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WHAT DOES YOUR “CHECK ENGINE” LIGHT MEAN IN YOUR MERCEDES?

WHAT DOES YOUR “CHECK ENGINE” LIGHT MEAN IN YOUR MERCEDES?

Mercedes owners know that it is never a good moment when you start your vehicle and your “check engine” light pops on. The check engine light could signify something as simple as tightening your gas cap or something as difficult as leaking fuel. Whatever the case, your check engine light definitely signifies a Mercedes service check up. The check engine light in your Mercedes Benz could appear in two ways: solid state or flashing. If the light appears in a solid state, pull over and wiggle the gas cap. You might have left it undone and your computer sensor thinks you are losing fuel. If that does not work, you might have a more serious problem on your hands. You should call your local Tampa or Brandon auto repair shop and schedule your Mercedes service to find the source of the problem. If your check engine light appears and it is flashing, pull over and stop the vehicle immediately. The flashin ... read more

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Mercedes Benz

WHAT DOES THE TIRE PRESSURE WARNING LIGHT MEAN IN YOUR AUDI

WHAT DOES THE TIRE PRESSURE WARNING LIGHT MEAN IN YOUR AUDI

It is important to understand what each light on your dashboard means in order to know if your Audi needs immediate service or repairs. Some lights, such as the oil change light, come on at certain intervals to remind you to schedule your regular Audi service. Other lights, such as the tire pressure light, come on when there is either a problem with an aspect of the vehicle or a malfunction in the computer system. If your tire pressure warning sensor is on, your vehicle might be experiencing one of many possible problems. If the tire pressure light is flashing on your dashboard, it could be a sign that the weather is making the tire pressure fluctuate. While this could mean that there is no immediate danger, it could also indicate that your tire pressure is low enough to be influenced by the weather and should be checked at your earliest convenience. Additionally, if your ... read more

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WHAT DOES YOUR CHECK ENGINE LIGHT MEAN IN YOUR VOLKSWAGEN

WHAT DOES YOUR CHECK ENGINE LIGHT MEAN IN YOUR VOLKSWAGEN

If your check engine light comes on in your Volkswagen, it could mean one of two things: either a really simple repair like tightening the gas cap or a really complex repair such as fixing engine misfires. Either way, if the check engine light shows up on your dashboard, you should probably schedule a Volkswagen service and inspection and your local Brandon mechanic shop. Computer diagnostics in Volkswagens are intricately engineered to detect when something is malfunctioning with the engine, even when the malfunction is slight and minor. However, to be safe, you should always bring your VW in for servicing at a VW-certified mechanic to make sure that your vehicle is safe to drive. There are two ways that your check engine light will pop up on your dashboard; it will either appear in a steady state or flash at you. The steady check engine light means s ... read more

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Volkswagen

WHAT DOES YOUR TIRE PRESSURE WARNING LIGHT MEAN IN YOUR BMW

WHAT DOES YOUR TIRE PRESSURE WARNING LIGHT MEAN IN YOUR BMW

BMW owners know that any light that comes on in the dashboard means that something could be malfunctioning in the vehicle. However, some dashboard lights are more important than others when it comes to immediate BMW repairs and service. If your tire pressure warning light shows up on your dashboard, it could indicate a simple problem such as weather making the tire pressure fluctuate or a larger problem such as your tire pressure sensors malfunctioning. It could also simply mean that you tire pressure is low and should be inflated. If your tire pressure warning light is blinking, it could mean that the weather is causing your tire pressure to fluctuate, triggering your sensor on and off. While this is typically not an emergency, it could indicate that your tire pressure is getting low and should be checked by your local BMW mechanic. If you tire pressure sensor comes on and stays on, that could mean that on ... read more

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BMW

PRE-PURCHASE VEHICLE INSPECTIONS AND AUDI SERVICE IN BRANDON, FL – AUTO WORKS OF BRANDON

PRE-PURCHASE VEHICLE INSPECTIONS AND AUDI SERVICE IN BRANDON, FL – AUTO WORKS OF BRANDON

Before you purchase a used Audi, you should schedule a pre-purchase inspection at your local mechanic shop. Audi vehicles are built with elegance and precision, but if not properly maintained, you might spend more money on repairs than you anticipate. Before you invest in your used luxury vehicle, make sure that you are buying something of value and not something with problems. At Auto Works of Brandon, our mechanics are licensed and ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certified. ASE certification requires years of documented experience and a comprehensive examination. Upon ASE certification, each of our mechanics specializes in Audi service and other luxury vehicles. To ensure that you are purchasing an Audi of value, we offer a comprehensive pre-purchase inspection for Audi vehicles. J.D. Power describes the importance of pre-purchase ... read more

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PRESALE VEHICLE INSPECTIONS AND BMW SERVICE IN BRANDON, FL – AUTO WORKS OF BRANDON

PRESALE VEHICLE INSPECTIONS AND BMW SERVICE IN BRANDON, FL – AUTO WORKS OF BRANDON

Before you buy a used BWM, it is important that you have the vehicle inspected by a licensed BMW Service in Brandon to ensure that you are making a valuable purchase. BMWs are built with precision and quality to outlast most other vehicles. However, if you do not have the BMW inspected before you purchase it, you might be wasting your money on a vehicle with more problems than value. At Auto Works of Brandon, our mechanics are licensed and certified to service BMW vehicles. We offer pre-sale inspections for BMW vehicles to ensure that our customers are making a wise investment. During our presale inspection, our mechanics will perform a comprehensive vehicle check-up, including: Brakes – Our mechanics will check the brakes of the used BMW to make sure that everything is working properly. If not properly maintai ... read more

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BMW

GET A SECOND OPINION ON YOUR AUDI SERVICE AND REPAIR IN BRANDON, FL – AUTO WORKS OF BRANDON

GET A SECOND OPINION ON YOUR AUDI SERVICE AND REPAIR IN BRANDON, FL – AUTO WORKS OF BRANDON

Owners of Audi vehicles understand the importance of constantly having their vehicle serviced to maintain the luxury and precision with which their vehicle was built. Audi vehicles, and other luxury vehicles, require regular service and check up to ensure that the vehicle is operating efficiently and to avoid unnecessary repairs. During Audi service inspections, your mechanic can warn you about possible upcoming repairs, and also change fluids and other integral services to avoid unexpected Audi repairs and expenses. However, even regular Audi service inspections cannot help you avoid all repairs. Some repairs come from general wear-and-tear of your vehicle. A good mechanic will warn you about when one of those repairs can be expected. If you find yourself faced with an Audi repair quote that you think is unreasonable or unnecessary, it is important that you get a second opinion. If you took your Audi to a dealership for service or repair, you should check with an independent mechani ... read more

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Audi

GET A SECOND OPINION ON YOUR BMW SERVICE AND REPAIR IN BRANDON, FL – AUTO WORKS OF BRANDON

GET A SECOND OPINION ON YOUR BMW SERVICE AND REPAIR IN BRANDON, FL – AUTO WORKS OF BRANDON

People who own BMW vehicles usually respect the luxury design and engineering of their vehicle. BMWs are engineered to perform with power and precision. If you own a BMW, you should take your vehicle in to the mechanic regularly for BMW service to ensure your vehicle is performing at its optimum efficiency. BMW service will allow the mechanics to check your vehicle for potential repairs, warn you about upcoming repairs, and change fluids and other minute things to prevent unnecessary repairs. However, even if you take your vehicle in for BMW service at the suggested intervals, it is not guaranteed that you will avoid all repairs. Some BMW repairs, like brake pads, occur from general wear-and-tear of your vehicle. Your service mechanic should be able to warn you about when a repair of that nature can be expected. If you have taken your BMW to the dealership for repair or service, you might consider getting a second ... read more

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BMW

GET A SECOND OPINION ON YOUR MERCEDES REPAIR IN BRANDON, FL – AUTO WORKS OF BRANDON

GET A SECOND OPINION ON YOUR MERCEDES REPAIR IN BRANDON, FL – AUTO WORKS OF BRANDON

Mercedes owners know the value of their vehicle. Mercedes Benz vehicles are built with luxury engineering and precision. In order to maintain your vehicle’s luxury, you must take it in to the shop for regular service. Regularly servicing your Mercedes will help make sure your car is running at its full efficiency, and will also prevent minor repairs and unexpected costs for your vehicle. However, even regular Mercedes service does not guarantee that you will avoid all Mercedes repairs. Your mechanic might help you avoid unexpected repairs, but eventually general wear-and-tear will overcome components of the vehicle, like the brakes, and you will face a repair expense. If you have taken your Mercedes to a dealership or mechanic for a repair, and you think the Mercedes repair quote is not realistic or too high, we encourage you to get a second opinion. Independent mechanics often price Mercedes serv ... read more

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Mercedes Benz

GET A SECOND OPINION ON YOUR VOLKSWAGEN SERVICE AND REPAIRS IN BRANDON, FL – AUTO WORKS OF BRANDON

GET A SECOND OPINION ON YOUR VOLKSWAGEN SERVICE AND REPAIRS IN BRANDON, FL – AUTO WORKS OF BRANDON

Volkswagen owners know the importance of keeping their vehicle properly serviced to avoid unexpected repairs and expenses. Volkswagen service should regularly occur every 6,000 – 10,000 miles to ensure that your vehicle is running at its peak efficiency. Volkswagen service inspections also check for any upcoming repairs and perform services to avoid unnecessary repairs and make sure your vehicle is safe to operate. However, even regular VW service inspections won’t completely prevent VW repairs from cropping up. Some VW repairs are caused by general wear and tear of the vehicle. Even though Volkswagens are built to endure hundreds of thousands of miles of travel, certain components, like the brake pads, will need to be changed a few times during the length of a VW’s operation. If you are faced with a VW repair or service that you think is overpriced or unnecessary, it is important fo ... read more

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