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Does your car key share a chain with a dozen or more other keys? That's a pretty heavy load hanging off the car key when it's in the ignition. The weight, combined with bouncing while you drive, can wear out the tumblers inside the ignition and... Read more


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    Consolidate your short driving trips. Most of the wear and tear, as well as the pollution your car generates, takes place in the first few minutes of driving. Doing several errands at once, during low traffic hours if possible... Read more

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    Extend the life of your tires with careful driving. Observe posted speed limits Avoid fast starts, stops, and turns Avoid potholes and objects on the road Don't run over curbs or hit the tire against the curb when parking. *... Read more

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    Do not allow your new car to idle for long periods -- this is good advice for the entire life of your car, but especially during break-in. The low oil pressure generated by doing so, may not be sending oil to every part of... Read more

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    Warming the engine by letting it idle in the driveway is not a good idea. The engine doesn't operate at its peak temperature, resulting in incomplete fuel combustion, soot deposits on cylinder walls, oil contamination, and... Read more

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    Check the hoses under your hood every month or two to avoid the hassle of a broken hose while you're on the road. With the car cool and off, squeeze the hoses. If they are hard or make a crunching sound, replace them. Ditto if... Read more

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    As a Bosch Car Service Center Bavarian Autohaus helps motorists with these problems:

    Repair of fuel injection and engine management problems: Almost every car in the world drives with fuel injection and engine... Read more

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    Belts that are too tight can wear out the bearings in accessory components, such as AC compressor, water pump, and power-steering pump. Belts that are too loose will wear out faster and may fail prematurely. Check for tension... Read more

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    Land Rover Freelanders need a little more care and attention than many modern day vehicles, but if you give it that little extra love it should reward you by preventing what could potentially be very costly repair bills in... Read more

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    The advent of electronic ignition and an on-board computer has eliminated the need for regular tune-ups, but you still need to change your spark plugs. Many manufacturers recommend changing plugs every 30,000 or 40,000 miles (... Read more