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Top 10 Factors to Consider When Buying a Luxury Car
The The idea of owning a luxury car is appealing. The glossy paint, swoopy lines, and prestigious badges speak of the owner’s success in life, while the interior opulence offers scented leather surfaces, high-tech telematic devices, and all the creature-comfort...
Top 10 Factors to Consider When Buying a Luxury Car
The The idea of owning a luxury car is appealing. The glossy paint, swoopy lines, and prestigious badges speak of the owner’s success in life, while the interior opulence offers scented leather surfaces, high-tech telematic devices, and all the creature-comfort...
Top 10 Factors to Consider When Buying a Luxury Car
The The idea of owning a luxury car is appealing. The glossy paint, swoopy lines, and prestigious badges speak of the owner’s success in life, while the interior opulence offers scented leather surfaces, high-tech telematic devices, and all the creature-comfort...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 stolen cars...
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.
BMW Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Car Program
Shopping 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 CPO program differently; read on to...
The Best Used Cars to Buy if You Live Close to the Ocean
If 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 comes to resisting rust, not all vehicles are created...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 BMW Z4
BMW’s BMW’s entry in the hardtop roadster segment, the Z4 delivers the ideal combination of performance, looks, and standard comfort features. This two seater is not only classically stylish and heavy on extras that aren’t, well, extra, it’s also the...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 BMW 6-Series
With With an eye-catching restyled exterior that still boasts the basic signature grille shape, the 2012 6-Series is packed with modern features while maintaining its classic image and top-of-the-line performance. Key Features 4-way adjustable suspension BMW apps –...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2011 BMW X6 ActiveHybrid
This 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. Regardless of its true identity, however, the...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 BMW 5-Series
BMW 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 range of price points, features and capabilities...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 BMW 1-Series
The The 2012 BMW 1-Series, which includes both the 128i and the 135i in both a coupe and convertible options, provides the perfect combination of power, performance and luxury. Designed with a focus on thrilling acceleration and a smooth, elegant...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 BMW 335d
Of 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 mild-mannered enough, but under the hood it’s...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 BMW 7-Series
When When power, performance and luxury are at the top of your list, the 2012 BMW 7-Series is sure to be a perfect fit. From the stylish design to two length options for enhanced comfort, three available engines and two...
5 Essential Things to Know About Luxury Vehicles
There’s 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 your...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You Live in a Tropical Climate
If 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 good, offers decent gas mileage, and suits the...

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I have a check engine light and it reads code p1727 on a bmw 2008 328i convertible
OBD-II diagnostic trouble codes do not and, indeed, cannot identify failed parts. Once you have a trouble code in hand, what you have to do is perform a diagnostic. In the course of that diagnostic individual parts are tested often...
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Car: 2008 BMW 328i - 2 days ago I accidentally drove right over a speed bump, it was loud. Immediatly the car started to make a
The noise you are describing is marked and thus the origin will be obvious to a mechanic on inspection. There may be evidence of direct impact for instance. Among the components closest to the ground are exhaust system components. The...
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I torqued the axle nut on my 1996 BMW 328i to the spec of an M3 and want to know if I may have damaged the axle in some way.
Hi Marvin. Thanks for contacting us today. The main cause of over-torquing is using an impact or air wrench. However, the majority of damage occurs when the torqued component is in use, develops heat then cools. In your situation, catching...
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I.changed my coils and spark plugs on bmw 328! My car is shaking
Hi Wendy. Thanks for contacting us tonight. After these repairs are completed, 80% of the time, this symptom is caused by the spark plug wires being connected to the wrong plugs, a vacuum line that is loose or an electrical...
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Car is shaking on idle on a cold start
Hi Imperia. Thanks for contacting us today. As fuel system components age and are continually used, they will begin to clog with carbon deposits from fuel. When this occurs, they essentially become like clogged arteries, and can lead to fuel...
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Bmw misfire
You will need to have the cylinder number 6 compression tested to see if there is low compression in that cylinder? If it is low then have the cylinder pressure tested to see if the valves or piston rings are...
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Rough idling, no power on acceleration, revs by itself, shuts off
The first thing I check for in any drivability problem is air leaks. Any air that gets into the engine without going through proper channels will lean out the system and cause these kinds of problems. Look under the hood...
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My BMW was idling and it jus overheated and died.... My radiator was bone dry what should I do
This could be serious. Driving a car while it is overheating can do a lot of damage to the engine. The cylinder walls need to be bathed in coolant at all times or the surfaces become so hot that the...
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valve cover gasket warranty for cracked valve cover
Unless you could prove that the mechanic cracked the valve cover and it was not already cracked before they did the gasket. This would be hard to prove since it may take a few months for a leak to show...
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Hello i have a 325i bmw 2002 it is overheating i had a milky substance in my oil i recently put blue devil head gasket repair
Hi Deshawnda. Thanks for contacting us today. Although some "mechanics" recommend using a liquid head gasket sealer, the truth is that 80% of the time - it doesn't completely do the job - or it causes additional problems. These sealers...
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Want to know what this check engine code 190302 mean
This code relates to a fuel tank ventilation/purge system leak. Three years ago, BMW issued a Technical Service Bulletin - TSB that documents a common cause of the code, namely a defective pressure switch. While other faults can cause the...
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very loud squealing sound about 15 minutes after driving
Well, if you've removed the belt and still get the noise, that eliminates most of the normal causes like alternators and idler pulleys. I doubt it has anything to do with the water in the cooling system although you absolutely...
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2001 BMW 740il fuel pump replacement
If the pump has failed, depending on the failure mode of the pump, you can diagnose the fuel pump yourself. Turn the key to the ignition (run) position. At that instant, you should hear a momentary whirring noise from the...
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I the 2011 BMW 328I recently changed the radiator and fan and put in the wrong coolant.
Using the wrong coolant shouldn't have any short-term effects like that. The consequences of using the wrong coolant usually relate to seal and head gasket failures over a long period and if you have replaced it, everything should be fine....
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Car Kind of jolts or jerks right when coming to a complete stop.
The transmission shift points can be checked to see if the transmission is causing the jerking or it is caused by the brakes. A scanner can monitor the shift points to see if the transmission has sticking shift solenoids or...
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Windshield washer fluid not spraying
This is most likely the result of a clogged windshield wiper nozzle. Try blowing compressed air through the nozzle or cleaning the head of the nozzle out with a pin. Try tracing the washer hose from the nozzles back to...
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Window not rolling up.
Hello! A window losing operation can be the result of a failed window regulator and motor assembly. Have a mechanic inspect for electrical faults concerning the window first. Are both front headlights and tail lights not turning on? This may...
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White smoke coming out from exhaust, what can that be?
Hello, thanks for writing in. I'd be happy to help. White smoke from the exhaust can be caused by a few things. First off, keep in mind that white smoke coming from the tailpipe after a cold start can be...
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White smoke coming from tailpipe
Hi! The white smoke is a sign that the engines head gasket has blown and is leaking coolant into the combustion chamber. The coolant leaked into the hot combustion chamber then burns off in the form of white smoke exiting...
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Wheel bearing replacement
The front wheel bearings would need to be replaced with the front hub assembly unless you have the very specialized puller and press tools to remove and install the bearings. It is recommended to replace hub and bearing as an...

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