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What A Check Engine Light Might Mean: 3 Potential Scenarios

What A Check Engine Light Might Mean: 3 Potential Scenarios

  You are driving down the road when you hear something go off in your European car. It’s an alert tone followed by a light indicator telling you to “check engine”. If there is one light that should be never left out of your vehicle, it’s that one.   But what does it exactly mean? Advanced Auto Sports offers three of the most common scenarios that might have just triggered the “check engine” light. Our ASE certified auto repair mechanics in Farmington, MI can tell you so many stories about how many people chose to ignore that light (and how it led to major problems).   It’s important for you to not ignore the “check engine” light as it will likely serve as a warning about a potential problem. What exactly could be wrong? Let’s consider the following scenarios:   1. Your gas cap is off   If you filled up and forgot to put the gas cap back on, your check engine light will pop on. If it’s m ... read more

3 Common Issues Your European Car May Face During The Summer

3 Common Issues Your European Car May Face During The Summer

If you drive a European made vehicle, you might want to pay close attention to this. Because summer is in full swing and a lot of us will be on the move. Whether it’s going to work or taking the kids out for ice cream, things can happen to your vehicle.  Advanced Auto Sports, your European car mechanic in Farmington, MI, knows that the summer can wreak havoc on your vehicle. We want to help you aware of some common issues that your vehicle might deal with when the weather gets hot. As a precaution, we highly recommend that our customers in Farmington Hills, MI, and Novi, MI stop by soon for preventative maintenance. With that said, here’s a list of common issues that you need to know about: 1. Underinflated tires During the summer, temperatures may climb to insanely high temperatures. Plus, the road temperature will be much hotter than the air temperature. Did you know th ... read more

The Importance of Alignments for European Vehicles

The Importance of Alignments for European Vehicles

Drivers of sophisticated, high-end European vehicles in the Farmington, MI, area know that regular maintenance is essential to keep their Mercedes, Audi, BMW, or any other European car running as it should. European car alignments, however, are a service that often gets looked over. Cars often don’t go out of alignment immediately, but rather slowly, over a period of time. This slow process makes it hard for the driver to pick up on a misaligned suspension. For this reason, it’s a good idea to add an alignment to your European vehicle’s yearly maintenance. Advanced Auto Sports is an expert in European car alignments, and we can’t emphasize enough how vital they are to your Euro car’s well being - especially if you live in the pothole-riddled Farmington or Farmington Hills area! Read on to find out more about why regular alignments are essential for your European car!   Preventive Benefits If your car’s alignment is off, the rest of the suspe ... read more

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October = Brakes for Breasts

October = Brakes for Breasts

At Advanced Auto Sports, we’re very interested in our community. We love to give back, and one way of doing that is through the Brakes for Breasts program. Brakes for Breasts is an organization that allows independent auto repair shops all across the United States to raise money for breast cancer research. 100% of the money raised goes to support research for the Cleveland Clinic Breast Cancer Vaccine Fund! Although we’re not participating this year, we’ll be doing this next year! For the entire month of October, brake pads are free at participating auto repair shops. All you pay is for labor and other parts. Each auto repair shop donates 10% of the labor to Brakes for Breasts, which adds up to quite a lot of money. In 2017, the 114 auto repair shops involved raised nearly $115,000. There are other reasons to have your brakes inspected and replaced in October. We’re thinking of the little goblins and fairies that are running around looking for candy! Any time ... read more

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DO I NEED A DIFFERENTIAL FLUID CHANGE?

DO I NEED A DIFFERENTIAL FLUID CHANGE?

What the heck is a differential? While you might not hear about this piece of equipment very often, its actually really important to your car! Picture yourself driving down the road on a beautiful spring day, when you hear a growling, or whining noise coming from your engine. “uh, oh,” you think, “it’s time to head to my mechanic.” Well, you’re exactly right! One possible cause could be the fluid of your differential needs a change. Read on to explore what a differential is, how it works, and its maintenance requirements so you can keep your car on the road and in its best condition!   What is a differential? The differential is the piece of equipment responsible for making sure your car wheels rotate at the correct speeds when you make a turn while driving. You might be thinking, “rotate at the correct speeds? Isn’t that what a gas pedal does?” Well, when you make a turn with your car, the wheel on the inside of the turn wil ... read more

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