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Yearly Archives: 2020

5 Key Signs Your BMW Has an Oil Leak

5 Key Signs Your BMW Has an Oil Leak

Clean engine oil is essential to strong engine performance in BMW's. Engine oil keeps the engine's hot internal parts lubricated and cool. With time, engine oil can become dirty, gritty, and even leak out. This can damage the engine and lead to costly repairs. If there's a lack of engine oil, the metal internal parts will rub together. Too much friction from the hot metal parts can cause the engine to overheat. A pool of oil under your car is one significant sign that there's a leak. However, not all BMW's may have a visible leak. There are several signs that there may be an oil leak, and it's essential to be aware to prevent permanent damage to your vehicle. Below are five indicators that your BMW has an oil leak.  The oil light came on.  When the oil levels are low, the dashboard light will illuminate to alert you. Don't rely on the dashboard light to notify you of a problem with your BMW. Check the oil levels regularly to prevent any surp ... read more

3 Ways to Avoid Purchasing a Lemon

3 Ways to Avoid Purchasing a Lemon

There are over one hundred ways to describe a vehicle, and "lemon" is one of the most undesirable ways. They're a car buyer's worst nightmare, so it's important to learn a few ways to help avoid them. Purchasing a vehicle is a substantial financial commitment with a lot of moving parts. To decrease your risk of becoming victimized by shady car sales tactics, we've created a list of 3 great ways to avoid accidentally purchasing a lemon.  Test Drive A test drive is critical for all vehicle sales, whether the vehicle is new or used. Test drives offer the opportunity to feel out the car and inspect for any damage or malfunctions during the drive. During the test drive, you can look out for any unusual sounds or smells. A drive allows you to check that all fluids are healthy, lights are working, and the tire threads are properly wearing.  Pre-Purchase Inspection Purchasing a vehicle isn't cheap, and it shouldn't be a decisi ... read more

What Happens If You Put the Wrong Gas in Your Car?

What Happens If You Put the Wrong Gas in Your Car?

If you just purchased a vehicle, you may be eager to get it on the road. First, you need to fill up the tank. You get to the gas station and realize that you put the wrong fuel in the gas tank at the last minute. What happens when a vehicle is filled with the wrong gas? What should you do?  If you put regular gas in a vehicle meant for premium fuel: Handling and performance will be reduced.  The fuel economy will be decreased. Long term engine damage will not occur.  Using premium fuel should reverse any adverse effects.  Premium fuel in a vehicle meant for regular fuel:   If the owner’s manual recommends using regular fuel, using premium fuel won’t offer any benefits. Using premium gas should not cause any significant damage. Gas in a vehicle meant for diesel fuel:  Gas in a diesel engine is damaging to a car. Diesel lubricates the fuel system, while gas can cause premature wear on ... read more

Is Time For 30/60/90k Factory Maintenance?

Is Time For 30/60/90k Factory Maintenance?

A 30/60/90k vehicle service refers to a maintenance schedule that automotive manufacturers suggest following to uphold the integrity of your car and increase its lifespan. After every 30k miles or so, your vehicle deserves a thorough inspection with upkeep to ensure it continues to operate safely and efficiently. The 30/60/90k vehicle maintenance is to inspect your vehicle’s major systems for any issues. After the inspection, your vehicle will have a service done as needed, such as: Replacing the filters Oil Change Checking tire pressure and tire rotation All major fluids are topped off (as needed) Brake service Tire Balance Replacing the spark plugs/wires And more... The 30/60/90k factory maintenance is a check-up for your car and should be prioritized as such. It maintains the overall health of your vehicle and helps to avoid costly auto repairs in the future. Even a drop of prevention is worth more than two handfuls of a cure. Factory maintenance doesn’t just pr ... read more

Tips To Extend The Life Of Your High Mileage Vehicle

With proper maintenance and regular servicing, most vehicles can stand the test of time. It’s no secret that your high mileage car requires a bit more TLC than a newer vehicle. If your vehicle already has 75,000 to 100,000, your goal may be to increase its life cycle by another 100,000. If you stick to a service schedule and stay on top of any recommended care and services, your vehicle can remain reliable for several years. Below are a few simple tips that will help extend the life of your high mileage vehicle.   The key is to stick to a regular service schedule. With commuting and summer road trips, your vehicle will rack up many miles. Your owner’s manual will have recommendations on the best mileage periods to get serviced, but if you no longer have it, your trusted automotive expert can advise you. A routine vehicle check-up is meant to catch any potential issues that may need to be fixed before it becomes a costly problem. Regular check-ups ... read more

Checking your vehicle fluids

Our vehicles need liquid to operate just as we do. Our four-wheeled friends use fluids to get us from point A to point B. With owning a car comes responsibility, so it’s vital to learn the essential fluids that help your vehicle operate. Without fluids, your car won’t drive, and it won’t be safe if it does. One of the simplest ways to maintain your car’s health is by regularly checking fluid levels at least once a month. You can gain a ton of useful information about your fluid levels with a visual inspection. As a reminder, always check your fluids while the car is turned off and cooled down.  Below are fluids your vehicle uses to operate and why they are essential to monitor:    Engine Oil   One of the most important oils to check is the engine oil. Metaphorically speaking, the engine oil is like the blood of your combustion engine. The oil’s purpose is to lubricate, clean, and seal various parts of the engine. It also prevent ... read more

Get Your A/C Inspected Before Summer!

Get Your A/C Inspected Before Summer!

The days are finally getting warmer, and summer is almost officially here. You definitely don’t want to get stuck driving in the summer without air conditioning, which is why now is the time to have your vehicle’s A/C inspected. Here at German Motors, we want to ensure that you and your passengers are comfortable on the road.  If you notice an issue with your vehicle’s air conditioning system, such as it isn’t as cold as it used to be or you feel hot air blowing out with the A/C is turned on, don’t hesitate to give us a call today to schedule an appointment. Our experts will complete a full visual inspection of your vehicle’s air conditioning system to figure out the issue and get you back on the road quickly with working A/C.  Although you may not be experiencing an issue with your air conditioning, it is always a good idea to have the system inspected and serviced before summer. There could be an underlying issue that is not yet showing ... read more

What Emergency Items Should I Keep in My Vehicle?

Driving the same route to work or school every day means you probably feel relatively safe along your route. When it comes to driving, you really never know what can happen. This is because you share the road with many other drivers, and everyone's decisions on the road can affect others. Plus, you may think your vehicle is in top shape but there may be an issue brewing underneath the hood.  We really never know when we might find ourselves in an accident or a breakdown, and being prepared with various emergency items can be super helpful in times of need. The more prepared you are in a certain situation, the more likely you will be able to handle the incident without panicking or making the issue worse.  The following emergency items are great to place in your vehicle: Spare Tire, Jack, and Lug Wrench - Having a spare tire is extremely important. You never know when you might need one. A tire can blow out unexpectedly just by driving over a nail or other sharp object ... read more

COVID-19 Update - We are Open!

COVID-19 Update - We are Open!

At German Motors, your safety is important to us. Our business is considered an essential service and therefore, we remain OPEN for business. It is vital more than ever to have a working vehicle. Those who are still working in healthcare, law enforcement, and other essential industries will be relying on their vehicles to get them to work. Others will need a reliable car to get them to the store to pick up supplies and food for their families. We want you to know that we are available and here to help with your vehicle's needs during this uncertain time.  During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are committed to providing an environment that promotes social distancing. In addition, your vehicle will be provided a seat cover, a floor mat, and other barriers along with a disinfectant treatment prior to delivery. We are also offering a Drive Thru service which will allow you to service your vehicle without the worry of coming in contact with others. During this time plea ... read more

Wheel Alignment in Las Vegas, NV

Here at German Motors, we are here to assist when you find yourself in need of a wheel alignment in Las Vegas NV. While a wheel alignment service may seem like a simple one, not every shop uses the best equipment in the industry to perform their alignments which can hinder the accuracy of the service. At German Motors, we use the Hunter HawkEye Alignment equipment which is regarded as the best wheel alignment tool available.  The Hunter HawkEye Alignment machine is the fastest and most accurate alignment tool on the market today. It uses precise cameras and computer technology to adjust your vehicle's wheel alignment angles to the exact manufacturer recommendations with complete accuracy. Additionally, the equipment can read your vehicle's current alignment in less than 70 seconds, compared to the standard alignment equipment at 4 minutes. This helps our mechanics work faster and get your service completed in a timely manner.  Proper wheel alignment is so important ... read more

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