October 2014 Archives - Import Car
Audi Engine Timing Chain Failure Due to Lack of Maintenance

If you’ve been working on cars as long as me, you’ll remember the first timing belt you did and thought, “what was wrong with timing chains?” It was only a year ago, when I was working on a 2005 Audi A6 Quattro with a 3.2L engine with a broken timing chain tensioner and bent valves,

Audi engine timing chain
Inside Import Car Collision Warning, Automatic Braking Systems

Anything that moves under its own power also has to stop, so brakes have been a safety feature on cars since day one. Over the years, technical innovations such as antilock brakes (ABS) have ­improved the ability to stop with minimal skidding on wet or slick surfaces. The addition of stability control allowed each wheel

Active braking import systems
Import Insights: Nissan (October 2014)

Nissan Sales Increasing Across the Country Nissan Group reported 134,388 total U.S. vehicle sales for August 2014, an increase of 11.5% over the prior year and an August record. Sales of Nissan Rogue were the best of any month in the history of the nameplate at 21,419, an increase of 24% over the previous August.

2015 Nissan Rogue
Intermittent Engine Misfire Analysis

Even for an experienced diagnostic technician, ­attempting to diagnose an intermittent misfire ­condition that occurs only under specific driving conditions can be a frustrating exercise. Let’s begin by getting the basics out of the way. As we know, the general causes of a misfire fall under the ­general headings of 1.) ignition, 2.) fuel density,