New Car Technology Developments

Car Technology-resizedAs 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

BMW-320dThe 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

urlIf 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

1594fb8e40463872008aaff4aed912c0Cars 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

a8OUrxUnlike 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

2001 Mercedes-Benz S430 - 2If 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?

file151254208591Wheel 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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Signs of Bad Brake Rotors

a8OUrxThere a few different ways to tell if your brake rotors are bad. If you believe that they are bad, don’t hesitate to contact us here at Autoworks to have one of our mechanics check them out and decide whether or not they need to be replaced. It is important that your brakes are always working properly, as faulty brakes can present hazards and put you at risk of an accident. Here are a few signs of bad brake rotors.

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Signs You May Need a Tune-Up

BMW-320dIf you’ve had such issues as sluggishness, squealing, unreliability or vibrating with your vehicle, it may be trying to tell your something — like that it’s time for a tune-up.

Newer vehicles are significantly different from their decades-old brethren that require a tune-up every 10,000 or 20,000 miles. It is increasingly common in today’s vehicles for manufacturer-recommended service intervals to stretch to 100,000 miles before certain maintenance items, such as replacing the spark plugs, should be performed.

This doesn’t mean that routine maintenance or potential warning signs should be avoided or ignored, however. After all, replacing a vehicle can be extremely expensive. The alternative that is more economical is to take care of the car you’re already driving. It is important to pay attention to what your vehicle may be trying to tell you and recognizing the signs that it’s time for a tune-up or maintenance.

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When to Replace Shocks

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Shocks that are worn out are a serious safety issue. But how can you tell when they really need to be replaced? The best way is to ask an a local auto repair shop, Contact Autoworks today to get your shocks checked. First though, here is a few shock absorber basics and signs you can look for yourself.

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