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Why Maintaining Your European Vehicle Is Important

Why Maintaining Your European Vehicle Is Important

If you own a car, specifically a premium, high-quality European vehicle, you want to maintain all its critical components so that they can run for many years to come. To have a long-lasting vehicle, make sure you perform regular maintenance on your car, SUV, or truck.   Most maintenance for European vehicles is the same as any other car. Auto maintenance can be broken down into two categories: preventative maintenance and factory scheduled maintenance. However, some of the maintenance items overlap.   Preventative maintenance is a term used for inspections and other services to protect against potential failures in the future. When you perform preventative maintenance on your European vehicle, you are being attentive and proactive towards protecting your car’s vital systems. An example of preventative may include checking your tire pressure and having your fluids topped off before a road trip   Factory scheduled maintenance is a schedule with a list of items ... read more

How to Best Care For Your BMW

How to Best Care For Your BMW

One should service a BMW vehicle after covering 7,500 miles or once a year. The due dates vary from one model of a BMW to another. Also, each BMW has a manual that provides more information on the schedule for servicing BMW. The manual helps users to track the last time the vehicle was serviced. Regular servicing of BMW is essential, and there is no harm in frequent or even making an early appointment to a service center. The following are the crucial parts that should be frequently checked to ensure that the BMW is best-taken care of. 1. Engine The engine is the first thing that should be frequently checked and taken for service. The BMW engine and other car engines are the heart of the car. Always check on the engine oil and adjust when necessary to avoid more significant problems with the car. Have the transmission of the BMW checked too. 2. Brakes Make a habit of self-inspecting the BMW vehicle before leaving parking by checking whether the brakes are in good condition. Health ... read more

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BMW

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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

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Land Rover

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

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Volkswagen

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

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Audi

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