Category Archive: vehicle maintenance

  1. March 24, 2017

    What You Need To Know Before Buying a Used Car (Part 1)

    Are you interested in buying a used car, but unsure how to make sure you’re getting a car that is worthy of ownership?  Just like millions of Americans every year, you are about to embark on a fun journey filled with excitement, disappointment, and everything in between!  You’ll find the perfect car but it will […]

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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. December 3, 2015

    Don’t Let the Clock Stop on Your Timing Belt!

    When you buy a new (or used) car, look over the maintenance schedule so you can have some idea of what preventative work the vehicle is going to need over time. One very important reason to pay attention to this schedule is to make sure you replace the timing belt before it wears out. Depending […]

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. July 9, 2013

    Walnut Shell Blasting

    Is your BMW, Mini or Audi running rough and down on power even though there is no check engine light and you have taken care of all your recommended maintenance?  If so, you may need a walnut shell blasting decarbon service. First off the “Why” your car is having issues.  Modern engines often use a […]

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  7. February 21, 2012
  8. January 25, 2012

    Safety First – Driving in Salt Lake City’s Winter Weather

    Utah winters will bring in snowy and icy conditions on the road, so it is important to check the following items on your vehicle to make sure it is ready to get you safely through the next few cold months. Battery: Avoid getting stranded in the parking lot when it’s below freezing by recharging or replacing […]

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  9. October 26, 2011

    What Does ASE Certification Mean?

    Before the early 1970s, vehicle owners had no way to make a distinction between the untrained mechanics and the knowledgeable ones. Reacting to this necessity, the independent, non-profit National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) was created in 1972. ASE’s purpose is to increase the quality of vehicle repair and service through the testing and […]

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