Posts Tagged ‘bavarian


How important is my OBD?

The EPA has regulations in place establishing requirements for on-board diagnostic (OBD) systems on light-duty vehicles and light-duty trucks beginning with the 1994 model year. The purpose of the OBD system is to assure proper emission control system operation for the vehicle’s lifetime by monitoring emission-related components and systems for deterioration and malfunction.

Vehicle manufacturers had to develop ways to diagnose problems generated by the new electronic hardware found under the hood. Thus, the first OBD systems were developed by auto manufacturers in the early 1980’s as electronic systems replaced mechanical systems.

The engines in today’s vehicles are largely electronically controlled, with sensors and actuators that sense the operation of specific components (e.g., the oxygen sensor) and actuate others (e.g., the fuel injector) to maintain optimal engine control. An on-board computer, known sometimes as a “powertrain control module” or an “engine control unit,” controls all of these systems. With proper software, the on-board computer is capable of monitoring all of the sensors and actuators to determine whether they are working as intended and to notify you when they are not working correctly. So make sure you don’t ignore your Check engine light because it is an important component in keeping your car running smoothly! And if your car has a warning light showing, bring it to Lone Star Bavarian to have it diagnosed


Mercedes anti lock brake maintenance

Daddy’s car says servicing BMW/Benz/Mini! What is a Benz?  Woof!  Daddy says it is a nickname for Mercedes-Benz.  Did you know that your Mercedes ABS brake system consists of a control unit, pump, relay, and speed sensors. It is a very reliable system that can give you years of trouble free service.  Woof!

The pulsation you feel in the pedal is from the anti-lock brake system detecting a wheel lock up condition and pulsating the fluid to the front calipers to correct the lock up condition. If this pulsation is occurring on gentle braking, when the wheels are not in fact locked up, the culprit is usually the front ABS sensors.  If you are noticing problems, bring your Mercedes to Lone Star Bavarian and we can service it for you!  In the meantime, there are a few steps you can take to keep your brakes trouble free.

  1. Make sure you change your brake fluid at recommended intervals.
  2. Clean your front Mercedes ABS brake sensors when you have your wheels off and are replacing your brakes and rotors.
  3. Check the wiring from the front ABS sensors to where it connects to the harness underneath the hood.

If you continue to have the pedal pulsating problem after cleaning the front ABS sensors it may be time to replace them.   Woof!  I hope to see you at Lone Star Bavarian for your next checkup!


dogs love sun…but cars do not

I love basking in the warm rays of sun that shins through the front door of our shop.  Woof!  While the sun is a wonderful thing and very pleasing while sitting inside, it can be menacing to your high-end auto.  Woof!

Daddy says that the sun does not like cars and it can cause damage to the paint .  So what are people  suppose to do to protect their car?  Woof!  Daddy says that people should park indoors if possible, use a good car cover, and more importantly they should use a good wax protection.   If you are concerned about your car’s paint, check with us next time you’re in the shop.  We can suggest a good Griot’s Garage product that is just right.    Woof!  Daddy also says that if your car paint is already damaged, we can recommend our paint and body guy, Paint by Steve’s, who does a wonderful job!

I will make sure your car is taken care of if you come see me at Lone Star Bavarian!


Do you mind, I am trying to sleep?

Do you mind?   Woof!  I am trying to sleep!  Woof!  Woof!  It has been a long week in the shop!  And it is Friday, so now I get a little sleep!  Woof! Woof! So get that camera out of here!  Woof! Woof!  I need my beauty sleep!  Woof!  Come see me at Lone Star Bavarian and we can snuggle!


Cooper works the front desk

Where did my grownup girl go?  Woof!  Jennifer’s not at her desk?  Woof!  Daddy says she is at lunch!  Oh!  But who is going to watch the front desk?  Woof!  Woof! I guess I will have to do it!  Woof! Good thing Lee is here to help me because my paws don’t work the keyboard very well!

If you need an appointment call me at 817-732-4888 or come by Lone Star Bavarian.  We work even during lunch!


Lee’s missing

Where is Lee today! Woof! Woof! Daddy is too busy to play cause Lee isn’t here! Woof! Wooof! Daddy says Lee is sick and Daddy is too busy to play! Ugh! I wish Lee felt better! Woof! I guess I could help Daddy by greeting people! Woof! Woof! Come see us at Lone Star Bavarian!

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doctor day

Today we went to that place…..that I do not like.  Woof!  Hulen Hills Animal Hospital in Fort Worth.  They poked and prodded me.   GRRRRRR, GRRRRRR….if you didn’t put this thing around my mouth I would bite you.  Woof!  Who are you and why are poking me with those sharp pointing things?  Woof!  Daddy says this is the dog doctor.  Why are there all of these dogs everywhere?  Woof!  Hey, that doggy got to eat lots of chocolate before coming here….how come I can’t eat lots of chocolate.  Stop poking me….grrrrrrrrrr.   Woof !  I am so glad Daddy is here with me!  Yeah!  We are leaving!

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