Direct Injection and Carbon Build-Up – Why It Happens and What You Should Do To Prevent It

The check engine light covers many systems and components in your European vehicle. One reason for this combination of issues happening is due to the direct injection engine. These engines are the most efficient at low mileage. As the miles are put on the vehicle, fuel directly injected into the cylinder causes a carbon build-up. The direct injection does not allow for the fuel and its detergent additives to clean the valve and the port. The carbon build-up is the reason for the misfire (rough running engine). This signals the check or service engine light to come on, letting the driver know there is an issue with their engine’s performance. This is a typical problem which plagues these engines when the mileage hits 30-60,000. Continue reading

7 Warning Lights on Your Car’s Dashboard

The dashboard on your vehicle is the information center where you can see the vehicle’s performance.  Indicator lights provide you with warnings when there is a problem and are triggered by the central computer on your vehicle. Most of the … Continue reading

Secrets to Save Money on Gas

Fuel efficiency begins simply with great cars that are designed to save gas.  When you buy a new car, research what gas mileage you can expect to get on city and highway driving.  Without the luxury of buying an electric car or … Continue reading