Monthly Archives: June 2013

3 Myths About European Auto Repairs

If you own a European-made vehicle like BMW, MINI, Jaguar or Volkswagen (or if you're thinking about buying one), you've probably heard a few stories about how difficult or expensive they are to repair and maintain. The truth is, European auto repairs and maintenance don't have to be pricey, and when properly maintained, European cars run just as well as (or better than) most other vehicles on the road. While it's true that you want to be selective about which auto repair shop you use, it's definitely possible to have quality repairs and maintenance performed on your European vehicle without breaking the bank. Let's dispel three common myths about European automobile maintenance and repair. MYTH ONE: European cars have to be repaired and maintained by the dealership. This myth is perhaps the most common reason why people mistakenly believe that owning a European car is expensive. Dealership service departments tend to charge premium rates for their services, th ... read more

5 Tips for Proper Tire Maintenance

Getting a new set of tires is an investment in your vehicle by any standard, and naturally, you want to ensure that those new tires keep you car rolling safely along the road for as long as possible. Practicing basic tire maintenance is an important part of making sure you're getting the most out of your investment. Here are five common-sense tips to keep your tires at their very best. 1. Keep tires properly inflated Keeping the right amount of air in your tires is possibly the most important thing you can do to extend the life and effectiveness of your tires. (It will also improve your gas mileage.) The proper inflation level will be imprinted on the tire wall. Check the air pressure regularly, and put air in the tires as needed. If you notice one or more tires losing pressure regularly, you may have a leak; take the vehicle to a trusted auto repair center to have the tires checked. 2. Rotate and balance the tires regularly Another key ingredient of proper tire maintenance is ... read more

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