Everything listed under: Servicing

  • 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 and Mini - Winter checks and interim servicing offer.

    It's that time of year again, with the days short and the weather turning now is the time to ensure your car will not let you down over the festive period and the new year.We are offering Winter Checks on all BMW and Mini models, where we will check the most essential components that should keep you on the road this winter.We will check:Heater operationLights operation and condition.Wiper Blades operation and condition.Screen wash concentration Anti-Freeze concentration Engine oil ...  Read More...

  • BMW Diesels, Turbo Failure and Repair

    Over the last 15 years we have a huge shift towards turbo diesel engine'd cars. They can offer good power and torque figures whilst also returning superior economy when compared to the larger petrol equivalents. Common BMW diesel models include: 318d.   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...

  • Mini Service and Repair Specialists

    As well as being a BMW specialist we are also a Mini specialists. Having worked at a main Mini dealership for a combined 30 years, and having run our own successful Mini specialists for over 4 years now we definitely have all the experience to quickly diagnosis, repair and service your cherished Mini.We cover all Mini models sold by BMW since 2001. These include,Mini OneMini CooperMini Cooper SMini ConvertibleMini ClubmanMini PacemanMini Countryman These models are identifiable from th...  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...

  • BMW and Mini regular servicing will prevent breakdowns!

    Many breakdowns we see on a day to day basis can be prevented by regular servicing using quality filters, spark plugs and engine oil. A few real life examples of this, which we have experienced in the recent months are: Engine oil "coking up" This is when the golden oil that you use on a service starts turning to sludge and then eventually turns into a solid - this is due to the absorbing of carbon, sometimes this can be easily identified by looking at the unde...  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...

  • BMW Petrol N43 Engine failures - How To Prevent

      BMW Petrol Engine N43 Failures  Recently we have started to see engine problems / engine failures with BMW petrol engines - engine code N43. Failure can happen without prior warning and cause the engine to seize up, many repairs for this can run into the thousands with replacement engines needed. What is causing the failures?   Read More...

  • Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent BMW and Mini Servicing

    BMW and Mini Servicing for Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent. BM Automotive Solutions is a BMW and Mini specialists located just off the M6 junction 12. This puts us as little as 20 minutes away from the Stoke-on-Trent area when using the M6 motorway We can offer while you wait servicing and diagnostic checks, providing refreshments and free Wi-Fi  Directions when traveling southbound on the M6 Exit the M6 at junction 12 (signposted A5) Take first exit off slip road Continue 400m down A5.   Read More...

  • Engine oil, using the right stuff!

    Unfortunately over the lifetime of a car it can sometimes end up at a "non specialist garage" and get filled with the wrong grade of engine oil, and occasionally servicing can go over the recommended mileage or worse still get missed all together.  Read More...