German Auto Repair Blog

2019 Mercedes Benz Sprinter – Motorized Running Boards Installation

December 10, 2020 , , , ,

This Sprinter will have step-assist running boards that automatically extend and retract when doors are opened or closed. After pressing in threaded bolt inserts, the steps are installed to the under-frame. Wiring must be run from the step motors up into the cabin interior, then through pillars and doors. This process normally takes a full day, but this 2019 Sprinter required a day and a half because we had to fabricate custom brackets to allow for the extensive climate control that came from the factory. Read More

Porsche Boxster S Radiator Maintenance

December 9, 2020

This happens with water-cooled Porsches, not including SUVs. Leaves and debris (and sometimes little animals or birds) are rammed and jammed into the nooks and crannies of these chambers, where the radiators and a/c condensers are located. Read More

E90 BMW 328xi Oil Pan Gasket Leak Repair

December 18, 2019

A customer called recently to inquire about pricing. Apparently another repair shop reported that the rear main seal of his E90 BMW 328xi was leaking profusely, which they had noted while repairing a steering fluid leak. The owner wanted to hold off on the additional repair until he had more information. Because a rear main seal leak on that car — with less than 100,000 miles — would be out of the norm, so I asked if the engine had been fully washed and de-greased in order to pinpoint and confirm the source of the leak. It had not. . . . Read More

Cheapest Ways to Renovate Your Car

January 13, 2017 ,

Your car is subjected to a ton of wear and tear. Constant years of depending on it to get you where you need to be along with exposure to harsh and changing weather conditions will leave your car looking worse for wear. While complete renovations may seem costly and time consuming, there are cheap ways to go about renovating your car piece by piece, saving you money while making sure your car looks and drives as good as new. Spring... Read More

The importance of Muffler in a Car and its Maintenance

December 22, 2016 ,

One of the most important parts on your car is the muffler. Located under the rear of the car, it is essentially the exhaust system of your vehicle’s engine. The muffler helps reduce the amount of noise produced by your engine as well as also controlling the backpressure of the engine, which improves the endurance and performance of your car’s engine. Backpressure is created by the engine’s valves moving in all possible directions and colliding and cancelling each other out,... Read More