Wednesday, July 13, 2011

High Mileage Maintenance Tips for Your BMW

If you have had your BMW for several years now, then it might be time to consider keeping a closer eye on it. It is a simple fact that as cars (or anything for that matter) age they start to require more maintenance and quality care to function properly. To help you make sure that your high mileage BMW continues to perform to its highest ability for years to come, here are some maintenance tips to consider:

• Spark Plugs: these are good indicators of engine condition. The removal and inspection of spark plugs can tell you a lot about engine performance and where any problems may be sourcing from. Spark plugs should be removed, checked, (and if necessary) replaced every 30,000 miles. This is especially important if you vehicle has over 100,000 miles on it.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Tips for Saving on Brake Repair

Brake repair is never something a car owner should put off. If there are any indications that the braking system on a vehicle is not working to the highest standard, it is necessary to bring the vehicle in for an inspection. Doing so may take only moments but the peace of mind it offers to the driver can be very important. Prior to investing in any service, though, it can pay to know a few ways to save money. In nearly all situations, consumers will find more than one way to reduce the costs associated with these repairs.

Do Ask for the Discount

When calling a brake repair location to schedule a service, ask about any discounts or promotions currently available. When you do this, you open the door for the company to provide you with a reason to make an appointment. Often times, they will negotiate a deal with you especially if a competitor has a promotion running. The only thing you have to do is to ask for the discount. Sometimes, it is possible simply to ask for a lower price or to ask for a free inspection. You do not have to expect the company to be running a promotion. Ask for a deal and the manager may provide it to you.