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What are the Most Common BMW Problems?

What are the Most Common BMW Problems?

BMWs are popular for good reason - they are beautifully crafted vehicles that are known for their high performance and handling capabilities. Whether you own a BMW or are considering purchasing one, you understand that a European vehicle such as BMW definitely requires added attention and regular maintenance to keep it running at its best. However, BMW has also been rumored to not be as reliable as some other makes of vehicles and may require a few repairs in its lifetime.  We understand that there are some typical complications with certain BMW models that you may find yourself dealing with over the time of your ownership. Let's look at some of the most common BMW problems that can occur:  Engine overheating - engine overheating is a likely occurrence with BMW, typically due to a faulty water pump or coolant leak.  Oil leak - oil leaks are also common and can be caused by a leaky valve cover gasket or a bad fuel pump. Vibrating steering wheel - a vibrating ... read more

Don't Get Stuck without Car A/C this Summer!

Don't Get Stuck without Car A/C this Summer!

We understand that no driver wants to get stuck during the summer months without a working car air conditioner. If you try to turn on your vehicle's A/C only to find that no air blows out, or maybe only hot air blows out and it never gets colder, there’s something wrong with an A/C component. The A/C system in your vehicle is very complex, and therefore there are a number of different reasons why the system can fail. The following are some of the top causes of A/C system failure:  Refrigerant leak Failed compressor Deteriorated refrigerant hoses Mold or mildew buildup Faulty cooling fan Broken seal or hose The sure way to guarantee that your vehicle’s air conditioning will work properly throughout the summer is to have your system inspected by one of our experts here at Eurotech Auto Service regularly. Routine A/C inspections will allow us to catch small problems early on before they turn into more expensive issues.  If there i ... read more

Why Cooling System Repairs are More Complex On European Cars

  While European vehicles are known for being more complex and intricate, the cooling system is typically a tricky system to repair when it comes to European made cars. The cooling system is an important one because it helps to regulate the temperature of the engine and prevent it from overheating. In European model vehicles, the cooling system is typically tucked into a hard to find area or tight among other components. This makes it more difficult to actually take apart and repair the system.  Additionally, many European vehicles have a remote reservoir to fill up the cooling system and the radiator is usually tucked behind the front grill of the chassis. This can make replacing or filling coolant tricky and more time consuming. This is referred to as a closed cooling system, whereas Asian and Domestic vehicles typically use a conventional cooling system.  A closed cooling system has a hidden radiator, which can make flushing coolant tricky. Typically, a tool calle ... read more

A Message About COVID-19 From Eurotech Auto Service

A Message About COVID-19 From Eurotech Auto Service

EUROTECH AUTO is open and and we are committed to KEEPING OUR CUSTOMERS SAFE. You can get your car fixed without ever needing to enter our shop. Here's how: FREE Vehicle Pick Up and Drop Off Accepting Payment Over The Phone Using a No-Contact Drop Box Disinfecting All Keys and Cars before and after service Frequently Sanitizing the Office New gloves for every service All Communication Over Phone & Email Call us with any questions or to schedule your appointment. Stay safe and wash your hands We'll get through this together! *Some restrictions apply to free vehicle pickup. Call for more details.* COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Notification If you are sick or have any of the main symptoms associated with COVID-19 (fever, cough or shortness of breath), you are required to stay home until fully recovered and without symptoms for at least 24 hours. In addition, the following groups are being advised by hea ... read more

What is an Oxygen Sensor Replacement?

  In order to understand what an oxygen sensor replacement is, it is important to understand what exactly the oxygen sensor does and why it is important.  What is the job of your vehicle's oxygen sensor? The main purpose of a vehicle's oxygen sensor is to better manage the engine's operation. Some vehicles actually have more than one. One sensor is usually connected to the exhaust pipe and is used to measure the amount of oxygen in the exhaust system. Whether the gas measured is high in oxygen content or low, the amount of fuel that enters the engine is adjusted by your vehicle's computer system to maintain the correct mixture of fuel and oxygen to control emissions output. The sensor connected to the catalytic converter will measure the oxygen content of the gases that leave the catalytic converter.  Why is the oxygen sensor important? The oxygen sensors are important to ensure that your vehicle meets emissions s ... read more

Do I Need a Pre-Purchase Inspection When Buying a Used Car?

Do I Need a Pre-Purchase Inspection When Buying a Used Car?

Buying a used car is a great way to get a quality vehicle without spending too much money. If you've been saving for a used car and have finally found the one, you want to be sure that the vehicle is in good condition or at least in the condition that the seller has claimed. Too often we have seen buyers commit to a used vehicle only to have the car breakdown within the first week of driving it. It is hard to see the vehicle's condition from the outside, which is why pre-purchase inspections are so important.  What is a pre-purchase used vehicle inspection?  A pre-purchase inspection is when you bring a used vehicle that you are considering purchasing into our shop for an evaluation. We take a look at the car to determine its health and any repairs that it needs so that you can make an educated decision about buying the car and if the price fits the condition.  Where can I get a pre-purchase vehicle inspection?  You can get a pre-purchase inspection perf ... read more

What Causes Cars to Breakdown During Winter?

What Causes Cars to Breakdown During Winter?

We know that winter driving can be stressful, especially when you try to stay off the roads in times of winter storms and snow. The best thing you can do to be as prepared as possible when hitting the road in the winter is by ensuring that your vehicle is ready to handle the cold weather.  An inspection at our shop can help guarantee that your vehicle is in the best condition to stay reliable through the winter weather, and if not, we can help make the repairs necessary to get your vehicle where it needs to be.  Here are some of the top causes of winter vehicle breakdowns:  Engine overheating - Motor oil runs thicker in cold temperatures, making it harder for it to circulate and keep your car running smoothly—and prevent it from overheating. A dead battery - It’s harder for car batteries to produce a charge in winter — meaning it might not be able to produce enough energy to start your car when you turn the key. Radiator failure - You left your veh ... read more

Happy Thanksgiving from Eurotech Auto Service!

Happy Thanksgiving from Eurotech Auto Service!

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at Eurotech Auto Service! We hope that you had a wonderful holiday with friends and family. With all the holidays comes lots of travel, so if you are planning a road trip in the near future, we recommend that you check off some important travel measures before you hit the road.  Be sure to have your vehicle inspected by the experts here at Eurotech Auto Service before you hit the road. You never want to be caught in a situation where you are stuck without a working vehicle, so guaranteeing that your vehicle is ready for any road trip will keep your family safe and bring you peace of mind on the road.    Pack ample blankets and coats for the road to keep warm if you’re traveling in the cold this winter.    Have an emergency kit on hand in your trunk to help out in cases of emergencies. Some things to make sure you have with you include a spare tire, jack, wrench, flashlight, flares, cell phone char ... read more

Follow These Safety Tips Before Hitting the Road

Follow These Safety Tips Before Hitting the Road

The most important thing when it comes to driving is your safety on the road. We know that driving becomes more of a routine, and you end up just getting into your car everyday without putting much thought into it. However, driving on the road can be vulnerable, especially when you not only rely on your own safe driving, but also the safe driving of others. This is why following certain safety tips before getting into your car every day can help guarantee you arrive to your destination safely.  Before you get into your vehicle, be sure to check off the following:  You've had a good night's rest and don't feel drowsy Eat a snack or meal before hitting the road Be ready for work or school, don't try to get ready in your vehicle You have enough gas to get to and from your destination You know where you are going or have GPS ready and set Your music or radio is set so you aren't messing with it on the road While driving, remember these safety tips: You ... read more

What are Brake Failure Warning Signs?

What are Brake Failure Warning Signs?

Brakes are a very vital component of your vehicle that should never be ignored if an issue arises, especially when you notice a change in performance or experience a problem with braking. Your brakes allow you to stop and slow down when needed to drive safely on the road. If you notice a strange noise, sound, or performance issue, don't hesitate to bring your vehicle into Eurotech Auto Service for an inspection.  Many parts of the brakes can wear down or warp over time, which is why it is important to pay attention to how your vehicle works. Worn brake pads or a warped rotor can cause a decrease in brake performance and can also lead to brake failure. As soon as you notice an issue, don’t hesitate to give our shop a call or schedule an appointment online for friendly service.  According to the Car Care Council, here are the top warning signs to look out for that can indicate a problem with your vehicle’s brakes: Noise: screeching, grinding or clicking noise ... read more

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