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BMW i3 Service and Maintenance

The BMW i3 has reached an age where it is an opportunity for European specialists. The i3 is an electric vehicle with an optional range-extending gasoline engine. The first model year was 2014, and the last year was 2021. More than 45,000 were sold in the US. The uni-body of the i3 is made from

VIDEO: TPMS Sensor Case Study

Learn how to resolve a customer’s TPMS sensor signal problem. This video is sponsored by Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper.

VIDEO: Five Ways To Sell Preventive Maintenance

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. This video is sponsored by the MyPlace4Parts Studio.

Maintenance Matters: What Winter Can Do To Battery Life

Being proactive about taking care of your customers with dying or dead batteries is essential this time of year.

Maintenance Matters: Visibility Is The Top Safety Concern

It doesn’t matter how much emphasis you put on the condition of a vehicle’s components – if the driver can’t see what’s in front of him or her, safety will absolutely be compromised.

Winter Service: Can You Forecast A Flurry Of Sales?

As the days grow shorter and the air gets cooler in much of the United States, many drivers will continue to put off vehicle maintenance.

On The Brink Of Vehicle Breakdown Season: You Play A Key Role In Keeping Customers Safe And Happy

Just knowing that the average age of vehicles on the road is 11.6 years should be music to your ears. After all, older vehicles rack up more miles, and with that comes more wear and tear. Add to that new AAA roadside research that reveals vehicles that are 10-plus years old are twice as likely to end up stranded on the side of the road compared to newer vehicles, and you’ve got the perfect storm brewing for service opportunities with the upcoming summer road-trip season, says Mary DellaValle, editor of ImportCar magazine.

The Importance Of Personal Preventive Maintenance

After decades of being behind the service counter, as well as under the hood, I do get a bit frustrated that people won’t do any preventive maintenance, or neglect to tell me about an intermittent problem they’ve had forever because they feel it has nothing to do with the problem for which they brought their vehicle into the shop.