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What to Expect When You Bring Your Vehicle To Bimmer Rescue

What to Expect When You Bring Your Vehicle To Bimmer Rescue

The COVID era has created a lot of change in the auto repair industry, that is for sure. However, many positives have emerged from the pandemic. That is why we want to share what you can expect when you bring your vehicle to Bimmer Rescue in 2020 and beyond. We take health and safety very seriously. We follow the CDC and local health authorities' recommendations closely so our auto repair team can continue to provide top-notch German auto repair for the Richmond region. As a result of our extra attention to cleanliness, health, and safety, some of the positives we've seen include: More demand for our popular concierge pickup and dropoff system.  Continued wiping of steering wheels and keys with disinfecting wipes. Regular and thorough cleaning of our facility, desktops, and workstations. Increased use of our after-hours pickup and dropoff system, using the lockboxes located to the right of our front door. Ongoing community involvement ... read more

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What it Means to Have a Master Technician Working on YOUR Car

Your automobile can serve as more than just transportation. It can be a trusty friend, a safe space, and a second partner on the job. You depend on it, and it depends on you for upkeep. You naturally want to do your utmost to maintain it as best you can, and within your given budget; maintaining your car helps you maintain many other aspects of your life, after all. You give yourself the best care that you can afford, and your car needs that, too. That’s why we hope you’ll bring your European automobile to Bimmer Rescue. Putting your car in the care of a Master Technician isn’t just reassuring, it’s an investment in the long-term life of the car. What’s a Master Technician? The Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) program offers eight separate qualifications for car mechanics, which covers different aspects, such as Electrical Systems, Engine Performance, Heating and Air Conditioning, etc. A Master Technician is an automotive service professional who has ... read more

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What is Automotive Endurance Racing?

Have you heard of Automotive Endurance Racing? Here at Bimmer Rescue, it’s our passion. Many people also call it LeMons Racing, and it’s a lot of fun. Automotive Endurance Racing is when you take an old beater car and you race it for 24 hours. Automotive Endurance Racing is a lot more affordable than traditional car racing and we’d like to think it’s a lot of fun. They’re lemons, after all. Here’s a video that explains the sport: But why are the folks at Bimmer Rescue so passionate about Automotive Endurance Racing? For one, it allows our gearhead crew to have fun modifying our old-model BMWs. For another, its a team effort where we all get together and take turns racing the cars. It’s an amateur sport, but we absolutely love it! Now that you know what Automotive Endurance Racing is, here are three reasons why YOU can benefit from Bimmer Rescue’s passion:  It gives our crew the opportunity to dive more deeply into automotive tech ... read more

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The History of the MINI

Before we begin discussing the history of the Mini Cooper -- which is a long, storied history -- we want you to know that Bimmer Rescue specializes in working on newer MINIs. As much as we adore the look and feel of the classics, we are not the old car shop. We’re the shop you come to when your newer car runs out of warranty. We love working on modern, cutting edge cars, and our sweet spot is when we service and repair MINIs, BMWs, and Audis that are between three to 12 years of age. Okay, now onto our regularly scheduled blog… At Bimmer Rescue, we absolutely love the Mini Coopers! They’re fun. They look really cool. They’re the adult-sized go-kart. They reflect the individualized personalities of their owners. They are terrific cars and can last a long time when you consistently service them. But the reason we love them so much is because of their origin story. We admit, we were going to write a long essay recounting the milestones (pun intended) that MINI ... read more

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Why Drive an Audi?

Driving an Audi is a luxury experience like no other. The precision sports car meets modern design, providing a luxurious experience like no other. With a history of being at the forefront of four-wheel racing, this car is a high-performance machine ideal for a deluxe commuter to and from work. Why drive an Audi, you ask? Well, it is one of the few cars that offer both performance, style, and comfort that makes you want to let loose and laugh for no reason as the wind whips through your hair, and you are out on the highway heading to who-knows-where. Audi's are known to be fuel-efficient, so if you are into driving a performance machine that is a fuel sipper, an Audi is for you! These cars are lightweight by design, come equipped with the latest in cutting-edge technology, and are quite reliable. Audi drivers love their vehicles. The reliability of an Audi's precision engineering and dependability offers you options from taking it to the track for a race, or drive it on the hi ... read more

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The Value of a Vehicle Health Check

The Value of a Vehicle Health Check

When it comes to knowing the health of your car, a VHC or Vehicle Health Check is just what you might want to have performed. This visual inspection can put your mind at ease, whether your car is safe to drive or in need of serious work. These simple visual inspections performed by a professional who follows a checklist use a traffic light system. This means that you will have a checklist with Green, Amber, and Red items. Green means you are good to go, Amber means there is recommended work to be performed, and Red means that your vehicle needs urgent attention. Every time you have a VHC performed, no actual work is performed without your permission, and nothing on your car is disassembled.  It is standard for Brakes, tires, lights, fluid levels, exhaust, steering, suspension, and electrical items on your car to be inspected. This all comes delivered in a checkpoint report. If anything comes back in yellow or red, your service writer will explain what the mechanic found and what ... read more

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The History of BMW

The History of BMW

Who knew that the BMW company originally started as an airplane engine company? This past 100 years has seen the BMW through the struggles of war and now stability, as refined, and quality German designed luxury vehicles grace the market. Three companies merged to become BMW; they were Rapp Motorenwerke, Bayerische Flugzeugwerke, and Fahrzeugfabrik Eisenach. These three companies came together to build and refine engines and later create luxury cars of the finest of German engineering. In 1917, the first BMW logo was created in honor of Karl Rapp’s original logo. Many believe that the colors alternating in a circle represent an airplane propeller spinning. Although the BMW logo has gone through subtle changes over the years, it has always retained its basic form. In 1922 the BMW company moved its headquarters to Munich. Today the headquarter and primary plant employ over 9,000 people and make over 200,000 cars a year. In 1923 BMW produced its first motorcycle called the R32. T ... read more

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Show Your BMW Some Love

Show Your BMW Some Love

When it comes to your BMW, we already know just how much you love your car. A BMW is special; not like other vehicles. It moves in ways that make running errands fun. You no longer want to send your spouse to the market for that unforgotten item off of the grocery list. You now seek out roads with twists and turns galore. A vacation no longer has to include a plane ride and in fact. This time of year gives you an opportunity to show your love to your special person, but it’s also a time to show your love for your BMW.  You don’t have to spend a lot of money to make your BMW feel loved. Start with a good vacuuming. Throw away all the built up trash such as receipts or empty snack bags. Wipe down the dash and steering wheel. Use a window cleaner on the inside windows. Install a trash bin or bag to help you keep down the clutter. Buy an organizational item or two to help keep things nice and tidy.  If you do want to spend a little bit of money to show your love, pr ... read more

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How Has BMW Earned a Cult Following?

How Has BMW Earned a Cult Following?

When it comes to BMWs, owners and drivers of them tend to be incredibly passionate about their beloved vehicles. If you’ve never driven one, you might not understand why. If you know the difference between Bimmer and Beamer, you probably already a part of the cult. You probably also know that BMW started off with motorcycles. The BMW experience is exactly that: a true experience of style and performance every time you slide behind the wheel.  Reasons for iconic and cult status include, but are not limited to:    Driving a BMW is fun even if it’s just to the store. While the open road is cool, any road is fun for the BMW driver.  Turns, curves, corners, oh my! They are all fun and easy to handle when driving your BMW. There’s a reason you still see so many older models on the roads. If you take care of them, they will take care of you. BMWs are well built and made to last, as long as you keep up with the maintenance.  Every road is a good ... read more

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Best Holiday Displays in and around Richmond

It’s that time of year when the whole world seems to light up and Richmond is no exception. In fact, we have some of the most magnificent light displays anywhere to be found. Through the hustle and bustle of the season, the entire auto repair team at Bimmer Rescue hopes you make the time to enjoy the holidays. Christmas displays and holiday lighting can make everything seem truly magical, so that’s why we’ve compiled this list to help you get out there and enjoy the beauty that only this time of year affords:  https://richmondmom.com/2017/12/14/best-places-see-holiday-lights-richmond/ https://www.richmond.com/holiday/tacky-lights/richmond/ https://www.virginia.org/holidaylights http://www.illuminatelightshow.com/ https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/virginia/best-light-displays-va/ https://www.eventbrite.com/d/va--richmond/christmas-show/ Bimmer Rescue would love to hear from you if we’ve missed something good. There’s always room to add to the list ... read more

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