake in the MINI? It’s important to understand what the air intake system(s) are in any car before you try and diagnose any potential problems. Essentially, the air intake is responsible for pulling air into the internal combustion engine in order to add oxygen to the fuel; this is what makes the car work easier. Fireworks the same way: blowing on a flame helps it grow whil ... read more

Reasons for Sounds from the Suspension of Your Car

Reasons for Sounds from the Suspension of Your Car

Car suspensions have become an incredibly complex, yet crucial, part of the modern car. They exist mostly to create a more comfortable ride for the passengers in the car, by limiting the amount of bouncing around that the car does, and by creating a smoother, more stable ride. Older cars would bounce around the road intensely, but in modern cars, you can easily put an open mug of coffee in the cupholder and still have it all in there when you arrive at your destination. What is the suspension of your car? Suspension as a concept is easy to visualize if you think of a mountain bike. Mountain bikes are intended to be taken up and down cross-country mountain trails, where there is no smooth pavement, but rather roots, dirt, rocks, and other objects to be maneuvered over. Therefore, they have a pretty advanced “suspension” system, in the form of the shocks. If you look at the front wheel of a mountain bike, the front and back ... read more

Main Reasons for Engine Oil Leaks in BMW

Main Reasons for Engine Oil Leaks in BMW

Main Reasons for Engine Oil Leaks in BMW If you drive a BMW, then chances are you’re aware of how privileged and fortunate you are to enjoy such a fantastically designed machine. However, the reality is, even the most well-designed machines run into problems occasionally. It’s unusual that BMWs encounter performance issues, but on the occasion that they do, it’s important to remain vigilant, informed, and proactive. One issue that BMWs encounter, like many other vehicles, is engine oil leaks. Engine oil is one of the most critical elements of your vehicle and its functioning, and if oil begins to leak it can cause serious performance deficits – even engine failure if the problem persists without remedy. If you’re uncertain of what causes engine oil leaks and you’re concerned about your BMW, this article can help put your mind at ea ... read more

Why Is Your Mercedes' Differential Failing?

Why Is Your Mercedes' Differential Failing?

Every car with four wheels has a mechanism called the differential. The differential plays an important role in vehicle stabilization and consistency, which is why it can be both disappointing and dangerous to experience differential failure. In a Mercedes, the differential is one component that is known to wear prematurely or experience malfunctioning well before the service interval. Therefore, if you’re a Mercedes driver, it’s helpful to know why these issues come up and how you can hopefully prevent them in the future. In this article, we’ll go over how to detect differential issues, what could be causing the differential to fail, and what you can do to address it. Differentials: all cars have them, but no two are alike Differentials are never the same across various vehicle designs, including even between different models of the same car brand. A car’s differential is the ... read more

Possible Reasons Behind the Faulty Fuel Gauge in Your MINI

Possible Reasons Behind the Faulty Fuel Gauge in Your MINI

The MINI brand is historically successful for their ingenuity in compact vehicles; they were the original brand to put fierce and tiny in the same description. Making cars since the 1950s, MINI is undoubtedly one of the most exciting brands on the market. However, even the most well designed and engineered vehicles experience common issues - one such issue is fuel gauge failure. A faulty fuel gauge in a MINI is a common occurrence for some models specifically, but if you drive any MINI then it’s best to anticipate fuel gauge issues as a precautionary measure. There are a number of reasons why fuel gauges fail or become faulty, and it’s important to be able to pinpoint these underlying issues instead of simply treating symptoms. In this article, we’ll go over the most common problems that cause fuel gauges to fail. Being aware of your fuel gauge and fuel consumption You ... read more

When Does Your BMW Require a VANOS Repair

When Does Your BMW Require a VANOS Repair

BMW cars are well-made and designed with the driver’s experience in mind. Furthermore, BMW is a brand that continually listens to their customers by implementing designs that address the faults in their previous models, unlike many other vehicle manufacturers. Unfortunately, earlier BMW models are infamous for problems with variable valve timing, which caused serious performance issues for their drivers. This lead to the introduction of the VANOS system, which aimed to remedy variable valve timing hiccups, but ultimately leads to other performance issues instead. More specifically, parts of the VANOS system tend to fail or malfunction, which necessitates immediate repair. It’s important to be aware of the signs that indicate VANOS servicing; therefore, this article is dedicated to helping the reader have a basic understanding of the VANOS system and what BM ... read more

Glow Plug Timer Relay Failure in Mercedes Vehicles

Glow Plug Timer Relay Failure in Mercedes Vehicles

In most road-going vehicles, ignition and combustion processes are what give your car the power it needs in order to move. However, the different parts that aid these processes vary between vehicle designs. In a Mercedes-Benz diesel engine, the parts that help generate enough power differ from most vehicles; rather than utilizing spark plugs, they use something called a glow plug. Glow plugs play a crucial role in your Mercedes performance, and therefore their wear and function must be monitored as time goes on. Unfortunately, certain models experience premature glow plug performance issues, specifically with the glow plug timer relay. If you’re unsure of what a glow plug timer relay is or what it does, don’t panic – in this blog, we’ll talk more about what a glow plug timer relay’s function is and what you can do to preserve the pa ... read more

When You Should Go for Fuel Pump Replacement for Your Mini

When You Should Go for Fuel Pump Replacement for Your Mini

When You Should Go for Fuel Pump Replacement for Your Mini   What your fuel pump does for your MINI and why it’s important We all know the basics of how a car works: the engine needs gas in order to start. This is where the fuel system comes in. The fuel system in any car is complex and contains various parts and components, such as sensors,fuel injectors, and fuel lines, that must all perform their jobs optimally in order to provide the engine with the fuel it needs to ignite and combust. The fuel pump’s job is quite simple: to pump the fuel to the engine—of course, the fuel pump relies on the other parts of the fuel system in order to function well. For instance, if certain sensors aren’t working properly, then the fuel pump won’t get the necessary information from the engine to send the fuel. Therefore, performing a ... read more

Transmission Issues & Symptoms in Your BMW You Should Be Aware Of

Transmission Issues & Symptoms in Your BMW You Should Be Aware Of

The common signs of transmission issues The common warning signs of transmission trouble in BMW vehicles are not all that different from the typical symptoms any other car might express; however, it’s always best to consult with a shop that specializes in BMW cars to be sure that the symptoms you’re experiencing are in fact due to transmission malfunction. Furthermore, whether you drive a manual or automatic transmission BMW will also weigh heavily on how your specialist will determine the source of the transmission issue and attend to it. Here’s what you should be on the lookout for when you suspect your transmission is beginning to fail or malfunction: Check-engine light The check engine light may come on for any number of reasons; it’s sort of a catch-all warning light for all types of problems your car might experience. If your check engine light comes on, it&rsquo ... read more

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