Category: Car Repair
A very wise man once said to me, “I can make my car go fast, but I want a professional to make it stop.” That’s the way we like to look at brakes at German Auto Tech. The power to apply slight pressure and bring a car going 75 mph down to a dead stop in just a few seconds isn’t something to be treated lightly. We wanted to treat a blog post on brakes to teach our readers what they can do to preserve their brakes, and for those of you local to Memphis, we are also offering a free brake inspection.
Brake pads are made out of many different types of material and I won’t go into detail on all of them, but the only type of brake pads that … Read More »
Lately i’ve noticed a trend in the vehicles that have been coming in for service – dirty fuel filters. Now, when I say “dirty” I don’t mean a “Hmm, that fuel is slightly discolored” kind of dirty. I mean an “I can’t believe this car made it to the shop without breaking down” kind of dirty.
Check out this short video clip that we made here at German Auto Tech. As you can see, the fuel is coming out almost completely black. Had this been left unchecked, the owner could have damaged the car’s engine or ended up stranded on the side of the road.
Whether you drive a Mercedes, BMW, Volkswagen, or a car of another make, you will eventually have to change the filter. So what are the risks that come with dirty … Read More »
At German Auto Tech, we like to give out free information. This post is all about 8 of the simplest things you can check on your car, no matter what make or model you have. By checking these things you can avoid major problems down the road, and keep your car in optimum condition. Unless otherwise noted, it’s a good idea to check each of these things once per month.
Oil. Always be sure to check oil before starting your car in the morning – a hot engine can give you a false reading. Running your car with too little oil can cause it to overheat and wear down prematurely, and too much oil will create too much pressure in the engine compartment, leading to worn down gaskets and … Read More »
Pulling the engine, transmission and exhaust out of an Audi to replace a small bolt. A 20 hour job for an 1 1/2 inch bolt. Audi Repair made easy!