The last thing you want to deal with is a dead battery in your BMW. Every car has a rechargeable battery that powers the headlights, cabin lights, and provides the means to start the car. It’s the first source of electrical current that enables the starter to begin the combustion process for your engine.
After that initial burst of electrical power from the battery, the alternator keeps the electrical systems working in your BMW. The alternator converts mechanical energy from the engine into electrical energy. The battery doesn’t have enough power to do that, but …Read More
The BMW brand is synonymous with high performance, precision, and class. More than just a status symbol, the BMW is a renowned, trusted brand on the road. Even the best brands on the auto market are still susceptible to problems due to wear and tear over time.
As BMW parts can be expensive to replace, a proactive approach to caring for your vehicle can help thwart some of these problems and keep your vehicle running optimally for years to come. One such problem you may encounter is with your BMW’s heater core. Let’s discuss the purpose of your vehicle’s …Read More
BMW is the standard for creating a luxury car that perfectly combines comfort, safety, and power. These cars can be subject to breakdowns and necessary repairs, the same as any other automobile. A common issue that BMW owners may face is that the tail lamp assembly may develop issues. It may not seem like the biggest problem in the world, but the tail lamp is central to driving safely, especially at night.
If your BMW starts having this problem, it is vital to seek the help of a professional right away. Keep reading to learn more about the …Read More
Alloy wheels are the most common type of wheel on BMW’s off the dealership floor. They are made of light-weight aluminum and are painted with shiny silver or a flat metallic color and clear coated, much like the paint job on your car. Alloy wheels come in varying sizes to match the size of your tires. There are all sorts of spoked, & classic versions. Like the paint on your BMW and the components therein, your alloy wheels will need care and maintenance.
Let’s take a quick look at these components for …Read More
Through the years drivers have continued to rely on BMW for added performance, comfortable interiors, and their status as a premier luxury car. Drivers know in order to enjoy the best from their BMW they must keep up with regularly scheduled maintenance & recommended service. Each model has a unique maintenance plan designed to maximize both the performance and lifespan of the vehicle.
Over time, BMWs may experience problems with one or more CV boots. The CV boot is important to keep the vehicle moving. Below you will learn more about what a CV boot is and …Read More
Drivers of BMW’s expect a comfortable and reliable experience coming from their luxury vehicle. This is a car that you can expect high performance and all the creature comforts rolled into one beautiful vehicle. As with all cars, parts wear out and break. Regular maintenance, service, and repairs are just part of the car ownership experience, and your HVAC system is no different.
The blower final stage fan resistor sounds really impressive or complicated, but it is simply an electrical component under the hood of your BMW. It provides voltage to the HVAC fan and blower. When this piece …Read More
BMWs can develop problems with their power steering hoses, which can cause drivers to have less control over the vehicle and make them difficult to steer, which can become dangerous very quickly.
As you turn the steering wheel, your BMW uses a hydraulic system that builds up pressure, allowing you to turn the wheels from side to side. Luckily, if you have a problem with your power steering, you are likely to know right away since it will make the car extremely difficult to steer and control.
There are several things that can go wrong …Read More
If you own a BMW with an N52 engine, you may begin to hear a ticking noise. The dreaded lifter ticking issue is a major concern for drivers, but some are still confused as to what it is. If you are experiencing a ticking noise and your BMW was manufactured between 2004 – 2015, the problem is probably due to the hydraulic valve lifter. Let’s take a closer look in the article below.
The N52 engine was ahead of its time. It had great reviews and was highly sought out by drivers and …Read More
The Lone Star State can be brutal when it comes to hot weather in the summer. The temperature is often completely unpredictable during the hot months, reaching or exceeding highs of up to 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Air conditioning is often something that is necessary if you plan on driving without having to worry about becoming sweaty. In addition, passengers are much more susceptible to get heatstroke in cars without a properly working A/C unit.
The most common reason why A/C units do not work or work well is due to having little or no refrigerant. Refrigerant is a …Read More
BMW’s, especially those with the N52 engine, are known for making a ticking noise. This noise can get worse the more you drive the vehicle and even in some harsh environmental conditions. This ticking noise is mostly annoying, though there are a few times when it does indicate there is a bigger problem with your BMW. Many car owners wonder what they should do when they start hearing the BMW make that ticking noise.
The best thing to do is take your BMW into a qualified mechanic. Even though this ticking noise is pretty common, …Read More