BMW Bent Strut Mount

IMG 8000 500x333 BMW Bent Strut Mount

This is a picture of a bent strut mount on a BMW. As you can see the threaded studs are bent outward rather than straight up and down like they are supposed to be from the factory.

Several things can cause this, first is road condition. Rough roads, potholes  etc.

Second is worn suspension components, Shocks, struts, bushings, ball joints all work together in unison for optimal performance.

The fix can be costly if not caught early, a new strut mount and remolding of the strut tower is mandatory. A strut tower brace is also recommended as the tower can be weak after the initial damage. This will insure the rigidity of the strut towers.

Call us or use the form below to contact us regarding any questions you may have about Shock Tower Mounts.

[hs_form id=”0″]


iPad Giveaway

Attention Dallas & Plano Area Customers:
Happy Thanksgiving from Autoscope! As our way of saying thanks for a great year, all clients with a paid visit to Autoscope within the last year (Nov 17th 2009, to present) are automatically eligible to register to WIN an iPad! Just register below for your chance to win, or by clicking on the red WIN Tab on the right side of the screen!

Click Here To Win

Car Care Tops List of Holiday Preparations

Dinan Z4 rear qtr 500x332 Car Care Tops List of Holiday Preparations

As Americans get ready for the holidays, car care tops the list of pre-holiday preparations, according to survey conducted by the Car Care Council.

Both men and women say they are more likely to make sure the car taking them to their holiday destinations is prepared for the trip than they are to iron tablecloths or polish silver.

With millions of people planning to travel by motor vehicle this holiday season, it is important to make sure your cars are well maintained to ensure vehicle safety and dependability as well as to avoid costly repairs.

The Car Care Council recommends the following tasks be performed by your professional auto technician:

  • Check the coolant (antifreeze); coolant should be flushed and refilled every two years in most vehicles.
  • Check the owner’s manual to see if your driving habits are considered “severe”, and if so, have the oil changed accordingly, usually every 3,000 miles.
  • Be certain the heater and defroster are working properly.
  • Check the battery and exhaust system.
  • Be certain the heater and defroster are working properly.
  • Keeps the gas tank at least half full, decreasing the chances of moisture forming in the gas lines and possibly freezing.
  • Check tire tread depth and tread pressure.
  • Check to see that your lights are working and properly aimed.
  • Replace wiper blades every six months.
  • Be prepared for an emergency with the following items in your trunk: ice scraper, windshield de-icer, flashlight, blanket, snacks, and bottled water.

Call Autoscope today and schedule your holiday preparation maintenance for your Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover, Mini Copper, Porsche, VW or Volvo.

Is a Radiator Flush a Good Idea this Fall Season?

[stream flv=x:/ img=x:/ embed=false share=false width=640 height=480 dock=true controlbar=over bandwidth=high autostart=false /]There are two situations when you should definitely change your anti freeze liquid coolant in the fall pre-winter inspection. The first is if you have not changed or replaced your coolant in the last two years. The second is if your car is losing water or running in an overheated stage or overheating easily. When you are continually adding water to your cooling system, you are more than likely significantly lowered the level of the coolant in the radiator engine block cooling system to less than half of the mixture. When temperatures drop, you run the risk of the coolant freezing causing major damage to the engine block. You may not think this is an issue in Texas, but remember last year was a cold one!

If you are not adding water or experiencing any overheating issues and you have drained or replaced your ethylene glycol antifreeze in the past two years, you are still in need of an inspection of your radiator and coolant fluids. After performing this inspection, you will know if your vehicle is ready for the cold winter months approaching.

Call AutoScope and schedule your radiator flush before the cold winter months are here!