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Common Reasons to Explain Why Your BMW Check Engine Light Is On

BMW Repair Shop

We've all had it happen. You're cruising down the highway, blaring your favorite tunes and, all of a sudden, a slight glow emanates from your dashboard. Looking down, you notice that your check engine light has come on. Panicked, you pull off at the next exit and frantically Google for an explanation or, perhaps, a nearby BMW repair shop. If this sounds at all familiar, this week's article is just for you because, in this post, we're going to look at a few reasons that explain why your BMW check engine light is on.

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Keep Your BMW Running Smoothly By Keeping Your Ears Open

BMW Repair

With a high-end vehicle, it pays to listen to what the world is telling you. Whether you're heeding the advice of the manufacturer and having your inspections performed or you're listening to that inner voice that's telling you, "Maybe you should get that noise looked at," it never hurts to be cautious and keep your ears open. In this post, we're going to look at three "voices" that - if you listen to them - can help you keep your BMW running smoothly.

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BMW Introduces the World to an Old Friend, the New MINI Seven

Mini Cooper

Earlier this month, BMW announced the release of a new, special edition MINI that pays tribute to the brand's heritage: the MINI Seven. Designed in the style of the 1959 Austin Seven, the MINI Seven incorporates a number of aesthetic and functional choices that honor the MINI's distinguished past.

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Getting Your BMW Ready for Spring – and Summer – Driving

BMW Repair

With winter out of the way and relatively clear skies ahead, it's time to get your BMW in shape for spring and summer driving. As most people know, these two seasons can be troublesome, as traffic is generally more common and - frustratingly - the roads are in need of repair. Cracks, fissures and potholes abound, leading even the soundest of vehicles to experience issues. In this post, we're going to look at a few quick, easy fixes that you can implement to reduce your chances of incurring a costly, unexpected repair.

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Navigate Snowy Roads in Style with the New MINI Clubman ALL4

MINI Clubman

Last week, BMW announced the addition of an exciting new option to their MINI line: the MINI Clubman ALL4. Undoubtedly attractive to anyone challenged with driving on icy, snow-covered roads, the Clubman ALL4 features a newly developed all-wheel drive system. With the time-tested design features of standard MINIs, the Clubman ALL4 is a stylish, sporty and versatile vehicle that aims to transform harrowing winter drives into safe, enjoyable journeys.

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Changes to the BMW Maintenance Program That Every Owner Should Know


Earlier this year, BMW took a hard look at their maintenance program and decided to make some rather drastic changes in regards to second owners. In short, the new program states that model year 2015 BMW cars will include the company's maintenance program only for the initial purchaser, owner or lessee. Additionally, the program will not be transferrable to subsequent owners. But, what does this mean for would-be buyers of a preowned 2015 BMW?

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How Routine Oil Changes Can Save Your Vehicle’s Life

Oil Change

It's probably no surprise, but your vehicle is a collection of moving parts. Moving parts require lubrication to maintain efficiency and prevent wear and tear. In your engine, this lubrication is provided by motor oil. However, oil doesn't last forever: as time passes, it breaks down and becomes contaminated which means that it can no longer perform its role in your engine's operation. In this post, we're going to discuss why oil changes are so critical to your vehicle's health.

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Why – And When – You Should Have Your BMW Tires Balanced

BMW Tire Balancing

If your tires are out of balance, they could be wearing unevenly, creating harmful vibrations and causing unsafe driving conditions. Because of this, it's important to regularly have your tires inspected, mounted and balanced. Today, we're going to talk a little bit more about what tire balancing is, why your BMW vehicle needs it and how regularly you should have the service performed.

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BMW and MINI Shine on 2016 Wards 10 Best Engines List

2016 BMW

In its 22nd year, the Wards 10 Best Engines competition has released its list of nominees for 2016. With 31 nominees, MINI and BMW car engines appear on the list four times, twice for each brand. The BMW i3 engine, with its unique powertrain, appears, as well as the BMW 340i's new B58 Twin-Scroll Turbocharged engine.

The BMW B58 is easily the company's flagship engine, at this time, it incorporates many of the features of the company's N55 engine: direct-injection and the Valvetronic and Dual-Vanos systems. Offering 326 horsepower, the engine is a true wonder - both in theory and practice - and has certainly earned its position on Ward's yearly list.

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BMW Announces the New 2016 MINI Convertible


Earlier this month, BMW released the first images and specifications of the upcoming MINI Convertible. Scheduled for release next March, the convertible will be available in the Cooper and Cooper S models and will be powered by the same performance-driven engine found in the company's other front-wheel drive vehicles.

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