Suspension & Brakes
How often should I rotate my tires?
Your tires should be rotated between 5,000-6,000 miles. Coupling this with a visual inspection of your car is an easy way to remember. Neglecting to rotate tires is a major cause of premature tire wear and excess expense.
I got a flat tire. Do I have to buy a new tire or is tire repair possible?
Tire repair is possible, depending on what caused the flat tire, the amount of damage and the location of the damage on the tire. You will need to bring your tire to an auto repair shop or mechanic you trust and have them determine whether you need a new tire or not. If you can avoid it, do not drive on the tire while flat, this will cause irreparable damage to the tire’s sidewall.
What does a brake warning light mean in my car?
hen you first start your car, all your instrument lights should flash on, briefly. This is a verification that the illuminated systems are being monitored and are now ready to be checked for proper operation. Once the system has verified a good operating condition, this will be indicated by toggling the corresponding light on the instrument cluster back off. Any lights that remain lit indicate a potential problem with the corresponding system(s). One of the systems your car designed to monitor and alert you to possible failures is the Brake System.
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What is hydroplaning?
One of the most common, and avoidable, causes of automobile accidents on the road today is hydroplaning. It’s what allows a single rain cloud to turn the steady, rhythmic flow of traffic into a grid-lock nightmare. If you’ve ever experienced it, you know first-hand just how abruptly it can happen – and how scary that loss of control over your car can be.
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About Suspension Repair
Your European car’s suspension is comprised mostly of aluminum for its lightweight properties, however, aluminum is a softer metal and can more easily bend during a big impact (such as hitting a large pothole while traveling at a modest speed). If you think you may have damage you should have your car inspected by a certified professional at AUTOSCOPE who can perform quality suspension repair and maintenance. Other suspension repairs include shock absorbers, struts, springs, and more! We are fully equipped to handle all your European car suspension repair needs.
About Break Repair
Are your brakes squealing at you? Do they feel a little softer than normal? Has it been more than two years since you had your brake fluid checked? Don’t despair! It’s time to come visit AUTOSCOPE Foreign Car Care, where we can take care of all of your brake service needs. Fine European automobiles have sophisticated and advanced brakes that need to be looked at by a trained technician – but don’t worry, just because we have years of factory-training and experience doesn’t mean we’re as expensive as a visit to the dealership. Our mechanics, technicians and service advisors can have you and your automobile back on the road in no time. We offer brake inspections, brake pad, and rotor replacement and brake caliper repair. We can inspect and, if necessary, flush brake fluid or replace older brake lines to keep you safely on the road.