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Fall Driving Hazards and Safety Tips!

Fall Driving Hazards and Safety Tips!

Fall is one of the best times of the year to be in Toronto, ON. The temperatures are down, the leaves change colors, and there's an intense build-up to the holidays right around the corner. As wonderful as it all sounds, you may also face some road hazards that you didn't necessarily have to deal with in the spring and summer. Here's what to be mindful of when driving in Toronto this fall. Change in the Weather You may think of winter as the most dangerous season to drive, but fall runs close. There's going to be rain, fog, and morning frost may even make a sneaky appearance. As a result, you'll need to rely on a good set of windshield wipers to clear off your windshield and working brakes. The weather may also lower your tire pressure. This is why it's essential to take your vehicle in for a tune-up so that we can inspect your blades, brakes, and tires.   It Gets Dark Out Quicker Daylight savings officially end next month on November 7, and that m ... read more

Why Is the BMW M3 So Loved By Many?

Why Is the BMW M3 So Loved By Many?

At Central Import Automotive, we specialize in European Imports, including Audis, Mercedes Benzs, Porsches, Land Rovers, and BMWs. One of the most popular cars we service is the BMW M3. And it made us wonder, "What makes the BMW M3 So Special" and "Why is this car loved by so many." We did a deep dive and put a little knowledge to break down several reasons why the BMW M3 is a superior sedan.   Wide Range of Colors BMW's M series has a history of a wide range of unique color selections. M-series specific paint colors have always been popular among BMW lovers. More M buyers choose the M-specific choices over the traditional BMW color range. Thankfully, the preferences are still present for the 2022 model in the 14 whopping color options available on the BMW website. Sporty, Luxurious, and Smart at the Same Time The M3 has a sharp, dynamic, and exciting exterior design for a sedan. However, its interior screams "luxury"! The seats are very comf ... read more

4 Things to Look For When Inspecting Your Engine Oil

4 Things to Look For When Inspecting Your Engine Oil

Whether you know much about cars or not, it is effortless to check your engine oil using the dipstick found under the hood. If you have issues finding the dipstick, please refer to your owner's manual for further instructions. It is highly recommended that you take several minutes every month or so to monitor your engine oil. Doing so can give you better insight into your engine's health. Here are the four things you should look for when examining your engine oil:   LEVEL The first thing to make a note of is the oil level. The dipstick has markings on it to show you the ideal level range for your car. If it is below the markings, then you must add oil to it immediately. Whatever the situation, a low oil level is worth getting looked at by an auto pro.   COLOR New oil will usually be a light brown/golden color. If your engine oil looks too dark, discolored, or contaminated in any way, then it's probably time for an oil change. If it looks milky, then you may ... read more

What Should I Do If My Check Engine Light is Flashing?

What Should I Do If My Check Engine Light is Flashing?

The check engine light is the most fearful thing to come across in your car. This light is a telling sign that something is very wrong with your engine, and the truth is the average person can not simply diagnose it. Check engine lights could mean a handful of things, but don't worry, we can figure it out for you at Central Import. Your only task is to determine whether the light is steady or flashing because that ultimately dictates the severity of the problem.    Flashing vs. Non-Flashing Check Engine Light In some cases, the engine light will light up but not blink. That means there is a persisting issue with the endine; however, it does not require immediate attention. Nevertheless, do not take the situation "light"ly (no pun intended). It is highly frowned upon to ignore the light, as the problem could escalate quickly. The next thing you know - it will turn into a flashing light.   A blinking check engine light is a cause for concern. If you catc ... read more

Top Reasons Why European Cars Are Superior

Top Reasons Why European Cars Are Superior

Are you ready to say goodbye to your old car and welcome a newer car into your life? When you start to contemplate buying a new vehicle, there are some questions that you might ask yourself. Of course, one of the first things you want to consider is what brand of car you want. Should you look for an American or European car brand? While American brands are great and can be cheaper, several factors prove European vehicles are a better option.   Better Fuel Efficiency American cars sure don't offer as high of a fuel economy as European vehicles. This is because European cars are built with Euro gas prices in mind, which are considerably more expensive than North American gasoline costs.    Higher Resale Value Did you know that American makes lose more resale value each year than European branded cars? While you might be putting out more money upfront for a Euro car, you get a higher return when you go to resell or trade it in. Your European car's value will b ... read more