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Monthly Archives: April 2021

Signs Your Audi Has An Oil Leak

Signs Your Audi Has An Oil Leak

Audi is a well-engineered vehicle that has systems to alert you when problems arise. However, some problems may not be obvious and require further investigation. One such problem is an oil leak. Oil leaks may have far-reaching consequences on the engine's life and may compromise your safety on the road. Here are signs that your Audi has an oil leak. There is the Smell of Burning Oil The valve covers may get cracked due to overheating or aging. If they do, the oil may leak from the valve to other parts of the engine, such as the cylinder head, exhaust pipes, and fuel intake. These three parts become very hot, giving off a burning smell when the oil on their surfaces burns. The Oil Warning Comes On Audi has a reporting system that shows when you are low on oil. An engine oil light, which is located just below the steering wheel, comes on. Oil levels may go down due to a leak or not changing oil as often as you should. Whichever the case, take you ... read more

What is a Brake Fluid Flush?

What is a Brake Fluid Flush?

Brake fluid is a hydraulic fluid that transfers the pressure of your foot on the brake pedal to the brake pads on your wheels. It's designed to safeguard metals, including calipers and wheel cylinders. Additionally, it offers protection against corrosion as water enters the system. A brake fluid flush takes the old and dirty brake fluid out of your car system and replaces it with clean and fresh brake fluid. In 2019, Aljazeera reported that Japan's Nissan Motor Co Ltd recalled about 394,025 cars with faulty brake systems that could cause fires because of brake fluid leaks. Replacing brake fluid timings vary depending on the type of car and the manufacturer's recommendation. Mentioned are some of the signs that should signal you to replace your vehicle's brake fluid. Pedal Problems Grinding sound under braking and brake light alert on the dashboard are some of the indicators that your car's pedal system isn't working. You may blame yo ... read more

Getting the Most out of Stock Audio

Getting the Most out of Stock Audio

Welcome to Import’s April blog.  When you first get into a new car, there’s the adjustment period where you learn what you can about the bells and whistles. Sooner or later, we want to get the most out of our sound system, for great tunes during our commutes. With the fun of experimentation, we sometimes experience the disappointment of a wrong turn that leaves us worse off than when we began. There’s also the other factor to consider: the danger of changing your car stereo system from the factory defaults. It isn’t always an improvement, and can lead to heartache with your electrical system. At Import Auto, we have a few suggestions on what to do to get the most out of your car’s factory-embedded music system (without putting your sound system in grave danger). Leave things as they are. Try to leave the bass and treble settings alone where possible, because those presets were designed to reach the entire vehicle evenly. Adjusting them may shift th ... read more

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