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BMW car dealerships offer automotive technician jobs to mechanics who are certified through the Universal Technical Institute (UTI) program.
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A Buyer's Guide to the 2012 BMW X3
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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
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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 5
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What could be possibly causing this noise I hear when I turn my steering wheel?
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I have white/bluish smoke coming out of the exhaust occasionally. I have no power loss and it happens infrequently.
I suggest you study the smoke and try to recognize a pattern. It might mean that you have to spend a lot of time looking in the mirror, so try not to be unsafe. If you are having a problem...
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I have a 2001 bmw x5 4.4i. When driving over 30 mph and turning right I hear a humming sound and when braking and turning right the vehicle shakes.
Hi there. Check the wheel lug nuts and make sure that they are tight. When turning and you hear a loud humming noise, this is usually the lug nuts loose and the wheel rubbing the brakes or the wheel bearings...
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My passenger seat is not able to move forward
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car pulls to right after being hit hard on left tire and slight dent on wheel well.
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I was thinking of buying a 2012 BMW X1 28i which has 60000km. Is it a good car?
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What causes loud high pitched whistling sound ?
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Damage after running into a hole.
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ticking noise from engine. lfters?
Hi there: It's traditional that loose or damaged cylinder head hardware like lifters can cause the ticking noise during idle. However, with less than 40,000 miles on your BMW, i'd doubt this is what is causing the issue. It's possible...
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oil leak from oil filter housing.
Hi there. There is not much of an easier way to remove the housing. However, look at the situation and look to see what needs to be taken off and what does not need to be taken off. If oil...
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Hi, I got into a car accident with my bmw e36 and nothing but a dent in the middle of the grilles. Car would start but wouldn't mo
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I went in for an oil change at about 48k miles; now maintenance light keeps coming on.
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How do I know if it is the Water Pump or thermostat that needs replacing?
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