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When Should the Oxygen Sensor be Replaced in Your Porsche?

When Should the Oxygen Sensor be Replaced in Your Porsche?

Oxygen sensors on the German-engineered Porsche serve an essential purpose in the vehicle’s performance. After many years in production, the Porsche brand remains one of the world's most regarded sports cars. With the advent of the fuel injection system, the reliability in Porsche's performance grew. The oxygen sensor still plays a large role in that dependability. In this article, we will look at the oxygen sensor, its purpose, and when it should be replaced in your Porsche. Purpose of an Oxygen Sensor All combustion engines run off of the ignition of a mixture containing a precise amount of fuel and oxygen. There are two O2 (oxygen) sensors located on the Porsche. These measure the car’s engine’s exhaust gases and report back to the computer system. This onboard computer controls the air and fuel mix. The O2 sensors will ... read more

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Porsche Repair

The Leading Repair Shop in Walnut Creek to Fix Valve Cover Oil Leaks in Your Audi

The Leading Repair Shop in Walnut Creek to Fix Valve Cover Oil Leaks in Your Audi

In tip-top shape, an Audi is a joy to own and ride. Its modern features and performance rank it right up there with other luxury vehicles. However, when things start to wear and tear or an accident causes damage, you may run into some performance issues. A leaking valve cover is one of those annoying defects that starts out with mild issues that can become serious and possibly dangerous down the line. If you suspect your Audi’s valve cover is leaking even a little bit, you should get it to our licensed mechanics as quickly as possible. Your Audi's Valve Cover The valve cover (also called a rocker cover) is an important part of your engine. Made of either plastic or metal, this component is bolted to the top of the cylinder head. The small gap that exists between the head and the cover is se ... read more

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Audi Repair

How to Know if Your Land Rover Fuel Pressure Regulator Needs Repair in Walnut Creek

How to Know if Your Land Rover Fuel Pressure Regulator Needs Repair in Walnut Creek

Known as one of the most luxurious sport utility vehicles, your Land Rover is the perfect blend of utility, design, and off-road capability. Offering a high-quality interior, powerful engine, excessive storage space, strong towing capacity, and amazing safety features, this vehicle is made for drivers who want it all. While your Land Rover is in the top of its class, it is not immune to mechanical or engineering issues that can sometimes plague automobiles. One component that can commonly cause issues in your vehicle is the fuel pressure regulator. It is important to be aware of problems that may arise due to a malfunction of this component. So, how do you know if your Land Rover fuel pressure regulator needs repair? First, let’s look at exactly what the fuel pressure regulator is and the important purpose it serves. The regulator helps to maintain the fuel pressure in an electric fuel injection system. Si ... read more

Common Warning Signs of Coolant Leak in Your BMW

Common Warning Signs of Coolant Leak in Your BMW

  The coolant is an important part of your BMW. It is responsible for helping keep the radiator, and therefore the engine, from overheating while you drive. BMW owners can top off the coolant on occasion if it runs out after prolonged driving. But if the coolant seems to run out quickly or there are other warning signs of a coolant leak, then consider visiting a reputable BMW repair shop to diagnose the problem and get repairs. Car owners of a BMW need to recognize the common signs of coolant leaking in their car. This will ensure they make it to a licensed mechanic to fix the problem right away before it damages your BMW. Common Signs of Coolant Leaking Car owners will notice several common signs when coolant starts to leak from their BMW. Some of the more noticeable signs include: Overheating: When the coolant runs out, there is no refrigerant to keep the engine from overh ... read more

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BMW Repair

How to Spot Cruise Control Failures in Your Car

How to Spot Cruise Control Failures in Your Car

    Cruise control is a fantastic feature of your car that comes in handy on long road trips. With the simple press of a button, you can control your car’s speed and give your foot a much-needed break from the gas pedal. The last thing you want to be dealing with is cruise control failure while on the highway. With that in mind, let’s discuss the purpose of your vehicle’s cruise control system, signs and causes of cruise control failure, and where to go when your cruise control encounters problems. Purpose of Cruise Control Cruise control is a handy feature on your vehicle that is a helpful tool for road trips and driving on highways. It helps ease the foot fatigue that comes with pressing on the gas pedal after so many hours of driving on the highway. When you initiate cruise control, the system locks the gas pedal into position to ... read more

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Car Repair

Warning Signs of a Fuel Pump Leaks in Your Car

Warning Signs of a Fuel Pump Leaks in Your Car

The fuel pump is an essential piece of your car. Its function is to send gasoline from your tank to your engine fuel components. The fuel pump is usually electric and is located inside the fuel tank. It creates pressure in the fuel lines, pushing gas to the engine. This pressure raises the boiling point of gasoline. Signs Your Fuel Pump is Leaking Most fuel pumps have a hole in the bottom. When the fuel pump leaks, gas escapes from this hole to other parts of the car, causing an array of problems. A fuel leak will have a gasoline smell to it, which contains carbon monoxide and can be very dangerous when inhaled. Below are some common symptoms of a fuel pump leak: ●      Gasoline Smell: The fuel system in your car is sealed. If there is a leak in the fuel pump, this allows the smell of gasoline to permeate into the cabin ... read more

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Car Repair

Common Signs Of Spark Plug Failure In Your Car

Common Signs Of Spark Plug Failure In Your Car

If your car runs on gasoline, it has spark plugs. (For diesel and electric vehicles, spark plugs aren’t used.) The way an engine runs is by delivering a spark to compressed fuel and air. This happens within four, six, or eight different cylinders, one spark plug for each cylinder. The spark plug receives voltage from the ignition system, allowing them to fire when the cylinder has maximum compression of air and fuel in it. The spark plug ignites the air in the cylinder, and the engine creates forward motion as a result of that explosion   6 Signs of Spark Plug Failure Spark plugs fire thousands of times a minute. Normally, they operate perfectly, allowing your engine to run smoothly. But eventually, after about 50,000 to 100,000 miles on average, you’ll encounter s ... read more

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Car Repair

Professional Inspection When Your Check Engine Light Illuminates

Professional Inspection When Your Check Engine Light Illuminates

Your vehicle’s check engine light is perhaps its most powerful warning system, as it can notify you of problems ranging from a loose gas cap to engine overheating. Unfortunately, because the check engine light can respond to such a wide variety of issues, it can sometimes be challenging to know how to react when it turns on. To help you with this challenge, here are a few key steps that work for responding to check engine light illuminations regardless of the source of the problem.   Don’t Panic If your vehicle’s check engine light comes on while you’re driving, don’t panic. And unless the vehicle is showing other signs of engine failure, such as smoking or clunking noises, don’t pull over immediately, either. Ins ... read more

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Car Repair

Spring Motoring!

Spring Motoring!

Spring is here! Your M Service team wants to remind you of one of your customer benefits-Complimentary Travel Inspections! Schedule yours before your next trip and we will make sure the only unexpected surprises are good ones! What will be checked? Road test by a Technician Check all vital fluids and top up as needed Inspect for leaks Complete inspection of engine bay (belts, hoses, wipers) Perform complete under car inspection (fluid leaks, suspension, brakes, tires) NOTE: If your vehicle has Recommended Service Items, we will inspect and advise on the status. A last minute check up is better than none! Not only can a pre-trip inspection help reduce chances of costly and possibly dangerous road side trouble, it also provides you the opportunity to have your repairs made at M Service. Providing peace of mind of knowing who is working on your vehicle.   Want some day-trip ideas to get you started?  Here are some of our recommendations:  ... read more

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Your Vehicle

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

First of all, we wanted to say thank you for all of your support during our 5th Holiday Food Drive!  Thanks to your generosity we collected 337 lbs of food which is equivalent to 260 meals. What a great way to start 2016.  M Service Inc is proud to support The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano County which accepts donations all year round.  Learn how you can help out any time of the year by clicking the logo below.   Valentine's Day is right around the corner, so don't forget your special Valentine-your vehicle.  Your car takes care of you, so take care of it by scheduling a special Valentine's Day check up.   Want to upgrade your BMW audio system?  Just a friendly reminder we're a Bav Sound Dealer!   Click on the image above to learn more! Want to upgrade your BMW?  We are also an authorized DINAN dealer!   &nbs ... read more

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