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Why Is Having Factory Scan Equipment Important?

Why Is Having Factory Scan Equipment Important?

The auto mechanics at ​Bimmer Rescue are trusted for expert auto repair for BMW, MINI, and Audi vehicles. We are the reliable source for drivers throughout Richmond, Short Pump, The West End, and The Fan District. Our skilled team is proud to have access to the most current factory scan equipment in the always changing auto industry. Why is having factory scan equipment essential? Vehicle complexity has exploded in the last 10 years. Cars are essentially giant computer systems these days and require advanced factory-level digital equipment to do scanning to make sure all the components of your vehicle are being inspected accurately and thoroughly. We want to make sure you are operating a well-maintained automobile that will keep you, your passengers, and other drivers on the road safe. Coming to Bimmer Rescue for auto repair is like dropping your car at a friend’s house. You’ll even hear jazz playing in our state-of-the-art facilities! Patrick McHugh, the owner, also driv ... read more

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Why Are Digital Inspections So Important?

Why Are Digital Inspections So Important?

      A car inspection is critical for all vehicles if you really want to know if all systems are running optimally. Having regular inspections is key to your safety, the safety of your passengers, and the safety of others on the road. In addition, regular inspections are required by state law. Join our clients from Richmond, Short Pump, The West End, and The Fan District, and choose the auto mechanic team at Bimmer Rescue for state-of-the-art digital inspections and other auto repair services.   Don't jeopardize your security and avoid steep auto repair cars down the line and stay on top of inspections. The good news is that the team of auto mechanics at Bimmer Rescue have access to the most advanced digital inspections available and can inspect your vehicle quickly and accurately. Some key components that are initially tested to make sure your vehicle is functioning optimally include tires, horn, motor, brakes, airbags, wipers, and lights.   Bimmer ... read more

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What German Car Maintenance Is Important for Summertime?

What German Car Maintenance Is Important for Summertime?

    With summer approaching, it’s time to get your German vehicle ready for the hotter season. Join clients from Richmond, Short Pump, The West End, and The Fan District who choose the auto mechanics at Bimmer Rescue for auto repair services. Just because the frigid temperatures have disappeared, it doesn’t mean your car’s prepared for the elements. Extreme heat can be just as damaging as the harsh cold. Luckily, with a bit of preparation, you can be sure your vehicle is running smoothly and safely all summer. Here are some helpful auto repair tips from the team at Bimmer rescue to prepare you and your car for the warmer days and nights.   Check your oil: Oil keeps your engine lubricated, which lessens friction and heat buildup under your hood. Your engine is more likely to overheat in the summer, so it's going to be in need of lubrication. It's best to get an oil change every 5,000 miles or so. While you're at it, check all your fluids t ... read more

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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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We Don’t Do Oil Changes -- But We Do Offer Oil Service

We Don’t Do Oil Changes -- But We Do Offer Oil Service

What makes the oil service at Bimmer Rescue more than “just an oil change”? Our highly-skilled auto mechanics proudly offer oil service that includes an in-depth vehicle inspection, plus a multi-point oil change service for your BMW, MINI, VW, or Audi vehicles. This is important because there is so much more to a car than just the oil. We believe that you have the right to know everything that your car needs to keep it safe. We feel it’s our job to give you the guidance you need to make that happen. Clients from Richmond, Short Pump, The West End, and The Fan District have come to trust that Bimmer Rescue offers the most reliable auto repair in the region. Customers stay with us for the long haul because we prove time and time again that our services are second to none. Once you enter our state-of-art facilities, you’ll see why we continue to earn rave reviews.   When you come to Bimmer Rescue for oil service, our inspection will end up saving you money o ... read more

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Make Your Mother Proud! Give Your Car 6-month Checkups.

Make Your Mother Proud! Give Your Car 6-month Checkups.

In a sense, the team of auto mechanics at Bimmer Rescue wants to play the part of a protective mother when it comes to auto repair. Clients come to us from Richmond, Short Pump, The West End, The Fan District, and other surrounding communities because they’ve come to trust that we offer integrity, honesty, and guidance when they visit the Bimmer Rescue Facility. Our clients mean the world to us and truly feel like family. That’s why we are committed to offering top-notch services to make them feel secure on the roads. Make your mother proud and stay on top of preventive maintenance! Here’s a story that illustrates what we mean from Rosalie M., who is a long-term client of ours: “These guys are the real deal. If your car has a problem (or two), they do their best to give you options (i.e., you should fix this now, but you can wait on this other issue). I'm probably their best customer this year... with a Mini S with 90,000 miles that decided to have all of i ... read more

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How to Find a Good Repair Shop

How to Find a Good Repair Shop

Sometimes some of our clients from Richmond, Short Pump, The West End, and The Fan District move out of state. The auto mechanics at Bimmer Rescue are happy to assist you in looking for auto repair shops in other areas that can match our same level of excellence. The team at Bimmer Rescue is always sad to see a customer leave. However, we understand that life happens and we want you to continue to have a seamless auto repair experience. Here are a few things that the team of auto mechanics at Bimmer Rescue recommend looking for in an auto repair shop: REPUTATION: If referrals from friends and family are not available, search Google and Yelp reviews. Take negative reviews with a grain of salt and make note of how a shop responds to a tense situation.  Do they make it right? PHYSICAL EVALUATION: Even if you go to an auto repair shop for minor repairs, a top-notch shop will always include a physical evaluation of your vehicle to prevent future ma ... read more

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

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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