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Car Electrical

The modern charging system hasn't changed much in over 40 years. We're going to break this down into pretty basic concepts to just make sure we understand that's happening in our car. The purpose of the battery is to act as a storage location for voltage. All… Read more
If you find yourself in the uncomfortable situation of needing a jump start, below is a set of "how-to" instructions. Even though your car is a BMW or MINI, it can be jumped if needed by someone who knows what they are doing. It does take a little safety… Read more
The beginning of racing season is the perfect time of the year to “start your engine”. Whether you are on the track or driving through town, it’s important to make sure your ignition system is working properly. Addressing problems that may lead to ignition… Read more
A car battery is a rechargeable cell in the SLI (starting-lighting-ignition) variety of batteries. They are also in the lead acid family of batteries. The high power output of a car battery is necessary to supply a high current draw needed for the engine… Read more
As our vehicles get more sophisticated, it seems as if car manufacturers put more and more warning indicators on our dashes. Soon, it can seem overwhelming and hard to keep up with what they all mean. In this article we'll focus on a few of the more common… Read more

Car Maintenance

Tune Up Your Vehicle For Maximum Performance Fifty years ago, vehicles needed a “tune-up” about every 25,000 to 40,000 miles. Electrical systems were very simple back then, but they had many parts that would wear out very quickly. It was not uncommon to… Read more
For many consumers, taking their vehicle in for service or repair can cause anxiety and lead them to postpone necessary maintenance and repairs. Neglecting routine service can cause more expensive repairs later. Our no-nonsense blog here provides tips and… Read more
Here in East Texas that means pollen, and lots of it!!  Changing your engine air filter and passenger cabin filter will help you and your car breath easier. With less frequent service intervals of all newer vehicles we quite often see these 2 very important… Read more
Water contamination will drastically reduce the boiling point of your BMW's brake fluid and eventually destroy the brake hydraulic components. Once brake fluid begins to boil, the result is brake fade which translates into not stopping your vehicle! A high… Read more
If you notice that your car, truck, or SUV is wandering, or pulling to one side of the road, that’s an indication of a safety issue with your steering. It may be caused by bad tires, a steering component failure, an alignment issue, or some other problem.… Read more
Obey Your Check Engine Light Whenever your “Check Engine” or “Check” light comes on while you’re driving, you need to pay attention to it immediately. It doesn’t necessarily mean there’s something drastically wrong with your car, but that IS a… Read more
It’s a busy time of year. Kids are back in school; chores need to get done around the house before the holidays sneak up on us. And traffic always seems to get worse! Not to mention the road hazards of wind, falling leaves, early darkness, and new potholes.… Read more