Monthly Archives: January 2019

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