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

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Your B5/B6/B7 chassis A4 was designed to be a sports sedan (In my case, sports wagon ☺), without compromising refinement and comfort for daily driving. A vehicle's front suspension plays a critical ...

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

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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 the B6 Audi A4 with the 1.8T engine, each author providing ...

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

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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 driving conditions. Inevitably, salt will cover the car, ...

Understanding Your Vehicle's VIN

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Every car manufactured has a unique identifier for it known as a VIN or Vehicle Identification Number. “It is the automotive equivalent of human DNA” as stated from www.vanguard.org. Each letter and ...

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

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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 rotors as well as the thinness of the pads that they were due ...

The Importance of Prioritizing Maintenance After a Used Car Purchase

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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 perfect daily driver or simply a nice hobby car for those that ...

What Makes A Good Winter Car?

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 called “snow tires” or “snows” for short. “Winter Tires” is ...

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

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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 A4 Avant, to be honest, I was feeling nervous that ...

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

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I'm really starting to enjoy my new-to-me 2004 Audi A4 Avant. Like any Euro, it's got a few quirks but overall it's been an honest, fun to drive sports wagon. However, the other day my Audi had its ...

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

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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 dust, pollen and other odors/allergens out of your car. ...

Your Volvo's Valve Cover Gasket is Probably Not Leaking

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The smell of burning oil and a cloud of blue smoke as you pull away is never pleasant......

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

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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 - 2000, only came with automatic transmissions. The 1998 ...

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