July 2019 Archives - Import Car
Brake Service: BMW 1-Series (2008-2013)

The BMW 1-Series might be the least expensive BMW, but it shares a lot of the procedures that are common when it comes to servicing brakes on larger BMWs. BMW can be one of the most confusing cars to order parts for because some parts specialists like to talk in chassis or platform numbers instead

Mercedes-Benz Tech Tip: Oil Leaking From Valve Cover

In cases of customer complaints of oil leakage, it is essential to determine the actual source.

Toyota “Check Brake System” Displayed At Startup

An updated skid control ECU logic is now available to address this concern.

Kia Tech Tip: Low-Beam Headlights Not Working

Some Kia Sorento models may experience an inoperable low beam bulb due to poor terminal contact at the low beam bulb connector.

Nissan: Abnormal Noise From Front Engine Mount

A single thunk noise may be heard during the first few accelerations of the day from this type of mount, and is considered normal operation.

Audi Tech Tip: Droning Noise From Engine Compartment

A customer may complain of an engine droning noise or rattle noise when the engine speed is approximately 3,500 to 4,000 rpm (vehicle speed does not affect the noise and the vehicle can be stationary).

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Fighting The Funk

How to deal with the smells from your customers’ HVAC systems.

Air Ride Replacement Tips For Land Rover Applications

Land Rover uses the air ride system to increase ride height and improve suspension articulation over obstacles during off-the-road driving.

Volvo Modular Engine Service

There are many combinations for the Volvo modular engine. The seven digit sequence can tell you more about the engine than the VIN. The number is typically on a sticker on the timing belt cover or stamped on to a flat spot on the block on the firewall side.

Understanding Steering Sensors

The vehicle uses sensors that measure steering angle, brake pedal position and throttle angle to know where the driver wants the vehicle to go.

Turbo Cooling: The Real Reason Turbochargers Are Back

Turbochargers have made a comeback. In 2010, only 5 percent of vehicles sold in the U.S. were turbocharged. By 2017, almost 28 percent of cars and trucks sold were turbocharged. How did they do it?

API Targets New Engine Oil Standards in 2020

The American Petroleum Institute has announced the approval of
improved performance standards for engine oils designed to provide greater protection and fuel efficiency for today’s gasoline-engine-powered cars and trucks.