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MonthDecember 2013

BMW Brake Repair Tips – BMW Greensboro, NC

BMW Auto Brake Repairs

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Heed these tips and you’re on your way to ensuring your BMW brakes won’t fail:

Repair Tip #1: Keep the hydraulic reservoir at the proper level with the fluid type recommended by BMW. Never substitute or mix types of fluid. Remember also that hydraulic fluid absorbs water. Never use old hydraulic fluid – always use a fresh container.

Repair Tip #2: Keep brakes clean by washing them off at the same time as your car. This keeps squeaky dust and dirt off the pads and makes brakes easier to inspect and work on.

BMW Service Tip #3: Never spray, touch or drip any oil or lubricants on the brake friction surfaces. If this occurs, spray immediately with brake cleaner to remove completely

BMW Repair Tip #4: There are no shortcuts or quick fixes to brake problems. They either function properly or they don’t. Know your brake system – how it should work, feel and sound – before it acts up so you’ll know when something’s wrong.

BMW repair Tip #5: Most imports don’t have serviceable rotors. They must be replaced at the same time as the pads. The rotors cannot be “turned” to remove imperfections. There isn’t sufficient metal thickness to safely accomplish this.

 BMW Repair Tip #6: Keep a repair log with receipts when any service is performed on your BMW. It helps when you need to check if your warranty is still in effect. More importantly, it’s a great gauge of performance and an indicator of other problems.

 Repair Tip #7: Whenever the pads are replaced, the hydraulic system must be bled to remove any air bubbles. Most BMW specialists recommend changing the fluid with every pad replacement. If you’re unsure of the proper technique for bleeding the hydraulic system, don’t perform the job yourself. Seek help from a BMW Greensboro professional. ABS equipped cars should be bled only by professionals.

 Repair Tip #8: Most noises are usually related to your pads. However, whenever replacing pads, you should also replace the sensors and seriously consider replacing the rotors at the same time.

Repair Tip #9: After installing new pads, remember to “set” them properly. This conditions them for maximum performance and prevents premature failure. Instructions for setting pads are usually provided in the package with your new pads.

Brake Parts Shopping List

When shopping for BMW brake parts, remember two important things:
1. OEM/OES (original equipment manufactured/supplied) or equivalent pads and rotors are not always cheap. You do, however, get what you pay for. OE parts will give you the most trouble-free driving and peace of mind. And . . . isn’t that what’s most important?

2. Before requesting any brake parts for your BMW, make sure you have the year, exact model designation, engine size and type, brake configuration, type of rotors (solid or vented), vehicle ID number (VIN) and production date. For Volvos, you’ll also need rotor diameter, caliper manufacturer and mount and shape of the pads.

Here is a list of parts you should consider when working on BMW brake systems:

  • Front Brake Rotors (Brake Discs)
  • Front Brake Pads
  • Rear Brake Rotors (Brake Discs) or Rear Brake Drums
    Rear Brake Pads or Brake Shoes
  • Brake Sensors (front and/or rear, as applicable)
  • Brake Calipers or Caliper Rebuild Kits
  • Wheel Cylinders
  • Hydraulic Hoses
  • Hose/Tube Fittings
  • Brake Master Cylinder
  • Power Booster
  • Reservoir & Grommets
  • Brake Proportioning Valve Assembly
  • Hydraulic & Brake Fluid
  • Brake Cleaner
  • Anti-Squeal Compound
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Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Porsche Restoration and Performance Center- Greensboro NC

At Eurobahn Motorsports we are proud to offer OEM parts for your vehicle, if your building a car from the ground up. Whether it is frame and body sheet metal components or interior parts. We can find just the right interior for you. Finish it off with a great selection of accessories and trim parts with custom sound for a stereo with classic looks and the latest technology, also Trim-parts for all your emblems and other exterior and interior accessories.

Body & Molding

When it comes to replacing and repairing your body parts, quality is the most important thing to look for. We have OEM PARTS , some of the highest quality replacement body parts available today. Whether its a front fender, Hood or whole quarter panel, you can rest assured the fitment match will be just what you’re looking for!

Interior – Seat Upholstery, Door Panels & Molded Carpets

We have a Restoration department that offers the highest quality interiors for your restoration project. Providing products that are better then OEM parts and come in a wide variety of colors.

Restoration Car Audio

We offer a custom sound system and OEM radios. These Radios fit right into your dash like a OEM replacement and include cd changers, mp3 players and more.

Restoration Fasteners

Rusted or stripped out bolts and screws are always a problem when dealing with a 20+ year old car, but no need to worry, AMK Fasteners is here to help. With everything from complete body fastener packages to everything you need for an engine rebuild, you won’t have to reuse any old hardware.

Restoration Car Glass

When restoring a car, finding good glass can be hard and frustrating but we can get you a brand new replacement windshield, door glass, quarter window or back glass for your classic car!

Why do Cup Holders Break so Easily?

Why do BMW cup holders break so easily?  We love BMW’s but its no lie that they can be very flimsy and break so fast. At Eurobahn Motorsports we stock OEM parts and are happy to replace your cup holder. We will install your cup holder so you no longer have to throw out your drink before you get into your vehicle.

We have a Huge stock of manufacturer parts, We have great cup holders for your vehicle! Reasons why you should order a cup holder from us:

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  • It folds out of the way completely when not in use.
  • It is adjustable and holds almost any drink size… from an aluminum can up to a 7-Eleven Super Big Gulp.
  • Secure gripping arms keep drinks from spilling even with spirited driving.
  • Installation is easy and non-damaging to the interior… simply use the self-tapping screws to attach to the carpet (as shown).  If you wish to remove the cup holder, no visible marks remain.
  • Durable construction, does not break easily.
  • Basic textured black surface is an excellent match for BMW dashboard material
  •  It’s really affordable!
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