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Common Repairs for the 2011-2019 BMW 3 SeriesMay 31st 2023

BMW 3 Series repair in Tucson, AZThe sixth generation BMW 3 Series (F30/F31/F34) is a popular model among car enthusiasts and consumers. It was produced from 2011 to 2019. The sporty driving dynamics, luxury features and decent fuel economy make it a favorite choice in the compact segment.

The 6th generation BMW 3 Series (F30/F31/F34) is a popular model that has been known to have some common repair problems. Here are a few: Read More »

Generations of the BMW 3-SeriesMay 10th 2023

BMW 3 Series repair in Tucson, AZThe BMW 3 Series is a popular compact executive car that has been in production since 1975. Over the years, there have been several generations of the 3 Series, each with their own unique features and design elements. Here are some of the notable differences between the BMW 3 Series generations: Read More »

BMW 3 Series Common Repair IssuesJuly 30th 2022

BMW repair is one of our specialties at Perfection Auto Works.  We see a lot of BMW’s so it is almost second nature when it comes to diagnosing the problems that can crop up with the various models.  Today we will focus on the BMW 3 Series. Read More »

BMW Inspection IJuly 20th 2022

BMW Service Inspections

You may be driving less in 2020 but your BMW still needs proper maintenance to stay in top condition. BMW has set regular service intervals for their vehicles. The range from a basic oil, lube and filter check to what they refer to as Inspection I and Inspection II. In this page we will talk about what is involved with the BMW Inspection I service.

Your car’s dashboard computer will notify you when it’s time for service. This is what an Inspection I covers and points out the areas where maintenance or repair are needed for your BMW.


Change engine oil and Oil Filter, check engine at is at normal operation temperature.
Check transmission for leaks.
Check rear axle for leaks.
Visually check fuel tank, lines, and connections for leaks.
Check condition, position, and mounting of exhaust system. Examine for leaks.
Check power steering system for leaks.
Check overall thickness of front and rear disc brake pads.
Examine brake disc surfaces.
Clean brake pad contact points in calipers.
Grease wheel center hubs.
Check steering for absence of play, condition of suspension track rods, front axle joints, steering linkage, and joint disc.
Check front control arm bushing for wear.
Check brake and clutch system connectors and lines for leaks, damage, and incorrect positioning.
Check for free movement of the parking brake cables. Adjust parking brake if necessary.
Check all tire pressures (including spare). Correct if necessary.
Check condition of tires (outer surfaces (left/right)), tread wear and pattern; In case of uneven tread wear readjust wheel alignment if required.

Engine Compartment

Read out diagnostic system with BMW scanners.
Check engine cooling system/heater hose connections for leaks.
Check coolant level and antifreeze protection level; add coolant if necessary.
Check level of brake and clutch fluid in reservoir; add fluid if required.
Check windshield washer fluid level and antifreeze protection. Fill up and/or correct if necessary.
Check air conditioner for operation.
Reset Service Indicator.

Body/Electrical Equipment

Check battery electrolyte level and add distilled water if required.
Perform batter load test.
Check lighting system, i.e. headlights, foglights, parking, backup, license plate, interior (including map reading lights), glove box, flashlight, illuminated makeup mirrors, luggage compartment lights.
Check instrument panel and dashboard illumination.
Check all warning/indicator lights, check control.
Check turn signals, hazard warning flashers, brake lights, horns, headlight dimmer/flasher switch.
Check wiper and washer system(s); wiper blades, washer jet positions.
Check condition and function of safety belts.
Oil hood, trunk/tailgate, and door hinges.
Grease hood, trunk/tailgate and door latches. Check operation of all latches.
Check central locking/double lock.
Replace microfilter or Acc. Cabin Filter.
Check heater/air conditioner blower, rear window defogger.
Check rear view mirrors
Visually examine the SRS airbag units for torn cover, obvious damage or attachment of decals, decorations, or accessories.

Final Inspection

Road test with check of brakes, suspension, steering, clutch/manual transmission or automatic transmission

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