Why Do European Vehicles Require Special Oil?
If you’ve laid down the money for a high-end vehicle from a European manufacturer, you want to make sure you’re giving it the best possible treatment. This means regular washes to get rid of road chemicals and debris, high-octane fuel…and even special engine oil.
Many people don’t know it, but it’s true: European vehicles require different oil than American ones, and using the wrong kind for your car oil change could lead to big problems down the road. But even more people don’t know why this is. Here are a few common reasons that any luxury car owner in Canada should keep in mind.
Less Frequent Engine Oil Changes
The general standard in North America between oil service – depending on the exact type of synthetic oil used – is somewhere between 5,000 and 8,000 km. However, European vehicles are designed to make it up to 16,000 km before they need an oil and filter change. This comes down to the price of the oil, as well as different manufacturer expectations and recommendations, and means that the motor oil used in Europe better protects against build-up and corrosion for a longer time.
Why Euroworks Ceramic Coatings Have More Value.
When you’ve invested money into a high-end car, you want that investment to be worth every cent. And it’s about more than just what’s under the hood – after all, when you see a nice European car on the street, you know it goes fast and handles well. And that’s because these cars look good, and you want yours to stay that way.
There are a lot of options when it comes to protecting your paint job – everything from DIY wax solutions to expensive dealership packages. What will give you the most protection, on every part of your car, and pay for itself over the years?
Ceramic Coating For Cars
Іf уоu аrе tіrеd оf hаvіng tо аlwауs tаkе уоur саr tо thе car wash or the gаrаgе fоr frеquеnt сlеаnіng аnd раіntwоrk, сеrаmіс саr соаtіngs саn bе whаt уоu nееd. Wіth сеrаmіс саr соаtіngs, уоu nо lоngеr hаvе tо wоrrу аbоut light sсrаtсhеs, stаіns, sроttіng оr thе fаdіng оf уоur vеhісlе’s fасtоrу раіnt. Yоu wіll аlsо bе аblе tо kеер уоur саr раіnt іntасt аnd flаwlеss fоr mоrе ехtеndеd реrіоds.
What is a Ceramic Coating?
А сеrаmіс соаtіng іs а fоrm оf рrоtесtіvе lауеr fоr уоur саr’s раіnt. Іt іs а lіquіd роlуmеr аррlіеd tо thе ехtеrіоr surfасеs оf а vеhісlе. Іt іs sіmіlаr tо а sеаlаnt оr саr wах but dеsіgnеd tо lаst lоngеr. Аftеr аррlісаtіоn, thе lіquіd сhеmісаllу bоnds wіth thе раіnt аnd сrеаtеs а сlеаr соаtіng аnd а hуdrорhоbіс surfасе thаt рrоtесts уоur vеhісlе аnd mаіntаіns іts shіnе fоr а lоng tіmе. The paint protection coatings we use at Euroworks last for years!
An Introduction To Paint Protection Film For Cars
Car wrap is simply the process of applying large sheets of vinyl to your car to change its color and create a totally new and refreshed look. The vinyl completely covers the paintwork of your car, protecting it from abrasions and stone chips caused by general wear and tear. If any part of the car gets damaged for any reason, the vinyl can be easily repaired or replaced. A popular example of a car wrap is paint protection film, also known as PPF.
Here at Euroworks, we have a good selection of styles of film as well as multiple packages for the placement of film (i.e. front bumper, full vehicle, etc.)
Do Not Bring Us Car Parts From Online
With the rise of sites like Amazon and EBay, it can be more tempting than ever to try and “shop around” for the best prices on the parts that you need to maintain your luxury vehicle. You can look at reviews for the seller, compare prices instantly, and hopefully keep more of your money in your pocket. Easy, right?
Well….not so fast!
When it comes to car parts, any good owner (and mechanic) knows that cheap and easy is usually anything but. By trying to save a few dollars online, you may end up paying more over the long run because of unforeseen circumstances that often – very often – arise as a result.
The biggest problems?
Has anyone ever told you, “If you want the best service for your vehicle, you have to go to the dealership?”
And if so…did that person work at a dealership?
It’s a well-known fact that dealerships want to get your money. There are mark-ups, hidden fees, service charges, and just plain high prices on a lot of products and services. So why stay loyal to a place that simply wants to get as much money from you as possible? The short answer is – don’t.
What's the future of Augmented Reality in Cars?
Imagine a car from the early part of the 20th century: no power steering, no enclosed cabin, no self-starting ability…the list goes on. While it would certainly make high-speed getaways more entertaining if we still had to hand-crank our engines, it's undeniable that technology has made our cars better in more ways than we can count.
As engines have progressed to become faster, more powerful, and more efficient, the rest of the vehicle has also improved. Most recently, with the advent of computers, processors, and portable and adaptable displays, it has become possible to give drivers more tools than ever before while they're on the road. These can range from safety features and warnings, to itinerary information, to on-the-go entertainment that helps keep bored passengers happy. Once restricted to dashboards and overhead fold-down screens, a new development is now bringing all of this potential together in a futuristic way - by using windshields equipped with augmented reality HUDs (heads-up displays).
Ready For A New Racetrack in Calgary?
If you haven’t been able to keep up with the news, there’s been some exciting developments lately in the Calgary area – specifically, on a square mile of land north of the city. At the end of March, the county council of Mountain View, near Carstairs, voted to allow the land to be redesignated…and why is that important? Because it’s the first step towards a new racetrack coming to Calgary!
The Old Race City Speedway
Many Calgarians have fond memories of days spent out at the old race track at the southeast edge of the city limits. Race City Speedway opened in 1985 and for more than 25 years it gave lead-footed drivers a place to safely get the speed out of their systems. Featuring a quarter-mile drag strip, a half-mile oval, and a two-mile track, the facility hosted five major championship races and was a favourite getaway spot for drivers of high-end cars in the area. To much protest, it closed in 2011 with no replacement project in the works, and since then, drivers of fast European cars haven’t had a suitable place to really see what their vehicles can do.
BMW i Electric Cars in Calgary
While many people consider the revving engines of a high-end European vehicle to be the hallmark of a great car, a growing number of consumers are looking into ways to minimize their impact on the environment. It’s no longer just the fringe groups, either – recently, the entire country of Germany voted to ban gasoline and diesel vehicles by 2030! With the world trending towards more responsible and sustainable energy sources, but a vast amount of modern life dependent on motorized transportation, one field is pulling out far ahead of the rest: electric cars.
The term “electric car” might conjure up images of tiny smart cars, puttering along behind the luxurious European brands that you love. But over the last few years, ground-breaking research has led to massive innovations in speed, style, and sustainability, and nearly every major auto manufacturer now has some stakes in the game – including the ones that have reputation for engineering, luxury, and power.
When buying a pre-owned vehicle, there are many considerations that a potential customer has to make before they put their money on the line. Aside from the obvious factors of colour, style, function, and budget, taking a look at the level of reconditioning on a vehicle is definitely worth a bit of extra time.
Vehicle reconditioning considers the mechanics, body, and frame of a vehicle and combines it with the knowledge and service of technicians in order to make it look and perform as close to new as it can get. This can involve cosmetic body work, engine tune-ups, replacing parts, full interior and exterior cleans, and much more. So how can you be sure that the shiny high-end car you’re looking at has received the proper care and maintenance?
Proper Batteries in European Vehicles
When you’ve spent the money on something nice, something luxurious – like a European Sports Car – you want to make sure that everything on it is of the highest quality. While items like Tires, chips, and every little nut and bolt are definitely important, it can be said that the most important Part of your high-end vehicle is the battery. After all, it gives your car its life and its power – without it, nothing else would even turn on.
Routine European Vehicle Service
Your car is one of the biggest investments you’ll make in your life. Even if it’s new, but especially if it’s previously owned, it’s important to protect that investment with proper maintenance.
Modern cars have complex and interconnected systems that rely on each other to function properly – if one section isn’t performing well, it will adversely affect the others. Everything from fluid levels and tire pressure to belt wear and line contamination will play a part in your car’s performance, and ultimately, its lifespan.
The BMW i8: Power, in a whole new way!
Usually when you think of an electric car, what comes to mind is something watered-down and weak – a car that might be good for a city commute, but lacks the power to really get you where you’re going. And now, with the sway of public opinion leaning firmly in the direction of an electric future, you have probably wondered: how can you drive with all the style of your luxury car, while taking advantage of current environmental considerations?
The engineers at BMW thought the same thing, and that’s why they designed the BMW i8.
Stop Going To The Big Dealerships For Diagnostics!
An important part of getting your vehicle to work at its top potential is making sure that it is properly maintained. Preventative maintenance can add years to the life of your vehicle, and ensure that every ride is smooth and satisfying.
But sometimes, despite everything, the inevitable can occur – moving parts and components can break down, both internally and externally. And in those instances, all the parts of your car should be checked over by a certified technician. This used to be a costly and time-consuming process as every part of your engine and structure had to be physically checked. Nowadays, though, most of these parts are electronically controlled and monitored by the vehicle electronic systems, which simplifies and streamlines everything. This is a key part of our Vehicle Diagnostic service!
We live in a world run by computers. From the phones in our pockets to the servers on the stock market, nearly everything we use now has some connection to software and programming. And, of course, this includes modern cars.
For years now, high-end cars have come with a pre-installed computer chip that keeps track of what’s going on under the hood. While this is an important diagnostic tool – the chip can scan the engine and report any problems directly to you or the mechanics working on it – it has also become a way for manufacturers to limit the performance of your vehicle. This “detuning” of the engine protects it from careless drivers, poor maintenance, and low-quality fuel – but what happens when you really want to drive the car you bought? What if you want to push it as far as it can go and get your money’s worth?
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