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How Long Should a BMW Engine Last?

How Long Should a BMW Engine Last?

There's something unique about this sleek German-made car that combines luxury, style, and success. They are well-built cars that can last for years with proper care and maintenance. Rumors about BMW oil issues are typically not because of BMW but because the owner fails to change the oil regularly. As a consumer, you should never use a different oil than recommended by the manufacturer, and certainly not off-brand. BMW can last its owner a lifetime but with proper oil changes. However, BMWs can still have some faults and issues even if they're well-built, high-quality cars. So, you must be careful when making an expensive purchase like a BMW and know properly what potential problems may arise before making that commitment. We have listed the most common BMW problems that you may face. Engine Just like any other vehicle, BMW problems regarding the clutch, combustion modules, and injectors sometimes occur from time to time. A replacement of the components that have deteriora ... read more

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How to Tell if You Need a BMW Auto Repair?

How to Tell if You Need a BMW Auto Repair?

  BMW cars are a significant investment. So naturally, no one wants to spend unnecessary money on repairs, but sometimes they are unavoidable.   It is essential to know the common signs for BMW Auto Repair so you can catch the issue before it becomes a bigger problem.   BMWs are complex machines, and if not taken care of properly, they will not run as efficiently or last as long. Here are some tips on how to tell if you need a BMW auto repair: Knocking Noises The sound of knocking coming from under your car hood is not something to ignore. It could be a sign that you have worn engine bearings and need them replaced, which will prevent further damage to the parts involved in powering the drivetrain.   Check Engine Light On Check engine light is a warning sign that something may be wrong with your car. If you see this lit up on the dashboard, many aspects could have gon ... read more

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The Top 6 Benefits of Finding a Porsche Auto Service Near You

The Top 6 Benefits of Finding a Porsche Auto Service Near You

  Porsche car ownership comes with a responsibility. Your luxury car deserves the best quality of service possible. Porsche auto service near you can provide your vehicle with various benefits that will make owning it more enjoyable.   Porsche cars are expensive. To keep your Porsche dependable for more years to come, it is essential to maintain them with regular preventive maintenance service. Here is a list of the top six benefits that come with finding Porsche auto service near you: Maintain Porsche Reliability and Performance Your Porsche is designed to perform at its best for decades to come. Keeping up on maintenance from Porsche auto service near you ensures that your car remains reliable and performs at an optimal level.   We only use Porsche-approved parts and fluids at Callas Rennsport in Torrance, CA.   Saves You Money Porsche auto service near you can detect problems before they become mor ... read more

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Engine Oil Maintenance

Engine Oil Maintenance

So, here’s how it goes: Technicians say to change your engine oil annually regardless of mileage. Clients worry if it’s unnecessary after reading articles or blog posts. Normally, there’s no proof of what happens if you don’t do it annually, WE HAVE PROOF! We look at your oil analysis numbers from SPEEDiagnostix. Worried it’s a waste of money to change your oil annually? One client of ours decided against it. It’s a prime example, and it cost this client over $150k in repairs! All because they let their rare Porsche supercar sit for long periods of time without changing the engine oil often enough. Not to mention how they drove it once it was started. It’s likely that this was coupled with unfavorable driving characteristics, poor choice of engine oil, and confirmed poor choice of gasoline. When an engine gets driven short distances and for short periods of time, it builds water in the engine oil, that water raises the T ... read more

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Changing Key Fob Battery on Newer Model Porsches

Changing Key Fob Battery on Newer Model Porsches

Is your key fob giving you trouble? Does your dash read “Key Battery Flat”? It could be possible that your key fob battery needs to be changed. Changing your key fob battery is simple and can be done in a matter of minutes! Follow these steps to change your key fob battery (2010 or newer Panamera, 2011 or newer Macan/Cayenne/Cayman, 2013 or newer Boxster/911): First, remove the emergency key by turning key to backside, and pushing the release button on the bottom of the key and pulling, separating the key from the plastic casing. The black, circular plastic piece should lift free of the rest of the fob. Do not use a screwdriver, or else risk damage to casing. Remove the old battery and insert a new one, making sure the new battery is facing the correct way. Put the cover back on by putting it in its original place and pressing it together with slight force, then reassemble emergency key back into fob. Repeat steps 1-4 for all key fobs associated with vehicle. Dash mess ... read more

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