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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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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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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 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 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

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