Owning a BMW is an investment in luxury and quality. When it comes to the maintenance and repair of your luxury import, the certified specialists at Executive Automotive are the best BMW repair Santa Fe has to offer. Trained and certified, our BMW mechanics, Santa Fe’s most trusted since 1993, can handle any repair.
The BMW is a luxury vehicle, so we might not expect it to present as many problems as a more economically-priced car. Despite its high-end style, comfort, and performance level, a BMW, at times, can have issues. Knowing the more common issues that your BMW may face can help you to see the signs of when it is time to bring your vehicle to the professionals at Executive Automotives.
One of the most common BMW problems involves the engine cooling system, often caused by thermostat failure. To guard against thermostat failure, stay proactive by regularly monitoring the temperature gauge. Fortunately, a thermostat replacement is relatively inexpensive; Executive Automotives BMW mechanics can replace it in no time.
A defective water pump may also be the culprit of an engine overheating issue. Most likely, the failure of the water pump is caused by the use and age of the vehicle. Another cause can be that BMW water pumps contain an internal electric motor that can be prone to failure.
The advantages of the electric pump are that it takes very little power from the engine and keeps noise to a minimum. A disadvantage is that the pump can fail even if the vehicle has only 60,000 miles. Because a water pump is relatively expensive and challenging for a novice to replace, it’s best to allow a certified BMW mechanic to perform the job.
If your vehicle has more than 100,000 miles, we recommend replacing the water pump and thermostat.
If your BMW has more than 55,000 miles on it, it could be susceptible to oil leaks.
An indicator of an oil leak could be a pool of oil under your vehicle or the smell of oil while driving.
A leaky valve cover gasket, oil pan gasket, or a faulty fuel pump are the most probable causes. In any event, you shouldn’t ignore an issue with leaking oil. A failing fuel pump can also result in poor acceleration, engine sputtering at high speeds, or even engine failure.
Faulty Headlights or Tail Lights
Automatic headlights have become standard in most vehicles. Automatic headlights offer safety and convenience to the driver by providing light when needed without having to remember to turn on the lights. But, at times, they can remain lit even in bright sunlight, which can run down the battery, affecting other electrical components. If you’re experiencing problems with the battery, headlights that fail to turn off in bright daylight could be the cause.
A defective tail light can set off a message on the dashboard indicating a malfunction with the rear or brake lamp. Corrosion is the most common cause of this issue.
Failure of Door Lock System
Another potential problem with the BMW is the failure of the remote key to lock or unlock all doors. Since BMW is one of the most often stolen vehicles, this issue can be especially problematic for owners. Functioning locks are vital to the security of your vehicle. The certified BMW mechanics at Executive Automotives can diagnose and repair any remote key or door lock failure.
Some of the most common BMW problems owners experience involve electronic issues.
Electrical issues most often affect the windshield wipers and air conditioning system.
A faulty ambient temperature sensor can cause the compressor to turn on and quickly shut down, preventing the AC from functioning.
With the help of diagnostic equipment, Executive Automotive can pinpoint and repair electrical issues.
Schedule Your Next BMW appointment
Keep your BMW running efficiently and reliably for years to come with regular BMW service and repair. Call Executive Automotive, Santa Fe’s trusted European car repair shop to schedule an appointment.
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