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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,...
Understanding the BMW Condition Based Servicing and Service Indicator Lights
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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The most comfortable sports cars combine high performance with a smooth ride. Options include the Alpina B6, Audi S8 Plus, and Mercedes-AMG S65.
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
The BMW comfort access technology was introduced in 2002 as a keyless remote system that uses sensors to detect where the owner is in proximity to the vehicle within 1.5 meters...
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
This “Sports Activity Vehicle” – a moniker bestowed by its maker – is one of those few cars that toes the line between SUV, hatchback sedan, and a just plain quirky car....
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 BMW X6
The X6 is a study in identity crises. While the sleek fastback styling and cozy interior suggest a sporty coupe, the hatchback and SUV platform speak to a weak attempt at imitating a...
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
In 2012, BMW brought out the turbocharged 3.0 liter engine ActiveHybrid 5. The ActiveHybrid 5 is a real wheel, four door sedan that holds five passengers. Key Features Key features...
5 Essential Things to Know About Luxury Vehicles
There’s something to be said about the looks and offerings of luxury vehicles, but appearances can always be deceiving. If you’re considering buying a luxury car, there are a few things you need to know before you make...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You Live in a Windy Area
If you live in a windy area, one of the most important things you’re going to be looking for in a used vehicle is the ability to remain stable on the road...
The Best Used Cars to Buy if You Live Close to the Ocean
If you live close to the ocean, your vehicle is going to be far more vulnerable to rust than if you lived further inland. And the fact is, when it...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You Live in a Tropical Climate
If you live in a tropical climate, most of your vehicle purchasing concerns will be essentially the same as if you lived anywhere else – you want a car that looks...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You’re Shorter Than Average
Vertically challenged? Hate getting behind the wheel and having to crane your neck to see? There’s nothing wrong with you, but there is something wrong with your car. It might be...

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745 2003 starts but won't switch gears
Hi there. Thanks for contacting us today. There are several things that could cause your BMW to have shifting issues, ranging from small things like a transmission fluid obstruction to torque converter issues or inner transmission seal damage. The best...
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My BMW X3 2.5l running ruff the hand on mileage jumps when I start it up no check engine light has come on
It is possible that diagnostic trouble codes have set and a mechanic should attempt to retrieve those first using an appropriate scan tool. So long as the engine is mechanically sound (e.g., compression good; no sticky valve problems), typically rough...
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On this model, the fuel pump relay is in the trunk on a fuse/relay panel mounted on the passenger side beneath a removable panel. The relay is green and has 5 spade terminals. If you need assistance with locating or...
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Hi. Jose I got a 2007 bmw 530i and in opinion for year of the car is maintenance very expensive for those cars?
Hi James. Thanks for contacting us today. As the owner of a 2009 BMW 128i that just had it's last payment made, I can tell you that routine maintenance and service for these vehicles is on the average, 30 to...
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I have a 2005 545i on my dashboard it had a key with a line through it at warned me if you turn off the car it may not start it
The "key" warning symbol means that a fault has been detected in the anti-theft system; the ignition switch itself is not typically the "cause". Faults in the CAS unit (Control Module Car Access unit) can potentially develop but there is...
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Where is the output speed sensor on a 2001 BMW 330 i
The output shaft and input shaft transmission speed sensors are inside the transmission pan. The output sensor is near rear of pan and input is near front of pan on transmission. The pan needs to be removed for access to...
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95 325i overheats, no leaks under load,radiator and water pump replaced 5500 miles ago on 65000 mile engine
Hi Jonathan. Thanks for contacting us today. Most of the time, an overheating problem like this is caused by an obstruction of debris in the heater core or somewhere in the cooling lines. Overtime, engine sludge will develop inside the...
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i have a 2002 bmw 745li and im getting a message that says trans range N only when engine is on i just had trans service done
It is very possible that transmission damage could have occurred when the transmission overheated. This can only be determined usually by removing the transmission and checking all parts thoroughly. In this situation I would recommend having a transmission inspected by...
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I have a 1995 BMW 318Ti 97K miles. The ignition position seems to be moving further and now the key is parallel in the start posi
Hi Rick. Thanks for contacting us today. The ignition cylinder is made up of multiple tumblers and springs, that all work together to activate independent positions for the key and the cylinder to activate. If the key is moving forward...
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Good evening I have a 2011 bmw 335d, I just got the oil changed and now my service engine light is on. The car runs and drives gre
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The "Service Engine Soon" (SES) notification signifies that scheduled maintenance is required. The SES light will illuminate based on elapsed time as well as the car’s mileage and operating conditions versus a predetermined maintenance schedule. The SES light might also...
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Car turns on but shifter shuts off and car won't move.
What you are describing is likely an electrical fault involving the safety shift interlock. This problem can be diagnosed and resolved on a mobile basis, right at your location, if you request a transmission shift interlock diagnostic/repair. To temporarily resolve...
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I need help ASAP !
If your case is typical, the vehicle is definitely repairable and thus the thing to do is simply first get the underlying fault properly diagnosed. Based on what you are describing, at present you are having either a hard start...
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E92 oil filter gasket
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Tried to charge a battery alarm goes off
This is a problem in the garage a lot. You connect a battery and the alarm sets, then the car goes into lockdown and you can't start it. Sometimes it takes some experimenting. I would start by charging the battery...
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Transmission playing up
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po598 code on bmw 335i 2007 cause
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My BMW won't start after sitting in a puddle
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