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Noah Jenkins

Noah Jenkins is attending the University of Connecticut studying Electrical Engineering. He’s been around Volvos since birth. His knowledge and interest in European vehicles expands to Audi, BMW and Land Rover as well. He currently drives and maintains a 2004 Audi A4 Avant and a 1996 Volvo 850

Recent Posts

Important Information About Audi B5/B6/B7 Control Arm Kits

Posted by Noah Jenkins
on Feb 1, 2017
Your B5/B6/B7 chassis A4 was designed to be a sports sedan (In my case, sports wagon ☺), without compromising refinement and comfort for ... Read more

Topics: Audi

How to Change Oil on an Audi A4 1.8T (B6)

Posted by Noah Jenkins
on Jan 31, 2017
An oil change is one of the first DIYs most getting into the game learn to do. There are a few DIY guides on how the oil service is done on ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

How to Install Mud Guards on an Audi A4 (B6)

Posted by Noah Jenkins
on Jan 27, 2017
For those of us fortunate to live in areas that see snow, salt is often used on the roadways to prevent the formation of ice and yield safe ... Read more

Topics: Do-It-Yourself, Audi

Understanding Your Vehicle's VIN

Posted by Noah Jenkins
on Jan 27, 2017
Every car manufactured has a unique identifier for it known as a VIN or Vehicle Identification Number. “It is the automotive equivalent of ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous, Do-It-Yourself

How to Replace Brake Pads & Rotors on an Audi A4 (B6)

Posted by Noah Jenkins
on Jan 25, 2017
Among many things on the to-do list of maintenance for my Audi A4; the rear brakes needed attention. I could tell by the glazing on the ... Read more

Topics: Do-It-Yourself, Audi

The Importance of Prioritizing Maintenance After a Used Car Purchase

Posted by Noah Jenkins
on Jan 25, 2017
Often the best deals on used cars can be had from ones that need a little work, or TLC. These cars can make a solid foundation for the ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

What Makes A Good Winter Car?

Posted by Noah Jenkins
on Jun 22, 2016
Proper Winter Tires – A must! Any car's performance in wintry weather will be enhanced with a proper set of winter tires. These may also be ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

5 Important Maintenance Items After Purchasing a New (Used) Car

Posted by Noah Jenkins
on Jul 30, 2015
As a car enthusiast, theres nothing quite like the feeling right after you purchase a new-to-you car! After I purchased my high-mileage Audi ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

How to Stop a Cooling Fan That Randomly Turns On/Off (Audi A4)

Posted by Noah Jenkins
on Jul 11, 2015
I'm really starting to enjoy my new-to-me Audi A4 Avant. It's got a few quirks about it but overall it's an honest, fun to drive sports ... Read more

Topics: Audi

How to Replace a Cabin Air Filter in an Audi A4 (B6)

Posted by Noah Jenkins
on Jun 25, 2015
The cabin air filter on cars helps with cleaning and filtering the air that comes into the cars cabin via the HVAC system. It can help keep ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous, Audi

Your Volvo's Valve Cover Gasket is Probably Not Leaking

Posted by Noah Jenkins
on Jun 14, 2015
The smell of burning oil and a cloud of blue smoke as you pull away is never pleasant...... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

How and When to do a "Drain and Fill" Transmission Fluid Change (P80 Volvo)

Posted by Noah Jenkins
on Jun 1, 2015
It is no secret that automatic transmissions can be more problematic than manuals. The P80 Volvo V70R models, which came to the US from 1998 ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

Should You Replace Your Water Pump With The Timing Belt? (P80/P2 Volvo)

Posted by Noah Jenkins
on May 13, 2015
This was a dilemma that I (and most other owners) was faced with when about to do the timing belt service on my Volvo S70; whether or not to ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

Diagnosing Steering Wheel & Chassis Vibrations

Posted by Noah Jenkins
on Apr 30, 2015
A steering wheel vibration (or a shimmy) can make for an undesirable and frankly annoying time in your car. You may find yourself dreading ... Read more

Topics: Volvo, Do-It-Yourself

Getting The Most Out of a Naturally Aspirated Vehicle

Posted by Noah Jenkins
on Apr 18, 2015
A naturally aspirated engine is one that does not use any form of forced induction such as a turbocharger or supercharger. In the last few ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

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