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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

What Happens When Your Tires Are Underinflated?

What Happens When Your Tires Are Underinflated?

So, you are all ready to go to work when you notice that one of your car tires stands a little lower than usual. Of course, this does not look like such a serious case, and you might be tempted to ignore and take care of it "later." All the same, driving with inflated tires can cause significant problems in your car and is also downright dangerous to you, your passengers, and other road users. When your car tire is underinflated, a more significant part of its surface comes into contact with the road, increasing friction. Consequently, the tires tend to overheat, causing tread separation, premature and even wear, and blowouts. Most car manufactures recommend that you take your vehicle in for a routine air pressure check at least once a month. However, most drivers tend to ignore this until the tire pressure appears low. Please note that your tires can lose much pressure and appear fully inflated to your eyes. If you want to determine your tire pressure, check out your tire ... read more

Summer Maintenance Checklist for Your Vehicle

Summer Maintenance Checklist for Your Vehicle

With summer approaching, your vehicle will have a list of needs to be met. There are preventive maintenance tasks and safety inspections to consider for the spring. There is a list of recommendations that can help you get your car ready for the warmer weather months and send you on your way to summer. One routine maintenance task to consider is getting your oil changed. Changes in the weather, for better or for worse, typically require your vehicle to use more oil than usual just to keep the engine running smoothly. Your motor oil is responsible for making sure that all parts of your engine are clean and running smoothly, so getting it changed right along with the air filter is vital to extending the life of your vehicle. Another good task to take care of during spring auto maintenance is to have your tires checked by your mechanic. There are many reasons for this. One is that the tread on your tires will get worn, especially if you've been driving on icy roads or plowing through ... read more

What are the Signs of a Dirty Air Filter?

What are the Signs of a Dirty Air Filter?

The air filter is that component that allows the engine to receive as much clean air as possible to run effectively. It's the final barrier as air and gasoline come together to create the combustion needed to get the car going. Knowing when the air filter needs replacing can save you time and money on future repairs. The Engine Misfires Dirty air filters can cause soot and debris to accumulate in the engine, which collects on the spark plugs. When the engine needs to fire up, the spark plug is unable to connect the charge which means it misfires. While it's possible to just dust the spark plugs, the dirt will accumulate again if the air filter isn't changed. Decreased Fuel Economy Fuel injection does much to counter the effect a dirty air filter has on fuel economy. However, older models that still rely on carburetor engines require a decent amount of air intake to allow for combustion to take place. When the filter is dirty, the engine needs to compensate for the lack ... read more