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BMW RECALL ALERT

1 million+ affected BMWs You may have already received notification from BMW or your dealer, but it never hurts to have an extra reminder. Visit BMW USA’s Recall Page where you can input your vehicle’s VIN number and check on your recall status. Thanks as always for being our customer! To learn more about the […]

Cold Mornings, Cold Engines

This morning we had a customer in with thermostat problems who started his explanation of symptoms with, “so after I let the car warm up for half an hour…” Seem a little long to you? While it is always a good idea to warm your car up on a cold morning (below freezing), a minute […]

Why your mechanic needs the full story.

When most of us go to the doctor, we try to give as thorough a background of our symptoms as possible. We figure they are qualified to sift through what is relevant to the problem at hand and what is not. At least that is what we should be doing; I don’t think there is […]

Cabin Air Filters: all the dirt (and dust)

Recently, a friend asked, “How often do you really have to change the cabin air filter? At every single oil change they try to sell it to me. My dad says you can pull it out and vacuum it instead. Not sure?” Ok, here’s the deal with cabin air filters, sometimes called micro filters or […]

BIMRS

Motorcars International has a long history of servicing BMWs. They are our first passion and personal favorite cars to drive! When we started out, BMW was just gaining a foothold in the US market and options for knowledgeable repair were slim. Our original shop, Munich West, was one of the first places in Atlanta to […]

ASA AutoInc. Top10 Website

To stay on top of the latest in the automotive repair industry, we at Motorcars have always sought out industry-leading organizations to associate with. One of those is the Automotive Service Association, or ASA. The ASA “advances professionalism and excellence in the automotive repair industry through education, representation, and member services. ASA shop members are […]

Timing Belt and Water Pump

Timing Belt And Water Pump Replacement A big-ticket, routine service that most drivers experience (and have to budget for) are timing belts and water pump replacement. Here is a basic overview of what these parts are and why/when Timing Beltthey are replaced in the lifetime of a vehicle. The timing belt is in fact a […]

Road Trips & Vacations – Commit to a Pre-Trip Check

We All Love Family Road Trips When We Know Everyone Is Safe! Ahhhh, beach trips or weekends in the mountains. Or heck, anywhere out of town! During those times of the year that everyone is hitting the road and going somewhere- the last thing you want is to be away from home and run into […]

Oil change intervals: How long is too long?

Oil Change Intervals At Motorcars International we take pride in providing accurate information. When it comes to your vehicle, we understand the importance of proper service and preventive care to keep your car in tip-top shape. Oil Change Intervals should always depend on mileage, not your car’s dashboard computer. Many newer cars incorporate some sort […]

Bad driving habits can lead to additional expenses

Avoid Bad Driving Habits That Can Lead To Costly Repairs Or Worse… Some of us are “aggressive” drivers with bad driving habits which can cost us unnecessary money. The way we drive can be the result of many factors: personality, the way we learned, where we live, etc. Depending on how you drive, you could […]