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Troubleshooting Techniques to Fix Your BMW

Whenever you need to call someone to “Fix my BMW,” you’re basically playing mechanic roulette. Step up and spin. It might cost you a thousand dollars. It might be $50, or cost nothing at all. It depends. In fact, you might not even need to take it to a mechanic. You might be able to save yourself an easy hundred dollars troubleshooting the issue yourself.

Engine Not Starting?

If your engine refuses to start or roll over, you might be dealing with a loose battery connection, or the connections have become corroded and faulty. Check the connections, giving them a wiggle to make sure they are secure. If there’s rust, remove the rust with an iron brush.

Your starter might also have gone kaput. This repair won’t break the bank, but will likely require a professional mechanic or at least someone handy with cars.

Does Your Engine Have Trouble Starting in the Cold?

If you have trouble starting the car in cold weather, you again might be dealing with bad or rusty connections. You might also have a dirty or clogged air filter, which is easy to replace. You might also need to replace your spark plugs, especially if you’ve experienced sluggishness in the engine.

If you still can’t figure out the problem yourself, give us a call. We’ll be happy to fix your BMW!

How to Inspect Your Own BMW Brakes

We often don’t think about the brakes on our BMWs until they have issues, but by then it’s already an expensive problem. Regular inspections and repair not only keep you safe, but keep costs to a minimum. Outside of taking it to a professional mechanic (which you should do on an annual basis), the two ways to look for brake problems are looking and listening. Look through the spokes of your wheel to check for wear on your brakes. You should be able to see the pad pressed against the rotor. You want at least ¼ inch of pad. Anything less means you need to replace the pads. You can also listen for a high pitched squeal, a sign that your pads have worn through to the metal shin. This also means they’ll need replaced, the sooner the better.

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