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What Does the Color of My Volkswagen's Exhaust Smoke Mean?

What Does the Color of My Volkswagen's Exhaust Smoke Mean?

It is typically normal to see some exhaust smoke coming from out of your Volkwagen's tailpipe when it is cold outside. But even during the winter, there are certain tones of exhaust smoke that could spell a catastrophe. If you are concerned about the exhaust smoke coming from your vehicle, please do not hesitate to contact the New Concept Auto Service experts.  What Do Exhaust Smoke Colors Mean? Black Exhaust Smoke - Dense black clouds of smoke spilling from your Volkswagen can look scary. Whenever you see black smoke, it is a warning that your car is burning excess fuel. You might also notice a hit in your fuel economy. Leaving this problem unresolved can likely lead to more extensive engine damage, so you should have your vehicle examined right away. White Exhaust Smoke - The most common explanation for white exhaust smoke is a coolant leak. Usually, it means that coolant fluid has escaped into the combustion chamber or the cylinders and has been burned by the engine. Thi ... read more

3 Common Misconceptions About Audi Repairs

3 Common Misconceptions About Audi Repairs

The automotive industry has always been filled with myths for as long as anyone can remember, specifically regarding auto repairs. In most circumstances, Audi owners are led to believe that they're only ever allowed to take their vehicle to the dealership for maintenance and repair. However, sometimes that option isn't always feasible or best in quality. As a consumer, you have the choice to get your vehicle serviced wherever you want. Here are three of the most popular myths surrounding auto repairs for Audis: Myth #1: Your Warranty With Audi Will Be Voided If You Take It Anywhere Else One of Audi owners' most significant concerns is their warranty. They are led to believe that if you go anywhere else that Audi will void the warranty. However, the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act of 1975 was instated to change the game. Under this ruling, car manufacturers can no longer tell their vehicle owners to take their car for service or repairs. Myth #2: The Dealership Offers More Ser ... read more

5 Fall Car Care Tips for Your Mercedes-Benz

5 Fall Car Care Tips for Your Mercedes-Benz

It's officially the end of September, which means next month is Fall Care Care Month. As you may know, each season has its adverse side effects on your vehicle, especially in harsh cold or warm weather. This is why it is absolutely essential to prepare your beloved Mercedes Benz for autumn's cool air by performing basic maintenance procedures. Below are five vital steps to take to keep your vehicle in tip-top shape throughout the fall (and winter).   #1 - Inspect your brakes Your brakes are of the utmost vital system to ensure you and your passengers' safety; without working brakes, your Benz will not be able to slow down or come to a stop. Don't wait until you notice the warning signs, such as squeaky brakes or longer stopping times, as your safety can be at risk! #2: Test all of your lights Before fall is in full swing, we advise that you give your Mercedes-Benz a good walk-around and inspect all its lights. This includes your headlights, brake lights, fog l ... read more

Why Is My BMW Running Rough?

Why Is My BMW Running Rough?

BMWs are well known for their luxury, performance, and stamina, making them stand out. That is why it may be unusual for you to experience performance issues such as rough running in a bimmer. Whenever you experience this, it's time to bring your vehicle to the right BMW auto shop to diagnose it properly. Engine stalling and rough running can be bothersome, especially in times of emergency or whenever you're in the middle of traffic. Finding the exemplary BMW repair service is essential.   Common Causes of Rough Running in a BMW There can be numerous causes for why your automobile's performance is slowly degenerating. Here are some common reasons why your vehicle is rough running: Spark Plug Failure. BMWs are reliant on high-quality spark plugs. A spark plug is an integral part of the ignition process. Older BMW models are at higher risk of spark plug failure or degradation, so it is imperative to have them monitored. Weak Tires. The most common cause of a BMW run ... read more

How to Restore Your Headlights At Home

How to Restore Your Headlights At Home

There's nothing more frustrating than having to drive with fuzzy and dim headlights. Then you go to inspect your lights just for you to realize that there is a layer of filthy buildup covering both your headlights, making it sticky to the touch. Most of the time, foggy lights are a cause of oxidation. Luckily, it is an easy fix that does not require you to leave the house. We have some simple methods to help you restore your headlights with items you can find in your home!   How to Remove Oxidation From Your Headlights Before beginning the process, you need to gather four items: a microfiber cloth, water, Windex or standard household glass cleaner, and soap designed for cars.  You can start off by simply spray the Windex to the headlights and wipe with the cloth. This isn't a necessary step, but it does give you the initial clean for you to proceed with the heavy-duty stuff. Next, you will have to pick one of the two following to be your cleaning agent:   M ... read more