Monthly Archives: July 2013

BMW Belt Replacement How To

2013-07-17T00:42:06+00:00 July 17th, 2013|BMW|

One of the routine maintenance items that you should perform on your BMW is the checking and replacement of your accessory drive belts. The belts are driven off of the crankshaft and power accessories such as the water pump, power steering pump, alternator and air conditioning compressor. There are typically two belts on the car [...]

Check Engine Light Issues

2013-07-12T19:23:27+00:00 July 12th, 2013|BMW|

There is a fairly common problem with the check engine light on many BMW models. Sometimes it comes on for a good reason but other times there seems to be nothing wrong. Here is some quick information to help you determine whether you need to bring it in for maintenance. The check engine light comes [...]

How To Tell You Need New Tires

2013-07-08T22:40:30+00:00 July 8th, 2013|BMW|

Just because there's a little tread left on your car tires doesn't mean it's safe to keep driving on them. Tires get old and worn down. And because a tire failure while you're driving can be catastrophic, causing your car to go out of control or leaving you stranded in the middle of nowhere without [...]

What Are Xenon HID Headlights?

2013-07-03T15:37:05+00:00 July 3rd, 2013|BMW|

Xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights employ xenon gas to produce a slightly bluish light, up to three times brighter than halogen headlights. Technically a high-intensity-discharge (HID) light, xenon headlights are named for the inert gas they employ to amplify light produced by electricity jumping between two electrodes. HID lights don’t use a filament, as do incandescent headlights, [...]

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