Everything listed under: Service

  • BMW Electronic service history update and display on I Drive

    All new BMW and Minis now have electronic service history records.  This means no more service book ( something that can be lost, or fraudulently filled in  )The electronic service history is updated by the our selves during the service and can be displayed on the vehicles I-Drive display, keeping a record that is quick and easy to access. In order to do this we have signed up to a Trade BMW account, and invested in the BMW diagnostic hardware and software required, this enab...  Read More...

  • What happens when you don't change your engine oil often enough

    We at BM Automotive Solutions not only undertake regular servicing but we also carry out diagnosis work with poor engine running, EGR faults, Turbo charger related faults, as well as Vanos and Valvetronic work.Some of the problems we see can be directly linked to a lack of regular servicing, or servicing with low quality filters and oil.As soon as you turn the key oil begins to absorb carbon and acids ( both being a by-product of combustion ) - This is why the engine oil turns from a golden colo...  Read More...

  • BMW Electronic Service History Update

    BMW's are among the most technically advanced cars on our roads today. Which is why it is important that your garage is as up to date as your car! We at BM Automotive Solutions constantly asses our customer and vehicle needs to ensure we have the latest tools, diagnostic equipment, and training to enable us to provide the best possible service whatever the age of the car.  One of the most recent and applicable changes BMW have made is the move to "electronic service history".   Read More...

  • BMW and Mini CBS Service Lights

    First seen in 2002 on the BMW E65 7 series CBS  (Condition Based Servicing) is now standard across the BMW and Mini Range. Some of the symbols are easier to identify than others! So here are the most common symbols which you will see on the: BMW 1 Series BMW 2 Series BMW 3 Series BMW 4 Series BMW 5 Series BMW 6 Series BMW 7 Series BMW X Drive Series ( X1, X3, X5, X6 ) Mini models from 2006 onwards - R56, R57, R60 ect     Read More...

  • Castrol Edge BMW LL04

    BM Automotive Solutions really is a BMW and Mini specialist, where as most garages will stock a generic barrel of engine oil regardless of what car is being service, we understand the importance of quality and the importance of maintaining your BMW or Mini to the highest standard to minimize the risk of expensive repairs. We only stock and use Castrol Edge Fully Synthetic 5w-30 which meets and excels the BMW LL04 standard required for long-life servicing. Remember using ...  Read More...

  • Servicing new BMW and Mini models

    Do you know a new car under manufactures warranty does not have to be serviced at the main dealer? Thanks to EU Legislation, you are able to take your car to the garage of your choice, where as long as:  Parts are of an O.E quality the correct grade engine oil is used and the servicing schedule followed correctly  then manufacturers warranty will remain unaffected. We at BM Automotive are able to service even the newest BMW and Mini models to the correct standard, using either genuine ...  Read More...

  • Air Conditioning Service

    With summer fast approaching now is a good time to get your cars Air-Con system checked, and if necessary cleaned and re-gassed.  Over time Air-Con gas escapes from the cars air conditioning system, this causes a drop in efficiency from the air-con system and will eventually cause the system to fail all together. Did you know the Air-Con gas contains the lubricating oil necessary to keep the Air-Con pump working all year round? As well as providing ice cold air from the heater vents, y...  Read More...

  • Forte, Oil and Fuel System Additives

    BM Automotive Solutions is proud to use and offer Forte Lubricants. Every engine oil service which we quote on and carry out already includes the Forte Advanced Formula Motor Flush. This is added to the old oil and the engine is allowed to idle for between 20-30 minutes, carrying out this procedure has the following advantages: Cleans engines internally and provide anti-wear protection Frees sticking piston rings, hydraulic valve lifters and variable valve timing systems Removes lacquer, varnish...  Read More...

  • Winter Checks

    With winter now upon us it is more important than ever to ensure your BMW or Mini is ready to go out and tackle whatever the weather has to throw at it, here are just a few items you should consider. Battery The battery on your car is primarily used to start the vehicle and then provide a steady supply of electricity to all the electrical consumers on the vehicle, once the engine is running providing there are no faults the alternator will keep the battery charged.   More recent BMW and Min...  Read More...