Virtually all modern transmission systems contain multiple examples of a type of component known as the solenoid. These play the important role of channeling the transmission fluid into certain valve bodies, thereby allowing the transmission to change gear.
Solenoid problems often increase the transmission's difficulty of shifting from one gear to another. If bad enough, it may even cause the transmission to stop working altogether. If you would like to learn more about how to recognize the signs of an impending solenoid problem in your European car, read on.
When's the last time you had your brake fluid changed? If you can't remember or haven't had it changed since you've bought your car, you're not alone. Despite brake fluid playing an essential role in your braking system, it also tends to be one of the most neglected fluids in the entire vehicle. For example, Audi recommends that you have an Audi service center change your brake fluid every two years regardless of mileage.