Yearly Archives: 2020

Is Your Vehicle Idling Rough?

A rough idling engine can be a cause for concern, especially if the issue points to some sort of engine problem. In order to understand whether or not rough idling is what you are experiencing, lets talk about what exactly idling is and what symptoms indicate rough idling.  When you get into your car and start the engine, it at first runs without you putting it into gear or accelerating. In this state, your engine is idling. It just means that your engine is running, but your vehicle isn't moving or in any gear. A proper idling allows your vehicle to maintain a steady RPM and will ensure that the engines air and fuel mixtures are correct.  Rough idling is when you notice that when your engine is idling, strange symptoms are occurring. These symptoms include a vibrating or shaky vehicle, RPMs that aren't steady and fluctuate quickly, and skipping or slipping sounds. You will definitely feel that your vehicle is "running rough" when your engine is rough idli ... read more

Simple Vehicle Checks to Make Every 6 Months

Vehicle maintenance is the single best way to ensure that your vehicle runs at its best and lasts you throughout the years. When you take care of your car, you protect your investment and guarantee reliable transportation every day. In between your visits to German Motorworks, is doesn't hurt to understand and be aware of your vehicle and know little checks that you can do every 6 months to evaluate your vehicle's condition. If you notice something off, you'll know to come into our shop for further inspection.  Here are some little checks that you can do every 6 months to stay on top of your vehicle's preventative maintenance:  Check your tire tread and look at overall tire condition Make sure that your tire pressure is correct and that your TPMS light is not illuminated Inspect your fluid levels under the hood Change your windshield wipers once a year and check windshield washing fluid Check all of your interior and exterior lights to make sure they are ... read more

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