Every make vehicle has its repair issues, and BMW is no exception. When you need repair for BMW, Ford, GM, Volkswagen, or most other makes, Bowen Street Garage in Longmont CO has a certified mechanic that is experienced in auto repair, whether a Euro car or an American-made vehicle. Whether you need maintenance or repairs, Bowen Street Garage is your dealership alternative. Call the shop to schedule maintenance or car repairs at (303) 651-2220.
Common BWM Repairs
Two of the most common repairs we see at Bowen Street Garage in Longmont CO include rear window regulators and oil leaks. You may or may not hear the motor trying to move the window up and down, but the window is stuck. Our certified auto technicians can get the window regulator fixed up and have you back on the road again.
The other issue: Oil leaks. When you bring your vehicle to Bowen Street Garage in Longmont CO, for maintenance, we always check for oil leaks. While we check every vehicle, we pay particular attention to BMWs because they are known for oil leaks. However, you should also check for oil leaks. Check the oil at least once every month. If you notice something leaking under the vehicle, check the oil right away.
BMWs also like to leak coolant. The coolant tank used for expansion tends to crack. As with oil, check the coolant frequently and look for antifreeze on the ground where you park. If you see a leak, bring your vehicle to the auto shop at 51 Bowen Street as soon as possible — via the tow truck.
Common Problems on Most Vehicles
Most vehicles, regardless of the make, have issues. Some of these parts are due to wear and tear and will wear out sooner than other parts, but anything that moves is bound to eventually wear out.
The vehicle’s braking system has several components. The part that wears out most is the brake pads. However, if you don’t repair the brake pads immediately, they can damage other brake components.
You may have heard your mechanic say that putting repairs off will only cost you more. That is definitely true with brakes. The pad has a metal tab that rubs the rotors when the brake pads get too low. As it rubs on the rotor to warn you that the pads are low, it creates grooves in the rotor. If the grooves are too deep, you’ll have to replace the rotor. You could also cause the caliper to overextend and brake lines to collapse.
Water Pumps and Thermostats
Both of these items take quite a while to wear out, but when they do, the coolant won’t circulate through the engine and cool it properly. Most water pumps last around 60,000 to 100,000 miles, depending on the year, make and model of your vehicle. A thermostat has about the same lifespan.
Some manufacturers located the water pumps inside the timing belt cover. If your vehicle’s water pump is inside the timing belt cover, we recommend replacing the timing belt at the same time since the belt needs to come off to do the water pump.