Top 5 Reasons for a Check Engine Light

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When your vehicle’s internal computer system finds an issue with your engine or any other important part, it warns you by turning on the check engine light. This warning is indicated by the engine symbol on your dashboard lighting up red, orange, amber, or yellow. The cause of an illuminated engine light might be as simple […]

German Car Service Tips

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What’s Special About German Cars? You chose a German import because it was different, not a cookie-cutter copy of every other auto on the road. But is there something different about its service needs? Yes. While there are some commonalities between all vehicles regarding upkeep, there are some considerations unique to your car from “the […]

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Carmine’s Import Service At Carmine’s Import Service, we are the authority on European import vehicles in the Triad. We were founded on being the best – the best place to bring your vehicle with the best warranty and the best technicians. Come see the difference at Carmine’s Import Service. Check out our video below to […]

BMW M2 M3 M4 S55 Engine Crank Hub Failure

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Problem:   The original flawed design allows the timing gear to spin independently from the crank, especially when the motor is modified by tuners that don’t have your best interest in mind. Best case scenario the motor needs to be re-timed with new components. Worst case, the valves contact the pistons requiring a complete overhaul. Common symptoms […]

How Did Imports Become Popular in the US?

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The Rise of Toyota and Honda Before the 1970s, Americans loved buying American-made cars. The Big Three were completely dominant in the U.S. market, and foreign manufacturers had a hard time getting any traction here. What changed? Why are import cars so popular today? The story of how imports, especially from Japan, became sensations is […]