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Cleaning the Interior of Your Car

Cleaning the Interior of Your Car

As we head into fall, there’s nothing nicer than having a clean car to enjoy along with the change of season. We put a lot into making our cars look nice, from washing and waxing, to deep cleaning our interiors. It can be really difficult to keep the insides of our cars clean, but here are a few ideas that should help you make it last. Muffin tin liners are great for muffins and cupcakes, but did you know that they are also great for helping you keep your cup holders clean? They can catch most of the debris that mysteriously (and not so mysteriously!) ends up creating a mess. Not only that, but they are also super easy to change out and are not costly. Fall weather brings more rain. One way to help keep your windshield wipers streak free is to quickly douse them with rubbing alcohol. This will greatly help to keep your windshield clear and easy to see through because it will help your wipers effectively do their job. You’ll want to use some windex on the inside of your wi ... read more

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Enjoying the Great Outdoors in Richmond

Enjoying the Great Outdoors in Richmond

We live in a spectacular part of the world that has so much to offer. We are fortunate enough to be close to some incredible outdoor areas that host gardens, animals, and world-famous art collections. When you have a yearning for some culture out in the sun, here are three of our favorites:    Maymont Victorian Estate and Public Park One of the loveliest outdoor locations in Richmond, there’s truly something for everyone within this 100-acre treasure. There’s a reason so many couples have held their weddings here, but there’s also so much to see and do for everyone. You can tour the historic mansion-turned museum, explore the arboretum and formal gardens, and even spend time with animals at the native wildlife exhibits, the nature center, and the Children’s Farm.  The Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden  From lantern floating ceremonies to children’s garden to eve ... read more

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What to Do When Your Car Overheats

What to Do When Your Car Overheats

Even the most proactive vehicle owner can find themselves dealing with a car that’s overheated on these hot summer Richmond days. It’s true that if you stay on a regular preventive maintenance schedule, not only will you save yourself money in the long run, you’ll significantly decrease the chances of ending up broken down on the side of the road. Regardless, if it ever happens to you, make sure you know what to do to minimize the damage that’s already been done. The worst thing you can do is to keep driving it like nothing's wrong.  Your best bet is to pull over immediately. The more you drive after it overheats, the more extensive the damage. Even so, stay safe and pull over in a good location and turn off the engine. Don’t be in a hurry to open the hood. Wait until it’s completely cooled down. You may not be able to see that on your temperature gauge on the dash, so just don’t rush.  Pull out your Owner’s Manual if yo ... read more

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Playlist Suggestions for Your Summer Road Trip

Playlist Suggestions for Your Summer Road Trip

It’s time for a summer road trip! You’ve picked a destination, packed your new summer clothes, grabbed your favorite snacks, and you're ready for the road. The only thing left to do is make or download an awesome playlist to entertain you as you drive down the highway. If you listen on Spotify, Pandora, or Apple Music check out these playlists that will make your summer road trip even better! As a bonus, all of these music apps are free to download and have a premium paid option. For those Spotify lovers, the number one playlist you should download for your trip is called “Roadtrip Music 2019 📻 Summer Road Trip Playlist & Travel Music” and is full of a variety of music including the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Avicii, Calvin Harris and many more great artists. For those of you who enjoy the classics give &ldquo ... read more

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Why Are STEM Programs So Darned Important?

Why Are STEM Programs So Darned Important?

At Bimmer Rescue, we believe in supporting the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Programs in our local schools. Why? There are several reasons that are both practical and personal. In this blog article, we will address five reasons Bimmer Rescue happily supports and teaches at schools in Richmond, Virginia. 1. STEM is fun! We should know, because that’s what we do for a living here at Bimmer Rescue. Let’s face it. If STEM wasn’t fun, we wouldn’t have been attracted to the auto repair industry in the first place. STEM is fun! 2. STEM is good for business! As auto mechanics, we often apply the scientific method to problem-solving, study the latest in automotive technology, flex our engineering skills, and use mathematics to produce the final repair bill. There are few businesses in today’s world that don’t use some form of Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math. Even if you work a job that is not technical, chances are extr ... read more

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Five Fun & Inexpensive Day Trips For Families In Richmond

Five Fun & Inexpensive Day Trips For Families In Richmond

While there is plenty to do right here in Richmond, there are also lots of places that make for an easy getaway that is full of fun and inexpensive activities for the whole family. It makes for a simple and doable day trip especially for a car packed full of a big family. No matter what age or interests you will find something for everyone. Check out these five places to take your day trip that range from ordinary to extraordinary.  Maymont Richmond, VA The Maymont in Richmond is a classic, even if you have been before it’s still a great day trip for those who have younger children. There are over 100 acres of land and gardens that are guaranteed to take your breath away. On top of the views, there is a nature center that includes a petting zoo plus a children's farm and wildlife exhibit. As a bonus, you can explore the mansion. Maymont hosts fun events all year long so be sure to check out their calendar before your next visit.  Virginia Beach, VA It’s summ ... read more

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Spring is Here! How Do I Protect My Car From Pollen Damage?

 Spring is Here! How Do I Protect My Car From Pollen Damage?

Spring is here, yay! That also means allergy season is here and jam-packed with lots of pollen. Not only do you have problems caused by pollen, so does your car. You can take an allergy pill to solve the problem; unfortunately, your car can’t. Here are some tips and tricks to protect your vehicle from pollen damage.  Pollen is that yellow stuff that covers your car when Spring starts. It looks harmless. If you look at it under a microscope, you can see that it has little hooks that are used to latch on things. Pollen can latch onto your clothes, car, and hair. It is also very acidic meaning when it gets wet from rain; rain can also be acidic, the mixture will eat away the paint on your car.  Removing pollen isn’t as easy as you think, so here is what not to do. You might think that a simple wipe will solve the problem, while in fact, it will make it worse. Those microscopic hooks will still scratch the paint. Spraying it down with water doesn’t work either ... read more

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The Most Important Fluids Your Car Needs

The Most Important Fluids Your Car Needs

Just like humans, cars need fluids too. Without them, both of us die. Or at the minimum leave us with costly medical or auto repair bills. Humans can’t go without fluids for more than 3 or 4 days. If your car lost all of its fluids at the same time, you would simply be out of luck and out of a car. Finito!  Here are the top 8 fluids your vehicle needs to keep on keepin’ on! Gasoline: The most obvious of the 8. We take this one for granted because it’s a habit to fill up when our fuel light indicator tells us it’s time. Make sure you are using the best quality gasoline for your car and do your best to not let it get too low before every fill up. If for no other reason than you are more likely to run out!  Oil: Without it, your engine doesn’t will seize up, and you will very quickly find yourself broken down with a potentially huge auto repair bill in your hand. Darn it! This is a pretty easy fluid to stay on top of even if you go long periods ... read more

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Why Are Master Techs Important for German Automobiles?

Call us biased, but we think German-made automobiles are the BEST! Why? Call it a passion for German engineering, or the joy of a purring-yet-powerful engine. We love German cars here at Bimmer Rescue. But why are Master-level automotive technicians so important for German automobiles? Ah, Grasshopper, let us count the ways. German engineering is unique when compared to Asian or American engineering. German vehicles are more often built for performance over reliability. Specific skills, software, and precision tools are best for German automotive service and maintenance. Advanced engineering requires advanced mechanical training and problem-solving know-how. Troubleshooting a German-brand automobile isn’t always easy as a walk in the park. German cars have expensive parts, and Master mechanics are less likely to make costly repair mistakes involving OEM parts. German auto repair and service requires mechanical knowledge that is often so specific that our technicians are c ... read more

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Why Is Company Culture Important?

Why Is Company Culture Important?

  Bimmer Rescue is proud to have an incredibly healthy company culture. Our auto mechanics and service advisors are part of the reason clients from Richmond, Short Pump, The West End, and The Fan District continue to choose us as their leading auto repair center. A healthy corporate culture values each team member regardless of their role, which results in our crew working as a team to meet Bimmer Rescue's needs. Our healthy corporate culture improves the performance of our business in a few areas: Employee Retention Bimmer rescue values our team for their dedication to the company. Our auto mechanics and customer service advisors remain loyal because they have a positive attitude about their workplace, As a result, we retain team members who are valuable and keep our human resources costs to a minimum.   Reputation Bimmer Rescue's healthy corporate culture has earned us a wonderful reputation that has attracted high-quality people to work with us. In additi ... read more

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