Monthly Archives: January 2016

WHAT IS PERFORMANCE TUNING

Although your European sports car may look track-ready on paper, many vehicles are “dialed back” by the manufacturer before they roll off the assembly line. Fortunately, performance tuning is a quick and easy way to get the acceleration, handling, and overall driving experience you desire. Tuning a modern luxury vehicle involves adjusting the car’s engine control unit (ECU) to fine-tune things like fuel/air mix ratio, combusting timing, and gear shift points. Performance tuning might also involve upgrading engine components and other car parts to increase horsepower, throttle up torque, and improve handling. If you want to take your ride to the next level, visit a performance tuning shop in San Jose that specializes in European automotive service. For the best results, look for a performance tuning shop that is an authorized APR dealer. APR is the world’s leading performance parts manufacturer and one of the premier ECU upgrade compa ... read more

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HOW APR PARTS CAN IMPROVE YOUR PORSCHE CAYENNE

The Porsche Cayenne sets the standard for all other high-performance luxury SUVs, including the likes of the BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe, and Infiniti QX70. If you drive a Cayenne you don’t need to be told about its sports car-like handling and performance, but you might be interested to learn how you can take your high-performance German SUV to the next level. A European performance tuning shop in San Jose can outfit your Cayenne with APR products that can improve your ride in more ways than one. Here’s a look at some of the top APR parts that can boost your Porsche Cayenne. ECU Upgrade APR has revolutionized “chip tuning” by developing new technology that goes above and beyond traditional engine control unit (ECU) upgrades. Any ECU upgrade can improve performance by leaning out the air fuel ration and advancing the timing, but APR’s proprietary data acquisition software captures as many as 30 variables to offer precise ... read more

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[INFOGRAPHIC] NEW BMWS FOR 2016

Nothing makes a first impression quite like a BMW, whether you opt for a luxury sedan, a sporty roadster, or an eco-friendly hybrid or electric vehicle. Long known for their commitment to innovation, BMW keeps up this reputation for their 2016 models. The BMW M3 is an icon in power and performance, and the 2016 model brings changes that only confirm the brand’s status. With sleeker LED headlights, available seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, and new color options, the 2016 M3 is poised to take over the track and the town. For eco-conscious drivers, the 2016 i3 uses renewable and recycled resources to take this electric vehicle to the next level. Take a look at this infographic from the experts in BMW service in San Jose to learn more about these exciting new 2016 models. Please share with your friends and fellow auto enthusiasts

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NOISES YOU DON'T WANT TO HEAR FROM YOUR BRAKES

For the sake of your vehicle and your own safety, it's important that you take good care of your brakes. If your brakes start making an unusual sound, take your vehicle to an auto mechanic sooner rather than later. This video from Angie's List discusses a few common brake sounds that are cause for concern. If you hear a high-pitched squeal that goes away when you're applying the brakes, it's time to get your brakes checked. If you ignore that warning, you may hear a nasty grinding sound, which means your brake pads have worn all the way through. If your vehicle is making any unusual sounds at all, have the San Jose auto mechanics at Precision Motorworks take a look

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MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE'S TIRES

You can bring your high-performance car or truck to an auto repair shop in San Jose that specializes in performance tuning to see significant gains in horsepower, torque, braking, and handling. But one of the easiest ways to maintain your vehicle's performance is by maintaining your vehicle's tires. Maintaining the proper air pressure in each tire not only ensures optimum traction and control, but it also ensures optimum fuel efficiency. And when your vehicle is generating 300+ horsepower, every drop of fuel counts. Watch this video from AAA for tips on maintaining your tires. You can also visit your local car repair shop in San Jose to learn about the benefits of upgrading your wheels and tires. If you have a high-performance vehicle, look for a shop that specializes in European and Asian auto repair

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