Category Archive: good to know

  1. November 18, 2016

    Settlement Approved: The Volkswagen Diesel Emissions Scandal

    Last month, a settlement between Volkswagen and the hundreds of thousands of vehicle owners of high emissions diesel cars was approved by a federal judge.  Volkswagen has admitted to their error, and they are prepared to spend up to $10 billion dollars to fix and compensate owners or buy back the cars.  Within the American auto […]

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  2. October 27, 2016

    What the Check Engine Light can mean on your European Car

    The check engine light can be a scary sight – but don’t fret as the cause is not always a serious problem. Many BMWs, Porsche, Mercedes and other newer vehicles will turn on the check engine light for something as simple as a loose gas cap. So the first thing you should check is that […]

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  3. October 19, 2016

    Best Scenic Drives in Utah

    Alongside many of the rocky mountain states, Utah is home to some of the most beautiful terrain to drive in the country.  From Bear Lake to Zion National park, there is so much to see in the Beehive state; fortunately for us locals, the paths are paved and ready to be driven. Here is a […]

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  4. September 17, 2016
  5. December 18, 2013

    What is an Oxygen Sensor?

      So, you come in to Alex’s Autohaus to get a check engine light diagnosed and Willy tells you that it is an oxygen sensor.  So, what the heck is an oxygen sensor and what does it do? An oxygen sensor is an electronic device that helps modern fuel injected engines control the air to […]

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  6. September 25, 2013

    What is TPMS?

    What is TPMS? TPMS is an acronym for Tire Pressure Monitoring System.  It is a system within your car to warn you about under or over inflated tires.  It has been around for several years, but it was only mandated by the government for cars produced after 2007.  So, if your car is newer than […]

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  7. September 18, 2013

    Winter Car Care

    It is happening again. The changing of seasons and the anticipation of cooler weather and snow. Now is a good time to get your car checked out before the weather turns. Some of the things you should be looking at: 1. Check your tires. Tires that are worn out are hazard to you and your […]

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  8. August 6, 2013

    New Car Purchase

        Purchasing a new car can be a scary thing.  For a lot of people it is the second largest purchase they will make outside of their home.  With that in mind it is always a good idea to do your research before you put down your hard earned money.  Below are some tips […]

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  9. July 25, 2012

    BMW Repair Salt Lake City: Signs You Need a Tune-Up

    Vehicles today are sophisticated, fine-tuned machines. Much more so than those of, say the 1970’s. In that era, cars needed what was called a tune-up every 5-10,000 miles! Could you imagine needing to have a tune-up done on your car every other oil change?! Now today’s vehicles don’t require major services as frequently, but to […]

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  10. July 5, 2012

    Auto Repair Salt Lake City: Higher Insurance Rates? Preposterous!

    Whether you pay monthly, bi-monthly, yearly, or are the Batman and don’t pay for insurance, there are a multitude of aspects that can affect your insurance rates. However there are a fair share of rumors out there having to do with what ACTUALLY makes your insurance rates more or less. Your local Salt Lake City BMW […]

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