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Common Issues in Aston Martins: What You Should Know

Common Issues in Aston Martins: What You Should Know

Aston Martin, the epitome of British luxury and performance, as some might say, has been captivating automotive enthusiasts with its elegant design and exhilarating driving experience for over a century. However, like any other vehicle, they are not immune to occasional issues. Let's get you up to speed with some of the most common, but still unlikely, problems that occur in Aston Martins Electrical Problems One of the recurring challenges in Aston Martins revolves around electrical systems. Some owners have reported issues such as malfunctioning dashboard displays, intermittent power window failures, or faulty sensors. These problems can often be traced back to loose connections, faulty wiring, or electronic component failures. Seeking the assistance of a qualified technician with experience in Aston Martins is crucial to diagnose and addressing these electrical gremlins effectively. Transmission Troubles A few Aston Martin models have experie ... read more

5 Signs Your Turbocharger Is Having Problems - Don't Ignore Them

5 Signs Your Turbocharger Is Having Problems - Don't Ignore Them

Turbochargers have become increasingly popular in modern vehicles, boosting engine performance and efficiency, while at the same time making them smaller. However, like any mechanical component, turbochargers can experience issues over time. Recognizing the signs they give off when a problem occurs is crucial to prevent further damage. Down below, we will discuss five common signs that indicate your turbocharger might be having problems. 1. Decreased Power and Performance One of the most noticeable signs of a failing turbocharger is a decrease in engine power and performance. If you feel a significant loss of power during acceleration, or if your vehicle struggles to reach high speeds, it could indicate a problem with the turbocharger. This can be caused by issues such as a worn-out turbine wheel, damaged compressor blades, or a clogged air intake. 2. Excessive Smoke From the Exhaust Another telltale sign of turbocharger trouble is the presence of ... read more

How Do Turbochargers Work?

How Do Turbochargers Work?

Have you ever noticed the letter "T" in some vehicle models or trims? Well, if you have, you have probably wondered what it means. The simple answer is turbo, meaning that the engine has a turbocharger (turbos). And if you want to know about the complex answer, continue reading because we will take a closer look at what turbochargers are, where they are located, and how they affect the engine. What Are Turbochargers Turbochargers are a component usually located in the engine bay that is directly connected to the exhaust system. They have two main components: an intake side and an exhaust side. Inside, there are two fins that are used to collect air. It also has a lot of bearings, so there is no friction between the moving parts. You can easily spot it because it resembles a snail or seashell. How Do They Work Now that you know about where it is located and its important parts, let's get into how it works. When your engine works, it pr ... read more

Catalytic Converter Theft on the Rise

Catalytic Converter Theft on the Rise

Catalytic converter theft has been on the rise in recent years, and it's become a significant issue for car owners. In this blog, we'll discuss why catalytic converter theft is on the rise and what you can do to prevent it. Let's start with what a catalytic converter is and why it's valuable. A catalytic converter is a device in your car's exhaust system that reduces the emissions of harmful gases, such as carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxide. It contains precious metals, such as platinum, palladium, and rhodium, which are valuable and can be sold for a high price. Thieves target catalytic converters because they can quickly sell the metals for a profit. Why Are Catalytic Converter Theft Cases on the Rise? High metal prices: The value of the metals used in catalytic converters has increased in recent years, making them more attractive to thieves. Prices for platinum, palladium, and rhodium have all risen significantly in the last few years, creati ... read more

The Difference Between Maybach And Mercedes Benz Models

The Difference Between Maybach And Mercedes Benz Models

Just like any other car manufacturer, Mercedes Benz has special editions and trims. One of them is the tuning house, Maybach. Back in 2015, it became a sub brand of Mercedes and specialized in making extremely luxurious and high-class vehicles. One of the most popular Maybach models produced is the S-class and G-Class(SUVs), which can be spotted by the double "M'' emblem on the hood's front. You may wonder what makes it so unique and what distinguishes it from regular Mercedes Benzes. Well, in this blog, we will share with you a couple key differences and why they are so sought after. Comfort One of the most noticeable upgrades is the comfort level. Maybach has taken care of the interiors by incorporating additional padding in the seats and using premium materials like Alcantara leather, suede, and carbon fiber. There are also more ambient lighting and seating features, resulting in an even more homey feel. Extra Features With Mercedes being Mercedes, features and ... read more

Why Is There Smoke Coming From My Car?

Why Is There Smoke Coming From My Car?

When your combustion engine is put to work, air and fuel are burned. As a result, there are a lot of byproducts that your vehicle has to deal with and eventually expel. The used-up fuel and air mixture goes through the exhaust system, which comprises many pipes and vital components. With most cars nowadays, engine emissions are odorless and colorless. That is why it can be alarming to see your vehicle puffing white, black, or gray-blue smoke. An excess amount of exhaust smoke means there is something wrong with your car, and it is not running at peak performance. More often than not, you will need repairs. Reasons for Exhaust Smoke Condensation/Steam - Condensation is the best-case scenario that can come of this. On cold mornings, you may notice wispy, white smoke coming from your exhaust pipe. Relax because this is normal. It is caused by the heat warming up your emissions, causing it to turn into steam. As your engine warms up, it should go away. Oi ... read more

What Damage Can Speed Bumps Do To Your Vehicle?

What Damage Can Speed Bumps Do To Your Vehicle?

We've all been in that situation, where you're driving along not paying close attention, then all of a sudden your car plows into a speed bump, giving you the shock of your life. Although speed bumps are intended to deter drivers from going too quickly, sometimes doing so might harm a car. It is recommended practice to slow down and properly manage a speed bump or hump if you can see it coming. No matter how big your car is, avoid racing over speed bumps frequently. How speed bumps affect your car: They Ruin Your Shocks - Shock absorbers, commonly referred to as shocks, are used by cars to smooth out road imperfections. This explains why not every dip, rock, or bump your car encounters is felt by you. Shocks are regulator coils that respond to changes in the driving environment. However, a pothole can cause you to jump because shocks can't handle the sudden, abrupt drop in the road's surface. Speed bumps could be compared in this way. Your shocks can't quickly ab ... read more

What Does an Oil Filter Do?

What Does an Oil Filter Do?

  Whenever you bring your vehicle to German Motorworks for an oil change, our technicians will always replace the oil filter too. Many drivers tend to overlook this step of an oil change service, but it makes a world of difference. It is the most critical component in assisting the lubrication of the engine. In simple terms, this device cleans the oil to prevent wear and tear in your engine.  What Does an Oil Filter Do? Oil filters are pretty simple actually, but they can vary depending on the filter and brand you use. They can be found below or near the engine block. When motor oil runs through the engine, it picks up dirt, dust, sand, and other harmful particles that get mixed into the fluid. To reduce contamination, the oil filter collects the contaminants and lets clean oil flow into the engine. The filter plays a significant role in extending the life of your engine and improving its performance. When Should You Replace the Oil Filter? You should change the oil filte ... read more

Are Vehicle Pre-purchase Inspections Worth the Cost?

Are Vehicle Pre-purchase Inspections Worth the Cost?

Whether you're looking to buy a new or used car, purchasing a vehicle is one of the biggest investments you can make in your lifetime. A vehicle can add convenience, allowing you to move comfortably from one place to another. However, you shouldn't make your purchasing decision based on the face value of the automobile you intend to buy, especially if you're going for a used car. Pre-purchase inspections conducted by a trained automotive repair technician can help determine the safety and reliability of your vehicle before you've made the final decision. Below are more reasons why vehicle pre-purchase inspections are worth the cost. Pre-purchase Evaluations Provide a Clear Picture of a Car's Real Value Many car sellers set a higher asking price than a vehicle's actual worth. Fortunately, a pre-purchase inspection can help reach a fair price based on its current condition. With the help of a certified automotive repair service provider, you can assess differen ... read more

Why Does My Brake Pedal Feel Spongy?

Why Does My Brake Pedal Feel Spongy?

Your brakes could feel spongy for a number of reasons, or the brake pedal could move closer to the floor than usual. If you encounter one of these circumstances, make sure to have your car checked out right away by a dependable technician. Remember safety comes first. The Causes of a Spongy Brake Pedal There are a few different reasons why your brake pedal might feel spongy. Read on for some of the most common ones: Low or Outdated Brake Fluid The main component required to stop your car is brake fluid. But over time, brake fluid can deteriorate exactly like brake pads. Poor braking performance may therefore be brought on by aged brake fluid. It's also possible that you have a leak, which would make your fluid level low. In either case, have it examined! Brake Lines With Air One of the most frequent reasons for spongy brakes is this. The system becomes out of balance as a result of unevenly distributed hydraulic air pressure, which leads to a problem with soft brake pedaling ... read more

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