Frequently Encountered Issues

Frequently Encountered Issues

Most cars have wear indicators on the brake pads. These are designed to make a high pitched squeal just before the pads are worn out. Often these wear indicators will push back when the brakes are applied and the noise will stop. Get your brakes checked as soon as...
Fuel Cost Comparison

Fuel Cost Comparison

The cost of gasoline has many folks going into “sticker shock.” Here is a quick comparative to help you understand how a new more fuel-efficient car might save you money. You can DOWNLOAD this spreadsheet in Excel format to run your own calculations. There is also a...
Need Someone From The Factory?

Need Someone From The Factory?

Need Someone From The Factory? Automotive “Top Guys” Who Might Be Helpful Some Day Audi 3800 Hamlin Rd., Auburn Hills, MI 48326 VP: Len Hunt 1-800-FOR-AUDI Aston Martin 533 MacArthur Blvd., Mahwah, NJ 07430 President: William Donnelly 310-224-4964 BMW 300 Chestnut...
Technical Information Web Sites

Technical Information Web Sites

Manufacturer Web Sites for Mechanic and Owner Information Company Short Term Monthly Yearly Acura http://www.serviceexpress.honda.com $20.00 (72 Hr) $50.00 $500.00 Aston Martin http://www.astonmartintechinfo.com No info at this time Audi http://www.audiusa.com sales...
Severe Service

Severe Service

They Said What? Over the last few years there has been a dramatic switch in the attitude of car makers regarding their service requirements. First off, many have changed the language in the owner’s manual from “Recommended” to “Required” maintenance. This single...