Troubleshooting Techniques to Fix Your BMW

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Ever since we opened our auto repair shop in Cincinnati way back in 2001, the call has almost gotten routine: “Hey, fix my BMW.” Sometimes the voice is calm; sometimes it’s near a panic. Whatever the case, we know it’s urgent. Car repair can’t wait. We understand what it’s like to be without your wheels — how much you depend on your car to essentially live your life. No worries. We’ve got your back. We’ll have your BMW repaired and running beautifully, like the day it first rolled out of the shop. Our BMW mechanics are at your service.

Our BMW technicians are highly specialized at repairing BMWs. So sure, we’ll fix your BMW! Bring it into our auto repair shop in Cincinnati. And we’ll do it with high quality care, using only factory specified parts. We understand what it takes to get these machines to purr. Our mechanics have over 60 years of combined experience repairing European cars. It’s not just a job — it’s a lifelong passion.

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. This is a car repair you may be able to do yourself.

Your starter might also have gone kaput. This car repair won’t break the bank, but will likely require a professional mechanic or at least someone handy with cars. And since it’s a BMW, you should probably have it service by a technician that specializes in BMW repair.

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.

Car Overheating? What to Do

If your car is overheating, you need to stop driving your car immediately. It’s one of the easiest ways to do serious damage to your engine. Call a tow truck or troubleshoot the problem from the side of the road. This is a critical car repair. Bring it into our auto repair shop for service immediately.

First, understand how the system works. Coolant flows from your engine through the engine head, propelled by the water pump. Start by checking the coolant level and radiator cap. You’ll need to wait for the radiator to completely cool before unscrewing it. Inspect the cap for corrosion, rust, or any visible sign of damage. You might have air bubbles in the system — a phenomenon mechanics refer to as burping. This can impede circulation. Use a funnel and add coolant to the system. This should out any clogged air bubbles and improve circulation.

If you still can’t figure out the car repair yourself, give us a call. We’ll be happy to fix your BMW! Bring it into our auto repair shop.

BMW Specialists with Over 60 Years of Combined Experience

At our auto garage, we e have been serving the Cincinnati area since 2001. Our mechanics live and breathe BMWs. We are ASE certified and all of our work is guaranteed under warranty.

BMW repairs we specialize in include:

  • Minor and major engine repair
  • Electrical services
  • Brakes
  • Suspensions
  • Shocks & struts
  • Exhaust/Muffler
  • Transmissions
  • Air conditioning
  • And more

One thing we can promise you is an honest answer. Our BMW mechanics are always upfront. Since 2001, we’ve based on business on honesty and integrity. We’ll always give it to you straight. With every car repair, we look towards customer satisfaction — building an ongoing and lasting relationship with the customer. We promise to deliver the highest quality of care — the best you’ll find in the Cincinnati area. Our customers are dedicated because they know they can’t find this level of quality specialized auto repair anywhere else.

Give us a call or fill out our online form. We’re here to serve you.

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.