Porsche Has A New Project & It’s Golden

car with a gold cover on top

Porsche has been in the works of a secret vehicle project that they have titled “Classic Project Gold.”
Since July 20th, Porsche has been teasing enthusiasts with new videos  every friday of behind the scenes footage of this exceptional car where they have given the following statment about:

“There are exceptions to the rules.
And there are exceptions to the exceptions.”

This project has been a mystery as Porsche has been doing an exceptional job of keeping details of the projects out of the publics hands until the world premiere on September 27th. Until then we have been keeping up with Porsche for all of the video updates. Below is all of the videos that have been released to date.

Project Gold – The vision. Found and risen.

Project Gold – The refinement. Lacquer and laser.

Project Gold – The craftsmanship. Seam and stitch.

Project Gold – The coating. Protect and preserve.

Project Gold – The marriage. Engine and electrics.

We are very excited to see the final outcome of this secret project and we hope you are too! If you have any questions about our repair services, please contact us today for more information!

Popular Summer Maintenance Tips Part 2

Starting where we last left off in our summer car care blog series, below are additional summer car maintenance tips you should keep in mind before taking your beloved vehicle out for a drive. Keep in mind that taking your beloved BMW vehicle to a trained technician is the most beneficial way to get the best maintenance performed on it.

Additional Summer Car Care Tips

Air Filter

One of the most overlooked parts of a car to check for repairs is the car’s air filter. These maybe are clogged by leaves that might have gotten under the hood of the vehicle during the fall and winter months. In addition, at the start of spring and summer, the amount of pollen in the air can block the pollen and cabin filter systems of your car as well. Be sure to take a look at these different filters to make sure proper air flow can go through them for optimal performance.

Tires

While tires normally should be checked regularly, residents of New England and the Greater Boston area may want to consider checking your tires more often than most. With the unpredictable weather creating potholes along with the endless construction being done on major highways, there are many variables that could cause issues to your tires. The weather changing from season to season can cause the tire pressure to fluctuate, but you should always have your tire pressure be at the PSI noted in the manual. You will also want to check for any stones or debris in the tread of your tires as well as any cracks in the rubber of the tire.

Dashboard Sunshade

If you are considerate about the interior of your car then you should consider purchasing a dashboard cover for both the front and rear side of your Porche or Mercedes vehicle. During the spring and summer when you are not using your car, the inside of the car gets extremely hot and the sun can fade the seats and dashboard without a cover.

Clean The Car

Cleaning your car inside and out does not only make your car look good but it also prevents potential hazards from happening. Over time grime, dirt, fumes from plastic in the sun, etc stick to the windshield and if piled up, can make it hard to see while operating against the sun. Making it hard to see, so be sure to give your car and its windows a good cleaning periodically. Taking your car through car washes to clean the exterior will help protect the paintwork from the sun’s rays as well as any damage from bird or insects.

Riders

When it comes to summer adventures and road trips, it’s important to not only make sure the vehicle is in ready to go for the trip but also the passengers and driver. Ensure you have a checklist of items you will need to make the trip as comfortable as possible while protecting yourselves from the summer conditions.

If you are looking to have your car prepped for the summer, call Boston Motor Werks today to get trained technician repair work done on your car today!

 

Popular Summer Maintenance Tips Part 1

red car driving on a road in the summer

The summer heat is here which means outdoor activities and traveling to summer activities are commencing. The best way to ensure that you get to enjoy this summer to its fullest is to ensure that you take care of your car’s maintenance. When it comes to owning a car, you should have seasonal maintenance as a rule of thumb to give you peace of mind that your BMW, Porsche, or Mercedes vehicle is prepared for each season. When it comes to summer, there are a few maintenance tasks you should have done, even if they seem irrelevant, so that your car is ready to party in the summer. In this series of blogs, we will discuss summer maintenance tips you should perform for optimal summer car use. Below are the first five car care tips to consider.

Coolant System

As this seems like a given, making sure that your coolant system is working is one of the first things you should get looked at when bringing in your luxury vehicle. When checking the coolant fluid in your car, you will want to inspect the condition of the hoses and coolant reservoir. If you notice any leaks at the joints and connection points, then you will need to take in your car for a repair. From time to time throughout the summer, when your engine is off, squeeze the hoses to make sure they are firm and not easy to squeeze.

Engine Belts 

Out of all the belts within an engine, the serpentine belt is one that should be checked on the most. This is because this belt tends to deteriorate, become loose, start to squeal or just break in general more than other belts. For the best performance, you need to make sure that you are on the lookout for cracks in the belt or small pieces missing. If any of that is apparent then you will need to replace the belt.

Wipers

During the winter, your windshield wipers are more susceptible to being worn or torn due to the icy conditions. During the summer, there tend to be powerful rain and thunderstorms so wipers are a must. If they are not replaced after the winter then they could create nasty streaks across the windshield which will affect your visibility while driving. Your best bet is to buy new wipers for the summer that way you are not only prepared for the summer but you will have new wipers for the upcoming winter season as well.

Fluids 

No matter if it is seasonal or just regular maintenance, your vehicle’s fluids such as oil, brake fluid, power-steering and windshield-washer fluid should be checked regularly. These are the most used liquids in a car and need to be checked on if you are looking for optimal performance.

Air-Conditioning System

Along with the coolant system, the next essential car feature that needs to be in great condition is the air-conditioning system. What you need to look out for is if your system is leaking. An indicator that will tell you that you have a leak is if there is not enough refrigerant in the system. If you notice this then you have a leak and will need to take your car to an experienced mechanic.

Check back with our blog for part two of our summer car care tips and if you are looking for experienced technicians to service at your vehicle, contact us today!

 

 

Essential Summer Car Care Tips

porsche on a street in the sun

The summer season is a time when many folks travel and your car needs to be up to par to handle the heat that summer brings. The high temperatures of summer can present some challenges
when it comes to your car and maintenance, but you can prevent the hot weather from wreaking havoc on your vehicle. You can prepare your car to run efficiently and safely during the summer
by performing vital services on your car. Let’s look at some essential summer car care tips that are exactly what you need to keep your car in shape.

Check Your Oil & Oil Filter

Oil is of particular importance to the health of your vehicle’s engine, being responsible for lubricating the motor and guarding against the wear of friction and heat. Over time, this friction,
and heat result in the degradation of the oil, which requires that engine oil and filter be replaced on a regular basis. Excessive summer heat, like cold winter temperatures, can increase the
demands on your oil and oil filter. As such, it is imperative to ensure that your car’s engine is kept lubricated and that the filter is working efficiently to keep the oil and oil system clean.

Inspect Your Fluid Levels

Another important aspect of your car’s maintenance is checking your fluid levels, including transmission fluid, power steering fluid, brake fluid, coolant, and windshield wiper fluid.
Seasonal weather changes can affect your fluid levels, and the summer season can be harsh on coolant fluid, in particular, that can cause your car to overheat if low, which is one of the biggest
sources of summer car breakdowns. Signs that one or more of your fluid levels are low include unusual noises, odors, or vibrations. To keep your car in great working order during the summer, check these fluids like you would your oil.

Perform a Battery Test

A flat battery may prevent your car from starting properly, and in the heat of the summer months, battery fluid evaporates. This results in the oxidation of battery components, damaging both the internal and external structures of the battery, speeding up corrosion and decreases the lifespan of the battery. Battery deterioration is something that you should keep in mind during
the summer season and test your battery to avoid the hassle that a dead car battery can bring.

Check & Monitor Car’s Tires

It is critical to check your car’s tires during the summer months. According to Matrix Integrated, pressure increases approximately 1 psi for every increase in temperature of 10°F. Your tires should be properly inflated to deal with frictions and difficult road conditions, as well as to handle and brake properly, and prevent wear.

These tips are beneficial in keeping you safe, and in maintaining the health and longevity of your car so that your summertime experience on the road can be a great one. If you are looking to have summer maintenance done on your BMW, Porsche, or Mercedes vehicles, be sure to call Boston Motor Werks today!

What Is Wheel Alignment & How Often Should I Have It Done?

One of the most overlooked maintenance tasks you can do for your car is getting the wheels aligned. However, this task has much more value than just making sure your car goes straight when driving it. Getting your vehicle’s alignment checked can extend the life of your vehicle. As fewer alignment problems will mean less maintenance is to be done.

What is A Wheel Alignment?

A wheel alignment is a self-explanatory maintenance task, as it makes sure the tires of your car are pointing straight. If they are not properly aligned, it will cause your care to pull itself to the left or right while in motion. To test this, drive on the highway or a long straight road and after you build momentum, let go of the steering wheel. If you notice your car starts to pull to either the left or right, then your car is in need of an alignment. If an alignment is not performed on your car, then the pulling can cause stress on your suspension and steering systems which will cause major repairs to be done on your vehicle that can cost you.

How Often Should You Get An Alignment?

For all makes, models, and brands of cars there is a rule of thumb to when drivers should have their cars aligned properly. This rule of thumb is having your wheels aligned once a year, as this type of issue does not happen frequently. However, if you do live in an area where you frequent potholes, then you may need to have your car aligned twice a year. This is because potholes are the leading cause of alignment issues with vehicles.

If you have any more questions on alignment or other services to be done on your car, call today!

 

4 Signs Your Mercedes-Benz Needs New Tires

When it comes to car health and performance, having your tires properly working and in good condition is one way to ensure optimal performance and safety.  Keeping your tires in peak condition is a good way to prevent other car issues from happening on top of running into a flat or any other scenario that will require additional cost. The one problem most people tend to have is knowing when it is time to get your tires replaced. With having a luxury car such as a BMW, Porsche, or Mercedes vehicle, there might be a slightly less inclined to be aware of such signs as you assume your car is made to last long as well as look luxurious. No matter what care you have, below are four signs that are an indicator that your Mercedes-Benz will need new tires.

Loss of Tire Pressure

When it comes to general tire pressure maintenance, it is good to check your car’s tire pressure every month. This is because the rule of thumb is that tire pressure goes down one PSI per month. Look at your car manual to know what range it is to have your tire pressure be at. If you have filled your tires and notice that the pressure has gone down more than one PSI, then you can consider this a warning sign.

Thining Treads

Another popular sign that will tell you your car needs new tires, is if your the treads are starting to go thin. One way to know if treads are going thin is if you notice a squealing noise as you make turns while driving. To test whether or not if our treads are thin or wearing out, you will need a penny. Turn the penny upside-down and insert it into the treads of your tire. If Lincoln’s head is visible, that means your treads are worn and you need new tires. However, if you do not see the head of Lincoln then your tire is in good shape.

Cracks in the Rubber

One telltale sign that your vehicle is ready for new tires, is if you start to see cracks in the rubber of your tires. This is the result of the tire constantly stretching as you drive, as cracks begin to form over time. Be sure to check after 30,000 miles for any cracks in the rubber of your tires.

Mileage Issues

For most Mercedes-Benz, tires are good to last for at least 50,000 miles. Use this as a rule of thumb no matter if your Mercedes is new or old and have your tires checked after 50,000 miles. The Mercedes-Benz company recommends that regardless of mileage, drivers should get their tires replaced every six years for optimal performance and safety.

If you have any questions about tire replacement or any other maintenance and repair questions for BMW, Porsche, and Mercedes vehicles feel free to call today!

If you are an owner of a Mercedes-Benz, it is important to know almost every inch of your vehicle. As you know, you are driving more than just a car, you are driving an experience. With that said, Mercedes-Benz has gone above and beyond to make sure that their cars drive and operate at optimal levels. This means having intricate and high-efficiency components inside the engine of the car. One of the most important aspects is the brake system within a Mercedes-Benz vehicle. These systems consist of interconnected components that help operate the system with precision over a wide range of operating temperatures and weather conditions.

As mentioned in our previous blog brake fluid helps operate the brake pads during transportation and can absorb moisture, air, and dirt. If not tended to, the moisture can create corrosion within the internal rake components and decrease the boiling point of the brake fluid. This can cause the brakes to not function at optimal levels, which can be a dangerous risk while operating the vehicle.

When Should I Get My Mercedes-Benz Brake Fluid Changed?

While most cars tend to have recommendations of 36 months or 24,000 miles, for Mercedes-Benz we recommend every two years or 20,000 miles to be on the safe side. The procedure for changing the brake fluid on your Mercedes-Benz is a little different than most cars. Be sure to contact a trained technician as they use approved pressure bleeding machines and “DOT 4 plus” brake fluid. Since the brake system is known for its precision, the machines these technicians use are designed to properly flush out old fluid while not harming the any of the precision braking parts. The machine also ensures that the new brake fluid enters the system with no moisture or air.

It is important to have Mercedes-Benz approved parts and fluids being used when getting your car worked on. This is what Boston Motor Werks takes pride in as we are trained technicians with a passion for BMW, Porsche, and of course Mercedes vehicles, ensure that each customer leaves happy. Call today for more information!

What Is A Brake System Flush?

It is well known that brake fluid is a very important aspect of your car’s daily operation. As you press down on the brake pedal, the fluid causes the brake pads to press against the rotors to slow your car down to a complete stop.  Over time, just like with transmission lines, the brake fluid will start to absorb air, moisture, sludge, dirt and other contaminants as you drive your car days on end. No matter if you drive a Mercedes, Porsche, or BMW your car will need to have a brake system flush at some point in the cars life cycle to keep the brakes working at optimal levels.

What Does a Brake Flush Consist Of?

A brake system flush for Mercedes, Porsche, or BMW vehicles includes removing the existing fluid and moisture out of the system. It is the replaced with new, clean, contaminant-free fluid. By having a brake flush performed on your car, you are ultimately ensuring proper performance of your brake system so there are no issues while driving and it also increases the lifespan of the system.

Brake System Flush Steps

  • Remove contaminated brake fluid.
  • Add new brake fluid.
  • Bleed the brakes.
  • Clean any surfaces where brake fluid has spilled during the bleeding process.
  • Check for fluid leaks.
  • Inspect brake pads, rotors, and hoses.
  • Test drive car with new fluid.

When Should I Get A Brake System Flush?

As each car is different, you will want to refer to the manufacturer’s manual for maintenance guidelines for fluid maintenance. However, common and good practice is getting your car checked for a brake fluid flush every 36 months or 24,000 miles. It is always good practice to have this service done by a trained professional as they will use the correct fluid for your car.

5 Signs Your Car Needs a Transmission Flush

As mentioned in our previous blog, transmission flushes are a great minor maintenance task to have performed on your car to prevent major repairs. In most cases, getting a flush every 30,000 miles will be sufficient but in some cases, you will need to have this done sooner. If you are not sure when you will need to get this repair done, there are five common signs to look out for that are indicators you will need a transmission flush. No matter what kind of car you have whether it’s a Mercedes, Porsche, or BMW vehicle, these five signs are things you should keep an eye on.

Transmission Grinding or Strange Noises

If you are wondering if your transmission is contaminated with dirt, sludge, and grease you will notice that it will show symptoms similar to inadequate levels of transmission fluid. One of these signs is if you start to hear grinding or strange noises while driving. If you hear a strange noise then you will need to get a transmission flush and to make sure of this pullover and check the fluid level while the car is running by making sure the fluid color on the dipstick is bright red. If the color is brown or black then you will need a flush.

Problems Shifting Gears

If your transmission fluid contains a lot of dirt or sludge then you may have problems shifting gears as these contaminants will cause a sluggish response to the transmission. This sluggish response will result in your car changing gears too quickly or too late while driving. If you notice that this starts to happen to you while you drive, we recommend you call a professional repairs shop immediately for a flush.

Slipping Gears

When a transmission is too dirty, contaminants can interfere with the flow of fluid that helps develop pressure to hold appropriate gears while operating a vehicle. If you notice that your gears are starting to slip but the fluid levels are normal then you most likely have dirt and sludge built up in your transmission that needs to be flushed out.

Surging Of The Vehicle

Another sign that you may need a transmission flush is if you begin to notice your car surge or jump, forward or backward for no reason. This is usually caused by an inconsistent flow of clean fluid that is needed to ensure smoother operations of the gears and other parts of the transmission system. This inconsistent flow is caused due to dirt and sludge that will need to be flushed out.

Delay in Movement

If your transmission fluid has dirt, sludge, or grease in it then you will notice your vehicle stalling for a couple of seconds before moving after switching gears. If this happens then a transmission flush will help stop this from happening.

With any type of car, whether it is a Mercedes, Porsche, or BMW there is a slew of different types of parts and repairs for these parts. One of the biggest and most important parts of a vehicle is the transmission and depending on what you need to be repaired, it could get expensive. In order to prevent major repairs to be done, it is good to be diligent with your car’s maintenance and being on top of minor repairs. One minor maintenance task you can have done to prevent a big transmission repair is a transmission flush.

What is a Transmission Flush?

A transmission flush is a maintenance process where all of the oil in a transmission is removed and replaced with new oil. An experienced mechanic uses a special machine that runs cleaning solutions, as well as new oil, through your transmission that will push out any grime and sludge. This makes sure that your transmission is removed of debris and sludge that can hinder performance and cause more issues down the line.

What is a Transmission Change?

A transmission fluid change is a similar process to a flush but does not use a special machine. A change simply drains the fluid using natural gravitational forces. While this method helps clean up your transmission and drains about 20-40 percent of the total volume, it clean as good as a flush. Not all of the fluid in the transmission system is drained and it does not flush out contaminants within the oil. A change is normally used for a frequent maintenance or a quick fix to improving the life of your car’s transmission.

When it comes to repairs, whether it’s a flush or change, you will want to make sure that the work is done by a professional for optimal results. At Boston Motor Werks, we take pride in being specialists for Mercedes, BMW, and Porsche vehicles and we always ensure our clients are completely satisfied with our services. For more information on transmission flushes or to schedule one for your Mercedes vehicle, give us a call today!