Showing articles & questions for topic
BMW

Related articles

Ten Sports Cars That Double as Good Daily Drivers
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.
How to Purchase a Pre-Owned BMW
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.
5 Comfortable Sports Cars Your Parents Won't Complain About Riding In
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
Shopping for a used BMW vehicle often leads many drivers to consider certified pre-owned options. BMW is one of many manufacturers that have a certified pre-owned (CPO) program. Each car manufacturer structures their...
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
Each week we compile the best announcements and developments from the world of cars. Here are the topics you can’t miss from July 27 to August 3. Most Stolen Cars List Released most...
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
BMW i5 images leak, an ultra-lux Jeep, hydrogen-fueled Colorado ZH2, Fisker's electric future, record plug-in sales, NHTSA Road to Zero, and more.
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...

Related questions

Question
All my dashboard lights come on and my car stops and won't let you continue until you shut it off and on again
Hello, thank you for writing in. The warning lights and loss of power that you are having are typically triggered by a major malfunction. The braking and unresponsive throttle are both safety features to keep the vehicle from putting you...
Question
Is your oil change on a 2012 BMW X5 35d Diesel includes tapping off DEF
Hi There, I would recommend checking with our customer service department to confirm this, however it should be included in the oil change service as a precaution in checking all fluids.
Question
My 2003 bmw 325xi keeps stalling. I have checked all fluids which are fine. Its a rough idle at first for a few then it stalls.
YourMechanic is a mobile diagnostic and repair service and so the certified mechanic can come right to your location to diagnose the stalling and implement the required repairs. Common causes of engine stalling include a faulty throttle position sensor, mass...
Question
Why does the hood of my 2012 BMW 328i get really hot?
The engine compartment will get very hot when the engine is running and with the vehicle you have most of the heat is radiated out through the hood. If you feel your hood is getting hotter than it should be...
Question
Hello Peter..I've got a problem with my BMW X5 that it needs to be fixed.I hear like beeping sounds coming out from under the hood
Hi there. It depends on when the noise occurs and whether it increases in speed as the engine accelerates as to what might be causing these issues and the repairs needed to be completed. In most cases, a continual noise...
Question
Water pump/thermostat
Hi there. Yes - anytime you replace a water pump, it is recommended to replace the thermostat on your BMW. In most cases, when the water pump fails, the thermostat is soon to follow. Replacing them at the same time...
Question
What are the things that I should watch out for when buying a 2003 bmw 745li? I want to make sure I don't buy a clunker.
Let me answer your last question first regarding ultimate longevity. So long as the vehicle does not have, or does not develop, extensive (frame damaging) rust the vehicle will last forever, simply because any and all mechanical components on any...
Question
2001 bmw 325xi P0174 and P0171 code,just had a tune up and one coil replaced car is stalling down,vibration and idle down when pre
The two codes that you have provided suggest these possibilities, at minimum, which possibilities may exist alone or in combination: an air leak after the mass air flow (MAF) sensor, such as a torn intake boot, or bad intake manifold...
Question
Loosing engine oil sometime 1 qt in 7 days. 2908 Bmw 328i. Average cost to repair?
Hi...there are many, many averages that apply here because it is not known exactly where the source of the leak is. Just as a for instance, if the leaking oil is coming out the front crankshaft seal, and there are...
Question
What's the average cost to replace a thermostat. I have a 2005 bmw 325i.
Hi there. Depending on who completes this service and what parts are used will determine the average cost. In most cases, when a professional auto shop completes this service, the overall cost can range from $250 to $400 for a...
Question
Suspension replacement
YourMechanic is a mobile service, for your convenience, so the mechanic can perform the required repairs right at your location. For strut installation, please click on "Get a Quote" at YourMechanic's strut replacement service page. Follow a similar procedure for...
Question
My 99 bmw 328i has a jerk, it was jerking really bad before my fiance changed the sparks and did an oil change. I
The windows can be repaired if you request a window regulator/track inspection. For door lock issues, please request door locking system diagnostic/repair. The engine operating condition problem you are having should be diagnosed as a possible misfire although the mechanic...
Question
Car shuts off when stepping on pedal
Hi There, A number of things may cause the car to shut off when stepping on the gas pedal such as a bad fuel pump, a vacuum leak, a clogged fuel filter or a dirty or faulty idle air control...
Question
I have a 2007 BMW 328XI and noticed that I was experiencing a load grinding noise when reversing and occasionally when turning. I
Hello, thank you for writing in. Without inspecting the vehicle, there is no way of knowing how badly the vehicle is damaged, nor how extensive the damage is. With that being said, the steering linkage and suspension are both susceptible...
Question
2009 Bmw 650i left driver side fog lamp and low beam malfunction...already replaced bulb but light not on in the headlamp
If the headlight circuit uses a ballast, or other control circuitry, the output of the circuit should be tested. If power to the bulb is verified, and is within the Factory Service Manual specification, then the bulb is defective. If...
Question
Knocking / squeaking from rear left wheel area when turning right
The noise you are describing has to originate from the rear axle, differential, suspension or brakes. You are describing a fairly distinct and easily reproducible noise and inasmuch as there really are limited possibilities, particularly if yo have isolated it...
Question
I have a 97bmw528i And i fixed my air intake boot on it and drove fine for that day next day the car would barely move the more I
Code P0730 is linked to the problem you are describing. Therefore, it's worth ruling in or out the typical causes of code P0730 which include dirty transmission fluid, low fluid, blocked filter, broken mechanical components within transmission, internal blockage in...
Question
Strange rattling/tapping noise at low rpm when accelerating lightly
Hi...the noise can be diagnosed by taking all the belt driven accessories out of the picture by momentarily running the engine without the serpentine belt. If the noise remains, then the search is focused on internal engine parts. If the...
Question
2001 BMW 325Ci E46 3 series: turns over, no start, no spark, no communication on scanner. New battery was installed.
Hi there. Unfortunately, when the ECU is not connecting to the digital scanner, that's an indication of a failed ECU. This is only something that can be completed by a BMW certified repair facility, as they keep ECU programming pretty...
Question
Car is running sluggish
Hi Steve, It sounds like you may have a vent valve solenoid problem that may be causing the fuel tank not to vent properly or potentially a leak in the evap system. The most common problem with the vent valve...

Need a mechanic?

Our certified mobile mechanics make house calls in over 700 U.S. cities. Fast, free online quotes for your car repair.

Get a quote

Post a question and get free advice from our certified mechanics.


Ask a question