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Deadly Distractions – Motorcars International

Have you looked at the statistics for distracted driving? They’re quite sobering. Distraction is a causal factor in 9% of fatal crashes. Among other things that grab your attention, cell phone use accounts for 1.6 million vehicle crashes per year, with 390,000 injuries caused by texting drivers. Simply stated, one of every four car crashes […]

Why Cars Need Auto Repair

What Happens to Your Car Over Time Have you ever wondered why your car needs auto repairs? Why do certain parts fail, and why do you have to invest in your vehicle continually? After all, a car is a significant initial investment, so do you have to keep spending more on it? At Motorcars International […]

How to Take Proper Care of Your Volkswagen

Are you the proud owner of a Volkswagen vehicle? If so, you probably want to know how to take care of it for the long haul. While Volkswagon’s are highly regarded for their reliability, there are a few basics you should keep in mind to keep your car in top condition. Whether you drive a […]

Five Features of a Great Import Repair Shop

Good drivers know that the best way to protect their investment is with the help of certified technicians at a professional auto repair shop. For import cars, it is especially important to find the right team to make any maintenance and repairs a breeze. Keep these top five features of a great business in mind […]

Having Battery Trouble?

Battery trouble can be a pain. Nothing is worse than when your car won’t start and you’ve got somewhere to be! Often, there are things we can do to help save our batteries, like making sure all internal lights are off when we leave the car, or unplugging phone chargers. Technology in our vehicles has […]

4 Common MINI Issues and How to Prevent Them

If you are the proud owner of a MINI, we know how much you probably love it. A different twist on a sporty car, MINI’s offer a racing history and the ability to fit into tight squeezes, not to mention it’s a perfect city car with outstanding fuel efficiency. It’s rare to meet a MINI […]

BMW RECALL ALERT

1 million+ affected BMWs You may have already received notification from BMW or your dealer, but it never hurts to have an extra reminder. Visit BMW USA’s Recall Page where you can input your vehicle’s VIN number and check on your recall status. Thanks as always for being our customer! To learn more about the […]

Cold Mornings, Cold Engines

This morning we had a customer in with thermostat problems who started his explanation of symptoms with, “so after I let the car warm up for half an hour…” Seem a little long to you? While it is always a good idea to warm your car up on a cold morning (below freezing), a minute […]

Why your mechanic needs the full story.

When most of us go to the doctor, we try to give as thorough a background of our symptoms as possible. We figure they are qualified to sift through what is relevant to the problem at hand and what is not. At least that is what we should be doing; I don’t think there is […]

Cabin Air Filters: all the dirt (and dust)

Recently, a friend asked, “How often do you really have to change the cabin air filter? At every single oil change they try to sell it to me. My dad says you can pull it out and vacuum it instead. Not sure?” Ok, here’s the deal with cabin air filters, sometimes called micro filters or […]