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Welcome to Bimmerzone.com's Bimmer Care Section. This is your one stop source for tips and tricks on maintaining your car. Topics like general introduction, motor oil, BMW diagnostic flash codes, various troubleshooting items, waxing washing & detailing are discussed below. Most of the articles are not only for BMWs but also for all car makes as they share common grounds. Whether it is a BMW, Mercedes, Audi or even a Rolls Royce, we hope that this information* is helpful. If you do have any special tips and tricks or experience, please let us know, drop us a note. If it is suitable to be posted on this site, your great work will be posted on our site! We seriously appreciate your article submission.
Here, you can find a quick explanation on the differences between OE, OEM and aftermarket, a good article to look at to determind the parts you need.
A Simple and easy to follow guideline to replacing your BMWs Brake Disc/Rotor and Brake Pads.
Ever have a problem with your window not rolling up? Sometimes its as simple as a window switch going back, worst case it would be the window regulator or motor, so check your Window Swtich first!
Need to replace your spark plugs, check out some simple steps!
Simple Oil Change instructions and save your money!
Save a couple hundred dollars, change your own brake fluid every 2 years, check out some simple steps.
Cleaning your MAF sensor once in a while is a good thing to keep it in tip top condition, but do note that eventually, you do have to replace the MAF sensor as cleaning can only do so much.
Need to reset the I-drive messages after doing your maintenance service without going to the dealer? check out these easy steps and save some $$.
Better inspect your car! Prevention is better than cure, included in this article are the check list items that is performed by BMW when your BMW is in for regular scheduled maintenance.
Lean about what they mean and how important these indicators are.
Maintaining engine oil is one of the most important thing a home mechanic can do. Contains information on how to change your oil and important DO's and DONT's. A great write out on Synthetic Lubricant is also at your disposal.
The list of the basic chassis codes for all BMWs, also known as Ecodes.
A DIY on Cleaning Ellipsoid Lenses.
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Contains info on recommended lubricant fluids, the types, capacities and also torque specifications you need to maintain your BMW.
Understand the flashing codes and get your problems fixed ASAP. Contains instructions and the meaning of the diagnostic codes.
Understand what your VIN number means! A fun little VIN deciphering table.
Tire types and tire pressure are key factors for safety and also longevity of the tires. Learn how to have longer lasting tires and stay safe always.
After all, we need to show of our cars right? Use the best stuff and make your neighbors be jealous of your car! Check out the great tips here.
Your engine breathes, do not choke it! Simple maintenance tips you will need.
Most people ignore it, until it is too late! Has several pointers on what to look out for and recommendations on when to change the transmission fluid.
Basic symptoms and solutions.
Basic symptoms and solutions.
Quick, easy and cheap fix to this problem.
Great detailing tip that helps keep the headlight sparkling clean.
Don't like those ugly side skirts and not willing to pay much? Here is a tip!
Skip the dealer, DO-It-Yourself.