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
When most of us think about the essential parts of a car, we think of four wheels and a seatbelt, doors and windows that operate correctly, working lights, and an engine to run it all. From there, we remember the parts we see and the parts that break down and send us to the mechanic. One of the parts we do not often see or think about is the PCV (or Positive Crankcase Ventilation) Valve.
Not much bigger than your thumbnail, this small piece plays an important role in the …Read More
You rely on your car to get from point A to point B and all the other points in between. Keeping up with the proper maintenance and service is the best way to ensure your vehicle remains running in its optimal condition.
One issue that can occur is misalignment. Misalignment should be repaired as soon as possible so other parts in your vehicle do not become impacted as well. The best way to catch the problem early is to know the signs of misalignment and detailed information about how and when the misalignment occurred.
One problem that can occur in your BMW is a clogged fuel injector. When your fuel injector gets blocked by dirt and debris buildup, it will reduce fuel flow and can prevent the fuel from combusting properly. This will often cause a number of nasty issues to manifest, changing the way your BMW’s engine performs.
Below are a few signs all car owners need to watch for to determine if their fuel injector is becoming clogged. Some of these include:
All modern vehicles use a PCV valve. This is an innovation in the automotive industry that was invented to help control the vapors that are released inside your engine. These gases can cause damage to your engine, if not released from the compartment. However, you can guess that we don’t want these harmful toxins released into the air. The PCV valve is designed to regulate this, and when it isn’t working properly, it can cause your BMW many problems. Let’s continue to take a closer look below at this important component of your BMW.
The …Read More