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Common Misdiagnosis For Minis, Mini Repair In Marin County

If you're the proud owner of a Mini Cooper, you may have experienced this common misdiagnosis for Minis: the Check Engine Light is on and the guy at the parts store tells you the O2 sensor code is setting it off. Many Mini owners believe this means they need a new catalytic converter, which comes at no small price. This is just one of many commonly misdiagnosed issues with this unique British mini-car. These mistakes can be costly and time consuming. In order to accurately diagnose a Mini, any mechanical problem requires more than just reading codes from an onboard computer. In our years of practice we have seen first hand the results of a bad diagnosis, bad business practices or a simple lack of experience. When a Mini owner brings us their vehicle for a second opinion, we have the expertise and technology to diagnose the issue accurately. As an owner of such a well-built machine, you should have confidence in the person who works on your Mini. We specialize in BMW, Mini, Audi ... read more

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BMW mechanic, What Type Of Computer Is In My BMW?

Short answer: it's called iDrive. It's the system that manages different functions of your BMW. Some call it a "vehicle control system." Simply put, there is a control knob and a menu button on your center console, and an LCD in the middle of you dashboard. iDrive combines the secondary systems of your car (audio, navigation, climate and communications), with various sensors. Then, magically, a message is displayed that tells you about your car's health, all on one easy screen! Got any more questions? We are full service BMW mechanics, and our technicians can handle routine service AND complex diagnostics. With the latest in computerized diagnostic tools, we will service your BMW quickly and efficiently. Make an appointment and let's talk

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Volkswagon repair, Marin county

Are you the only person who works on your VW? It's hard to find a trustworthy mechanic, but wouldn’t it be great to always know exactly what service your Volkswagen is going to need, and you could plan for it? Volkswagens are spectacular vehicles, however there are times when they will require maintenance and repair for various reasons. The mission of our factory trained technicians is to figure out all repair situations -- the cause, how best to repair it accurately and quickly, and how to insure that you don't end up with a chronic mechanical problem. Our friendly service staff will explain repairs to you so that you understand why they happen, and how a possible change in the regular maintenance could help lower your repair costs. If you have yet to find that trusted mechanic for Volkswagen repair, Marin County has what you've been looking for. Click here to find out more about our longstanding ex ... read more

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BMW mechanic, What's So Special About A Bosch Master Tech?

To get the best from your mechanic, training is a key element. The status of Bosch Master Tech is awarded when a technician completes all training courses, plus a qualifying electronic program, with Bosch. Bosch is the largest original-equipment parts manufacturer in the world. All Bosch Service Centers must pass a rigorous evaluation for acceptance into the program. These repair centers are frequently inspected to insure that Bosch standards are being adhered to. When you visit a Bosch Service Center, know that you will receive reliable repair and maintenance with exemplary customer service. When you are ready to forge a lifelong relationship with a BMW mechanic, your vehicle is in capable hands with our certified Bosch Master Techs. Schedule an appointment today and be done with the need for second opinions

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Mini Repair Marin County, Your Last Second Opinion

When the guy at the parts store tells you there is an O2 sensor code setting off the Check Engine Light in your Mini Cooper, keep in mind that many Mini owners believe this means they need a new catalytic converter. This is just one of many commonly misdiagnosed issues with this unique British mini-car. These mistakes can be costly and time consuming. In order to accurately diagnose a Mini, any mechanical problem requires more than just reading codes from an onboard computer. In our years of practice we have seen first hand the results of a bad diagnosis, bad business practices or a simple lack of experience. When a Mini owner brings us their vehicle for a second opinion, we have the expertise and technology to diagnose the issue accurately. Have confidence in the person who works on your Mini. We specialize in BMW, Mini, Audi, Volkswagen and Volvo. Your Mini will get the attention it deserves in the hands of our specialists. When you're ready for your last second opinion regard ... read more

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On being a green business.

Mellow Motors is a Marin County Green Business, having been certified by the Marin County Green Business Program. I will let them explain their program, take from their website: "The Green Business Program is a voluntary partnership among business leaders, government agencies and nonprofit organizations. We recognize and promote businesses that... Demonstrate continuous compliance with applicable environmental regulations Conserve energy, water, and other materials Implement sound environmental practices that prevent pollution and waste generation Share environmentally responsible practices with other businesses in our community The Marin County Green Business Program is part of the Bay Area Green Business Program. Developed by Bay Area public agencies in collaboration with US EPA, Cal EPA Department of Toxic Substances Control and the business community, the Program is currently of ... read more

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