This week we are talking about vehicle batteries. The battery in your vehicle is a very important component to keeping your vehicle running safely on the road. Let’s go over what your car battery actually does and how to ensure it will not leave you stranded on the road!
The battery powers your starter motor and all of the other electronics in your vehicle. When your vehicle is running your battery is actually not needed and stops working. When the battery stops working as your driving your vehicle the alternator steps up and powers all of the electronics in your vehicle, while keeping your battery charged. The battery in your vehicle is typically placed in the front of the engine under your hood. If you [...]
Jaguars are elegant, luxurious, and comfortable vehicles; although, that doesn’t mean they’ve sacrificed performance for comfort—quite the opposite in fact. Jaguars are highly functioning cars that produce plenty of power for the average driver and wow enthusiasts all over the world. However, just like any other car on the road, Jaguars require ongoing care and routine maintenance in order to perform well. Even with the most efficient, adequate care, problems can still arise at no fault of the owner or driver. Jaguars have common issues amongst them, and with the help of a trained Jaguar specialist you can cut the snake off at its head before things get out of hand.
One such issue in several different Jaguar models is ignition coil misfiring. When an ignition coil misfires, it can cause [...]
Let’s talk about the importance of replacing your dirty air filter. The air filter in your car is a particulate filter composed of fibrous materials which removes dirt, pollen, bacteria, and even mold from the air. The air filter acts as the first line of defense for your cars engine… scary huh? That being said the air filter is one of the cheapest, yet most important repair to complete. Let’s talk about how the air filter works in your vehicle and why it is so important to keep up with the maintenance.
Take a look at the front of your car where the grill and front bumper are. Do you notice all of the bugs, dirt, sap, etc? Pretty gross when you actually see how much debris and dirt are hitting [...]
The conveniences of the modern car were a far-off ideal only a few decades ago. Each year, advances in modern automotive technology allow for more adaptive, impressively functioning vehicles on the road. From Bluetooth to park assist features, cars are becoming more comfortable, useful, and safe. One of the most notable modern accomplishments in automotive design and engineering is the development of adaptive cruise control.
Adaptive cruise control, or ACC, is a common feature in many vehicles on the road today. The benefits of such features are often lost on drivers today, but in this article we’ll explain how ACC works, the main advantages of it, and how to keep such features working properly for the life of your car. If your car is equipped with adaptive cruise control, after reading this [...]
Auto maintenance is a critical component of car ownership. It requires consistency and dedication to following a routine maintenance plan so that you can avoid the pitfalls of vehicle ownership, which often wind up costing us a ton of money in what otherwise could have been unnecessary repairs. Experiencing issues in your car can be inconvenient and downright scary sometimes; therefore, it’s critical to get your car inspected regularly.
Drive belt issues are common in most vehicles, as the part eventually wears out and needs replacement. It’s essential to follow your recommended maintenance plan for your car so that you can avoid the destructive consequences of a snapped tensioner belt or drive belt. If the belt snaps, it can cause catastrophic engine failure that is often expensive or irreparable. Replacing the belt [...]
There’s no dispute, Honda has always been on the forefront of modernizing any and all technology, from its first motorcycle, to releasing the first hybrid car, (no, it wasn’t the Toyota Prius, Honda beat them by a whole year!), Honda has made its mark in nearly every industry, even medical!
Let’s Get to the Maintenance Shall We?
As far as owning a Honda (or any vehicle for that matter), adhering to a specific maintenance schedule can be down right grueling, but fear not! The purpose of our blog series is to easily show you what’s needed to eliminate the guessing, or worse, waiting until it’s too late for preventative maintenance. Glenwood Foreign Car is your one stop shop from purchasing your Honda to getting your Honda maintenanced. Give us a call at [...]
If you’re like us, you’ve probably already begun the process of spring cleaning. You’ve likely begun working through your shed or garage, getting ready for the warmer months ahead, and have maybe even started disposing of or packing away things you won’t need for a few months. But have you performed a Spring Cleaning on your car? At Glenwood Foreign Car we’re here to offer you a few tips to get your car summer-ready for the months ahead.
First of all, it’s time to get rid of all the stuff you won’t need for the summer months. Any remnants from our tricky winter–hat and gloves, perhaps salt or a scraper–won’t be needed for a while, so it’s time to find a place in your garage or shed to stow them for a few months.
Once all the trash and winter junk is out of your car, it’s time to give your interior a little TLC. The [...]
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BMW has announced the 2017 BMW 5 Series Sedan (7th Generation of the lineup), will feature Apple’s CarPlay. BMW is the first carmaker to integrate Apple CarPlay without any cables at all. iPhones together with any apps that are on it, can be integrated into the vehicle’s system environment via the screen in the car.
In addition, smartphones with inductive charging can be supplied with power wirelessly in the BMW 5 Series Sedan. This is an optional tray located in the center console in front of the cupholders. The charging tray establishes a wireless connection to the external aerial, which improves mobile phone reception.
The options list also includes a WiFi hotspot offering a high-speed internet connection (LTE) for up to 10 mobile devices.