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7 Symptoms of a Bad Starter

7 Symptoms of a Bad Starter

7 Symptoms of a Bad Starter   When the starter in your car goes bad, you are “dead in the water,” so to speak. You can’t go anywhere when the starter no longer works. It can seem like it happened all of a sudden and without any warning. But, guess what? There are seven symptoms that can indicate you have a bad starter or one that is failing. If you are aware of these signs, you can possibly avoid being stranded. Your trusted automotive professionals at Reliable Import Service are experienced in diagnosing and fixing a bad starter problem. Come see us if you notice any of these seven symptoms of a bad starter. What Is a Starter? The starter is composed of these two main parts: the primary motor that turns the crankshaft and starts the engine, and the solenoid (the relay) that simultaneously engages the starter’s drive gear and closes the main motor’s electrical contacts. The starter in a car is powered by the battery. The purpose of the starter is ... read more

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Common Clutch Problems and Symptoms to Look Out For

Common Clutch Problems and Symptoms to Look Out For

If your vehicle has a manual transmission and you drive it long enough, the clutch will probably go out along the way. The clutch isn’t built to last forever. And, when it goes bad, you can’t really drive it effectively. So, it’s definitely an important part of the car’s mechanical systems. There are a couple of ways that a clutch fails. One is it fails to disengage and the other is it fails to engage fully. In this article, we wanted to shed some light on some common clutch problems and the symptoms you should look out for when a clutch is getting ready to have problems. Reliable Import Service has ASE certified, professional import auto mechanics who can properly diagnose and repair any issues with your clutch. Don’t hesitate to call us when you have signs of a bad clutch. What Is the Purpose of the Clutch The clutch allows the engine to connect with the transmission. In other words, th ... read more

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3 Easy & Essential Maintenance Services for Your Audi

3 Easy & Essential Maintenance Services for Your Audi

You love your car. More than just something that gets you from point A to point B, your Audi is comfortable, luxurious, and genuinely fun to drive. We know you want it to stay this way, too, which is why our Audi repair shop is sharing five easy maintenance tips you can’t afford to skip. Check Your Oil and Change It Regularly We can’t stress enough how important it is to make sure you check your oil regularly and get it changed around every 5,000 miles. Driving a car with little to no oil is a recipe for disaster, as, without proper lubrication, the engine parts will seize up, and the engine will basically be ruined. Dirty oil, full of particulate and dirt, can also wear out an engine quickly, causing expensive and extensive damage.    Instead of relying on your oil light to let you know if you’ve got a problem, take a few minutes once every few weeks to check the amount and condition of your oil ... read more

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Digital Trends Shares Vehicle Bluetooth Compatibility Overview

Digital Trends Shares Vehicle Bluetooth Compatibility Overview

Recently, Digital Trends published an article in which they provide a bluetooth compatibility overview. More than 20 auto manufacturers were highlighted along with information to let you know whether your vehicle may, in fact, have bluetooth compatibility. We’ve reposted some of the vehicles below. However, for the full article, over at Digital Trends, click the source link at the end of this post! 4 Vehicles with Bluetooth Compatibility #1 – Nissan – Similar to other companies, Nissan offers baseline hands-free phone calling and phone book, in all current models. #2 – Acura – Acura has Bluetooth technology in all every vehicle made after 2011. Its HandsFree Link is shown in their multi-informational display on the center counsel. #3 – Audi – Every Audi made after 2006 offers a standard Bluetooth service. #4 – BMW – Every new BMW comes standard with Bluetooth. Premium iOS and Android devices offer some added benefits including ... read more

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Welcome to Reliable Import Service!

Welcome to Reliable Import Service!

Welcome to the Reliable Import Service blog! Check back here for industry news and helpful information. We are proud to be one of Raleigh, NC’s best and most reliable auto repair shops! Great Auto Repair Deals, Discounts, & Services At Reliable Auto Import Service, we offer great discounts and coupons for auto repair services. From complimentary brake inspections to discounts on any repair or service, to towing services and more – check our website for the latest deals. Automotive Tips, Advice, & More We will be using our blog to talk about the latest news revolving around the auto industry. We’ll also discuss car advice and tips to help you stay informed on ways you can get the most out of your auto repair services. We look forward to sharing all of this information with our customers and readers, and we encourage you to submit your own auto repair stories, questions and comments by visiting our Facebook page

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