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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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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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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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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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BMW Error Code P0597. Need to replace the thermostat.
Hi there. The P0597 OBD-II trouble code is for the thermostat heater control circuit. This means that the thermostat is electronically controlled in your vehicle. Some of the common causes of this code include a loose or corroded connector on...
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I have a coolant leak...recently changed the expansion tank...now I have a leak right in front of the radiator 2008 BMW 750Li
Hello - there is an air bleed hose that runs across the top of the radiator (under a plastic cover) and into the expansion tank. There is a coolant level sensor, and a coolant transfer hose (expansion tank to the...
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Gas stops pumping early
Hi there. It is quite possible that your BMW has a problem with the EVAP system. The evaporation vent solenoid is an emissions system component that is commonly found on many road going vehicles. It is a part of the...
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Clutch not fully engaging.
When it is hard to shift, the clutch may be damaged. When the clutch pedal goes to the floor, either the slave cylinder return spring comes off, the slave cylinder breaks open a leak, or the clutch release bearing collapse...
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Car shaking, rumbling sound, traction controls going on and off, loss of power momentarily
Hello, What you are describing sounds like your traction control system engaging. Depending on the conditions in which you are driving in, this may or may not be normal. As you know, the traction control system is designed to help...
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Responsibility for damaged alternator
Hi Dan. First off, without inspecting your vehicle or knowing all details about what occurred with the alternator and belt, it would be highly irresponsible of me or any other mechanical professional to assign blame or who is responsible in...
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How much would you charge to change Serpentine/ drive belt
Before you have the belt replaced you should have the belt tensioner checked to see if it can provide enough pressure on belt. You may need to replace tensioner and belt. Have a mechanic like one from YourMechanic check tensioner...
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Mobil 1 no longer meets BMW LL-01 spec. Do you have Castrol Edge 0W-40 Euro Formula available?
Any oil that you desire can be used in an oil change and the customer can, of course, supply the oil himself or herself. I see Castrol Edge OW-40 European formula vended at Amazon, and elsewhere, and thus you can...
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I got a diagnosis for a 2012 X6 saying the combustion misfires due to faulty ignition coil and I've gotten a recommendation to rep
Hello, and thank you for writing in. Getting a second opinion is always a good idea. Replacing the spark plugs is a very necessary part of maintenance that is often overlooked. It is never a bad idea to replace your...
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Transmission pops out of gear
Your car has an electronically controlled transmission. The strange behavior may be due to a bad switch on the column, or there may be some reason why the program doesn't want it to shift into Drive or Reverse. Maybe it's...
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Smoke coming out of the vents into the cabin compartment.
Hi there. The green ooze that you saw was indeed coolant. The issue could be the heater core hoses or heater control valve is leaking coolant and the ventilation system on your air conditioning system to the open air outside...
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Wondering condition on a road test.
Hi there. If you are road testing a vehicle to buy, you will want to make sure that the vehicle is safe for road operation. During a road test, if the vehicle is wondering around, there could be multiple things...
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engine warning light on 2007 bmw 120i auto
It's very unusual for a BMW with such low mileage to give that kind of problem. If the engine cranks over but does not start I would be inclined to think of some outside cause such as fuel contamination. If...
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Old AND Brand new BMW keys will not link work to unlock, etc. What would be my next option?
Hello Chris, thanks for writing in. The BMW key learning procedure for a new key needs an existing master key that communicates effectively with the ignition. If the key that came with the car is not properly programmed, then the...
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Clunking noise from the center column when turning right and accelerating out of the turn
You're right, the center support shouldn't respond only to right turns, but that doesn't mean it shouldn't be checked. Your car is old enough to be having issues with the driveshaft as well as the rear sub-frame mounts, differential mount...
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I hit a diet on the underneath front end and there was a medium bang everything seemed fine and I drove 100 miles with no probs I
Hello. When you hit the divot you may have damaged a suspension component such as a control arm or sway bar linkage. There could also be broken a motor or transmission mount which is creating the clunking noise and causing...
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how much would it cost to replace battery in 2007 BMW 525i?
The average quoted at this page is $212 but if you input your specific location you will get a more precise quote and scheduling options for the mechanic to perform the replacement at your location, at your convenience. Please let...
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hard start in the morning
Hello there. I appreciate you sending this question today. However, without knowing what model of BMW you have, and the mileage on the vehicle, it's very difficult to give you an accurate idea as to why your car is hard...
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If a car is not starting up, the lights come and prior to that the warning for antifreeze was on. What could it be? Bmw 328xi
Hi There, Depending on whether or not the vehicle will turn over will determine what the next step should be. If the engine does not turn over, I would recommend checking all connections related to the battery and check to...
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what could be causing my car to overheat...did I fry the engine?
Hello. Continuously driving an overheating vehicle could damage things such as the head gasket, thermostat, electrical sensors, and even the engine itself. It would be best to start with an overheating inspection for your vehicle in which a technician will...

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