Carbon Buildup in European Vehicles

Carbon Buildup in European Vehicles

What Is Carbon Buildup? Carbon buildup is mainly a problem with modern vehicles, specifically European vehicles like Audi, Volkswagen, BMW, etc., with direct-injection fuel systems. When your engine burns the fuel and air in the combustion chamber, it releases tons of fumes or waste byproducts in the form of smoke and carbon. While most of it gets converted and transported out of your vehicle, some of it lingers and becomes what is known as carbon deposits. The more fuel you burn, the more these deposits will develop.  Carbon deposits can be found in many places including the combustion chamber, intake valve, pistons, throttle body, cylinder head valves, fuel injector nozzles, and more. Eventually, it can cause more significant problems like restricting airflow to the engine. What are the Symptoms of Carbon Buildup? You can tell if your European vehicle has an excessive amount of carbon deposits by the following signs: Rough Idling Or Engine Vibrations Jerking Or Surgi ... read more

Why do Jeeps need Software Updates

Why do Jeeps need Software Updates

Why do Jeeps need Software Updates Jeeps are known for their rugged durability and off-road capabilities, but like any modern vehicle, they also rely on advanced computer technology to operate. As a result, Jeep owners may find themselves needing to perform software updates to keep their vehicles running smoothly and efficiently. One of the main reasons why Jeeps require software updates is to fix bugs and other issues that may arise over time. Just like with any other type of computer, the software that powers a Jeep's systems can develop glitches and malfunctions that can affect its performance. By performing regular software updates, Jeep owners can help ensure that their vehicles are functioning at their best. Another reason for software updates in Jeeps is to improve their performance. As technology continues to evolve, Jeep engineers are constantly working on ways to make the vehicle's systems more efficient and powerful. Through software updates, these improvements ca ... read more

Audi Overheating

Audi Overheating Concerns Audi is a German luxury car manufacturer known for producing high-performance vehicles with advanced engineering and innovative technology. However, like any other vehicle, Audis are not immune to overheating. At Green’s Garage our team specializes in Audi-VW which is why we’re able to offer a nation-wide 2 year or 24,000 mile warranty on all services and repairs. If your experiencing overheating read below to learn more and give us a call so you can drive your Audi-VW with peace of mind. Common Causes of Overheating Overheating is a common issue in vehicles, and it can happen to any make or model, including Audis. There are several reasons why an Audi might overheat, including a low coolant level, a faulty radiator, a faulty water pump, a faulty thermostat, or a faulty cooling fan. Keep in mind that these faults may be due to an electrical or communication fault that requires advance testing and in certain case ... read more

Understanding Engine Misfires

Misfire Repair  European cars like Audi, BMW, Land Rover and Volkswagen are engineered to allow for performance and comfort. Unfortunately, in the service of creating performance these engines tend to misfire if they are not properly maintained. Below we’ll discuss some of the symptoms of a misfiring engine as well as testing methods for the problem. Common Symptoms of a Misfire The first sign of misfiring issues in your Audi or BMW might be rough idling and slower than normal acceleration. The sound of your engine revving up might also change. One rather obvious sign of an engine problem or misfiring involves the “Check Engine” light or the “Service Engine Soon” light showing up on your dashboard. Another common sign is the dreaded P300 family of codes which may indicate a random misfire or a cylinder specific misfire. Keep in mind that misfire is your vehicle’s way of telling you that there’s a fault within the cylinder that must be a ... read more

Acura EPS Light Technical Service Bulletin

Did your Acura EPS Light suddenly turn on or are you hearing a noise when going in reverse? Bring your vehicle in to Green's Garage, your certified Acura specialist, to address this recently released technical service bulletin. The Honda motor company, which is the parent company for Honda and Acura, recently released a TSB to address a software failure in the electronic power steering system for select Acura models. For more information read below, and to schedule an appointment to address any concerns you may be experiencing with your Honda or Acura give us a call at (305)444-8881. This bulletin applies to 2014 and 2015 Acura MDX vehicles. After driving in reverse and steering, a buzz or grunt may be heard after shifting from reverse to drive and turning the steering wheel.  The software that manages the electric power steering (EPS) is designed to provide good steering feedback in all operating conditions. To acquire the correct feel, different settings are required in re ... read more

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