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Terry Sayther Automotive
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Austin's oldest independent BMW, Mini, & Land Rover Specialist
Austin's oldest independent BMW, Mini, & Land Rover Specialist

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The Summer has come and Gone.  But we will continue to have problems with Ignition Coils.  We are happy to share with you our September "Don't Let This Happen To You" Newsletter. 
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Oil Leaks!  Not a very fun subject for our August Don't Let This Happen To You Newsletter.  It's a constant battle fighting oil leaks.  And a constant battle to stay cool this already Hot Hot August.
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Before We all Celebrate July 4th Weekend!!
Let's have a look at 'Don't Let This Happen To You" Edition III July 2015.
It's time to talk about Suspension Issues and why you should have them corrected.
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Well, we survived the great Rain-pocalypse from Tropical Storm Bill. That said, we're still seeing lots of cars that are having water intrusion issues that need fixing. If you see water on the floorboard of your BMW, Mini, or Rover, it needs to be addressed immediately. There are lots of expensive electronics tucked under carpet & seats that can fail, & even result in cars being totalled by insurance companies.

Many times vapor seals or barriers in doors that are designed to keep water out can come loose, or are torn & not replaced by previous repairs from non-specialists, or sunroof drains can become clogged with leaf debris & result in a wet interior.

As always we're happy to look over your car for no charge & assess the situation, & you never need an appointment - bring it by anytime (though the earlier the better, & you will need to leave the car for repair). Call if you have any questions, have a great Wednesday & stay dry!!!!
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"DON'T LET THIS HAPPEN TO YOU"     Edition II June 2015
Summer Is Upon US and The HEAT will bring Cooling System ISSUES! 
     And there are indeed issues.  Radiators and Heaters with Aluminum Cores, Rubber Seals, Plastic Thermostats, Plastic Coolant Reservoirs, Water Pumps with Plastic Impellers, Plastic, Plastic, Plastic--what a great idea.  ALL those things fail, and often, and suddenly.
     Plastic expansion tanks split suddenly and leak all the coolant out, hoses crack form the inside and suddenly fail. Plastic thermostat housings crack and leak.  All of these failures can , and will, lead to engine overheating.  OVERHEATING a BMW engine even once can cause disastrous consequences.  Repeated heat events will certainly lead to head gasket failure and cracked head[s].  Count ON IT!!!
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2015-06-05
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BMW to market their upcoming "X2" model against the Range Rover Evoque. Read more at Automotive News:
More new models from BMW. The X2 will be a compact SUV, or a SAV as BMW calls it. Sports Activity Vehicle.

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It's been a rainy week here at the shop, but it's always another day in paradise! Some great cars to fixed this week - F10 528i , M Roadster, Mini Cooper S engine replacement, & not pictured but being repaired in the background - 135i convertible AC evaporator replacement. It's never a bad day to bring your car in for service, no appointment necessary. The doctor is always in if your Mini, BMW, or Rover needs some attention!
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In the spirit of the 1st edition of DON'T LET THIS HAPPEN TO YOU.... We had a phone call last week -  "My car just stopped, & the entire back of the car is covered with oil!" Never a good thing to hear someone say over the phone. Always monitor the oil level, & fix oil leaks on your BMW, Mini, or Rover. This set of pictures illustrates a worst case scenario - full internal engine failure.
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2015-05-13
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This is the 1st Post in a weekly series titled
"DON'T LET THIS HAPPEN TO YOU" - Edition 1 - Oil Changes...
Most BMW owners think that if they follow the factory recommended oil change intervals, their modern BMW should last a good long time. In fact, a new BMW with oil services at factory intervals might not live long enough to become an ‘old car’. You’ll need to change your oil and filter a lot more often for that.

That means changing it not just when the car asks for an oil change. Better would be twice as often as the 15,000 plus miles BMW typically says is ok, & even more often for the turbocharged models.
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2015-05-08
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They took this photo in Driftwood, TX!
Two BMW winners in the Design Trophy 2015. http://press.bmwgroup.com/1NHXl

Two BMW models have won over voters with their exceptional design in the readers’ survey conducted by German motoring magazine Auto Zeitung. +AUTO ZEITUNG  #BMWGroup   #BMW  
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