FAQ | Frequently Asked Questions - Autoscope European Auto Care

Frequently Asked Questions

Got questions? We've got answers. Read through some of our resources to find solutions and insights into the most common problems associated with European cars.

Ask yourself: Is your car pulling either to the right or left while driving on a straightaway? Are you experiencing a difficulty with steering the vehicle? Are your tires wearing unevenly or prematurely? Do any of your wheels have a dent? Do you have to air-up one or two of your tires frequently? If you answer yes to any of the above, then it's possible that pothole caused some form of damage.
By reducing the percentage of oxygen, water vapor and other gases in your tires from 22% to 7% or lower, your tires will maintain proper pressure longer than if you use “plain old air.” For example, with 95% nitrogen in your tires, they retain optimal pressure three to four times longer.
Carbon build-up is a common issue with direct-injected engines like those in modern BMW and Audi models that is an accumulation of carbon deposits on the engine cylinders’ intake valves. A carbon clean method called "walnut shell blasting" is used to safely and effectively clean carbon build-up.
Nobody likes unexpected expenses for auto repairs, if you want peace of mind and like to save money, an extended warranty is a great way to accomplish both. An extended warranty is essentially a service contract between the car owner and the warranty company. According to this contract, the warranty company will pay for the covered repairs for a specific period of time. An extended warranty can help you protect yourself from unexpected repair costs.
Simply put, Dynojet numbers are usually inflated and Mustang numbers are closer to "true" horsepower numbers. Mustang dyno numbers are more accurate, because it takes in to account the variables for each different car. A dynojet just measures how fast the car spins a large drum that is a certain weight, and calculates HP from that. A Mustang dyno could be higher than a dynojet, but that is rare.
Your car has a floating-level which rises and falls with the coolant level in your radiator. As the level falls below a critical amount of coolant in the radiator or expansion tank, required to keep the engine from overheating, the system triggers a warning to alert you. A lot of the time, the coolant level is low because of a leak somewhere.
If your car is parked under the sun all day, the temperatures are most likely well over a 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Presuming your car's A/C is working properly, it should take around 5 to 10 minutes before you can start feeling comfortable. Read more below to find out the quickest way to cool down your car's interior.
A brake warning light may mean that your emergency brake is on and you need to release it or that you may have a brake system pressure failure in one of the two brake fluid sections.
Simply put, frequent and routine oil services for your European car are one of the most inexpensive ways to ensure that your investment has a long-living power plant under the hood. Never skip an oil change!
At Autoscope, one of our core beliefs is that being proactive towards car repair and service prevents break downs and helps to reduce unexpected repair costs. By performing proactive maintenance and inspecting the vital systems on your car regularly, this will show those early warning signs that a trained professional sees on a daily basis, and can spot very quickly on a routine check.

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