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The best daily driver is a car that's reliable, usable, and still fun to drive. Popular daily sports cars include the BMW M3, Subaru WRX, and VW GTI.
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BMW offers a wide selection of luxury cars. In many circles, owning a BMW is a sign of success. While most balk at the price of a brand new BMC car,...
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Car symbols, or dashboard lights, are a car service reminder. The BMW Condition Based Servicing system indicates when and what service your car needs.
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BMW Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Car Program
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How to Get BMW Dealership Certified
BMW car dealerships offer automotive technician jobs to mechanics who are certified through the Universal Technical Institute (UTI) program.
Top Automotive News & Stories: July 27-August 3
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How to Use a BMW With Comfort Access Technology
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Top Automotive News & Stories: October 1-7
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A Buyer's Guide to the 2012 BMW X3
If you like high-end SUVs, the 2012 BMW X3 is definitely worth taking a look at. It’s a great mixture of luxury, utility and convenience. Key Features The Servotronic power steering on this...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2011 BMW X6 ActiveHybrid
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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 BMW X6
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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 BMW 335d
Of all of the BMW 3-Series models available in this model year, the 2012 BMW 335d is one of the most powerful and subtlest on the road. This 4-dour sedan may look...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 BMW 5-Series
BMW has built a reputation for refined engineering, powerful performance and excellent fit and function. That’s exactly what you’ll find with the 2012 BMW 5-Series sedans. Composed and powerful, they provide a...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 5
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2010 BMW 528i - Having lean codes and P00bc for air flow too low. Smoke coming from the exhaust. Is it a CCV problem?
Hi There, This code is a generic code relating to the mass air flow sensor indicating that there is a lean air/fuel mixture. This can happen when the mass air flow sensor is dirty or faulty. I would suggest having...
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Can I buy a Battery for my 2011 BMW 328i from anywhere and IF so would I need to take it to BMW to reprogram it?
There is only one battery approved for replacement into this car and is only at the dealer and then will need to be programmed into the computer at the dealer only. If you put in the wrong or not approved...
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I have a 2003bmw 525i , I mistakenly put tranny fluid in the power steering canister now it is hard 2steer what 2 do now
Hello, thank you for writing in. While it is not terribly uncommon to run transmission fluid in the power steering system (they are both hydraulic fluids), newer vehicles tend to be designed to be used with specific fluids, and do...
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Where is the hazard/ turn signal flasher located? 1993 BMW 525i
Hello, the turn signal/emergency flasher unit is a black plastic unit - rectangular, golf ball size - located just left and under the steering column. The lower portion of the steering column black plastic cover, and potentially the left knee...
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My BMW 335i n54 coolant line hose o ring needed to replaced. I think coolant is leaking from there.
The best thing to do is get a coolant pressure test and hook it up to your radiator or reservoir and pressurize the system to 15 psi. If there is a leak, it will appear under a pressure. If you...
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Bmw 325xi 2004. There is no heat and the car overheats.
Hi there. For your vehicle to overheat and not have any heater heat in the cab, then the coolant could be low, the water pump could be not working, the radiator could be plugged up, or the thermostat could be...
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I have a 535i with a pseudo M package, regardless how do I know what the Rear Rotor size is (330mm or 345mm).
Hi Jim, Unfortunately, if the car was not a factory "M" package car (or a pseudo M car as you mention), there is not really a way to tell what size the rotors are without taking them off and measuring...
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After putting new tires on my 2010 128i convertible there is a noticeable shake in the steering wheel. Tires have been balanced a
Unless severely warped, brake rotors will rarely cause a vibration when the brakes are not applied so I wouldn't thing they would be the cause of your issue. I would lean towards the tires and/or wheels. Even if a tire/wheel...
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My engine coolant light is coming on and after hitting a pot hole my thermostat light pops on, and after a few miles car run hot
Hi there. It is quite possible that you may have damaged the radiator when hitting the pot hole. Although there are protective shields located under the radiator itself, they are typically very thin and made of plastic in most cases....
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Low coolant
Hi There, If you are referring to the check engine light that looks like a half full engine, this is related to the low coolant indicator as you have indicated. The reason the engine shut off may be that the...
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Im searching for an exhaust/muffler but dont know what all i need to order. i have a stock 2011 bmw 328i sedan and need help.
Hello there. You might want to direct your question to an online forum of BMW car owners and performance shops; as we only offer OEM service, repair and maintenance recommendations; and not an aftermarket upgrade as you're seeking.
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My BMW won't turn, I just hear click, click and the fuel pump grinding after push Start button? Do you have experience work with B
Hello, thank you for writing in. You may have drained the battery while you were working with the shifter. If this is the case, you need to charge the battery, jump start the vehicle, or replace the battery. If the...
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I'm buying 2000 bmw 323I Auto. After how many miles should the timing belt be changed?
Hi there. First you would need to check the vehicle's maintenance log and see if the timing belt has been changed before. If the original timing belt is on the vehicle, then I suggest replacing it as soon as you...
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Brake rubbing rim 2006 BMW 325i
Hello - the basic issue is "something changed". You don't indicate what was serviced with this repair (brake pads, new brake calipers, tire rotation, wheel swap, wheel space left out, etc.), but whatever the case, something is different. A wheel...
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166K miles. what can i expect on future maintenance? 2003 BMW 325i
Hello - sorry to hear about your E39 - miss my 540 terribly! First suggestion is to absolutely have a pre-purchase inspection performed by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who will come to the vehicle location,...
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Hello my car had its steering rack replaced 5 months ago the garage never put the heat shield back on and now the steering rack is
Hello, thank you for writing in. The shields that are mounted on the bottom of the car provide the most protection from water and road debris. While they do provide this protection, failure of the rack and pinion should not...
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Hey Robert my car today shut off unexpectedly, as u pulled in to the dealer where I bought it ironically. I read something in re
Intermittent, sudden loss of power is due to an electrical or fuel issue. A few years back, this problem was traced to a fuel system issue in certain BMW models, but reportedly not the 650i. I would first check to...
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My 740il is knocking
Hi there. An engine knocking issue often occurs when the fuel and air mixture is incorrect, which causes the fuel to burn in uneven pockets rather than uniform bursts. Left untreated, it can cause damage to the piston and cylinder...
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Car overheating after replacing radiator and no heat thru vents
Hi there. The problem is more than likely due to an obstruction of some sort within the heater core, or the heater control valve is not working as it is intended. You might want to watch this video on how...
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Short somewhere that's stopping all interior lights from working and hear clicking when I use power probe on light + and -
Hi there. Tracing an electrical short can be very tricky without using the right techniques or equipment. This video is actually pretty good about how to trace a short wire that you might want to review. If you follow these...

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