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What Are the Most Common Transmission Problems in BMWs?

What Are the Most Common Transmission Problems in BMWs?

Every vehicle is bound to have problems at some point, even your beloved BMW. As long as you take proper care of your car, you can minimize the risks of problems arising. Your BMW's issues will be minor and relatively quick, and easy to repair in most cases. However, the transmission can be a more expensive and complex part to fix. That's why you must take care of any transmission issues in your BMW quickly by getting the top-rated BMW repair shop in Houston, TX: Bay Diagnostics. Below are some of the most popular transmission problems that occur in BMWs.    Low Transmission Fluid The fluid in your transmission system is what keeps its parts properly lubricated to minimize friction when shifting gears. Because the transmission system is closed, this liquid isn't something you have to replace as often as engine oil or brake fluid. Typically, you'll only need to change the transmission fluid if there's a leak or if the liquid is old, contaminated, and no ... read more

DASHBOARD INDICATOR LIGHT GUIDE

DASHBOARD INDICATOR LIGHT GUIDE

11BMW’s have always had advanced electronics so it should go as no surprise that our vehicle utilizes a series of dashboard warning lights and symbols to communicate with you. Based on you BMW year and model, these lights below may differ in appearance. A common rule associates the color of the illuminated symbol with the severity of the issue. It is good to make note of Red and Orange as those are immediate or need service soon indicators. Red: Red means there is an urgent issue with your vehicle, you should take your vehicle to your repair facility and have it diagnosed for repair Orange: Orange is a warning light letting you know there is an issue with your vehicle. Not an immediate need but you should take your vehicle in a diagnostic. Blue or Green: Blue and green symbols provide information such as indicators and lights. will typically indicate a less urgent issue, for example a vehicle service required. NOTE: if you have flashing lights, this indicates and urgent issu ... read more

WE OFFER MORE THAN YOUR TYPICAL OIL CHANGE

If you are one of those who drive their vehicle daily, the busy city traffic might be taking a greater toll on the vehicle than you may realize. We strongly believe, and it is our experience, that it isn't simply enough to take the vehicle to a mechanic for an oil change; you need to get it inspected. A look under the hood by a professional once every year will ensure that your vehicle continues to perform optimally. Our oil change and filter inspection services are meant to provide you with peace of mind knowing your vehicle is reliable. Not only do we change the oil and filter but also lift the hood to identify any potential hazards which aren't instantly apparent but could turn into an expensive job. In our experience, using fully synthetic engine oil and adhering to factory maintenance standards as recommended by the manufacturers will ensure your vehicle always performs reliably. You can learn more about our oil, filter, and yearly inspection services below before contac ... read more

Why are tires important?

All cars rely on four well-inflated tires to provide drivers and those riding in the vehicle with a smooth and hopefully uneventful drive. Healthy tires are a big part of making sure that the drive is enjoyable, and it is the only part of the vehicle that's in contact with the road, which is why it is directly responsible for how the vehicle maneuver on the road. Tires with minimal tread or uneven wear will not affect the car's driving dynamics but are a safety hazard for yourself and fellow drivers. Apart from tires being essential for the vehicle's handling, they are also a big part of the suspension system. Many car owners don't realize that every tire is responsible for bearing 1/4th of the vehicle's weight. On large SUVs, each tire is under 1500 pounds of load. That's another reason why your tires should be inspected during each service period to ensure that they are road-worthy. Many of the latest vehicles come equipped with a Tire Pressure Monitoring Sy ... read more

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