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MINI COOPER WARNING LIGHTS

MINI COOPER WARNING LIGHTS

Your vehicle's dashboard lights are meant to let you know when something is wrong with it or when it requires maintenance. Understanding what your automobile is attempting to tell you when these lights turn on will help you respond to your car's demands as quickly as possible. This manual's purpose is to help you understand the significance of each warning light on your MINI's dashboard and what to do if one or more of them flashes. With the help of servicing plans at Oceanside Motorsports, clients may budget for future wear and tear or mechanical issues by securing a fixed maintenance cost in advance. RED MINI COOPER WARNING LIGHT - A red caution light on your Oceanside, California commute may be an indication of a safety alarm or a braking problem. ORANGE MINI COOPER WARNING LIGHT-Typically, the orange symbols on the MINI Cooper warning lights correspond to the safety and driver assistance systems. ... read more

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BMW Oil Leaks

BMW Oil Leaks

Engine oil's main function is to lubricate all of your engine's moving parts and lower friction. Without oil, your components would prematurely wear down from metal-to-metal contact, costing you money in repairs. Once the oil leaks are fixed, the N54 and the series of engines have been great and very lasting. However, when oil leaks are not dealt with quickly and expertly, they are not engines that perform well. After owning your BMW for a while, you can start to notice some things aren't functioning as well as they once did. Oil leakage from the engine is one problem you could have.            Common oil leaks are - Valve cover gasket, oil filter housing gasket, and oil pan gasket. Here at Oceanside Motorsports, we offer a lifetime warranty on all of those seals so once you pay for it once you will never pay for it again. OIL LEAKAGE FROM VALVE COVER GASKET The valve cover gasket is a thin strip of rubbe ... read more

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Why Own A Land Rover?

Why Own A Land Rover?

Why Own A Land Rover? Land Rover is a British based brand focused on a 4x4 off-road capable SUV chassis. Land Rover has gotten its prestige and credit for being some of the most luxurious yet adventurous SUVs on the market. Land Rover boast their vehicles on capability and composure for being the roots of their vehicles - if you are in the market for a new or used vehicle and find yourself asking, Are Land Rovers Good Vehicles? We hope this article will help decide if a Land Rover or Range Rover is a Good Car and choice for your next vehicle. What is the difference between Land Rover and Range Rover? Today, Land Rover is formally owned by ‘Jaguar Land Rover.’ Land Rover in association with Jaguar, has a variety of popular models such as the Land Rover, Discovery, LR1, LR2Defender, Range Rover, and the latest styling of the Range Rover Evoque. The short answer, Range Rover is owned by Land Rover. Land Rover would pose as the ‘make’, while Range Rover would ser ... read more

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Does Your Car Have a Faulty Gas Cap?

Does Your Car Have a Faulty Gas Cap?

Believe it or not, a faulty gas cap can sometimes be an overlooked, but it’s a crucial fix when it comes to your car and the way it is running. A gas cap is part of a car’s evaporative and emissions systems. If part of the system is failing (such as the gas cap) it can result in a number of things, such as poor fuel economy and rough running conditions. Read on if your car smells like fuel, your gas cap does not tighten properly, or the check engine light is on. Signs of a Faulty Gas Cap While it can sometimes be very tough to know if there are any issues with your gas cap, there are typically a few ways to identify potential problems. Physically Damaged Typically, a gas cap will click while being turned into position. However, if you are experiencing the issue of your gas cap not tightening properly, it may be physically damaged. Most gas caps are made out of plastic. When opening and closing the gas cap hundreds of times, this plastic can eventually break down and ... read more

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Bad Ignition Coil Symptoms | BMW Issues Carlsbad CA

Bad Ignition Coil Symptoms | BMW Issues Carlsbad CA

Recently this 2007 BMW 328i came into our shop  from Carlsbad CA. that had it’s check engine light illuminated accompanied by a rough idle and a misfire. After looking throughout the car during our courtesy inspection we proceeded to test the voltage on each ignition coil. In order to complete this we used our ignition voltage checking device and checked the firing voltage of each ignition coil one at a time.   When completing our test we found that all of the coils were working properly except for one. Typically we will see the voltage change on each coil as we are testing them individually, however the voltage should not fluctuate too drastically on each one usually ranging from 9 volts to 12 volts.  On the remaining coil that tested bad, we noticed the voltage jumping from around 9 volts, up to 25 volts, down to zero volts, and so on. This was an immediate red flag for us and upon further ... read more

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