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How to Get Your AC Ready for Summer

With summer right around the corner, it’s a great time to make sure your car’s air conditioning is up and working. If you bought a car this past winter, as many of us did, one thing you might’ve forgotten to test is the AC system within the car. If you know New England summers then you know you don’t want to get caught with your AC out. Do you have a German vehicle in need or servicing? We are experts on a wide range of makes and models, including Audi, BMW, VW, and Porsche. The most common signs that your ...

Which German Cars are Most Reliable?

One of the reasons Americans love European cars is their reliability. While German vehicles are often chosen to be “fun cars” than reliable, these can easily check both boxes, and are known to be ultra reliable day in and day out when properly serviced and maintained. In addition, they have the interior comforts and ease of driving that you come to expect from high class options. BMW 3 Series Originally released in the 70s, the 3 series has remained BMWs most popular and iconic vehicle on the road today. What’s special about the 3 series is that it sits at ...

Can I Take a German Car to Any Mechanic?

So you’ve just bought your first foreign car, congratulations! While these vehicles are loved for their road feel, long lasting quality and beautiful design, there is more that goes into taking care of them than a domestic or Japanese vehicle. Whether you’ve just purchased a new vehicle or a vintage classic, learning how to service them is part of the pleasure of owning one, and key to giving your car a long and fulfilling life. Everyday Maintenance of German Vehicles You might think that for something as simple as an oil or tire change, any local mechanic is fine. While ...

How to Preserve Your Car’s Engine

The heart of your vehicle is the engine. It's what keeps it alive! It is crucial to make sure it is always running correctly. Otherwise, you won't be driving too far. Having proper and regular maintenance on your engine will also keep it from overheating. Make sure you and your car are safe on the road. Here are some tips for preserving your car's engine: Keep it Clean Your engine does the most work in your car. Keeping it clean from grime, dust, and debris will keep it healthy. As time passes, the filters can become blocked, and dirt, leaves, ...

Preventative Maintenance Tips for the Changing Seasons

Believe it or not, spring is right around the corner. Is your car ready for the changing seasons? Maintaining your vehicle year-round is vital to its overall health and wellness. If you are looking for some ways to keep your car in-shape, German AutoSport can help. Here are some preventative maintenance tips as we get closer to spring 2021: Check Your Tires Tires change when the seasons do! If you have snow tires on your car, it's almost time to switch them out for standard tires. If you need an alignment or tire rotation, winter going into spring is a ...

Winter Car Care Tips For Volkswagens

When winter rolls around, it can take a toll on your car - especially in the New England weather. Road conditions can get pretty bad during the dead of winter. If there are any issues with your Volkswagen vehicle before the winter season, you should try to sort them out before the snow and ice take over the roads! There are also some steps to take so you can avoid issues during the winter. Here are some winter car care tips for Volkswagens: Check Your Tires When the weather gets colder, your tire pressure tends to drop. You should be ...

Signs You Need a Wheel Alignment

Having a wheel alignment will help with your vehicle's performance and prolong the life of your tires. Many car owners are unsure of when they need an alignment, which can end up hurting their vehicle. Make sure you are safe on the road by ensuring your car has a proper alignment. The most important part of knowing when to get an alignment is by listening to your vehicle. Here are some warning signs to look for to see if you need an alignment: Tire Wear That Isn't Even You won't know your tires are worn down unless you take a ...

Everything to Know About Snow Tires

We are in the dead of winter, and snow could easily be right around the corner! Is your car prepared? Snow tires can help out you and your car tremendously while driving through icy roads. If you don't currently have snow tires on your vehicle, you should consider purchasing some to help you out in the winter months. Here are some important facts to know about using snow tires: Should I Get Snow Tires? Do you drive to New Hampshire or Maine to ski? Or does your car slip and slide in your neighborhood every time it snows? Since we ...

How Do You Know if Your Vehicle Needs New Brakes?

One of the greatest fears of drivers is the sudden loss of braking power. However, it’s also one part of the vehicle that we overlook – until there is a problem. Fortunately, there are a few ways to tell if your car’s breaks are going to need a checkup soon. Keep reading for ways to know if your vehicle needs new brakes. Listen Well Usually, the first sign of your brakes going is the presence of a new sound coming from the car. This sound could range from a low humming to a high pitched screech, depending on what the ...

Are Snow Tires Necessary in Massachusetts?

For drivers in Massachusetts, it can be confusing to know what type of tire is best. Between all-season tires, winter tires, and other options like chains, it’s challenging to know what you should be driving on. You may have heard the recommendation to replace your regular tires with snow tires in the winter, but is it really that important? That will ultimately depend on where you live. Today, we’ll be looking at whether snow tires are actually necessary for Massachusetts drivers. All-season vs. Snow Tires All-season tires came into popularity in the 1970s and eliminated the need for different sets ...