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Why Is My Car Engine Smoking?

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Avoid neglecting your car’s smoking engine and facing a total loss and no transportation. There are many reasons why your engine is smoking, each of which will require your immediate attention.autobahn-performance.com gathered information about why an engine may start to smoke, what the color of the smoke may indicate, and why it is urgent to have your car fixed as quickly as possible.My Car Is SmokingThere are several reasons that your car’s engine is smoking. It is a common assumption that an engine starts smoking because it is overheating. If your car is overheating, the smoke may be caused by any or a combination of the following:• Melting wire casings
• Shorts caused by bare wires in contact with each other
• Superheated built-up residues on the engine block
• Overheated oil, transmission fluid, or brake fluidAn overheating engine is a sign that the coolant system has failed. Other reasons may be that your engine or transmission is not lubricated or functioning properly, or that …

The Volkswagen Group Subsidiaries and Brands

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The Volkswagen Group is one of the largest companies in the world, responsible for some of the most recognizable vehicle brands on the road today.autobahn-performance.com gathered information about the Volkswagen Group, its brands, and subsidiaries.Volkswagen in HistoryFounded by the Nazi lead German Labour Front in Wolfsburg, Germany, 1937, Volkswagen was owned by the German government and originally carried the name “Volkswagenwerk” which translates to “The People’s Car Company.”You may be surprised to learn that the Beetle (the company’s first vehicle), known as the Type 1, was commissioned by none other than Adolf Hitler. The Type 1 rolled off the assembly line in 1938 and was designed by the Austrian automotive engineer, Ferdinand Porsche (yes, the founder of the Porsche car company).Already widely popular in Europe, it was in 1949 that Volkswagen entered the U.S. market. In that first year, the automaker sold a whopping 2 (two) units. Initially marketed as “Victory Wagon,” it wa…

What to Do after a Fender Bender Car Accident

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One minute you’re driving down the road and “POW,” a vehicle smashes into yours. Fender bender accidents happen all the time and if you’re not knowledgable when one happens to you, you can end up in a legal, medical, or financial nightmare?autobahn-performance.com gathered information about what to do, who to call, and the best way to protect yourself after a fender bender or car accident.Do I Have to Stop for a Car Accident?After you have a collision with another vehicle, regardless of the severity of sustained damages, you have a legal obligation to stop. Your refusal to stop after an accident will be considered a “hit and run” regardless of who was at fault. Consider the following:• Fleeing the scene of an accident can result in criminal charges and fines.
Fleeing the scene of an accident with property damage is a second-degree misdemeanor punishable by fine and jail time.
Fleeing the scene of an accident with an injury to a person (pedestrian or vehicle occupant) is considered…

Takata Airbag Recall Information and Check by VIN

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Is your vehicle equipped with the deadly Takata airbags? Uncover the reason for the recent airbag recall and learn which vehicles are affected by these faulty airbags.autobahn-performance.com gathered information about the Takata airbag recall, its potential damage, how you can determine if your vehicle is included in this recall, and answers to frequently asked questions.Defective Takata AirbagsTens of millions of vehicles with Takata airbags are currently under recall. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) strongly recommends that vehicle owners take a few simple steps to protect themselves and others from this severe safety threat.The center of attention is the airbag’s inflator (a metal cartridge filled with propellant) which has ignited with explosive force due to long-term exposure to high heat and humidity. A breach of the inflator housing can cause metal shards to be sprayed throughout the passenger cabin. Such explosions have resulted in both injuries and…

Is Volkswagen Ending Production of the Beetle

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It’s your last chance to own a brand new VW Beetle! The 2019 “Final Edition” marks the end of production for this 80-year-old iconic model as it steers towards its line of all-electric vehicles.autobahn-performance.com looks back in time and recounts some of the significant milestones of the Beetle along with some lesser known facts.1938 – The First VW BeetleYou may be astonished to learn that the first Beetle, known as the Type 1, was commissioned by none other than Adolf Hitler. Volkswagen, founded in Wolfsburg, Germany in 1937, was owned by the German government and originally named “Volkswagenwerk” which translates to “The People’s Car Company.”The Type 1 rolled off the assembly line in 1938 and has had many nicknames over the years, Käfer (Beetle in German), Beetle, Bug, and many others throughout the world. One nickname it could have garnered but never did was that of its designer, the Austrian automotive engineer, Ferdinand Porsche (yes, the founder of the Porsche car company).…

Top 10 Highway Driving Safety Tips

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If you could avoid moving violations, an accident, or a fatality by following some simple driving safety tips, would you do it?You can see irresponsible driving by taking a short drive around your neighborhood, let alone getting on the highway. The safety of your vehicle and its passengers is paramount each and every time you get behind the wheel.autobahn-performance.com presents 10 of the most essential highway driving tips to help you arrive safely at your destination and gathered information on highway statistics.Highway Driving SafetyBy improving your driving habits, the chances of becoming a statistic are significantly reduced. The following 10 highway driving safety tips will aid you in avoiding potentially life-threatening situations, subsequently making the roadway a safer place to be.Highway Safety Tip #1 – SeatbeltsWear your seatbelt every time you get into a vehicle, regardless of the length or reason for the trip.In many states, failure to wear your seatbelt is a primary o…

My Car Won’t Start – Is My Battery Dead or My Alternator?

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What will you do when you turn the key, and your car won’t start? This is one of the worst sensations especially when there’s no apparent reason.When your car loses power and won’t crank, there can be several reasons. The battery is the usual culprit, but there may be an underlying issue. Without finding the reason, you may find yourself stranded or at the mercy of waiting for roadside assistance.autobahn-performance.com helps you uncover the reasons a car battery can die, how to solve the problem before being stranded, and who to call when there is no one around to help.My Car Won’t Start and Battery Needs to be JumpedWhen you turn the ignition key, the expectation is for the vehicle to roar to life and all of your internal electronics to turn on. When that doesn’t happen, it can be infuriating and require a jump to get your car going again.When using jumper cables, the following will help you avoid electrical damage and personal injury:• Check your vehicle owner’s manual for any spe…