30 Oct, 2013

Tech Tip – BMW X Drive – We Can Repair, Rather Than Replace

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How would you like to save, oh, say a $1,000 or so from what the dealer and other shops charge to repair your BMW’s X Drive system?

The BMW X Drive system is technological marvel, but the simple fact is when a problem does occur it takes training and skills to properly service, so most shops throw out your old unit, and replace it with a new one, to the tune of $2,000 -$ 2,900.

The AMC team has devised a excellent system to diagnose and properly repair the BMW X Drive, be it in the sedans, coupes, AAV or SUV. And […]

25 Oct, 2013

Tech Tip – BMW and Mini Battery Registration (Replacement)

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The electrical system in late-model Minis and BMWs is quite sophisticated, in that it tailors charging as closely as possible to both the type and age of the battery. The Engine Management computer also controls the alternator output. When replacing a battery, this computer needs to be informed if you’ve replaced the battery or updated the vehicle from a conventional Lead Acid battery to an Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) type; it charges the AGM differently than a traditional battery.

This process of updating the alternator-control computer is called Battery Registration. Ignoring the registration process after replacing a battery won’t necessarily trigger […]

10 Oct, 2013

Tech Tip – Rain Sensing Wipers – Be Careful On Windshield Replacements

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Tech Tip – Rain Sensing Wipers – Be Careful On Windshield Replacements

Just spent the better part of a day with a BMW having an issue with the automatic rain sensing wipers. Problem, the incorrect windshield glass had been installed by the insurance company.

Should your auto require a windshield replacement, it is very important the correct glass be installed. When in doubt, check with us, or the new car dealer to be sure, here’s why.

How They Work
Many newer vehicles are equipped with rain sensing wipers. The wiper-switch may be left in the automatic position on these models. When rain hits the […]