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BMW Oil Leaks - A Common Problem

BMW Oil Leaks - A Common Problem

Tweet BMW oil leaks from the engine area are a common problem that we see at DJ Foreign Auto Care. Since fluids in your BMW do not get used up or go anywhere (with the exception of gasoline and windshield washer fluid) if you notice that any are low, it is likely that there is a leak somewhere. If you notice your oil level is low when you check the oil, it is important to have a reputable BMW repair shop check for leaks right away. If all oil is lost, damage to the BMW engine will extensive and a new engine may even be needed. According to Autohausaz, engine oil is a "...honey or dark-colored, greasy fluid". Symptoms of leaking oil are a burning smell and/or signs of drips or wet spots under the engine or vehicle. Valve cover gasket leaks are a common BMW oil leak. Valve covers are located at the top of the engine and protect the ro ... read more

Tire Pressure - How Often Do You Check It?

Tire Pressure - How Often Do You Check It?

Tweet You should check your Tire Pressure at least monthly, according to manufacturers. Having correct Tire Pressure gives you better fuel efficiency, and also maintains vehicle safety and stability. Tires complete the essential link between your vehicle's suspension and the road, and having under-inflated or over-inflated tires can compromise your car's stability, as well as its ability to corner and brake effectively. If Tire Pressure is too high, less of the tire is touching the road. So instead of gripping the road, your tires will be bouncing off the road, leading to uneven tire wear, a bumpy ride, poor traction and longer stopping distances. If Tire Pressure is too low, too much of the tire surface is touching the road. When this happens, tires wear out quickly, tread separation and overheating c ... read more

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TPMS

European Engine Oil Best for European Engines

European Engine Oil Best for European Engines

Tweet Many European import car engines are damaged when North American engine oil is used instead of the European Engine Oil recommended by the manufacturers. European car makers insist on very specific types of motor oils to be used, motor oils that follow European specifications which are different from the specifications in North America. From ultimatesyntheticoil.com: From techmax.ca: To find out more about what type of oil to use for your vehicle, take a look at your owner's manual, which will specify what kind of oil should be used or you can look at the manufacture's web site. At DJ Foreign Auto Care, we follow the manufacturers' specifications for the acceptable type of European Engine Oil for you ... read more

BMW Recall 2014: 156,000 Vehicles Recalled

BMW Recall 2014: 156,000 Vehicles Recalled

Tweet BMW recall 2014 : BMW announced recently that they are recalling 156,137 U.S. vehicles due to a problem with the variable camshaft timing, or VANOS, which could reduce engine power and possibly cause further damage, if not repaired. From www.nytimes.com The following is a list of the vehicles covered by the recall: 2010-2012 BMW 1 Series 2010-2012 BMW 3 Series 2010-2012 BMW 5 Series 2010-2012 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo 2012 BMW 6 Series 2010-2012 BMW X3 crossover 2010-2012 BMW X5 crossover 2010-2012 BMW X6 crossover 2010-2012 BMW Z4 sports car If you need help determining whether your vehicle qualifies for the BMW recall 2014, contact us at DJ Foreign Auto Care: 612-588-3305. We can provide your vehicle's VIN number to BMW to verify whether your vehicle is eligible and coordinate any ne ... read more

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Vehicle Recalls

European and Import Auto Repair-DJ Foreign Auto Care 6 Yr. Anniversary

European and Import Auto Repair-DJ Foreign Auto Care 6 Yr. Anniversary

Tweet Bringing you the best in European and Import Auto Repair since April 1, 2008, DJ Foreign Auto Care is 6 years old today! We've come a long way since owner Darwin Sinche built the business from the ground up, starting at our old location on the edge of North Minneapolis. Prior to opening, the parking lot was unpaved and full of mostly junker taxis, inside the shop there was garbage and debris about four feet high in the main area of the shop and six feet high in the office. DJ Foreign Auto Care staff used a lot of elbow grease to make this location into a workable, clean and safe space! We even asked a Catholic priest to bless the shop to get rid of any bad juju. While we started out initially as more of a general auto repair shop, Darwin has always had a passion for fixing foreign cars and his goal was to eventually specialize primarily in European and import auto repair and maintenance. Some of the first ... read more

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Volvo

Autologic NCTS 2014 - DJ Foreign Auto Care

Autologic NCTS 2014 - DJ Foreign Auto Care

TweetAutologic Diagnostics, in partnership with WORLDPAC Training Institute, recently held their Autologic NCTS 2014 training (National Conference and Tech Sessions), including technical training classes for BMW, MINI, Mercedes-Benz, Land Rover, Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, Jaguar & Volvo. As service technology is constantly evolving, sending our technicians to training is essential for providing top-notch European auto repair and maintenance to our customers. Our technician attended classes such as: 2013 Range Rover 4: Intro & Overview L405; Range Rover, RR Sport & LR4: Drivetrain and chassis 2010-2012; Jaguar: 200-2010 XJ, XK, S-Type - Common Faults and Diagnosis; MINI Servicing Tips & Tricks; MINI - R50 & R56: Engine Management Systems & Driveability. Using dealer-level diagnostic tools and software from Autologic, you can trust the technicians at ... read more

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Volvo