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)

1998 Volvo V70 – Clogged Engine Breather/Multiple Oil Leaks

We've seen this before, this car presented with engine oil leaks from nearly every seal. Using our special Volvo diagnostic tool, it was easy to confirm a severely clogged engine breather box. Not an easy job, but one that needed to be handled. This was not a regular service customer car, we find this type of clogging on cars which have been subjected to "quick lube" oil changes, or maintenance has not been carried out according to the factory schedule. In the photos below, you'll note the heavily clogged ventilation ports, both in the black breather box, and in the [...]

By | August 14th, 2011|Case Studies|Comments Off on 1998 Volvo V70 – Clogged Engine Breather/Multiple Oil Leaks