Tag: diagnose my car

The $2 Million Vintage Car Castle Find

Posted 11/13/17

We’ve been cleaning out our auto repair shop in Cincinnati lately. We’ve made some interesting finds: a vintage BMW engine, an old flex pipe we should have thrown out years ago, even some old random tools we wrote off as history. But we never found...

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Mercedes: The Diva of Awesome Cars?

Posted 11/6/17

Is Mercedes the Diva of awesome cars? Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff certainly thinks so. He described Mercedes as “a bit of a diva to get it into the right window,” explaining why Mercedes can still be an awesome car yet still have wide variations...

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CarAdvice Reviews the 2017 Volvo XC60 for Performance and Repair

Posted 10/23/17

Volvo is completely revamping the 2018 Volvo XC60, which will be released later this year. And that means you can get a great deal on last year’s 2017 model, which CarAdvice.com, the Australian car lover’s site, describes as “a solid, family-friendly SUV with plenty of...

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BMW 7-Series Recalled Due to Insecure Doors

Posted 10/16/17

The next time you call up European Auto Specialists and say, “Hey, fix my BMW,” you might want to ask about the latest BMW recall. It affects 45,000 older 7-Series cars in the U.S. Could your BMW be one that needs the repair? Covering certain...

Supply Problem Drags BMW Production to a Halt

Posted 10/9/17

In the market for a BMW? Patience, Grasshopper. Citing Focus, the German magazine, Reuters is reporting that BMW has halted production in Leipzig, which could affect output at plants in China and South Africa. The magazine said problems at one of BMW’s Italian suppliers of...

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Car Troubleshooting an Electrical Problem

Car refuse to start? Before you call your repairman and say, “Hey, fix my Porsche,” there are a few things you can try to troubleshoot the car problem yourself. If you turn the key and nothing happens, no lights or noise, you’ve probably got an electrical issue, probably an open circuit at the battery posts or cables. If the car has not been sitting for long, there should at least be some kick left in the battery, at least enough to dimly display the lights on your dash. Check the battery posts and cables with a good whack with your shoe. That might reestablish the connection. If you leave the key in and the radio turned up, you’ll easily know if the connection is back on.