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My MINI Cooper “Check Engine” Light Came On. Now What?

Check Engine

When your Mini Cooper’s “check engine” light comes on, it’s normal to feel a sense of dread. But while it could mean you’re in store for a major repair, that isn’t always the case. At The Haus, we often see MINIs with issues ranging from major engine problems to something as simple as a loose gas cap.
Here’s a look at some of the most common reasons why your check engine light may be on and answers to a few of the most commonly asked questions.

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BMW Maintenance & Service over 100,000 Miles

Vehicle Maintenance Checklist

When your BMW’s odometer creeps towards the triple digits, it’s common to feel a sense of pride mixed with just a bit of trepidation. After all, owning a high-mileage luxury vehicle could get expensive. But the truth is, there are many Bimmers on the road with well over 100,000 miles. In fact, some do fine for up to 250,000 miles or more.
If you want to keep yours running smoothly, remember that the secret is in the service. With careful maintenance, you can enjoy many more years of reliable performance. Here’s a look at some of the repairs and replacements you’ll need to add to your maintenance schedule after your BMW hits 100k.

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BMW Los Angeles: The Ultimate Driving Experience Events

The Ultimate Driving Experience Events

BMW enthusiasts rejoice! The long-awaited Ultimate Driving Experience (UDE) EVOLUTION is coming to California, and you definitely won’t want to miss it. This one-of-a-kind event provides exciting and immersive experiences that will give you the opportunity to test drive BMW’s latest fully electric models, the high-performance M models, and other core vehicles from the brand’s portfolio.
UDE has been around for many years and has earned a reputation for being very well coordinated. The professional driving instructors are excellent and will truly elevate your driving prowess. If you’re a thrill seeker, are excited by innovation, and want to learn about all of the newest technology the BMW brand is working on, this event is perfect for you.
Ready to really get excited? All of the events and activities are free! All you need to do is sign up ahead of time, then register at the gate when you arrive. Here’s a look at some of the exciting activities you’ll be able to enjoy.

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Should I repair or replace my BMW’s engine or transmission?

BMW Service West Los Angeles

It’s no secret that problems with your BMW’s powertrain can get expensive. If you’re having serious issues with your transmission or your engine, one of the first questions you’ll need to ask yourself is whether you’re better off repairing it or going for a full replacement.
Ultimately, the answer to this question will depend on a number of factors including the extent of the problem, the age of your vehicle, and your budget. Here’s a look at some of the most common BMW powertrain issues and some things to consider before making your decision.

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BMW & MINI Cooper Collision Center in North Hollywood, California

BMW Collision Repair Center

Whether you’ve had a small fender-bender or a major collision, you’ll want to get your vehicle back in pre-accident condition as quickly as possible. While cosmetic problems might be the most obvious, there are many other problems you may run into after having an accident with your BMW or Mini Cooper.
Some issues are easy to spot, while others may not be noticeable to the untrained eye. This makes it important to have your vehicle checked by an expert after any type of collision. Following are a few of the most common post-collision issues we see at our Santa Monica and Sherman Oaks locations.

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Getting Your Bimmer Back on the Road in Los Angeles

Los Angeles BMW Repairs

With COVID-19 mask orders and public mandates lifting, it’s finally time for the world to start getting back to normal. As you begin preparing for open travel in and around L.A., it’s important to remember that your BMW might need a bit of TLC. If your vehicle sat unused for a while during quarantine, it’s a great idea to give it some attention and get it back up to speed. Not only will this give you extra peace of mind, but it will also ensure optimal vehicle performance once you start consistently driving again. Before you return to your daily commute or begin planning that much-needed getaway, do yourself a favor and take care of these simple vehicle maintenance tasks.

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Fixing MINI Transmissions with Major Issues in Sherman Oaks

MINI Cooper Transmission Repair

Mini Coopers are notoriously fun to drive, but when your transmission starts giving you trouble, it’s no fun at all! Overall, MINIs are well-made and reliable vehicles – but they’re not without fault.
At The HAUS, we often consistently see the same types of transmission issues in Mini Coopers. If you own your vehicle long enough, there’s a chance you might encounter one or more of these common Mini Cooper transmission problems.

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BMW Accident & Collision Repair in Santa Monica: Tips, Guidance and Questions

BMW Collision Repair Tips

Nothing can ruin your day quite like being involved in an accident while driving your beloved BMW. No matter how careful you are, there’s a chance you’ll find yourself in this situation at some point. What you do next can make a major difference in how quickly and easily you can get back on the road. Here are a few quick tips that will help make the process of rehabbing your Bimmer as simple as possible.

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