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Why Is My Porsche’s Exhaust Smoking?

Why Is My Porsche’s Exhaust Smoking?

  A small amount of smoke coming from the exhaust is normal, but when the amount of smoke increases or the colors change, it’s time to think twice about your Porsche’s exhaust and service needs. Other indicators that you might initially notice is slow evaporation...

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What Does Your BMW’s Cabin Filter Do?

What Does Your BMW’s Cabin Filter Do?

With so many aspects of your car to think about, the cabin filter is often forgotten. But, when an expert BMW service mechanic lets you know that you’re in need of a cabin filter change, it’s good to know exactly what this piece of your car does. Here’s what you need...

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What Makes a BMW “High Performance”?

What Makes a BMW “High Performance”?

For many BMW owners, high performance is high on the priority list. In fact, BMW has been a consistent leader in the market of high-performance cars and has offered many options that excite the high-performance car enthusiast. But for many others, the idea of high...

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Is a Pre-Purchase Inspection Necessary?

Is a Pre-Purchase Inspection Necessary?

If you’ve purchased a few cars in your lifetime or you know someone that has, you’ve likely been witness to the unfortunate car buying phenomenon: purchasing a lemon. A lemon is the term that refers to a vehicle that turns out to have several manufacturing defects...

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BMW Service Over The Years

BMW Service Over The Years

When I bought my first BMW, it was a 1988 535i. The maintenance schedule was straightforward but regimented. It was in appx 7k increments (based on fuel economy) The first service was an "oil service," and then the next service was an Inspection service. BMW figured...

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How Does a Dyno Test Work?

How Does a Dyno Test Work?

When you purchased your European vehicle, it’s likely that horsepower was a factor in your decision. Not only do you want to get from A to B, but you also want an enjoyable driving experience, which means having power when you press the gas pedal. How do you know if...

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