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5 Common Land Rover Problems

5 Common Land Rover Problems

Land Rovers are a premium and luxurious SUV brand. They’re great vehicles and loved by many, even by famous celebrities. Just like any other car, Land Rovers have their fair share of mechanical issues. Some problems can arise even with proper car maintenance. Here are some of the common Land Rover problems we’ve had to fix at New Concept Auto Service. Oil Leaks - When you spend a lot of money on a Land Rover, the last thing you want is for it to leak oil. Oil changes may be cheap, but they add up over time. Many Land Rover owners face head gasket failures and heater core leaks as a result of poor maintenance habits. They can occur before the vehicle hits 60,000 miles. Sunroof Water Leaks - Sunroofs are nice, aesthetic accessories. However, they can have problems too. A common problem with Land Rovers is sunroof leaks, typically caused by clogged drains. Emergency Brake Problems - The e-brake, or parking brake, is an important component that should be engaged every time y ... read more

Car Washing Tips for Your Volkswagen

Car Washing Tips for Your Volkswagen

Spring is here, and for many people, that means spring cleaning! While you pick up things around the house, you should consider freshening up your Volkswagen too. We’ve got some trusted tips on how to properly wash your Volkswagen.   While you may be ready to jump right in, there are some tips that you should keep in mind when washing your car yourself. Follow these tips, and your car will be sparkling clean! Make sure to get your hard-to-reach areas, including the tires, grille, and underbody. The Kansas winter was probably tough on your Volkswagen, and debris and dirt could've built up in these areas. Be sure to put some elbow grease into it when you wash these parts. Always dry with a microfiber cloth. Please remember to use a soft material that won’t scratch the vehicle. Sure – an old t-shirt or towel may be a quick grab, but those fabrics can end up damaging your Volkswagen’s paint. Wipe down mirrors, windshields, and other glass surfaces. Now ... read more

5 Signs Your Audi Engine Is Going Bad

5 Signs Your Audi Engine Is Going Bad

A healthy engine for your Audi is the secret to preserving your vehicle. Once your Audi reaches a certain age, it loses some of its reliability. Therefore, you should keep up with your regular maintenance to reduce engine problems. Plus, it would be helpful to know the signs of a failing engine.  Sign #1: Illuminated Check Engine Light This yellow dashboard warning light comes on when your Audi's computer detects engine problems. Although it may come on as an inconvenience like a loose gas cap, you still need a professional engine diagnostic test to be sure.  Sign #2: Unusual Noises Over the months and years of driving your Audi, you understand how it operates and sounds. Whenever you catch a suspicious sound coming from the engine, like knocking, grinding, and squealing, please seek professional help immediately.  Sign # 3: Decreased Performance Although it's typical for an older Audi to decline its performance, drastic changes should be a cause for concer ... read more

How to Prepare Your Mercedes Benz for the Spring

How to Prepare Your Mercedes Benz for the Spring

If you want your Mercedes-Benz to be running tip-top shape for the spring, you will need to make some adjustments. A simple tune-up or inspection may do the trick. For some, you may need to fix any broken pieces that you've been putting off. Whatever it may be, the experts at New Concept Auto Service have your back.   As mentioned before, an inspection can ensure that your Mercedes-Benz is in good condition for the spring. Our technicians can check your lights, hoses, belts, spark plugs, and more. If anything seems to be overworn or aging, we’ll gladly replace it at our shop.    Air quality also becomes more important this time of year. There is an increase in pollen and dust, which is why most drivers will replace their air filters in their cars this time of year.    The most important thing that we will check is your fluids. Oil changes are great no matter the season, and fresh motor oil will ensure your engine runs seamlessly. Beyond engine o ... read more

What Are the Different Types of Dashboard Warning Lights in BMWs?

What Are the Different Types of Dashboard Warning Lights in BMWs?

When a warning indicator pops up on your BMW's dash, it most likely means that there's something wrong with your car. While you can refer to your owner's manual for more details, we've gathered a quick guide on how to understand these dashboard lights. Symbols Airbag System  (Figure seat-belted with a circle or dot) It means the tensioners and/or airbag system has failed or detected an error. Check Engine (Engine block) You are experiencing engine misfires, and you should have the system inspected shortly. ABS (Circle with "ABS" in the middle) Your anti-lock brake system is inactive. Thankfully, you can continue driving cautiously, especially on wet or slippery surfaces. Steering System (Steering wheel with an exclamation point) When this light comes on, you should turn the wheel all the way, both left and right, to test your steering wheel. If the light remains, it most likely means you have a power steering problem. Oil Pressure (Tradition ... read more

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