Cars have changed a lot in the last few decades. Where they used to be purely mechanical and relatively easy to fix with basic tools, they've become sophisticated combinations of electronics, electrical and precision moving parts. Not something you can fix with a hammer or a wrench!
As independent Edmonton BMW repair specialists, we see the results of some of these attempts, and the truth is, trying to save a buck by doing it yourself can cost you a lot more than you bargained for! Here are five things that should definitely be left to the pros:
This should be a no brainer, but somehow, it seems not. Not only should you leave all windshield replacements to pros who know how to precision fit them, you should be using the right brand of glass too.
Still in doubt? Just picture for a moment what might happen if a cut-price windshield replacement were to fail on the Henday in rush hour. This is one BMW repair you cannot afford to skimp on.
We get it. You want your car to look good. Everyone we see at our Edmonton BMW repair shop is justifiably proud of their shiny, well kept ride, and a scuff, scrape or dent is simply not acceptable. However, trying to repair something like the bodywork of a BMW on your own can only end in disaster, will result in costly repairs, and could damage the resale value.
The electronics in most modern vehicles are sophisticated, but BMWs have always been leaders in this area. The electronics in your car are complex, precise, and something that only exceptionally well trained and perfectly equipped professionals should consider repairing or re-calibrating. Step away from the YouTube video. It's not worth it.
You may think that replacing a timing belt is easy, and that you don't need Edmonton BMW repair professionals to do it. However, to get to the timing belt, you pretty much need to take your car apart. Just don't.
BMWs are known for their speed and smooth ride. Their transmissions are complex and perfectly balanced. Keeping them that way is a job for the professionals.