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What Happens if You Put the Wrong Fuel Grade in Your Car?

What Happens if You Put the Wrong Fuel Grade in Your Car?

Gas prices can always look daunting, but choosing the right type of gas based on your car can save you some money in the long run. Gasoline has multiple grades, generally three: regular, mid-grade, or premium (or sometimes super). Here are some possible things that could happen if you put the wrong fuel in your car.   Premium Fuel in a Vehicle That Doesn't Need It  Most people assume that higher-octane gas, the most expensive gas, will boost your engine's performance and efficiency. However, it is a myth. Putting a higher octane gas into a car that doesn't require it will neither help nor hurt your vehicle. You are essentially wasting money by doing so. Even though no damage is done to your car, selecting the correct octane gasoline next time you hit the gas station is the best option. You will usually find the minimum octane rating in the owner's manual.   Regular Fuel in a Vehicle That Requires Premium  Using a lower octane fuel for a premium ... read more

Servicing Your BMW: Everything You Should Know

Servicing Your BMW: Everything You Should Know

There are many reasons why owning a BMW is a special experience. The power and smoothness while driving one in combination with build quality and luxury features is hardly comparable to any other cars in the automotive industry, making it the number one choice for everyone who is enthusiastic about german automotives. However, with just like every car, it has to be maintained properly. In today’s blog we are discussing a general maintenance schedule and what to look out for when maintaining your BMW. Whether you own a 3 series, X-line SUV, or M performance car, stick around and find out how you can get the most miles out of your BMW! Here at Future Auto Service in Burbank, our ASE certified technicians have worked on hundreds of BMWs. It is our mission to extend the lifespan, health and efficiency of BMWs using only the latest technology equipment to install oem or better parts. With us, your precious investment into a piece of Bavarian automotive history is in great hands ... read more

Porsche 911 Type 991 Maintenance - 5 Important Things To Service

Porsche 911 Type 991 Maintenance - 5 Important Things To Service

As we all know, there is simply no substitute; the Porsche 911 is one of the greatest German sports cars to ever exist. With the 991 generation in particular, Porsche has set a new standard to what a 911 means in today's age. Try to find another car that has remained so pure to its original design and philosophy. Whether it’s a Carrera, Turbo, or GT version, the flat six cylinder just hits the spot. However, with a great car comes great responsibility as well. Porsches need to be taken care of properly, and when done right, they will last you for a long time. Today, we will discuss the 5 most important things to service on your Porsche 911 type 991. As a service facility in Los Angeles that is dedicated to German vehicles and the Porsche brand in particular, we are proud to offer only the highest quality services to satisfy our client’s needs. It’s no secret that Porsches are meant to be driven and it puts a smile on our face when clients bring their high mileage ... read more

Why Does My Car Shudder When I Brake?

Why Does My Car Shudder When I Brake?

Imagine you're driving your car, and you approach the red light. When you step on the brake pedal, the vehicle starts to shudder. Sometimes you step on the pedal slightly, but still, the car jiggles as if it's running on a long stretch of corrugated surface, yet it's on a paved road. Naturally, it'll cause concern, and you'll wonder: "What's causing this car to shake whenever I brake?" Bad Wheel Alignment One of the primary causes of your car shaking when you apply the brakes is bad wheel alignment. Misalignment causes tire imbalance, and the shaking is often accompanied by the vehicle pulling to one side. A qualified technician can quickly realign the wheels, although that would mean investing in a new pair of tires. Performing front-end realignment might solve the issue, but it only provides a temporary fix. It would help to have full wheel alignment to restore smooth braking. The Brake Rotors Might Be the Culprit Sometimes the problem might not ... read more

What Does My Check Engine Light Mean?

You are just getting into your car, turn on the ignition switch, and there you see it, the infamous check engine light suddenly appears. You sit there and might ask yourself; “What have I done wrong? Is my car safe to drive?”. First things first, don’t panic! You are definitely not alone with these important questions and Future Auto Service is here to help! So stick around and find out everything you need to know about the check engine light in today’s blog. Where does the check engine light actually come from? To provide some background, the check engine light you are seeing on your dash, also known as the malfunction indicator lamp, refers to a signal coming from your car’s computer. In today’s car-world, sensors, software, and computers are installed everywhere around the car. It helps the average consumer but also professional technicians to recognize and trouble-shoot problems easier. In some way, the check engine light turni ... read more