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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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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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What German Car Maintenance Is Important for Wintertime?

What German Car Maintenance Is Important for Wintertime?

The auto mechanics at Bimmer Rescue are your premier pick 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 when they need information on preparing German cars for winter. Winter can take its toll on your vehicle so our team wants to make sure how to prepare your car. First, it's best to swap out the all-season tires for winter tires. If you live in a region where the temperature drops below 45 degrees, winter tires will be helpful because they give you better traction when stopping and turning on pavement that is cold. It's also smart to check tire pressure weekly because driving with tires that are underinflated can make them wear down and have less traction on slippery surfaces. Also, consider keeping your tank at least half full at all times in case you get stuck in the snow and are waiting for assistance. During the colder months, it's also suggested to ad ... 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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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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