Insurance In Reverse
Every car owner is familiar with auto insurance. Not only is certain coverage required by law, but it protects property so that your vehicle can be made whole again if there’s a fender bender. When you keep your BMW well maintained and repaired in a timely fashion, it’s almost as if you have insurance in reverse. Instead of fixing a major problem after it has occurred, you’re doing your part to prevent the problem from happening at all or prematurely. Thus, a smaller expenditure now likely helps you avoid a larger repair bill later. At Import Auto Repair in Alpharetta, Georgia, we enjoy assisting you with your BMW repair needs. That’s because we’re European import enthusiasts, too. We’re easy to find at 6735 Atlanta Hwy Alpharetta, GA 30004, or you can drop your vehicle off at our Birmingham Village satellite location in Milton. Making an appointment is simple using our online scheduler or calling (770) 475-1090.
Service Plans and Possible Repairs
It’s always best practice to follow the manufacturer’s recommended service schedule. BMW outlines checkpoints in the Service I and II agendas. These milestone visits should occur every 20,000 miles for newer cars (2006 and after) and every 30,000 miles for older ones (2005 and prior). These named service visits address components relevant to the undercarriage, engine compartment, and body/electrical system. Remember that you still need services such as an oil change more frequently, and you may encounter minor repairs between visits. When it is indeed time for a more extensive repair, there are a few that are documented as occurring more frequently. For instance, some BMW owners have expressed irritation with the frequency of oil leaks. If you notice this issue, don’t panic, but don’t ignore it either. It’s more than a mess on the surface where you park because your automobile is losing lubricant. Usually, the leak is identified in the area(s) of the oil pan gasket, timing cover gasket, valve cover gasket, and front and rear crankshaft seals. Also, there are reports of trouble sometimes with the engine control unit (ECU). This may present itself as a drivetrain issue, causing the “drive moderately” warning to display on your dashboard panel. Another ECU malfunction relates to the VANOS (short for variable nockenwellen steuerung) design that facilitates variable timing of the valves during combustion, changing the position of the camshaft relative to the gears. It’s great for increasing horsepower and torque, but it can certainly be a problem if there’s a malfunction.
A Great Go-To for BMW Repair
Whether you need preventive services, a minor repair, or a major overhaul, entrust your beloved BMW to Import Auto Repair. Our certified technicians stay on top of their craft, participate in annual training, and keep their technical knowledge current. Parts and repairs are covered by a great three year/36,000 mile warranty. Also, we’re close to your home or work, so you don’t have to drive farther or pay more than you have to for outstanding work. We look forward to hearing from you at (770) 475-1090.