Monthly Archives: February 2017

THE TOP BMW REPAIRS and PROBLEMS

THE TOP BMW REPAIRS and PROBLEMS

At Auto Works of Brandon, we see a wide range of issues come through our doors. And while BMW is a very reliable brand of car to own, like with any machine, problems do crop up. We wanted to take a look at some of the top service issues that BWM vehicles tend to have: Electronic Problems. By far, this is one of the most common issues we see with BMWs coming through our doors. As cars have gotten more complex, with more electronic components, there are more opportunities for them to break down. And as anyone who has fiddled with a computer can tell you — even when you do everything right, sometimes things still go wrong. Most of the time, these types of problems are relatively easy to service and repair. Many times, an upgrade to the onboard systems will resolve issues, or swapping out a single part will fix the problem. Window Problems. While it doesn’t hold true ... read more

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THE TOP MERCEDES REPAIRS and PROBLEMS

THE TOP MERCEDES REPAIRS and PROBLEMS

Mercedes has a reputation for making some of the most reliable cars on the market today. But that doesn’t mean that nothing will ever go wrong. We wanted to take a look at some of the top problems that Mercedes owners might face with their vehicles — all problems that Auto Works of Brandon can help with! Engine wiring. For those living in hot climates — like Florida — the engine wiring harness can be at risk. Heat can cause the insulation to crack, putting the entire engine at risk. This is one of those issues that you’ll want to have someone check on an annual maintenance basis, just to ensure it is all working as intended. Oil leaks. Any Mercedes built after 1995 has an electronic transmission, and that, in turn, may be prone to graphite buildup from the clutches due to an oil leak. This is another problem that, if caught early, is fairly easy to fix, so you ... read more

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