VW Bounces Back from Dieselgate with Record Sales

Posted 8/21/17

Dieselgate? Smieselgate! After pundits decried that Dieselgate would be the death of Volkswagen, is reporting surging sales and record profits. The German car maker reported sales rising from 10.3pc to €56.2bn (£47.5bn), while operating profit was up 7.8pc at €4.4bn. Our Volkswagen mechanics are relieved,...

VW Increases Range of Electric Golf 50%

Posted 8/17/17

Helping to make up for its emissions scandal, Volkswagen has made its electric version of its Golf car much more practical and usable, increasing its range 50 percent when compared to last year’s model. The e-Golf, Volkswagen’s electric version of its popular compact car now...

BMW 6-Series Quietly Fades into History

Posted 8/14/17

Some BMWs become legends. Others not so much. The BMW 6-Series Coupe? Don’t expect that one to make the history books. The two-door hardtop 6-Series Coupe quietly slipped from production last February, BMW confirmed to Road & Track. Don’t worry. The 2018 6-Series Gran Coupe...

Volvo Recalls 5,500 Volvos for Airbag Repairs

Posted 8/10/17

Own a Volvo? It might be time to bring it in, and not just for your regularly scheduled Volvo maintenance. Volvo just announced it is recalling more than 5,500 Volvos in the US due to airbag problems. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has concluded...

Zoom! 2017 Porsche 911 GT3 Breaks a Record

Posted 8/7/17

The next time you come into European Auto Specialists and say, “Hey, can you fix my Porsche,” you just might get an earful about how fast a Porsche can go. That’s because the 2017 Porsche 911 GT3 just knocked off 12 seconds of the benchmark...

Need a Break from Repair? A Vintage Car Video for Inspiration

Posted 8/3/17

Taking a break from your vintage car repair? We understand. Repairing classic cars is hard work. Looking for some inspiration? We’ve got you covered. Check out this YouTube video of the most beautiful classic vintage cars. They’re amazing. We’re talking James Bond amazing. And if...

Audi’s New Electric SUV to Feature 300 Mile Range

Posted 7/29/17

Audi is now throwing its hat into the electric vehicle ring. Scheduled for production in 2019, the Audi e-tron Sportback is a step in the European automakers strategy to have at least three electric vehicles on showroom floors by 2020. The new model is a...

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Critical Dates on Your BMW Scheduled Maintenance

Whether you drive a BMW that just rolled off the lot or a converted greasel circa 1980s, sticking to the regularly BMW suggested repair schedule is critical to its performance. It will prolong its life as well as optimize its performance. Maintenance can vary, especially for models made before 1999, so you might want to double check with a mechanic that specializes in BMWs and other European cars. In general, brakes should be checked every 10,000 miles. The steering system should be inspected every 20,000 miles. Spark plugs should be replaced every 60,000 miles. Car body should be inspected for rust, according to your warranty.