“If you think a good BMW mechanic is expensive, try using a bad one.” While there’s some humor to this quote, there’s also more than a hint of truth. BMWs are more than just vehicles, they’re extremely high-tech driving machines. As such, repairs and maintenance should only be trusted to a highly-trained and skilled technician. When seeking a mechanic, BMW owners often wonder whether it’s better to stick with the dealership or to take their vehicle to an independent shop. At The Haus, we believe the answer is obvious. Stick with the PROS! The following list of pros and cons will help explain why.
Few things are more stressful than when you notice your vehicle starting to make an unfamiliar noise. While Mini Coopers are notoriously reliable, they do have some common problems. This simple troubleshooting guide will help you diagnose that funny sound and figure out exactly what your Mini is trying to tell you.
Santa Monica is a haven for tourists, and with good reason. From the Santa Monica Pier to Third Street Promenade, there’s no end to the fun things visitors can do. As a local, though, you’ll eventually hit a point when you just can’t take another minute of touristy-fun. Are you ready to step away from the obvious and explore a whole new side of Santa Monica? We’ve got you covered! Here are five awesome, non-touristy activities to add to your summertime to-do list.
Taking care of your BMW shouldn’t be a hassle. Whether your “Check Engine” light is on, your brake pads need replacing, or you need a simple oil change, The HAUS offers the convenience, quality, and peace of mind you deserve. No time to call and make an appointment? No problem! We know all about life on the go, so we’ve made it easy to book your appointment online at any time of the day or night. Simply visit our contact page to complete your appointment request. We’ll get back to you right away to confirm your date and time and answer all of your questions.
We also understand that online options aren’t right for everyone. Sometimes you really just need to speak to someone in person. Our co-owner, Kevin Emamian, is 100 percent committed to customer attention and satisfaction. When you call The HAUS, you’ll have the opportunity to speak directly to him, so he can make sure you receive exactly what you need.
Long regarded as the metropolitan center of San Fernando Valley, Van Nuys offers families and young professionals plenty of options when it comes to restaurants, shops, parks, and other attractions. The city’s close proximity to The HAUS also makes it San Fernando Valley’s automotive center point.
Our staff loves spending their free time in Van Nuys, and when customers stop by to have their BMW or Mini Coopers serviced, we often ask them about their favorite neighborhood hotspots. Although the list is very long, a few spots always seem to come out on top. If you haven’t checked these places out yet, now is the time!
A BMW is more than just a car. It’s a fine-tuned driving machine that combines the very best of art, science, and technology. To protect your vehicle and keep it running like it just came off the lot, it’s absolutely critical that you follow the recommended maintenance schedule.
Have you passed the coverage period for your BMW warranty? There’s no need to worry! While the standard warranty runs for the lesser of four years or 50,000 miles, with proper care you can expect your vehicle to run dependably for many years beyond that. These five tips will help you keep your BMW in top shape, without breaking the bank.
After a day of enjoying adventures behind the wheel of your BMW or Mini Cooper, there are few things better than indulging in a decadent dinner at one of the hottest new restaurants in Beverly Hills. While there’s no shortage of great places to eat in the area, a few spots truly stand out. Check out these five awesome eateries that actually live up to the hype.
For those with a passion for motorsports, the letter “M” is the most powerful in the world. The BMW M series is about more than iconic vehicles and world-class engines, it’s literally the stuff legends are made of. With a history dating back more than four decades, this vehicle was born on the racetrack and evolved into one of the most popular performance street cars in the world.
The luxury of driving a BMW or Mini is enough to make you want to plan an epic road trip every weekend. Sometimes, though, the most exciting things to do are right in your own backyard.
Want to plan an unforgettable getaway without having to fill up your gas tank? Look no further than the bustling city of Burbank. From a first-hand look into the most popular Hollywood productions to vintage shopping and gourmet foods, there’s no shortage of exciting things to do. Here are five of our favorite ways to spend the day in Burbank.
Warner Brothers VIP Studio Tours
You can’t get the full Burbank experience without the Warner Brothers VIP studio tour. You’ll get to visit backlots and sound stages for today’s hottest movies and television shows, check out the exhibits dedicated to Batman, Harry Potter, and DC Universe, and get up-close and personal with the Friend’s Central Perk set. It’s something every local and visitor should do at least once.
Shopping at Magnolia Park
For a more low-key way to spend your day, head on over to Magnolia Park and check out the many unique shops, boutiques, and eateries. We love to shop for vintage clothing at Hilary’s Vanity and search for treasures at retro retailer Bearded Lady Vintage. Whether you’re looking for clothing, gifts, art, or that unique purchase you just can’t resist, you’re likely to find it at Magnolia Park.
Lunch at Porto’s Bakery
After you’re done shopping, plan to stick around for lunch at Porto’s Bakery. The Porto family has been delighting visitors since they opened their first restaurant in 1960 after relocating to California from their native Cuba. They’re well-known for their delicious tamales, meat pies, empanadas, and pastrami sandwiches. It’s also not uncommon to find people lined up around the block waiting to get their hands on some of Porto’s famous baked goods. Make sure you save room for dessert because it’s definitely worth it!
Cocktails at The Green Room
The Green Room is one of Burbank’s best-kept secrets, but it’s also one you won’t want to miss. This upscale bar is hidden inside Castaway, so only those who are “in the know” are likely to find it. One of the area’s best places to see and be seen, The Green Room offers immersive cocktail experiences, unique bites, VIP service and one of the best views of the city you’ll find anywhere. A dress code is enforced and reservations are required, so plan this visit ahead of time!
An Evening at Flapper’s Comedy Club
If you love a good laugh, you’ll definitely want to check out Flapper’s Comedy Club. This one-stop-shop features three separate spaces so you’re sure to find the atmosphere that’s right for you. Spend your time in the bar, the main room, or the Yoo Hoo room. This club pulls in top talent and offers over 40 shows every week. Even better, you can enjoy a full dinner along with the show.
Burbank’s Premier BMW Service Center – The HAUS
Located just a short 15-minute drive from the city of Burbank, The Haus is your go-to destination for BMW and Mini service and repair. Check out our special offers, then give us a call to schedule an appointment with one of our certified mechanics. Once you’ve experienced our quality, service, and low prices, you’ll understand why The Haus is Southern California’s preferred repair shop.