Yearly Archives: 2022

3 Common Oil Change Myths

3 Common Oil Change Myths

At our auto repair shop, we’ve performed countless oil changes and have seen it all. Many drivers view oil changes as a chore, something they wish that can be put off. Some motorists are even risky enough to skip them. We’re here today to set the record straight on all the assumptions and misconceptions about oil changes. The key takeaway from this blog is that oil changes are the most important maintenance you can get for your vehicle, and you should never miss out on them! Myth #1: Oil Changes Should Be Done Every 3,000 Miles or 3 Months In this day and age, most vehicle owners should not follow this old rule. If you have an older vehicle, this rule may apply to you. However, the modern engine can go up to 10,000 miles before needing an oil change because of the growing popularity of additives and synthetic oils. All in all, you should check your owner’s manual to see what your vehicle’s manufacturer recommends for an oil change interval. Myth #2: Topping ... read more

When Should I Replace My Car Battery?

When Should I Replace My Car Battery?

How much does it cost to replace a car battery? What symptoms might there be of a weak battery? How frequently should a car battery be changed? All of these inquiries are common at Auto Sales, and it's important to understand the value of a reliable car battery. In general, replacing your battery every four to five years is a smart idea, but since battery life can vary greatly, you should take other aspects into account before scheduling an appointment. How long a car battery will survive is a complicated subject, but there are some generalizations that can be made based on decades of industry experience. First off, we are aware that three crucial variables heat, time, and vibration have a significant impact on the lifespan of a car battery. Let's examine each in more detail. Car batteries age with time and have a limited lifespan, just like people. Batteries eventually deteriorate until they are unable to supply enough power to start an engine, even under optimum working con ... read more

How Often Do I Need a Brake Fluid Flush?

How Often Do I Need a Brake Fluid Flush?

Brake fluid tends to be put on the back burner when it comes to vehicle fluids. We often don’t consider the condition or level of brake fluid until something goes wrong with our vehicle’s stopping power. Little do people know that brake fluid is working everyday to keep our cars safe. Over time, the fluid can become deteriorated, contaminated, or even leaky. For instance, moisture can leak into the system. Whenever your brake fluid breaks down, you should have your brake fluid flushed.    Unlike your oil changes, brake fluid exchange intervals can vary. It depends on the type of brake fluid, your braking habits, and the conditions you operate your vehicle in. For instance, if you are harsh on your brakes and sit in constant stop-and-go traffic, you may require them more frequently. On average, brake fluid flushes should be done every several years. What Are the Signs of Bad Brake Fluid? ABS light illuminated - While the ABS light is linked to your anti-lock br ... read more

How Often Do Auto A/C Systems Need to Be Serviced?

How Often Do Auto A/C Systems Need to Be Serviced?

European vehicles are the most premium and luxury vehicles on the road. These cars require quality upkeep, and that includes air conditioning service. If you want to stay cool and comfortable in your vehicle this season, please do not disregard your A/C service.   Most of the time, A/C service is not outlined in the owner’s manual or factory maintenance schedule. So how do you know when it is time to have your air conditioning components checked out?   Well – it depends on your vehicle’s make, model, and age. Ideally, we recommend an annual or biannual A/C inspection. From there, your mechanic may make recommendations based on your air conditioning’s condition. You should definitely take your car or SUV to Bimmer Motor Specialists when you spot signs of trouble with your A/C.   Signs That Indicate You Need A/C Repair A/C strength is weak or not blowing at all A/C only blowing warm air The temperature of the air does not match the temperat ... read more

What Fluids Need To Be Changed In My Car?

What Fluids Need To Be Changed In My Car?

Vehicles require a lot of fluids to run properly and efficiently. Certain oils in your vehicle need to be changed and flushed at certain intervals recommend by manufacturers. Knowing the different fluids and which ones need to be changed is important in keeping your car running smoothly and without problems. Motor Oil Motor oil is the number 1 most common oil that should be regularly changed. Motor oil acts as a lubricator for the engine to operate without generating excessive amounts of friction and heat. Motor oil acts like a coolant to keep the hot engine parts such as the bottom of the piston cool and from getting too hot. Motor oil should be changed approximately every 3,000-5,000 miles or every 3 months depending on usage. Brake Fluid Brake fluid is essential in having properly function braking systems in your vehicle. In a breaking system, hydraulic fluid is used within a master cylinder to compress brake calipers. The compression of the brake calipers squeezes the brake pad ... read more