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5 Common Car Problems & Solutions: Winter Edition

5 Common Car Problems & Solutions: Winter Edition

Being stranded on the hard shoulder is bad enough when it’s warm outside. With winter bearing down upon us, breakdowns can quickly turn dangerous. Keep yourself and your loved ones safe throughout the frigid months by tackling these 5 common winter-related car problems. 1. Deflated tires cause many problems. For every 10 degrees the temperature outside drops, your car’s tires lose roughly 1 pound of pressure. Under-inflated tires can heat up and burst under any weather conditions; they don’t provide better traction on slick or snowy roads. It’s nearly impossible to eyeball a tire’s pressure - buy a quality pressure gauge or take your car to a qualified mechanic once a month to ma ... read more

New Year's Resolutions for Your Car

New Year's Resolutions for Your Car

You've made your own New Year's Resolutions, now make some for your car too! Some maintenance and upkeep tasks may seem daunting, unless you make them part of your car's regular routine. Take a look at these ten easily achievable resolutions for your car, and see how you can improve the quality of your vehicle throughout the year. At Revolution Motor Works we can help you achieve these resolutions, from regular oil changes to preventative maintenance check-ups. Which of these ten tips will you choose to improve your car's performance, safety, and look in the new year?

Want to Make Your Import Car Look and Run Like New?

Want to Make Your Import Car Look and Run Like New?

You probably bought the import car in your driveway because of the way it looks and because of the way it runs. Make sure it looks and runs in top form by taking it to a trusted local mechanic and keeping the following tips in mind: A flashy car that doesn’t run well defeats the purpose of owning it. With this in mind, set aside time and money to maximize its performance. The first step in making your import car run like new is keeping up with regular maintenance. Changing the oil every six months or 5,000 miles, making sure all fluids are topped up, and keeping an eye on tire-inflation are simple ways to show your car the tender, loving care it deserves. For optimal engine longevity and performance, install the best spark plugs available. High-quality fluids and top-of-the-lin ... read more

Maintaining Your Import Car 101

Maintaining Your Import Car 101

After laboring over whether or not to finally buy the luxury import car of your dreams you finally bite the bullet and are now officially the proud owner of a timeless automobile. What’s next? Aside from taking it for the the obvious joyrides, it is important to go the extra mile and maintain your car to ensure it has a long life ahead of itself. Here are some measures you can take to keep it in great shape throughout your ownership: 1. Change the oil regularly. While other cars you have driven in the past may not have required frequent oil changes, take note of the specific oil change details recommended by the import manufacturer. For example, Volkswagen, Audi, BMW and Mercedes all specify very high quality, specific synthetic motor oils that have very different characteristics from domestic motor oils. With that in mind, changing your oil regularly is the simplest ... read more

Fun Facts About Cars: Small Business Edition

Fun Facts About Cars: Small Business Edition

In honor of Small Business Saturday, we've created a video highlighting facts and statistics about cars that we find really interesting. We'd love to hear what you think - feel free to leave us a comment down below

How Safe Is Your Import Vehicle?

How Safe Is Your Import Vehicle?

Motor vehicles imported legally into the United States from another country are called grey, or parallel, imports. In the past, grey imports usually reached America one by one, driven over the border by the owner or shipped in via container. This practice was essentially outlawed in the 1980s, however, meaning that most cars on the streets today were made in the USA or manufactured specifically for the US market, even if they were produced by a foreign car manufacturer. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), safety issues among grey-market imports include “any defect in performance, construction, a component, or material of a motor vehicle or motor vehicle equipment.” If you’re driving a newer vehicle made by a European manufacturer like Mercedes Benz and Volkswagen, or an Asian manufacturer like Lexus and Infiniti, there’s a good chance that it was made in the U ... read more

Important Tips for Porsche Maintenance and Repair

Important Tips for Porsche Maintenance and Repair

Porsche. The very name conjures up images of daring speed, exquisite handling, and timeless style. Loving care and regular maintenance mean that a majority of Porsches ever built are still in use. If you’re the lucky owner of a Porsche automobile, you more than likely cherish it and want to keep it in top condition for as long as possible. Get expert assistance in reaching this goal by turning to Revolution Motor Works. Every car needs regular maintenance and servicing to safely transport you and your loved ones to wherever life may lead. Without factoring in the cost of brakes (which should be maintained at least once annu ... read more

Don't Make These Expensive Auto Mistakes!

Don't Make These Expensive Auto Mistakes!

Automobiles are moving machines made up of thousands of different parts. As with the human body, the health and longevity of your car depend on how well you take care of it. The following are some auto mistakes to look out for, and tips for avoiding them: 1. If your engine seizes due to a lack of oil, your car becomes a giant paperweight. Change the oil regularly. During preventative maintenance such as a regular oil change performed by a trained automobile mechanic, problems can be identified and tackled before they balloon out of proportion. 2. An empty radiator will cause a vehicle to stop dead in its tracks. Check your car’s fluids regularly. Just like human beings, cars run best when they have enough fluids. Keep an eye on your car’s radiator fluid, brake fluid, transmission fluid, as well a ... read more

7 Signs It's Time To Take Your Car In For Repairs

7 Signs It's Time To Take Your Car In For Repairs

Having a car is a big responsibility. Even the most rugged and well-made automobile requires regular maintenance, so keep an eye out for the following seven signs that your car needs to spend some time in the shop:
1. A cracked windshield is one that needs to be replaced. An automobile windshield is designed to shatter a certain way during an emergency. If it’s already cracked, however, it may not behave as intended during a collision, leading to injury - or worse. 2. A flashing ‘check engine’ light is a sure sign that something needs immediate attention. Unless you’re skilled in automotive repair, identifying the problem on your own will be difficult, at best. Remember that it’s bett
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Is Your Car Repair Shop Scamming You?

Is Your Car Repair Shop Scamming You?

Car repair shops don’t typically have the best reputation for being honest. A quick Google search for “car repair shop scams” will result in pages and pages of ways car repair shops take advantage of the unsuspecting car owner.Given that a typical car repair can cost hundreds or thousands or dollars, you can’t afford to get tricked by a car repair shop. To help you avoid falling for the most common scams, we’ve put together a quick guide to make you a more savvy consumer:1. Ask to have repair details and warranties written down. Is your repair shop asking you to sign a blank work author ... read more

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