Of course you drive a BMW, with its stylish curves and unique design, every model creates an awe-inspiring first impression. BMW vehicles feature brand elements such as the kidney grill not only to accentuate the gorgeous design, but to also aid in reducing drag. This is an example of functional design at its best in all BMW models.
You not only drive a BMW because it is a thing of beauty, its incredible German engineering also inspires you. Ever BMW, at its core, contains the most advanced engineering of any vehicle on the road. As an owner you are all too familiar with the awe-inspiring handling that solidifies the brand as the “Ultimate Driving Machine”.
J&T Automotive provides the best BMW Service in the Houston/Spring Branch area. Our professionally trained and ASE certified BMW mechanics have decades of experience with ALL BMW models. The BMW service experts at J&T Automotive are capable of diagnosing your BMW both swiftly and proficiently to get you back safely on the road.
No matter if you require routine maintenance such as BMW oil change or BMW wheel alignment, to more involved repairs such as BMW Vanos repair or BMW fuel injector replacement, J&T Automotive is the repair shop for you. Our facility is well equipped with the latest BMW diagnostic and repair tools to get your vehicle driving like new.
The ultimate driving machine deserves the ultimate repair shop. Stop taking your BMW to the dealership for service, maintenance and repairs, you are overpaying! The dealership is not treating your BMW with the respect it deserves. J&T Automotive is well equipped to handle all your service, maintenance and repair needs.
Our state of the art facility has the latest in dealer diagnostic equipment and our certified technicians have an extensive knowledge base when it comes to BMWs. We are trained to handle all BMW models, both old and new.
We provide quality service at a fair price. We provide the excellent service you come to expect from a BMW repair shop that has faithfully serviced the Houston area since 1989. We are family owned and operated with community ties that run deep and true. Schedule an appointment today to find out why we are the #1 independent repair shop for all things BMW in the Houston/Spring Branch area.
Houston BMW Service
J&T Automotive is A+ rated with the Better Business Bureau and AAA Approved.
We are located at 9604 Westview, Houston, TX 77055 since 1989. We provide loaner cars for most BMW service repairs and also provide shuttle service for your convenience. Our shop has customers from all over the Houston area. BMW Service is provided for all Houston residents, whether you live in Sugar Land, Memorial, Katy, Pearland, the Woodlands, or Humble, we can provide you with excellent service.
Because we are independently owned and not a dealer, our shop offers more personal attention to our BMW driving clients. With decades of experience our technicians know what it takes to keep your investment in top working condition. We appreciate how you feel about your BMW because we drive them ourselves. Our priority is to ensure the dependability of your BMW automobile. We are dedicated to providing you the best experience when it comes to your BMW service needs.
BMW Service in the Following Zip Codes:
Do you live in the Houston suburbs and work inside the loop? No problem, our courtesy shuttle is available to take you to and from work. Need extensive BMW service that will probably take a couple of days? Not a problem, we have complimentary loaner cars. Below are some Houston area zip codes where our customers reside or work at:
BMW Service 77055
BMW Service 77024
BMW Service 77043
BMW Service 77450
BMW Service 77493
BMW Service 77494
BMW Service 77449
BMW Service 77080
BMW Service 77081
BMW Service 77092
BMW Service 77018
BMW Service 77056
BMW Service 77009
BMW Service 77008
BMW Service 77009
BMW Service 77098
The automatic air conditioning of your BMW allows you to experience the most comfortable climate year round. BMW AC systems allow you to breathe easy due to their intuitive controls and independently modifiable settings, which assure an enjoyable ambiance along with excellent ventilation consistently.
Upon activation, the automatic BMW AC system directs outside fresh air into the vehicle by cooling the air, reducing humidity and, contingent on temp settings, warms it once more. Precision control of air temp, volume, and quality is allowed whether in automatic or manual mode.
Airflow and air quantity is steadily distributed, holding the temperature selected in automatic mode. BMW AC also come with a convertible mode that is centered on variables such as speed, outside temperature, and sun levels. These BMW AC settings are permanently reflected on the cabin display when the convertible mode is engaged.
In addition, the BMW AC system contains an assortment of extra features. Driver and passenger can individually control different interior temperatures for personal comfort. It contains autonomous air vents for seats in both the front and rear, along with vents for the “B” column. BMW AC systems also feature a temperature-controlled cargo area. The max AC setting rapidly cools the vehicle interior on scorching Houston days. The BMW AC even has the ability to maintain a comfy cabin when the engine is turned off.
BMW AC Controls
The elements to control the automatic AC are centrally positioned, within reach of all vehicle occupants. Contingent on your specific model, the iDrive and Control Display may also be utilized to alter the settings on your BMW AC system. A “memory” feature remembers your desired settings and reverts to them once you resume operating your BMW.
BMW AC Repair
BMW AC issues in Houston, especially in the summer months, will make operating your “Ultimate Driving Machine” a miserable experience. J&T Automotive is Houston’s #1 independent BMW repair shop since 1989 and we are here to provide much needed relief.
What is the purpose of driving a luxury automobile if its air conditioning cannot keep you cool and comfortable when driving? BMW AC repairs will permit you to drive comfortably and return your automobile to its luxury status. J&T Automotive can fix your BMW AC problems, allowing you to once again drive in Houston without sticking to your seat or drenching your outfit with sweat (Yuck!).
The thought of AC repair can make a BMW owner sick because they believe the issue will end up costing an arm and a leg, needing numerous parts and many hours of labor to complete.
It is our experience that most BMW AC problems can be resolved easily, with nominal cost. For example, servicing your AC repair could be as simple as recharging the Freon which would be cheaper than replacing a broken BMW compressor. The way to minimize the cost of BMW AC repair is bring your automobile to J&T Automotive for an AC check prior to components wearing out.
Any issue with your BMW air conditioning or engine cooling systems during the Texas summer months can become a major problem. Bring your vehicle in to J&T Automotive today and allow our expert BMW technicians to get your air conditioning back to cooling like a champ! You own the “Ultimate Driving Machine” and you deserve to drive in comfort, no matter what the outside temperature.
The BMW dealer would like you to believe they are the only ones able to perform a wheel alignment on BMW models. They want you to believe they are the only ones with the proper equipment and training to perform a BMW alignment. Funny thing is, J&T Automotive utilizes the same equipment as the BMW dealer.
The BMW alignment system referred to as KDS is built by Hunter and setup with BMW-designed software capabilities. The fundamental system, nevertheless, is designed and manufactured by Hunter.
When it comes to the ability to perform BMW alignment work, the dealerships act as if they have the market cornered with their access to BMW designed software features. Additionally the dealerships claim that they are solely capable of dealing with specific BMW designed features, like active steering.
BMW Alignment Equipment
Any properly equipped and experienced independent repair shop with extensive knowledge of BMW suspensions, such as J&T Automotive, can perfectly align your BMW car or SUV. Experience is the key ingredient to a shops ability to properly complete a BMW alignment. The alignment techs at dealership service departments are typically just above the oil change techs and do not have the same experience in BMW alignment technicians employed by J&T Automotive.
The equipment a shop utilizes is an important factor in its ability to perform a perfect BMW alignment. J&T Automotive is proud to use the most up-to-date Hunter equipment available. We have invested a lot to make sure our equipment is state of the art and that our technicians are expertly trained in all aspects of its use and capabilities. J&T Automotive has the same equipment as the dealer and can perform any repair on any BMW model. Our BMW alignment technicians have decades of experience working on the brand and can solve any issue quickly and professionally.
Another equipment related factor to consider when choosing an independent shop for a BMW alignment is whether they have the ability to recalibrate the steering angle sensor. This part is critical to the electronic stability control system which processes the rate of turn and position angle of the steering wheel. Be careful on which independent repair shop you use for your BMW alignment, they often are equipped with outdated systems which are not capable of handling the BMW steering angle sensor recalibration. The Hunter alignment system utilized by J&T Automotive is equipped to accurately recalibrate your BMW steering angle sensor, guaranteed!
A final recommendation when searching for a local shop to perform your BMW alignment is to find one that can perform a road force balance to complement the wheel alignment. Here at J&T Automotive we have extensive familiarity with vehicle pull issues which have been traced back to problems with tires instead of with the alignment. To reduce the influence of tire issues, an accurate road force balance should be performed.
If you have any questions or concerns about your BMW alignment, please call a friendly service adviser at 713-464-2312. As always, your AUTO is our MOTIVE!
It is a well-known fact that brakes wear and break down with every push of the brake pedal, it is vital to visit J&T Automotive to have your brakes routinely inspected for issues. Since 1989 we have been Houston’s #1 independent BMW brake shop and will inspect your lines, hoses, brake warning lights, and inspect other components to properly diagnose any issues with your BMW brake system.
Common caution signs that your BMW brakes require service:
• Squealing and/or grinding noise
• Brake pedal feels hard or soft to press
• Vibration or hopping in the brake pedal
• Vehicle pulls in either direction when braking
Come to J&T Automotive immediately if you are experiencing any of the above signs of brake issues or if your BMW brake warning light comes on. It is important to stay on top of BMW brake repairs because the issue will only get more expensive and dangerous by putting off maintenance.
BMW Brakes – Best Practices
• BMW brake rotors must be measured each time BMW brake pads are replaced. Brake rotors that measure at or below minimum thickness specified by BMW will need replacing. J&T Automotive always records your rotor measurements each time your BMW brake pads are inspected.
• J&T Automotive recommends gently applying the brakes during the first 50 miles of driving on newly replaced BMW brake pads. This lets them conform to the brake rotors and helps avoid squeaking sounds.
• Even though it is considered safe practice to use worn brake rotors that meet BMW’s minimum specs, pulsation in the brake pedal will likely follow with thinner brake rotors. J&T Automotive recommends replacing BMW brake rotors that are at or below specs in order to avoid the “pulsating” sensation when braking. BMW brake rotors can never be resurfaced, the only time they are reusable is if no lip is present.
• It is common to see specials or promotional pricing on brake repairs. Always be certain you know precisely which services are included or excluded in any advertised brake special. Here at J&T Automotive there are no hidden prices or surprises when it comes to maintain and/or replacing you BMW brake components. We inspect every brake component and our friendly, expert BMW service advisers will explain every cost down to the individual component.
Houston BMW Brake Service
J&T Automotive offers fair and competitive pricing on BMW brake maintenance and repair in the greater Houston/Spring Branch area.
The most essential system on any car is the brakes. Advances in brake systems are becoming increasingly more reliable and stable, as well as more complex. BMW’s innovative brake advancements have made it a forerunner in performance safety systems.
Inspecting your BMW brake components is one of the most important jobs you can perform on your vehicle. BMW brake pads should be inspected every 10,000 miles. The pads should be replaced if the lining of the pad shows enough wear to activate the BMW pad replacement warning light. Commonly, most drivers do not inspect their brake pads regularly, and typically postpone inspection till they experience the brake warning lamp illumine on their console. You should replace the brake pads, and inspect your brake rotors immediately after seeing the BMW warning light.
Should you disregard the warning icon, you will eventually experience metal on metal contact, which is where the brake pads metal backing makes contact with the surface of the brake rotor. Applying the brakes under these conditions will not only limit braking power and performance, but will also cause damage to your brake rotors.
BMW brake rotors are damaged the moment they are grooved and are never repairable. In some vehicle brands grooved brake rotors are able to be resurfaced, but that often results in the groove being cut deeper than what is allowed per BMW specs. The best way to prevent damaging the rotors is to replace the brake pads as soon as indicated, whether the indication be from squealing sounds or the BMW warning light.
BMW Brake Calipers
BMW owners have come to J&T Automotive experiencing brake calipers that begin to “stick” or completely seize. This is often attributed to rust forming between the caliper piston and the piston bore. This rust typically collects under the dust boot that conceals the space where the piston goes into the bore. At first the piston will begin to stick and will not completely release or will release slower than the other calipers when brake pressure is applied. Ultimately, the piston will totally seize. This can be in either the relaxed position or when the piston is engaged and applying stopping force on the BMW brake pad and rotor. This may prevent the wheel from turning or may create so much heat that the brake pad gets worn.
Once the caliper begins to stick it will eventually seize completely and require immediate replacement. The heavy corrosion that builds up between the piston and piston bore will prevent the caliper from being rebuilt. In situations where the rust build up is too great, a complete replacement of the caliper is warranted. J&T Automotive recommends, in these cases, to avoid rebuilding the corroded caliper and instead replacing it with a new unit in order to ensure perfect functionality. Your BMW is a performance machine that needs to be driven with confidence and that requires the ability to brake with authority.
BMW Cabin Air Filter
Both you and your car’s engine will breathe better by replacing the BMW cabin air filter yearly. Most drivers do not realize this and allow this important filter to go unchanged for way too long.
When Should I Change My BMW Cabin Air Filter?
Replace Your BMW Cabin Air Filter Regularly Spring has arrived and you have been driving with your windows up all winter. If you live in Texas you most likely drive your vehicle with the windows closed and A/C on pretty much year round, which will confine stale air, germs, bacteria, and dust particles.
Why Should I Change My BMW Cabin Air Filter?
Smoking only worsens the air quality since these odors cling to the upholstery, carpet, and headliner. One of the largest perpetrators for introducing pollutants derive from the shoes of drivers and passengers. The first time you turn your A/C on maximum in spring, dust, dirt, mud, and debris left in the carpet during the winter will blow in your face when the A/C intake system is close to both the driver and passenger foot well.
What Does My BMW Cabin Air Filter Do?
BMW cabin air filters are intended to entrap and contain all foreign particles in the air. This is a big advance compared to the window screen filtration system of the pre-1990 BMW models. Regrettably a majority of owners are not cognizant this BMW cabin air filter even exists and needs yearly changing, and more frequently in high traffic areas that are dusty.
Think Houston freeways under constant construction! A simple sign that you alerts you of a dirty BMW cabin air filter is the air condition no longer blows as powerful as it did when the vehicle was new. Comparable to a filthy engine air filter, blockages decrease airflow and air capacity.
We here at J&T Automotive have run into instances where customers had removed their BMW cabin air filters and intentionally left out a replacement filter. Although this does increase a/c pressure, it also pollutes the ventilation system and obstructs the vehicle’s evaporator core.
Call J&T Automotive at 713-464-2312 to schedule an appointment to check the condition of your BMW cabin air filter.
Some manufacturers offer replacement filters which utilize active carbon that not only filter out dirt particles, but pet and smoke odors as well. Active carbon is a perfect solution to the pungent, dank odor of a smoker’s automobile when the air condition is running.
BMW Condition Based Service (CBS)
The smart maintenance system known as BMW CBS perpetually monitors fluid levels and the amount of wear and tear on specific components. It also displays the time and mileage intervals for routine services. The system evaluates this information and alerts the driver when the next service is due.
BMW iDrive Control Display
Vehicle stats can be viewed on your BMW Info Display, which conveniently alerts you every 4 weeks. The iDrive Control Display shows precise data on specific component that require attention. This allows you to plan your next maintenance appointment with advance notice. Staying vigilant with your routine BMW service will allow you to avoid expensive repairs in the future.
With the glare-free display, you are able to safely access all pertinent vehicle data while driving.
The iDrive Control Display offers a basic summary of all tasks that can be executed via the iDrive Controller includes:
• Info from the on-board computer
• Sound system and radio settings
• Navigation system directions
• Real-time traffic data from BMW Assist
• Vehicle’s up-to-date service status
The LCD screen delivers superb contrast and provides a vibrant, glare-free display from any angle. Cabin illumination is automatically measured and adjusted by a light sensor connected to the Control Display to ensure that information remains easily readable in both night and day driving. The main menu is separated into the following categories: BMW Assist, Car Data, Climate, Communication, Entertainment, Help, Navigation, and Settings. Paired with the iDrive Controller, its common-sense configuration allows easy access to all vehicle functionality. The systems smart design keeps you from being distracted from the joy of driving the ultimate driving machine.
BMW, in 1979, built the first Digital Motor Electronics system which was used in the BMW 732i.
By controlling vital components of a BMW engine’s operations, the Digital Motor Electronics (DME) is a broad system which ensures:
Best fuel efficiency achievable
Lowest emissions possible
The BMW DME sensors regularly monitor all components which affect engine operation. The data collected by the sensors is then matched by the computer’s processor to a look-up table which is then converted into instructions for the ignition and fuel injection systems.
Data collected from the BMW DME is verified by matching it with the rest of the system’s preset data. Should a defective sensor convey impractical data, the BMW DME reinstates stock preset values. Should an individual sensor or the spark plug deteriorate, the BMW DME instantly stops fuel from flowing to the cylinder to avoid damaging the engine. This is referred to as selective injector cutoff.
The BMW DME system collects about 1200 distinct data responses per second, comprising:
Air-intake mass volume
Air temperature & density
The BMW DME also analyzes the electrical system with sensors that check both the battery’s condition and level of charge, along with up-to-date energy consumption. This is necessary to protect the vast amount of electronic engine components. BMW owners help prevent damaging the electronics and battery, as well as extend battery life, by keeping their battery fully charged. As an added benefit, fully charged batteries help ensure the engine always starts easily.
BMW electric repair specialists J&T Automotive has the expertise you can rely upon.
Expert knowledge is vital for BMW electric repairs. Therefore, you must trust only BMW repair specialists like J&T Automotive to service and repair complex BMW electronic systems. Our technicians are well-equipped with both state-of-the-art tools and decades of experience to handle any BMW electric diagnosis and repair. You can trust our BMW repair shop will keep your electrical components interacting seamlessly with data flowing to and from each module flawlessly.
Whether you need navigation, power window, or other ECU repairs, J&T Automotive is the BMW electric repair shop for you. Our facilities are clean, professional, and utilize original BMW parts to ensure optimal and lasting performance guaranteed to keep your ultimate driving machine safely on the road.
Quality BMW Electric Repair You Can Trust – Experienced in All Models and Years
Not all car repair shops are the same. Whether your vehicle requires repairs to mechanical components such as BMW brakes and rotors or electronic systems such as navigation and power windows, a dedicated BMW technician is required. No other independent repair facility is as familiar with the innovative technology in your BMW better than the expert, certified technicians at J&T Automotive. We utilize only OEM BMW Parts for your vehicle, ensuring the greatest levels of performance and excellence. OEM components from BMW are manufactured specifically for your BMW which assures that every part is dependable and built to last.
BMW Electric Service
BMW electric failures are often the most difficult types of vehicle issues to isolate and repair. Houston BMW owners can feel confident in bringing their vehicles to J&T Automotive because we have the skills and experience essential to getting the job done efficiently and correctly. Our friendly service advisers will take the time necessary to explain all of the issues with your BMW and explain the steps required to get you back on the road.
BMW electric failures can vary from a small aggravation to a serious safety issue. It can be a minor inconvenience when your windows no longer go up or down, it can be devastating if your anti-lock brake system fails. We cannot stress enough the importance of bringing in your vehicle in for inspection whenever you experience ANY electric issue with your BMW car or SUV, not just to protect your investment, but your family as well.
Regardless of what type of problem you are experiencing, our friendly BMW service advisers and techs are well-experienced in what your vehicle will require to be repaired in order to perform like new. BMW electric repairs regularly necessitate specifically built components, and will not work correctly if the right parts are not utilized.
Since it is such a top-of-the-line luxury vehicle, BMW electric components come equipped with a lot of features that are state-of-the-art when manufactured. Additional navigation systems, electronics, and digital outputs are stunning, although they do need extra attention in order to be properly serviced and repaired. It is imperative to ensure all of the integrated electronic components in your BMW are operating properly maximize your driving enjoyment. Your imported luxury vehicle is well-appointed with the most cutting-edge features of its time, these are made up of electronic components which are complexly integrated to various components. Moreover, maintaining these features and keeping them operational allows your BMW to remain an ultimate driving machine.
Why Choose J&T Automotive For Your BMW Electric Repair
We have specialized in servicing BMW vehicles in the Houston/Spring Branch area since 1989. J&T Automotive is the #1 independent BMW repair shop not just because we have invested in the same expensive equipment as the dealer, not just because we have decades of experience working on all BMW models, it’s because we are willing to go the extra mile to ensure our customers know every aspect of their vehicle and treat everyone as if we were directly related to them.
Family-owned and operated, we are in business to provide excellent automotive maintenance, repair, and service at a reasonable price. We only recommend work that is necessary, but advise all customers of any potential issues they may run into in the future. The safety of our customers is of utmost importance to us, our reputation is staked to the happiness of our customers. Feel free to read our Google Reviews, to see what our customers have to say for themselves.
Because we specialize in BMW repair, we have access to replacement parts quicker than less-experienced independent repair shops. Since 1989 J&T Automotive has been servicing BMW electric issues for the Greater Houston area, this has allowed us to build strong relationships with the BMW OEM parts distributors.
Valvetronics, double-vanos, high precision injection, and innovative turbocharging technology are the 4 components that go into help making BMW the ultimate driving machine. The BMWengine is efficient at reaching the exclusive connection between performance and consumption.
Experience improved performance whilst consuming less gasoline with valvetronic technology that allows you to achieve greater driving pleasure from the BMW engine.
This radically innovative technology exchanges the usual throttle butterfly with an electric device that regulates the quantity of lift of distinct intake valves on every cylinder. Your BMW engine is allowed to breathe freely, providing enhanced performance while consuming less gasoline.
BMW engine performance is enhanced both efficiently and immediately by eliminating pumping penalties and airflow disruption triggered by an orthodox throttle butterfly. Air now flows throughout the intake manifold easily, and Valvetronic accurately adjusts the amount of air flowing through the chambers.
By improving the air/fuel mix process, Valvetronic yields up to 10 percent fuel savings. Valvetronic also benefits cold start performance, reduces emissions, and delivers immediate power that is smoother than previous models.
Double-Vanos is the name given to the dual variable camshaft control found in the BMW engine. Smooth idling, better torque, and variable power are benefits to the double-VANOS modification of camshaft timing to boost power output through the rpm range. Whatever the speed, drivers benefit from enhanced performance, increased fuel efficiency, and decreased exhaust emissions.
The designation VANOS is originated from the German phrase “variable Nockenwellensteuerung”, which means variable camshaft control. The double-VANOS system constantly corrects the camshaft points for both exhaust and intake valves. This creates considerably greater torque at lower engine speeds with additional power at faster BMW engine speeds, while decreasing gas consumption and exhaust emissions.
With double-Vanos the location of the camshaft is relocated so the valves release later, at slower engine speeds to improve idling quality and deliver a smoother power increase. As engine speed is increased, the valves open sooner, which improves torque, diminishes fuel intake, and reduces exhaust emissions. At faster engine speeds, the valves are released later once more in order to permit complete power distribution.
Double-VANOS also regulates the quantity of exhaust gas redirected back to the intake manifold, improving fuel efficiency. This system utilizes a unique set of restrictions in the BMW engine’s warm-up stage to assist the catalytic converter in attaining its optimal operational temperature quickly which helps decrease emissions. BMW’s Digital Motor Electronics (DME) measures this whole procedure.
BMW initiated the innovative VANOS system in 1992, followed by the arrival of the double-VANOS in 1997.
High Precision Injection
High Precision Injection refers to the pioneering direct fuel injection system developed by BMW that creates a more efficient ignition process. The BMW engine produces better performance along with significantly reduced fuel utilization.
High Precision Injection is a feature of the Twin Power Turbo package that makes up a portion of the BMW EfficientDynamics package, coupling increased performance with improved fuel efficiency.
High Precision Injection guarantees accurate fuel quantity for astonishingly efficient and clean fuel burning. The performance-tuned, adaptable electronic control system modifies the scheduling and amount of the injected fuel according to the engine power requirement, operational temp and cylinder compression. This guarantees that combustion is accurately measured, very clean, and extremely proficient, no matter the driving conditions.
Additionally, the added inner cooling of the combustion compartment during the direct injection procedure assists in the selection of a high compression ratio that greatly increases the effectiveness of BMW engines.
Turbo Charging Technology
Turbochargers in BMW engines improve torque advancement, optimize performance, and decrease fuel consumption.
A BMW engine’s proficiency and performance are dependent upon the volume of oxygen in the combustion compartments. The more oxygen that is offered results in more fuel being discharged which in turn improves performance. A turbocharger utilizes the available energy from the exhaust vapors to offer additional oxygen for ignition; this is accomplished by means of a turbine fan powered by a compressor that condenses the incoming air. This intensifies the pressure in the BMW engine’s air intake manifold, subsequently filling the chambers which results in enhanced performance and increased torque over a wide-ranging period. Modern-day turbo technology coincidently lowers exhaust emissions and fuel consumption.
BMW, in addition to boosting their dynamics and reaction, also improve engine performance and fuel consumption by utilizing a double charging standard for its most prevailing turbo engines for every class. Dependent on the prevailing technology, two independent turbochargers from a single exhaust pipe or one turbocharger from two distinct exhaust pipes are utilized. In especially powerful models like the BMW M5, these Twin Spooling turbochargers also deliver air to the BMW engine.
Two distinctive technologies come into play when utilizing dual turbochargers. A twin turbo setup makes use of two identically sized turbochargers set up in parallel. Half of the cylinders are supplied with compressed air from each turbo. This turbo technology, when combined with the high precision injection system, allows for easy power yield and little fuel consumption.
Diagnosing BMW Engine Problems
Are you experiencing any of the following issues with your BMW engine?
• Flickering oil pressure light
• Low oil pressure
• Knocking sound from engine
• Tapping noise in engine compartment
• BMW Engine Malfunction – Reduced Power
• Limp Mode
An oil pressure light that flickers while driving, or an overdue oil light that does not briefly come on when the key engages, is essentially cautioning of problems related to oil pressure, such as low pressure, or low engine oil, or perhaps both.
The key to some of the above issues is a result of problems with BMW engine oil. Every engine loses a certain amount of oil pressure as everyday wear and tear affects the clearance of bearings over time. However, abnormally low oil pressure in a BMW engine, irrespective of mileage, is frequently a sign that some component has failed and needs urgent repairs. Lack of oil pressure in your BMW will eventually result in catastrophic engine failure.
A knocking sound from the engine could be related to a damaged piston bearing or a broken crankshaft, triggered by low oil pressure, or low engine oil that will eventually break lower engine components. Regularly monitoring and maintaining engine oil levels and pressure is essential for all BMW engines.
Tapping noise coming from the engine compartment could be a result of loose rockers, a sticking lifter, and perhaps attributed to a problem with low oil pressure that will eventually bend the engine valves. Once again, constant oil pressure and level monitoring is critical for BMW engines, especially those utilizing hydraulic lifters.
“BMW Engine Malfunction – Reduced Power” and “Limp Mode” are BMW warning lights that alert the driver of an issue with the engine or transmission that may prevent the vehicle from starting again should it be shut off, or will only operate at a reduced power. The messages also state that the driver should take the vehicle in to the closest BMW dealer immediately. Our shop has the same diagnostic equipment as the dealer, only difference is we do not charge the same high prices as the dealer. Our expert BMW technicians have decades of experience diagnosing and repairing any age or model BMW vehicle.
BMW Engine Repair
You should bring your vehicle to J&T Automotive if you are experiencing any of the above mentioned signs of engine problems. We have been working on all BMW models in the Houston/Spring Branch area since 1989.
Our shop is staffed with experts in everything BMW and we utilize the same equipment as the expensive dealership service departments. We take pride in being the #1 independent repair shop for Houston’s BMW owners and will do whatever it takes to have your “Ultimate Driving Machine” running like it just drove off the showroom floor. Come and see what makes us the best BMW repair shop around!
BMW Oil Change
BMW Owners Manual
Comprehensive understanding of your BMW will afford you with greater safety and control when you are operating you “Ultimate Driving Machine”.
J&T Automotive strongly advises you make time to read your BMW Owners Manual and acquaint yourself with important operating information that the manufacturer has assembled for you prior to initially driving your new BMW. It comprises essential guidelines and information anticipated to help you in getting the greatest use and pleasure from your specific BMW model’s assortment of technology-rich features. Your model-specific BMW owners manual also has info on maintenance aimed to improve operational safety and help maintain your BMW’s value through a prolonged service lifespan.
To view your BMW Owner’s Manual, please select your vehicle by model year. At this current time not all BMW models are accessible. Feel free to visit this page regularly as J&T Automotive frequently updates the content with more models.
BMW Vehicle Check
BMW Warning Lights
What are BMW warning lights?
Dependent on the year of your BMW, your automobile will have either the Service Interval Indicator (SII) system or Condition Based Servicing (CBS). Each of these systems will display dashboard codes whenever your BMW requires attention. Additionally, data from the vehicle is stored in your key fob and can be read utilizing a BMW KeyReader. This allows a BMW mechanic the ability to quickly determine any issues with specific vehicle components.
BMW CBS Service Icons
New models feature BMW CBS which is the system that dynamically monitors wear on several service components on the vehicle.
BMW Oil Service
Safeguard your BMW’s engine for optimal performance and efficiency by replacing the oil and filter regularly. Do not waiver on this regular maintenance because the consequences can get very expensive!
Vehicle Check Service is due on your BMW when this light is illuminated. This comprehensive inspection encompasses several components to help safeguard your BMW’s road worthiness and remains performing optimally. This symbol can also illuminate for other vehicle failings that need immediate consideration.
BMW front brake pads require replacement as they are getting nearing wear limitations when this indicator is illuminated.
The spark plugs in your engine need to be changed every 45,000 to 60,000 miles along with the cabin air filter. This indicator might not be illuminated in the dashboard of your BMW.
BMW rear brake pads are near their useful limit and require changing. The brake discs should also be inspected.
Diesel Particulate Filter
This diesel particulate filter warning light indicates it could be jammed and may require replacement on your BMW.
This icon indicates your BMW brake fluid requires replacement in order to preserve optimal performance.
This indicator alerts you that your BMW is due for an annual inspection. This is typical for vehicles older than 3 years.
BMW Microfilter Replacement
BMW Microfilters improve your automobile’s interior climate, allowing both the driver and passengers to breathe more easily. BMW microfilters work electrostatically, mechanically and with activated carbon. BMW Microfilters guarantee considerably enhanced quality of air in the automobile’s interior for added luxury and safety, especially for those with allergies.
It is recommended you replace your BMW microfilter each time you service your oil, regardless if the icon is displayed.
BMW SII Icons
BMW models manufactured prior to the development of CBS employ the Service Interval Indicator (SII). Vehicle mileage and last service date are monitored by the SII system.
An assortment of icons will be shown on the BMW dashboard when a proper service or inspection is necessary.
This icon indicates your BMW’s oil and filter must be changed to guarantee peak performance and help retain competence. The microfilter(s) also require replacement.
This icon alerts the driver that the BMW front brakes are reaching their wear limit and require replacement. BMW brake discs should also be inspected for wear.
Inspection I service is required on your vehicle which includes BMW Oil Service, Microfilter replacement and other inspections.
Inspection II service is required on your vehicle which includes BMW Oil Service, Airfilter, Microfilter, Spark Plugs (gas), or Fuel Filter (diesel) replacement and other inspections.
This icon alerts the driver that the BMW rear brakes are reaching their wear limit and require replacement. BMW brake discs should also be inspected for wear.
This icon indicates your BMW brake fluid requires replacement in order to preserve optimal performance.
Call 713-464-2312 or bring in your vehicle today if you are experiencing any of the above BMW warning lights. Our friendly and knowledgeable service advisers are here to answer any issues you are experiencing with your ultimate driving machine. It is important to stay on top of all issues pertaining to your BMW warning lights because they can rapidly escalate into enormous repair bills. J&T Automotive has a courtesy shuttle to get you where you need to go while you are waiting on your BMW service, we also provide loaner cars for jobs that will take a bit longer to complete.