German Auto Repair Blog

The Science behind Driverless Cars of the Future

March 9, 2015

Technology can be interesting when it peels back the screen and gives us a chance to take a look at what the future may hold for us. Driverless cars sound like something out of a futuristic novel, but they are not out of the question. Automobiles already require computerized chips to do quite a bit and it stands to reason that computer technology could make a vehicle even more autonomous. These vehicles moved a step closer to the display case... Read More

Step-By-Step Guide To Buy Auto-Parts Online Safely

February 19, 2015

  It should not surprise anyone that auto parts can be purchased online. Today’s society is so hooked to the Internet that going mobile has replaced driving down to the auto parts store for purchases. There is no question but that online shopping opens up a world of possibilities. You can buy parts at a lower price from a wholesaler hundreds of miles away. Delivery is rarely a problem because the online the stores have agreements with FedEx and UPS... Read More

How Does Lowering My Car Impact Its Performance?

January 16, 2015 ,

The music group War made the song “Low Rider” one of the biggest hits of the seventies. Low riding cars are synonymous with the inner city urban culture, but that is not the only place where you will see them. Low riding is an adjustment of the car that can be found even in affluent suburbs.   Definition of low riding It is easy enough to explain. Low riding means lowering the suspension of the car until it is barely... Read More

Does Engine Coolant Need To Be Changed?

December 26, 2014 ,

This might appear to be an unusual topic. As we go into the winter months it is ordinarily assumed that coolant is something more important in the heat of summer. However, the coolant in any automobile is very important to the overall health of the car. An unwillingness to pay attention to it can result in engine problems.   Responsibility of the coolant Engines will generate extremely high degrees of temperature. The responsibility of the coolant is to prevent overheating... Read More

What Do Different Motor Oil Weights Mean?

December 10, 2014 ,

Car owner sometimes have a moment of complete bewilderment when it is time to have an oil change. The service people at the automotive care center talk about 5w-30 or 10w-30 oil and ask the person to make a decision which one to use. This is a moment when the owner just throws up his or her hands and says “whatever!”. This happens because that individual honestly does not know what the service person is talking about. Information helps a... Read More

How Often Should I Replace My Fuel Filter?

November 21, 2014 ,

The little things do mean a lot underneath the gas pedal of the car. There are parts that seem so insignificant that the car owner will take them for granted at that person’s risk. Left unattended, these parts can wear down the car and even put the automobile out commission. While it is important to worry about the alternator or the transmission, the fuel filter is something that has to be given proper maintenance.     Importance of fuel filter... Read More

5 Ways Changing Your Oil Benefits Your Car

October 22, 2014 ,

The automobile is an amazing combination of moving parts and fluids working together to move a 1 ton vehicle. A little bit of maintenance work will see to it that everything is moving properly for a long time to come. The oil in your car needs to be changed on a routine basis. It isn’t that expensive and the benefits are pretty substantial. One overriding principle that justifies the oil changes has to do with reducing friction within the mechanics... Read More

Signs That Your Wheel Bearings Needs To Be Replaced

September 30, 2014

Every smart driver knows there are dues to be paid for the smooth ride. That durability in cold weather or the great performance on the summer family vacation is a result of a good maintenance program that keeps the car moving as it should. An automobile is going to give out very firm clues of when there are problems. These warning signs, no matter how minor they may appear, need to be taken very seriously. The wheel bearings of your... Read More

4 Things To Check Before A Road Trip

September 13, 2014

Road trips are fun. It is an opportunity for you and your loved ones to spend some quality time together see the great big world outside. The family car is ordinarily the vehicle of choice and will be driven thousands of miles. That kind of distance should make you consider checking a few important things before you start out on that family expedition.     1. Check the tires Your tires are going to be getting off a lot of... Read More