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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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The Importance of Preventive Car Maintenance

The Importance of Preventive Car Maintenance

Taking care of your vehicle means regularly making check-up appointments with a professional automotive shop. Even if you think nothing is wrong or don’t hear a problem with your vehicle it’s still best to take it in to check. Some major issues will go unnoticed or unheard until it’s too late. Preventative car maintenance helps avoid those major issues and save money. It’s the best thing you can do for your car! Once you purchase your car the financial responsibility doesn’t end, even if you have fully paid off your car. You will need to put gas in the tank, insurance, and maintenance. By using preventative car maintenance you can improve the likelihood that you can avoid the expense and time of trying to fix big issues. Preventative car maintenance is simply taking care of the basic car needs like filling up fluids, rotating tires, and oil changes. It will also make your car more reliable and last much longer.  There is some preventative car mainte ... read more

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Top Valentine Gifts for a Car Enthusiast

Top Valentine Gifts for a Car Enthusiast

  Well, if you don’t happen to have around $150K needed to buy your sweetheart the 2019 BMW i8 for Valentine’s Day this year, then we suggest a few other options:A used one for $75K. Well why not? Okay. Okay. We’ll suggest a few other, less expensive options:Top Gear is a win if your sweetie is into fast-paced auto action that sometimes ends in broken bones but is always fun. And not broken bones for them, but for they guys trying to pull the stunts in the show! See… that’s really a win-win. If you’re going for more practical, then check out these ... read more

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