What is the Meaning of Dashboard Warning Lights?

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Lighted dashboard warning lights can bring on worry and concern for many drivers. The trouble behind many of the lights can be handled simply, but it is best not to wait if something needs to be checked. Ignoring a dashboard warning light could mean that a simple repairs becomes much larger. If you can’t figure out why the light is on, take your vehicle to a trusted mechanic or auto parts store.

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What Car Computers Can and Can’t Control

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Cars today can easily run on up to a hundred million lines of software code. In comparison, that is two or three times the amount of code used for Facebook. With all of this coding, there’s many things they can control, but there’s also a good amount that they can’t control.

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Protecting Your Car from Sun Damage

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Did you know your vehicle’s interior can reach a temperature as high as 140 degrees Fahrenheit on a hot, sunny summer day? It’s probably not a surprise that this amount of heat and the sun’s ultraviolet rays can do a number on your upholstery, dashboard and other components. Taking precautions to protect your car before the damage is done is the smartest way to keep the inside of your vehicle looking like new.

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New Car Technology Developments

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As we are half way through 2016, we are seeing an increase in car technology. Remember when cell phone technology was first being implemented in vehicles? These functions are now standard features in almost every auto on the market today.

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Keeping Your Car Battery Running Smoothly


The battery for your car is one of the mainstays of its life and performance. Without the car battery, you would not be able to start your car, and all the electrical components of your car would be out of commission. This is why it is crucial to keep your battery properly maintained and in top condition. Here are a few useful tips for keeping you car battery running smoothly.

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Common Reasons Your Car May Not Be Starting


If your car won’t start, this could be a result of a variety of things, so we’ve compiled a list of some of the most common reasons and tips for troubleshooting the cause. Usually, there are subtle distinctions between the causes, as listed below, and it can save you some time at a repair shop if you know what the issue is upfront. Here are the most common reasons your car may not start.

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Why You Should Hire a Professional for Engine Control Unit Repairs


Cars today have over 80 different computers scattered around the car, but one of the biggest ones is the engine control unit (ECU). The engine control unite is also known as the engine control module (ECM), which controls most of the key engine functions, including the fuel/air mixture, spark timing and more.

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When to Replace Brake Pads on Your Car


Unlike many mechanical issues that can arise out of nowhere, your brake pads will usually signal when their time is up. Ignoring the screeching noises when you hit the brakes though, can affect not only your safety, but also your pocketbook. Here is some useful information when it comes to brake pads and when they should be replaced.

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Our Inventory: Vehicles Currently For Sale

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If you are in the market for a new vehicle, Autoworks has a few options you may want to look at. Currently, we have a 2000 BMW 528I, 2001 Mercedes-Benz S430, 1994 Volvo 940 and a 1997 Mercedes Benz E320. This article will highlight the 200 BMW 528I and the 2001 Mercedes-Benz S430.

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Is it Time for a Wheel Alignment?


Wheel alignment can help your tires perform properly and help them last longer. It can also improve handling and prevent your vehicle from pulling in one direction or vibrating strangely on the road.

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