Yearly Archives: 2021

7 Signs Your BMW Ignition Coil Is Failing in West Hills

7 Signs Your BMW Ignition Coil Is Failing in West Hills

BMWs are reliable vehicles that are fun to drive, but it may be difficult to enjoy those qualities if your BMW’s ignition coil is failing. Your vehicle’s ignition coil is central to its ability to function, and if this component fails, you may not be able to drive your BMW at all. To help you prevent this, below is some vital information about how ignition coils work as well as a list of signs that your BMW’s ignition coil might be malfunctioning. Understanding The Ignition Coil and Its Purpose Your BMW’s engine needs approximately 40,000 volts of electricity to run correctly, but its battery is only able to produce 12 volts. The ignition coil fixes this problem by amplifying the battery’s electricity current before sending it through your vehicle’s spark plugs and into the engine. This amplification process happe ... read more

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What are the Signs of Worn Shocks and Struts?

What are the Signs of Worn Shocks and Struts?

When you buy a new car, the ride is smooth as velvet. You can't feel bumps in the road, but as your automobile gets older, it will show signs of needing repair. The suspension system is a significant part of the car's operation. Therefore, over time, you will need to replace your struts and/or shock absorbers. Typically, it's not expensive to replace struts or shocks, and often, they are easy to replace. Here's how to tell if shocks are bad. Signs of Driving with Bad Shocks and Struts You'll know if you need shocks because your vehicle will not perform as well as it did in the weeks before. Look for these bad shock/strut symptoms: Does your car bounce when coming to a complete stop or hit a bump in the road? If it bounces even a little, this could be a sign you need struts and shocks.   If your car feels like it's going down into a pool of water after hitting your breaks or if it takes longer to stop, you could need struts or shocks ... read more

What Can Wear Down Tires Prematurely?

What Can Wear Down Tires Prematurely?

It's no secret that driving a vehicle with worn out tires is extremely unsafe, no matter what the weather conditions are. If the road is wet or dry, the vehicle can still slip or if a tire is very thin it could burst at high speed. Tire thinness means it cannot grip the road in an emergency situation, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle and have an accident. Thus, tire depth is vitally important for your vehicle to remain safely on the road and to keep occupants safe too. The depth of the tire is called the 'tread' and having enough of this 'tread' thickness means that if you brake suddenly in rainy conditions or snow, your vehicle will have traction on the road, and as you reduce speed the car will be able to maintain grip on the road surface. It is important to know what the standard is for tire tread depth in your country. For example, in the United States the measurement of tire treads should be between 9/32-inch and 11/32-inch when brand new. T ... read more

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