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Signs of Starter Failure

Signs of Starter Failure

Every wonderful drive that you have enjoyed in your life started with a successful operation of the starter. The starter is a small, battery-powered motor whose job is to get your engine running. Between the starter motor and the battery is a starter relay that transmits power. If the starter relay is faulty, you won't even manage to drive your car from the parking lot without a tow or a jump-start, and therefore, you will need to seek the assistance of a mechanic. Below are some of the common signs of a bad starter. Grinding Noise When Starting Grinding noise when trying to start your car is an indication that the gears that connect the flywheel and the starter could be worn out. However, in some cases, grinding might be happening inside the starter motor. But in either case, this is an issue that cannot be fixed on your car, and therefore, it is wise for you to contact a mechanic for the most appropriate steps to take. Freewheeling When Starting If you get a whining sound whe ... read more

Signs Your BMW Has a Coolant Leak

Signs Your BMW Has a Coolant Leak

High-end performance vehicles such as BMWs require consistent maintenance and service for longevity and efficiency. For top engine performance, clean coolant is essential. The engine has hot, moving metal parts, and the coolant helps regulate your engine’s temperature. While BMW is designed to last for several years, over time, it can develop leaks. Coolant leaks can have a significant impact on your engine’s operation. Below are a few common signs that indicate your BMW has a coolant leak.  Contaminated Engine Oil If there’s a faulty seal or valve, the coolant can seep out into the engine oil. This can cause a major problem. If coolant contaminates the engine oil, it will become diluted and become less effective at lubricating the engine. Coolant has properties within its ingredients that strip the engine of the oil of its lubrication prosperities that can cause your metal engine parts to corrode prematurely ... read more

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The Mercedes-Benz Maintenance Schedule

Basic Information for All Mercedes Owners Regular maintenance is an important part of taking care of any vehicle. For your Mercedes-Benz, keeping up with the manufacturer-recommended schedule can help you avoid costly Mercedes repair services. The schedule is broken into two types of service: A and B. Below is a little information on what to expect with each service type. A-Service Your Mercedes is equipment with a Flexible Service System that monitors your vehicle and recommends the right time for each service. Typically, you will need your first A-service at around 10,000 miles or one year of ownership. Following this, it will pop up every 20,000 miles or two years approximately. The A-service is the lesser of the two service types. These are the maintenance tasks you can expect: Motor oil change Oil filter change Fluid-level check and correction Tire-inflation check and correction Brake inspection Maintenance counter reset Some of the specifics of this service may depend o ... read more

The Reliability of Your Volvo

What To Expect When Purchasing A New Volvo Volvo has a reputation for building outstanding cars that last a long time. When it comes to reliability tests, however, they tend to have an average rank. While it’s less likely that a Volvo will completely break down than other cars, many new owners report needing Volvo repair, even within the first year of ownership. Time Off-Road Volvo owners tend to take their cars into the shop a lot. While the need for repair is reported as frequent, the severity of the problems that bring customers to Central Import in Toronto, Ontario, is often minor. These repairs, therefore, can usually be completed relatively quickly, letting you get back on the road in a short amount of time. Initial Volvo Repair First-generation models especially seem to need repairs more often. The first time a model is produced, there are bound to be some kinks to work out that get corrected by subsequent releases ... read more

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