Yearly Archives: 2020

Why is My Car A/C or Heater Not Working?

Why is My Car A/C or Heater Not Working?

If you’re experiencing issues with your vehicle’s air conditioning or heating systems, your recent driving experiences have most likely been uncomfortable for both you and your passengers. Driving without working air conditioning or heating can be unbearable at times during extreme weather conditions. As soon as your car’s air conditioning or heating has stopped working, bring your vehicle into the experts here at Bavarian Workshop. Our ASE certified mechanics can repair any issue you may be experiencing and get you back on the road promptly.  Air conditioning systems can often fail due to a leak within the system, a bad compressor, faulty pressure valves, low refrigerant, or a clogged orifice tube. The heating system will usually fail due to a bad heater core, which can also indicate issues for your vehicle's cooling system. For that reason, we always recommend getting any A/C or heating problem addressed and repaired at the first sign of trouble.  An ... read more

Is Replacing an Engine Worth It?

Is Replacing an Engine Worth It?

Dealing with engine trouble is never fun, especially if the issue happens to be something major like a blown head gasket or a broken timing belt. Unfortunately, engine problems do occur periodically and if you haven't been on top of your vehicle's maintenance, you may find yourself having to deal with engine repairs in your vehicle's lifetime. Especially if you have an older vehicle, major engine repairs bring up the question of is replacing an engine worth it, or should you just look into a new vehicle? If engine damage is super extensive, then you may find yourself having to decide between an engine replacement, rebuild, or a new car entirely if the damage isn't repairable. In this instance, you may have to weigh out your options and determine what is the best route for you and your budget.  When you think about an engine replacement as a whole, typically it will cost you less than a new car. However, you may consider the overall condition of your vehicle ... read more

Why Does My Car Shake When it's Idle?

Why Does My Car Shake When it's Idle?

A properly working vehicle is supposed to be smooth and quiet. For example, when you first start your car and are still in park wait to switch into drive, your car is idling. When it's idling, your vehicle should be still and only have a light purr. However, if you notice that your vehicle is super shaky while it is idling, this is an indication of an issue. Typically, the shaking seems to come from the engine and may be accompanied by rattling noises. If you're experiencing this, it's time to have your engine inspected.  Here are some of the potential causes of a vehicle that shakes when it is idling:  Worn out spark plugs Bad timing belt Lose hoses Wrong fuel/air intake Damaged motor mounts Oxygen sensor failure Bad vacuum hoses The causes listed above are just some of the common reasons why you might be experiencing a shaky car while idling. While some fixes may be small, others can be more extensive and can get worse over time if ignored. An engine pro ... read more

Why is My Brake Pedal Sitting Low?

Why is My Brake Pedal Sitting Low?

A low brake pedal is better described as a brake pedal that sits almost to the floor, or one that needs to be pumped repeatedly for the brakes to work. Oftentimes, a low brake pedal also feels "spongy" or soft when you press it, in comparison to how a normal brake pedal might feel which requires more pressure to brake. So, what can cause your European vehicle's brake pedal to sit low, and is it something that needs to be taken care of as soon as possible?  The first thing to check when seeing your vehicle's brake pedal sitting low is the brake fluid. Low brake fluid is a typical cause of a low sitting brake pedal, and is usually caused by a leak somewhere in the system. If you notice that your brake fluid is low, it's important to get this resolved as soon as possible. Adding brake fluid to the reservoir may help you avoid brake failure, however it won't fix the issue if there is a leak somewhere in the system. Our professionals will perform a thorough i ... read more

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