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Why Does My Tire Pressure Fluctuate This Time of Year?

Why Does My Tire Pressure Fluctuate This Time of Year?

  The winter weather in many areas can bring about an extensive range in temperatures throughout the day and night. These drastic temperature changes can cause the air inside your tires to expand and contract. In some cases, it may even trigger the tire pressure light on your dashboard, also known as the TPMS or Tire-Pressure Monitoring System.    For most drivers, this light can be quite a surprise. However, there's no need to panic. The light does not mean your tire is leaking or in absolute danger. It simply means that one or more of your tires have lost pressure, and you need to refill them with air. Keeping your tire pressure consistent can be a challenge this time of year. Your tire expands when it's warm and contracts when it's cold. Though it may require you to put more effort into keeping track of your tire pressure, you need to ensure they're running optimally and safely.    The TPMS light will go out on its own most of the time o ... read more

8 Things That Can Cause Your Check Engine Light to Come On

8 Things That Can Cause Your Check Engine Light to Come On

When the check engine light shows up on your dashboard, it's worth taking the time to get down to the bottom of the issue. A check engine light can signal that something is wrong with your engine. While some issues are less critical than others, ignoring your check engine light can lead to significant engine damage and more expensive repairs down the line. Luckily, Eurotech Auto Service is here to provide you with the top 8 reasons why your check engine light may be on. Faulty Oxygen Sensor If your oxygen sensor isn't functioning right, your vehicle won't be able to gauge the right amount of oxygen to inject the proper volume of fuel into the engine. Consequently, it can significantly decrease your gas mileage. Loose Gas Cap Leaking gasoline vapors can flag the fuel sensors if the gas cap is loose or damaged. Damaged Catalytic Converter A malfunctioning catalytic converter can trigger your check engine light, but it's also very dangerous. Be sure to take your car ... read more

3 Headlight Maintenance Tips

3 Headlight Maintenance Tips

With the sun setting earlier due to the end of daylight saving time, most commuters are driving home in complete darkness each evening. And of course - they have to turn on their headlights. Your headlights are one of the most critical safety features of a car, and you're going to need them to be in tip-top shape for fall and winter. Proper maintenance for them means a safer ride for you, your passengers, and others on the road. Here are some of our top tips for headlight maintenance for your car: REGULARLY INSPECT THE LIGHTS The first step you can take towards proper headlight care is to test them regularly. It can be as quick and simple as getting out of your car for 30 seconds to a minute to examine for any signs of failures, dimness, or cracks. While you're at it, you can check your other exterior lights too. CLEAN & POLISH YOUR LIGHTS Properly adjusted and cared-for headlights can significantly improve your drives. Headlights allow you to see road markings, signs ... read more

Top Tips On How To Perfect Your At-Home Car Wash

Top Tips On How To Perfect Your At-Home Car Wash

If you own a house with a driveway, you might as well get good use out of it. Keeping your Audi, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, or Lamborgini clean and washes is more than just trying to make it look good. It is vital for many reasons: It aids in protecting your car's overall integrity and ensures that it holds its value over time. It also allows you and your passengers to feel more comfortable and relaxed on the road. It would be best to have your windows and windshields clean and clear to see the road from all angles.  While it may seem inviting to pick up the water hose and start spraying, there are particular rules you should know about DIY car washes. The last thing you'd want is to take the shine away from your premium paint. Here's our list of dos and don'ts for washing your vehicle:  Don't use course materials to scrub your car. Please avoid using a t-shirt or dirty rag to do the washing. Instead, we recommend using a microfiber cloth or a specialty fabri ... read more

6 Fun (& Shocking) Facts About BMW

6 Fun (& Shocking) Facts About BMW

Created in 1916, BMW remains to be one of the most respected and well-loved car brands in the world. While people may associate the brand with high-performance and luxury status, the brand manages to cater to various types of individuals. Besides making cars, many people don't know much about BMW. Today, we will do a deep-dive into some fun and interesting facts that most people do not know about the famous company. BMW Stands for Bayerische Motoren Werke GmbH, which roughly translates to be “Bavarian Engine Works Company”. You'd be surprised to know that the majority of BMW owners don't even know what it stands for!  BMW Used to Produce Plane Engines. The company came about during World War I to tackle Germany's shortage of fighter planes. However, BMW discontinued aircraft production after the war ended. Furthermore, the Treaty of Versaille forbade any German business from manufacturing warplanes. The Logo Colors Symbolize Bavaria. The famous blue ... read more

What Are the Top Signs of Dirty Fuel Injectors?

What Are the Top Signs of Dirty Fuel Injectors?

Fuel injectors play an essential role in delivering fuel to the engine to guarantee optimum combustion. A bad fuel injector can decrease gas mileage and occasional idling, leading to poor engine performance. Regular maintenance and the knowledge to spot signs of failing fuel injectors will come in handy for most vehicle owners.  These are the symptoms of faulty fuel injectors that aren't easy to ignore: ENGINE STALLS OR ROUGH IDLE - If your car sputters and vibrates when you are idling at the stop sign or in traffic, this is a major sign that the fuel injector is impaired. An insufficient amount of fuel causes the engine to stall.  ENGINE MISFIRES - The engine may misfire due to dirty gasoline. Whenever this happens, your vehicle may struggle to start because the injectors are dirty. LOSS IN FUEL EFFICIENCY - When your gas mileage becomes irregular, there is a possibility that it is time to have your injectors checked. Clean fuel injectors should boost your mileage ba ... read more

Why You Shouldn't Ignore Drivetrain Damage

Why You Shouldn't Ignore Drivetrain Damage

There are several common signs that can indicate damage to your vehicle's drivetrain. They can include noisy axles, clunking sounds, problems accelerating, and a shuddering response when turning. If you've regarded any of these impediments, it is highly recommended that you get it inspected by an auto expert as soon as possible. Minnesota drivers should never put off drivetrain repairs, no matter how much you wish to procrastinate. At Eurotech Auto Service, we've seen how things can go downhill when drivers delay a drivetrain repair.   Don't Put Off Drivetrain Repairs We often don't like the sound "car repairs," so, understandably, many drivers hesitate to take their car to the auto shop when their drivetrain acts up. While sometimes procrastinating can be harmless, it almost always means terrible things for your vehicle. It's especially true for drivetrain damage, which can worsen quickly and can lead to serious harm to your car, your wallet ... read more

Get a Crack at This - Windshield Repair

Get a Crack at This - Windshield Repair

Whether it's a chip, a crack, or both, you have to be super careful with damage to your windshield. You might be tempted to overlook it if it's not hindering your ability to see when you drive. However, it is important to know that even the most minor cracks or chips can spread easily and quickly. As a result, it can bring out several more safety risks.   The Risks of a Cracked Windshield Windshield Damage Can Worsen With Bad Weather - Moisture can likely trickle into the chip or crack whenever it rains or snows. If that moisture remains enclosed in the area while in freezing temperatures, then the crack will worsen. The heat from the summer can also cause a crack to worsen if left ignored. Higher Potential of Car Accidents - If your cracked windshield is preventing you from seeing in any way at all while driving, then you need to get it fixed as soon as possible. You are putting yourself and others on the road at risk and increasing your chances of getting into an acc ... read more

How Often Do I Need a Wheel Alignment?

How Often Do I Need a Wheel Alignment?

Sometimes bad roads are unavoidable. If you drive through potholes, hit a curb, or go on a poorly maintained road, your wheel alignment may get affected. You may not notice any damage at first, but the tires may start to wear out unevenly with time. Regular tire or wheel alignment ensures that your wheels last longer and perform properly. It also prevents your vehicle from vibrating weirdly or leaning in one direction. But how do you know that your car needs a wheel alignment? Here are a few ways to help you know that your car needs tire alignment. Slight Pulling Towards One Direction If your vehicle is not severely misaligned, it might be hard to notice the sharp pulling. You can test your alignment by releasing the steering wheel for a moment when driving on a straight road, with no traffic. If the vehicle swerves in one direction, then you probably need a wheel alignment. Loose Steering Wheel If you notice that your steering wheel is loose, you should immediately have it check ... read more

What Happens If I Ignore My Low Tire Pressure Warning Light?

What Happens If I Ignore My Low Tire Pressure Warning Light?

Vehicles produced after 2008 have inbuilt tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) that check the tire pressure via several sensors. There is a light on the dashboard that shows when tire pressure is low. However, the light only comes on if the tire pressure is 25% below the recommended pressure for safe driving. Therefore, you should not use the TPMS as a substitute for regular tire pressure checks. What Happens When You Ignore the Light? The correct tire pressure is vital for safe driving. So, if it is 25% below the recommended level, the car will have problems with handling and steering. Here is a look at some of the other repercussions: • Low pressure lowers the fuel efficiency of your vehicle, causing you to spend more than you would with the correct tire pressure • It increases the braking distance, heightening the risk of hitting objects and other road users in case of an emergency • It lowers the stability of the vehicle and may cause you to ... read more

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