5 Reasons Your Check Engine Light May Be On (And How To Prevent It)

Understandably, most car owners dread the moment when the check engine light pops up on the dashboard. This is even scarier when they are on the highway or driving over long distances. Simple fact is, the light can be attributed to a number of issues. Most often it’s typically not an emergency or big repair. At Atlantic Motorcar Center or other qualified specialists,  can be able to diagnose the problem rather easily. Since the mid 1990s, most modern day vehicles, Audi, BMW, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Mini Cooper, Porsche, Volvo and VW, along with others, have on-board diagnostic systems that aid in identifying the particular issue that caused [...]

By | June 27th, 2018|Case Studies|Comments Off on 5 Reasons Your Check Engine Light May Be On (And How To Prevent It)

BMW Z3 M Convert – Evaporative Emission System Fault

Most late model cars are equipped with a system to both capture and recover vapors from the fuel system. In the past these vapors were often vented to the atmosphere, not exactly an environmentally friendly approach. The evaporative emission recovery systems are usually reliable, but from time to time, as cars age, problems do occur. In our workshop we've chosen to efficiently diagnose these problems through the use of a machine that creates a low pressure smoke containing a UV dye. By the use of this system, even leaks as small as a pinhole can be located. We've all seen [...]

By | July 31st, 2011|Case Studies|Comments Off on BMW Z3 M Convert – Evaporative Emission System Fault