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Facing 2018 Head On!

The year is almost over, and new beginnings are just around the corner! Looking back this year we are truly grateful for being able to earn your business and becoming a part of your family just as you have became a part of ours, because without you we won’t be where we are today. Sincerely,  with all of my heart i just want to say Thank You and Happy New Year!   -Real Autohaus Team   Want to learn about how we started and where we are going as a company? Listen to Tristan's interview in Remarkable results Podcast by licking here Please take time to read over some of the exciting new things we have going on for 2018 below.   2018 updates January 1, 2018 onward we are extending our warranty for our repairs to 3 years / 36,000 Miles Parts and Labor Nationwide Warranty. Take your weekends back! Instead of getting your car serviced on weekends. We now provide Courtesy Vehicle Pick-u ... read more

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Porsche IMS Bearing Replacement

Porsche IMS Bearing Replacement

IMS "Intermediate Shaft Bearing" The purpose of the intermediate shaft is to drive the camshafts indirectly off the crankshaft. By using an intermediate shaft, the speed of the chains are reduced, which is better for chain life. This basic design was used throughout the entire lifespan of the aircooled six-cylinder Metzger engine used through 1998. The inclusion of an intermediate shaft which drives the camshafts indirectly off the crankshaft has been a mainstay of the horizontally-opposed flat 6 engine utilized by Porsche. One thing is for sure. Once you have experienced an IMS bearing failure, there is no turning back. A complete engine dis-assembly is required to replace the intermediate shaft and in most cases, complete rebuild or engine replacement is your only option. "So, its essential to perform replacement at the early stages of wear" Affected Models (1997-2008 model years) Boxster (2000-2005 are most problematic) Cayman 911 (996 version ... read more

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Tips on how to get the most mileage on every gallon of fuel this summer

 Tips on how to get the most mileage on every gallon of fuel this summer

Summer is here, below are some tips to help you get the most out of every drop of fuel. TIPS TO GET THE MOST OUT OF EVERY GALLON OF FUEL TIRE PRESSURE - since low tires can rob you of several miles per gallon. For every 1-pound drop in pressure on all four tires, you increase your rolling resistance by 1.4 percent. Based on that, you can see how being down several pounds on air pressure can increase rolling resistance by quite a bit. Look on the door sticker of your vehicle for the proper inflation pressure and keep tires inflated to the maximum pressure recommended by the manufacturer. TIRES -For safety and efficiency, make sure your tires are in good shape because tires that are worn out or worn unevenly will also affect the performance of your car. WHEEL ALIGNMENT -a car that is out of alignment will also have increased rolling resistance. Not only will this condition kill your fuel economy, it will wear out a good set of tires prematurely. EXCESS WEIGHT - unwanted baggage. No ... read more

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Tips on How to find the best auto repair shop

Tips on How to find the best auto repair shop

One of the most important investment one can make is a vehicle. Why? because its how you get around...to go to work, to go places, and experience life. So it is important to make sure your vehicle is well maintained and provide you the freedom to move about. Having breakdowns on your way to work, a meeting, or on your way to church is just too much hassle. Lets be honest here, Auto repair and services is not cheap, its expensive. Its even more expensive when the "mechanic" performing the services on your vehicle is untrustworthy or unqualified causing more headaches, time, and money. So, how do you find the best auto repair? Don't worry here are some tips. Tip#1 Ask your friends or family on where they recommend to bring your car for service Tip#2 Do your own research. Just because someone recommended a place doesn't mean it fits your needs. Go on google and check the reviews of the shop recommended to you. Tip#3 Google "best auto repair near me" Tip ... read more

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Overheating? Coolant leaks? what to do

      One of the most important system in your vehicle is your engine cooling system. Watch the video above to get a quick, easy to understanding of the cooling system in your vehicle.   Its purpose transfers heat from engine to cooling system via coolant(fluid) which is then cooled down by the radiator and cooling fans and re-enters the engine. coolant flows to heater core inside the dash to supply heat in the cabin. (its how you get heater in your vehicle!) What happens if coolant is low or leaking? fluid is not able to absorb the heat from engine and transfer the heat vi radiator. Causes extreme heat in the engine and cause an engine failure. not enough fluid to travel into the heater core to provide heat in the cabin. Symptoms of failing cooling system Low heating temp in cabin Engine temp needle climbs up to HOT or above the middle of gauge Preventive maintenance perform cooling system service at manufacture specified intervals. To prevent acid buil ... read more

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Best Auto Repair Shop in Westmont

How do you define a repair shop that is "the best"? I say the one that has your best interest! At Real Autohaus we pride ourselves in having the most loyal of customers. Customers have been going to us for repairs for over 10 years! because we take care of them, we put their needs First and do what is best for our clients.             Real Autohaus in westmont il will make sure that your vehicle is up to date with your services to keep your car running longer, we only recommend work that your vehicle needs, no upsells just honest way of doing business. A wise man said "peace of mind, is measure of great success. Be honest and live and honorable life." this is what Real Autohaus practices everyday , Honesty in what we say and integrity in what we do. I believe that is why we are the leading repair shop in Westmont.   If your tired of overpaying at the dealership or been dissatisfied with the service your getting at your local ... read more

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Need a Timing Belt replacement?

      Do i need a timing belt replacement? The simple answer is yes. Simply, Timing belts are used to synchronize the position of your engines camshaft position and crankshaft positions. If and when it breaks due to deteriorated rubber material or other causes like bad bearings on idler pulleys and water pumps...your engines timings is going to go out of sync and cause the engine to shut down and also causes the piston and valves to "hit" each other and cause catastrophic engine damage. There are non-interference engines where valves and piston do not hit each other in case of a broken timing belt.   When do i replace my timing belt? The simple answer? Check your owners manual. See i am all about simple answers. :) Typically, 60,000 miles or 100,000 miles are most common intervals. but vary from car to car, so check your owners manual or give Real Autohaus in Westmont a call if you want to know about timing belt replacement on your vehic ... read more

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My Check Engine Light is on, what should i do?

My Check Engine Light is on, what should i do?

Have your vehicle checked as soon as possible When the light comes on, one or more diagnostic trouble codes (DTC) are stored in the engine control module. These DTCs remain even if the light goes out. To address a Check Engine Light problem, the DTCs are retrieved and the appropriate troubleshooting information is followed in order to determine the problem.Every vehicle manufactured in the U.S. has to first pass an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) test called the Federal Test Procedure. This sets the acceptable limits of wear and/or failure for the emission control system—i.e., what conditions will ultimately cause a Check Engine Light to illuminate. These standards are closely regulated. If the emission control system is faulty and the vehicle is polluting the air, the Check Engine Light illuminates to alert the driver of this condition. (Note: A vehicle in this condition would fail an emissions inspection or smog check.)Don't confuse the Check Engine Light with the mai ... read more

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2wd, 4wd, or Awd?

 2wd, 4wd, or Awd?

All passenger vehicles sold in the U.S. starting with the 2012 model year come equipped with electronic stability control, which along with traction control significantly improves road-holding capabilities regardless of the drive wheels. Even so, we have found there are distinct differences in the driving, and traction, characteristics among drive types. If you’re looking for maximum grip, we've found that all- and four-wheel-drive systems provide superior traction in some slippery conditions.               Here’s how the different systems work:       Front-wheel drive Most passenger vehicles on the road today use front-wheel drive (FWD), where the engine’s power is routed to the front wheels. In fact, all but a handful of SUVs are primarily front-wheel drive vehicles, with additional components that send some power to the rear wheels as the need arises. Front-wheel drive designs are cheaper t ... read more

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Be Smart About Auto Repair Costs!

Be Smart About Auto Repair Costs!

Auto repair costs can vary year to year depending on your type of vehicle make or model and your vehicle mileage. Older vehicles will tend to need more maintenance than late model cars. There is no doubt that cost of auto repair ownership is inevitable and increasing. "Keep repair costs down by maintaining your vehicle at the right intervals" To truly keep repair costs down is to maintain your vehicle at the recommended intervals. This will keep your maintenance and repair costs down as well as prevent any breakdowns down the road which is accompanied by other costs like lost time from work, stress, and towing or road side assistance costs. How do you keep maintenance in check? First, check your mileage...service intervals are mileage based there are 30k, 60k, 90k, 100k and so on services...Also know when is the correct interval to perform Oil Change Services. 3,000 mile oil change is from the past, make sure to follow manufacturer recommended interval ... read more

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