May 29, 2024

The N55 was introduced in 2009 as the replacement for BMW’s first mass-produced turbocharged engine, the N54. The N54 was widely known for its potent power, but also the various issues it would commonly experience.  Building its successor, BMW focused on maintaining the smooth straight-six feel and turbocharged punch of the N54 but also went […]

April 29, 2024

As EVs have skyrocketed in market share over the past decade, a new term has crept its way into automotive terminology: “range anxiety”. Range anxiety refers to the fear that your EV will not have sufficient range to complete its drive to the destination or next charging station along the route. Although charging infrastructure has […]

March 27, 2024

Electric vehicle sales have increased eightfold in the United States since 2016, introducing millions of Americans to the life of EV ownership who may have never considered one otherwise. With electric powertrains being such a stark departure from the fuel-burning mechanical engines of the last century, those who might have never had the responsibility of […]

February 21, 2024

The parking brake is a crucial safety feature in vehicles, as it keeps them in place on slopes while protecting the transmission. While it is mostly forgotten about most times, not much is more frustrating than a parking brake that won’t disengage when it’s time to get behind the wheel. How Does a Parking Brake […]

January 22, 2024

One of the main questions that potential Tesla (and really, all EV) buyers have when looking at making the switch from their gas-burning vehicle is the longevity of the battery components and the cost to replace them down the line. While EVs typically have fewer maintenance items than traditional cars, they still have components that […]

December 18, 2023

BMW has built its reputation on quality craftsmanship and precise engineering, but that doesn’t mean Bimmer engines are immune to oversights or shortcomings. One of the most well-known examples of this is the timing chain issues on the N20 engine. The N20 debuted in 2011 as a 4-cylinder meant to strike a balance of power […]

November 8, 2023

Audi was a late arrival to the luxury crossover market, which has become a dominant sector in the automotive industry in the United States. When they released the Q5 in 2009, it became an overnight success. In 2023, the Q5 is Audi’s most popular model in the United States along with the smaller Q3.  Spanning […]

October 11, 2023

Buying a used car is a great way to get into a new-to-you car without paying the steep or cost of a new vehicle, but you assume the risks of driving a car that was owned by another person.. A common issue used car buyers run into is a potent cigarette/smoke smell in the interior […]

September 22, 2023

You wake up one morning, get in your car, and upon turning the key you hear an unsettling noise. When you drove yesterday, your car was quiet and composed, but now it sounds loud and choppy like a riding lawn mower. Not only is it embarrassing to drive around with your car in this condition, […]

August 11, 2023

Overheating is one of the most dangerous and harmful issues for your vehicle to experience. When your car is unable to keep itself at a proper temperature, it can lead to permanent damage and expensive repairs.  This can be even more worrying when the temperature is rising at idle. If you are sitting at a […]

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