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How to Prepare Your Car for Winter

How to Prepare Your Car for Winter

How To Prepare Your Car For Winter As winter approaches, we make several changes to prepare ourselves for the cold. It’s likely that you’ve already pulled out your winter boots, sweaters, and scarves to keep yourself warm. You might also take preventive measures to avoid plumbing and insulation problems at your home. Similarly, it is important to prepare your car to prevent damage due to lower temperatures! Not only is it crucial to prevent your car from potential weather damage, but it can also keep you safe while you drive during winter storms. Prepare your car for winter to prevent ...
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Car Engine Maintenance Tips

Your engine is obviously one of the most vital parts of your vehicle, but somehow it's still overlooked by some when it comes to maintenance. With proper care, your engine may end up lasting for more years than expected. Here are some tips on how you can care for it: Replace Your Spark Plugs If your spark plugs are more than 30,000 miles old, replace them immediately. As they age, spark plugs may fail you when you need them the most causing it to pause and hiccup whenever you press on the gas which is always something you don't want ...
Everything You Need to Know About Seasonal Tires

Everything You Need to Know About Seasonal Tires

When it comes to tires, you want as much grip as possible so that you can be safe and secured to the road without skidding or sliding. To ensure this, you have quite a few different options when choosing tires. Different types of tires use different rubber formulas, which grip the road differently depending on the temperature. Using All Season Tires Year Round While this is the most cost effective option upfront, it may not be the best option in the long term. All season tires will do fine in both hot and cold weather, but they don’t perform as ...
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Tips for Spring Car Care

Spring is here, and in New England that means it’s the beginning of some of the best driving we have year round. But before your car is ready for spring, you might want to consider how winter might’ve affected it. Winters can be tough on cars and it’s not uncommon for car owners to use the springtime to do a proper check up and assess any elements that might need detailing or just some TLC. Alignment & Suspension Snow, sleet, rocky terrain, potholes and even speedbumps can misalign your vehicle's suspension, and the colder weather doesn’t help either. If you ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...