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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.
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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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Hello, I replaced my window regulator on my 1995 bmw 318i and for some reason the regulator slips out from the track.
Hi there. Check the wheels on the regulator base and see if it's broken or cracked. If the wheels are good in the track, then check the cable inside the regulator and make sure that it is tight. A loose...
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I replaced my window regulator on my 1995 bmw 318i and for some reason the regulator slips out from the track where the window
Hi there. Check the wheels or brackets on the regulator base and see if it's broken or cracked. If the wheels or brackets are good in the track, then check the cable inside the regulator and make sure that it...
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Hi there. In most cases where the temperature gauge is not working, it's due to an electrical issue; either a blown fuse or an engine temperature sensor is not working correctly. It would be a good idea to have a...
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Should I buy this BMW which 6 years old and mileage is over 52400 km?
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What could be causing car to overheat?
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I have white smoke coming out of my exhaust pipe. Could it be a bad ccv?
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Why is my car idling on and off??
This may be a result of a faulty oxygen sensor. As you may know the [oxygen sensors]((https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/oxygen-sensor-replacement) which are part of your emissions system read exhaust gases to determine whether or not the appropriate amount of oxygen is present in...
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do i need to take my car to BMW for an oil change or brake fluid flush
In regard to your question, the criteria of relevance insofar as "who" should work on your car is simply that the person you select is appropriately trained, skilled, as knowledgeable as possible, knows how to follow instructions, and is conscientious,...
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My new key won't start my car.
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Oil in my radiator, but the car is not overheating
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Engine miss fire at low revs
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Hi we just bought a 2006 BMW 325i and today it doesn't want to start. We tested the battery and it is fine.
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Erratic idle at stop light
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I have a 2002 bmw 745i and im experiencing What vibration on the rear passenger
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