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Women’s Car Care Clinic and Career Fair Highlights

If you live near or around Richmond, Short Pump, the West End, and the Fan District and are interested in attending a Women’s Car Care Clinic and Career Fair, come to Bimmer Rescue. We know that men AND women have the capacity to be expert auto mechanics and should have the opportunity to have a career in auto repair. We invite you to request a class and we can all play our part in making our community a little better. Whether it's STEM classes, technology workshops, or a car care clinic, Bimmer Rescue is ready, willing and able to play our role. Patrick McHugh is the owner of Bimmer Rescue and his daughter, Ainsley, has an interest in classic cars and other aspects of auto mechanic work. We offer Women's Car Clinics at Bimmer Rescue because he wants everyone's daughter, wife, and mother to have the same access to the auto repair world as his own daughter. At Bimmer Rescue, we are always going that extra step to improve aspects of the automotive industry. Not only ar ... read more

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Why Are Loaner Cars Important?

Why Are Loaner Cars Important?

If you live near or around Richmond, Short Pump, The West End, and the Fan District and need an auto repair shop that provides luxury loaner cars, pick Bimmer Rescue. While our expert auto mechanics are working on your vehicle, we want you to get on with your day in a vehicle that you feel comfortable in. Clients don’t need to schedule a time for a loaner car because you can’t always predict when your automobile needs immediate auto repair.   The team at Bimmer Rescue knows that your time is valuable and your life shouldn't have to come to a halt just because your car did. We ’re happy to provide loaner cars because we understand that your day can be filled with a never-ending whirlwind of needing to get from one place to another. While our auto mechanic s perform accurate and thorough auto repairs on your vehicle, feel free to stay in motion in one of our high-end loaner cars. We always like to go that extra mile as our customers mean the world to us. &nb ... read more

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Why We Don’t Allow Customer-Supplied Parts

Why We Don’t Allow Customer-Supplied Parts

Car owners from Richmond, Short Pump, The West End, and The Fan District have come to trust that they’ll receive quality and reliable auto repair from the auto mechanics at Bimmer Rescue. In a nutshell, here’s why it’s not cool for customers to bring in their own parts. It’s like going to the grocery store and purchasing a delicious, uncooked t-bone steak. Then, you go down the street to Outback Steakhouse and tell the server you want the chef to cook it for you medium-rare. You’d be kicked out of Outback Steakhouse, wouldn’t you? Well, the same goes here at Bimmer Rescue. Liability: The auto mechanics at Bimmer Rescue don’t know the quality of the supplies that you would bring in. We are certain that all the parts that we use are in pristine condition and the best in the auto industry. We want to guarantee quality and by allowing us to use our supplies makes our job easier and more efficient. Insurance: Every business has risks and that&rsquo ... read more

Why We Don’t Give Phone Estimates

Why We Don’t Give Phone Estimates

At Bimmer Rescue it is our policy to not give out quotes over the phone.  When a shop tells you a price without a physical evaluation of the vehicle, they may be trying to please you but they're really not helping you.  Cars are complicated these days, even a simple part is often part of a complex system and it is IMPOSSIBLE to know exactly what needs without a physical evaluation.  If a shop gives you a phone quote they are just telling you what you want to hear, it's very likely that they will find it needs more $$$ after they get it all apart.  The shop will either have to charge you more, eat the cost, or even worse they'll try and cut a corner to make it work without charging you or eating the cost.  Neither option is fair or honest, that's why we always demand a physical evaluation of the vehicle.  If the reason you don't want to drop it off is that you're not sure you trust us just yet we can understand th ... read more

Are Aftermarket Warranties Worth It?

Are Aftermarket Warranties Worth It?

When you visit us for an auto repair, the team of auto mechanics at Bimmer Rescue is happy to discuss aftermarket warranty options with you. We’ve assisted customers from Richmond, Short Pump, The West End, The Fan District, and surrounding regions in assessing whether an aftermarket warranty would be beneficial for their cars and lifestyles. We have so many loyal and long-term clients because not only does Bimmer Rescue offer incredible auto repair, but we also provide above and beyond customer service. The team at Bimmer Rescue recommends that you pick a warranty that covers modern labor rates and parts generally expensive to fix, especially oil leaks and gaskets. If a warranty that you’re considering offers a Bronze, Silver, or Gold option, we highly suggest that you go for the Gold. If you need help reading the fine print, come sit down with us at Bimmer Rescue, and we’ll be your advocate with warranty companies. Customers choose to stay with us for years because ... read more

What Does a “Service Engine Soon” Light Mean in a European Vehicle?

What Does a “Service Engine Soon” Light Mean in a European Vehicle?

Whenever their European Vehicles need service, car owners trust our team of auto mechanics at Bimmer Rescue to handle everything. As the go-to auto repair shop throughout Richmond, Short Pump, the West End, and the Fan District, we provide honest and reliable service. If you own a European vehicle, particularly a BMW or MINI, you most likely have seen that “Service Engine Soon” or “Check Engine” light appear on your dashboard. You may have wondered exactly what that light means. Keep reading, and we will break it down for you.   Your car is a complex machine, built to be both dependable and innovative, and our team of auto mechanics is well-versed in the ins and outs of your beloved vehicle. If your Service Engine Soon light has appeared on your dashboard, don’t ignore it. This light is a warning telling you that something’s not quite right. It does not mean your engine is imminent danger of exploding, but you should call us as soon as you se ... read more

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