Monthly Archives: May 2016

MERCEDES SERVICE – WHAT DOES THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT MEAN?

MERCEDES SERVICE – WHAT DOES THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT MEAN?

I used to think that the check engine light was the proverbial “boy who cried wolf” of my dashboard. I didn’t know how to check my engine, and besides, my car seemed to be running just fine. Then I found myself stranded on the side of the interstate, late for work, waiting for a tow. It wasn’t until then that I wished I had, indeed, taken my car in to have the engine checked out. Lesson learned. The ominous glow on your Mercedes-Benz’s instrument cluster is trying to tell you something: your engine needs a check up. Regular maintenance is always important to ensure your luxury vehicle stays at peak-performance, but ignoring the blaring signals it sends out could result in major issues. The check engine light on your Mercedes is part of the onboard diagnostics (OBD) system built into your vehicle. When the check engine light goes on, it means that the vehicle has identified an issue in the OBD system. A variety of proble ... read more

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BMW SERVICE GUIDELINES – KEEPING YOUR DRIVING MACHINE IN ITS ULTIMATE SHAPE

BMW SERVICE GUIDELINES – KEEPING YOUR DRIVING MACHINE IN ITS ULTIMATE SHAPE

BMWs are called the “Ultimate Driving Machine” for a reason. With engines that roar like a lion, and handling bred from the pinnacle of German engineering, few automakers can compete with the luxurious performance offered by BMW. But even the finest machines require well-oiled parts. Whether you just bought your first BMW, or you’ve been driving one for years, keeping up to date with factory scheduled maintenance is imperative to keeping your BMW running at premium performance. Slight modifications were made to the recommended maintenance schedule in recent years, however the information listed below will generally apply to any BMW model year 1999 onwards. The updated maintenance schedule is less confusing, and was introduced to simplify the BMW service process. At Auto Works of Brandon, you will never have to worry about whether or not your BMW service will be handled with excellence. All of our technicians are ASE-certified BMW specialists. They ... read more

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