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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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A Buyer's Guide to the 2012 BMW X3
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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
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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 5
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About how much time should it take a certified bmw mechanic to analyse the cause of a squealing noise from the engine?
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Hi there. You can request a price estimate for these services by starting with the water pump replacement project. Simply click this link to the service page and enter your vehicle information and location after clicking the Get a Quote...
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How many camshaft position sensor are on my 2012 BMW 328I 2.0 turbo
There are two camshaft position sensors on your model. Both position sensors, as well as the crankshaft position sensor, should be tested using an appropriate scan tool or automotive scope to determine if they are functioning. Due to the availability...
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Hi Dave, I'm planning to buy.a 2011 328i with 92k miles but I'm really hesitant because I don't know how much it will cost me in t
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IM intererested in a 2011 BMW X6 - it has over 100k miles. going for 22k. Is the maintenance high as I hear on these cars?
Hi there. In short - yes; maintenance costs on BMW's are above average. With 100,000 miles on the vehicle, it's likely that you'll have to budget for possible major repairs in suspension, transmission and oil seals and gaskets that tend...
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Pressing the gas pedal and not getting the desired output
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My front is bouncing. Is it shock or something?
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No gas is getting to my engine
Hello, thank you for writing in. To start, you want to see if there is power getting to the fuel pump. This is best done with a test light or a voltmeter. If you do not get a full 12...
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I have a 2007 BMW 328xi and sometimes I have to put the key in a few time to push to start the car
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Hi BMW Expert, I have a 2001 BMW X5 3.0l 175K miles, runs strong and drives well. There seems to be an electrical issue, maybe K-
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2011 528i ticking noise when turning steering wheel L or R , is that normal?
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Hello replaced bent exhaust valve on 03 bmw 745li reassembled everything now car cranks but wont start only pending code po365
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