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3 Signs of Ball Joint Failure in the BMW 3 Series

3 Signs of Ball Joint Failure in the BMW 3 Series

The 3 Series is one of the most popular and most sold BMW models. The engineering for the 3 series is top of the line, and the final product offers a smooth ride. However, no matter how well crafted a vehicle might be, it is still susceptible to maintenance problems. With the BMW 3 Series, one of the more common problems is ball joint failure. The suspension in BMW models is a very attractive component, one which mimics everything you would get from a race car but with a more comfortable cabin. If the suspension on your vehicle is starting to show signs of malfunction, it might be because of a ball joint failure. The Purpose of Your Ball Joints Nearly all cars have ball joints in their suspension system, but these joints are not meant to last indefinitely. They can wear out based on driving habits and road conditions. Traversing unpaved roads, for example, is perfectly fine every so often ... read more

Dealing with a No-Oil Pressure Warning Light in Volvo

Dealing with a No-Oil Pressure Warning Light in Volvo

Volvos are great vehicles. Reliable, safe, versatile, and well-loved the world over. Volvo owners love their cars, despite occasional issues. One such issue cropping up recently has been a problem with the “no oil pressure” warning light. This light can be concerning, as oil is an integral part of helping the engine function as it should. Because of that, we're going to take a look at what might cause it to illuminate. Symptoms of Oil Pressure Problems A lot of questions come from owners who have purchased their older, higher mileage vehicle in the past 3-6 months. Most of them have been doing regular oil changes. As reported in the forums, drivers notice the no-oil-pressure warning signal illuminate. Sometimes the light stays on, but often it flashes off and on intermittently. Many drivers indicate that the light tends to come on ... read more

When Should You Replace Your BMW’s Ignition Module?

When Should You Replace Your BMW’s Ignition Module?

Purchasing a BMW is a choice made by many because of its reputation for both luxury and dependability. You can count on your BMW always performing at a level that sets it apart from other brands. In addition to this, you know that no matter what model you choose it will have style. Each model is made to look beautifully different. They are all made to turn heads, so you can always be proud of the impression your vehicle leaves. We also know that you chose a BMW because they are safe and long lasting. It is the perfect vehicle for you and your family. As the years go on, your BMW is going to be subject to wear and tear, no matter how many routine checkups you have done. One of the issues that can appear with old age has to do with the ignition module. The ignition module is key in ensuring that your engine is going to run properly. The ignition module will receive signals from the crankshaft. These signals will then be sent to the engi ... read more

Causes Behind Harsh or Shuddering Car Shifting

Causes Behind Harsh or Shuddering Car Shifting

The transmission in any car is what controls how much power goes to wheels. Whether you have a manual or automatic transmission, it is going to respond to the shifting of the gears. In a manual transmission, it is helpful to think of the process as that of changing gears in a bicycle, except there is not a chain. When you engage the clutch to change gears, the engine and the transmission are momentarily disconnected. They will then reconnect after you have put your car into a new gear and give the appropriate amount of power to the wheels to keep your car in motion. A car with an automatic transition is going to shift the gears for you. There is not a clutch you control, but your car will adjust gears as it responds to your driving. For example, if you are accelerating onto a highway, then your vehicle is going to change to a higher gear to accommodate the need for more power and spee ... read more

Reasons Behind Acceleration Stumble in MINI

Reasons Behind Acceleration Stumble in MINI

MINI cars have grown to be one of the most highly desired vehicle son the market today. They're a combination of economy, luxury, and power – the three things that every automotive enthusiast (even the average driver) could wish for. That's the great news; the bad news is that these cars encounter performance issues just like every other car out there. Fortunately, if you're reading this article, then you'll wind up being a little more informed on how you can prevent these performance issues in your own vehicle. Acceleration stumbling is one of the more notable MINI performance issues that has been well documented over the years. MINI vehicles run into this problem for a number of reasons, and the cure isn't always simple. Therefore, the first and most important thing you should do is find an automotive shop near you that specializes in MINI servicing and repair. It's a good idea to spend some ... read more