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BMW Maintenance Schedule: What to Expect

For BMW owners, it’s important for them to follow a routine maintenance schedule. These checkups are used to help the car recover from normal wear and tear and extend the life of the vehicle. It also gives BMW mechanics time to replace any worn out parts that are unique to the cars’ brand. Below we

Mini Cooper Intake Valves

Carbon Build-up   Over the past few months we’ve seen a fluctuation of clients experiencing problems with their Mini Coopers due to carbon build-up in the intake valves. The cars that have this problem exhibit a range of symptoms from a rough idle or misfire condition to a check engine light. Though this problem can

Easier Maintenance: Imports or Domestics?

Ah, the classic debate of import versus domestic. This on-going debate never seems to have a clear conclusion (and honestly, we probably won’t see it) on which one is better. On this “episode” of the rivalry, we will tackle the pros and cons of each vehicle’s maintenance with a focus on convenience, reliability, and cost.

3 Common Land Rover Problems (And How to Avoid Them)

A Land Rover is an adventurer’s dream ride. With the perfect mix of luxury and versatility, this brand is one of the most pristine in the world. But as we all know, with great power comes great responsibility. Land Rovers are known to have common problems because of how uniquely they are made, and how

BMW Valve Stem Seals- Is your BMW smoking?

BMW Valve Stem Seals Is your BMW V8 burning oil? Is your BMW smoking? Many BMW drivers that own a 545i, 550i, 645i, 650i, 745i, 745li, 750i, 750li, X5 made between ’03-’08, or any BMW with the V8 N62 engine, experience smoke coming from the exhaust tail-pipe, making their car look like the chimney of an

Three Tips on Winter Driving Preparedness from Union Line Garage

Yeah, we know – the leaves haven’t fallen yet, you don’t know what you’ll be for Halloween, and your Thanksgiving turkey is still grazing in a field somewhere, so why are we talking about winter? It’s because early Autumn is the perfect time to begin preparing your vehicle for winter driving. Starting now ensures that

Strange & Weird Car Accessories

Have you ever come across or seen an odd or strange car accessory? Maybe a car with a mustache or eye lashes on the lights? Well, we scoured the Internet and found a handful of the most odd and unusual car accessories of the past, present, and possible future. Check out our Top Ten list

DIY Interior Detailing

When was the last time you had the inside of your car detailed? When was the last time you even thought about having your car’s interior detailed? Chances are it’s been awhile and now’s a great time to roll up your sleeves and give it a good DIY cleaning. Professional car detailing is great to

How Can I Tell If My Car Battery Is About to Fail?

If you compare your car to a human body, the engine is like its brain, the tires are like its legs and the battery is like its heart. When your heart stops, you stop. When your battery stops so does your vehicle. Battery Facts Drivers Should Know Most drivers give little thought to their batteries