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How to Choose An Auto Repair Shop

How to Choose An Auto Repair Shop

The Point of This Article, Up Front No need to scroll to the bottom to get the main point of this post; let me provide it up front to get it out of the way right now, before we go into the "why." It is as follows: When it comes to Brooklyn autorepair shops, don't take your car to the nearest auto shop, take it to one stacked with auto mechanics who have experience & specialization in repairing your particular make and model. The superior auto service of a shop specializing in working on your specific car is actually the most convenient and prudent thing to do in the long run for the well-being of your investment in a powerfully engineered European car ... read more

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The Porsche Cayenne Break-In Period

The Porsche Cayenne Break-In Period

A great investment requires great care. By purchasing a Porsche Cayenne, you’ve made a substantial investment in acquiring an iconic, high-performance, head-turning machine, and you must be vigilant in your efforts to protect your investment. But as an owner of a Porsche, the concept of maintenance can feel intimidating, and you may think it’s something to be left for repair and maintenance shops specializing in Porsche, like us at MINHS Automotive. But that’s only partially true. While the expertise & services we as a shop provide are invaluable for maintaining and repairing your Porsche, that does not mean you as the owner do not have an active role in increasing your car’s lifespan and keeping any potential problems at bay. The first step towards keeping your Porsche Cayenne in peak driving condition is breaking it in properly. Below ar ... read more

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BMW Transmission Service & Fluid Change

BMW Transmission Service & Fluid Change

BMW transmissions are susceptible to wear and failures. Proper maintenance ahead of time can avoid more costly repairs. We have a BMW 650i with a transmission failsafe message and exhibiting symptoms such as car doesn't go into gear, gear disengages and shifts into neutral while driving and rough downshift. The transmission will enter a failsafe mode, also known as limp-home mode, when the EGS module senses a fault or missing input for proper operation. This can be caused by mechanical wear such as worn clutches, communication problems, low fluid and more. After retrieving the fault codes from the EGS module, we'll remove the transmission pan to inspect for wear. Mechatronics Sealing Sleeve Failure This E63 6 series is equipped with a 6HP ZF transmission. Upon inspection we've found a worn mechatronic seal on the valve body causing low fluid pressure which will prevent the transmission gears to engage and triggering fault code such as 507D Park ... read more

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Flickering BMW Navigation Screen

Flickering BMW Navigation Screen

A flickering navigation screen may suggest that your iDrive system is failing. We are replacing this Car Communication Computer (CCC) for a E90 BMW with other such symptoms such as no audio from sound system, iDrive knob spins freely or menu and voice commands stops working. After the CCC is replaced we'll be programming the control module with the latest BMW software.iDrive ModuleCar Communication Computer (CCC) vs. Car Information Computer (CIC) CCC made its debut in 2004 released on the E60 chassis. The DVD drive cannot play movies or support  DVD in motion due to it's processing limitations. It can be identified with the iDrive symbol from the menu screen. The navigation maps are updated by replacing the DVD in the navigation drive with the latest releases. CCC iDrive System CIC made it's debut in 2009 on the F01/F02 7-series and is a major update to the iDrive system, replacing the display, c ... read more

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FSI Direct Injection Cleaning

FSI Direct Injection Cleaning

Carbon build-up on FSI , TFSI engines are notorious issues on Volkswagen Audi models. The problem related to direct injection carbon build up is a fairly new issue. It’s a new issue because direct injection engines have been becoming much more popular and widely used across car manufacturers. One of the leading reasons why soot or carbon build up on the valves is caused by the PCV system. Blow-by gases contains fuel vapors and oil vapor that will collect on the intake valve during the combustion process. Engines can exhibits symptoms such as misfiring on cold starts, lack of power or check engine light. We recommend having the motor oil changed regularly and having the intake valve cleaned every 35,000 miles to restore engine performance and fuel economy

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