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How We Helped Save a BMW Owner over $9000

by Brian England on Tue, Dec 29, 2015

We love it when we can save our customers' money.  Recently a customer called about a 2012 BMW X3 with 112,000 miles on it.  She wanted a second opinion on a transmission.

The customer had taken her BMW to the dealer for a whining noise.  The dealer told her that the transmission needed to be replaced, and that it would cost about $10,000.  Since it was such an expensive repair the customer took the vehicle to a transmission shop to get a second opinion.  The transmission shop told her the noise was coming from a pulley in the engine.  Realizing it may not be the transmission and that she may not need a transmission expert, she then decided to drive it over to us at BA Auto Care.  Our automotive technician, Stephen, brought it in the shop and within 1 ½ hours determined it was a bad belt tensioner assembly. The final bill was $505.00 including the diagnostics and the repair. Sounds a lot better that $10,000; wouldn’t you agree?

Needless to say the customer was ecstatic! The worst part about this story is that when the transmission shop told her the transmission was good, she called the BMW dealer.  He said he would call her back, but never did!  

The customer assured us, we have another car to take care of for her for another 100,000 miles.

Thanks to Zane, our service manager, for sharing this story, and to Stephen for the expert diagnostics and repair!

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BMW X3 photo courtesy of M 93: „Dein Nordrhein-Westfalen“ 's photo stream. Some rights reserved.


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Topics: BMW service, auto transmissions, tensioner belt

Auto Transmission Repairs - What Every Driver Should Know

by Brian England on Tue, Jul 22, 2014

You can expect your car's transmission to last for 200,000 to 300,000 miles, but some maintenance may be required. Check out this video to find out what you should know about your car's transmission.

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Topics: automotive, transmission, changing transmission fluid, auto transmissions

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