Your car’s accelerator cable, also known as a throttle cable, is a braided metal wire that connects the gas pedal to the engine throttle plate. By applying and releasing pressure on the gas pedal, the driver is able to control the speed of the car. Although many newer cars use an electronic throttle control system,
When you’re pumping gas it’s hard not to notice the two fuel options available at most gas stations: regular and diesel. While many would assume diesel fuel is reserved only for tanks and eighteen-wheelers, you might be surprised to hear that many regular cars operate on diesel. Large vehicles need powerful machines to operate effectively.
The parking brake, also known as the emergency brake or e-brake, is a subtle, yet essential part of your vehicle’s mechanics. When drivers need that extra stability to park on a hill, tugging on the parking brake may be the difference between secure parking and a downward slide. Individuals who drive manual cars may use
Your car’s electric power steering system is susceptible to failure over time if not properly maintained and/or repaired when issues arise. In this article we’ll go over some of the importance of the power steering system, how to recognize signs of malfunction, and how to address such issues. Why It’s Critical to Maintain the Power
In manual transmission vehicles, the clutch assembly plays a huge role in engine functioning. A car with a malfunctioning clutch assembly will encounter serious symptoms, and will be difficult to drive. When signs of clutch failure occur, the problem can be due to any number of issues with the various components of the clutch assembly,
BMW Engine Failure Beware of the low cost oil change. It may be the most expensive one you ever have. Master Technician Wayne from Import MotorWorx South Bay explains what happened. Transcript of video: Hello, my name is Wayne, I’m the lead technician at Import MotorWorx South Bay. We have a 2011 BMW 650i with
Spring has sprung, and with it comes the familiar rising of temperatures! When it starts warming up, you’ll want to be sure you can keep cool as you ride along in your Mini Cooper, BMW, or Mercedes. Whether you’re driving to and from work, taking a road trip, or sitting in the typical Los Angeles
Have you ever heard a rattling noise when starting your Mini Cooper? Here at Import MotorWorx, we’ve been maintaining and repairing Mini Coopers for over six years now. During this time we’ve noticed an increase in engine failures in the Mini Cooper S, model year 2007 thru 2011, using the N14 engine. There have been