BMW M2 Service Intervals
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by Dodson
17h ago
You’ve bought a high-performance car and naturally, you want it to stay in top shape. A vital part of this process is knowing when it needs servicing.  In this blog, we will cover the service interval for the BMW M2 and the specific information you need to know about servicing your M2. The Recommended BMW M2 Service Interval The first service on the BMW M2 needs to be done after the “break-in” period of 2000 kilometres. After that, the recommended service interval for the BMW M2 is once a year or every 15,000 kilometres, whichever comes first. If you’re unsure about when your service int ..read more
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How Much Does It Cost to Repair a BMW Engine Oil Leak?
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by Dodson
2w ago
Have you noticed an oil leak coming from your BMW? The first question that probably comes to mind is “how much is this going to cost to repair?”. Oil leak repairs can vary widely depending on where the leak is coming from as well as the specific model of BMW. Generally, oil repair costs can vary from a few hundred dollars up to several thousand depending on the repair that’s needed. In this blog post, we will go into more details about the common oil leaks on BMWs and the repair process and costs for these. Identifying BMW Oil Leaks Seeing oil spots on your parking area could mean there’s an ..read more
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Volkswagen Vs Audi: Which Should You Get For Performance?
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by Dodson
1M ago
If you’re seeking performance, you might be considering cars from either the Volkswagen or Audi lineup. Both brands offer a range of sport models to choose from, and it can be hard to know which to go for. In this article we will discuss the pros and cons of Audis and VWs and how they compare when it comes to performance. Understanding Car Performance Understanding how well a car performs involves looking at elements such as how quickly it accelerates, how well it handles, how effectively it brakes, and its maximum speed. These factors often give us an indication on how exciting a car will be ..read more
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How Long Do Volkswagen Golf Engines Usually Last?
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by Dodson
1M ago
Volkswagen Golfs are known as very reliable cars and can last a very long time. Golf engines usually last from 150,000 to 200,000 kilometres without major issues, as long as the engine has been regularly maintained. This means changing the oil regularly, using high-quality fuel, and monitoring key parts such as the timing belt and sensors. There are a number of important factors that can dictate the lifespan of an engine. In this blog post, we will cover what they are, and what you can do to increase the life of your Golf’s engine. Factors Affecting Volkswagen Golf Engine Lifespan There are a ..read more
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Are Volkswagen And Audi Parts the Same?
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by Dodson
1M ago
If you own a VW or Audi you may be wondering if parts from these cars are interchangeable. After all, both brands are owned by the same parent company, VAG. The answer is that many parts are in fact similar or even the same across Audi and Volkswagen vehicles. However, there are also many parts which are unique to each specific vehicle. In this blog we will cover the details of these parts and which can be swapped across from VW to Audi and vice versa. Similarities in Volkswagen and Audi Parts There are a lot of similarities between many Volkswagen and Audi models, particularly the hatchback ..read more
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Are Volkswagens Reliable Performance Cars?
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by Dodson
1M ago
Are you looking for your next performance car? You may well be considering one of the models from the Volkswagen line up. Volkswagen offer a range of performance models including Polo GTIs, Golf GTIs and Golf Rs. These cars offer excellent value for money and are very popular among enthusiasts. The question is, how reliable are they? In this blog, we will cover the various factors that can influence how reliable a performance VW will be. How Reliable Are Volkswagens Overall? When talking about reliable performance vehicles, a few models consistently stand out. One of these is the well-liked h ..read more
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Is a BMW Annual Service Check Compulsory?
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by Dodson
2M ago
BMW recommends to get an Annual Vehicle Check done once a year to ensure everything is in order. While this is a good idea, it is not compulsory. In addition, since we have WOFs in New Zealand, it makes this check somewhat obsolete, given that the WOF covers many of the same checks. Given that being the case, unless you have a special reason to get the car inspected in addition to the WOF and your regular servicing, the annual service check is not required. What Is the BMW Annual Service Check? The BMW annual service check is a check over of the car recommended by BMW to ensure everything is ..read more
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How Do I Know When My VW Needs a Service?
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by Dodson
3M ago
Your vehicle will inform you when it requires a service. Volkswagens are fitted with a smart service indicator that alerts you based on kilometres driven or time since the previous service. It keeps track of oil changes, air filter replacements, and tyre rotations. However, if you hear odd sounds, see dashboard warning lights, or notice a decrease in fuel economy, these could indicate problems. In cases like these, you should get the car inspected. Key Takeaways Keep an eye on your car’s smart service indicator, which flags up alerts based on kilometres travelled or time since the previous s ..read more
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Are Volkswagens Expensive to Service and Maintain?
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by Dodson
3M ago
While not overly costly to service and maintain, Volkswagens rank 22nd out of 30 in terms of upkeep expenditure, making them more cost-effective than many similar vehicles. On average, yearly maintenance on a modern Volkswagen works out to be approximately $946. Due to being very popular, the high availability of parts in New Zealand helps cuts down waiting times and expenses. These vehicles also come with robust warranties and maintenance plans, further lowering your out-of-pocket costs. Certain models may even further reduce expenses. However, bear in mind, these figures can fluctuate based ..read more
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Volkswagen Service Intervals For Engine & Transmission Servicing
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by Dodson
3M ago
For most Volkswagens, the engine service interval is 16,000 kms, and the transmission service interval is 60,000 kms. Adhering to these service intervals is crucial to ensure both your car’s performance and lifespan is maintained. Keep reading to find out more about servicing for your VW and what you need to know. VW Engine Service Intervals Regularly servicing your engine according to manufacturer recommendations is crucial to ensure it remains in top condition. The recommended engine service interval for most modern Volkswagens is 16,000kms. This ensures engine always has fresh oil and a ne ..read more
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