Yearly Archives: 2021

How to Prep Your BMW for the Cooler Weather

How to Prep Your BMW for the Cooler Weather

If you are a BMW owner, you probably know the importance of regular car care and maintenance. Fall is one of the pivotal times of year to do a comprehensive check-up of your vehicle and take care of those pesky services that you've been putting off for the summer.    The summer heat can wear down our vehicles a lot faster than you think, which is why the fall season is an ideal time to recover from that. The leaves will start changing colors, and the fall breeze will kick in before you know it, and it will be more critical now than ever to ensure that your BMW will stay safe on the road for the rest of 2021.   If you've been cruising around your BMW or taking it on road trips all summer, you've probably noticed that it's a little worn out. A tune-up can give your bimmer a refresher and prep for what's to come this fall. We urge our customers to follow this maintenance list of items to take care of before the fall and winter commence: Check all yo ... read more

What Causes Vehicle Oil Leaks in Land Rovers?

What Causes Vehicle Oil Leaks in Land Rovers?

Land Rover is well known for its high-performance, luxurious SUVs. While these cars are built to go anywhere on various terrains, they aren't invincible. As with any other motor vehicle, Land Rovers are bound to have some issues from time to time. One of the most common problems that you may experience with your Land Rover is oil leaks. These nasty leaks can be damaging to the health of your Land Rover's engine. Here are the most common culprits behind an oil leak:   Damaged Seals The system that stores your engine oil has gaps in it that have valves or seals. If these pieces become damaged or old, it can cause oil to spill out of the vehicle.   Faulty Oil Pan You can damage your oil pan after a collision or whenever you drive on rough road surfaces. The oil pan is placed very close to the ground, which makes it susceptible to damage.    Old Filter  If your oil filter gets clogged, then it can also be responsible for leakages. Your filter is ma ... read more

Summer Maintenance Tips for Your Mercedes Benz

Summer Maintenance Tips for Your Mercedes Benz

The name "Mercedes Benz" has been synonymous with class, performance, and luxury for decades. If you are an owner of a MB, you know how significant it is to upkeep your vehicle on a regular basis. At Atlanta Car Care, our technicians are experienced in servicing Benz. Here are some of their words of advice on how to keep your vehicle running smoothly for the summer:   Go In for Your Regular Oil Change One of the most important things you need to do to keep your vehicle happy and fit is to be on schedule with your oil changes. Do not ever ignore this service! Your Benz needs high-quality motor oil to keep the engine well lubricated and optimize performance.   Refill Your Fluids Engine oil isn't the only liquid that your car needs. There are five other essential fluids that your Mercedes needs: transmission, coolant, brake, and power steering fluids. It would be best if you didn't wait until they run out to check on their levels. We advise that you get i ... read more

How to Tell if My Volkswagen Has An Oil Leak

How to Tell if My Volkswagen Has An Oil Leak

Whether you drive the Volkswagen Golf with the 2.0L TDI engine or the Touareg featuring the 4.9L V10 TDI engine, it's crucial to ensure that it has sufficient and quality engine oil. The oil acts as a lubricant, greasing the internal motor parts and preventing overheating. If your car loses oil and nothing is done to flush and replace it, it can lead to irreparable problems, warrantying costly engine replacements. It's critical to know how to tell if you have an oil leak because you'll have the chance to repair the issue at its "bud." It's also a preventive measure that saves you money and time that you'd have otherwise used on repairs. A Black/Dark-Brown Puddle Under the Car A black puddle under the hood is synonymous with an oil leak. The only challenge is that it becomes difficult to know where the oil leak is coming from. It can be a failed or bad-seated gasket on the oil drain plug or an issue with the valve cover gasket, rear main seal, or the oil ... read more

What are the Signs of Kia Suspension Issues?

What are the Signs of Kia Suspension Issues?

Like most vehicles, Kia vehicles can occasionally develop suspension issues. There are a few ways to figure out if your Kia has a suspension issue, an issue related to some other part of the vehicle, or no problem at all. Here are some quick guidelines. Shimmy, Shuddering, or Vibrating A shimmy or shuddering feeling while driving can mean any number of things: A suspension that is out of alignment Tires that need balancing Problems with the steering arm Problems with the tie rod Accident damage A shimmy or vibrating feel when driving is a typical symptom of a suspension or alignment issue. It can make your drive uncomfortable, and can also damage various vehicle components if left ignored. Even a small shimmy can lead to a driving or road hazard. Plus, a shimmy is a symptom; the "illness" could end up causing you to potentially have trouble controlling your vehicle.  The only way to diagnose a shimmy issue is to bring your Kia in so our mechanics can pinpoint th ... read more

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