Import Auto Repair Archives - Carmine’s Import Service

German Car Service Tips

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 […]

BMW M2 M3 M4 S55 Engine Crank Hub Failure

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 […]

COVID-19: Video Updates Around the Shop

Carmine’s COVID-19 Response Disinfecting Process Carmine’s COVID-19 Update 3-18-2020 Yes You Can Live Your Life Carmine’s Key Drop Box Procedure COVID-19 Update 4-6-2019 CIS Disinfectant & Bacteria Treatment Process COVID-19 Update 4-17-2019 BG Frigi-Fresh Disinfectant Process Cars Coming out of Lockdown COVID-19 Hybrid EV Coming Out of Lockdown COVID-19

How Did Imports Become Popular in the US?

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 […]