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How to Reset TPMS Light In Your Mercedes-Benz

How to Reset TPMS Light In Your Mercedes-Benz

The tire pressure monitoring system, or TPMS, is a technology in all Mercedes-Benz today that alerts you when one or more of your tires are underinflated. It is a vital safety feature and must remain activated at all times. To naturally reset the light, you should manually check your tires and fill the underinflated ones with air.  How Much Air Should I Add to My Tires To find the manufacturer’s recommended psi range, you should look in the driver’s door jamb. There is usually a sticker labeling the front and rear tire specifications. If you can’t find it, you can always find the information you need in the owner’s manual.  What to Do Next to Reset the Tire Pressure Light Once you have filled your Mercedes-Benz tires with the proper air, the light should go off on its own. You can also do the following steps: Drive at a higher speed Turn the car off and then back on, but not all the way to start the vehicle completely. Hold the TPMS reset button ... read more

What to Know About Your MINI’s Car Battery

What to Know About Your MINI’s Car Battery

Your MINI’s battery is a fundamental part of the electrical system, yet it is often taken for granted and overlooked. It isn’t until you hop into your MINI one morning that you realize your car is not starting because of the battery. At New Concept Auto Service, we’ve seen way too many drivers be careless with their vehicle batteries.  How Long Do Car Batteries Last? On average, the car battery in your MINI will last 4-6 years, depending on the quality of the battery and how well you’ve taken care of it. The battery’s lifespan also has to deal with the extremities of the temperature in your area. Frequent exposure to intense heat and cold can cause the battery to die sooner. How to Tell If It is Time for a Battery Replacement The most effective approach you can take to ensure your MINI stays reliable is to have its battery tested seasonally. When you bring it to New Concept Auto Service, our European vehicle experts will test it with state-of-the ... read more

How to Winterize Your Porsche

How to Winterize Your Porsche

Winters in Overland Park, KS and Shawnee, KS are notoriously cold. As the leaves disappear from our trees and the temperatures drop below freezing, there is one thing that you should worry about: your Porsche. Preparing your car for the harsh winters is essential in ensuring your safety and protecting the longevity of your vehicle. Here are 5 winter auto maintenance tips to keep you worry-free on the road: Tip #1: Change Oil While it is always necessary for you to keep up with your oil changes, it’s imperative to do so during the colder months. The cold can slow down the flow of motor oil, making it more susceptible to overheating and bringing about engine issues. Newer oil has a thinner viscosity which ensures it can flow throughout the engine without any problems.  Tip #2: Install Winter Tires If you are going to be driving through snow or icy conditions this winter, you should consider changing out your tires. These tires have a different tread pattern that is th ... read more

What Is Stopping My BMW From Starting?

What Is Stopping My BMW From Starting?

We’ve all had the same frustration of not being able to start our BMW before. It usually happens at the worst times, like when you need to be at work or school. Most of the time, starting problems result from a worn-out or dead battery or failing alternator. Typically, you will need a professional’s knowledge and expertise to narrow it down between the two. The battery and alternator are two components that are a part of every BMW’s electrical system. Most people are familiar with what a vehicle battery looks like. It is responsible for holding electrical energy to start your car. The alternator is the part that recharges your car battery while the engine is on. It is responsible for powering many vehicle electronic accessories. Loose or corroded connections usually cause a dead battery. You can always try jumpstarting the battery, but if it continues to die, you’re better off letting it go. If your battery is damaged or deteriorated, then the best ... read more

Why Is My Jaguar Vehicle Vibrating Every Time I Brake?

Why Is My Jaguar Vehicle Vibrating Every Time I Brake?

If you are experiencing vibrations with your Jaguar every time you engage the brakes, this phenomenon is called brake shuddering. It can occur through the brake pedal and up to your steering wheel. Most of the time, this feeling is caused by excess friction in disc braking systems. Read on to learn more about how brake shudders occur and common culprits. Is There a Difference Between Brakes and Steering Wheel Vibrations? Brake shudders occur at higher speeds over low speeds. The vibrations can also range from minor to severe, depending on the nature of the problem. More importantly, you should never ignore this phenomenon if it occurs to you. When the vibrations are focused on the steering wheel, it can point to your front brakes. Whereas vibrations on the pedal, means it may be occurring in the rear brakes. 3 Common Explanations for Brake Shuddering in Jaguars Uneven Rotors Constant braking and being too hard are bad habits that can lead to uneven and warped brake rotors. When bra ... read more