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Car Electrical

The modern charging system hasn't changed much in over 40 years. We're going to break this down into pretty basic concepts to just make sure we understand that's happening in our car. The purpose of the battery is to act as a storage location for voltage. All… Read more
If you find yourself in the uncomfortable situation of needing a jump start, below is a set of "how-to" instructions. Even though your car is a BMW or MINI, it can be jumped if needed by someone who knows what they are doing. It does take a little safety… Read more
A car battery is a rechargeable cell in the SLI (starting-lighting-ignition) variety of batteries. They are also in the lead acid family of batteries. The high power output of a car battery is necessary to supply a high current draw needed for the engine… Read more
As our vehicles get more sophisticated, it seems as if car manufacturers put more and more warning indicators on our dashes. Soon, it can seem overwhelming and hard to keep up with what they all mean. In this article we'll focus on a few of the more common… Read more

Car Maintenance

Here in East Texas that means pollen, and lots of it!!  Changing your engine air filter and passenger cabin filter will help you and your car breath easier. With less frequent service intervals of all newer vehicles we quite often see these 2 very important… Read more
Water contamination will drastically reduce the boiling point of your BMW's brake fluid and eventually destroy the brake hydraulic components. Once brake fluid begins to boil, the result is brake fade which translates into not stopping your vehicle! A high… Read more
In January 2015 BMW introduced a new line of fully synthetic engine oil applicable to all BMW gas engines. The Twin Power Turbo 5W-30 & 10W-60 engine oil (Engineered for M Powered Cars) has improved viscosity and temperature performance which results in… Read more
We often hear reports in the news or internet about the "3000 mile oil change myth" or about how businesses who are trying to sell premature oil services. An oil change prevents engine oil sludge build up. The first sign of oil sludge often appears under the… Read more
In East Texas where we can experience a wide range of temperature changes through the year, most Coolant manufactures offer a engine coolant that is a 50/50 mixture. BMW 'Blue Coolant' is a highly concentrated antifreeze - coolant that must be mixed and added… Read more

Car Suspension

If you have experienced body leaning, rough ride, bottoming out in a dip or bump or unusual noises while driving your car it may be time to bring it in for a shock & strut inspection. We can diagnose the exact suspension problem you may be having and get… Read more

Car Exterior

Vehicles Affected: MINI Cooper & Cooper "S" (All models 2007-2014) If you have wet carpet on the passenger floor, or have a damp mildew smell in your vehicle. Check the passenger floor board or carpet for water saturation.  The carpet pad on the… Read more

Service Reminders

service-reminderSign-up today for service interval reminders such as: oil & filter, brakes, tires, and more... These parts are designed to wear & need to be replaced before any major damage occurs. We can help.