Wednesday, November 23, 2016

How to Winterize your Audi

Winter can be brutal to your car. With all the beating it will go through this winter, it is a must that you follow a few Audi repair Laguna Niguel service tips to ensure that your car does not get stuck.
  1. Battery. The battery is responsible for producing the cranking amperage which is necessary to start your Audi. If it is more than five years, debris could build up reducing the effectiveness of the battery, so have it checked by a professional Audi repair technician. If you expect to have your Audi sit for two or more weeks, make sure you install a low amperage battery tender to keep your battery charged and avoid battery drain.
  1. Coolant system. The coolant system of an Audi is made of plastic, so it becomes brittle with continued heat exposure. Some components of the system like the hose may even show cracks or blisters, so it needs to be checked by a technician regularly. The system should also be flushed to remove any accumulated dirt that may prevent the system from cooling effectively. Be wary of your cooling system fault light and have a tech check your coolant system when it lights up because it signifies an issue with the system that could increase fuel consumption too.
  1. Tire and Tire Pressure. Have the condition of your tires checked by a technician to ensure that there are no foreign objects stuck to it that might cause damage to your tires. Also, inspect the tread of your car. It is already considered unsafe to travel with a tire tread of less than 3/32 inch. The tire pressure level should also be on the right level. To stay safe on the road, use winter tires as it will provide you better grip and traction on the white road.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

How to Keep your BMW Safe During Winter

It's not you who decides when your BMW car needs servicing; it's your car! BMW service Laguna Niguel can typically be done in intervals of 12,000 to 16, 000 miles but factors like the number of drive cycles as well as the average trip you travel in miles will alert the internal computer of your BMW that it is due for servicing. The settings in I-DRIVE or your left-hand control stalk on the steering column will also tell you when your BMW car needs its maintenance.
It's winter, and the fundamental realities of physics tell you that no matter how you try to stop your BMW immediately, you can't always control your grip on your wheels and it will take longer to do so because of the snow-covered road. Also, BMWs are considered by many as terrible cars when the roads turn white.
Of course, just because you own one doesn't mean you would just keep it in your garage when the snow starts to fall. Here are some winter tips to keep you and your BMW safe:

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Porsche: Safety Tips For Winter

Porsche remains to be a notch luxury car when it comes to its styling, performance, safety and environmental innovation. In many years, it has set industry standards and broke records with a long racing heritage of over 28,000 victories under its belt. That is why it's no wonder that Porsche is considered as the world's most successful brand in sports car racing. Thus, it is highly valuable to have a Porsche repair Laguna Niguel expert who knows how to handle and take care of your luxury vehicle.
When the days become shorter, and the temperature starts to fall below freezing road conditions, the Porsche cars are the first to suffer. Here are a few options when tackling icy roads.
First and most important is making sure that you have the correct wheels and tires. Wheels and tires carry the power of a Porsche vehicle from the chassis to the road. They have an enormous impact on your safety – especially under cold weather conditions. That is why it is recommended to use winter wheels and tires because they are chemically formu­lated to help combat hardening due to cold temperatures. It increases the ability of the car to grip while decreasing braking distance during snowy, icy or cold conditions.
Checking your tire pressure is also essential particularly during the winter. When the weather drops, the air inside your tire contracts, causing the pressure to drop. Your tires become more vulnerable to damage the colder the temperature gets because the pressure inside it also decreases. So make sure always that the cold inflation pressure level is always correct.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Get Your Mercedes-Benz Autumn Ready

Summer is over, but unfortunately, it might also have set a record high impacts on your Mercedes-Benz vehicles. With the fall season being here, it's best to ensure your Mercedes is ready for the crisper autumn month. Make sure your vehicle is all set by following the steps below:
  1. Lights. Make sure your vehicle lights are working properly as the nights are getting shorter this season. Visibility issues could arise so have your Mercedes repair Laguna Niguel specialist check all the lights in your car: headlights, tail lights, parking lights, stop lights, fog lights and emergency lights.
  1. Wipers. Wipers usually lose their flexibility because of the hot summer rays it has to endure, so they end up detached from the windshield surface. Choose from frame style, premium beam style or heavy duty style wipers depending on where you're heading this autumn.
  1. Brakes. The roads are slick and wet due to rains and lots of falling leaves so a non-working brake system could put you and your family's safety in danger if it is not examined.