June, 2015 Archives - Import Car
BMW Control Arm Bushing Replacement

This particular car, a 2009 BMW 3 Series coupe (E93 chassis), had a knocking noise in the front of the car during slow parking lot driving when the brakes were quickly applied. You know, like when you finally see that up-close parking space you’ve been driving around trying to find. Once we were able to determine where the noise was coming from and how to duplicate it, it was time for the inspection. When the vehicle was on a service lift, we saw right away that the front suspension arm bushings were leaking their hydraulic fluid.

Air Ride Diagnostics: Reservoirs and Compressors

The secret to diagnosing air ride problems is knowing what criteria the system uses to regulate the compressor/reservoir and having the right tool.

Thorough Brake Inspections Are Comeback Preventers & Profit Builders

Learn how to use a simple, but effective, brake inspection procedure that takes the surprises out of the brake repair process.

Strap on Your Seatbelt

If you think you’ve seen your share of technological ­advancements in vehicles in the past 10 years, fasten your seat belt, as there are more on the horizon that will likely emerge with even greater speed. A ­recent study found that U.S. ­consumers not only want to own their vehicles (94% of respondents), but what they want their vehicles to do is quickly evolving as well. This is expected to have an impact not only on how ­vehicles are manufactured, but also their service requirements when repairs are needed.

Import Insights: Subaru (June 2015)

Subaru STI Performance Concept Unveiled Subaru unveiled the STI Performance Concept at the New York International Auto Show in April. The STI Performance Concept signifies a plan for U.S. expansion of Subaru Tecnica International (STI), the performance division of Subaru, in its three core business areas: aftermarket parts, STI-tuned cars and motorsports. The expansion has already begun, with

Subaru STI Performance